thank you so much Liza for this amazing painting of Dar Darek's roof terrace!the private and not overlooked roof terrace

Entire home/flat

9 Guests

4 Bedrooms

7 Beds

Entire home/flat

9 Guests

4 Bedrooms

7 Beds

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About this listing

Set in the heart of ancient médina, 4 rooms with their own bathroom and toilets. Its capacity is 8-9 people. It is very well decorated with typical material and is very confortable. Daily housework and breakfasts are included in the rental price.

The space
Bathrooms: 4
Bedrooms: 4
Beds: 7
Check In: 3PM - 10PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: £9 / night after 6 guests
Cleaning Fee: £26
Security Deposit: £219
Weekly Discount: 10%


The space

Dar Darek means in moroccan language « home away from home ».
Dar Darek, is a beautiful typical house (riad) located in the heart of the ancient walled medina and at 5 minutes by foot from the beach. With 4 rooms (each of them with their own bathroom and toilets) it can accomodate 8-9 people. It is very well decorated with typical material and is very confortable. Every piece of furniture has been made by local craftmen or bought in the flea market and renovated by the owners.
On the ground floor is the patio with the family table, the very well fitted kitchen and lounge with big TV set.
Wifi is available in the whole house, from the ground floor to the roof terrace.
On first and second floors are the bedrooms (1 double suite 1 triple room and 2 twin bedrooms)
On the third floor is the roof terrace which is sheltered from the wind and very calm. You can enjoy the sun without being seen by anybody.

Dar Darek is easy to find. 5 minutes walk from the bus Station Supratours and 3 minutes walking from the main wall Door Bab Marrakech and its car park.

Guest access

Guests will have access to the whole house with private use.

Interaction with guests

The housemaid, Kamar, will pick you up at your arrival at Essaouira. Then she will be at home every morning to prepare delicious breakfast for you and do housework. She can speak english. She will be very helpful to make your stay easy and unforgettable. She will be also very pleased to prepare typical morrocan meals for you. As one of our latest guest has told us «she is like the genius of the lamp».

The neighbourhood

Located at 5 minutes by foot from the beach and at 3 minutes from a watched car park. Dar Darek, is located in the heart of the ancient walled medina. Surrounded by typical little grocery shops, kind of ali baba caverns, public baker's oven, hamman... you will experiment a true taste of Moroccan life.

House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 3PM - 10PM

Please let us know your arrival time a minimum of 24 hours in advance.



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4 Reviews

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John User Profile
July 2014
Dar Darek is a very nice riad in the Essaouira medina. We spent 5 days here with 2 families, 9 people. The house is well-equipped en we enjoyed using the kitchen. The very nice lady Kamar came in every morning to serve a nice breakfast and clean up. Essaouira was in general one of the best spots we visited during our trip. Very authentic and laid-back. Recommended!

Alex User Profile
February 2014
Pascale and Jean were wonderful hosts, and we thoroughly enjoyed staying in their Riad. The house is well-equipped, with a nice kitchen, very comfy beds and great showers (a bit of a rarity in Morocco, it seems). Very much recommended, and we would definitely stay here again!

Emmanuel User Profile
May 2014
Nous avons passé un agréable séjour à Essaouira, durant 4 nuits au Dar Darek. Le Raid est confortable et bien situé, quoique bruyant par moment. La prestation est conforme à la description même si quelques points mériteraient d'être améliorés, notamment l'accueil à l'arrivée. Le tarif est un peu élevé mais il semblerait que nous n'étions pas obligés de réserver l'exclusivité du Riad. Deux repas pris au Riad le soir et un sentiment mitigé. Le premier, Dorade au Sel, était tout simplement raté. Le second, Tajine de poisson, était vraiment excellent. La ville est bien plus calme, et sous certains aspects plus agréable, que Marrakech. Le vent est toujours omniprésent, tout comme les mouettes dans le ciel.

Jean User Profile
May 2014
Kamar et sa petite équipe sont très accueillants et très efficaces. Le logement et sa situation correspondaient à nos attentes

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Pascale User ProfilePascale is a superhost.

Nous sommes un couple de français, anciens restaurateurs. C'est lors d'un long périple au Maroc en 2009 que nous sommes tombés sous le charme d'Essaouira et que nous avons décidé de nous y installer. Nous avons posé nos valises dans cette très jolie maison familiale traditionnelle (dar ou petit riad) avec son patio, ses deux étages et sa terrasse.
Nous aimons les plaisirs simples comme les balades, la bonne chère et les contacts humains. Notre devise est tout simplement "carpe diem"

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