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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 11 November 2013

We travelled to Marrakech recently to share a special friend's birthday. Dar Kawa had been recommended to us by an acquaintance and we were thrilled with this advice. The Riad was a tranquil haven after our very busy days, and the location was perfect for our needs. We loved the touches of Valerie Barkowski's linen and the decorative talents she... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 May 2013

We initially found the name of Dar Kawa via the Wallpaper guide where we booked three nights in May. We were lucky enough to also have the owner (Valerie Barkowski) staying at the same time at the riyad. She has been extremely helpful to us, giving us tips, showing us around where to eat, what to buy and more importantly... More 

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Tonsberg, Norway
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Reviewed 6 January 2012

We have stayed in a few riads in Marrakech and this is probably the most tranquil and homely. The riad is located in a very central and good location for exploring the souks and the main attractions in the medina. Nearby you will also find restaurant Foundouk which is a great option for lunch or dinner in the Medina. The... More 

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Reviewed 3 June 2008

I found the name of Dar Kawa Riad in an article about the owner, the designer Valerie Barkowski. As our decision to go to Marrakech was made last minute and we had no time to compare too many places, I simply contacted the people from the Riad and upon availability we flew there for the weekend. We were told in... More 

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DarKawaMarrakech, Owner at Dar Kawa Riad, responded to this review

Dear Madam, Dear Sir, It is almost 8 years now that i look to your review not understanding ... For years i did not know what to say and that is why i never answered to this. The staff who works in Dar Kawa is with me since almost 20 years, since the first months i arrived in Morocco and... More 

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Push the door of Dar Kawa and let go. Gliding by the rhythm of a slow life, of well-being and healing. Initially, Dar Kawa was a place of prayer ... This is definitely the reason why there still emanates a soothing energy. Here, you feel at home, without the constraints of your own home. We abandon ourselves in this universe fully imagined and created by Valerie Barkowski. Valerie Barkowski, creator, traveler from here and elsewhere who invents and assembles by following her moods. Respectful of tradition and know-how, she has always worked with artisans creating textiles and objects with a soul and a history, which travel through time by their authenticity. Dar Kawa is her home. She restored, shaped, modulated the house according to her desires and inspirations. You will find her own designs and notice that every detail of the house has been taken care of. In Dar Kawa, certain memories coexist, like those of the Sahart foundation. Paintings, photographs, traces of artists who have stayed there. Here, you live with the seasons, wandering from the terrace to the patio in summer and living close to the open fire in winter. The table also metamorphosis during the year using local and seasonal products cooked delicately by Saida. We take time to taste healthy ingredients, assembled according to the principles of Moroccan cuisine. We can enjoy a book, a mint tea or a siesta in the shade. One can also go through the Spa of the house for a personalized massage, to live life simply. Dar Kawa is more than a hotel. It is a house where Valerie Barkowski and her staff welcome you with warmth and kindness ... Welcome. ... more   less 

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Address: Kaat Benahid | Derb Ouali, 18, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Number of rooms: 4
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