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“A wonderfully relaxing place to stay”
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Villa Daba
Ranked #21 of 74 Hotels in Essaouira
Certificate of Excellence
Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“A wonderfully relaxing place to stay”
Reviewed 2 May 2011

Our hosts and their staff were very friendly and welcoming. The room was large, tastefully furnished and clean. The food was excellent. The pool was very nice, and we also enjoyed playing table tennis and boules. The site as a whole was very well presented.
On the minus side, the villa is 2km along an unmade stoney road. This may put some people off. If you don't speak any French communication may be a bit of a problem.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
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villadaba, Propriétaire at Villa Daba, responded to this review, 26 October 2016
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Au plaisir de vous revoir
Bernadette et Didier, Aïcha et Momo
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Reviewed 4 July 2010

Far away from anything nice or decent . Never felt as cattle tourists before !!!!!!
First we felt deceived with the false and lack of reality that the pictures on the web showed of the premises. As soon as we arrived we knew that this guest house was pretty far away from the beach or dunes (not as read on their web site). The villa is around 5 km away cross-country to the ocean and you will have to know your way around which is not very obvius!
It is therefore the perfect place to sell you a camel / quad ride, or an overpriced taxi ride as well as an overpriced lunch or dinner , very poor on Price/Quality .
Do not trust European owners Bernadette nor Didier on their attempt to give you any tourist advice. They will only try to make you stay at the villa and spend your money on the place.
Nevermind if you ever get to know Essaouira at all.
That's what the owners called tourism "à la africaine" .
Meanwhile the only morrocan who was working on the villa´s front office (Waiter, maid etc)....ended up being the only able to give us a certain good treat .
Even though he constantly received a slave-trade-like manners from Bernadette .....he managed to keep a smile for us in his face ! Thumbs up for Mohamed !!!

As soon as the owners saw we were leaving, contradictory excuses for their bad service and lack of professionalism started to show up from both of them .....from the tooth ache he had to the suicidal tendencies from Bernadette¨s close friends......
Which made us realized that we had ended in a tourist trap. We are lucky enough to be experienced travellers and our Essaouira experience ended up much better that it had started.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Villa Daba
Address: BP 164 Douar El Ghazoua | km8 route d'Agadir, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #21 of 74 Hotels in Essaouira
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Hotel Class:3 star — Villa Daba 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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