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Located in central Essaouira, this traditional Moroccan bed and breakfast is 1,000 feet from the beach. It offers individually decorated rooms with free Wi-Fi and mint tea upon arrival.

Each room overlooks the medina and features a shower. Dar El Paco also provides a living room area.

Breakfast is served daily.

You can relax on the rooftop terrace and admire a panoramic view of the medina and sea.

Dar El Paco provides guided tours of the souk, just 150 feet away. Local activities also include horse or camel riding and kitesurfing.

This is our guests' favorite part of Essaouira, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.6 for a two-person trip.

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Located in the real heart of Essaouira, this property has an excellent location score of 9.7!

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

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Sleeps Accommodation Type Price
Max adults: 2. Max children: 1
Sahara Double Room
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  • 1 queen bed
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Touareg Double Room
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Atlas Double
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Bleu Azur Double Room
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About Dar El Paco

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  • Hello, we do not have euros and will not be able to get them. May we pay the $52 in USD? Or in Moroccan currency?

    Hello, it's no problem we accept Moroccan currency ( Dirhams). Do you want book the room ? can i help you ?. Best regards waiting for your reply. Wafaa


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    Answered on December 31, 2019
  • Hi Are your double rooms en suite?

    Good morning Dear, we dont have a rooms en suite , we are small Riad authentique . Regards Wafaa


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Host Info

Host Review Score 9.8

Riad Dar el Paco is a small peaceful house in the heart of the Medina. Close to the souk, but on a quiet little side-street. Everything is in walking distance and everything is possible. We serve a traditional Moroccan breakfast every morning and all our 5 rooms have a private bathroom with shower and in 4 rooms we can accommodate 3 people (with a small charge). Panoramic terrace on the top floor. We ADSL WIFI function very well in all the RIAD. The common spaces includes the living room, fridge on the kitchen and the guest toilet on the ground floor. The house is perfectly secure, you will be free to take your room key and the main door key with you just like being at home. You will be greeted by Chloé et Philippe, the owners of the Riad. We are French we speak Spanish and English With us, Wafaa, who is fluent in Moroccan, English, French and Italian. We'll be happy to guide and assist you during your stay. Note: According to the law in force in Morocco, any Moroccan national staying in a hotel as a couple is required to present a marriage certificate. Without this one we would be obliged to refuse the reservation.

You will be greeted by Chloé et Philippe, the owners of the Riad. We are French we speak Spanish and English With us, Wafaa, who is fluent in Moroccan, English, French and Italian. We will be there to answer all your questions, recommend you placed to visit, restaurants to eat and of course, tell you some general information about the city and culture. We are happy to guide and assist you during your stay. Always fascinated by travel and ancient culture, Morocco has enchanted us with its simplicity, its wilderness, its nature, but above all we loved the people ; friendly and hospitable. Here the living together is really possible. Far from the noise of Marrakesh and the big buldings of Agadir and Casablanca, Essaouira is a gem on the ocean. With its blue sky and its Medina, within its ramparts you will find a vibrant city on a human scale and with a background "Gnaoua" music between its white houses, the souks and the many markets in each small square. We live here and we will be happy to make you discover the city.

For a unique and unforgettable experience in a magical setting and the perfect place to let yourself be enchanted by the charm Esaouira. The beach is 200 meters, with water activities that are the hallmark of Essaouira, surfing, kitesurfing, windsurfing sailing, canoeing.... As soon ride a camel and horseback which is also available on the beach. You don't need a car to explore Essaouira but cars can be hired from Marrakech (e.g. the airport) or Essaouira new town.

Languages spoken: Arabic, English, Spanish, French, Italian

Area Info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
Excellent location – show map
Located in the historic old town

Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Essaouira’s old town or "Medina" is surrounded by an ancient city wall. Browse the souks to see what they're selling before stopping at a cafe or bar.

What's nearby
  • Golf de Mogador
    3.2 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant medina
    0.1 miles
  • Cafe/Bar medina
    0.1 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Ocean/Sea Atlantique
    0.2 miles
Beaches in the Neighborhood
  • Plage d'Essaouira
    1,050 feet
  • Cap Sim Beach
    6 miles
Closest Airports
  • Essaouira Mogador Airport
    9 miles
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Amenities of Dar El Paco
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
Outdoors
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
Activities
  • Cooking class Off-site Additional charge
  • Tour or class about local culture Additional charge
  • Bike tours Additional charge
  • Walking tours Additional charge
  • Horseback riding Off-site Additional charge
  • Turkish/Steam Bath Additional charge
  • Cycling Off-site
  • Hiking Additional charge
  • Windsurfing Off-site Additional charge
  • Massage Additional charge
  • Spa Additional charge
  • Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and costs EUR 3 per day.
Transportation
  • Airport drop-off Additional charge
  • Airport pickup Additional charge
  • Public transit tickets Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Private check-in/out
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Express check-in/out Additional charge
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Babysitting/Child services Additional charge
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
General
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Tile/Marble floor
  • Car rental
  • Fan
  • Hair/Beauty salon
  • Non-smoking rooms
Accessibility
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Languages Spoken
  • Arabic
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian
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Sustainability initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

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Check-in

12:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Check-out

8:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Curfew

The entrance to the property is closed between 9:00 PM and 5:00 AM

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 4 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 3 years
Crib by request
Free

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

The maximum number of cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Cash only

This property only accepts cash payments.

Credit cards are only needed to guarantee your booking .


Smoking

Smoking is not allowed.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

If you plan on arriving after 19:00, please notify the property in advance. Contact details can be found on the booking confirmation.

Please note that according to the law in force in Morocco, any Moroccan national staying in a hotel as a couple is required to present a marriage certificate. Without this one we would be obliged to refuse the reservation

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Please inform Dar El Paco of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

FAQs about Dar El Paco

  • Room options at Dar El Paco include:

    • Double

  • Dar El Paco is 150 feet from the center of Essaouira.

  • Dar El Paco offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Spa
    • Massage
    • Turkish/Steam Bath
    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Windsurfing
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Bike tours
    • Horseback riding
    • Cooking class
    • Walking tours
    • Tour or class about local culture

  • The prices at Dar El Paco may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • The nearest beach is 1,000 feet from Dar El Paco.

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at Dar El Paco (subject to availability):

    • Parking

  • Guests staying at Dar El Paco can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.2).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental

  • Check-in at Dar El Paco is from 12:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.