The Owners and designers of the hotel spend too much of their (some, who don’t do it might say pampered) lives travelling and staying in four and five star hotels which they generally hate.
They build their riads from ground up so as to allow modern plumbing and electrics and uncompromised design freedom.
The Owners are an English/Kuwaiti team led by Chris Gooding who has a day job as an international lawyer working predominantly over the last thirty years in the Middle East.
The design and creation of Dar and Ksar have been labours of love driven by the boredom experienced by the Owners of waking up in the morning in international hotels and having no idea from their surroundings in which country they are.
Location, location, location; the three most important factors in real estate worldwide but never more so than in Marrakechi riads.
No worries about finding your way home at night, no route march from the nearest taxi spot.
Traditional riad design suggests a constant journey from light through shadow to light and from the noise of the city to the cool tranquillity of fountains and shade. The design of the Ksar entrance welcomes and comforts you and passes you into the light of the courtyards.
There are two salons, the summer salon, which is open in summer and in winter is open into the covered courtyard, and the night salon and bar which is designed as the hub of the riad in winter and at night with a massive fire burning.
We have a large (for a riad) heatable pool which forms the centrepiece of the main courtyard.
The spa and hammam area offers all traditional hammam and modern massage treatments and our treatment rooms offer a wide range of beauty treatments. Please ask for a separate brochure of treatments.
By popular demand, we have no TV’s in the rooms to preserve the tranquillity of the experience, although we do have iPod docks and usb internet connectors for guests. However, by equally popular demand, we do have a private cinema with TV link for watching our extensive library of movies, old and new and even for making sure you don’t miss that vital match on TV!
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