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Dar al Bahar

3.0 star property
Bayfront riad in Medina with restaurant

8.6/10 Fabulous

72 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • 24/7 front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Restaurant
The price is $37
Price available on 8/14/2022
1 Rue De Touahen, Essaouira, 44000
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Lobby fireplace
  • Communal living room
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Multilingual staff
Feel at home
  • Private bathroom
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Premium bedding
  • Free toiletries
Cleaning & Safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Medina

Getting around

  • Essaouira (ESU-Mogador) - 21 min drive

About this property

Dar al Bahar

Take in the views from the rooftop terrace when you stay at Dar al Bahar. For a bite to eat, guests can check out Traditional Restauran, which serves Moroccan cuisine and is open for dinner. Fellow travelers like the helpful staff and breakfast.


Arabic, Dutch, English, French, German

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 10 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - midnight
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Check-out time is 11:30 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 7:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • 24-hour offsite parking within 0.6 mi (MAD 30 per night)
  • Street parking available

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 8:00 AM–11:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Room service

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Golf lessons nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Surfing/body boarding nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1900
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas
  • Communal living room


  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only


  • Arabic
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German

Room amenities

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Paper towels


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Local maps
  • Restaurant dining guide

Special features


Traditional Restauran - This restaurant specializes in Moroccan cuisine and serves dinner only.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: MAD 23 per person, per night
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: MAD 275.00

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for MAD 1100.0 per night


  • Parking is available offsite and costs MAD 30 per night (0.6 mi away; open 24 hours)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO).


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Dar al Bahar
Dar al Bahar Essaouira
Dar al Bahar Hotel
Dar al Bahar Hotel Essaouira
Dar al Bahar Riad
Dar al Bahar Essaouira
Dar al Bahar Riad Essaouira

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Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

What a friendly atmosphere keep up the good work
Mohamed, 1-night trip with friends
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very Good

Window became detached upon opening. Made for a chilly, noisy night, but staff quickly repaired, then all was well. Rooms have no heat, but cozy sleeping under blankets. Very quiet. Good breakfasts. Good location, close to souks.
Pamela, 4-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great riad host
I really appreciated the riad host that he protected my friend from our tour guide who tried to take advantage of her vulnerability. The riad host immediately told the tour guide to leave the room. The host warned us that our tour guide was a crooked snake. I am glad that host stood his ground firmly to protect us and the host treated us with great respect. He served us an amazing breakfast. The riad was beautiful and clean, and it obviously is hundred years old that some areas needed some surface cosmetic work. The terrace on top of roof has good view of Atlantic Ocean. I would definitely return to this location. I want to say thanks to riad host for taking care of us with his protection.
Mary Illeen, 1-night trip with friends
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Can’t beat the view
Dar Al Bahar was simply lovely. The room (Malika) that we chose was on the third floor but we were helped both going up and down with our luggage. The view is to die for, absolutely breathtaking. The terrace was perfect for watching the sunset and breakfast. We were a little cold so we had breakfast downstairs which was fine. We always had 2 types of bread with an omelette, coffee and juice. Location is good for all parts of the Medina, about a ten minute walk from where the taxi drops you off.
Suzanne, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Quiet hotel overlooking the ocean in the mediina.
Rooftop deck overlooking the ocean and rooftops. Delicious breakfast, spotless rooms with efficient, helpful and happy staff. A softer bed would have made the stay perfect.
margaret, 3-night romance trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The staff were so great and friendly, the room was clean and comfortable. I would definitely recommend this place for a great stay in Essaouira.
4-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Excellent Riad
Excellent Riad
Neil, 2-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

2/10 Poor

Room offered was substandard we had to pay another CS 20 to get an acceptable room. The owner very unfriendly. No creditcard option she charged us 10% surcharge over bank rate for the payment. Very dissatisfied.
milan, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Lovely relaxing riad
I had been staying at a different riad in Essauoira but decided to switch to Dar al Bahar and I am so glad I did. It is a lovely riad located on a cliff above the ocean. Some rooms have ocean views, mine did not but I would leave my windows open so that I could smell and hear the ocean. It has a spectacular roof off terrace where a lovey breakfast is served. The staff is very nice and helpful. It is located on the northern side of the medina which I preferred. There are a number of good restaurants nearby and it is an easy walk to shops. When I come back to Essaouira I will definitely stay here,
Robin, 2-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

4/10 Fair

This hotel is in a relatively quiet part of the Médina, next to the sea (although it’s not on the beach). It is basically a tower, and the rooms get less expensive the higher up you are (because the climb is steep). The room itself was clean and well decorated. The staff was a problem, though. The man on night shift was not at all helpful, and in fact, refused us a slightly earlier breakfast (we requested breakfast 15 minutes before regular time), which we needed because of a 9:00 bus. So we paid in full but received no breakfast. And not even an apology. There are plenty of other options in Essaouira so no need for this one.
Ann, 1-night trip
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