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Dar Charkia
Ranked #38 of 502 Hotels in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 27 June 2009

We had a wonderful stay at Dar Charkia. It was my fiancé' s and I first trip to Morocco. I had read about staying at a Riad but never experienced it.

Imagine Traditional spacious old Moroccan homes, in the old Median, renovated for modern comforts but retaining its old charm. Imagine wonderful cozy rooms, beautifully furnished with local sensibilities. Imagine beautiful smells, clean spaces, and attentive staff who will cater to all your needs with authentic and personal manner – even giving you a Hanna tattoo for a small donation. Imagine owners that can speak English, French, and German being your personal concierge with wonderful taste and knowledge giving u great recommendations for any time of the day. Imagine your reservations made for you and taxis that show up on time. Imagine staff walking out with you to help you negotiate taxi fare if you need it. Oh, and a delightful freshly cooked breakfast every morning that leaves u looking forward to wake up the next day just to have it again.

Such was our experience at Dar Charkia. We made wonderful memories in Marrakech and if we ever go back again we know where to stay. It is just hard to imagine that there is a better place for us.. We are grateful for our wonderful hosts Michael and Lisa, and their staff Abdo, Samira, … et’ al.

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 June 2009

With our 5 day escape to Marrakech being booked at the last minute, I did not approach the accomodation with high expectations (especially considering the low cost). Thankfully, I could not have been more pleasantly surprised.

The Rhiad itself is in an ideal location. So close to the hustle and bustle of Marrakech, yet as soon as you step into its courtyard you instantly feel at home in the peaceful surroundings. We stayed in two different rooms over the stay and both were clean and beautifully presented.

One could not have hoped for better hosts than Lisa and Michael. Lisa is a fountain of knowledge on the area and all of her restaurant recommendations were spot on. Approaching the holiday, we were worried that it would be difficult to find places that cater for vegetarians. Lisa managed to extinguish these fears with a selection of places that offered vegetarian cuisine that was of an equally high standard as the rest of the menu. Service throughout from all the staff was impeccable and breakfast delicious and filling, served when you want it and wherever you want it (the roof terrace is a must).

Overall, the entire holiday was nicer than I could have possibly imagined and Dar Charkia played no small part in this. Marrakech is a place that everyone should experience at least once and should I choose to visit again there is only one Rhiad I will now consider staying in.

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 June 2009

Dar Charkia was a stunning place to stay, the whole riad was decorated beautifully, and the room was gorgeous! It was an extremely relaxing place to stay in such a busy city. The patio and roof terrace were lovely, as were each of the lounge areas. The breakfast which is served outside (and whatever time you want it which is great) is delicious. All the staff are extremely helpful and very friendly, as are both Lisa and Michael, they all made us feel welcome and catered to our every need. I would highly recommend Dar Charkia to everyone I know...I definitely want to go back!!

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 June 2009

I stayed in Dar Charkia with my mother for 3 nights - brilliant location and excellent hosts in Michael and Lisa, who gave us superb recommendations for each of the 3 days we had in the city. We arrived late at night, and Lisa had left an anotated map of where to go and what to do that night. Fabulous breakfast on the terrace each morning. Ver calm and relaxing after the hustle of the city. Would strongly recommend this to anyone travelling to Marrakech.

  • Stayed: June 2009
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Thank KMHC
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Reviewed 16 June 2009

We went at the end of May which was hot enough. Arrived at 1.30am to a friendly welcome which lasted our whole stay. Lisa our hoste was a mind of information and sent us to some fantastic places to visit and eat. We were a group of six couples so we took all the bedroomsgiving us the riad to ourselves. The food was excellent, we ate in one evening but the breakfasts were to die for! Certainly well worth a visit

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 June 2009

Amazing oasis in the middle of a fascinating city. Felt like we'd walked out of the 'wardrobe into Narnia'! As you step in to Dar Charkia from the hustle and bustle of Marrakech - the cool, calm, beautiful environment provides the perfect base to enjoy in its own right - and also from which to explore the sites.
The standard of accommodation, food and personal service were excellent - and we couldn't recommend this more highly.

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank lindySurrey
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Reviewed 15 June 2009

From the moment we enquired about staying with Lisa & Michael, we couldn't have asked for more. Their suggestions on what to see and do and more importantly where to eat. Response were quick and nothing is too much trouble.
Lisa gave us a great orientation talk on our first morning before heading off for our guided trip round the Souk. We highly recommend the trip with Lisa, great guidance on prices and where to shop.
For my birthday we had dinner in the Riad, which had the most romantic atmosphere with the tinkling of the fountain in the courtyard. The food was great and thank you for the bottle to celebrate.
We also took a half day trip with Marco round Marrakech itself. A great way to learn a little more of the history and we were blown away with the courtyard in the Museum of Marrakech - a must.
Dar Charkia itself, is beautifully decorated and just a sublime oasis to return to afer a day in the city. Our room- Khmissa Suite, had it's own little staircase to it making it exceptionally private, which we loved.
We arrived very late on the Thursday night and Abdu was on hand to make sure we were well settled into the Dar. A nice refreshing drink before taking us through to our room. In fact all the staff are more than accomodating. We highly recommend having breafast on the terrace in the morning, a great way to set you up for the day.
We would certainly return to Dar Charkia in the future and I'm already recommending it to friends.

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank JMTLondon
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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: £74 - £137 (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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