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Dar Kawa Riad

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

A rare jem of Marrakesh! Hidden in the little streets of the medina, this Riad is noble palace where silence, peace and beauty dominates. Decorated with taste, the rooms are all unique and orginal, high instagram potential here guys!! The service is impecable and the food is devine. Perfect to escape the madness of crazy Marrakesh. Enjoy, youll never want... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

I staid two nights with my mother in the riad. We had a wonderful time. There was the possibility to get a transfer from the airport to the riad. As it wasn't possible to get with the taxi in front of the riad, the host, Abdelhadi came to pick us up where the taxi dropped us. Once we arrived we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

Amazing riad, amazing food and amazing location. Abdelhadi met us and brought us to the house, and during our stay he was always on hand to help with any directions or recommendations. The service was discreet and really made you feel as though you were just staying in your own home, but with MUCH better food. Large roof terrace which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Wow. This is my first review for a while, but having spent 2 days at Dar Kawa, we're already looking at when we can return. Ensure you get staff to meet you is Place Moukef, or from the airport as whilst it is easy to find after arrival, it is very well hidden in the rabbit warren of the medina.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed at riad Darkawa for 2 nights, at the end of our vacation in Marocco. We were welcomed by Abdelhadi, who takes care of the house and was always happy to help us with anything. Darkawa is centrally placed (middle of the medina) and astonishing into the details: everything is tasteful, from the furniture to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

As you can see from the photos and website, this is a very chic and beautfilly designed hotel. However the owner wasn't there when we stayed, and it felt like staying in someone's second home rather than in a hotel. The guy looking after us was very friendly, but compared to the other riad we stayed in, the service wasn't... More 

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"The feeling to be at home". Such is the mood Dar Kawa wants to offer its clients. In this sense, we do not call our riad a "hotel" but "home". In this spirit, we ask our staff to be discreet but always listening. The idea is to offer a sense of tranquility and conviviality. Our breakfasts are included in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

Our 4-night stay at Dar Kawa was exceptional - a great way to escape the congested streets of Marrakech. There are only 4 rooms and we rarely saw other guests so it truly felt like we had our own private house in the heart of the medina. The staff, led by Abdelhadi, do a wonderful job at making you feel... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

We travelled to Marrakech recently to share a special friend's birthday. Dar Kawa had been recommended to us by an acquaintance and we were thrilled with this advice. The Riad was a tranquil haven after our very busy days, and the location was perfect for our needs. We loved the touches of Valerie Barkowski's linen and the decorative talents she... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

We initially found the name of Dar Kawa via the Wallpaper guide where we booked three nights in May. We were lucky enough to also have the owner (Valerie Barkowski) staying at the same time at the riyad. She has been extremely helpful to us, giving us tips, showing us around where to eat, what to buy and more importantly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

We have stayed in a few riads in Marrakech and this is probably the most tranquil and homely. The riad is located in a very central and good location for exploring the souks and the main attractions in the medina. Nearby you will also find restaurant Foundouk which is a great option for lunch or dinner in the Medina. The... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Push the door of Dar Kawa and let go. Gliding by the rhythm of a slow life, of well-being and healing. Initially, Dar Kawa was a place of prayer ... This is definitely the reason why there still emanates a soothing energy. Here, you feel at home, without the constraints of your own home. We abandon ourselves in this universe fully imagined and created by Valerie Barkowski. Valerie Barkowski, creator, traveler from here and elsewhere who invents and assembles by following her moods. Respectful of tradition and know-how, she has always worked with artisans creating textiles and objects with a soul and a history, which travel through time by their authenticity. Dar Kawa is her home. She restored, shaped, modulated the house according to her desires and inspirations. You will find her own designs and notice that every detail of the house has been taken care of. In Dar Kawa, certain memories coexist, like those of the Sahart foundation. Paintings, photographs, traces of artists who have stayed there. Here, you live with the seasons, wandering from the terrace to the patio in summer and living close to the open fire in winter. The table also metamorphosis during the year using local and seasonal products cooked delicately by Saida. We take time to taste healthy ingredients, assembled according to the principles of Moroccan cuisine. We can enjoy a book, a mint tea or a siesta in the shade. One can also go through the Spa of the house for a personalized massage, to live life simply. Dar Kawa is more than a hotel. It is a house where Valerie Barkowski and her staff welcome you with warmth and kindness ... Welcome. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dar Kawa Riad

Address: Kaat Benahid | Derb Ouali, 18, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Number of rooms: 4
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