From the road you cannot see Dar Nanka which is located in a security gated complex of new luxury villlas. As we pulled up outside the neat gardens, luxurious cushioned sun loungers could be seen through the shrubs. The large entrance was boutique chic and style and I felt happy to have arrived...The friendly staff introduced themsleves to us and gave us a complimentary drink and snack in comfortable chair, as we off loaded the story of our disapointing abandoned reservations elsewhere. Soon, all was forgotten and we felt like house guests not hotel guests. We had our bags taken to the room and Faizel showed us how to work everything with no problems. The beds were comfortable, large and clean in beautiul rooms. The bathroom was stocked with smellies/towlels but no shampoo/conditioner, but space to spread cosmetics out with plugs and a hairdyer.
We ate dinner at the hotel, the two menus provide chefs dinner and standard menu. Both were great with chef special 300dh for three courses or 250 for two course, but a chance to try Morrocan and French dishes. The chef gave me his Taktouka recipe (yum) to take home. The bar is open until late, with an open tab (no cash). Breakfast was served seemlessly by Simone, it consisted of fresh bread, eggs how you like, real butter, sliced meat, cheese, crepes, american pancakes, moroccan pancakes, fresh fruits, good coffee and freshly squeezed orange juice and was included in the room rate. Complimentary morrocan tea and home made sponge cake still warm was served in the afternoon, so we had no hunger pains by dinner. Drinks can be ordered at the pool bar or on your lounger by Said2 who made sure we had water, ice, alcohol, crisps, nuts and music in the background. We did not have to strain ourselves apart from choosing what to eat for supper. The pool warm wasslightly heated so it was good for a swim.
After dinner Said2 and Salad brought us drinks by the log fire and guests could watch TV in the snug, read many of the design and travel books, use the wifi in the main lounge. The frech satilite tv can be watched in English for some movies/programmes in the audio setting on the tv by changing the language. After a couple of days we visited the Souks, the mountains and a local restaurant using the travel services of Said1, work associate of Dar Nanka. Nancy was around briefly but she was the sweeping glamourous hostess with the grace of a starlet and the sophistion of an ambassadors wife, which is expressed in the design of Dar Nanka. Mika so down to earth and friendly was on hand to help with anything (made dinner reservations for us in French and drove us too). When our flight time was changed he collected us at short notice and drove us to the airport...The break was relaxing and the room rates were fair. If I came again I would bring more casual deigner clothes, download somemore things to the ipad to read/watch. The rooms have DVD players if you have an over due box set to watch late at night. Drinks/breakfast could be taken in the room. No access to ATM, money exchange, cigarettes, pain relief/medication or chocolate/munchies so a trip to the shop in a taxi is needed. Bottled water is given at night to take to the room. Spa and hairdresser on sight but all is paid in cash, not card machine or tab. Rooms serviced daily. Happy to recommend and happy to rebook.
- 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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