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“Welcoming, relaxing and a great place to stay in Marrakech!”
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Dar Charkia
Ranked #34 of 502 Hotels in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 29 March 2011

My girlfriend and I spent the weekend of my 30th birthday in Marrakech and chose to stay at Dar Charkia. On arrival, the lovely Lisa gave us a warm welcome and was extremely helpful in talking us through the map of Marrakech. All her recommendations were first class and my only complaint with the trip is that we didn't have enough time to explore each and every one of these. All the staff are extremely friendly and attentive, helping us in every way we asked. Apart from being amazingly clean and comfortable our room was so full of character that it is impossible to feel anything but relaxed and happy. Location is great - allows you to escape the hustle and bustle while being close enough to also enjoy the hustle and bustle! I could go on and on but all that's left to say is stay here - you won't be disappointed!

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Reviewed 29 March 2011

Me and my partner stayed here for 4 days durig March and we had an absolutely incredible time. The booking process was very simple and during the lead-up to our trip we received regular contact from Lisa and Michael with recommendations and helpful tips for our arrival. Upon arrival we were greated by the lovely litle Samira and given some refreshments. We were then given a detailed explanation of the city and a map that showed all of the best places to eat, shop and sight see. This map proved invaluable and we never left the riad without it and chose to eat at the many places that were recommended all of which were delicious. We also had our first meal at the hotel that was lovely. I would particularly recommend the carrot ad cumin soup for starter that was possibly the best soup I have ever tasted, Dinner was served by the ever eager Rashid who was always willing to do anything for anyone and nothing was too much. Breakfast at the hotel was delicious and fresh every day and both me and my partner loved the fact that you could have it at any time and were not restrcted with strict set times. During our time we took part in 2 of the trips that were recommended by the hotel. These were the balloon ride and spa afternoon. Both were fantastic although unfortunately our view was hampered a little by mist on the balloon ride (but what can anyone do about that and it was still a lovely experience). On leaving big samira gave my partner a heina tattoo that was a work of art completed in record time.

All in all the stay was absolutely fabulous and we will definately be returning. All of the staff were fantastic and made us feel right at home. Both Lisa and Michael were lovely hosts and had great recommendations.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 March 2011

Dar Charkia is exactly the kind of place you want to stay when coming to Marrakech for the first time (or any time, for that matter). It can be a confusing and bewildering city, but Lisa, Michael and the rest of their staff make it very easy to have a great time there. Once you reserve a room, they send over a very helpful list of recommendations, from the best restaurants to activities around the area. I found this very helpful in planning my honeymoon. And once you get to the riad the staff will go out of there way to make reservations for dinner, spa trips, or anything else.

Lisa's name also carries some weight around the souk. You mention her name to prefered vendors and the price will drop significantly. We were very happy with the recommendations she gave for purchasing a rug. I didn't feel comfortable shopping their without her recommendations, as there are a lot of people selling junk in Marrakech.

The riad itself is in a great location. Being there is very relaxing, with the rooms being large and well appointed. Lisa has also done a great job decorating the place. One night we canceled our dinner plans because we were just enjoying hanging out in the courtyard so much,

My wife and I felt truly at home in the surroundings and would definitely come back again. Dar Charkia is an incredibly great value for your money.

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Reviewed 17 March 2011

On arrival in the Riad one is immediately made feel at home enjoying a relaxing introductory chat about the city while being refreshed by the sweetest orange juice ever tasted.
The staff are uniformly charming and helpful and the owners Lisa and Michael, always attentive , think of everything to make your sat enjoyable . Breakfasts are a treat making getting out of bed worthwhile and be sure to have at least one exotic dinner in house during your stay.
This is one of the nicest places we have been fortunate to visit anywhere in the world.

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Reviewed 7 March 2011

Nothing to disappoint whatsoever. Delicious breakfasts on the roof terrace. Great service and hospitality. Lisa and Michael going the extra mile in terms of good advice and a warm welcome - made a huge difference in terms of orientating ourselves in Marrakech. Other staff always smiling anbd never less than helpful. We stayed in Khmissa room - absolutely no complaint, comfortable and elegant.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 March 2011

Given the reviews we had read on Trip Advisor our expectations were high. We were not disappointed. Easy access from the airport into a quiet stylish courtyard welcomed by smiling staff and ushered to beautifully decorated suite - we relaxed immediately. All of our restaurant bookings and shopping itineraries had been pre-arranged with the delightful Lisa ahead of our arrival and with Micheal at her side, they were the perfect hosts. We had nothing to do or think about other than where and when to have our delicious breakfast (it is served all day, if you have serious jetlag or a late night dancing).
Marrakech is perfect for a short weekend getaway within easy reach of London and with Dar Charkia there to welcome you this is a place to return to time and again.....

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Bethikins
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Reviewed 5 March 2011

Took my wife for a mini-break as she has always wanted to visit Marrakech. I planned it myself (which is in itself unusual) but to have made such a successful choice of boutique hotel, easy to find, wonderful staff and the best hosts one could wish for in Michael and Lisa won me extra brownie points which made for one of the best weekends we can remember. Well done me!

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Additional Information about Dar Charkia

Address: 50 Derb El Halfaoui | Bab Doukkala, Marrakech 40030, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Family Hotel in Marrakech
#10 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range: £75 - £139 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Dar Charkia 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a six-bedroom, exquisite boutique oasis of tranquility managed hands-on by the owners and located in the safe vicinity of the Dar El Bacha royal palace. Rooms are stylishly individually decorated, 3 with working fire places and all with en-suite bathrooms. Superb eclectic cuisine combining Moroccan and international dishes. Comprehensive free concierge service and 24h front desk presence. Free wi-fi. Fantastic roof terrace with view on Atlas mountains. ... more   less 
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