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Riad | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Dar Zerwala is a stylish, recently renovated riad in the ancient Medina in Essaouira. It is built on three floors with two roof terraces at the top and sleeps 10 persons in four bedrooms.
On the ground floor, there is a well-equipped kitchen/dining room and a large salon with full length windows which open on to a sheltered patio ideal for leisurely breakfasts. Here there is also a small pool suitable for a relaxing dip. The salon is also equipped with a large, flat screen television and DVD player.
The bedrooms consist of two double-bedded rooms, one with two single beds and a large family room which has a double bed in the main area and two singles on the mezzanine floor. Each bedroom has an en suite bathroom.
The top floor roof terraces are sunny and sheltered and each is furnished with sunbeds, table and chairs.
Dar Zerwala is situated on the west side of the Medina which is generally agreed to be the part which gets most sunshine.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Essaouira 300 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Marrakech 160 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 2 En suites and 2 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
|Further details outdoors|
A splash pool on the ground floor patio which is heated by solar energy.
Please note: Children must be supervised at all times when playing in the pool and on the roof terrace.
Table and chairs on roof terrace and also on patio.
There is a £50 breakages deposit payable with the final advance rental payment. This will be refunded (subject to no damage) within one week of your departure.
The Marrakech/Essaouira region
The climate along the Atlantic Coastal Plain is semi-tropical, remaining warm and balmy during the winter. The high temperatures in the summer months are relieved by a good Atlantic breeze.
While the summer sun is reliable you will need a sweater for the evenings.
Essaouira is a picturesque Moroccan fishing village which offers something for everyone. It is steeped in history and culture. Situated as it is on a stunning 7km long beach it is a destination for surfers and watersports enthusiasts. It offers excellent shopping, restaurants and opportunities for just soaking up the atmosphere.
The Medina itself is a UNESCO World Heritage listed city and has a relaxed laid-back atmosphere where you can enjoy the bustle of the souk or the hubbub of the busy port or simply relax by walking along the ramparts to enjoy the spectacle of the waves below or the beauty of the sunsets.
There are facilities for horse riding, camel safaris and quad biking as well as surfing, windsurfing and kite-surfing. There is also tennis in the town.
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10 May 2014
Beau riad, bien situé au calme dans la médina. Idéal pour 8 personnes. Le bassin dans le patio est une bonne idée mais l'eau est vite sale.… More
16 Apr 2014
What a wonderful place this is, location is easy to find, very spacious and clean. Fatiha and Lahcen is very helpful, and Ruth always answer our emails and provided very useful information. Lahcen meet us where our taxi drop us off and show us the way to the apartment. Fatiha showed us around the place and very helpful with anything we need, her english is very good. the owner is very thoughtful and pay alot of attention to details for holiday maker's needs. we enjoyed our stay so much, decided we will stay there again for longer next time. thankyou Ruth, Fatiha and Lahcen for making our holiday extra special.
2 May 2013
"A truly special moroccan experience"
The pick-up was efficient. The house is beautifully moroccan and had everything we needed. We were able to relax in the sun on the roof terrace and access the restaurants, shops, and medina atmosphe… More
10 Apr 2013
"An amazing experience, not for the faint hearted!"
The property is very much as advertised, the service from the lady who made breakfast was really good, she was extremely helpful and informative. Our group consisted of 3 couples but the property could easily sleep the 10 as advertised. As a group we really enjoyed our stay and found it extremely good value for money. Ruth the owner was very helpful organising transfers from airport to resort.
The resort seems to vary very much from bar to bar, our suggestion would be always ask for a menu and check prices, if you don't they seem to charge what they like! The sea and beach were lovely, the sea felt very safe to swim in.
If it is your first time in Morocco be aware that there are some beggars to deal with. Some of the locals also take offence if you take photographs without asking permission.
As a group we had a wonderful time and hopefully will return once again soon.
11 Nov 2012
A beautifully appointed newly built home in traditional style with lots of space and very comfortable beds. We had a warm welcome from the lovely maid Fatiya who kindly cooked for us. We had a lovely … More
7 Oct 2012
"Cant wait to go again."
This home has been created with real style and thought: it was immaculately maintained. A perfect place to relax and enjoy a holiday. Morrocco adds a touch of the exotic and the food is divine. Wh… More
25 Aug 2012
"Beautiful Riad but needs a good clean"
This Riad was very reasonably priced, well placed with the Medina, all the rooms were lovely and the whole place was very stylishly decorated with glamorous lights, and fittings. It has a real wow fac… More
Thank you for your review which, in the light of your reported experiences, seems a fair one as you highlight the many positive aspects of your stay in the house as well as the negative ones. The most important criticism for me is the fault with the electrics which I have taken very seriously. I hasten to add that nothing like this has happened before and, since your stay, investigations and repairs have been made and subsequently inspected to ensure that the electrics are once again safe. As for the fact that the house was dirty, I am at a loss to explain what went wrong here and I have questioned the staff in Essaouira who are responsible for the cleaning and upkeep. I offer my apologies and the only explanation I can suggest – which is not an excuse – is that the changeover from the previous clients and your arrival took place on the same day. As you know, the house is large and it may be that Fatiha found it difficult to maintain standards in the time available. I have given instructions that when such a situation occurs again she can call upon extra help to ensure that the house is prepared to a satisfactory standard. She already sends sheets and other linen to the laundry if she is pressed for time and you commented on the spotless bedlinen so this may be a solution. I also take your point about the crockery and glasses and intend to attend to this in the next few weeks. Again, I thank you for your comments and have used them to improve standards in the future. I am glad that, on balance, you enjoyed your holiday at Dar Zerwala and would recommend the house to others as being good value for money.
19 Jun 2012
"A beautiful riad in a beautiful location!"
We stayed at Der Zerwala for a week in June and found it absolutely lovely. The riad is clean, very spacious, beautifully decorated, has all the modern appliances, and is set in a quiet corner of the … More
17 Apr 2012
"Lovely Riad in a great location"
This is a really lovely Riad in an excellent postion. Prior to our arrival the owner was very helpful in answering our questions and providing us with local information. Everything was very well organ… More
7 Apr 2012
"A beautiful house in a quiet part of the Medina"
We stayed for a week at the beginning of April and would have stayed longer if the house had been available. From the beginning of the booking process the owner responded promptly to all our emails and offered useful advice and local recommendations. We received a warm welcome from the house manager who even met us outside the Medina when we arrived. The house is very spacious and all the bedrooms rooms are beautifully proportioned with private bathrooms. Although the house has been renovated in a traditional style (and to a very high standard) it has all modern conveniences including a big kitchen, comfortable living area and WiFi. The house was cleaned daily and cooking services were available although we did not use these on this occasion. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend this house to others. It would be a great place to come as a large family group or with friends as there is plenty of space inside and outside on the sun terraces. The quiet and safe situation near to Bab Marrakech is perfect for a stroll around the median or a trip to the beach.
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