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Dar Charkia
Ranked #29 of 496 Hotels in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
Scotland
1 review
“Fantastic.”
Reviewed 11 November 2009

Myself and my partner stayed at Dar Charkia for four nights mid-September. The riad is beautiful, tastefully decorated, spotlessly clean, and very comfortable - the various seating areas made it a lovely place to relax after a day sightseeing. Lisa and Michael were very welcoming; Lisa in particular was very helpful, always willing to take time to give recommendations and direction. The riad staff were also very friendly and accomodating. Lovely time, would defintely stay again if returning to Marrakech.

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Reviewed 10 November 2009

Had a fantastic stay at the Dar Charkia.
The staff were so attentive to your every need. The owners were so welcoming and helpful, annotating a map to such a degree I'm amazed the pen had any ink left. Tips on haggling, restaurants, souks and ways to pass the day were very welcome and allowed us to make the most of our trip to Marrakesh. The hospitality was extended when the hostess Lisa, asked if my better half would like to join in on a belly dancing lesson she'd scheduled for her daughter and her friends.
There was only a short walk to the main square, literally 10 min tops!
Very close to a taxi point if you need to travel anywhere further afield.
Lisa recommended the most breathtaking restaurants, our favourite being the one with the belly dancers and live band (sorry the name escapes me).
But the best part of the Dar Charika is not the stunning decor or the helpful, friendly staff; it is indeed the gastronomic feast they call breakfast!! I’ve never been so happy to get out of bed.
All in all a brilliant time was had and I'd highly recommend Dar Charkia and Marrakesh to anyone and everyone
Paul
(of Paul and Amy)

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Hampshire England
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Reviewed 9 November 2009

We were so lucky to have the opportunity to stay in this exquisite Riad in the heart of Marrakech. Situated close to the royal palace and within walking distance of the main square and souk it is a haven of tranquility and beauty. The interior is breathtakingly beautiful: the ground floor has a central courtyard surrounded by both covered and open sitting and eating areas which are all individually designed with great style and elegance. Each bedroom is unique with furnishings and artefacts selected in the vibrant colours characteristic of Marrakech and the bathrooms are equipped and finished to a high standard. The hosts Lisa and Michael are charming and solicitous to every need. They have a wealth of knowledge of Marrakech and can arrange any activity for you from guided shopping in the souk to quad biking in the desert! Their staff are quietly efficient and friendly. We had an excellent dinner there on our first night and eating breakfast on the rooftop each morning taking in the amazing views and sounds of Marrakech was one of life's most pleasurable experiences, or 'paradise on earth' as one of our party described it! I loved Marrakech and the Dar Charkia made our stay perfect. I would love to go back there.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled with friends
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ottawa
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Reviewed 31 October 2009

Lisa and Michael were great hosts. They helped us plan everything in advance. Their recommendations for sights to visit and dining olaces were most appreciated. The staff eager to please. We were taken care of from the time we landed to the time we arrived at the airport at the end of our vacation.
Jeannette and Camille Guérin
Ottawa, Canada

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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jesstaylor07
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Reviewed 27 October 2009

I was absolutely overwhelmed by the stunning quality and attention to detail in every aspect of Dar Charkia; both Lisa and Michael provided us with all the relevant and much needed information of the area as well as offering an easy-going and versatile service. Throughout my stay I felt relaxed, safe and comfortable with extremely helpful staff and exquisite furnishings. The food was fantastic and each room of Dar Charkia remains unique and stylish, I cannot flaw this place; it is truly excellent!

Stayed October 2009, travelled with friends
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St Albans
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Reviewed 26 October 2009

After landing in the bustling city of Marrakech we were transported to the tranquillity of Dar Charkia. Warmly welcomed by Lisa & Michael and two cold glasses of rosé we instantly felt at home.

The riad is stunning and provides everything you need and more. Lisa’s tips and recommendations were invaluable for making sure we made the most of our short stay in Marrakech.

I would highly recommend eating at Dar Charkia, both dinner and breakfast were excellent, the cauliflower and truffle soup was a particular star on the menu!

Thank you again to Lisa, Michael, Abdu and the girls for an amazing and memorable stay. I am already trying to find an excuse to return as soon as possible.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled with family
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Devon
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Reviewed 26 October 2009

WOW! What an amazing experience we had at this most beautful riad, right in the centre of the city. What surprised us was the cool, calm and relaxed atmosphere it offers, behind streets that are noisy, chaotic and hot. You can truly experience all the wonderful things the city has to offer and then return to the sanctuary of the riad. It was just wonderful to be met by Lisa and her lovely staff on the first night and given a warm welcome to this wonderful city.
Thank-you so much, we wll definitely recommend you.
Lucy & Ian Woolley
Devon

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled with friends
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Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): £
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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