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Dar al Bahar

Bayfront riad with restaurant, near Essaouira Beach

  • Free continental breakfast and free WiFi

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  • Terrace/Patio
  • Terrace/Patio
  • Living Room
  • Bathroom
  • Terrace/Patio
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8.2.Very good.
  • I really appreciated the riad host that he protected my friend from our tour guide who…

    Nov 15, 2019

  • Dar Al Bahar was simply lovely. The room (Malika) that we chose was on the third floor…

    Oct 9, 2019

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  • Free WiFi

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 10 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Laundry service

Feel at home

  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress

What’s around

  • In Medina
  • Essaouira Beach - 10 min walk
  • Mellah - 2 min walk
  • Skala de la Ville - 3 min walk
  • Mohammed Ben Abdallah Museum - 4 min walk
  • Place Moulay el Hassan - 7 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Standard Double Room (Aziza)
  • Double Room, Sea View (Nour)
  • Standard Triple Room (Aicha)
  • Triple Room, Partial Sea View (Laila)
  • Apartment, Sea View (Abla)
  • Standard Twin Room, Ground Floor (Zahra)
  • Standard Double Room (Saadia)
  • Standard Double Room (Meryem)
  • Double Room, Sea View (Malika)
  • Triple Room, Sea View (Mounia)

Location

  • In Medina
  • Essaouira Beach - 10 min walk
  • Mellah - 2 min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Medina
  • Essaouira Beach - 10 min walk
  • Mellah - 2 min walk
  • Skala de la Ville - 3 min walk
  • Mohammed Ben Abdallah Museum - 4 min walk
  • Place Moulay el Hassan - 7 min walk
  • Skala du Port - 11 min walk
  • Bordj el Berod - 3.1 mi / 5 km
  • Ounara Campsite - 15.4 mi / 24.7 km
  • Ounara Mosque - 15.4 mi / 24.8 km
  • Sidi Kaouki Beach - 15.7 mi / 25.2 km

Getting around

  • Essaouira (ESU-Mogador) - 25 min drive

At a glance

Size

  • 10 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11:30 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • No onsite parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Room service

Things to do

  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1900
  • Rooftop terrace

Languages Spoken

  • Arabic
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German

In the room

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress

Things to enjoy

  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

More

  • Daily housekeeping

Special features

Dining

Traditional Restauran - This restaurant specializes in Moroccan cuisine and serves dinner only.

Recreation

Nearby

  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Small print

Also known as

  • Dar al Bahar
  • Dar al Bahar Essaouira
  • Dar al Bahar Riad Essaouira
  • Dar al Bahar Essaouira
  • Dar al Bahar Hotel
  • Dar al Bahar Hotel Essaouira
  • Dar al Bahar Riad

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for MAD 1100.0 per night

Policies

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property accepts credit cards.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: MAD 23 per person, per night
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: MAD 275.00

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • Yes, Dar al Bahar does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Dar al Bahar.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11:30 AM.
  • Yes, Traditional Restauran offers Moroccan cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Silvestro (3-min walk), La Clé de Voute (3-min walk), and Tara Cafe (3-min walk).
  • Have fun with activities like hiking, parasailing, and boogie boarding, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course.
8.2.Very good.
  • 8.0.Very good

    Quiet hotel overlooking the ocean in the mediina.

    Rooftop deck overlooking the ocean and rooftops. Delicious breakfast, spotless rooms with efficient, helpful and happy staff. A softer bed would have made the stay perfect.

    margaret, 3 night romance trip, Apr 27, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The staff were so great and friendly, the room was clean and comfortable. I would definitely recommend this place for a great stay in Essaouira.

    4 night trip, Apr 6, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Excellent Riad

    Excellent Riad

    Neil, 2 night trip, Mar 17, 2019

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Room offered was substandard we had to pay another CS 20 to get an acceptable room. The owner very unfriendly. No creditcard option she charged us 10% surcharge over bank rate for the payment. Very dissatisfied.

    milan, 1 night family trip, Feb 17, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Lovely relaxing riad

    I had been staying at a different riad in Essauoira but decided to switch to Dar al Bahar and I am so glad I did. It is a lovely riad located on a cliff above the ocean. Some rooms have ocean views, mine did not but I would leave my windows open so that I could smell and hear the ocean. It has a spectacular roof off terrace where a lovey breakfast is served. The staff is very nice and helpful. It is located on the northern side of the medina which I preferred. There are a number of good restaurants nearby and it is an easy walk to shops. When I come back to Essaouira I will definitely stay here,

    Robin, 2 night trip, Oct 10, 2018

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  • 4.0.Fair

    This hotel is in a relatively quiet part of the Médina, next to the sea (although it’s not on the beach). It is basically a tower, and the rooms get less expensive the higher up you are (because the climb is steep). The room itself was clean and well decorated. The staff was a problem, though. The man on night shift was not at all helpful, and in fact, refused us a slightly earlier breakfast (we requested breakfast 15 minutes before regular time), which we needed because of a 9:00 bus. So we paid in full but received no breakfast. And not even an apology. There are plenty of other options in Essaouira so no need for this one.

    Ann, 1 night trip, Aug 6, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Wonderful!

    Greeted with coffee and amazing almond pastries. The sea view room on the city wall was amazing. Don't miss sunset from the fourth floor terrace.

    2 night trip, Apr 16, 2018

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Dar bahar Déçu.

    Ne prenez surtout pas la chambre au rez-de-chaussée. C'est une honte de mettre cette chambre en location. C'est juste un local à balais. Cerise sur le gâteau, le bureau de la réception se trouve juste devant cette chambre. Influencé par les photos, je l'ai réservée pour une nuit, la veille je suis passé pour voir à quoi elle ressemble. Très déçu, je demande à la réception de me donner une autre chambre. Pas possible. J'ai abandonné le prix de la location et j'ai été trouvé ailleurs.

    mohamed, 1 night family trip, Feb 7, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Nice view

    Spent one night at the hotel and were very satisfied. The hotel is well located in the city center at the ocean. From the roof it offers an absolutelly outstanding view. The rooms are nice and clean. To get to the beach, it takes roughly about 10 minutes by foot walking through the beautiful, narrow streets of Essouira.

    Matej, 1 night romance trip, Oct 9, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Essenziale ma curata es autentica. Posizione spettacolare ma estremamente tranquilla. Non accettano carte.

    2 night romance trip, Apr 22, 2019

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