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2 Bedroom Eclectic Riad in Morocco, Essaouira

Essaouira, Marrakech-Essaouira, Morocco, Africa
Roof terrace
2 Bedroom Eclectic Riad in Morocco, Essaouira
living room red chair Twin bedroom sofa door
Bedroom living room fireplace Essaouira beach terrace chair
kitchen shelf Living room coffee table The essence of Morocco
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Price: From £50 per night
One Off Places rating: 5 reviews (5 reviews)
Property Info
Accommodation Type
Property Setting
  • Near the Sea
  • Town / Urban
Holiday Type
  • Relaxing
  • City Break
  • Family
  • Culture
Exterior Facilities
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
Interior Facilities
  • Cot / Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Linen provided
  • Log Fire
  • Maid Service
  • Washing Machine
  • Beach within 30km
  • Beach within walking distance
  • Cycling
  • Golf within 30km
  • Horse Riding
  • Watersports
  • Babysitting available
  • Child Friendly
  • Cook available
  • Ideal for honeymoons
  • Pet Friendly
  • Sea View
  • Short breaks available
  • Hotel / B&B
  • self-catering
Please note that the map is to provide an indication of the area and may not be exact.
One-Off Feature

Housed in a building that was originally an 18th century police watchtower, Wahed is a clean, quirky and comfortable serviced apartment in the walled old town of Essaouira. Come and immerse yourself in an authentic, vibrant and traditional Moroccan neighbourhood.

General Info

Light, airy and eclectically furnished, Wahed is a three-storey townhouse-style apartment where you can relax in style and privacy. From its imposing French windows, you can watch daily life unfold – children playing on the street, women drawing water from the public fountain, craftsmen heading back and forth to their tiny workshops, and horses coming home to their stables at night. Essaouira is Morocco’s most welcoming and laid back seaside resort and this is the perfect place from which to explore it.

The Area Surrounding The Property / Accommodation

Located in Chbanat, a sleepy residential district which retains an authentic, local charm, the house is tucked away from the tourist trail but is still just 5 minutes from the souks and 10-15 minutes from the beach, harbour, bars and restaurants. Essaouira’s beautiful medina is a UNESCO World Heritage site and the lovely seaside is yours to explore. Take a stroll along the sweeping sandy beach, buy fresh fish, spices and fruit in the bustling souks, go surfing or watch the sun set over the ramparts. This is an enchanting place.

Getting There & Local Amenities

Getting There:
Fly to Marrakech or Agadir (flights available from Royal Air Maroc, Easyjet, Ryanair etc). We can arrange a taxi transfer from the airport (we take no commission) and/or can advise on bus services/car hire.

Nearest Airport:
Marrakech 176km

Nearest Train Station:

Nearest Restaurant:
Lots within a short stroll

Nearest Beach:
A 10-15 minute walk

Nearest Shop:
All around

Nearest Market:
5 minutes to the souks

Car Hire:

Accommodation Details

Interior Details
The apartment has two bedrooms, two shower rooms, a living room and a simply equipped kitchen/dining area. One bedroom is a double and leads out onto a terrace and the other can be made up as a double of a twin and also has a small extra bed suitable for children. The middle floor has Wi-Fi and iPod speakers and there is also a selection of games to enjoy.

Exterior Details
The apartment boasts a splendid split-level roof terrace with open views across the medina and towards the sea.

Further Details
Wahed is one of three serviced apartments at Dar 91. Zhuzh is a colourful and romantic hideaway with a roof terrace that offers amazing views across the medina. Tlata is a chic loft-style apartment which is small but perfectly formed. The owners have welcomed guests from all over the world since opening in 2006, and take great care to ensure your stay is special. They send all guests their insider guide to Essaouira, and the helpful staff are on hand to make sure you have a great stay. In 2011 they set up Project 91, a UK-registered charity which aims to help young people in Essaouira improve their education and job prospects – see the website for more details.

Conditions of Rental
Discounts are available for long bookings and in low season. Prices include household essentials, daily breakfast delivery and cleaning. Taxi transfers cost extra. Under 5s stay free. Unfortunately, due to the structure of the building, Dar 91 is not wheelchair accessible. The staff can help you organise local activities and can also provide evening meals, hammam trips and babysitting, at extra cost.

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