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Overview of Dar El Paco

Dar El Paco

3.0 star property
Medina guesthouse in historical district

8,6/10 Fabulous

46 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Laundry facilities
10 Impasse Draa, off Rue Attarine, Essaouira, 44000
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Car rentals on site
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Concierge services
  • Gift shops/newsstands
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
Feel at home
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Private bathroom
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free toiletries

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Medina

Getting around

  • Essaouira (ESU-Mogador) - 18 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Lo Sgarbo - 2 min walk
  • Mandala - 2 min walk
  • Patisserie Driss - 2 min walk
  • Des Reve - 2 min walk
  • Seafood corner - 2 min walk

About this property

Dar El Paco

A great choice for a stay in Essaouira, Dar El Paco features a rooftop terrace and offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 20.00 per vehicle. Free perks include WiFi and continental breakfast daily between 8:30 AM and 10:30 AM.


Arabic, English, French, Italian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 5 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 9 AM - 7 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests must contact the property for check-in information
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Couples wishing to share a room must provide proof of marriage


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No onsite parking
  • Offsite parking nearby (EUR 5 per day)
  • Street parking available


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No alcohol served onsite
  • No stag/bachelor or hen/bachelorette parties

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 8:30 AM–10:30 AM

What to do

  • Beach nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • On-site car rental
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1900
  • Rooftop terrace


  • Arabic
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Turndown service
  • Free crib/infant bed

What to enjoy

  • Individually decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


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

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 and collected at the property. Exemptions or reductions might apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 2.85 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 12 years of age.

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 20.00 per vehicle


  • Parking is available nearby and costs EUR 5 per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

Social distancing measures are in place.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

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

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Dar El Paco
Dar El Paco Essaouira
Dar El Paco House
Dar El Paco House Essaouira
Dar El Paco Guesthouse Essaouira
Dar El Paco Guesthouse
Dar El Paco Essaouira
Dar El Paco Guesthouse
Dar El Paco Guesthouse Essaouira

Frequently asked questions

Does Dar El Paco offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Dar El Paco does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Dar El Paco?
This property confirms that social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Dar El Paco?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Dar El Paco?
No, unfortunately, but there's street parking available.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Dar El Paco?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is EUR 20.00 per vehicle.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Dar El Paco?
You can check in from 9 AM - 7 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
Are there restaurants at or near Dar El Paco?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Le Sirocco (3-min walk), Pasta Baladin Bab Skala (3-min walk), and d'Orient et d'Ailleurs (3-min walk).
What's the area around Dar El Paco like?
Dar El Paco is a short 2-minute walk from Mohammed Ben Abdallah Museum and 3 minutes' walk from Skala de la Ville.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

10/10 Exceptional

This Dar far exceeded our expectations! The room was comfortable and clean, the owner and staff are friendly and gave great recommendations on restaurants and things to do and the breakfast was plentiful and delicious! We would love to come back here and definitely recommend it!
CarlyBianchini, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Fabulous Riad with very welcoming hosts, who made
From the onset, Riad El Paco has been fantastic. I love the location, the room and the service. I cannot fault Lara and Giovanni - such wonderful hosts! They helped us have a glorious time. We were there for just 4 days, and would easily go back just to stay here. Thank you for a wonderful stay.
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10/10 Exceptional

The perfect place to discover Essaouiria
The owners and manager of the Riad helped me for my the entire stay. Their advices were excellent and they did everything to make my stay exceptional! no stress and a beautiful Riad with beautiful and original rooms. I felt at home going back to the Riad after each adventures.
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8/10 Very good

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10/10 Exceptional

Little gem hidden amongst the meandering alleys...
The owner Giovanni was very accommodating and had time for his guests. Waffah his assistant was ever so helpful and always wear a lovely smile. Albeit slightly tricky to find, it's situated at a great location (considering where some other Riads were)! Breakfast was lovely and the hotel had character! The deco was thoughtful and exudes a homely feeling. Loved it and have no hesitation to return again.
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10/10 Exceptional

Wonderful stay
Wonderfully helpful staff and gorgeous rooms. Everything was just perfect! We stayed an extra :)
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8/10 Very good

Great location
The hotel is in a great location. Some really nice food just outside the hotel. Shame about my room Blue Azur as it was at the top the stairs and had a lot of climbing to do. not ideal if you have children or OAPs
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10/10 Exceptional

In Medina.
Awesome place great staff !!! Should we go back we'll stay again. Big America cup of coffee:) and endless :)
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10/10 Exceptional

Great, cozyboasis inside the Medina
Dar El Paco was an oasis inside the Medina; great location and really friendly staff. The value for the room was great. The atmosphere was very relaxed and welcoming.
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8/10 Very good

Great Location - Good Price
Very nice hotel,well located, clean and sunny rooms, the breakfast is yummy... the only bad thing was that we arrived at 10 pm and nobody was there waiting for us, I had to ask a neighbour to call them to come. I would come back for sure.
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