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Dar Maya

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33 rue Oujda, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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Concord, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's with a bit of a heavy heart that I write this, as the rest of our trip to Marrakech (see review on Riad Camilia), and all of the activities we did were spectacular. I think if you read the other 5 reviews that fit under "Average" and "Poor", you will have a very accurate idea of what the Dar... More 

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Cambridge
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very well presented Riad. We stayed in akal suite, the room was very large with a lovely bathroom. We didn't meet Gareth during our stay, but Youssef looked after us very well. It is quite expensive to stay here, but overall a good stay, a few tweaks required to make it excellent!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and our son and his girlfriend had a fantastic stay at Essaouira and a lot of that was because we stayed at Dar Maya. Gareth and his crew were welcoming and provided great accommodation, food and advice. The Riad is a cool space with big rooms and lots if public spaces for eating, drinking and relaxing. Overall an... More 

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38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay here. Great location, friendly staff, nice room, Super comfortable bed, luxurious linens. Room was large and immaculate. Would definitely. This is a very modern property, but if you're looking for old Morocco, you need only step out the front door. would definitely book again. Would not hesitate to recommend to friends or family.

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Isleworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We really enjoyed our stay in Dar Maya. We only spent 1 night there but wished we it had stayed longer. The Riad is right in the centre of the medina, minutes from restaurants, shops and magnificent sea views. Our room was very stylish, cosy and decorated with taste. I was particularly impressed by our bathroom which looked like a... More 

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Taunton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

We have just had the most amazing stay at Dar Maya. This was truly the best Moroccan stay we have ever experienced. Dar Maya is situated in the most perfect location in the Medina - luxurious with wonderful views from the terrace (over looking the sea) and within walking distance of all the most delicious restaurants and cafes. Gareth and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Riad Dar Maya was the perfect way to end our trip to Morocco. Gareth (the owner and designer) was a great help in pointing out his favorite spots in the city and also did an amazing job with the design of the hotel. While it may not be the old traditional feel that some expect when visiting Morocco, the style... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Dar Maya is very well located, into the heart of the Medina Smart and comfortable Guest House Wide and well heated beautiful Suite and bathroom Quietness at night Jaccuzzi at the top Welcoming owner Gareth

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

My wife and I spent 3 nights in Riad Dar Maya from 11th to 14th February and would happily return next time we are in Essaouira. The combination of high end boutique accommodation (only 5 rooms) with luxury bathrooms and real fireplace in the bedroom, location in the medina and excellent service by Gareth's team, especially Yussaf, Wafi and Abdel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

Loved this little hotel right in the medina. We drove and parked our car at Bab Sbaa where Gareth arranged to have someone pick us up and bring us to the hotel. We stayed in Tignna - the room size is great with a two person bath tub. But it's on the top floor (where the lounge is) so prepare... More 

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