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75, rue Agadir, Ahl Agadir, 44000 Essaouira, Morocco – Show map
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Terrace, Sun Deck
Windsurfing, Cycling, Horseback Riding, Solarium, Spa, Massage, Turkish/Steam Bath, Bicycle Rental
Food & Drink
Restaurant, Breakfast in the Room
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and costs EUR 2 per day.
Car Rental, Shuttle Service (surcharge), Airport Shuttle (surcharge), 24-Hour Front Desk, Tour Desk, Baggage Storage, Private Check-in/Check-out, Laundry, Dry Cleaning, Fax/Photocopying
Non-smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
French, English, Arabic
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
All children under 5 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
All children under 2 years are charged EUR 5 per person per night in a crib.
All older children or adults are charged EUR 15 per person per night for extra beds.
The maximum number of extra beds/cribs in a room is 1.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are not allowed.
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Based on 56 reviews
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This luxurious hotel features a terrace with a lovely outdoor pool with panoramic views of the Medina and the sea. It is just 1300 ft from the beach, in central Essaouira.
Score from 240 reviews Excellent
Situated in an absolutely quiet location behind the wall of the Medina of Essaouira, with a spectacular view of the sea, this guest house represents comfort, serenity and traditional decoration with...
Score from 327 reviews Very good
The hotel is located inside the fortified city of Essaouira. The hotel is a traditional riad built in the 18th century and it has been completely refurbished.
Score from 86 reviews Good
This Riad is in the center of Essaouira just steps from the port and beach. Each traditional Moroccan room at the Riad Chakir Mogador has a private bathroom and a sitting area.
Score from 409 reviews Very good
Such an easy find from the Supratours bus stop - so welcome after the difficulties of Marrakech. I was greeted and made to feel at home within minutes. I stayed 6 nights and felt completely comfortable as a solo traveller. The room pleasant and surrounding areas safe. Fantastic, thank you
If you used the shower the bathroom floor became very wet as there was no shower tray and the water did not drain away.
Good location nice terrace
Loved the welcome, the quiet retreat, sense of calm, beatifil old building- well looked after. Great rooftop. Felt very welcomed by staff-Would definately recommend. Rooms very spacious and well thought out.
Very hard to find the hostel, Not have any tv in the room, hostel it is in the very small line and far a way from mail road.
Room decoration and size
Stayed in June 2014 and again in November 2014 . Liked it so much we are already planning our next stay. Owner is lovely and helpful ,nothing is too much . Clean comfortable rooms. Breakfast on the blue terrace is great. Highly recommend a stay at Dar Zayna.
Toilets were a bit old and awkward but they were being changed as I started leaving. Breakfast was a bit simple.
Room was large and generally fine. Both the resident maid and the manager were very polite and hospitable. Nice, secluded little roof area with chairs and tables to relax on. Large breakfast
Only some of the staff speak English, and my French is pretty poor, which made things a bit tricky when I wanted to ask questions. They were very polite though, I would just suggest to other only-English-speaking travellers to ask the questions when you can.
This is a really nice riad. Room was lovely and quiet, comfortable bed, nicely furnished. I spent most of one day sleeping as I wasn't well and it was very restful here. Nice little private bathroom. Internet connection in my room was excellent with no problems. Lovely view from the roof-top terrace. The location was very easy to find, close to the inter-city bus station, one street back from most of the bustle which was really nice. Check out at midday made life relaxed. Staff were lovely and polite, I didn't have much to do with them but they were welcoming.
The staff doesnt speak ANY english - only french. Even the simplest words or hand signs doesnt seem to make any sense for them. Very small breakfast. Staff often not present when we came back - had to wait 30 min for sb to open the riads door. Not a pleasant experience.
Internet in the room was difficult the first day. However, when I reported the difficulty to Yunis he said he was sorry and had someone working on the problem. The next day internet access was fine.
From the moment we arrived we felt taken care of. The owner, Yunis, welcomed us to our rooms and served us tea on the rooftop terrace. He bought and took a year to personally renovate Dar Zayna in 2010. I know this because Yunis speaks and understands English (among other languages) well. He was extremely helpful. From sharing his local knowledge of Gnaoua music and personal assistance on finding local woodworkers (he is a carpenter by trade) he made our visit to Essaouira memorable. He was the best of hosts from Fes to Casablanca (6 different accommodations). P.S. In case you might be wondering, this review was not solicited.
Really nice position and decoration. Breakfast was amazing
They were digging holes with big machinery hammers, not to be recommended at this time!!
Friendly, helpful and attentive staff. A clean comfortable room with really nice authentic feel and features and a simple but generous and delicious breakfast.
Breakfast very samey need more variety.fresh fruit yogurt too much bread pancakes everywhere.it's ok occasional but not everyday boiled eggs toast cereal
Large bedroom hot shower friendly staff.
Although we had booked months in advance by credit card, on the day of departure we were told that the machine was broken and had to pay again. We have since learned that this is a common tale, so travellers beware. I had to fix the toilet in our room twice as it would not stop filling up at night and was very noisy. 'Free Toiletries' were a 5cm sachet of Pantene shampoo. Staff were polite but not at all welcoming and were more interested in watching the Reception tv. We asked for an early breakfast as we had to catch a coach but we were told that this was not possible until 8am. There were no central areas to meet with other guests other than the terrace in the morning, and the decor needs updating. We thought that overall, the accommodation was extremely over - priced compared to other similar priced Riads of much higher quality, and was more of a very low budget B&B than a Riad. We don't usually complain, but having originally paid 90 euros for 2 nights, we had expected a much higher standard than we experienced.
Easy to find, close to the Bus Station, comfortable bed, good size room, powerful shower
The breakfast could have had a little more variety.
The staff were very helpful. They were very good at helping me arrange activities, and taking care of any business I needed. The person I dealt with the most also spoke excellent English. Which was very helpful. .
position of toilet next my head when i sleep
It was very cold at nights (early March), but luckily we got some extra blankets. The room was not very large but not too small either. And one tip when you're on the terrace: the seagulls will try to steal your food, so keep an eye on those...
Great location in the middle of the medina, and a friendly and helpful staff. We highly enjoyed the tasty breakfasts on the terrace (as they try to serve something else every day, which brings a pleasant surprise element to the mix).
comfortable bed, large room, location .
Yummy, typical moroccan breakfast. Very kind staff, clean room/hotel. The owner suggested me a traditional hamam, it was a great experience! He got me a few liters very good olive oil, thanks again for this!!
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