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Dar Charkia
Ranked #21 of 511 Hotels in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
“Perfect!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2014

We stayed at Dar Charkia for a week during May 2014, and it was the perfect oasis away from the hustle and bustle of the medina. The riad is small enough (6 rooms) for a very personal service, with an opportunity to get to know the staff, but big enough, with lots of little corners and spaces to have some time out and enjoy some down time, whether that is on the roof terrace, or by the plunge pool.

A perfect location! 5 - 10 minute walk to the main square and to the souks, and even within walkable distance to the new town, a taxi only costs 30 - 50 dirhams, so it's nice to have the choice.

Michael's "induction", along with the annotated map and local knowledge made us feel much less apprehensive, and we got straight out and explored the medina. We had a free transfer from the airport, an endless supply of delicious Moroccan tea, and the BEST lychee lemonade. All the staff were fantastic and couldn't help enough, from recommending and booking restaurants and excursions to discreetly cleaning our room daily.

The perfect stay, and we'll definitely return!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2014

just got back from a four night stay in Dar Charkia;
it surpasses all others, for location, quality of the interior and décor, staff helpfulness and friendliness.Upon arrival, Samira gave us the tour and a great map of the city. Lisa had figured out that we were recently married and our room was all decked out in honeymoon decorations. She also arranged for a cake at Pepe Nero, which was very nice.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2014

We stayed at Dar Charkia for a week at the beginning of May. It was mine and my sister's first time in Marrakech and we chose Dar Charkia after reading the fantastic reviews - we were not disappointed! Lisa and Michael were so lovely and helpful - we were a little nervous when we arrived but Lisa's map and advice were so great and we were soon very comfortable finding our way around. All the staff at the riad were fantastic, so friendly and welcoming and made us feel very much at home. They booked us tables at recommended restaurants and also 2 day trips outside of Marrakech which were both fab. We hope to be going back very soon!

Room Tip: We stayed in the Sahara room and it was beautiful with a lovely shower!!
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2014

We stayed at Dar Charkia for 6 nights.The Riad is beautiful.The courtyard is nice, cosy and perfect for relaxation( trees, dipping pool, birds that " visit the place ")., Rooms are nice, well decorated and the toilets are very clean.It's ideally located, you can walk to go to the restaurants, the souks and that is very important, to the famous place "Jamaa-el-Fna "in the evening.But what make Dar Charkia unforgettable is Lisa and Michael the owners and their staff.They take particular care of their customers. We really appreciated that the breakfast is " whenever you want ".They wrote somewhere in their Riad "arrive as a stranger and leave as a friend " it's true.they are helpful and nothing was too much trouble. THANKS YOU TOO MUCH.
We hope to be back with the whole family

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2014

Dar Charkia is a beautiful ,elegant Riad ideally situated in the old town close to the souks,restaurants and shops.But what makes it very special is the exceptional hospitality of its staff and English/German owners Michael and Lisa. For first timers in Marrakech, as we were ,Michael's expert advice helped us get the very best from our all too short stay. From the personalized maps in every room to the reassurance that breakfast is "whenever you want it" , nothing was too much trouble..Meet and greet at the airport, pre-booked restaurants, and tours were all organized and reorganized to suit our whims. If it is your first time in Marrakech Dar Charkia is the perfect introduction and the ONLY place to stay.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2014

We stayed at the riad for 4 nights in May, and really enjoyed it. The riad is beautiful decorated, the rooms are very nice but our favourite was the central courtyard - perfect for relaxing in the afternoon and evening with a drink. The service was excellent, all staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Lisa and Michael's help and recommendations made our stay unforgettable. I loved Lisa's shopping tips:-) Many thanks again for your great hospitality, we hope to be back soon!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2014

The riad is lovely; a central courtyard in which we were welcomed with the ubiquitous Moroccan mint tea, pleasant shaded spots for reading or talking, a tree, a dipping pool... Our room was lovely, with plenty of water, and, unusually for Morocco, a hair dryer and a safe...all our needs were carefully looked after. For example, one of the women on staff gave me the exactly correct kind of tea to settle a queasy stomach. The owners, Michael and Lisa, speak French and English fluently, and were very helpful in recommending places to eat (their food happens to be excellent as well), to shop, to see...Should I go back to Marrakesh I would certainly want to stay at Dar Charkia again!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Property: Dar Charkia
Address: 50 Derb El Halfaoui | Bab Doukkala, Marrakech 40030, 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:
#9 Family Hotel in Marrakech
#10 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Dar Charkia 3.5*
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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