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“Beautiful Riad in a good location”
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Dar Dayana
Ranked #55 of 176 Essaouira B&B and Inns
Bonn
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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“Beautiful Riad in a good location”
Reviewed August 5, 2012

Dar Dayana is greatly situated in the center of Essaouira's medina. The court is beautiful, the roof terrace has a nice view over the medina. Our room was nicely furnished but too small. We didn't really have space for our luggage. Service was great and very helpful. Hakima served us a very good breakfast with homemade yoghurt and fresh orange-juice.

Room Tip: We had the purple room which is extremly small. I think they have bigger rooms...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed May 31, 2012

When you enter Dar Dayana from the busy (and dirty) streets of Essaouira you feel like you have entered a different world. The design of the hotel and the rooms is great and the atmosphere helps you to calm down and relax. The staff is super friendly and helpful. As we were the only guests, we had the roof terrace on our own, and during the day. Halima brought complimentary mince tea, cookies, olives and almonds.

Day Dayana is next to a mosque. So you will wake up at 5am in the morning for the first payer call. It wasn't a problem for us; we got used to to the Islamic rhythm of the day and fell to sleep immediately after the prayer call ended.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reims
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed May 1, 2012

Beautiful small Riad located in the center of Essaouira. The welcoming is awesome and very friendly. Odile and Patrick know how to take care of their guests. We spoke a lot, they are very sympathic and interesting.
Rooms are very cute, clean, confortable, and well decorated. (just being redecorated)
Hakima is a very good cooking teacher !!
We really advise you to stay there.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 30, 2012

Our stay has been very enjoyable, the friendlyness of the staff, the location, the style of the room and the food is just amazing, we would defenetly recommend this place to anyone who wish to stay and visit essaouira. Thanks for your warm welcome!

  • Stayed January 2012
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7 reviews
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Reviewed October 17, 2011

The riad was in a very noisy part of town - at any time of the day there was street noise and we were right next to a minaret so the 5 am call to prayer felt like it was coming from the house!
The kitchen was in need of a good clean and the garden had not been swept.
We had come from an excellent riad in Marrakesh so we were aware of how good it could have been.
Unfortunately this riad did not live up to expectations

  • Stayed October 2011
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Riga
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 29, 2010

We really liked to be there. Actually it's a private house like riad, where you can feel safe and enjoy the peace. 5 minures walk from the ocean, absolutely good lokation with lots of restarants and shops.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Dar Dayana

Property: Dar Dayana
Address: 26 Rue Ibn Khaldoun, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #55 of 176 B&Bs / Inns in Essaouira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Dar Dayana 3*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rare! Riad of charm in the heart of the medina with garden. Located in a quiet street in the heart of the medina, close to the souk, all shops, beach and fishing port, this charming house will enchant you with its garden of banana trees, hibiscus and bougainvillea. Tastefully renovated in the pure tradition (tadelakt zellige, bejmat and thyua ceiling) this house has a lounge and kitchen open onto the garden, 4 bedrooms (amethyst,coral,Turquoise and Onyx), a sun terrace overlooking the rooftops of the city. ... more   less 
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