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Generous light filled riad in the historic medina of Essaouira. sleeps six in three bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. Breakfast and daily maid included. Five minutes to the beach.

£80 -£100 per night for the rental of entire house, dep on season

The space
Bathrooms: 3
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


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Security Deposit $139
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House Rules

Smoking on the terraces only. The washing machine is for the exclusive use of the housekeeper but she is happy to do your washing for you at a very small fee. Only those guests who have booked in are permitted to stay.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

20 Reviews

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Gesa User Profile
September 2017
It was wonderful, we loved the Riad!!! I think it's the best place to stay in Essaouira and Sandra and Zara were great!

Yasin User Profile
August 2017
Had a lovely stay. The riad was brilliant felt like home. The house was clean and tidy. The kitchen was very good, had everything we needed. Breakfast by Zara was amazing. Zara was very nice and kind. Would defiantly recommend this place!

Merno User Profile
August 2017
Kia was an amazing host, she was easily reachable both before and during our stay. All of our questions and concerns were answered within few hours which made everything a lot more enjoyable. The place is magical and zahra is an amazing Cook !

Katrina User Profile
July 2017
More beautiful than the pictures! Sandra was wonderfully helpful with welcoming us, providing directions and helping us make reservations, etc. Zara was incredible, as were her dinners and breakfasts. Her dinners provided us with our favorite tastes of Morocco and plenty of leftovers for the next day. Even if you don't like fish, try her fish tagine, it was amazing! We felt at home and well cared for. Would highly recommend staying here to family and friends. Hope to visit again!

Deborah User Profile
May 2017
Great riad,lovely decor, very comfortable and fantastic value. Perfect location in the medina. Zara provides good breakfasts and makes a fantastic tagine!Her son Redoin went above and beyond on our days out. Huge choice of restaurants, wonderful fish, very relxed laid back feel - none of the manic feel of Marrakesh.Very special holiday - we would love to come back!

Hanane User Profile
April 2017
This riad is just PERFECT ! Highly recommended for every single reason. Thank you Kya and Sandra

Karlos User Profile
December 2016
If you are looking for a traditional Riad, centrally located, then look no further. 'Dar Qawi' is ideally situated within the Medina Quarter of Essaouira. As soon as you walk through one of the gates of the walled district, you are met with many typical, narrow and maze-like streets, which are common and what you would expect from a North African City. The Dar itself is only a few minutes away from one of the main and central streets, which lead on to further streets and hidden finds. The Dar is hosted by Kia, who has been very helpful throughout the planning, stay and end of our trip. We were met by the manager of the Dar 'Sandra', upon arrival via our private taxi from Marrakech (this was pre-arranged by Sandra prior to our arrival). Sandra is great, and was only a phone call away should you require any assistance. I must point our here that Sandra would drop any of her plans at the drop of a hat, just to ensure the comfort of her guests within 'Dar Qawi', and during the Christmas break too, a real asset to Kia. Before we arrived in Morocco, we informed Sandra that we required food for the evening of our arrival, and were given a selection of meals to choose from. Zara prepared us a lamb tagine, along with fresh salad and bread which was really nice. As well as cooking some meals, Zara also prepared our breakfasts each morning and also kept the Dar clean and tidy, with beds made each day. I must also mention that Redoin arranged a tour of a local Berber village, along with a visit to an Argan Oil Cooperative, and a local Vineyard. This was a great experience, and activities to keep you busy during your stay. We also visited several restaurants in the area, Umia and Heure-Bleue being our favourites. The two of us combined our trip with a stay in Marrakech over the New year period. If i could offer any advice it would be to follow the advice voiced to us by Sandra, which is to buy in the peace and tranquil surrounding of Essaouira, as opposed to the chaos of Marrakech. Looking forward to our next stay, and appreciating the Dar for what it really is. Cheers guys ;0)

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Kia User Profile

Hi! Thank you for showing interest in renting our house in Essaouira, Morocco, Dar Qawi, Riad by the Sea or staying with us in London. You are most warmly welcome!

Paul and I have travelled extensively and we understand how important it is to feel comfortable and happy in your temporary abode. Paul is a retired doctor and I write a travel and restaurant review blog, Fizz of Life. Both of us enjoy travelling, reading, theatre, art, interior design, good food and good company. Paul is also very keen on football (soccer).

I speak fluent English and German and passable French and Paul speaks French, understands German and gets by with Azerbaijani. If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact me! We'd love to help you make your stay with us memorable and enjoyable!

Languages: Deutsch, English, Français
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Response time: within an hour
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