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“Home, away from Home” 5 of 5 stars
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50 Derb El Halfaoui | Bab Doukkala, Marrakech 40 030, Morocco   |  
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“Home, away from Home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2009

Great place to stay....extremely clean, friendly atmosphere,safe and it is more than a riad...It was the first time staying in one of the riads and was a great experience..If you go to a country like Morocco , leave all your 5 star hotel stubbornesses behind and experience staying in Dar Charkia to experience the real touch of Marrakesh. I want to give my big thanks for that to Michael and Lisa(the owners) and to all, helping them..
They were great from the first moment we landed to the city.

Before settling into our room (Mali), Michael planned our daily trips and showed us the places to shop and to eat...We would not be able to find the places by ourselves..

We were well taken care of.. Michael was controlling every step we take when we were in the daily tours by calling the tour guide..He had no obligation to do so...Many many thanks to all your team...Including Abdul, the girls cleaning and cooking for us..

Definetely Value for the money.....

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2009

I have travelled to Morrocco with other 2 girls and was a little worried about security and being onyl girls in an Arabic country. We have choosen Dar Charkia from the internet was a little nervous about it as it was our first time. Michael and Lisa (the owners) are just wonderfull as well as all the other staff at Dar Charkia. We have been nicely welcomed and briefed upon arrival. Everyday we have been made sure to enjoy the most of Marrakesh. The excursion and restaurant recommendations are just perfect. The rooms are nicely decorated and very cosy. All amenities that you might require are provided. We have felt very protected and safe. One day we were out of Marakesh for a day trip with Marco (our lovely guide-recommended by Michael) and we were supposed to be back at the hotel by 5 o'clock, but we have decided to tour in the city after our return. Michael has called Marco to check where we were around 6 o'clock. I am almost sure Michael and Lisa dont sleep till they learn all the guests are back in their rooms:) What can I say, you need to experience to understand. Dont miss the change if you can.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2009

I stayed at Dar Charkia in March for 5 days. Coming from freezing UK, it was pure bliss to be able to have breakfast outside on the roof in temperatures equal to our summer! But weather or no weather, this riad would be reason enough to spend time in Marrakech. If ever you had a picture in your mind of the perfect hotel, this would be it: friendly and attentive staff, gorgeous bedrooms with massive bathrooms, deluxe courtyard, huge roof space with intimate nooks and crannies, great food and a lovely vibe.

During the day, the place is chilled and relaxing but in the evening there's a refreshing buzz in the courtyard where guests dine or have a drink before going out. The owners mingle with their guests making everyone feel quite special. We stayed in one night we were having such a good time there. The kitchen does fantastic food!

In a city as busy as Marrakech, Dar Charkia was a welcome relief. At the start, we were given an introduction by the owners. To have that insider knowledge of such a hectic place proved invaluable.

I was there for my birthday and it made my year to stay here. Don't bother even looking at the other riads and hotels. Just book your time here.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2009

Wow! Dar Charkia is a hidden gem in the Medina. We have just spent 3 nights at Dar Charkia celebrating a friends birthday. Lisa and Michael are the most wonderful hosts and couldn't have done more to make us feel more at home. Dar Charkia has the most peaceful and tranquil atmosphere and you are surrounded by amazing interiors and decor. It's incredible to think that life carries on outside in the Medina when you are in such a beautiful and calm oasis. Lisa gave us all her expert knowledge on the souks, the restaurants and bars and anything we asked of her. She arranged escorts, drivers, booked restaurants and outings for us which was fantastic. She took us on a shopping expedition around the souks which was a great experience. My only regret being I didn't buy more!! At least I have an excuse to go back - not that I need one. Breakfast at Dar Charkia was a feast on the roof terrace each morning. The staff are friendly and very attentive. At Dar Charkia we felt part of the family and it felt like the most amazing house party. I can't wait to go back and I am definitely spreading the word to all my friends.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2009

My husband and I recently spent 2 days at the wonderful Dar Charkia. This riad is a delightful elegant retreat in the old town.The hosts Michael and Lisa are welcoming and full of useful advice to thoroughly enjoy your stay in Marrakech.The staff were friendly and helpful, providing a delicious dinner our first evening and great breakfast.Lisa recommended a gastronomic dining experience at a nearby riad and it lived up to its promise.We will certainly be back.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2009

We got home last night after a fab 2 nights at Dar Charkia for my sisters birthday celebrations. Wonderful staff and the owners offered a really relaxed and personal service - we were made to feel very at home. Rooms were beautifully decorated and food and service excellent. Went shopping with Lisa (owner) and had great fun bartering under her guidance in the Souk. Enjoyed breakfast on the roof terrace, evening drinks in beautiful surroundings and perfect service and lots of tips and advice on how to make the most of our short stay. We loved it! Would go back tomorrow - a very grown up and civilised trip - we left our children at home!

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2009

My husband and I stayed at Dar Charkia for three nights in April. We stayed in two different rooms, both of which were lovely. Staff was vey nice, as were the owners, Michael and Lisa. Michael gave us a great intro to Marrakech - laying out where things were on a map, how to get to places easily (or scenically, if that's what we wanted) and when to hit certain sites. He even showed us where his barber is and my husband got great shave from him before we left!

Bed was comfy and bathrooms were roomy and full of hot water - yum! Nice little plunge pool in the courtyard, although it was too cool to fully immerse oneself while we we were there. The courtyard was covered while we were there, which was a shame, as I would have loved for it to have been open. We had dinner at the riad one night, which was absolutely delicious - it was my favorite meal of the whole trip, and we'd had some good ones! Breakfasts were delicious as well.

The riad can arrange anything for you - guides, shopping trips, etc. They arranged for a car to take us to our hotel in Casablanca, which was fab. Overall, a great place to stay while in Marrakech!

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 50 Derb El Halfaoui | Bab Doukkala, Marrakech 40 030, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
#8 Family Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 6
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 
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Dar Charkia Marrakech
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