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Dar al Bahar

3-star3 stars
1 Rue De Touahen, Essaouira, 44000, Morocco

Bayfront riad with restaurant, near Essaouira Beach
  • Free continental breakfast and free WiFi
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Restrictions related to your trip

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  • I really appreciated the riad host that he protected my friend from our tour guide who…Nov 15, 2019
  • Dar Al Bahar was simply lovely. The room (Malika) that we chose was on the third floor…Oct 9, 2019

Dar al Bahar

  • Standard Double Room (Aziza)
  • Double Room, Sea View (Nour)
  • Standard Triple Room (Aicha)
  • Triple Room, Partial Sea View (Laila)
  • Apartment, Sea View (Abla)
  • Standard Twin Room, Ground Floor (Zahra)
  • Standard Double Room (Saadia)
  • Standard Double Room (Meryem)
  • Double Room, Sea View (Malika)
  • Triple Room, Sea View (Mounia)

What’s around Dar al Bahar


  • In Medina
  • Essaouira Beach - 10 min walk
  • Mellah - 2 min walk
  • Skala de la Ville - 3 min walk
  • Mohammed Ben Abdallah Museum - 4 min walk
  • Place Moulay el Hassan - 7 min walk
  • Skala du Port - 11 min walk
  • Bordj el Berod - 3.1 mi / 5 km

Getting around

  • Essaouira (ESU-Mogador) - 25 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 10 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11:30 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No onsite parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
Things to do
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1900
  • Rooftop terrace
Languages Spoken
  • Arabic
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German

In the room

Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


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



  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Dar al Bahar’s small print

Also known as

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


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property accepts credit cards.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges 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

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for MAD 1100.0 per night

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.

FAQs for Dar al Bahar

  • Does Dar al Bahar offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Dar al Bahar does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered on site at Dar al Bahar?
    Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Dar al Bahar.
  • Are pets allowed at Dar al Bahar?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Dar al Bahar?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11:30 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Dar al Bahar?
    Yes, Traditional Restauran offers Moroccan cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Silvestro (3-min walk), La Clé de Voute (3-min walk), and Tara Cafe (3-min walk).
  • What is there to do at Dar al Bahar and nearby?
    Have fun with activities like hiking, parasailing, and boogie boarding, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course.

Recent reviews

Very good 8,2 From 17 reviews

Very good 8,0
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, au3 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
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.
us4 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
Excellent Riad
Excellent Riad
Neil, gb2 night trip
Poor 2,0
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, ca1 night family trip
Exceptional 10,0
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, us2 night trip
Fair 4,0
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, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
Greeted with coffee and amazing almond pastries. The sea view room on the city wall was amazing. Don't miss sunset from the fourth floor terrace.
ca2 night trip
Fair 4,0
Dar bahar Déçu.
Ne prenez surtout pas la chambre au rez-de-chaussée. C'est une honte de mettre cette chambre en location. C'est juste un local à balais. Cerise sur le gâteau, le bureau de la réception se trouve juste devant cette chambre. Influencé par les photos, je l'ai réservée pour une nuit, la veille je suis passé pour voir à quoi elle ressemble. Très déçu, je demande à la réception de me donner une autre chambre. Pas possible. J'ai abandonné le prix de la location et j'ai été trouvé ailleurs.
mohamed, be1 night family trip
Exceptional 10,0
Nice view
Spent one night at the hotel and were very satisfied. The hotel is well located in the city center at the ocean. From the roof it offers an absolutelly outstanding view. The rooms are nice and clean. To get to the beach, it takes roughly about 10 minutes by foot walking through the beautiful, narrow streets of Essouira.
Matej, cz1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
Essenziale ma curata es autentica. Posizione spettacolare ma estremamente tranquilla. Non accettano carte.
it2 night romance trip

Dar al Bahar