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Riad Dar Anika
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Riad Zitoun Kedim No 112 | Madina, Marrakech, Morocco   |  
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Fantastic experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

This Riad is an oasis among the chaos and heat.
We (two female friends) stayed in early April and the reviews on this site are completely accurate. We had a fantastic experience from the moment we were picked up at the airport until we were dropped back to the airport. There was nothing they would not help us with. Samir met with us right away to find out what our needs were, what we wanted to do, and offered us guidance on how to make our visit most enjoyable.

We had dinner the first night on the roof top terrace and the food and local wine were wonderful.
Breakfast is a feast - by the second day we had to ask that they just bring us fruit and yoghurt (which was amazing on its own).
We did opt in for the Hammam and massage and it was worth it. The only thing is I would suggest is going separate. My friend and I went at the same time and space was a bit cramped for the two of us plus the lady providing the treatment.
Being two women travelling alone, we did also request a private driver for dinners out.
The restaurant recommendations did not disappoint. Again wonderful. The hotel also found a driver to take us on an excursions. We are so happy we did.

I would highly recommend staying here. You will not be disappointed.
Thanks to all the great people who took such amazing care of us.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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London, United Kingdom
1 review
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Feeling amazing the most incredible weekend in Marrakech! It's a dream away from our busy city life. Arrived early morning. Greeted at the airport and within minutes where sitting on the roof terrace of this Splendid Raid eating the most delicious breakfast. The room was beautiful but couldn't wait to step out into the medina with great advise and guidance from the super friendly staff we did just that.

Ideally situated for site-seeing everything within a short walk. The location also contributing towards the remarkable contrast between what is on the door step and how it feels inside. The excitement, noise and bustle of the bazaar yet the minute you step into the Riad and door is shut behind you all falls silent and calm completely uninterrupted apart from the call for prayers which is the only noise that seems to penetrate the walls.

It's just lovely just to lounge around in the raid. My favourite place is roof terrace enjoying the breeze with views to Atlas Mountains.

My best bits about the hotel
Strong hair dryer
Can leave your phone in charge. No annoying card/electric stop.
Fast wireless internet everywhere, could even watch you tube

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Dar Anika is an absolute gem. The location is excellent and the rooms are clean and comfortable. Breakfast is served on the terrace rooftop and is delicious. However what really makes this place are the staff. They cannot do enough for you. Samir the manager sat down with us when we arrived and we talked about what we wanted to do and see. He then suggested some tours for us, restaurants to eat in and organised our transportation. It made it so easy and his recommendations were excellent. It was my birthday while we were there and the staff presented me with flowers and cake and even sang happy birthday! For anyone going to Morocco who wants to stay in a traditional riad and soak up the atmosphere of Marrakech, this is the place to stay.

  • Stayed May 2014, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014 via mobile

From the moment we arrived we were well taken care of. Our excursions and golf were all taken care of by the hotel. It was lovely to sit back and just relax. Well done to all the lovely staff and management.

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Excellent location, superb staff. They take care of you in any detail. Very helpfull in a city where occidental can be little bit lost. Let the staff drive you on the choice of restaurant for dinner they know what to do and they suggest you very nice places. I really reccomend to anyone going to Marrakech.

  • Stayed May 2014, 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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St Helens, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Such a special place with lovely warm hospitality from the staff, Samir, Fadwa, Tariq and many others. Beautiful room and surroundings made the stay special as did the great hammam and massage. Special thanks for the treat given to my husband for his birthday - flowers, cake, champagne and not least all the staff including the Chef coming to the roof terrace to sing happy birthday in 3 languages - memorable! Recommend the meal on the roof terrace, just pace yourself as it is immense but lovely. Recommend also the walking tour with Mustafa when you arrive as it helps you to acclimatise to the medina. Kosybar just over the road is great for drinks too. Superb service and place

  • Stayed April 2014, 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 April 30, 2014

It's difficult to know where to start in reviewing this oasis in the hustle and bustle that is Marrakech. I guess the overwhelming impression is the wonderful service and attention that all of the staff gave us during our visit. From the moment we were collected from the airport nothing was too much trouble, and the level of service was impeccable, far exceeding any expectations that we might have had. Samir and his team really are faultless.

The riad itself is perfectly located - right on the edge of the old souk, close to three of the major attractions, but only 10 mins walk from the main square, so everything is in easy walking distance.

Inside the riad has been elegantly converted with the rooms around the traditional courtyard into which they have been able to fit a welcoming pool. Every room is different so each have their own charm and quirkiness, but all are cleaned and decorated to a high standard.

The flexibility of the spaces in the riad were excellent - you could have breakfast in the courtyard, on the balcony level, or on the rooftop terrace. Despite visiting in February we were able on a couple of days to eat on the terrace which has great views across the rooftops. On a couple of evenings we ate in the lounge area which has a glass wall overlooking the courtyard and, for the cold evenings, a roaring log fire too.

The food was exceptional - both of the evening meals were excellent, and the breakfasts almost overwhelming in the quality and quantity of the food.

There were a number of occasions where the staff really went out of their way to help us and to provide a level of service that we don't think we have encountered anywhere else.

We cannot think of a reason why anyone visiting Marrakech should want to stay anywhere else other than Dar Anika. When we return we will certainly be back here.

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  • Stayed February 2014, 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
#4 Luxury Hotel in Marrakech
#7 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
#14 Family Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Riad Dar Anika 5*
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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