I had to split my holiday into two parts as Dar Charkia was fully booked for the first two nights of my holiday. I stayed in another riad and then moved to Dar Charkia. The experience at Dar Charkia was very different to the one I had during my first two days in Marrakech. On arriving at Dar Charkia I was warmly welcomed by Lisa and Michael and their lovely staff. I was offered a welcome drink, an information chat where Lisa spent more than half an hour explaining a map that she annotates for every client that arrives at Dar Charkia. This is backed up with a full information pack in every room. I felt totally looked after and supported as this was my first time in Marrakech. At my first hotel I was not even offered a map. Lisa and Michael try to put themselves in the tourist's shoes - so they offer all the help and support you might need if you have never been to Marrakech before. I have never been to a hotel ever that offers so much, where the owners take every possible step to ensure that your holiday is fantastic from restaurants, to where to shop, to what scam lines you might hear or encounter! let's face it you are only paying for bed and breakfast but you get so much more and all for free! Breakfast is varied and huge and sets you up for the day. The staff are sweet always smiling and kind.
You do not get a key for the riad front door for obvious reasons - security but the door is always accessible from inside so clients come and go as they please and there is always a member of staff around to open up day and night. I felt as a single girl happy, relaxed, comfortable and unbelievably looked after. The riad is clean, stylish and full of inspiration with personal touches everywhere so that you feel you are staying in someone's home and not a hotel. This is a place that is loved by the owners and you feel it. I have never stayed anywhere where the owners put so much love and commitment into their hotels. Thankyou Lisa and Michael for making the second part of my holiday so fantastic.
I loved every moment of it and the cannot wait to go back. Dar Charkia is the only place for me in Marrakech that is for sure.
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