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Dar Assalama
3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   5 Rue Allal El Ouaqaoui, derb Agadir, Essaouira 44000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #46 of 178 Essaouira B&B and Inns
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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“Superb, one of the best stays in Morrocco”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

Absolutely stunning Riad. Greatly situated within Medina and superfriendly and hospital personnell. The Riad has it all: very nice atmosphere with true Moroccan style. Even the smallest details have been taken care of (e.g. candle lights at the stairs at night to finis the all romantic experience). Very nice fresh cooked breakfast in the morning (differs every day....which most places in Morroco can't say). Very clean and nice shower. They really thought this trough well!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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6 Thank Frank H
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2012

Dar Assalama is a pleasant, clean riad inside the old city walls, not far from the SupraTours bus station. It was a little hard to find, so we were accompanied by the somewhat aggressive porters starting from outside the bus station, but the hotel staff shooed them away once we arrived. On the staff, we found them to be very friendly and helpful with questions about town. The riad has a nice rooftop deck, where a very large and delicious breakfast is served each morning. The only drawback from our perspective was that the rooms are a little small. Granted, we had our pre-teen daughter with us (extra bed was provided for €10 fee), but the Amber room would have been a little tight even for two.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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3 Thank centralasiantraveler
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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2011

We stayed here for 3 nights as the last stretch of our honeymoon in Morocco. It was a fantastic base to explore Essaouira, ideally situated within the medina but close to the 'Supertours' bus station. Felt thoroughly at home here, relaxing in the communal area on the ground floor, open fire in the evening, tea and coffee on tap whenever you wanted it. The rooms are fabulous, large beds, beautifully decorated - dark but most riads are. Brilliant hospitality, there was always someone around to offer advice, good places to eat, where to watch the sunset. Breakfast on the terrace was another high, fresh fruit, yoghurt, bread, and eggs. Thoroughly recommend this riad.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank 4Ellie4
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2011

This was the best place we stayed in, in one of the oldest, most quiet, parts of the medina, but within easy reach of everything. Had a peak at all six rooms, as was empty when we stayed and they are all decorated differently, fantastic and ensuite. There is even a kitchen downstairs for your use. The rooms and bathrooms are big and spotless. The roof terrace has four sun beds, as well as compfy seats for breakfast and a view of the sea. The staff do everything possible to ensure your stay is a great one. Providing info on places to eat and see providing maps. Would thoroughly recommend, onle a shame that we found it on our last night. Was also very peaceful as all rooms face over central courtyard so only sound is off seagulls overhead.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank wantedwintersun
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Huddersfield
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2011

Stayed for three nights and we (myself and partner) were really impressed by the riad and their owners and we were not disappointed by our stay. Rooms were great, breakfast was lovely and different every day which was a really nice touch and served on the roof terracel. The terrace was also perfect for relaxing on as well. The location was great for exploring the old town and the beach. The owners were perfect hosts and could not do enough for us. Great first riad experience for us!!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Marie H
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011

We spend three days at Dar Assalama. Very nice and helpfull staff and nice clean rooms.
The riad is perfectly located in the Medina, close to everything worth doing. On top of it all, they served the best breakfast at their roof-lounge, with a beautyful view over all af the city.
Perfect stay!!!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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4 Thank flemmingandlene
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2011

A very pleasant and nice riad in the old part of Essaouira. It is small, has only six rooms and has very nice and helpful staff. The rooms look nice, but the lamps by the beds are useless for reading. We also had problems with the hot water.
Breakfast is a bit on the heavy side with lots of pancakes and bread, but is served on the very nice roof terrace by the friendly staff.
We had some problems on our departure when none of our credit cards worked so we had to go to an ATM to get cash. This was a bit strange since we didn't have any problem anywhere else in Morocco.
It is not very easy to find the place on your arrival, so I recommend that you hire one of the porters to bring you and your luggage there. This cost us 50 dirhams.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
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3 Thank kartul
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Property: Dar Assalama
Address: 5 Rue Allal El Ouaqaoui, derb Agadir, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #46 of 178 B&Bs / Inns in Essaouira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Dar Assalama 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situé dans l'une des rues les plus calmes d'Essaouira, l'hôtel Dar Assalama vous réserve un accueil chaleureux et convivial dans un charmant riad rénové.Le riad Dar Assalama dispose de 6 chambres confortables dotées de tous les équipements espérés, dans un cadre décoré dans un style typiquement marocain.Après avoir exploré Essaouira et profité de la plage, vous pourrez vous détendre dans le patio intérieur entouré de salons marocains avec cheminées, créant une atmosphère agréable l'hiver.Pendant votre séjour, profitez de la vue magnifique depuis le toit-terrasse, où vous pourrez prendre votre petit déjeuner le matin. ... more   less 
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