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“at home...” 4 of 5 stars
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Chambres d'amis
Derb Dabachi Derb Moulay Abdelkader 46/47, Marrakech, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #92 of 1,040 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Utrecht
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65 reviews 65 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“at home...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

The Riad is close by where the action is. Nice and tasteful decorated with a touch of Dutch way of living. Like the owner is also the manager of the complex, Rutger-Jan, from Holland. He is a “smooth operator” and vibrant in his way of talking and thinking. It feels quickly like you were there for two weeks instead of one day.

Don’t think you can come here by car, there is a taxi stop at the nearby Djemaa El Fna and after that is a medium walk to the Riad. There are no signs at all that lead to the Riad so you can’t find without help of a third party. Count on a ticket on your bill for the courier, other Riads in Marrakech do this as a service. Just like other Riads in Marrakech dinner is also provided (optional) at the terrace on the roof.

It seems that this Riad is in de “running costs” just a little bit more expensive as other Riads, perhaps there is a Dutch mathematic reason for that.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here last April, our second visit. Very peaceful and quiet, in the middle of the medina. The rooftop terrace is a great place to relax after a busy day in or out of town. Everything is catered for here, but the best feature is the manager, Jansky. He knows the best places to go to - restaurants, hammam, Beldi, etc, and will get you a guide to find your way around the medina at night. Best host in town!

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kessel, Limburg, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

The crowded Jemaa el Fna, the souks, the colours, the sweet smells of the food: it was overwhelming! The riad, however, is an oasis of rest in the middle of the medina. Very stylish and with a fantastic staff! Rutger Jan gave us a lot of information and suggestions for things to do, things not to do, places to eat etc. Because of this and the good offices of the staff (lovely breakfast and dinner at the riad!), Marrakech was a great experience for us! We would highly recommend a stay at Chambres d'amis!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Chico, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

The Medina is a busy, busy place full of horse drawn carriages, snake charmers, monkey handlers, souks, restaurants, and street performers. After a few hours of this amazing world it is a wonderful feeling to come "home" to your riad and relax. Chambres d'Amis was the perfect oasis from the hustle and bustle of the Medina but only a couple minute's walk from the Jemma el Fna. The staff is kind and accommodating and the food is absolutely amazing. My room was perfectly clean and cozy and it was wonderful to wake up to breakfast on the terrace every morning. I would highly suggest staying here!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Dordrecht
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

From humoristic host Rutger Jan we were given useful tips about life in Marrakech while he walked us from our taxi to the Riad, were we felt immediately at home.

We stayed four nights in Chambres d'Amis in the middle of the Medina.

The riad is an oasis of peace and quiet and indulgence!

Whenever we returned from the city, the square or the souk;
It's amazing to experience the contrast of the crowd, the colors, the scents in the Medina and the complete delight of Chambres d'Amis.

Rutger Jan, Anke and the staff made our stay unforgettable and of course Marrakech itself. What a city!

We sure will return.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2012

I have stayed in this riad twice now, and it is fantastic base for the city. Jansky is a godsend - he knows all the ins and outs of the city and was super-helpful with tips and suggestions for places to go and visit and things to do, as well as sorting out taxis etc.

The location is perfect - very close to the main square, but tucked away from all the hustle and bustle, providing a much-needed little oasis of peace and quiet, and nice and cool after all the heat outside. It is spotlessly clean, decorated in a trendy, minimal, Ikea-esque style.

Minor downsides: the rooms can get a little cold at night if you are not travelling in the hotter months. And also there isn't a dipping pool, which can be a welcome extra for some of you after a long day in the dust and heat. Showers can be a little temperemental. And the riad can be quite tricky to find first time round, so let Jansky sort you a taxi.

I'm in the middle of booking the riad again for June so don't let my criticisms put you off - it really is a gem : )

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

This peaceful lovely riad is a gem in the center of Marrakech. The visitors are in the prefect hands of the host Rutger Jan and his staff. This is a place where you can enjoy Marrakech in a wonderful way. Very stylish and modern within the beautiful moroccan heritage.

Therefor:
If you go to Marrakech stay in this lovely riad.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Address: Derb Dabachi Derb Moulay Abdelkader 46/47, Marrakech, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
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Ranked #92 of 1,040 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech

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