I had a lovely 3 nights stay at the Dar Akal and will definitely return.
Riad is right in the middle of the medina, close proximity to the souks and central market place. Staff of the riad is very friendly: cook, cleaner, manager Said. They will probably do anything you ask them. We felt right at home, very welcoming atmosphere. The riad is so picturesque, wonderful decorated.
First night we went out to the market and had a meal at food stall 32. Highly recommended! We also normally don’t do these kind of food stalls, but it worked out very well, very tasteful and no stomach aches afterwards.
For the second night the cook prepared an excellent tahin meal. We went with her in the morning to the market to buy the ingredients, I loved it! Slow cooked food, yummy, delicious.
The breakfasts are fabulous, with tea, fresh orange juice, coffee, sweet breads, pancakes, yoghurts. Served on the roof terrace, what a nice way to start the day.
I had a haman washing and massage. The washing was a bit too rough for my very fair skin, but I felt so clean afterwards! Next time I will ask the lady for a ‘soft’ approach. Massage was a good sports massage, not the ‘barely touch’ kind of a massage, but a good workout for myself and the massage therapist. So I started the New Year feeling fresh and reborn thanks to this lovely stay at Dar Akal.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled at the end of a quiet alley, close to the souks and Ben Youssef Medersa, only a few minutes walk from the famous Jemaa El Fna, Dar Akal welcomes you.Dar Akal is an old 18C Riad carefully restored and renovated by renowned architect Christophe Simeon and his skilled Moroccan craftsmen, using traditional techniques.The Riad has 4 bedrooms and 1 suite arranged around a patio with trees and a central fountain.After a busy day in the medina, or returning from the Atlas Mountains, the desert or from Essaouira, you can relax in the relative coolness of the patio, on the first floor in the menzeh (traditionally the best room, used for entertaining special guests) ... more less
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