The journey to Dar Nanka from the Medina was very smooth and only took 15 minutes. When we arrived, we were warmly welcomed and invited to settle in with cups of delicious Moroccan tea. Whilst we started to unwind and relax we heard the inspiring story of how the owners, Nancy and Mika, had fallen in love with Marrakech and given up life in their home country, Belgium, to create this gorgeous boutique hotel. Nancy has a true designer's vision and has filled the house with beautiful colours, tactile furnishings and eclectic objects that make you feel as though you are staying in a stunning family home rather than in an hotel. Every item, from the smart grey sun loungers that seem completely impervious to water, to the incredibly comfortable sofas both in the house and on the terraces and even to the charming Continental tableware, has been considered and chosen to give pleasure and visual delight.
Our bedroom, in the main house, was delightfully styled with a four poster bed, miles of wardrobe space, a private terrace and an open fire. Romantic, tranquil and bathed in light. We slept like babes and awoke to delicious breakfasts of fresh fruit, crepes and aromatic coffee. We would then wander off to the lovely pool and soak up sun until drifting back for lunch...then pool...then dinner.....then bar....then bed. We stayed at Dar Nanka for four nights and only went out once! The whole ambience was like being at a house party where you didn't know the owners or the other guests very well, but were sure you liked them a lot.
And I think that is the X factor of Dar Nanka. Nancy and Mika have created a haven of delight for their guests - design beauty, great food and wonderful care. But beyond that, they have inspired all their team to feel part of this life-enhancing endeavour; we were delighted by every single member of their staff and felt the sincerity of their desire to ensure all their guests had a memorable stay.
We travel a lot and rarely stay in the same place twice - but Dar Nanka? Already dreaming of the next visit....:)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nice mix of East and West way of life, combining time and cultures, with a few old furnitures, welcome to Dar Nanka. Make this place yours and we hope that every moment will be a moment of real happiness. ... more less
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