Dar Al Bahar Hotel B&B in Essaouira Morocco
Dar Al Bahar Hotel B&B Essaouira Morocco Bed and Breakfast Lodgings Accommodations
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Hosts: Jean-Claude and Lise Parisot

Bedrooms: 10

Address: Dar Al Bahar 1, Rue de Touahen, Essaouira, Morocco (Maroc)

Telephone: 00212 524 47 68 31 (Morocco),
0870-120-1521 (UK),
011-44-207-580-2663 (US)

Fax: 00212 524 47 68 31

Activities/Attractions: Essaouira - "the jewel of the Atlantic" - is a small fortified port on the same latitude as Marrakech, between Safi and Agadir.

Recently classified by Unesco as part of the World Heritage, Essaouira should not be missed when visiting Morocco. Tolerance, a multi-confessional tradition, the mildness of its climate and the kindness of its inhabitants make a visit worthwhile.


"Maisons d’hôtes are springing up in Essaouira all the time and Dar Al Bahar is one of the more recent, opening in summer 2002. French owned but Moroccan run, this guesthouse is right on the sea wall and has uninterrupted views of the sea. Rooms on the sea-side have double-glazing to keep out the humidity and also the sound of the waves breaking on the rocks below. Shutters have been decorated by a local artist and they add personality to the rooms."


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General Information: Dar Al Bahar Hotel B&B is certainly the name it deserves: The house by the sea. Built on the ramparts of the city of Essaouira, Morocco in the San Dion area, she faces the ocean and its trade winds. From the terrace the view is one of constant movement, winds breaking against the rocks of the coast, offering an amazing spectacle.

From there, you can also enjoy the panoramic view over the medina with its northern fort of the ancient Scala and the Mellah (the former Jewish quarter). In the distance, you can see the sand dunes, which actually touch the northern outskirts of the city. Jean-Claude and Lise, a French-Dutch couple, have completely renovated this house which was built at the turn of the last century. The hotel features:

  • 1 twin room on the ground floor, without sea view
  • 3 double rooms without sea view
  • 2 double rooms with sea view
  • 1 triple room without sea view
  • 2 triple rooms with sea view
  • 1 suite (2 persons) with living room (Satellite TV, Hi-Fi stereo), sleeping room and kitchenette. Sea view
  • All rooms are with private bathroom (showers), WC
  • The Moroccan interior design and architecture is exquisite and will help ensure you have a wonderful Moroccan cultural experience

Payment Accepted: Cash: Euros or Dirhams.

Rates: (Prices quoted in Euros)

€38-80/night/double

Breakfast included.

Hiring the complete hotel: €400/day, 21 persons max. and €490 with apartment, 23 persons max.