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“A stunning and magical place to stay”
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3rd Level Ocean Suite/Ocean View/Elevated Bed/Ensuite Bath/Fireplace
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3rd Level Ocean Suite/Elevated Bed/Ocean View/Ensuite Bath/Fireplace/Lounge ensuite Bath/ Ocean Suite/ level 3
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3rd Level Ocean Suite/Ocean View/Elevated Bed/Ensuite Bath/Fireplace
3rd Level Ocean Suite/Elevated Bed/Ocean View/Ensuite Bath/Fireplace/Lounge
ensuite Bath/ Ocean Suite/ level 3
3rd Level Ocean Suite/ensuite Bath/ocean view/elevated bed/fireplace
1st level luxury suite/ensuite bathroom
1st Level Ensuite Bath
Lounge/Cinema Room/Film and Music Library/Fireplace
Cinema Room/Film and Music Library/ Iounge /Fireplace
Restaurant Style Kitchen and Bar/Fireplace / seats 6 at the Bar and 6 at the Table
Restaurant Style Kitchen/Bar seats 6 at the bar/6 at the table/Fireplace/Terrace
Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice/Dar Evening Star
kitchen looking towards Ramparts ocean terrace
From the Third Level Ocean Terrace
4th Level Ocean Suite/Ocean View/Elevated Bed/Ensuite Bath/Fireplace
4th Level Ocean Suite/Ocean View/Elevated Bed/ensuite bath/Fireplace/Terrace
4th Level Ocean Suite/Ocean View/Elevated Bed/Ensuite Bath/Fireplace/Terrace
4th Level Ensuite Bathroom/ Bathtub/shower/Fireplace/Ocean Terrace
Spiral Leading to the Ocean Terrace
Ocean Terrace for Sunbathing /Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Rampart Ocean Terrace  from The High Ocean Terrace w The Ocean crashing below
Hammam Dar Evening Star
View from the Ocean Terraces
From the Photo Collection
sculpture @ Dar Evening Star
Ocean View from The Kitchen Ramparts Terrace
Stairway in Black Tadelekht leading toward 4th level Ocean Suite
Essaouira
Essaouira
Sea and Beach from The Ramparts Terrace
Dining  and relaxation from one of our Ocean terraces.
Ocean Views from every floor.
Spiral Stairs connecting terraces.
Barbecuing on our ramparts terrace.
Dining and sunbathing from our high Ocean Terrace
our ancient ramparts terrace.
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3 Bedrooms, 8 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Essaouira, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region

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emily p
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A stunning and magical place to stay”
Reviewed April 16, 2018 for a stay in April 2018
1
person found this review helpful

What a house! Chock-a-bloc with art collected from all over the world; this four-storey home is a dream for anyone looking to stay in the heart of Essaouira. Lapped by the ocean - you can have dramatic sea views from your bed; breakfast on the terrace with seagulls swooping above and kids will love the mezzanine beds and amazing Moroccan bath. Couldn't recommend this place more, and the hosts John and Charles are wonderfully kind as well as being fountains of knowledge on everything to see, eat, and experience in the area. Thumbs up.

Date of stay: April 2018
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Apr 17, 2018
Dear Emily and Richard,
Thank you for your wonderful review..what a pleasure having you nd your familiar as guests at Dar Evening Star. You are gracious and kind people and your comments about our house, the art, the Ocean and our service have given us another week feeling that it’s all worth it, meeting superb people like you.Thank you for joining us and please return to us, we would be so happy to have you again. Gratefully, John and Charles
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Nathalie...
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Very pleasant stay at Dar Evening Star”
Reviewed April 6, 2018 for a stay in March 2018
2
people found this review helpful

This is a quite special house, with an interesting set-up, furniture, decoration, and fascinating to watch the sea splashing on the house at high tide! We stayed 3 adults and 3 children in the house, and Charles and John made sure that we had just what we needed, and were quick at responding at whatever request we may have. Simple things like fruits and coffee, salt and oil in the kitchen, soap for the dishwasher and the washing machine, do make your stay easy and pleasant. And Essaouira is a lovely city. The house is very close to the market where one finds everything. Being within the old city was a very nice experience.
Thank you Charles and John for making this such a pleasant stay!

Date of stay: March 2018
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Apr 9, 2018
Dear Nathalie,
It was wonderful having you and your children and your mother stay with us...you are a gentle and kind lady looking out for the needs of your family and placing your own needs behind those of everyone else’s.We were so happy that you joined us at Dar Evening Star..and that you appreciated the magnificence of the sea, both with the house and with Essaouira..We will think of you as our first family from Denmark and hope that you will continue to flourish there..Thank you, John and Charles..
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xadoc
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Splendid House, Splendid Hosts!”
Reviewed February 24, 2018 for a stay in February 2018
2
people found this review helpful

This was our second trip to Essaouira with the kids and we couldn't book the house we rented last year. So glad! Dar Evening Star is a beautiful property, in a great location. Tastefully furnished in a really eclectic style, every day we would spot some new detail in a picture or a photo, a sculpture or a piece of furniture we'd previously missed. It really is just a pleasure to be in the house, which is both comfortable and quirky.
The board games, magazines, and beach equipment were also a welcome addition.
The kitchen is a great size and really well equipped - we've stayed in Morocco many many times and never had a dishwasher or laundry room at our disposal! So useful.
But far and away the most exceptional thing about the house, which it itself exceptional, are its hosts. John and Chip are charming and knowledgeable and generous and kind. For us they walked the perfect balance between being available and attentive and leaving us to our own devices.
Sincerely hope Easyjet keep flying to Essaouira from Luton - we want to return to Dar Evening Star and have already recommended it to our friends!

Date of stay: February 2018
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Feb 25, 2018
Dear Amber and Laurie,
To have wonderful and kind guests like yourselves makes all of our work in the house by the sea, so worth it..We so hope that you’ll return to us, you are a lovely family..please come again..xx John, Charles and Henry..
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hurtwayne
Louisville, Kentucky
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A Luxury Experience at Dar Evening Star”
Reviewed December 12, 2017 for a stay in September 2017
2
people found this review helpful

On our recent trip to Morocco, only because a friend urged us,We visited Essaouira.
He also told us that we had to reserve at Dar Evening Star on the ocean. I can break
Our visit down into three categories:
1)Service
2)Art and Architecture
3) An experience of the ocean from Dar Evening Star

Regarding service:
There wasn’t anything that John and Charles( the owners and creators of Dar Evening Star) wouldn’t have done for us.Transport to/from Marrakech Airport,a rental car,a very special side trip to a Berber Village, a vineyard and an argan cooperative were all day trips that they arranged for us. They were on hand for a minitour of Essaouira and they met us upon arrival at the entrance to Essaouira’s medina.

Regarding Art and Architecture:
Dar Evening Star was an 1850’s bakery.After a number of years they magically transformed it into a seaside villa with literally the ocean crashing against it...Very large windows everywhere...several ocean levels with terraces..the house is filled with art and furniture from their travels around the world, all of this in immaculate,spacious,surroundings,for an incredible value.

Regarding a new experience of the Ocean:
Once inside the house, you would never know that you were in the center of life in Essaouira’s busy medina.We rose to the sound of the ocean,witnessed daily sunsets over the sea from the rampart terraces and found it so conducive to rest and work that we had to bring with us.

I highly encourage anyone who will be near Essaouira to make Dar Evening Star an exclusive destination...We can’t wait to return!

Wayne Hurt

Date of stay: September 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Dec 15, 2017
Dear Wayne,
I can’t thank you enough for your wonderfuk review and for stayng with us at Dar evening Star.It was a pleasure hosting you and I hope that you return to us ,again. We were so pleased that you were happy at the house and that you liked Essaouira so much. Please stay in touch and remember that you are welcome with us anytime. Our very best!
John, Charles and Henry
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Jon-Danie...
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Dar Evening Star....Back to Paradise!”
Reviewed November 21, 2017 for a stay in November 2017
2
people found this review helpful

Back in Morocco...We were determined to return to Essaouira, for my Dar Evening Star experience.. Featured recently in Maisons du Maroc, an important architectural magazine,with 12 beautiful pages, I was reminded that this is a house unique in all of Essaouira...
For my arrival , as before,John and Charles sent a car to Marrakech for us and met us at the gate to the pedestrian medina and walked us thru the now familiar lanes to Dar Evening Star.The table was set with fresh bread,butter,jams,cheeses,pastries and water.As was the case in the past, the house was completely stocked with coffee,tea,paper products,shampoos,bath foams plus endlss amenities..including housekeeping..this time in addition to their special testaurants, John arranged a 4 day desert trip to Metzouga, the high dunes of the Sahara.Youssef,an Essaouira local was born and raised in the Sahara. He carefully guided us thru villages and caves where we had dinners, slept in Bedouin tents and we finally arrived at Erg Chebbi, The "Lawrence of Arabia" dunes of The Sahara.It was a spectacular experience...back in Essaouira, John took us on a mini tour of workshops and factories that produce many of the local handicrafts...The tranquility and the ocean terraces,sunshine and incomparable views of the sea provided us with not only a 5 star experience but the 5 star rest we so sorely need..we can't wait to return and we will!

Date of stay: November 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Nov 22, 2017
Dear Jon,
So grateful for your return visit and your kind words about Dar Evening Star.It was a pleasure having you stay with us.Your enthusiasm for our ocean house, Morocco and the desert made your stay a wonderful experience for us. Please return, Jon, as soon as you can, we are so grateful for your visit. John and Charles
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M3125GZfr...
Indian Rocks Beach, Florida
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Remarkable Home, Generous Hosts”
Reviewed November 18, 2017 for a stay in November 2017
2
people found this review helpful

What a magical place, from the word go it was amazing! We were picked up from the airport and taken to the walled gates of Essaouira, where we were greeted by John and Chip. On our first full day they took us on a tour of the walled city where John guided us around, highlighting shops, restaurants and hotspots. Our hosts were flawless, they would do anything to make our trip more enjoyable and really took the time to know us and ensure our first visit to Dar Evening Star was unforgettable.

The home itself is remarkable. Handsomely furnished. Blissfully peaceful. Generously outfitted. Our hosts paid remarkable attention to every detail. Over a lifetime of globe-trotting, we've never felt more at home away from home.

Date of stay: November 2017
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Nov 22, 2017
Thank you, Dear Fred and Amy! You were wonderful guests,fun,interesting,enthusiastic about the house, I so look forward to your return,please don’t wait too long! Please allow us to guide you through the unseen parts of Essaouira!

Gratefully,
John,Charles and Henry
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Hermennn
Bilthoven, The Netherlands
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Beautiful house, warm and helpful hosts”
Reviewed August 24, 2017 for a stay in July 2017
1
person found this review helpful

We were picked up at the edge of the medina by John and Charles. The house is spacious and the view over the sea is beautiful. John and Charles can tell you extensively about all the items in the house.

Unfortunately we could not sit on the roof terrace because of the loud wind. In the house you do not suffer from it. John and Charles are very helpful: they gave us a tour of Essaouira and get ready for you if you need something. We would love to come back again!

Date of stay: July 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Aug 25, 2017
Dear Hermenn and Ariana and family,
Thank you so much for staying with us.It was a pleasure working with you, please come back to us soon.You review was really appreciated and we are so grateful that you took the time to do so.We are thinking of you in Holland and would really like to meet you here, again.
John, Charles and Henry!
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