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“Like you've been invited round to a friends for a meal and a party.”
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Riad Dar Afram
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Reviewed 20 April 2013 via mobile

We had been in Imlil for a few days and wanted somewhere a bit livelier.

As soon as you arrive you are made welcome by everyone and anyone that happens to be staying at the time. I think that the owners must make everyone feel friendly?

A simple but nice breakfast served on the roof terrace on the morning, music drifts around the riad on and off all day and in the evening a meal is served downstairs where you can chat with other guests if you feel like it. I had my first alcoholic drink in Morocco here, it was nice.

Overall just very relaxed place to stay with some atmosphere if you want it. Just what we wanted.

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Reviewed 19 March 2013

we r from Sydney Australia We've stayed in Dar Afram for 3 days. It was a great experience We had a great time. The atmosphere is very different than any Riad in Morocco. The food was very reasonable and very tasty. The host Taza has very pleasant. and cool personality. We were very sorry to leave. We strongly recommend Dar Afram riad to any traveller from all over the world.

Room Tip: The room upstairs is the best of all very quiet and peas full.
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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Ranya C
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Reviewed 6 February 2013

We had a wonderful stay at Dar Afram. The rooms are lovely and clean, the Riad is located centrally in the Medina. You will enjoy the great savory breakfast. I really recommend to try the optionally available dinner with every delight you can imagine. If you are interested you could even learn how to prepare such a nice menue. And of course, HIGHLIGHT: The Dar Afram is known to host musicians from all over the world. So you won't be surprised to find yourself in the one or other jam session in the evenings. Staff is ablsolutely friendly and ready to help whenever needed.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Danniko7
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Reviewed 29 December 2012

What a fantastic place - we wanted to stay for one night just stay for four in total. Maroccan food for dinner, a song from Afram on the guitar and the best hosts with Abdul & Taz. Book if you can, Philipp

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with friends
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1  Thank kjell77
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Reviewed 12 December 2012

Absolutely top notch!!
I was planning to stay in Essaouira for a few days, and initially booked another Riad online for the first couple of nights.
I met Taz and Abdul at the local tea house, and asked them for pointers in the town.
Fortunately they pointed me to their wonderful Dar Afram. I visited them that evening and was treated to a fabulous show of live music, entertaining chat and a delicious home cooked meal.
I decided to move in the next day, and ended up staying for the best part of 3 weeks.
Abdul and Taz made me feel right at home, and almost one of the family.
I cant wait to return for another few weeks of R&R, creative vibes and fantastic live music every evening!!
One of the best places I've EVER stayed, and I am very well traveled.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 25 November 2012

We got off the bus in Essaouira having no place to stay. Luckily for us Taz from Riad Dar Afram was there to save the day and brought us to his beautiful Riad. We stayed there for four days soaking up the sun on the roof top gazing out at the sea view. The rooms are tastefully furnished and very clean. The decor throughout the riad is really lovely. The food was great, fresh and nutritious and the company fantastic. Every night the guitar came out and the singing went on into the small hours. If you want a home from home with two wonderful hosts Taz and Abe don't miss the Dar Afram experience. Thanks guys :)

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 October 2012

I absolutely loved my stay at Dar Afram - great hospitality, nice people, very good breakfast (especially when you carry your tray all the way up to the roof terrace!) and the music never seems to stop at this place!
Although Essaouira is anyways not big and distances are close from almost all places, the neighbourhood is really nice and definitely another plus.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled solo
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1  Thank TravelLin1107
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Additional Information about Riad Dar Afram

Address: 10 Rue Sidi Magdoul, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 63 Speciality Lodging in Essaouira
Price Range: £29 - £35 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dar Afram is famous for music, a funky vibe and a special, unique atmosphere. A beautiful traditional riad run by friendly aussie-moroccans.There are 6 high standard spotless bedrooms like apartments with private bathroom and showers, sleeping 2 to 4 people. There is also a single and shared rooms available.You can enjoy a fantastic 360 degrees view of the sea and see far accross the roofs of the medina.Breakfast is included and is usually served on the terrace. Sunset barbeques is another feature of this wonderful terrace.Communal evening meals are organised everynight with some of the towns finest chefs and live music follows. Musicians and artists from all over the world visit dar afram. We even have an online you tube channel that captures some of the talent flowing through. Check out Dar Afram TV for some of the live perfomances.As written in our trip advisor and lonely planet reviews, Dar Afram is the pefect place to meet people and make new friends.A house of charm, inspiration and good feeling which is beautifully decorated with various art and antiques.Our guests often stay longer than expected and truly feel at home. ... more   less 
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