My husband and I are seasoned travelers are usually stay at design oriented boutique hotels. I was having a hard time sorting through the sea of Riads in Marrakech and my cousin recommended Dar Charkia. The pics and reviews looked good and I totally trust my cousins taste so we booked it. It was much better than I imagined. The owners have taken much care to design a very special place that feels better than home. The attention to detail is amazing. The style is fashionably Moroccan and 'up to date' without it being overly modern, which is not what we were looking for in such a beautiful old city as Marrakech. The Handira covered breakfast nook and the roof top tent were spot on. The rooms are Moroccan inspired without being too stuffy or traditional. Lisa has done an amazing job on the interiors. I didn't want to leave! The location was perfect. Could walk to the souks and to great restaurants easily. Our room was on the main floor and we were so surprised how peaceful and quiet the property was considering how noisy Marrakech is! It is such a lovely place to come back to after a busy day. Lisa and Michael were the best hosts we encountered on our trip. So helpful, cheery and fun to talk to. Lisa makes a hand annotated map of Marrakech that walks you through the must do's, best shopping and dining the city has to offer. I have filed mine away to use for next time! It is a must have! The staff was super welcoming and always available to help or answer a quick question. I fell in love with Marrakech and Dar Charkia. I will definitely be back!
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Dar Charkia Marrakech
- Dar Charkia Hotel Marrakech