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Chez DarMa - spacious, sunny riad in the medina – Home 95524 Riad

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 12 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Chez DarMa - spacious, sunny riad in the medina – Home 95524

Excellent 5/5 Excellent – based on 19 reviews

  • Riad
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 12 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Riad / 5 bedrooms / 6 bathrooms / sleeps 12

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets

Description from owner

Description

Chez Dar Ma is a newly renovated traditional riad on three levels with 5 en-suite bedrooms (3 double, 2 twin) that can sleep 12. All rooms face onto a sunny central courtyard. The riad is beautifully decorated and has a relaxed, cosy inviting feel.
The riad is fully-equipped with everything you need as well as a daily maid for a perfect, relaxing holiday.
Ideal for families and groups

On the edge of the medina, Chez DarMa is walking distance of many restaurants, galleries, the souk, harbour, ramparts, cafes and the beach. It is also 2 minutes from parking facilities and taxis.

We also offer 'Bed and Breakfast' - great for couples looking for the riad experience in a friendly, relaxed homely environment.

Location description from owner

The Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region

It does not get any better for holiday makers, sun guaranteed nearly every single day. Gentle

Chez Dar Ma is a newly renovated traditional riad on three levels with 5 en-suite bedrooms (3 double, 2 twin) that can sleep 12. All rooms face onto a sunny central courtyard. The riad is beautifully decorated and has a relaxed, cosy inviting feel.
The riad is fully-equipped with everything you need as well as a daily maid for a perfect, relaxing holiday.
Ideal for families and groups

On the edge of the medina, Chez DarMa is walking distance of many restaurants, galleries, the souk, harbour, ramparts, cafes and the beach. It is also 2 minutes from parking facilities and taxis.

We also offer 'Bed and Breakfast' - great for couples looking for the riad experience in a friendly, relaxed homely environment.

Location description from owner

The Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region

It does not get any better for holiday makers, sun guaranteed nearly every single day. Gentle breezes help keep Essaouira's temperature perfect. High medina walls protect shoppers and the craftsmen in the souks from the stronger winds in the afternoon but ideal for the windsurfers. Enjoyable cool evenings. End and beginning of the year is the rainy season which makes a Moroccan spring quite magical for 3 months.

Loaded with history and popular with film makers e.g. Orsan Wells, artists and musicians. Originally a haven for hippies. Cannons on the Ramparts face the eastern rocky coastline of the Atlantic which contrasts with the wide sandy bay on the south side. Between the two lies the busy Fishing Port where you are spoilt for choice of fish which can be cooked on the spot!

Ancient Medina

Chez DarMa is situated within the ancient walled medina of Essaouira, a Unesco World Heritage City.
Essaouira is famous for its well organized Gnaoua Music Festival at the end of June. The Alliance Franco Marocaine organizes many sculpture, music events throughout the year. Art Galleries and restaurants abound ranging from the very chic and international to the local Morrocan Berber cafes. Many hotels have swimming pools open to the public for a fee, serve alcohol and good meals.

Day trips include Diabat (new golf course), Sidi Kaouki, Had Draa -Traditional Sunday Market, the Potteries of Safi and Argan Oil Co-operatives.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Cot available

Bed & bathroom

  • 3 Double Beds, 2 Sofa Beds, 4 Single Beds, 1 Cot available
  • 1 Family bathroom, 5 En suites

Amenities

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

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Access

  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:15:00, Check out time:11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
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
Yes, smoking allowed
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Allison J
Response rate:
90%
Calendar updated:
02 Sep 2016
Years listed:
7
Based in:
Morocco

Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish


This Riad has 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and sleeps 12. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 03 Aug 2009. Located in Essaouira, it has 19 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £750 to £1186.

The Owner has a response rate of 90% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 02 Sep 2016.

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“Everything we hoped for and more”

Reviewed 27 Jul 2013

We have just returned from 10 days at Chez Dar Ma, having had a fantastic holiday in lovely Essaouira. The weather was lovely not too windy or too hot. The Riad is an oasis of beauty and calm in the old Medina and offers every home comfort alongside lovely interiors. Alison and Halima were kind and thoughtful in their care of us. They introduced us to the area and were always on hand to help us with any of our daft laddie questions about the area. The Riad is in the old Medina with all of the colour and interest you could wish for. The Riad gave our party of 11 plenty of room to enjoy group meals or to chill out in peace. A lot of love has obviously gone into the restoration of a lovely building. Alison's help was invaluable and she really went the extra mile to ensure that our stay was enjoyable and easy. Our best trip ever.

“Home from Home - without the work!!”

Reviewed 18 Jan 2013

This was my second visit to Morocco as a solo traveller, and after the blistering heat of Marrakech the sea breezes of Essaouria were a welcome surprise. As was Chez dar Ma... The owner, an artist, has decorated it beautifully using locally sourced materials and artifacts. It was spotlessly clean and Hassan and Halima were a joy, ensuring my stay was a thoroughly relaxing and enjoyable experience. This included taking me to the souk , which is very close and on excursions. I was treated to exceptionally generous breakfasts on the terrace (which is the norm) and fabulous cooked meals in the evenings. Restaurants were recommended but I preferred the personal touch! I would definately recommend the riad to anyone who asks and hope to return .

“Great place to stay.”

Reviewed 1 Aug 2012

Highly recommendable! Cosy, friendly, spacious and clean. Excellent breakfasts. Hassan helped us with everything we needed, including cooking a delicious Tajine and giving us directions to the best restaurants in town!

“Fantastic riad; spacious and comfortable”

Reviewed 21 May 2012

I booked the whole riad for three nights for a group of friends following a long weekend in Marrakech; Chez Dar Ma and Essarouira provided the perfect contrast to end our holiday. The accommodation was spacious and comfortable and well-suited for our group's needs. Allison was a source of excellent information about the town and offered very helpful advice about the town and its amentiies. Her restaurant recommendations were all fantastic. Halima's delicious breakfasts on the roof terrace provided a great start to each day, with a plentiful selection of fresh and delicious items. Our stay at Chez Dar Ma provided excellent value for money and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone thinking of visiting Essaouira.

“Amazing Riad”

Reviewed 4 Apr 2012

We rented Allison’s whole Riad for our family for 4 nights in March. We had a lovely welcome from Allison who guided us from the bus to the Riad and gave a good intro of the town and recommendations. The Riad was very homely, nicely decorated, clean, comfortable and bright!. Even though it wasn’t that cold we enjoyed fire place in the evening and had a great dinner in the Riad one evening. Our 3 year old daughter appreciated all the space and being able to run around. The location is good and it’s a quick walk to the beach and main shopping street (the town isn’t big anyway). We enjoyed putting together our own breakfasts on the sunny roof-top terrace. Would highly recommend!

“Wonderful Place to stay”

Reviewed 5 Dec 2011

Allison is the most wonderful and thoughtful host you could have, we arrived late with no where to stay and a friend suggested Chez Dar Ma, the best suggestion ever. It is a small but elegant and beautifully decorated riad, it felt better than home and it was so clean and the breakfast was to die for, wonderful fresh fruit and local breads/jams. Nothing was too much trouble, the real bonus was that you were able to make a cup of tea or coffee when ever you liked on the roof top terrace kitchen. I would highly recommend a stay if ever you are in Essaouira

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