Dar Kawa Marrakesh, Morocco

Dar Kawa, Marrakesh, Morocco | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
  • B&B
  • Units 4
  • from € 150 nt
What we like about this property

Dar Kawa, a former spiritual retreat, this 17th-century riad in Marrakesh brings the past and present alive with authentic detail, delicious food, and timeless North African design. In restoring its simple beauty and ancient charms, this small luxury hotel in Marrakech shares in the richly layered culture and flavors of Morocco. 


Located in the heart of the Medina, Dar Kawa is a serene and meditative retreat that has undergone a subtle and chic transformation, delivering the best of comfort and authentic Moroccan style.

First restored in 1999 by owner and designer Valerie, with the help and advice of Belgian architect Quentin Wilbaux, the structure and interiors were carefully considered in order to preserve and reveal the buildings’ original character. A true connoisseur of the medina and its Saadian architectural origins, all materials were chosen with simplicity and authenticity in mind with cedar wood, cement tiles, furnishings and textiles that correspond to ancestral Moroccan culture. As with most riads, the spaces are composed of a vertical wrap around profile that provides a spacious and intimate environment as well as bright open spaces arranged around an interior courtyard and terraces. The inward focus and proportions make the courtyard the calm and cool central lounge area for relaxing and dining. 

Respectful of tradition, the owner worked with local artisans to create a space with an authentic soul and a history. With earthy concrete finishes, a cool neutral palette and a simple and understated mix of authentic Moroccan and custom furnishings and decor, there are also paintings, photographs and traces of the many artists who have stayed here. With four en suite bedrooms, the hotel can sleep up to twelve with the option of renting the whole house if you choose. The chef focuses on healthy, locally sourced and seasonal products cooked according to the principles of Moroccan cuisine with breakfast served daily in the courtyard and there is spa with specially created 100% natural ingredients.  

Tastefully preserved and restored, this boutique hotel is a cooly refined and deeply relaxing escape designed for total well-being and inspired by an abiding love for the fascinating city that is Marrakech. 


Concierge services available. Daily breakfast included with optional additional meals and cooking classes on request. Optional spa and massage services on request. Wifi throughout, housekeeping and laundry services. Airport transfers on request at €23 per couple.


Marrakesh’s famed Medina is the vibrant heart of the city with its colorful maze of souks, markets and cafes. The nearby Atlas Mountains and Ourika Valley are ideal for day trips and the three hour drive to the Atlantic coast is worth the trip for the UNESCO World Heritage Site of El Jadida, a fortified former Portuguese colony that features both western and eastern influences. The laid back beach town of Essaouira with sandy-colored ramparts, whitewashed avenues, French-style piazzas and fishing port are just south of the iconic city of Casablanca.  


Marrakesh, Morocco. Nearest Airport: Marrakesh Menara Airport (8km)

BEST TIME TO VISIT: November through March with Spring and Autumn being the most popular times to visit.

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Dar Kawa

from 150/ nt
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Quote Details

$260 x 4 $1,040
Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $140
Taxes Not included
TOTAL $1,280
Refundable Damage Deposit $500
TOTAL (with Deposit) $1,780
Payment Terms:
  • $1,280 due now
  • Balance due
Cancellation Policy:

100% refund for cancellations request by at (property’s local time). No refund if less than 14 days priors to arrival day.

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Info & Rates
Rooms / Houses4 En suite rooms
Accommodate12 Total Occupancy
Restaurant / self cateringRestaurant
KitchenBed and Breakfast
Bed TypeBaboune: 1 King, Olmassi: 1 King plus 1 Twin, Omani: 1 Queen plus 2 Twin, Muntaz: 1 Double plus 1 Twin
Kid FriendlyYes
Pet FriendlyNo
InternetWifi throughout
ViewMedina street views
RatesRates start at €150 per night. See rates table. Optional full property rental: Price per day from €580 to €700 including breakfast and taxes, not including extra beds.
Minimum Stay3 Nights

A deposit is required to confrim your reservation

Check in: 2pm

Check out: 12pm

Cancellation Policy:

30% of full rental amount is due 30 days before arrival 

50% of full rental amount is due between 30 and 15 before arrival

100% of full rental amount is due 15 or less days before arrival 

100% of full rental amount is due if guests depart before ther stay is complete

Rate Table

Prices includes breakfast and taxes. €40/extra bed or guest during low season and €50/extra bed or guest in high season 

Room Nightly Rate-Low Season (Jul-Aug) Nightly Rate-High Season
Baboune €120 €150
Olmassi €180 €220
Omani €180 €220
Muntaz €220 €260
Full property rental (4 rooms) €700 €850



6 Reviews

  • Santiago Laclau, January 14, 2018

    I stayed in Dar Kawa for 4 days and wish I had been able to stay more. Everything in this Riad is well designed or chosen. The patio has a refreshing look which invites staying there. The room we stayed in, on the ground floor was very comfortable. Valarie was extremely helpful giving us tips not only for Marrakech but for the rest of our trip. The day and night managers were always there to help. We visited other riads in Marrakech but none compared to Dar Kawa. I look forward to going back.

    Santiago Laclau

    Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • James Purnell, April 17, 2017

    We loved Dar Kawa. We loved it from the moment we were collected, around the corner from the hotel, by our charming hosts. We loved it even more when we walked into the courtyard, and felt the freshness of the courtyard, and saw the elegance of the design. But we just stopped keeping count of what we loved – there was too much. The advice, the service, the childcare, the food, the couscous lunch with the extended family. It worked for our little family, but would also suit a couple, a group of friends or a single traveller. Perfect.

    James Purnell

    London, United Kingdom

  • Pascale, January 6, 2017

    Dar Kawa est un riad situé dans la Médina de Marrakech à proximité de la Madersa Ben Youssef. Il est composé de quatre chambres décorées de façon contemporaines mais dans la tradition marocaine. Celles-ci sont très confortables, décorées avec charme et raffinement. Le linge de lit et de bains sont des créations de la propriétaire, Valérie Barkowski. C’est un véritable havre de paix. Le chant des oiseaux vous accompagne dans le patio où vous pouvez lire et vous détendre. Abdellhadi et Saïda vous reçoivent avec générosité et s’occupent de vous de façon impeccable. Abdellhadi vous guide dans les bons plans et les beaux endroits à visiter. Saïda vous prépare une cuisine fine et délicieuse ! Un service impeccable toujours avec le sourire.


    Paris, France

  • BC, January 6, 2017

    Accueil personnalisé dès l’arrivée à l’aéroport et accompagnement jusqu’au Riad dans un endroit caché. Dès l’ouverture de la porte, voici le pays enchanteur que Valérie Barkowski nous offre où chaque objet a sa place, le luxe raffiné. Le linge de lit et de bain signés VB sont exceptionnels de qualité et de beauté Seulement 4 chambres /suites pour les amateurs d’authenticité. Le petit déjeuner composé de produits frais du site se prend en terrasse sur le toit ou dans le jardin intérieur.
    Tout est possible à Dar Kawa: conseils sur les lieux à visiter, les meilleures adresses culinaires et artisanales, massages, ateliers, découverte autour de Marrakech….
    Dar Kawa nous emmène dans un rêve qui nous donne l’envie de revenir encore et encore.
    Merci à Valérie Barkowski de l’avoir créé.
    Astuce pour la chambre : elles sont toutes différentes dans l’aménagement et la décoration. A vous de choisir…


    Bruxelles, Belgium

  • Prendina, November 16, 2016

    I had a very good time in Marrakech. Especially my stay at your Dar Kawa was wonderful!
    It’s so beautiful, so quiet and peaceful, an oasis in this busy medina.
    And your staff is so friendly and helpful, again a lot of thanks to them !
    Also for me it was a pleasure to meet you, thank you that you have taken the time to meet.
    And thanks again for all your suggestions for visits, trips etc.


    Genève, Switzerland

  • Adrien De Wulf, November 6, 2016

    A rare jem of Marrakesh! Hidden in the little streets of the medina, this Riad is noble palace where silence, peace and beauty dominates. Decorated with taste, the rooms are all unique and orginal, high instagram potential here guys!! The service is impecable and the food is devine. Perfect to escape the madness of crazy Marrakesh. Enjoy, youll never want to leave… (Dont forget to have breakfast on the rooftop to enjoy a unique panoramic view)

    Adrien De Wulf

    Bruxelles, Belgium

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