My husband surprised me with a birthday long weekend trip to Marrakech - I won't disclose my age here!
I thoroughly enjoyed the hustle & bustle of Marrakech but this riad proved to be a calm haven tucked away in the quiet backstreets, only about a five minute walk from the souks.
Our room (Khmissa Suite) was clean, comfortable and spacious although we spent little time in it whilst at the hotel, making ourselves at home in the various communal areas within the hotel. We ate breakfast on the roof terrace, played games in the lounge, read books in the courtyard and ate a fantastic evening meal in the cosy dining area.
The food was fantastic. Breakfast filled us up, ready for our days wandering around the medina (I agree with LLClondon's review that, "the yummy fig jam is to die for"). We pre-ordered our evening meal for our first night (tapas; lamb, prune and almond tagine; baked fruits with mascapone) and, although we had some fantastic food in Marrakech, this was by far our favourite meal.
Lisa, Michael and all their staff were very welcoming. Lisa's helpful map and advise on our first day made us feel at ease within the city. It was no trouble for Rashid (forgive me if the spelling is incorrect) to take my husband to get a pizza when we realised the restaurants in the city had shut unusually early one evening. The staff were also on hand to book and rearrange reservations to a selection of recommended good quality restaurants.
We were sad to leave Dar Charkia as we felt like we were leaving close friends, even family. We're definitely planning to return.
- 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