Arriving after midnight on a Thursday evening we were welcomed by a charming member of staff, Abdu, who even at such a late hour was happy to show us a tour and open up the roof terrace.
The room was superb, and following a great sleep we awoke to a breafast that more than set us up for the day ahead.
Lisa really IS as great a host as these posts confirm. The welcome brief and her (incredibly valuable) tips on places of interest were a dream for 1st timers in Marrakech.
We had booked a number of restaurants that she had suggested and every one was a winner!
I can not praise highly enough the standard of food and staff at Dar Charkia. While we ate at some fabulous places, the dinner we had at the riad eclipsed them all.
My only huge disappointment was that as they are so popular (and due to my last minute booking) I was unable to stay there for the whole of my stay.
Lastly, for the best shopping experience I would urge anyone to take a shopping tour with Lisa. I had a wonderful few hours and really felt that I was getting the best quality items at the best prices due to the realtionship Lisa has with the traders I visited. I had some fantastic jewellery made from a shop she recommended that I will treasure.
Without a doubt, I recommend Dar Charkia and I am determined to be back for a longer stay before the summer.
- 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