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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This little riad with just a couple of rooms is nice snd cozy. The pictures of the rooms are true! Breakfast is served personally: Fresh bread, 2 sorts of jam and butter & coffee or tea! We enjoyed it!

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Aiken, South Carolina
Reviewed 27 May 2016

Very nicely done, quiet rooms and helpful staff. All the rooms are around an open courtyard, so there is plenty of sunshine, but it there is no street noise. Comfortable bed. We probably wouldn't stay here in the summer, though, because it doesn't look like it is air-conditioned and there were no ceiling fans, so it could be stuffy in...

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Erlangen, Germany
Reviewed 17 April 2016

I loved this place, it made me feel like a princess. It has beautifully decorated rooms, a gorgeous interior patio, a lovely area with a chimney and music to rest after strolling the city and a big terrace upstairs to have breakfast under the sun. The super friendly receptionists and the loveliness of Essaouria made it all a perfect and...

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Basel, Switzerland
Reviewed 2 April 2016

This a beautiful Riad, nicely located within the medina, with a wonderful inner courtyard and a rooftop terrace with a view to the sea. There’s terrific sitting room with a fireplace in case you’re there at a time when the evenings are still a bit cool. The rooms are very nice, classic white, with comfortable beds and big, roomy showers.

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Kingston, Canada
Reviewed 23 March 2016

Easy to find and within walking distance from Supratours bus stop. Welcoming mint tea and cookies were a nice touch.; thank you Ibrahima. Our room was very comfortable. and our breakfast was wonderful. Location of Riad Dar Ness is excellent, close to the souks for shopping, the harbour and ramparts for photo ops and close to numerous restaurants. M DeForges...

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 12 March 2016

A little beautiful riad in Essaouira, located in the old medina. Beautifully decorated room, courtyard, hallway, great breakfast, attentive services and a nice terrace on the top floor. We love especially the sitting room with the old fireplace, especially in the evening, curling up with a book or conversation with other guests. Highly recommend and will stay if we visit...

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Cobham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 January 2016

We have now stayed at the Riad Dar Ness 5 times over the past 10 years, and each time it has been a perfect holiday, Charming, simple rooms, delicious breakfasts, wonderful sunny rooftop relaxation, infinitely helpful staff, and an ideal situation. What more could one want? M Desforges and his team go out of their way to ensure everything runs...

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Miami, Florida
Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

Very close to the main area within the Essaouira Medina, this Riad is conveniently located just steps away from restaurants and shopping. Ibrahima was a great host making us feel welcome upon arrival and every time we went by his desk. The home is beautifully decorated and the lighting at night gorgeous against the furniture pieces and the paintings and...

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San Francisco
Reviewed 28 August 2015

This is the second summer I spent a week at the wonderful Dar Ness. Everything about it makes me happy. Visually it's a clean, open space which is a wonderful rest against the barrage of the city. I love the roof top terrace, the food prepared there is superb, every one that works there is fantastic. I look forward to...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 2 August 2015

I had the wonderful opportunity of staying at the Dar Ness while attending a seven day artist workshop in Essaouira. Our group of twelve were able to rent out the entire Riad, which became our home for an entire week.The rooms were spotlessly clean and bright, the staff was gracious and accommodating, and James (the proprietor) went out of his...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Additional Information about Dar Ness

Address: 1 Rue Khalib Ben Walid | Medina, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
Price Range: £34 - £53 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Dar Ness 2*
Number of rooms: 9
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“Top floor is very nice. WiFi doesn't work there if you care.”
 of 5 bubbles stevenc718, 2 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Every room is beautifully decorated with a taste of Moroccan and French...lovely ambiance”
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 of 5 bubbles happyjose, 11 Mar 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms looked great...I had #6 near the rooftop terrace: spotlessly clean, bright, decorated with the perfect decor.”
 of 5 bubbles josephk39, 2 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Wifi works best in the common room. All rooms are good. excellent rooftop terrace.”
 of 5 bubbles bobw846, 24 May 2015 | Read review
“Upper rooms are lighter and brighter, they're closer to the sky!”
 of 5 bubbles LePhews, 30 Mar 2014 | Read review
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