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Dar Charkia
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   50 Derb El Halfaoui | Bab Doukkala, Marrakech 40 030, Morocco   |  
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Will definitely be back!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2011

We have recently returned from a 4 night stay at Dar Charkia and can't thank Lisa,Michael and the staff enough.They went out of their way to make us feel welcome and gave us invaluable tips to enhance our stay.The Riad,rooms and terrace were beautifully decorated without being ostentatious and we enjoyed many hours chilling there.Dar Charkia is perfectly situated for experiencing the thrills of Marrakech and we look forward to returning soon.

  • Stayed September 2011, 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 September 20, 2011

I have just returned from a lovely weekend break, staying at the Dar Charkia. The Riad is beautifully decorated and is very relaxing. The staff at the riad are incredibly attentive and helpful, you are really made to feel at home and nothing is too much trouble. The owners Lisa and Michael made the trip to Marrakech stress free by organizing trips and booking restaurants for us prior to our arrival. Lisa spent time with us going through a map of Marrakech on our first day and recommended places to visit and eat, which was extremely helpful.

I would highly recommend this Riad, the staff are lovely, the decoration is stunning and it is in a perfect location. I would definitely stay at the Dar Charkia again, I cannot recommend it highly enough

  • Stayed September 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2011

I stayed at Dar Charkia earlier this year, this was my first visit to Marrakech. Lisa and Michael are the most wonderful hosts i have ever met. The staff are always there to help with any requests. The food is wonderful. The rooms at the Dar Charkia are beautifully decorated and when you walk in from the front door it is a world of peace and tranquility. Can't wait to go back. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

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  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2011

We stayed at Dar Charkia for three nights less than a week ago, and we were more than satisfied with the beauty of the riad and the helpfulness of the staff. I knew it was a good place as soon as we walked in, as we were promptly offered an ice cold Casablanca and a comfortable seat in the court yard.

When we were shown to our room, we were extremely impressed by the detail of the decor, and relieved that the room possessed all the mod-cons that make us feel comfortable when on vacation (i.e. safe in the room, fully functioning air conditioning, large and clean bathroom).

Our three nights in Marrakech would not have been the same without the hints and tips offered by Lisa and Michael. Their restaurant recommendations were fantastic, their directions were suberb, and their advice on negotiating taxi fares was invaluable.

This place is a great place if you are looking for a real Marrakchi experience without having to figure it out all on your own. Let the owners and staff of Dar Charkia be your guide and you will enjoy yourself for sure!

P.S. Eat at the night market. Even if you are a bit intimidated, you will surely enjoy it!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2011

I have just returned from a long weekend in Marrakech and I have to say that Dar Charkia shaped my experience in such a valuable way. The owners, Lisa and Michael, were the most perfect hosts and their wonderfully friendly and curteous staff helped ensure an unforgettable trip.

The riad is a tranquil retreat amidst the hustle and bustle of life in the souks and around the medina, with its refreshing ambience and beautifully designed decor, you don't feel as though you have escaped Marrakech, merely immersed yourself further into it, whilst gaining the opportunity to relax and unwind and truly feel at home.

In terms of location, you coudn't ask for better, as two girls travelling we felt safe at all hours of the day and night and most tourist spots are just a short walk away.

Lisa and Michael took the time to show us around virtually, by pointing some out all key attractions and some local hotspots out on a map, they imparted their Marrakech wisdom and helped make reservations, arranged transfers and tended to our every need whilst under their roof. Their insights were invaluable and their guidance informed every decision we made, allowing us to make the most out of our short stay.

I wholeheartedly recommend this beautiful riad to anyone travelling to Marrakech, whatever your age or walk of life, it has a varied appeal and Lisa and Michael will ensure that you get everything you wish for during your stay.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2011

My daughter took me to Marrakech to stay at Dar Charkia for 4 nights to help celebrate this great coming of age! What a wonderful experience it was for us both to have time away together,staying at this creatively inspired riad. The attention to comfort and detail has to be seen to be experienced and the staff were an absolute credit to our hosts Lisa and Michael. The riad is perfectly situated to enable easy access to the different areas of the town and close to local taxis if so required (though we walked most of the time).My daughter together with some of Lisa's suggestions, had worked out a 'programme' of things to do over the 4 days. I was not disappointed with any aspect of our holiday. This included engaging a guide on one day,(4hrs) which we both thought excellent value, to be guided through the town with a commentary about the Marrakechy way of living ,a visit the fornoy to see where many local people take their bread to be baked, a visit to the herbalist to have the many different herbs and spices explained to us- amazing smells and stories here. At the beginning of our visit Lisa gave us a very helpful annotated map of the town identifying key localities including good 'watering holes' for us not to mention venues for shopping opportunities and places of significant historical interest.The weather was hot and we both relished the opportunity to come home to the riad each day and plunge into the refreshing pool in the courtyard together with whatever the particular drink of our choosing was that day! Lisa has ensured that the list is comprehensive. I can't wait to re visit Marakech and Dar Charkia will be my chosen place to stay.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2011

We were recommended to stay at Dar Charkia and it turned out to be the best suggestion! We stayed in Marrakech for 3 nights and our stay at the Riad was everything we could have wanted and so much more. Lisa and Michael and all the staff at the Riad were so accomodating to us, nothing was too much trouble and it really helped us to get the most out of our stay. Lisa spent time going over an already annotated map which was so useful. The Riad is beautifully decorated, the authenticity and charm was present in all areas of the Riad and the calmness and serentity helped us to relax. The foods was lovely, always being given a different dish at breakfast to try. The location was really central too and we felt really safe. If you are going to Marrakech this Riad will not disapoint.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 50 Derb El Halfaoui | Bab Doukkala, Marrakech 40 030, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Family Hotel in Marrakech
#9 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Dar Charkia 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a six-bedroom, exquisite boutique oasis of tranquility managed hands-on by the owners and located in the safe vicinity of the Dar El Bacha royal palace. Rooms are stylishly individually decorated, 3 with working fire places and all with en-suite bathrooms. Superb eclectic cuisine combining Moroccan and international dishes. Comprehensive free concierge service and 24h front desk presence. Free wi-fi. Fantastic roof terrace with view on Atlas mountains. ... more   less 
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