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Riad Dar Darek

86 rue Moulay Smail | Medina, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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Lugano, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

Very nice riad situated near one of the entrances into the medina. Small cozy rooms decorated with attention to every detail. Owners nice and helpful. Good breakfast with different types of bread, fruit, yogurt and fresh juice. Owners suggested restaurant Caravane Café for dinner and we were not disappointed.

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Pascale T, Propriétaire at Riad Dar Darek, responded to this review

Thank you Silvia for your review. It has been a pleasure to meet your family. Take care. More 

Lancaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016

The riad is well located in the old medina, with friendly and well-informed hosts who communicated well with us before arrival and arranged excellent transport from the airport. The rooms are small but very clean and with good en-suite facilities. The beds were extremely comfortable. Breakfasts were excellent and varied - local bread, cake baked by the owner, a variety... More 

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Pascale T, Propriétaire at Riad Dar Darek, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review Sallie. It makes us very happy to read it. We have been very pleased to meet you and your friends. We would be very happy to have you again at home. Kindest regards. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We stayed here just one night, but it was excellent! Our room was very cozy and clean and I think this bed was the most comfortable bed in whole Morocco! The location is good, it is not a noisy area, just perfect for relax after a long journey. The hosts were very friendly, a lovely French couple. The breakfast was... More 

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Pascale T, Propriétaire at Riad Dar Darek, responded to this review

Thank you so much Tibor for your review. It was a pleasure to meet you. Your homemade apricot jam was just excellent. It is very similar to mine! We wish you all the best for the future. Kindest regards. More 

Glasgow
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

I arrived late and left early next morning so didn't see much of the place. The owner directed me to a lovely bar at the other side of the walled city and I grabbed a bite to eat from one of the street vendors on the way back to my room, which was very small and basic but comfortable nonetheless.... More 

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Pascale T, Propriétaire at Riad Dar Darek, responded to this review

Dear James, the day after you have left our guesthouse you have written a very nice private e-mail to us saying " Thanks for having me as a guest on Tuesday evening. If I'm back next year, I'll be sure to stay again. Best regards. J.Glasgow" Reading your review here I am a little bit desappointed! Concerning wifi connection, I... More 

Noumea, New Caledonia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The Dar is well located and quite beautiful. It is quiete (for once we could sleep!) and absolutely clean. This place is however more of a tiny guesthouse than a riad: the hosts do their things and let you do yours. You kind of feel you're in their house. Perhaps a little more work could be done to greet the... More 

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Pascale T, Propriétaire at Riad Dar Darek, responded to this review

We thank you Josée for your review. We are very disapointed by reading that we have not greet your familly warmly. All our guests write the opposite as we always do our best to be friendly, available and helpful. As usual we have greet your familly with a nice smile, we have carried your grandmas luggages to their rooms. Then... More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Dar Darek is the perfect place to stay for a visit to Essaouira. Its central location, in the heart of the Medina, was ideal for exploring the town on foot (a tip: make sure you have a map to hand when trying to find it for the first time - we had to ask for help from a friendly Moroccan... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

Dar Darek is a real guesthouse. The owners, a french couple, are always available to share their experiment in Morocco and give a lot of helpful advices. Breakfast is excellent with homemade jams. Beds are very comfortable. This riad is really beautiful, very well decorated and very clean. We have spent a very good time in Dar Darek.

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our riad Dar Darek is located in the heart of the ancient walled medina. Surrounded by typical little grocery shops, kind of ali baba caverns, public baker's oven, hamman... and at 5 minutes walk from the beach. Our guests experiment a true taste of Moroccan life. Moreover Dar Darek with only 4 rooms, is intimate and charming.Dar Darek means in moroccan language «home away from home». Indeed our keywords are: hospiltality, customised service, professionnalism.Dar Darek is easy to find. 5 minutes walk from the bus Station Supratours and 3 minutes walking from the main wall Door Bab Marrakech and its secure parking. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Riad Dar Darek

Address: 86 rue Moulay Smail | Medina, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
Price Range: $35 - $42 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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