As we found out in Morocco, "roads" or hotels are generally not conspicuous from the outside. In fact most opulent homes in Morocco do not give any hint at all from the outside. As we were in Morocco for the first time, we were just amazed at the elegance of Riad Dar Charkia as we went in from the street.
A small pool, an impressive patio will not make an excellent hotel. Throw in great hospitality, however, even the humblest of abodes become a great place to stay. Now this is where Lisa and Michael and Sahid, their man Friday, excel. Lisa patiently sat down with us to explain the intricacies of Morocco and Marrakech, in particular. I was especially delighted to hear from her that in Morocco street names have no real significance - landmarks do!
Sahid was especially helpful and with his perfect English served us good Moroccan wine while we were enjoying the moonlit evening on the rooftop.Breakfast too was great with local delicacies to wake up one's taste buds before trekking through the souks of the medina.
The rooms here are very spacious. I would probably complain about the internet access being weak in the room, but this is a place for vacation. So internet access should be limited! So instead of that being a black mark, I am giving it a check for Riad Dar Charkia.
It's conveniently located, a short walk to the Jamaâ El Fna Square and if you are a regular runner, there's a good route to the gates of the medina.
If you go to Marrakech, don't fail to meet Lisa and Michael 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