My partner and I have just returned from a fantastic week long holiday in Morocco. We stayed for three nights in Dar Charkia before a three day/two night trip to the desert then back to Dar Charkia for our last night. We love every minute of our trip and Dar Charkia was everything we could have hoped for. Having never been to Marrakech before, and not quite knowing what to expect Lisa was great from the outset, the booking process was straightforward and Lisa was quick to answer all of the many questions I had before arrival and on our first morning. Lisa has beautiful taste, the pictures that we took and the pictures on Trip Advisor no where near do Dar Charkia justice. The recommendations Lisa gives on your first day regarding shopping, restaurants and making your way around Marrakech are perfect - I just needed a bigger baggage allowance and a few more days of shopping! But I will definitely be back for more! We stayed in both the Mali and Sa'ada rooms which are equally lovely, Sa'ada was the more spacious and on ground level. Despite the close proximity of the rooms in a Riad, we heard nothing from the other guests and whilst the staff were always on hand when you need anything they are discreet and keep to themselves which I find is the most excellent service. Overall, this made us feel like we had Dar Charkia all to ourselves and as though it was our own personal home for 4 nights. So many other reviews have said this but walking into the quiet, cool of Dar Charkia out of the hot hustle and bustle of the street is wonderful, it's exactly what you need and the quietness and peacefulness inside is something I found extraordinary. You really are in the most convenient location too, Dar Charkia is right in the middle of the action whilst being a quiet and calm haven - it's perfect. The breakfast was delicious and you get a little bit of a surprise every day, if there is something you aren't so keen on it can be swopped no problem. I loved having the pastries and pancakes every morning and the jam was some of the best i've ever tasted - a complete treat! When we left for our trip Lisa was kind enough to let us leave our case and it is this relaxed, 'nothing is too much trouble' attitude at Dar Charkia that makes it one of best places I've ever stayed, beating any 5 star hotel by far. I'm struggling to find anything I disliked, there honestly wasn't anything. Thank you everyone at Dar Charkia!
- 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