I have just returned from a long weekend spent at Dar Charkia, and would recommend this Riad to anyone travelling to Marrakech without hesitation. It has a very special feel about it, a real oasis in the chaos of Medina.
I rented the Riad over the weekend for a birthday party for my wife and a group of close friends. The trip was nearly 9 months in planning, with friends travelling from as far afield as Canada. Lisa and Michael, the owners, were superb in helping organise everything from restaurant bookings to belly dancers and traditional Moroccan musicians, whilst managing to keep the whole thing secret from my wife until we all arrived. Lisa's knowledge of Marrakech is fantastic, and her annotated map a goldmine of information.
The food for our party was of the highest standard with delicious Moroccan tapas and tangines on offer. The staff made an extra special effort to decorate the courtyard for the evening, making it feel really special for what turned out to be a truly memorable party.
The rooms are spacious and comfortable, with a really individual feel to each one. Imagine a glossy magazine feature on a Moroccan Riad and you get the picture. Breakfasts are fantastic, a real mixture of Morrocan and French with amazing freshly squeezed orange juice.
Lastly but not least, the staff are absolutely superb, friendly helpful and always available.
As a group, we had a truly memorable weekend. A large part of that is down to Dar Chakia. Lisa and Michael, thank you - really - thank you!
If you are looking for somewhere to stay in Marrakech - come here you won't regret it.
- 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