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“Honeymoon Heaven” 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 #8 of 464 Hotels in Marrakech
London, United Kingdom
1 review
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Honeymoon Heaven”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Dar Anika is a gem. My husband and I spent five of seven nights of our honeymoon here, and were treated with the utmost care and kindness. As a case in point, our first breakfast – already amazing, given the wonderful selection of food (oh, the yoghurt!) and the charm of the roof terrace – was further enhanced as the Dar Anika staff presented us with a delicious, personalised ‘honeymoon’ cake.

The hotel from top to bottom – including each individual hotel room – is gorgeous and designed with care, and the staff reflect this precision; they are kind, diligent and proactive, and they aim to please. The managers are accessible and approachable, and make time to ensure you are equipped with the best tips (i.e. where to eat, staying safe) before you head out into the hubbub of the Marrakech souks and streets.

Its location is also brilliant. A five minute walk can land you at the main square (Fna) to the north or the Badi Palace to the south. A 10-15 minute taxi ride can get you into the ‘new town’ as well, if you’re seeking a different kind of meal or nightlife, or if you need to get to the bus or train station.

If you’re looking for an extra special stay in Morocco than Dar Anika will not let you down.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013 via mobile

Chose this hotel for a 3 night stay based on Trip Advisor reviews. As the trip was a bit of a celebration (birthday & wedding anniversary) we chose a suite rather than a regular room which turned out to be a great choice. Very well appointed room, beautifully lit with traditional brass lamps, and a unique cupola above the rose-petal-festooned bed. Very attentive service from Samir and his team, making great restaurant recommendations, laying on guided tours etc. Lovely breakfasts on the roof terrace, and a nice dinner one night there too. Thoroughly recommended.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

This was our first trip to Morocco and we chose Marrakech for a 5 night break. We knew we wanted to stay in an authentic heritage stay rather than a large impersonal hotel. I cannot rate Riad dar Anika highly enough. By staying here you make the choice of staying with long lost friends who love having you over and cannot, seriously cannot do enough for their guests. The rooms are immaculate, tastefully decorated with stained glass windows streaming delicate colours into the room internally and externally. Each day water, fresh fruit and small cookies and pastries are left for you in your room , mint tea and cakes anytime, and a delicious breakfast served on the terrace, yogurt,fruit,cakes,eggs,msimmin,muffins,pikelets, jams, freshly squeezed juice, coffee served by the staff of this small boutique style hotel. The staff throughout cannot be praised enough, the service, the cleaning, the reservations, taxi bookings, restaurant suggestions, taxis, transfers and the genuine interest in you and your trip. Samir, the manager, and Abu and his family, the owners feel privileged to have you stay, truly the privilege is ours. A strange new place where you are scooped up by all of them, to stay in this beautiful, well priced oasis and looked after so well you will not want to leave. There is only one choice for Marrakech in our view, Riad Dar Anika, every now and then you find a little gem, this is. Its simply lovely and the experience cannot be bettered.

  • Stayed October 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 October 16, 2013

I thought long and hard about the rating, could I really consider it as being excellent? The answer had to be a resounding yes, with the caveat - for the price. If you can afford the £470 per night La Mamounia, then you might not consider Dar Anika as excellent. However, for us it was great. The location, right on the edge of the Madina is good, close enough to experience the bussle, far enough away to feel comfortable. We enjoyed the Hammam, the breakfast, and the decor. The staff were really helpful and the size of the room great, with ample storage and a great bathroom. The whole environment was cool and calm - a complete contrast to the world outside!
We found the bed to be a little harder than we're used to - I acknowledge that comfort is such a subjective thing! However this issue was quickly remedied by the staff, through the addition of an additional layer of bedding.
If you’re flying in to Marrakech, make use of Dar Anika's airport pick up and drop off service - it was really good.

Room Tip: We were in room 6, overlooking the road outside. It was potentially noisy, but utilising their innov...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

The staff were fantastic, very helpful and polite, the food was delicious, the hammam and massage very relaxing. Samir the manager recommended excellent restaurants and arranged transfers and excursions all very high standard. The Riad is beautiful, in a great location only a short walk from every must see in Medina and the new town. An oasis of calm in a busy city.

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  • Stayed October 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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Miami, Florida, United States
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7 hotel reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

We spent 4 nights in Marrakesh and my wife's choice was this beautifull place. Since our arrival at this riad, everything was perfect, Samir is excellent with his enthusiastic way of treat people, like others reviews we had a welcome tea, cakes, a lot of information about the city and what to do. Everyday we enjoy staying in this place, if you need a massage, city tour, walking tour, guides, driver, special dinner, advices, etc...even one night Samir came with us to make sure we will be at one place my wife select for dinner (was at Medina little street and late hours). Roof terrace for breakfast, with one of the best orange juice I ever had (we used to live in Brazil and Miami) and we know about oranges. I used to travel for work, and staying at many hotels and places and countries, I can say this was one of the nicest place and service I can remember. Enjoy your stay...

  • Stayed September 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

We only spent 48hrs in Marrakesh so wanted to be in the action and Dar Anika was ideal. It is in an easy to find location on a main street with beautiful rooms, staff and facilities. Many of the riads we had researched were in hard to find small side streets so we were very happy to find a Riad that was so easy to locate. The staff were eager to please and offered good advice on holidaying in Marrakesh.
The airport transfers and rooftop terrace were a great addition.
We also loved the resident Turtle that lives on the roof.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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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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