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“Superlative in every way”
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Riad Dar Anika
Ranked #10 of 502 Hotels in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 21 March 2009

We have just come back from 5 days in Marrakech and Dar Anika was everything we wish for in a hotel. Nigel and Diane, as well as Noureddin and all the staff, couldn’t have been more pleasant, helpful, reliable and easy to get on with. The hotel is beautiful and its location is excellent, just off a small busy square and on a street that leads straight to the main square.

Marrakech itself is a must-visit. It has several beautiful 12th to late 19th century buildings that show off splendidly the development of the sometimes dazzlingly rich style of Muslim decoration in stucco, marble, carved wood and ceramics. We also greatly enjoyed the extensive and fascinating markets, the streets of the large old town (medina) and the stunning activity on Djema-el-Fna, pulling you into another world. The people are genuinely friendly. We never felt unsafe anywhere (and we got around).

It was also great to be able to rely on a genuinely friendly welcome, and willingness to attend to anything we might need, literally every time we went through the door at Dar Anika, at whatever hour. The complimentary private transfers from and to the airport were very much appreciated. Dar Anika also arranged for us a wonderful day trip to the mountains (Siti Fatma) with an excellent Berber driver/guide in a luxury car at reasonable cost. My wife particularly enjoyed the hammam experience offered in Dar Anika. All in all, highly recommendable.

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 March 2009

A group of 10 of us went for 3 days to Marrakech and this was a fanatastic place to stay.

-They arranged a transfer to collect and drop us at the airport
-There was a warm welcome on arrival - and fresh orange juice too
-The Riad is very close to the main square
-Once inside the Riad you are in an oasis of calm
- The rooms are beautifully and individually decorated
- the roof has an amazing terrace to have breakfast on, or go up to after dark and have a drink on
- The staff were ever friendly and helpful - from helping us change money into smaller notes, to arranging a tour guide to show us round.
- The Hamam was charming and you can either do it yourself or have someone pamper you.

It was perfect for us and I'd definitely return on my next trip!

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 March 2009

If you bring a little book light, and if the Riad can install some electric towel warmers, you will feel you have landed in Paradise. Although the hotel is elegant, quiet, comfortable and peaceful, it is really Diane, Nigel and their staff who tip this place over the top. And although they are somehow completely unobtrusive about it, your wish is their command! These are folks who will give you the change from their pockets to buy postcards, who will give you STACKS of their own personal music collection to enjoy, and I do believe that Nigel would give you the shirt off his back if you requested it. We were five friends and colleagues traveling together for a short break before buckling down to work in Casablanca. This was the perfect choice, because our hosts made it possible to do so much in two short days. Four of these folks have been virtually everywhere, stayed in some of the world's best hotels... but it was unanimous: in Marrakech, you must stay with Nigel and Diane at Riad Dar Anika.

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled on business
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Reviewed 10 March 2009

A short but great trip despite having the worst weather in several decades!! This did not detract from the whole experience - plenty to do and lots of cosy places to eat and drink.
The welcome and service offered by the Riad were great - Di and Nigel and their team have got it just right, incredibly helpful and friendly but not in your face. We were slightly limited with what we could do due to the impending birth on child No.2 but I know that Di and Nigel were full of recommendations about places to go outside of the City and spectacular walks to take in (maybe next time!). Nothing was too much trouble - recommending and booking restaurants, helpful tips about where to go in the Souks and generally offering any assistance they could.
The Riad is in a fantastic location - at the end of a fascinating road which leads directly to the main square and also with some great restaurants and bars right ont he doorstep - higly recommend La Tanjia and the Kosy Bar - great food and lovely open fire to relax in front of (given our weather conditions this was most welcome!).
If we were to go back to Marrakech I would not think twice about staying at Dar Anika again.

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 February 2009

not enough space to begin to tell of our experiance. Di and Nigel made our stay in every way. . . their time ,attentiveness and knoledgeable! Nothing was too much trouble. . .can't wait to revisit. . .and will in September. . . .Hopefully try out there new adittion . . . Thanks Di and Nigel for all your help then . . . and ongoing. . . Great couple . . .great Riad!!

  • Stayed: December 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 January 2009

What a Riad! It was a wonderful experience spending our time at Dar Anika. Diane and Nigel, the managers, were especially helpful and lots of fun. They helped us with information such as restaurants, sightseeing, taxis, drivers, etc. The rooms are very clean and have the morrocan motif. There is a roof top terrace where we had drinks late at night overlooking the town. There's a dining room, inside pool and having breakfast in the open air courtyard was a real treat. By far, the customer service is top rated at this Riad. Do not spend your money staying at the large hotels. You will miss the ambience and truly the reason why you traveled all the way to Marrakech. The Riad is within close walking distance from the main square and equal walking distance to sights in the old city. All in all, it was an excellent place to stay.

  • Stayed: January 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 January 2009

The Dar Anika is a gem. The hosts are generous with their local knowledge, and Nordeen, their manager...well, he has the most amazing "fixer" skills of anyone I've ever met in the hospitality profession! You name it, Nordeen will get it done, and make it seem effortless. The location is excellent: easily accessible from the taxi drop-off point, good situation for some superb restaurants and tourist highlights. Our room was exceptionally quiet, and the interior courtyard (used for dining in winter) was a very pleasant spot. The homemade yogurt/fresh fruit/bread selection was a treat for breakfast. Very, very pleasant experience!

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Address: Riad Zitoun Kedim No 112 | Madina, Marrakech, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Marrakech
#5 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
#5 Spa Hotel in Marrakech
#7 Luxury Hotel in Marrakech
#19 Business Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range: £153 - £418 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Riad Dar Anika 5*
Number of rooms: 12
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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