We stayed in the Ambre room for 3 nights (a lovely upgrade by Thierry!), and thoroughly enjoyed our time at Riad Pachavana. Mohammed and Adil were also always helpful, and absolute assets to the Riad.
The Riad is a beautiful space, and such a delight to return to after traipsing the streets of Marrakech. Breakfasts were delicious - omelettes on order, fresh breads and sweet doughy delights with various jams and cheeses to accompany them, can't understand what there could be to complain about. We had dinner there one night, which I found a tad salty but I was the only one at the table who thought so. The harira was excellent though.
We asked for a driver to collect us from Casablanca airport - Rashid was great (EUR120). We also asked about a tour guide for a day, which didn't turn out as well. A guide called Mohammed was recommended (apparently he used to be a soccer player for the national team). It cost EUR50 per person, which included the guide, a driver with his van and lunch. The driver was good (actually better than the guide!), and lunch was quite tasty despite being at a super-touristy place. The guide was not particularly informative, and would race miles away from us, so good luck trying to ask questions along the way. Definitely not value for money. We didn't get the chance to feed this back to Thierry, so please consider this review as our feedback.
We would have no hesitation in recommending the Riad itself. The room, Riad, staff, breakfasts and location (not hard to get your bearings) could not be faulted, plus they accept credit cards! I'd be more than happy to stay there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The riad Pachavana is a charming residence, which is also one of the most picturesque and the oldest of the Medina Riad Pachavana is a traditional Moroccan house, combining luxury, calm and voluptuousness. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riad Pachavana Hotel Marrakech