A twin ensuite room in our traditionnal house (riad) set in the heart of the ancient town (medina). Very nice and confortable, fitted with 2 single beds, its own bathroom and WC. A delicious breakfast is served. Wifi.
Dar Darek means in moroccan language « home away from home ». With only 4 rooms our riad is intimate and charming. Located in the heart of the ancient walled medina and at 5 minutes walk ing from the beach.
Our riad has been totally renovated using traditional materials and techniques (beijmats tiles, tadelakt walls and thuya wooden ceilings). Every piece of furniture has been made by local craftsmen or bought at the flea market and renovated.
On the ground floor is the patio with the family table and the lounge with big TV set.
On first and second floors are the bedrooms (1 double suite, 1 triple and 2 twin rooms)
On the third floor is the roof terrace which is sheltered from the wind and very calm. You can enjoy the sun without being seen by anybody.
We will serve you a complete and very tasty breakfast with fresh fruit juice, homemade jams, honey, yogourt, bread, viennoiserie or morrocan pancake ...
Free wifi available is in the whole house, from the ground floor to the roof terrace.
Breakfast is served on the patio or on the roof terrace according to the weather conditions and the season.
Interaction with Guests
We, Pascale and Jean, have been the owner of Dar Darek B&B since 2010. We live on site and we are always very pleased to share our experiment of Morrocco with our guests and deliver very good tips about Essaouira to them.
Then we look forward to meeting you soon by Dar Darek
Set in the heart of the ancient walled medina, surrounded by typical little grocery shops, kind of ali baba caverns, public baker's oven, crafmen workshops, hamman… staying by us, our guests experiment a true taste of Moroccan life.
Dar Darek is easy to find: located at 3 minutes walk from one big entrance gate of the Médina called "Bab Marrakech", at 2 minutes walking from a watched car park and less than 5 minutes walk from the bus station Supratours.
Once arrived at the gate « Bab Marrakech », just give us a call and we will pick you up.
20 minutes drive from Essaouira airport, 2h30 drive from Marrakech and 3h00 from Agadir.
Nous serons ravis de partager notre maison avec vous.
Le petit déjeuner inclus: il fait le grand bonheur de nos hôtes. Il est riche et varié avec ses confitures maison, ses jus de fruit frais, ses viennoiseries, crêpes marocaines...
Pascale's was awesome! She was very communicative before the trip and made it easy for us to find the house. The house was beautiful and quiet inside with a lovely roof deck, and surprisingly clean and well-maintained for a house in the medina. Oh and the beds were the MOST comfortable ones I have slept in in Morocco. Ever. She was super friendly and made us an amazing breakfast, but also let us have our space. I will definitely be staying with her again.
Dar Darek is a beautiful and well-run riad. Pascale and Jean are great hosts. Upon arrival, they asked us what we wanted to see and do in Essaouira and then gave us a personalized map fitting our interests. Their recommendations for restaurants and art galleries were spot on. Their personal touch was much appreciated. And, the wi-if connection was great!
Our departure was in the very early hours, well before the posted breakfast time. They made special accommodations for us so that we didn't have to hit the road on an empty stomach.
A truly wonderful weekend due to their exceptional hospitality!
It was a short but fantastic time. Thank you very much. Your house is beautiful and calm and the breakfast was delicious. The next time we will come again and stay longer. Thank you for everything. Until next time !
PS: The trip with Salem was really fantastic , it was a lot in 4 days. Thats why it we're giving the advice to take more time. But everything was really good organized and he was taking care of us well. We can recommend him :)
Séjour très sympa dans la maison de Pascale !
Hôtes + Lieu : bien décoré, au calme, très propre ! Terrasse sympa où l'on capte le wifi pour préparer ses sorties et/ou prochaines étapes.
Fourniture d'un plan à l'arrivée avec les indications des restaurants / choses à voir en fonction de nos envies.
Emplacement : situé à 150m d'une petite porte de la médina. On trouve facilement la maison. Possibilité de garer la voiture au parking gardé (20 dirhams / jour)
Pascale couldn't have been nicer! Helped us out with directions and an awesome restaurant recommendation. Dar Darek was spotless on a quiet little street just inside the city wall, a quick walk from the bus station. Thanks again for everything Pascale!
Wow! Le temps passé à Essaouira a été super grâce à Pacale et Jean. La chambre était magnifique. Leurs conseils riches et judicieux. Le lit trèèès confortable, tout était très propre! Idéalement situé.
We spent 3 nights with Pascal and his wife. Great city, great music and great food. The homecooked breakfast was wonderful. However, like everywhere else in Morocco light was scarce. Our room was very small and dark, the fittings in the bathroom were broken, so that a shower was a bit of an experience... However, all in all it was a nice stay.
Dear Leif, we are very surpised about your review as you have seemed very pleased all along your stay by us. We have checked the fittings of the bathroom. Indeed, one thing was broken: the holder of the head shower. You should have told us about it and would have fixed it. The room is not dark at all as there is a big window opening just below the open space roof. The room size of the twin bedroom is 14 square meters. We have also a suite double bedroom, which size is 18 square meters.
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Nous sommes un couple de français, anciens restaurateurs. C'est lors d'un long périple au Maroc en 2009 que nous sommes tombés sous le charme d'Essaouira et que nous avons décidé de nous y installer. Nous avons posé nos valises dans cette très jolie maison familiale traditionnelle (dar ou petit riad) avec son patio, ses deux étages et sa terrasse.
Nous aimons les plaisirs simples comme les balades, la bonne chère et les contacts humains. Notre devise est tout simplement "carpe diem"