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Dar Qawi - Riad by the Sea – Home 137670 Riad

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  •  min stay varies
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Dar Qawi - Riad by the Sea – Home 137670

Excellent Excellent – based on 76 reviews

  • Riad
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Riad / 3 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner

Description

One of Essaouira’s best kept secrets is Dar Qawi, a British owned riad, in prime location within the old city walls and only five minutes walk from the beach. Step over the threshold and the tinkling of an antique alabaster fountain welcomes you into this peaceful oasis which combines Arabic charm with European comfort.

The house, which can accommodate up to six adults plus one child in three en suite bedrooms plus a small nursery, is let as a whole, regardless of the number of occupants, from Euros 100 per night, depending on season, and this includes breakfast and daily maid service. It is a great base from which to explore the local world heritage site, to indulge in some of the action packed sports on offer, such as kite surfing, quad-biking, camel riding and golf or to just hang loose and chill out on the roof terrace, on the beach or in one of the many inviting cafes and restaurants in the market square. From groups of friends to romantic twosomes, every visitor will feel

One of Essaouira’s best kept secrets is Dar Qawi, a British owned riad, in prime location within the old city walls and only five minutes walk from the beach. Step over the threshold and the tinkling of an antique alabaster fountain welcomes you into this peaceful oasis which combines Arabic charm with European comfort.

The house, which can accommodate up to six adults plus one child in three en suite bedrooms plus a small nursery, is let as a whole, regardless of the number of occupants, from Euros 100 per night, depending on season, and this includes breakfast and daily maid service. It is a great base from which to explore the local world heritage site, to indulge in some of the action packed sports on offer, such as kite surfing, quad-biking, camel riding and golf or to just hang loose and chill out on the roof terrace, on the beach or in one of the many inviting cafes and restaurants in the market square. From groups of friends to romantic twosomes, every visitor will feel the magic of this riad.

We like our guests to feel comfortable so we have soft white towelling robes, top quality white cotton sheets and towels, plenty of beach towels, fruit or eggs for breakfast alongside orange juice, pastries, preserves, coffee or tea, WiFi internet access, DvDs and CDs, plenty of electric radiators and warm blankets for those rare days when when a chill blows in from the Atlantic and we always try to accommodate special requests.

Our local house manager is from the UK and our wonderful Moroccan housekeeper is an excellent cook who will be happy to make light lunches or more substantial dinners for you at very reasonable rates.

The Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region

Essaouira is a very picturesque little fishing town on the Atlantic coast of Morocco, just over two hours drive from Marrakech or Agadir. It has in turn been a Portuguese colony called Mogador, an important trading link between Timbuktu and Europe and a French protectorate. In the 1960s, it was discovered by Jimi Hendrix, the Roiling Stones and other musicians, artists and hippies who all succumbed to its charm. Nowadays it is popular with chic French families, Brits, Germans, Scandinavians and Italians with a smattering of Americans who own houses there and who enjoy the laid back vibe, the mild weather and the friendly ambience. English people often describe it as an Arabic version of Rock in Cornwall whilst the French insist that it is like an African St.Tropez 50 years ago!

The climate is generally mild, between 17 an 26 degrees all year round. Essaouira is known as Africa's Windy City because during July and August a stiff breeze can blow in from the Atlantic Occasionally, particularly in January, February and early March, rain storms can also blow in but usually they are quickly relieved by warm sunshine.

Ancient Medina

Essaouira is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site and it has several interesting historic buildings. It is also a working fishing port and every day you can greet the returning fishing boats with their plentiful catch which you can buy there and then in the harbour. Essaouira also boasts eight music festivals with The Gnaoua World Music Festival being the most famous. It attracts musicians from all over the world and during the four days at the end of June when it takes place, the little town swells up by half a million visitors!

Essaouira's main attraction is, of course, it's long white beach. Perfect for sun bathing with several inviting beach clubs and restaurants. Camel and horse riding and trekking are very popular as are quad biking and kite surfing, wind surfing, hiking and many other action sports. A visit to the hammam is a wonderful experience as is a shopping spree in the souk. Local craftsmen create beautiful furniture and objects of desire and in Thuja wood and there is also a thriving art scene. Argan oil which is used in cooking as well as in cosmetics is also produced in the area. Last but not least, the many little cafés and restaurants offer delicious fare as well as the opportunity to sit, relaqx and soak up the inimitable atmosphere of Essaouira.

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Families

  • Suitable for children over 5
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed
  • 3 En suites

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Solarium or roof terrace
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Safe
  • Staffed property
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
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About the owner

Kia A
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated::
09 Dec 2016
Years listed:
6
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French, German


This Riad has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 01 Sep 2010. Located in Essaouira, it has 76 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £560 to £700.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 09 Dec 2016.

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“Can'r recommend this place highly enough”

Reviewed 9 Mar 2016

I traveled with my two sons (both in their 20s) and we had a great visit. Dar Qawi really is an excellent place to stay. Great location 5 minutes from the sea front, 2 minutes from the heart of the Medina. Lovely breakfast prepared by Zara the housekeeper, who will also cook excellent evening meals at a very reasonable cost. The Riad is very comfortable and beautifully maintained. And all this for less than the amount I paid for one room at Riad on my last visit to Essaouira.

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