Walking through the hustle and bustle of Marrakechi market streets, we knew there would be a myriad of riads throughout the labyrinth of the Souk (market). It’s always exciting to find out whether or not you made the right choice. You want to stay in a Riad where you can get some privacy, some unwinding from the busy day you had and great food. We’ve travelled to Marrakech before and through two good friends living in Morocco we heard about Chambres d’Amis, a stylish Riad managed by two Dutch friends. Not only did we get the privacy rest, and good food we were hoping for, we were welcomed with open arms by the lovely Rutger-Jan. He picked us up where we dropped the car off, made sure to help us get around town and had tips galore. We never met somebody so ready to help and with great ideas (we were with a group of four, one of which was walking with crutches and Rutger-Jan made sure everything was as convenient as possible). When we were in Marrakech a heat wave had hit the city and we couldn’t bare the thought of nosing around the market and sight seeing. Rutger-Jan was quick to tell us which Spa/Country Club to visit for the day, brought us there with his driver and we had a wonderfully relaxing day aside a large pool with a delicious lunch. It was nice staying at a place in a foreign country where the host came from the same country as we did while having lived in Marrakech for years and years. Not only does he know all the ins and outs of the city, if you need anything…even if he has to go out of his way for it, Rutger-Jan is a host you can count on. In short: lovely stay, lovely host, lovely sight-seeing and some relaxing/hammamming when the city was too hot to handle.
The Revis family