I found myself in Marrakech without a room, because I had reserved a room in a different hotel only to find I had reserved it for the next day. My guide recommended Dar Asdika run by Hanane and Rihanna, two very friendly and helpful ladies. Upon my arrival I found I needed to pay in cash, but without enough dirham. It was late and dark and I was tired from my long journey to reach Marrakech. Hanane said I could pay the next day, no problem, but I preferred to go to an ATM that night. Hanane said it was a short distance to the ATM and volunteered to take me on her modoped. My first time and so much fun! She drove carefully to the ATM, then took me around to orient me on how to get to the medina and big plaza the next day.
This cute boutique hotel tucked away in the medina was like something you would find in a Moroccan fairy tale, where I expected Ali Babba to appear! The sitting area was beautifully decorated with bright colorful pillows and rugs. My room was clean and comfortable, just right for a solo traveler. There was a small lounge couch, coffee table and a TV.
The next morning Rihanna served a tasty Moroccan breakfast with a variety of breads, cheese, orange juice, and a choice of coffee or delicious Moroccan mint tea.
The hotel was within easy walking distance to the big plaza and the medina. They also arranged for me to have a tour guide for the afternoon who took me to the locals' souk. I cancelled my other hotel and stayed here another night. I would highly recommend Dar Asdika.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Looking for an unforgettable stay in Marrakech... Dar Asdika is a traditional Moroccan house with timeless charm in the heart of the Medina offers an intimate and friendly atmosphere at the time, where the authentic architecture merges with the modern comfort. Riad Dar Asdika is ideally located in the heart of the Medina, within 10 minutes from the famous Jemaa El Fna square. It will seduce you by its location that you can reach by vehicle and on foot, by its environment (Souk, Medersa Ben Youssef, sightseens, Majorelle Garden ...), But also near Gueliz "the new city". Dar Asdika has 6 rooms offer a traditional Moroccan decor with Tadellakt bathrooms, 2 Moroccan living rooms and a rooftop terrace with a seating area to enjoy the breakfast, a mint tea or simply enjoy the sun. ... more less
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