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Riad Dar Anika
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Riad Zitoun Kedim No 112 | Madina, Marrakech, Morocco   |  
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“Exquisite”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013 via mobile

Excellent service. Very tasteful Riad with comfy bed and delicious breakfast. Staff can't do enough to help. Lovely roof terrace too. A few minutes from the main square. Taxis can take you to the door which is very handy.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

As I work for an airline, I have the privilege to travel a lot. I've visited many hotels, riads and resorts mainly around Europe and, as far as I'm concerned, I can say that it's very difficult to find something even close to this Riad. The structure have been completely rebuilt using high european standards while preserving the genuine Moroccan style. Everything have been studied to make it comfortable. On top of it, the service to the customer it's something incredible! You'll have one (or even two) people looking after you! This place it's fantastic and it's already the second time we are going there (next year we are going there aswell).

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

A wonderful experience - exquisite service & food. The staff are all well-trained and provide very professional quality of service. The location is just right - close to the centre without being in the hustle and bustle of Djemma el Fna. Perhaps too much food? But who's complaining? We can't recommend the Dar Anika highly enough and we will be returning.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

This was a haven for us away from all the wonderful madness outside....the staff are outstanding and could not do enough for us...Abu and Samir (think we have the names right!!) were beyond excellent. From the moment we arrived, we were greeted beautifully with milk, cookies, treats etc, The breakfasts on the roof terrace are something we will never forget. The mint tea and freshly baked goodies were to die for. Please go for the cheese omelettes baked in tagine dishes - delicious!. Also lovely coming in from a night out and have a last drink of the evening in front of the real fire which you will have to share with their pet tortoise who also loves the warmth of the fire! We stayed for 5 nights and it was for my husband's 50th birthday...we asked for a room swap and they did with no problem. They even provided my husband with a gorgeous birthday cake on the morning of his birthday; which was totally unexpected and greatly appreciated. Rooms are gorgeous with bath robes and rose petals scattered over the rooms are a lovely touch. The hosts were fantastic with giving us excellent advice about where to go and even booked us taxis and restaurants. Just excellent personal service without a doubt! Please stay here...you will not be disappointed...

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Essaouira, Morocco
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Great location in the heart of the Medina made it easy to explore the city. A unique Morrocan experience, decore, food and service. As a first timer to Marrakesh the city can be a little daunting the hotel Manager, Samir, showed us what was important to see gave us maps and the confidence to make the most of the trip. Lots of little extras, purchased our ongoing bus tickets and even packed a lunch for us on the day we departed. Our thanks to the team for making our stay very memorable.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

First time / first night in Morocco. Arrived around 6 p.m., to a somewhat chaotic street scene on the edge of the Medina. Then, into paradise (in every way). Warm greeting from Tarek and Joab (so sorry as I know I've butchered the names of these fabulous fellows), followed by milk and dates, then mint tea and cookies. Romantic interior, including rose petals on the way to the room, then in the room (all over, including the bath). Romance plus! Invited to relax and clean up before our dinner. Do not miss out on the dinner (which I sort of reluctantly signed up for figuring we'd be a bit road weary our first night). So glad we ate at the Riad . . . the food was great and just kept coming and coming. Amazingly warm, attentive service at dinner, and during our entire stay. Breakfast on the terrace, which was much more than merely a continental-style breakfast, i.e., eggs any style. 5 minute walk to the main square. Wonderful people watching from the terrace in the early a.m (with great sunrise) and end of the day. Stayed two nights, perfect stay. Highly recommend this Riad. Note that I booked this Riad through Priceline, so not only was it perfect in every way, the price was less than $100/night.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Firstly I want to say a Big "Thank you" to Samir, Abou and Halima for the overwhelming hospitality they showed us. Being Irish, our national motto to visitors in Gaelic is "Cead Mile Failte" which means 'a hundred thousand welcomes'; well this is exactly what we received in Riad Dar Anika!
When we arrived, we were greeted by the warm and friendly Samir who ushered us into a beautiful Morrocan style lounge were our hands were cleansed with rose water and we were first given ornate chalices of t mint tea, which was traditionally poured from a height. Followed by glasses of almond milk, dates and some Morrocan pastries. We were then left there to relax and soak up the mystique of our surroundings while we unwound from our journey.
The Riad itself is located right in the heart of Marrakech amidst all the hustle and bustle of the souks, and the mystical palaces and mosques. It is only a few minutes walk from the famous Djemaa el fna, the massive square where you will see snake charmers, and monkeys, and souks selling everything you can imagine. Yet once inside the doors of the Riad, you will find yourself in a peaceful tranquil oasis.
You must have dinner in this Riad at least once as it was the best traditional Morrocan food we tasted. On our first night the chef Halima made us a feast of several different tagines. It was Superb! She also took me down and showed me the kitchen one evening as I showed an interest in how the food was prepared! I was delighted!
Abou, the owner, was so helpful and told us all the sites to see, and where was good to eat etc. a lovely man!
Every evening we were offered a bowl of Harira soup to comfort us.
Samir would organise our taxis to take us to and from restaurants and he even organised and paid for our bus journey to Agadir when we were leaving. On top of that we were given a packed lunch for the journey!
An absolutely amazing, memorable stay!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Riad Zitoun Kedim No 112 | Madina, Marrakech, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Marrakech
#2 Luxury Hotel in Marrakech
#6 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
#11 Family Hotel in Marrakech
#26 Business Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Riad Dar Anika 5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Riad dar anika welcomes you to Morocco, a luxurious and intimate boutique riad situated at the entrance to the old souk and close to the Djemma el Fna.With 12 rooms, individually styled with flair and imagination, a swimming pool and hammam, we believe we offer a truly personal experience, a home away from home where guests can relax in an oasis of calm away from the hustle and bustle of the medina outside.From the very moment you step through the heavily carved door of Riad dar Anika our staff are on hand to ensure your stay is perfect in every way. Every fine detail has been thoughtfully considered from the crisp bed linen and fresh flowers to our authentic Moroccan cuisine. Our roof terrace is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy the sun or evening drinks, affording total privacy and stunning views over the surrounding city and Atlas mountains. ... more   less 
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