On our Moroccan trip in May 2013 we stayed at this wonderful riad. It is in the heart of the city, within walking distance of the Djemma El Fna and lots of other interesting sights. After being picked up at the airport by our guide, Omar, (from Around Morocco) we drove through lots of little streets with many turns. Just as we thought we were lost - there we were at the riad. It doesn't look like much from the outside but it is beautiful inside. Whenever we would stand outside the door waiting for Omar, it was amazing the street traffic that would go by. Very interesting. Across the street there is a shop where men spend all day sewing jellabas (the men's traditional robe). They were very nice and invited us in to see how they do this amazing embroidery. The riad is built around a pretty courtyard with small pool. We had dinner there beside the pool the first night and the food was some of the best we had on our trip. Meals are whenever you want to eat. All the meals are served with lovely table settings - flowers and candles, and the waitstaff are more than eager to please.
We stayed there at the beginning and again at the end of our trip. Our room at the beginning had a problem with the A/C. We told the staff about this and when we returned two weeks later they made sure we had the best suite in the place. It was a huge room with a big corner fireplace, big soaker tub (I loved this!), and a sitting area.
I can't say enough about the staff here, Magda, Rashid, Mustafa, and all the rest of the guys. The first morning we were there, I woke up with a seriously painful tooth. Magda so understanding and made arrangements early on a Saturday morning for me to see a dentist. She put us in her little yellow Fiat, drove us to the dentist, and by 6am that morning I was having a root canal! It was a very modern dental office connected to the university. She stayed with me the whole time, acting as translator and comforter. I can't thank her enough for going above and beyond to take care of me. I was in terrible pain, scared to death, and worried I had ruined our whole vacation. But the dentist took good care of me, sent me off with antibiotics and pain meds, and by the time we got back to the riad, I was feeling great. We then had breakfast and went on with our city tour as planned.
Lovely riad, great location, good food, and amazing staff. We will definitely go back.
- Also Known As:
- Ksar Anika Hotel Marrakech
- Ksar Anika Hotel
- 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