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“Excellent Riad - brilliant location”
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Dar Ness
Ranked #28 of 180 Essaouira B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 12 April 2007

Stayed here for 2 nights at the beginning of April. One word - brilliant. The location is possibly one of the best in the town - right next to the main square, the ramparts of the fort, the port and
3 mins walk to the beach.

The rooms are spotless - and the breakfast outstanding. Suggest eating breakfast on the terrace on the roof.

Highly suggest walking to the seafood stalls 2 mins walk away to have your dinner. Fresh seafood - and great prices (feel free to bargain).

The staff here were great as well. Very helpful in booking restaurants or taxis etc. Highly recommended.

Duncan and Kim, London

  • Stayed: April 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 March 2007

I would endorse entirely the views of the two previous reviewers. My friend and I stayed there for two nights, paying around 48 pounds sterling each for a twin-bedded room for the two nights, inclusive of taxes and breakfast. We found the riad delightful and the staff equally so. Our most comfortable room was a reasonable size and was tastefully decorated; the pubilc areas of the riad were very attractive, as was the spacious roof terrace on which we took our breakfast each morning (just perfect, unless you are frightened of seagulls!). The location was ideal, with plenty of good restaurants within a 200 to 300 metre radius. I wouldn't hesitate to return to the Dar Ness or to recommend it to others. There is secure parking five minutes' walk from the riad, for which you are charged 20 MAD per night (just over one pound sterling). Make sure that they don't overcharge you! Porters are available there to take your luggage to the riad if you dont fancy lugging it yourself (10 MAD from the car park to the Dar Ness). I thought that Essaoura itelf, despite the large numbers of tourists, was a delightful town and can't wait to return there. There are few conventional sights as such, apart from various bastions along the walls. The chief pleasure lies in soaking up the atmosphere.

  • Stayed: March 2007, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 October 2006

The Riad is a centre of calm and well located. It is very stylishly and tastefully decorated but not in an over the top way. The rooms and the bathrooms are large. The terasse has a good view and is a wonderful place to relax in the day. The staff were very helpful. Breakfast was good too. And all for a very good price.

  • Stayed: October 2006
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Reviewed 21 August 2006

Dar Ness is an excellent Riad in the centre of Essaouira. James the French owner was really helpful before we arrived and arranged for a very friendly taxi driver to pick us up from the airport in Marrakech.

The room was spacious and clean and very tastefully decorated. The Riad itself is beautiful, set around a courtyard. It is bang in the centre of the old town yet is a haven of traquility once you get inside.

Breakfast on the terrace was a joy, fresh bread and fruit and lots of coffee!

The Riad lacks stunning views but with all the large chain hotels down near the beach I would urge anyone to look closer to the medina for more character, taste and style.

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Stayed: December 2017, travelled with friends
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Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: October 2017, travelled with friends
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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
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Room Service Spa
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Ranked #28 of 180 B&Bs / Inns in Essaouira
Price Range: £37 - £57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Dar Ness 2*
Number of rooms: 9
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