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“An Oasis” 5 of 5 stars
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Riad Chamali
3.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   49 Bis, Derb Zemrane - Quartier Berrima | Marrakech, Marrakech 40008, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #99 of 1,135 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“An Oasis”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

A beautiful Riad which is a 10 minute walk from the Souks. Beautifully decorated. What really makes this Riad is the hospitality and service which comes in the form of Moutaa - "L'ange de Marrakech!!
Moutaa runs this beautiful Riad and is perfect in every way, she is so helpful, she organises absolutely everything with a very big smile, she has a generous heart and gives the best advice!!
We are definitely going there next year - the best place to stay at an affordabel rate.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

EXCELLENT
Madam Moutaa and the staff are second to none,they are very caring and most helpful .The riad chamali is a nice distance from the main square and souks.Their rooms are clean and good value for money.The food at the riad is very good and the best place to eat and relax after a hard days negotiating with a bottle of wine.
And then to bed and await the next day of adventure

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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chamali, Propriétaire at Riad Chamali, responded to this review, February 23, 2014
thank you steve, our riad chamali is known for its good value for money. We hope to see you again !
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

Warm welcome with tea and cookies. Beautiful decorated rooms and great service! Delicious food. Unfortunately, the riad is not located in the centre. For 2 girls travelling alone, the last 150meter is not really pleasant because of the kids (boys between 8-12) who hang around the riad. They try to touch you and beg for money.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

I stayed in this riad with my fiance for 1 week and we had a wonderful time. The riad is clean, the rooms are not too big but just perfect for a couple. The serivice of the staff is really good, Habiba and Mustafa are very friendly and thank you Moutaa for all the great tips.
The breakfast every day was freshly made and the staff woke and made us breakfast when we checked out at 6 am in the morning. That was very kind.

The location is just perfect, it's about 15 minutes walk from the famous square djema3 lfna and it's a nice walk with plenty of things to see. We had dinner 1 night in the riad and it was really good, the salads that we got as a starter were all so nicely made. Freshly made tea every time you sit down in the yard, just perfect.
We have absolutly nothing bad to say about this riad, it's nice and calm after a day of busy Marrakech. Everything was perfect for the price you pay for it.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at the riad for 4 nights and were very pleased by the very friendly owner Moutaa. She speaks english very well and helped us with everything; she arranged a car for us to rent, she brought us to the train station and arranged the tickets for us etc. On top of that the riad is beautiful, very light and clean and located in a quiet area close to the old city center. Swimming pool is awesome. Staff don't speak english, but this made us even feel more abroad. Once again thanks!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Riad Chamali was amazing. Absolutely beautiful decor, so clean, and so quiet (esp compared to the crazy Medina!). Staff were wonderful and super helpful - even guiding us (free of charge) to the Medina and back on our first night so we wouldn't get lost. Would definitely recommend this place!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Tucked away in a corner outside of the medina, this riad was like a paradise when you stepped inside compared to the craziness of the marketplace. We were greeted with mint tea (best thing ever!) and Moroccan pastries when we first checked in and made to feel very comfortable. They allowed us to take a look at the other rooms available to stay in at no extra charge because they were not full. We settled in and opted to have dinner at the riad. An amazing array of toppings to put on our bread were given to start and a bottle of wine (there's only one choice, and it wasn't very good but I didn't even expect anything at all coming to a predominantly Muslim country). Then came the Tagine - O.M.G. I didn't want it to end. We went to Portugal and Spain before Morocco and this was hands-down the best thing I ate the whole time. But be careful in what you eat in the Medina, my boyfriend and I got quite sick after...we're not sure what it was...

Some other pointers - It would be beneficial to speak French as none of the staff speak English and try and get a map/directions to the medina as soon as you arrive, it's pretty difficult to find your way out of the small alleys and streets to a main road. If you know where youre going (or pretend like you do), you may be able to fend off the children that expect money when they direct you in the right direction. You can book tours/excursions through the manager, or make your way to medina where you'll have to fight off offers from different companies.

I wish I had more time to lay out in the sun on the rooftop terrace during the day, it was gorgeous!

Overall and awesome and authentic experience

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 49 Bis, Derb Zemrane - Quartier Berrima | Marrakech, Marrakech 40008, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #99 of 1,135 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Riad Chamali 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the historic medina of Marrakech, Le riad Chamali welcomes you in a traditional building. Masked by its unassuming facade, lies a heaven of luxuriant calm. Pass through its portals to enter the enchanted world of a traditional medina, where you will be embraced by the Moroccan art of living and overwhelmed by so much to discover. Personalized service with a caring staff to enjoy the tranquility of the nine comfortable rooms, 2 patios with swimmingpool and orange trees, and a huge Terrasse. Airport transfert, evening and traditional cooking, car rental, excursions in the neighborhood. Many services to make your stay with us unforgettable. ... more   less 
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