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RIad Dar El Paco

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10 Rue Draa, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place is really nice, very well located and our room was very comfortable, I was visiting with my wife. Staff was very nice as well, they helped us calling and translating a conversation with staff from the next hotel where we'd stay in Fes that same day. The place has a very nice, peaceful rooftop where you can see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

I had a lovely stay at Dar El Paco in Essaouira. I liked it so much there, that I stayed almost two weeks. Thank you Lara and Giovanni for your hospitality. It was a home away from home. Quaint, lovely decor, perfect location, delicious breakfast, fresh towels and housekeeping daily. What a dream!! The office manager Wafaa is so kind... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

Good room and amazing breakfeast. Its a nice place too stay because its very calm, clean and very ship. Its near off all you need. I go their it my girlfriend and we love. Maybe in the next year we came back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

Great location and very helpful staff. Everything is very clean and the roof terrace is great. We ware provided with a map of Essouira when we arrived and the couple (owners) gave us some grate tips on where to visit. Central location and is very quiet! Hardly recommend!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

My partner and I stayed at the Dar El Paco for his birthday and I have nothing but praise for the place. The service was impeccable, the location of the Riad was perfect, situated right in the heart of it, but down a small side street so you don't pick up all the noise from the market. Once we landed... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

I had a good stay in this very affordable central Riad, in a room at the top of the building. Lara, Giovanni and Wafaa were very welcoming and helpful and my room was tidied and cleaned every day. Thanks for a great stay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

This small, but beautiful hotel in right in the medina at an easy to find location.The Italian owner Lara and the Moroccan manager wore big smiles, and they were sweet, welcoming, and accommodating. The room we had was small, but comfortable, clean and well decorated.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

I didn't only fall in love with Essaouria, it's wonderful beaches and people, I fell in love with Riad Dar El Paco, too. It's such a pearl and I'm happy I spent the last 6 days there! The place is decorated with good taste and a lot of love, I felt very welcome and comfortable from the first moment on.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

We were here in May as well as last week's visit. Since May it has come under new management. The owner is now Giovanni who is assisted by Waafa. It remains good value for money and both Giovanni and Waafa are most agreeable. There is an element of peripheral noise during the night but I think it is impossible to... More 

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Otley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Beautifully decorated rooms - each one unique and authentic. Super efficient and friendly, helpful staff. Up a back alley so limited views but full of atmosphere. Provides easy access to shops, cafes, restaurants, the souk, museum, galleries, fishing harbour and beach. What more could you ask for in an economy B&B!!

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Amenities

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  • Free Internet
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Airport Transportation
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Riad Dar el Paco is a small peaceful house in the heart of the Medina. Close to the souk, but on a quiet little side-street in the Mellah. Everything is in walking distance and everything is possible. We serve a traditional Moroccan breakfast every morning and all our 5 rooms have a private bathroom with shower and in 4 rooms we can accommodate 3 people (with a small charge). Panoramic terrace on the top floor with the option to book a relaxing massage. ADSL WIFI functions very well in all the RIAD. The common spaces includes the living room, fridge on the kitchen and the guest toilet on the ground floor. You will be greeted by us Giovanni & Lara, the owner of the house, we are Italian and we speak French, Spanish and English. With us other Moroccan lady who is fluent French, English and Italian. The house is perfectly secure, you will be free to take your room key and the main door key with you just like being at home. We will be there to answer all your questions, recommend you placed to visit, restaurants to eat and of course, tell you some general information about the city and culture. We are happy to guide and assist you during your stay. To ensure you a better service we would kindly ask you to communicate us the arrival time in Essaouria by email or what's up, the day before or the same day of arrival. ... more   less 

Additional Information about RIad Dar El Paco

Address: 10 Rue Draa, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
Price Range: $35 - $42 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — RIad Dar El Paco 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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