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Dar Qawi - Riad by the Sea

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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent
78 reviews
Blue Salon
Master Bedroom
Master Bathroom
Bedroom 2
En suite shower room 2
Twin room
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Ground floor Reception
Ground floor Reception
First floor landing
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Blue Salon
Breakfast
Outside the Blue salon
Top Terrace
Top Terrace at dusk
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Overview
Riad -
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Essaouira, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region
One of Essaouira’s best kept secrets is Dar Qawi, a British owned riad, in prime location within the old city walls and only five minutes walk from the beach. Step over the threshold and the tinkling of an antique alabaster fountain welcomes you into this peaceful oasis which combines Arabic charm with European comfort.

The house, which can accommodate up to six adults plus one child in three en suite bedrooms plus a small nursery, is let as a whole, regardless of the number of occupants, from Euros 100 per night, depending on season, and this includes breakfast and daily maid service. It is a great base from which to explore the local world heritage site, to indulge in some of the action packed sports on offer, such as kite surfing, quad-biking, camel riding and golf or to just hang loose and chill out on the roof terrace, on the beac...
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About the Owner, Kia A
Languages spoken: German, English, French
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 10 days ago
Listed since : Aug 2010
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 78 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #HL137670
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Paul B
Havant, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago for a stay in April 2017

We ended up in Dar Qawi completely by accident as we had been double booked elsewhere for our stay in Essaouira. The person that we had been double booked with found Dar Qawi for us to stay in instead. Serendipity! The riad would have been a little difficult to find had we not been "hijacked" by a porter in the...

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consult20...
Berlin, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2017 for a stay in February 2017

Perfect location in the heart of the car-free medina close to restaurants, shops and stunning harbour. Beautifilly decorated and furnished in the local style and only a few minutes walk to the beach and surfers paradise. We'll be back!

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Stef K
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016 for a stay in October 2016

The riad was nice, but unfortunately not good timing for us, especially when you have 6 month old baby and 4 year child. There were construction just in front of the riad, very noisy, so we couldn't enjoy the terrace. Then it was very humid inside the house, I think because it rained a little bit. Then there were cockroaches...

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Management response:

I was so sorry to read that you did not enjoy your stay at our riad. Having investigated and looked into the points you made I have found out that unbeknown to me, the riad opposite ours is indeed being refurbished. As it is located in the old medina, the narrow alleyways of which are entirely pedestrianised , all work...

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Amenities
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (3)
  • Hairdryer
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Microwave
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Staffed Property
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
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Rates

Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per night Per week
Default 1 night
$104
£80
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May 27, 2017 -
Sep 3, 2017
High Season
3 nights
$130
£100
$908
£700
Sep 4, 2017 -
Dec 21, 2017
Low Season
3 nights
$130
£100
$908
£700
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to U.S. Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Occasional discounts for last minute bookings. Please contact owner.

25% non refundable deposit due on reservation, balance (75%) payable no later than one month before arrival. A separate security deposit of £100 is requested which is refunded within 10 days of departure providing no major breakages have occurred.

All rates are for the entire house and include breakfast and daily maid service as well as concierge services. Three nights minimum booking except over Easter, during the Gnaoua Festival, in August and over Christmas and New Year when only weekly bookings or longer are taken.
There is a 10% discount for bookings over two weeks. please enquire for special long term rental rates.
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About the neighborhood
Essaouira is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site and it has several interesting historic buildings. It is also a working fishing port and every day you can greet the returning fishing boats with their plentiful catch which you can buy there and then in the harbour. Essaouira also boasts eight music festivals with The Gnaoua World Music Festival being the most famous. It attracts musicians from all over the world and during the four days at the end of June when it takes place, the little town swells up by half a million visitors!

Essaouira's main attraction is, of course, it's long white beach. Perfect for sun bathing with several inviting beach clubs and restaurants. Camel and horse riding and trekking are very popular as are quad biking and kite surfing, wind surfing, hiking a...
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Access
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Marrakech: 105.6 mi
Essaouira has its own International airport however, for direct flights from Paris and London and some other European cities.
Many visitors to Essaouira fly to Marrakech but Agadir is also a possibility. Both are about 170 km from Essaouira. the drive from Marrakech is very straightforward and takes about 2.5 hours, the drive from Agadir is much more scenic but due to the winding coastal road it takes a good half an hour longer. Taxis from either cost in the region of Euro 75 one way. From Marrakech there are also comfortable air conditioned coaches, notably Supratours, which go to Essaouira several times a day. Car hire is also easily available.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.2 mi.
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