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“Beautiful house in Essaouira”
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Very good
16 reviews
living room
dining area
open plan landing area
landing area
upper landing
kitchen leading to terrace
lower landing
one of the double bedrooms
bathroom
Essaouira medina
one of many shops selling rugs
one of many shope selling local artefacts
large double bedroom
twin bedded room
seating area on large private terrace(also sunloungers and barbacue)
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Holiday Rental House -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Essaouira, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region

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Very good - based on 16 reviews
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Martyne R
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Beautiful house in Essaouira”
Reviewed 16 May 2015 for a stay in April 2015

Dar Nicola is a gorgeous place to stay. I would highly recommend this beautiful authentic Moroccan abode. The interior is to die for. Bright colourful & clean, I loved the room I stayed in, it is split over a couple of floors. Right near the entrance near the walls. The house over has beautiful views. One of which is a Moroccan door featured on the rough guide to Morocco.

The house has everything you need, it is well equipped. You can even arrange to have a meal brought in on an evening.
Close to all you need, the local food is fantastic, you get an authentic experience. The sea isn't too far away. The beach is clean and unspoilt. The harbour has a great vibrancy with beautiful blue boats. A very inspiring spot. Essouira is a cool place to stay. Lots of kite surfers, fab places to eat & a laid back vibe. I recommend staying here & using Dar Nicola as your base. The terrace is lovely for relaxation. Eat breakfast here... You will love it.
More chilled than Marrakech.
Enjoy your stay xx

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Liked best: The interior & roof terrace.
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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SueH234
Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Lovely house in a great position”
Reviewed 4 September 2014 for a stay in July 2013

This house is really very tastefully decorated and very comfortable. Sadly there were on 3 seats to sit on in the lounge unless you used the dinning chairs as the house sleeps 6 people there needs to be more. Dar Nicola is also on 3 floors and the stairs are stone and very narrow so not to many glasses of wine or you could end up in a heap. Whilst we were there we bought some canvas material to put over the shady part of the roof terrace as the straw was falling off which gave us the shade we needed who ever the outdoor furniture was in need of replacing as it was falling apart. Despite this we still loved it there

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Liked best: Position was perfect
Liked least: Noise in street below. Boys playing football till 2am
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
15 Jan 2015
Thanks for your review. Being so near to the sea the furniture on the terrace does get worn over time, we have recently replaced all the furniture on the terrace.
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Jan N
Powys, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Simple chic in magical Essaouira”
Reviewed 28 March 2014 for a stay in January 2014

I spent two months on a long winter let in Dar Nicola and loved my stay. The house has a simple chic that works well and a lovely terrace for the many sunny days. It is in what became my favourite part of the Medina close to the Bab Marrakech; very convenient for everywhere but away from the main tourist bustle. I spent much of my time staying there alone, with family visiting for some of my time and whether alone or with family found the inhabitants of the medina warm and friendly. There is a very strong sense of community that is even more apparent when there are fewer tourists. Essaouira is an easy place to live in; it has a relaxed atmosphere, the market is good, french is widely spoken or understood and many stall holders enjoy practicing their English. Places to eat are plentiful from the tiny and lovely La Cantina, the gastronomically delightful Elizir and the whacky and fabulous Caravan Cafe. Nicola's neighbours are delightful and their teenage son is happy to practice his English with you and share his views of the world. I thoroughly recommend the house for a family holiday.

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Liked best: The location and the house
Liked least: The mattresses
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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bethstick...
London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
189 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Lovely stay”
Reviewed 20 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013

I stayed here with my husband and sister. The amount of space is amazing and the bedrooms are a good size. The living room is also nice and the place is decorated very well with a few quirky things about. The roof terrace was used a lot in the mornings for breakfast and a bit of sunbathing ( less windy than the beaches). Said the house manager was very very helpful and recommended a nearby beach we would never have found otherwise ( name I can't remember but began with S).
The shower was very dark and not great for washing hair in and the kitchen could have been a bit cleaner as their was grease on the kettle and work surfaces which was easily removable.
Great location in the Madina so as expected there are locals around. A group of harmless boys played football until late into the night just outside so I would recommend earplugs.
All in a good stay thank you.

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Liked best: Terrace
Liked least: Shower
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
23 Aug 2013
thanks for your review i will mention your comments to our cleaner;thanks for letting me know.
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Die_Hexe...
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Phenomenal Value and a Splendid Location in the Medina”
Reviewed 5 August 2013 for a stay in July 2012

Dar Nicola was everything that I imagined from the reviews and yet still better! The location was perfect, just off a small alleyway, and not noisy at all. It was cool and a good size, with two terraces off the kitchen, and a wonderfully decorated interior. The manager and his sister did a fantastic job of assisting us and the food that we asked for one of the nights was delicious. After that I prepared my own food or we ate out, and it was an experience buying fresh meat and veg in the Medina. Even though I buy organic at home, this food tasted far more real.. Perhaps as it was only just picked. What a wonderful holiday this was, and I would love to come back again, when I would not hesitate to hire Dar Nicola again if it is available.
Simply wonderful

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Liked best: The location and the interior
Liked least: Nothing!
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Large groups
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Management Response
7 Aug 2013
thankyou for your kind words, we are really pleased that you enjoyed your holiday and stay in our house, your comments mean a lot to us!!! Nicola
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 June 2013 for a stay in April 2013

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Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 June 2013 for a stay in June 2013

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Liked best: It hard to say one thing as everything was perfect!
Liked least: There was nothing to dislike.
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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