Our recent stay at the Spa du Chameau didn't get off to the best start with a taxi pre arranged by them failing to collect us upon arrival at the airport. Not a problem we thought and took one ourselves, only to be hassled by the driver on arrival at Moukef Place for more money than we had agreed on and then we were led to the riad by teenage boys who became threatening when the money we offered them apparently wasn't enough!
Once we were in the door Cham, the assistant manager dealt with the teenagers, then offered us a choice of room (as we were the only guests staying there at that time). He then made us some mint tea, served with some delicious Moroccan sweet treats. It was much appreciated.
As we were still quite shaken by our earlier experience, he then most kindly took us into the Square so we could get some dinner. As other reviewers have said, the riad is about a ten minute walk from the main square and the closer to the riad you get, the more confusing and quiet the lanes and alleyways become. However, by the end of our 3 night stay we were navigating them with ease and enjoyed passing a little group of young children, not far from the riad, out playing football at all hours of the day and night.
The riad was spotlessly clean and very tastefully decorated. The beds were comfortable and we slept well.The roof terrace is just so relaxing and we even managed to see the Atlas Mountains from it on the last morning as the smog that day was not so bad. Breakfast on the roof terrace was a highlight and the breakfast for two was both delicious and enormous! Thankyou Noelle.
Cham proved to be a helpful but unobtrusive host and upon our return after each outing would make us the mint tea, which we really came to enjoy. There is wifi at the riad, however we did have problems accessing it. Not a problem though, as a trip to the roof terrace enabled us to pick up wifi from elsewhere.
We paid a good rate for our stay as the room was booked through Laterooms. Overall, I would recommend the Spa du Chameau to you. It is a quality property at a good price and a quiet retreat from the noise and chaos of the central square.
We hope to visit again one day!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This ancient riad has been restored in full respect of tradition. At the swimming pool you can stay listening the song of birds, in the Moroccan sitting-room or enjoying a massage and a jacuzzi. On the terrace you could order and taste delicious moroccan food. ... more less
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