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Dar Rahaothello, Essaouira

3-star3 stars
26 Rue Moulay SelimanEssaouira44100Morocco, 800-491-6126

Family-friendly B&B in Medina with restaurant
  • Free continental breakfast and free WiFi
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  • Great place to stay and even better hosts. Really looked after us and gave us their tips…Apr 27, 2018
  • This was our second time a Dar Rahaothello. This trip we stayed at 7 other Riads in…Mar 21, 2018
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Dar Rahaothello, Essaouira

More Info: 866-539-8117

  • Comfort Double Room
  • Comfort Twin Room, 2 Single Beds

What’s around Dar Rahaothello, Essaouira


  • In Medina
  • Mohammed Ben Abdallah Museum - 4 min walk
  • Skala de la Ville - 5 min walk
  • Place Moulay el Hassan - 6 min walk
  • Essaouira Beach - 9 min walk
  • Skala du Port - 11 min walk
  • Bordj el Berod - 2.8 mi / 4.5 km
  • Ounara Campsite - 15.1 mi / 24.3 km

Getting around

  • Essaouira (ESU-Mogador) - 21 min drive
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • 6 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time starts at noon
  • Check-out time is noon
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Up to 2 children (4 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding, but may not be eligible for free breakfast

  • Babysitting/childcare *


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Valet parking *


  • Area shuttle *
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Miniature golf on site
  • Horse riding/rental on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden

In the room

Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • Fireplace
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Kitchen
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Onsite venue - This restaurant specializes in Moroccan cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner.

Dar Rahaothello, Essaouira’s small print

Also known as

  • Dar Rahaothello B&B Essaouira
  • Dar Rahaothello B&B
  • Dar Rahaothello Essaouira
  • Dar Rahaothello


This property accepts cash only for all bookings where payment for the stay will be made on site instead of at the time of booking. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 1.50 per person, per night

Optional extras

Valet parking costs EUR 2 per night

Rollaway beds are available for EUR 10 per stay

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 15.00 per vehicle (one way)

Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Superb 9.2 From 24 reviews

Dar Rahaothello, Essaouira
A hidden Gem
Don't be put off by the little tunnel you walk through to get to the Riad. Once inside Nezha and the rest of the staff make you feel very welcome. I was travelling alone and the only Brit staying when I was there, but I was made very welcome. Would definitely stay here again. Ideally placed within the Medina.
David Moffat, gb6 night trip
Dar Rahaothello, Essaouira
A home from home
If you want a grand hotel, Dar Rahaothello may not be for you; if you want a calm home from home, it could suit you well. We stayed in Essaouira for a week to enjoy some relaxation and winter warmth. Though at the end of an unpreposessing alley, it is lovely inside, and is located at the heart of the Medina, with easy access to lots of restaurants and cafes, as well as stalls selling falafel, fish and delicious fruit. It ticks all the basics - clean sheets, comfortable bed, en-suite toilet and shower, clean towels every 2 days. There is a delightful lounge/dining area where breakfast is served, and Rashid will offer you mint tea. The staff are friendly and helpful. We took advantage of a number of services - airport transfer, an evening meal prepared by Bezha (left-overs can be kept in the fridge) and an outing to a Berber market with goat tajine in a local home - all were well organized. One tip - bring yourself a reading lamp. We would come again.
Christopher, gbRomance trip
Dar Rahaothello, Essaouira
Overall we would recommend staying here
We recently enjoyed a 5 night stay at this quaint little Riad in a relatively quiet location deep within the heart of the Medina of Essaouira. The free continental breakfast was good and very generous. On some mornings we even got fried eggs. The room we had was a Comfort Double which had a little seating area. The bed was very comfortable (not too hard like many mattresses in Morocco) with extra blankets available. They even provided us with a room heater without having to ask. We stayed in February during a heavy rain and wind storm. If you want anything, all you have to do is ask. The man running the Raid while the owners were away was named Rashid. He was more than willing to help out whenever needed. It was a very relaxed feeling in the Riad. The WIFI worked excellent and we were even able to stream Netflix (Morocco) in the evening a few nights when the weather was terrible. Now for a few things to be aware of: The fireplace is not in your room. There is only one and it was never on. It is down on the main floor, in the lounge. The Free toiletries were two small bars of soap, nothing more. We never received free bottled water. And yes, it does seem possible to use the kitchen and dinning area if you ask first. This is not a luxury place to stay. But it is comfortable, friendly and in a good location within in the Medina. Our room was cleaned and made up each day with new sheets and towels. Overall we would recommend staying here.
BrentRomance trip
Dar Rahaothello, Essaouira
Very Good8.0
Good stay
Good location. The hostel is next to the Main Street. The breakfast is delicious and the host is really helpful.
Hing Fai, as1 night trip with friends
Dar Rahaothello, Essaouira
Hidden Gem
on a winter sun break from wet and windy UK to sunny Essaouira, the riad - tucked away down a side street in the heart of the medina - is small and cosy with only six rooms, all spotlessly clean and decorated in a combination of traditional Moroccan décor with eclectic oriental artwork from the owners' travels. One of the best features is the sun terrace with 360 view of city roofscape and sound of the ocean ... has sun loungers, great for relaxing away from the hustle and bustle of the souks which the good continental breakfast will set you up for. Rachid was extremely kind and helpful, every ready with a pot of mint tea. We are regular visitors to Essaouira and will certainly visit Dar Rahaothello again.
angela, gb7 night romance trip

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Dar Rahaothello, Essaouira

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