Where to begin... A truly amazing place. Dar Fakir was fantastic. Hidden away nicely from the hustle of the Medina but close enough to be able to enjoy a walk to the Souks or a terrace bar for a drink and an afternoon of people watching.
We stayed at Dar Fakir for four nights mid November and it was perfect.
We choose to stay in Suite Iswane and it was everything i hoped it would be. It romantic, classy and very refined.
The Riad is maintained to the highest standard, the decor is amazing and the staff are helpful, attentive and most importantly very friendly. The director Kerstin is brilliant, her knowledge of the area, restaurants and pretty much anything we wanted to know helped to make us feel very at home and relaxed and created a real lasting impression. She offered us a number of high class services ranging from drivers to and from destinations, night porter services to walk us back from nights out as well as an excellent suggestion of restaurants and bars to try out, all of which were brilliant. Great food and fantastic atmosphere in each of them. (La Salama, Tanjia and L'Avenue were our choices and I would thoroughly recommend them all)
A personal highlight for me was the amazing meal we had cooked for us in the Riad itself. Situated in the room with open fire it made for the most prefect way to spend a night after a day out and about. It was quiet, relaxing and with the fire burning in the background very atmospheric.
As I said before, a truly amazing place and one I would definitely recommend.
Thank you to Kerstin and everyone at Dar Fakir for making Marrakech a very special holiday.
- Also Known As:
- Dar Fakir Hotel
- Dar Fakir Marrakech
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dar Fakir is a Riad de Charme located just 3 mins walk from Djema el Fnaa square. It reopened at the beginning of 2011 to visitors after a complete refurbishment. We differ from other riads in the sence that we offer an extensive service over other riads including not only the normal cooking courses but yoga, artisanal workshops and a very intimate service bordering onto concierge at very affordable rates. We provide extras such as meet and greet throughout your stay if required by our security guard during the evenings and at night. Mobile phones are provided to guests on request and are free of charge during their stay. We spend a lot of time with the guests making them feel welcome in the riad but also at home in the hectic maze of the Marrakech Medina. In total 5 languages are spoken in the riad - English, German, Swedish, French and the local Arabic, Darija. The rooms all have individually embroided bed linen made from Egyptian Cotton. The toiletries provided by Sence de Marrakech are Shower gel, Body lotion, shampoo and hand soap. For the Suite we can provide black soap and a gommage flannel.All rooms and Suites are decorated in elegant beige tadelakt on the walls as well as in the bathrooms. The floors have terracotta zellige. Rooms and Suites are furnished with traditional dark wood furniture in traditional berber style. The suites in addition have beautiful leather clad writing desks that tastefully match the decor. You will experience the ambience of arabian night in the evening when the handcrafted lamps and lanterns cast magical shadows on the walls. ... more less
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