Hello Trippies and Happy New Year to you all! My husband and I checked into the Ksar Anika on December 22nd and as it was late in the afternoon / early evening we decided to unpack and eat in. The food was not brilliant, (that's my tastes), little samosa thingies and a tagine each which I did not like and was glad I had a case packed full of bikkies, nibbles and chocolate etc. Our Suite was big - almost too big with a lot of wasted space. There was a huge long sofa in the room with lots of big plump cushions and seriously the 'most' comfortable bed I have ever slept on. We also had a shared balcony which was ours due to no one else in the suite next door. The decor and cleanliness of the Riad is super. The staff wonderfully friendly and helpful. We were there for 5 days and I must admit I got bored with the breakfast choice each day which was brought to the table and given to you - so no choice! but always fresh and hot so that was not a problem, just boring for the length of our stay, there was no buffet to speak of. At times the Riad was sooo quiet (4 of us at one point), but I am certain in full season it is packed, a bit like the UK high and low seasons. Despite the title of my write up which is true, behind the walls of the Riad the peace and quite was amazing in comparison to the hustle and bustle of the outside and soaking up the sun (approx 26 degrees on Christmas Eve), on the roof terrace - which has a small amount of gym equipment it was a great place to pass a few hours, soak up the sun, read a book and enjoy a bottle of local wine (which is good!). Sadly on my last night i fell and broke my ankle close to the Riad due to an uneven road / pathway - be careful! it is tiring trying to look at what is going on and enjoying the atmosphere, added to watching where you are walking so as not to trip and watching the traffic so as not to get mowed down. But I must say the staff went above and beyond when I fell getting a taxi, getting me to hospital and sending a member of staff with us to translate and wait with us. One last thing.... take ear plugs with you if you are a light sleeper as noise outside the Riad continues well into the night and starts very early AM! But Marrakesh is must see, must do.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ksar Anika - an oasis of peace in the centre of the medina of Marrakech. Designed and built from ground up by the owners of Dar Anika it is intended to be your home from home where your holiday can be as exciting or as tranquil as you would like it to be. A blend of traditional and modern decoration lightens a traditional riad design: space, light, peace and tranquility in the centre of the souq. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ksar Anika Hotel Marrakech