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Dar 91 Essaouira

Located in: Morocco - Essaouira

A home-from-home in Morocco’s most captivating coastal town

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Balcony or Terrace
Cot /Crib Available
Hairdryers Available
Sea View
Child policy
Dar 91 sleeps four people comfortably, sharing two double rooms. One of these rooms also has a single bed (1.55m long) suitable for older children. We do not rent ‘by the room’, so you’ll be booking the whole place to yourselves.
Contact details
Paolo Barbieri
Dar 91 Essaouira


Dar 91 is a private and self-contained house with its own roof terraces, in the picturesque, walled old town of Essaouira.

Tucked away in a district of the medina relatively untouched by tourism, the house is a ‘home from home’ for ourselves, our family, friends and guests. Here you can sit back and watch everyday Moroccan life unfold: children playing and collecting water from the communal well; women scurrying back and forth from the public oven; men spinning yarn, chatting on street corners or heading back from a fishing expedition.

Overhead the seagulls cry and in the distance the slow march of time is captured by the muezzin’s 'calls to prayer'...

Restored by local craftsmen, the 19th century house now features beautiful, reclaimed Moroccan doors, floor tiles and furniture, along with an eclectic mix of local and European fixtures, soft furnishings and accessories.

Unlike many Moroccan properties let out to tourists, Dar 91 does not feature a central courtyard - which can be a big advantage if you value your privacy, as you won't be sharing the house or roof terraces with other guests.

Dar 91 is light, airy and comfortable. It fuses old and new Moroccan and European styles, but without being slavish to any particular ‘look’ or period.

The house occupies the front half of what was once a striking riad, and is let as a whole rather than ‘by the room’.

The main bedroom and its bathroom are on the first floor; the living room, kitchen and dining area occupy the second; and a further bedroom and bathroom make up the third floor – which also has a small terrace. From here, wooden stairs lead up to a large terrace with uninterrupted views across the medina and to the sea.

Dar 91 is situated in the Chbanat district, near the Bab Doukkala - a part of town famous for its textile workshops, where weavers spin their yarn and produce beautiful cloth on hand looms, set back from the street in tiny workshops.

Bakeries, grocery shops and barrows laden with seasonal fruit are on your doorstep. Essaouira’s main souks are less than five minutes away; cafes, restaurants, the beach and harbour are within an easy ten minute stroll.

At Dar 91 we take pride in helping you ‘get away from it all’ and immerse yourself in a different culture. So you’ll find no phone/internet, DVD, TV or computer games in the house. There are some board games, a growing library of books and our one concession to over-connectedness…an i-Pod/MP3 dock with speakers. Beyond that, it’s just you, the house and the world beyond the front door!




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Pricing Details

Our prices range from £50-60 per night (for a single person or couple); and from £20-30 each per night for additional adults. We charge £10 each for children aged 5-16, and under-fives stay free. Prices include breakfast and daily maid service.

We give 5% of our profits to local good causes, for example helping families pay for their children's education.

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