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“Honeymoon - 1st time in Marrakesh from Ireland” 5 of 5 stars
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Riad Dar Anika
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Riad Zitoun Kedim No 112 | Madina, Marrakech, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #12 of 461 Hotels in Marrakech
Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Honeymoon - 1st time in Marrakesh from Ireland”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

We stayed with Abou in Riad dar Anika in January of this year for a week on our honeymoon.
It was our first time in Morocco travelling from Ireland.
On first arrival in Marrakesh it looks like a daunting city, but the warm welcome from Abou and his staff (and tortoise called couscous) made us feel right at home :)
We were brought into the beautiful Riad from a busy street and greeted with pastries, mint tea and milk.
Once we had relaxed after our travelling, we were invited onto the lovely roof terrace that has full views of the old town were Abou spent an hour with us giving us our bearings around the city with a map and drawing points of interest and telling us the do's and don’ts.
On arriving in the city we were sure we would hire a guide to show us around, but after the hour with Abou he had put our minds at rest and we felt happy to venture out by ourselves.
Abou pretty much organised our entire week for us, booking restaurants and show’s -without him we would not have seen a quarter of the things we did and would have fallen into the usual tourist routines and traps.
The Riad is a beautifully decorated in a traditional manner and is a calming spot in the middle of a bustling city, the staff could not do more to make you feel welcome.
Fresh flowers in the room and rose petals on our bed!!
The food is unreal - just be aware that there is so much of you will probably put on a few pounds!!
Traditional Moroccan breakfast is served on the beautiful roof terrace - this is a real treat.
The Raid is a real gem in the heart of the old town in Marrakesh and Abou and his staff honestly could not do more to welcome you to the beautiful Riad and their city.
My wife and I both travel regularly on business and we have never experienced service like it.
Top marks and highly recommended :)

  • 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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Newcastle, Australia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

My daughter and I spent 3 nights at Dar Anika and were blown away by its beauty, tranquillity and tasteful interior. The level of service of its staff was without compare. We were welcomed with piping hot mint tea and wonderful pastries and cakes. Our room was decorated with rose petals and the plunge pool gave welcome relief after the heat of the day. The top terrace, where we enjoyed a scrumptious breakfast, had wonderful views over the medina. Situated close to most of the main tourist points of interest this riad is a must to stay at.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
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Sao Paulo, SP
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Dar Anika is simply perfect! Service is excellent, everyone is always polite and they make you feel very welcome. In terms of locations is also very good, about 10 to 15 minutes to Jemaa El Fnaa and 5 minutes to the Bahia Palace and mostly close to the main tourist points. The rooms are spacious, bed is comfortable, and there is a terrace where you can have breakfast while appreciating the view! Oh, breakfast is amazing!! Their cook is the best! Ask for the scrambled eggs with onions, tomato and cheese, sooo yummy!

Also, if you want to relax, they have a pool. If it’s hot, you can refresh yourself and if it’s chilly they warm it for you :).

Dar Anika was our last hotel in Morocco and it couldn’t have been better! Thank you very much for the hole staff and special thanks to Tarik who was always so kind!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Orange, ca
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

We had an absolutely wonderful experience! Service was impeccable, staff was wonderful and made you feel at home the second you walked in. The riad only has about 10 rooms, so you really feel very special when staying there. Rooms were beautifully designed. We really loved *everything* about Dar Anika and would definitely stay there again if we were in Marrakesh again! Absolutely wonderful.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
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Merida, Mexico
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

A oasis of peace and honest kindness. Authentic marocan atmosphere in an old riad. Outstanding staff. Beautiful decor in general and in all details. Inviting cold pool inside. Terrasse with wide view over medina are obligatoire. Wonderful strong waterpressure in the shower is to mention. The arrivel in the rooms has hewaien taste. Leaves all over. amazing place we loved it very much.

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  • Stayed July 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
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Buckingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

Abu and his team of friendly staff are intelligent, attentive and full of good advice about how to enjoy your stay. Food in the hotel was fabulous, restaurant suggestions were spot on. Location is perfect for exploring the Medina and finding your way home after a late night out - no trouble to find it, taxis can drop you at the door - but only 5 mins walk from the main square. Roof terrace is great for sunbathing too and the pool is refreshingly clean and cool. With only 12 bedrooms it feels like home. Highly recommended

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

During our family's four-day stay in Marrakech, the boutique hotel,Dar Anika, was our oasis in the medina. The hotel's driver picked us up promptly on our arrival. Our suite there was large and comfortable, with A/C, WiFi and fresh roses. Fresh fruit, water and mint tea was continually replenished. Our breakfast each morning on the rooftop terrace was simply wonderful, with freshly-squeezed orange juice, omelettes, English muffins, French crepes and a continually changing array of fresh pastries. The owner-manager, Abu, personally designed our tours, providing guides and drivers for our time in the souks, for camel rides in the Palmerie, for our carriage ride (calech) around the old city walls, and our visit to Essaouria and its Atlantic beach. The riad's highly trained staff, especially Fadwa, Laila and Rachid, could not have been more thoughtful, gracious and attentive. On our departure, the staff even prepared sandwiches and fruit for our return flight to Barcelona, thoughtfully aware that we would be arriving too late for dinner there. We will definitely return for another stay at Dar Anika and may accept Abu's offer to make arrangements for a three-day excursion to the deserts of Morocco.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
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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 ( Wi-Fi ) Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Marrakech
#5 Luxury Hotel in Marrakech
#9 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
#14 Family 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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