Riad Dar Anika
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Today we have met the owner who has given us a map and instructions of where to go (and where not to). Breakfast on the roof terrace was great and plentiful. Fruit and yoghurt, fresh squeezed orange juice, cafe au lait, two types of bread (home baked), fresh jams, some sort of jaffa cake - huge slice and poached eggs. No need for lunch and have …
Started the day trying to find a hospital to have my head checked, after much travail ended up in this absolutely run-down and amazingly filthy emergency department at a public hospital where a very efficient young french-speaking doctor removed my bandage, inspected the damage and after a few questions which I hope I understood declared a scan of …
... get on that vino sharon. I despair... Touch down! And it's thunderstorming....for like 10 mins of downpour. Met Lara who had to wait while my passport controller went for a cheeky slash and a mint tea, holding up the line for a good 30 mins. Shared a taxi to the place jemaa el fna, met a helpful young laddo who took us to the road....who also asked for a tip, ...
... the Riad didn't lose it's Moroccan themings, just created a more modern atmosphere. We were escorted to level four for pre-dinner drinks and canapes. 4 levels is about the higest building you will find in the old city so as you can imagine the views are breath taking. We settle in for Margaritas and the sunset and absorb the magic of the skyline. As darkness falls we are invited back downstairs to the dining room where 5 courses of AMAZING is served. ...
... a palace that has been turned into a museum. True to Moroccan style it wasn’t much but high walls on the outside but once inside the courtyards and details inside the rooms were very impressive. It had a selection of doors, jewellery, pottery, carpet, weapons and woodwork. Later in the afternoon we had a bit of rain (was quite surprising actually!) but it cooled the weather down a bit which I appreciated. When it stopped ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Riad Dar Anika Marrakech
We stayed in Dar Anika for 3 nights from 1-3 Feb 2007. We then stayed in Riad L'Orangeraie for 2 nights. I was in a group of 7 people of different ages and i think our impressions of Marrakech and the Riads varied quite a lot. I loved the Riads - I liked the fact that the riads were on dusty, bustling roads and the doors to the riads opened into an oasis of calm. However, older members of our group were less impressed although safe to say Marrakech and the riads grew on them by the end of the trip.
Best Riad in town!!!
We loved this riad. The staff were amazing and made the stay very comfortable. The Riad is in the perfect location and the perfect size. We had dinner at the riad on our last night on the roof terrace, the table was set beautifully, the staff organised a fire, candles, rose petals around the table. The meal was easily the best food we'd eaten while in Marrakech. We would recommend this riad highly.
Stayed at Riad Dar Anika for 7 nights last week and had a really fantastic time. The Riad is very nice, good rooms, great bathrooms, excellent roof terrace and fantastic breakfast. The location is also excellent as it is a short walk to the main square, but very accessible for cars etc so easy to unload luggage.
Wow, what an experience! The riad is wonderfully modern in all the right areas, such as the plumbing and electrics, yet traditional in all the architecture and charm! Food is easily the best we tasted in Marrakech so save you time and effort looking elsewhere and concentrate on shopping! Wifi is definitely a big plus and the easy access by car is another bonus. The staff could not be more helpful and we are already planning our return trip. What more can we say, except for the fear of this secret leaking out and no room for us when we want to go again next time!
Superb - I'm going back
This place is really outstanding, very clean and the service is really 5 star. You can get a decent english tea with breakfast and they seem to find a beer when ever I wanted one. You wouldn't know the place was modern except for the proper electrics, WiFi and air conditioning. It is very quiet but there is music in the salon (very tastefull naturally - Buddha bar and Arabic lounge!). The food is as good as any so eat in if you can. The locatioin means that the taxi will stop outside too (10 Euros from the airport, the hotel arranged the pickup). The walk to the square is 5 minutes and shopping is a dream from here as ou can go back and drop stuff off and go out again.
Myself and husband wanted a honeymoon destination different to anywhere else either of us had ever visited before, and certainly couldn't have asked for more than Marrakech! And how fortunate that i came across the website for Riad Dar Anika. we were greeted at the airport by our driver and whilst driving through the mayhem of the medina we did wonder what we had let ourselves in for, what with all the hustle and bustle of people, mopeds, donkey and carts, but when through the doors of the Riad to be confronted by the stunning, cool,calm, courtyard of the Riad we new we couldn't have wanted for better. We were shown around by Madeline and then to our room; the suite with its beautiful domed ceiling. Having informed her in advance that our visit was our honeymoon we were delighted to find a bottle of rose wine on ice and the large bed adorned with heart shaped rose petals. The same thoughtful service continued for the duration of our stay.The staff were fantastic and just couldn't do enough for us. Highlights for us include sitting on the rooftop terrace at dusk with a beer, watching the Storks circling around above our heads, waiting for the Fast of Ramadan to be brought to an end by the calling of the Muezzins that echoed all around us. And then as people scurried to eat and break the Fast we would walk up the now deserted alleyway to the Jmaa el Fna. That first sight as we came through the archway was breathtaking-lights, smells, colour, noise. Marrakech is a city of extremes but enjoyed every minute of our stay and Riad Dar Anika was the most perfect, romantic accomadation.
A Tranquil Paradise!
I can't say enough to praise this beautiful Riad. Great location - just a few minutes' walk from the main square and a stone's throw from one of the very few bars in the Medina not attached to an expensive hotel. Amazingly attentive staff - Madeline and her team really couldn't do enough for us, they were there with a smile whenever you needed them but were so discreet. A room for every occasion - from the air conditioned room with music and laptop, to the breakfast terrace and sun loungers, through to the cooling rooftop tent with the comfiest sofas in the world!! Dar Anika provides a beautiful, calming oasis from the amazing madness that is Marrakech and I would recommend it to anyone!
Nous avons un excellent souvenir de notre séjour au riad.
Aucun reproche à faire sur la propreté, le service, et l'amabilité du personnel.
Les repas sont excellents et bon marché.
Seul bémol : la chambre au rez-de-chaussée est un peu trop sombre et l'éclairage insuffisant.
Nous avons eu des rapports très cordiaux avec l'équipe du Riad : prennez le temps de faire leur connaissance, ils sont dignes de votre intérêt !
We were absolutely delighted with our week's stay at the Dar Anika. It was a tranquil haven to return to after a hard day haggling in the souks. We were no sooner through the door than in the pool. Ah! And the charming staff on hand to offer drinks. I could get used to this.
We stumbled across the website for Dar Anika whilst looking for a riad in which to stay and were drawn by the peace and quiet that this riad promised. We were slightly reticent about booking as the property was new and had no online reviews although it is obviously being marketed as an upmarket riad as it appears on several other websites. The British ownership, however, put our minds at ease.