Riad Dar Anika
What We Love
- Haggling over rugs and leather goods in the bustling souk
- Enjoying thoughtful perks, like daily breakfast, a one-way airport transfer and longer-stay extras
- Staying within easy reach of Marrakech's most popular sights and attractions
- Gazing over the city from the comfort of the hotel's rooftop terrace
What To Know
- There's a courtyard swimming pool and a rooftop terrace overlooking the medina and Atlas Mountains
- Upgrade to a Superior room for more legroom
- The riad serves full Moroccan breakfast, light lunch (or BBQ) and daily dinner with an extensive wine list
- Just a five-minute walk from Jemaa el-Fna Square
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
A home away from home, Dar Anika in Marrakech offers a comfortable, indulgent and personal experience. With just 12 individually styled rooms, a tranquil courtyard swimming pool, traditional Moroccan décor and hammam treatments, this unique destination provides a beautiful oasis away from the vibrant sights and sounds of the medina, Jamaâ El Fna Square and Bahia Palace – each located just a short distance from the charming hotel grounds.
Dar Anika’s friendly staff members are on call to ensure your stay is as comfortable as possible, from the chilled mineral water and fresh flowers left in your room on arrival, to the complimentary Moroccan breakfast, delicious afternoon tea and cakes and complimentary services. The private roof terrace affords stunning views over the surrounding city and Atlas mountains, whether you soak up the sun there through the day or relax with a drink in the evening.
Featuring traditional Moroccan décor and design details, guest rooms at Dar Anika celebrate comfort, flair and imagination. Riad rooms are complete with his-and-hers bathrobes, an en-suite walk-in shower room, safes for your belongings, fridges and hair dryers. They’re smaller than the hotel’s Superior rooms, which are luxurious and house a sofa.
Dar Anika focuses its food offering around the rich ingredients and succulent flavors of traditional Moroccan cuisine. After sampling the hotel’s complimentary pastries and full Moroccan breakfast, you can relax with a light lunch or BBQ in the afternoon. In the evening, you can sample wines from the hotel bar’s extensive list, alongside the delicious dinners that are served under Morocco’s stunning starry skies.
Just a five minute walk from Jemaa el-Fna Square and 500 yards from the Bahia Palace, Dar Anika is set among some of Marrakech’s most picturesque attractions. For those wishing to venture out, the stunning Barrage Lalla Takerkoust lake is under 20 miles away, while the souk is just next door, should you want to take a stroll through a traditional Moroccan market that’s right on your doorstep.
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It’s been said many times on here but the service is impeccable, we were looked after in 5star style from beginning to end. The room was lovely, the dining area and sitting areas a delight, cake and tea in constant supply 😊
We ate here three nights which was wonderful but you must try the sister Hotel, Riad Kaiss, for dinner, a wonderful experience.
We came here for my 50th and can not be more pleased with everything.
Thank you Leanne, Hint and all the staff.
Also a special mention for Ismail at Kaiss for a wonderful evening.
Riad Dar Anika is everything we wanted our stay in the Medina to be…and more! The location is excellent, so if you’re looking for a place that melds convenience and hospitality, look no further. Situated right on the edge of the old souk, it’s close enough to make the highlights of Marrakech all completely walkable, but far enough “out” to be quieter at night and a serene refuge at night or during the day. Lyanne is the epitome of what a good manager should be and her attention to detail, willingness to help and overall wonderful attitude are such a gift for travelers. Definitely take her up on looking at a map together, because she gives great insight on what to see, do and most importantly - what to skip or avoid. The staff goes above-and-beyond and if you’re worried about getting lost, the riad provides a local cell phone that has Google maps. It worked great! We loved the breakfast (it’s majorly filling!), the afternoon mint slushy drinks, relaxing in our room in between souk shopping and the afternoon chocolate and raspberry cake (YUM!). We would definitely come back to Riad Dar Anika.
There is not much I can add to the many glowing reviews of this place other than an exclamation point (!). I’m generally skeptical of places that have so many positive reviews. I’ve been gamed by TripAdvisor. But in this case, I would say they are deserved.
I travel frequently, as I have done my entire adult life. Every passport I have ever owned required extra pages. I’ve had the pleasure of staying in many of the finest hotels in the world, as well as everything else from rustic lodges, B&Bs, yachts, tents, to hostels. The essential quality I look for, and that makes me want to come back, is do I feel at home? I have an eclectic list of places that I return to for that reason - the Park Hyatt in Tokyo, the Pulitzer in Amsterdam, the Oriental in Bangkok, Greywalls in Scotland. There are others, but those come to mind.
I felt that sense immediately when I walked into Dar Anika, and it was amplified as I interacted with the many kind people who work there.
If you want a comfortable, relaxing spot in an ideal location, where all your needs will be cheerfully met, look no further. If you want a big fancy hotel with a big screen tv on the wall, then keep looking. I for one will look forward to my return to this, my new home in Marrakech.
This was our second stay at Dar Anika.The email correspondence from the hotel was again prompt & efficient from reception.We received a warm traditional welcome upon arrival.The room we shared was immaculate and cleaned and refreshed daily. This time, we decided to take in the souks and chat with the locals about their produce. We came home with spices and remedies and Lyanne was kind enough to source us some mint tea. A visit to Bahia palace provided good photographic opportunities.Our favourite place to escape to was ' le Jardin secret'. This is a gem of a place with a roof terrace serving lunch. We ate at Dar Anika for 3 evenings ( complete with delicious food and soft ,live background music) & also experienced the hammam with a lovely lady who works very hard in hot and humid conditions to make your skin feel wonderful! My son was keen to watch a football game one evening. We thought he had ventured out, but found him in front of a cosy open fire watching the game; the evening staff found him the correct Tv channel so he would not need to go out and find a bar. We left early on our last day and were given a packed lunch for our flight home. One regret before leaving, was that we didn't make enough use of the sun terrace.It is clear that Dar Anika staff are carefully chosen to provide guests with a service that cannot be faulted. With best wishes to Lyanne and staff, we look forward to our next visit and cannot thank you all enough for a seamless trip from start to finish.
A combination of a perfect location, a beautiful building immaculately decorated and a considerate and attentive owner makes this a rather flawless experience. The owners have carefully anticipated any challenges you might face out in the city and carefully adapted to them - which ranges from offering an island of tranquillity away from the markets to detailed local advice how and when to best approach an activity to an almost telepathic ability to appear with free cake and drinks exactly when needed.