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35 reviews
upper  salon
winter fire
main salon
terrace room
Dining area
ground floor salon
terrace bedroom
Bedroom 2
Moroccan Salon
typical en suite bedrooms 1 and 2
Beach and town
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Riad -
3 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 8
Essaouira, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region
Darsal is a beautiful, carefully restored Riad in a tradional style, offering peace and tranquility in the heart of the vibrant, exciting old medina just a few minutes walk to centre of the medina, beach and port . Whether relaxing in the tranquil 2nd floor salon with traditional moroccan sitting room, or soaking up the sunshine on the roof terrace with sea views, this is the perfect base from which you can explore the wonders on offer in this 18th century fishing village, or relax after a day on the beach. On arrival you will be met by Fouad, who is available throughout your stay and also our friendly maid Aieda. Fouad will give you a tour of the town and can arrange other activites and excursions.
About the Owner, Sally C
Languages spoken: English, French
Response Rate: 95 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: Today
Listed since : Mar 2006
Overall rating: 4.5 / 5.0
Based on 35 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #HL10670
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Very good - based on 35 reviews
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Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 October 2017 for a stay in September 2017

This is the third time I have stayed at Dar Sal and as expected I had a fabulous time. It was immaculately clean upon our arrival as it has been each time and the warm welcome from the caretakers Fouad and Aida was really nice...it felt like we were returning home. It is obvious that they take great pride in...

Management response:

Thank you I’m so pleased you had another good trip to Essaouira. We always hope to provide a good service and see guests return. We look forward to seeing you again.


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Reviewed 28 March 2017 for a stay in March 2017

This road has been beautifully restored and maintained and is immaculately clean and comfortable. There were only two of us so we had loads of space, but it would be great for groups of friends and families too as the layout gives plenty of privacy with a kitchen and bathroom on each floor. We were met at the bus station...

Management response:

Thank you. I really pleased you had a good stay and were well looked after. I will pass your comments to Fouad and Aieda.


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1 review
Reviewed 2 March 2017 for a stay in October 2015

From the Riad it is Just a few steps into town where there are many reasonable eating places and shops. The beach is a stone throw away and there many interesting things to do. Should you wish to vist places this can be arranged by Fued who is there to help with transport etc.Also, Aida the maid, will cook a...

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Thank you for your review. I am pleased you had a good stay.


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  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Double Beds:(3)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (3)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (10)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Ocean Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Sofa Beds:(2)
  • Staffed Property
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
The riad is spacious and beautifully renovated in a tradional style, a lovely atmosphere for a relaxing holiday. The Riad has 3 floors and a roof terrace.

GROUND FLOOR Entrance hall and beautiful peaceful central courtyard with fountain surrounded by salon with log fire and seating area, dining area and kitchen. Separate Laundry room.

FIRST FLOOR Large tranquil bedroom with double bed and french windows overlooking the courtyard and spacious en suite.Second bedroom with double bed and mezzanine bed suitable for 2 children as the bed has low headroom. The room has windows overlooking the street and lovely en suite bathroom.

SECOND FLOOR Large spacious salon with log fire and arches to cosy Moroccan salon, and ajacent kitchen. There are two sofa in the Moroccan sitting a...
House rules
    Ask about pets
    Smoking allowed
    3 Attached (ensuite)
    2 Sofas
    1 Crib
    3 Fulls
    1 Twin
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

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Dates Min stay Per night Per week
Default 1 night
R 838
R 5 864
3 Jan 2018 -
31 May 2018
Spring 2018
2 nights
R 603
1 Jun 2018 -
31 Jul 2018
Spring 2018
2 nights
R 720
1 Aug 2018 -
31 Aug 2018
Spring 2018
2 nights
R 955
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to South African Rand and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Damage Deposit: R 838 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
** reductions for late bookings 2 weeks prior to arrival 10%**** reductions for stays over 1 week please contact us**
Meals can be provided on request from the maid.
Breakfast 25 dirhams per person per day.
Evening meal 65 dirhams per person per day.
Taxi from the airport is 60 euro's and holds 4 people.
Winter bookings - the first load of logs is included any further loads required are 100 dirhams approx £7.50 and is ordered and paid for with the house manager.
Note: Prices may be subject to change at the owner's discretion. Non refundable 25% deposit of the total rental booking.
You should arrange your own cancellation and health insurance.
Breakages deposit £50. Minimum rental period 3 days.
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About the neighbourhood
Essaouira has many mysterious and interesting streets in the old medina to explore. You will find souks selling crafts, clothes and spices and many craft shops selling an abundance or colourful traditional items.The restaurants offer a variety of moroccan, French and Italian cuisine, the busy little port with it's blue fishing boats bringing in the daily catch and the historic ramparts overlooking the sea. It has a long sandy beach, and there are many activities available in the area, wind surfing and tuition, walking, cycling, quad bikes, camel and horse riding, body boarding and wind buggy, swimming pools use in local hotels (there is a daily charge),or visit the hamman.

Car hire is available if you wish to explorer  further.
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Essaouira / Marrakech: 10.0 km
Railway: Marrakech: 180.0 km
Ferry: Tangier: 800.0 km
Fly toEssaouira direct from Luton or to Marrakech or Agadir. We can arrange a taxi to meet you at the airport, or take a bus to Essaouira.
A Taxi can be arranged from Essaouira airport cost 200 dirhams or, either Marrakech or Agidir approx 21/2 hrs Cost 700dirhams
There is also a good bus service from Marrakech 'Supratours or the CTM bus service from Agadir.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.5 km.
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