We were here from 28 December leaving on 1 January
Pick up from airport efficient with a lovely welcome on our arrival at Anika, which is very much hidden from the street, the large wooden doors being set in a little alley off the beginning of the Medina.
Our deluxe room was on the ground floor directly opposite the courtyard/public area (think room10). Lovely room with four poster, vanity unit and spacey showerroom. Only window was a pretty stained glass one overlooking the public area. We were shown a window cushion, to lessen any noise from outside. This did work but there was a feeling of lack of privacy with this room and more than once, other guests congregated outside the door, not helped by seating!
After 2 nights we enquired whether another room was available and were delighted to be shown upstairs to room 3 which was an upgrade.
All was well until we discovered the air conditioning was not working just as we were going out. They attended to it immediately and we were told it was fixed . However on our return much later in the evening we discovered it was only blowing hot air. I should point out I am of a certain age and get very hot so need a really cool room. By 11.30pm it had not been resolved so they had to put us in another room, so after moving all our belongings, we did not get a good nights sleep.
The following day, the owner took up the issue and kindly bought me a fan so we could return to room 3 for our final night. I think everybody looked at the a/c unit but finally concluded it was broken!
Now you might think this is a complaint about Anika! but far from it. We asked to be moved from an acceptable room and things break down but the owner and staff at Anika bent over backwards to help us in addition to their genuine care about their guests stay and enjoyment of Marrakech.
They also made our last night (NYE) very special by Laying a table on the roof terrace under the Bedouin tent for our dinner, which was probably an inconvenience as they had a special night for hotel guests with entertainment which was on the ground floor!
Would be go back to Anika? If we return to Marrakech, yes most certainly, but upstairs!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Riad dar anika welcomes you to Morocco, a luxurious and intimate boutique riad situated at the entrance to the old souk and close to the Djemma el Fna.With 12 rooms, individually styled with flair and imagination, a swimming pool and hammam, we believe we offer a truly personal experience, a home away from home where guests can relax in an oasis of calm away from the hustle and bustle of the medina outside.From the very moment you step through the heavily carved door of Riad dar Anika our staff are on hand to ensure your stay is perfect in every way. Every fine detail has been thoughtfully considered from the crisp bed linen and fresh flowers to our authentic Moroccan cuisine. Our roof terrace is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy the sun or evening drinks, affording total privacy and stunning views over the surrounding city and Atlas mountains. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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