Dar Kawa Hotel – Simplicity in Morocco

This chic, 17th century townhouse owned by Belgian textile designer, Valérie Barkowski, is located in the heart of the Medina and offers striking accommodation in four handsome rooms.

Photo Courtesy of Dar Kawa

Dar Kawa was built right in the beginning of the 17th century. At that time, the house was the zaouïa of Derkaoua, a religious building of the brotherhood of the same name. In the middle of these walls with Saadian architecture, one prayed, meditated, exchanged in total serenity. Dar Kawa has preserved its tranquillity and its revitalizing energy.

Textile designer Valérie Barkowski bought Dar Kawa first as her home. Thus the hotel reflects her personal style. The hotel houses many furnitures, artifacts, artworks gathered from her travels around the world. Her ultimate goal was to keep the architecture of the house intact and she accomplished just that.

At Dar Karwa everything is thought of to play with the senses and the Moroccan lifestyle. The smell of orange trees, traditional and local food, home-made linen…a simple and delicious “slow life.”


Located in a non so touristy neighborhood of Kâat Benahid, Dar Kawa is quiet and personal within easy walk of the Maison de la Photographie, the Ali Ben Youssef Medersa, the Marrakech Museum and the souks.


The hotel has a dedicated massage room on the roof terrace, and staff can arrange a range of excursions, picnics, tours and more. If you’re in need of airport transfers they can be booked upon request.

Wi-Fi included, Laundry

AkanLux Contributors are travel, fashion, foodies and culture experts reporting from Africa and all over the globe. If you are interested in writing and contributing for us too, get in touch: info@akanlux.com

You must be logged in to post a comment