We spent just two nights here at the end of our Moroccan holiday but it was the perfect finale to an fantastic 10 days in a wonderful country and an amazing culture.
Dar Anika is in a great position with an easy walk to the main square and souks and just a stones-throw from Bahia Palace and El Badi Palace (both are must-see places). The riad itself is immaculate from top to bottom. From the moment you step through the front door it is a beautiful little oasis with its reception and central courtyard. Our room was spotless and really comfortably furnished with a nice firm four-poster bed (nice crisp linen) and then on the roof level is a dining area and also some sun lounges etc for chilling after a dip in the pool.
Food: The breakfasts we were served on the roof were great quality and abundant. A mixture of western (coffee, juice & scrambled eggs) and local (fruit, soup & pastries) fare. They set us up well for our days exploring round Marakesh. However the highlight was on our last night when we ate on the roof terrace. A Moroccan feast was bought to us course by course and the beef tajine was AWESOME! All washed down with a nice bottle of Moroccan red.
Service: As good as the Riad itself is and as great as the food was, its the service that gets this place five stars from me. It is very clear from the time you arrive that nothing is too much trouble for these guys. They really wanted us to have a perfect stay in their Riad and in Marrakech itself. They arranged taxi's, dinners out (& dinners in), a tour guide, airport transfer for us. No problems. They are thoughtful and very helpful without being in-your-face at all.
Bottom line: This is not a budget destination but you get value for your money. Perfect location, great accommodation, great food & amazing service.
Many Thanks Guys! :-)
PS: Dont forget to feed the pet turtles on the rooftop at breakfast!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Riad Dar Anika Marrakech
- Riad Dar Anika Hotel Marrakech