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Riad Charme d'Orient
4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   61 Rue Touareg, Ksibet N'has | Médina, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Rdam
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“Wonderful Riad”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

From the moment we arrived until the very early breakfast on the day we had to leave it was so wonderful !!

The Staff can't be more friendly and helpful ! They even made a nice breakfast for us on the day we left around 05:00 in the morning..

The Riad itself is very nice and spotless, located in a small street close to Jemaa el Fna ( +- 10 Minutes walk ) central located for all the things you want to see in Marrakech.
The Rooftop is nice to relax and to have breakfast..

Overall this Riad is perfect with the most friendly staff !! I will definatly come back !

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

The Riad has a very good and calm location - around 10 minutes walk to Jemma el Fna and 5 minutes to Saadian Thombs and Les Bains de Marrakech. We were lucky to be accomodated in Moulay Ahmed room - the deco is amazing and the bathroom is spacious and lovely. The breakfast is fresh and delicious. The hosts Laurence and Alain are extremly helpful and try to make you feel like at home. They can help you to arrange excursion, book the table at a restaurant or suggest activities while staying in Marrakesh. The Riad is quiet and clean and after all the craziness during the day you will find your oasis there.

  • Stayed May 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

my wife and I stayed here for a few days recently and thoroughly enjoyed our trip and the entire Marrakech experience, thanks in no small part to Laurence (and her fantastic staff). the riad is beautiful, spotlessly clean, and a wonderfully tranquil oasis amid the intensity of the medina. also, and everything Laurence recommended we thoroughly enjoyed - don't skip breakfast and check out the bains de Marrakech for a hamman. highly recommended.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

This charming, beautifully renovated riad is excellent! The rooms are wonderful, and kept very clean.
The owners are great and you feel like you are visiting in their home rather than in a "hotel". We were met by owner Laurence and manager Said upon arrival at the taxi drop off, we felt very welcome.
They will do anything to make your stay as pleasant as possible.
Only drawback was that we couldn't be served dinner at the riad. Found it a struggle to find good restaurants nearby.
Would definately recommend this riad!!!

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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beurieralain, Propriétaire at Riad Charme d'Orient, responded to this review, May 1, 2013
Thanks a lot for your kind comment about our riad.
It was a pleasure to met you and share these few days with you.
Just a little answer about negative point with food at the riad. We only buy fresh food, that's why we ask our guests to tell in the morning if they want to eat in the evening.
So when people arrive late, and haven't told that they need a dinner,yes i confirm that's its' impossible to have .
Close to the riad, guests can eat at :-

- TANJIA: 4 minutes by walk from the riad
- Cosy Bar: 4 minutes by walk from the riad
- Dar Essalam: 7 minutes by walk from the riad
- El Bahia : 6 minutes by walk from the riad
- Casa Saada: 5 minutes by walk from the riad
- Kafé Kasbah: 5 minutes by walk from the riad
- Les jardins de la Médina: 10 minutes by walk from the riad
etc....
So, even if you can't eat at the riad, lots of restaurants are close to us , and the Jemna El Fna Place is 7 minutes by walk..
We are sorry for you , may be we shoud have given you more explained about all the restaurants situated around the riad.

Hope you will keep instead of that a good memory of your stay in Marrakech ....
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

In over 35 years of travel we have never stayed with as wonderful a hostess as Laurence - she is exceptional in her care and attention to detail.From the moment we arrived by taxi and were met by Laurence and Said, we were looked after, helped and advised as to the best ways to spend our time with them. The rhiad is in the Kasbah area of the Medina and once through the door you enter a different world full of beautiful, authentic decorations in an oasis of calm. Our room was spotless and presented in the style you associate with more expensive, boutique hotels. The breakfasts every morning were exceptional. There are quiet corners in which to relax and read as well as a roof top terrace with loungers and other seating. The couple of evening meals we had there were plentiful and of good quality. We would highly recommend this rhiad without reservation.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

We stayed here for a week in October 2012 and cannot praise this riad enough! Entering in through the small door (it's a bit of a challenge to find) from the dusty streets of the medina, it really does feel like you're entering an oasis of calm. The owners and staff (Laurence, Alain, Said, and Asma) were all incredibly welcoming, warm, and friendly and went above and beyond the call of duty, even offering us medicine when the inevitable Moroccan stomach malaise set in. We stayed at a few other riads during our visit to Morocco but none of them compared to Riad charme d'orient. The attention to detail at this riad is flawless, from the amazing breakfasts with a myriad of tiny pots to the tangia cooked in the oven of the hamam across the street. We would definitely return if we come back to Marrakech.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Geilenkirchen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

We spent three nights at this wonderful Riad. Laurence, Alain and Said will welcome you with open arms and set the tone with wonderful customer service right from the moment you step out of the cab. She will imediately welcom you with tea and tell you everything you need to know about the city. We arrived late on the first evening and decided to eat in, you will not be disappointed, the food was soooo good. The Riad is just simply gorgeous, in a great location and customer service everyone desires!!! Would go back there in a heart beat!!!

  • Stayed March 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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Address: 61 Rue Touareg, Ksibet N'has | Médina, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #48 of 1,031 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Riad Charme d'Orient 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Riad «Charme d'Orient» is situated in the heart of the beautiful Marrakech Kasbah quarter. You will be received in pure Arab-Andalusian style after its restoration in subtle harmony between tradition and comfort, and surrounded by a noble and charming atmosphere.It is especially well located close to the Saadian Tombs, the palaces of El Badi and La Bahia, and the famous Djeema El Fna Square. Therefore, the Riad has many appealing features to seduce you. ... more   less 
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