Dar Charkia

Dar Charkia

10.01 review
Ranked #30 in Marrakech hotels
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50 Derb El Halfaoui | Bab Doukkala, Marrakech 40 030, Morocco
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Amenities

Free Breakfast
Restaurant
Swimming Pool
Free WiFi
Internet Access
Laundry Services
Airport Transfer
Childcare
Air conditioning
Room Service

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Miravet, Spain
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After staying in hundreds of hotels large and small around the world, from grand palaces to modest hostels, it leaves and indelible impression on you when you encounter somewhere that’s really special. Riad Dar Charkia is just that. Anglo-German couple Michael and Lisa, who own and manage this place, don’t come from hospitality backgrounds but you can immediately tell that they have a sophisticated appreciation of what separates a great from a good place to stay – it’s as much about the people (both guests and staff) as it is the décor and creature comforts. The riad, set in the bustling Dar El Bacha neighbourhood just a few minutes’ walk from the souks, comprises just six rooms, each looking on to a tranquil inner courtyard. All of the rooms and public areas have been tastefully furnished in a fusion of mainly Moroccan and Oriental styles which make the place feel both authentic in its setting, but also unmistakably international. But then there’s the team of locals who work here – mainly women – who take the base ingredients of the location and ambience, add their own individual touches of warmth and professionalism – which make it truly magical. This is doubtless a reflection of the social responsibility the owners have made such an important core part of the way they operate the property – staff are provided with a range of pay, holiday and health benefits which are the default in western countries but all but unheard of in Morocco. The attention to detail doesn’t stop there: Lisa thoughtfully provides all guests with hand-annotated maps of the city, offering everything from getting your orientation among the exotic surroundings, to shopping and eating ideas, and even where you’ll find clean toilets while out and about exploring. The riad is large enough to provide seclusion and privacy for those seeking it – staff are there to provide for your every need but won’t constantly make it feel like they’re ‘on patrol’ – and also intimate enough to strike up conversation with other guests. If I had a single criticism to make it would be to say the full potential of the roof terrace has yet to be realised. But that doesn’t change my overall impression that this is a delightful and special place to stay.

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Amenities

Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
Dining & Drinks
  • Free breakfast
  • Restaurant
Fitness & Recreation
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Concierge services
  • Terrace
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
Transportation
  • Airport transportation (surcharge)
Accessibility
  • No elevators
  • In-room accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
Traveling with Children
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
Pets
  • Pets not allowed
  • Only service animals are allowed
Services & Conveniences
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Multilingual staff
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Library
Bath
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower only
In-Room Dining
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Free bottled water
Housekeeping
  • Daily housekeeping
Other Room Amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Slippers
  • Bathrobes
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • In-room safe
Property Info
  • Total number of rooms -
Dar Charkia

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