Lisa and Michael make this Riad an absolute pleasure to stay in
I went with 3 friends for Lady Alis 40th in Oct 2008.
Marrakech is mad and fun and unlike any place you are likely to go to again.
The Dar Charkia was an oasis of calm and the hospitality extended to us and others staying there was second to none. In fact, I am so loathe to stay in large chain hotels now as I would feel that I was missing out on the personal touches and invaluable information that was meted out by the bucket load at the Dar Charkia!
The rooms are exquisitely decorated and the small but important touches such as the sweets in the room and the smellies in the bathroom do not go unnoticed.The roof top terrace is a must for breakfast in the morning and then sip Pimms in the evening as the sun sets over Marrakech- what more do you want?
Lisa gives you fantastic information about Marrakech, the best places to eat/visit and the cleanest loos! The prior booking of meals and excursions again arranged by Lisa is a MUST as it allows you to fully appreciate the beauty and diversity of Marrakech even in only 3 days!
The trip to the Atlas Mountains- awesome and the walk up to the waterfalls with our able Berber guide was a fantastic experience. Watching the Berber women washing their clohes on the road, passing through the villages on market day, climbing the vertical mountain side with burly Berbers assisting (!) ,visiting the Argan oil factory on the way back home to the Riad are all memories that we will treasure.
Lizzie bought a beautiful bracelet from a jeweller that Lisa had recommended.I bought a belly dancer skirt which has been source of great fun since it came back to Manchester. The Souks were amazing if not mad but as Lisa had given us tips on how to haggle we were very at ease with it all.
Resting our weary feet in the plunge pool at the end of the day was very welcome, the meal we had in the Riad that night was gorgeous, the trip to the Jad Mahal was exellent.
What can I say- just go and please stay at the Dar Charkia and experience the tranquillity and beauty of this gorgeous Riad.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Dar Charkia Marrakech
- Dar Charkia Hotel Marrakech