(Feb 2018) A heavenly Tardis in the heart of the city.
(Feb 2018) Essaouira is a beautiful city! This house is beautiful, and it is in a great location next to restaurants and the water. It was very easy to accommodate a big group.
(Feb 2018) A realy good place to stay if you are going to Essaouira! Beautiful riad in the center of the medina!
(Dec 2017) We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this beautiful home. We were only two staying in the home, but even for us two it was great value. The home has a lot of character and the terraces are a nice little perk (although windy at times!). The location is ideal, in the medinah and a short walk to all the sights. It's in a small alley way so very calm when you're in the home. Beds are comfy. Khadija's breakfasts were delicious and very reasonably priced. Thank you!
(Dec 2017) The Riad is so original in the heart of medina, you can find all equipement you need in the kitchen, you have also a sea view in the rooftop of the Riad. I realy like our stay in this Riad with my family. Many thanks to Fouad all Johan.
(Dec 2017) Very good place,in the heart of the city . Everything can be done by walking. Great thanks to the owners who were reacting very quickly to our demands. Fouad, the local support, was very good also , in terms of finding and suggesting activities and support. We will come back for sure to this place...
(Nov 2017) Centrally located ideal for walking to the shops & restaurants. Lovely main room with plenty of seats to hang out & a big table to eat around. There are not many places to get alcohol so pop via carrefour on your way from the airport if you need. Definitely light the fire & let Kadija the housekeeper make dinner, the tagine was the best I had! We loved the live music at Caravane Cafe in the medina & the camel ride from the edge of the beach! Take all toiletries as not provided & you’ll need to buy loo roll. Essouira felt like light relief from the hectic haggling of Marrakesh, very safe, clean streets, lovely locals & cats!!
(Oct 2017) A beautiful riad and in a beautiful spot. The terrace overlooks the ocean, which is a perfect place to relax. The riad is really centrally located and perfect for families or groups of friends. It was our second time staying there.
(Oct 2017) Great location in the medina but near the sea - wonderful views from the terrace. Lovely big riad - perfect for a group of friends. Very good organisation before & during our stay!
(Oct 2017) Very authentic and nice place to stay in Essaouira. Although we were 9 people, where were enough space for everyone. The breakfast was the same during all stay and the lady was speaking only french. Also we were using taxi company the host recommend, it wasnt expensive and the driver was very nice. Thank you host for taking care of us!
(Sept 2017) Beautiful Riad! Fantastic location. Very clean and tidy with good wifi throughout the house. Host is very helpful and organised a horse trek as well as our taxis back to the airport. I would recommend having a home cooked meal here, it was so delicious and great value for money.
(Sept 2017) The Raid is big and with a breathtaking view. We were expecting a cleaner house (the bedrooms were a bit dusty) and the toilets smelled funny. We had to ask them to come back and clean. Toilets paper weren't enough for not even a day. The location is very convenient and the furniture very nice and traditional. Overall a good experience but it's important to improve the cleaning because it can affect one's experience.
(Sept 2017) Cette maison est comme on aimerait que la nôtre soit si nous habitions à Essaouira: un peu à l'écart des rues touristiques, tout à côté de la muraille, avec une terrasse avec vue imprenable sur la mer et les rochers. Un vrai bonheur, offrant repos et un très grand confort authentique, après le bruit et la fureur joyeuse de Marrakech.
“This house is as we would like to be if we live in Essaouira: a bit away from the tourist streets, right next to the wall, with a terrace with stunning views of the sea and the rocks. A true happiness, offering rest and a very authentic comfort, after the noise and the joyous fury of Marrakech.”
(Aug 2017) We had a phantastic week in Essouira. More than enough space for a family of four. The Riad is located in a small alley in the center of the old town. Litte shops for daily shopping close by. It is well maintained, clean and spacious. Fouad was always helpful, with organising trips and answering any other question we had. We had a cpouple of typical windy days in relaxed Essaouira and some with no wind at all. In any case a place woth visiting and the Riad is definitely a recommendation.
(Aug 2017) We had a wionderful stay at Dar Ettouahen and Fouad was very helpful in organising everything we needed. The house is realy beautiful and the lication is very convenient. We can definitely recommend your place.
(July 2017) Le Riad est extrêmement bien placé, en plein centre de essaouira, La vue de la terrasse sur La mer est imprenable, les chambres sont grandes et spacieuses, ce fut un excellent séjour.
“The Riad is very well located, right in the center of Essaouira, the view from the terrace to the sea is breathtaking, the rooms are large and spacious, it was a great stay.”
(July 2017) Dar Ettouahan is as described - a characterful house in the medina area. As a party of two we more than appreciated the spacious accommodation the house provides. Equally we could see its potential for larger groups. There are interesting seating and relaxation areas on the ground and first floors with terraces on the third level - two of which really do offer sea views. The provision for in-house breakfast at a nominal rate was an added bonus. Being only two in number, we did not require an evening meal but could imagine the added benefit to a larger party. Preliminary booking arrangements were efficient, informative and carried out in practice - we were met at the airport by a taxi as prearranged and at the medina walls to be escorted to the house. Being festival week one added bonus was the water pressure pump which kicks in when the water pressure drops across the city - needed & welcomed. Just be aware that provision of towels is at a basic level of one per week. You may need to consider other usage such as the beach & swimming. Similarly you need to bring or purchase toiletries such as shower gel & toilet paper - but no issue with local shops close by. As two friends we felt more than safe in the locality but streets are narrow & winding in the medina. Depending on the time of year & daylight hours, a torch might be advised. Overall this was a positive experience in a great city - relax & enjoy
(July 2017) Cool private riad with excellent cook and fabulous views over coast from the roof terrace. Sleeps 8 easily and 9/10 if pushed. Situated in the Medina, so convenient for everything. Essouira is a beautiful atmospheric city, fabulous beach, good mix of tourists and locals. Enjoyed camel riding, quad bikes and visit to La Fromagerie, a taxi ride out of town for a pleasant lunch, but be warned, much hotter inland... Riad whilst delightfully cool, is damp due to humidity, towels and clothes never dry. Bathrooms adequate.
(June 2017) Great, cozy riad: fantastic ocean views, peaceful neighborhood, and lovely apartment. Caretaker and cook were delightful!
(June 2017) We couldn't rave about this AirBnB more. The house is fantastic; it's right in the medina so a short walk to everything you might want to see, plus restaurants, etc, and the house itself is perfect. It's spacious, with plenty of comfortable areas to lounge around, both inside and out. The bedrooms were comfy, there are bathrooms throughout the house, and everything was very clean. It's also a very tastefully and comfortably decorated house. Johan and Kaylin were very helpful right up until our arrival, at which point Fouad takes over as on-site help. Fouad and Kadisha were also both wonderful and helpful. All in all this is a great house to stay in, and run by very helpful people who helped make our trip streamlined and hassle free, even when we encountered our own hiccups! Thanks for a great holiday.
(May 2017) It was very good and just as it said on the site. Thank you!
(May 2017) Sfeervolle Riad: prachtig ingericht met lokale decoraties en meubels. Uitzicht over zee vanaf het dakterras. Communicatie is perfect. Ontvangst gastvrij. Eten heerlijk. Echt een aanrader.
“Delightful Riad: Beautifully appointed with local decorations and furniture. Sea view from the rooftop terrace. Communication is perfect. Reception welcoming. Food delicious. Really recommended.”
(May 2017) Nous avons passé un excellent séjour dans ce riad Nous vous conseillons de monter le petit déjeuner sur la terrasse pour profiter de la belle vue La terrasse offre une vue sur la médina et permet de contempler le coucher de soleil. L'emplacement est parfait Le service impeccable Prévoir l'appoint lors du paiement pour les repas.
“We had a great stay in this riad We advise you to have breakfast on the terrace to enjoy the beautiful view The terrace offers a view of the medina and allows to contemplate the sunset. The location is perfect The impeccable service Provide supplement when paying for meals.”
(April 2017) Das Haus hat eine Terrasse mit Meerblick, ein Hauptgrund für die Buchung. Leider war, wohl auch aufgrund einer zehnköpfigen Gruppe, die vor uns da war, die Terrasse eher ein Lager. Der Brunnen im Erdgeschoß war voller Elektro- und Plastikschrott, generell bedarf es bei einer so intensiven Nutzung wohl einer besseren Pflege des Hauses. Fouad war sehr bemüht und freundlich, er gab sein Bestes. Wir haben uns, auch aufgrund der Tatsache, dass dieses Haus im Vergleich zu anderen, die wir gemietet hatten in Essaouira in der Vergangenheit, deutlich mehr erwartet.
"The house has a terrace with sea view, a main reason for booking. Unfortunately, probably because of a ten-member group, which was before us, the terrace rather a camp. The well on the ground floor was full of electrical and plastic scrap, in general it is necessary with such intensive use probably a better care of the house. Fouad was very helpful and friendly, he did his best. We have also expected significantly more due to the fact that this house was compared to others that we had hired in Essaouira in the past. "
(March 2017) Amazing place to stay. We were all really happy with our stat.
(March 2017) Nous avons passé 6 journées magnifiques à Essaouira. La qualité des lieux, leur confort et leur propreté ont contribué à rendre notre séjour excellent. La terrasse offre une très belle vue sur la mer, les chambres sont spacieuses et confortables. Toutes les demandes particulières que nous avions formulées ont été rencontrées. Merci à Johan de mettre un tel endroit à disposition des touristes pour un prix tout à fait justifié. Un tout grand merci.
“We spent 6 wonderful days in Essaouira. The quality of the places, their comfort and their cleanliness have helped make our stay excellent. The terrace offers a beautiful view of the sea, the rooms are spacious and comfortable. All the special requests we had made were met. Thanks to Johan for putting such a place at the disposal of tourists for a very justified price. A big thanks.”
(February 2017) Una casa preciosa y acogedora donde no falta ningún detalle, dispone de plancha, secador, utensilios de cocina. Las habitaciones muy bonitas, limpias y sin ruidos. Una muy buena elección en tu visita a Essauira!
“A beautiful and cozy house where there is no detail missing, has iron, hair dryer, kitchen utensils. Very nice rooms, clean and no noise. A very good choice in your visit to Essauira!”
(February 2017) Excellent riad, proche des commodités. Habitation très agréable et fonctionnelle. Très belle terrasse. Idéale pour un séjour en famille (7 adultes, 1 enfant et 1 bébé).
“Excellent riad, close to amenities. Very nice and functional home. Very nice terrace. Ideal for family holidays.”
(February 2017) I just want to said you that we have spent a wonderful week, with a nice weather and nice people. The riad is great and very confortable. It’s really a great place for all the family, you’re lucky to have it. All your informations was perfect and the timing was right. Fouad and Kadisha was very nice too and Faoud is a good “manager“ for people as us. Think you very much.
(January 2017) Joli riad bien situé au coeur de la medina.
“Nice riad well located in the heart of the medina.”
(January 2017) Communications before our stay were excellent. We were sent a brief questionnaire to fill out and a little note about the home. I was very impressed with the organization and very clear communications!! We were met near the outside of the medina, as we had prearranged, with Fouad. He showed us the way to the home and gave us an orientation. We (family of five) had plenty of room to spread out. The house is very comfortable and pretty. We arranged for breakfasts and dinners with the housekeeper. She and her daughter are excellent cooks & kind and lovely people. We enjoyed the meals very much, and especially being able to eat in the comfort of the house. The wifi worked well. The DVD player wasn't working (Fouad said it had just broken) but we didn't mind--we didn't need it (and I'm sure it will be fixed immediately given the high standards of this rental). I did hear a nearby dog barking a lot the first night. It bothered me a bit but fortunately did not bother anyone else in my family. I didn't hear it the dog the following nights. We stayed 4 nights and enjoyed ourselves thoroughly. It was a lot of fun to explore Essaouira!
(January 2017) Renting this property was very straightforward and efficient though I regret using booking.com as the owners speak english and I could have saved them the 18% commission. Faoud arranged the luggage cart for both journeys, the children enjoyed the ride too, nice breakfasts and evening meal. Lovely warm log fire. The camel ride ,price started at 150dhs and ended up at 40dhs, was a great experience. Les Remparts was a great restaurant and the music from Said on the Guembri (Lute) and owner Mestapha on the krarebs(?) was stunning.
(December 2016) Riad ideally placed in the heart of the medina of Essaouira, very comfortable, decorated with taste.
(December 2016) Great spot in the narrow streets of Essaouira - nice old house that was renovated some years ago - very clean and close to the medina - nice breakfast made by local woman in the house.