NEW: Check out Dar 91 in the Desert!

Relax in style and privacy at Dar 91 Essaouira

PLEASE NOTE: Dar 91 is temporarily closed, due to the Coronavirus crisis. The Moroccan government has taken comprehensive measures to ensure public safety during this time. Latest advice is that the lockdown will continue until late April, but this may change, and of course other countries’ responses differ widely. We are here and happy to take bookings once we all feel a bit more safe! If you want to book a future holiday on a flexible basis, we are now accepting provisional bookings from 1 June onwards. No deposit required, until further notice.

Welcome to Dar 91, our trio of private, serviced apartments in the medina (walled old town) of Essaouira, on Morocco’s wild and beautiful Atlantic coast.

If you’re looking for a comfortable, stylish and affordable place to stay, slightly off the beaten track, you’ve come to the right place.

We’re situated in Chbanat, a quiet, authentic and traditional artisan neighbourhood close to Bab Doukkala and Bab Marrakech. It’s just five minutes to the souks and 10-15 minutes to the beach and harbour.

Our three apartments occupy an imposing 18th century police watchtower just within the medina walls. Each is self-contained and can be rented all year round, for short breaks, holidays or longer stays. Wahed and Zhuzh have their own roof terraces with stunning views across the medina rooftops.

Watch our video tour.

You can fly direct to Essaouira or arrive via Marrakech (2.5 hours’ bus, taxi or drive away) or Agadir (3 hours).

We’ve welcomed guests from all over the world since opening in 2006. We send all guests our insider guide to Essaouira, and our helpful staff are on hand to make sure you have a great stay. We can also help you organise taxis, tours, car hire and local activities.

As a socially responsible business, we look after our staff well, pay tax on our profits and also give 10% to the local community.

Please check out the rest of the website for photos and more details, and get in touch to enquire and/or make a booking.

  • front of wahed
  • wahed living room
  • wahed terrace
  • wahed terrace view
  • zhuzh and wall
  • Zhuzh living room
  • Zhuzh terrace
The house is a great place to relax from the hustle and bustle outside and listen to the twittering birds. Thanks for making this a special place for people to experience the real Essaouira.