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!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Dar Charkia Marrakech
- Dar Charkia Hotel Marrakech