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Riad Chafia
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   15, derb El Farrane | Médina, Marrakech, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #26 of 1,137 Marrakech B&B and Inns
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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58 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great location and host”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Spent 5 days at the Riad and it was a great experience. Patrick was a wonderful host, trying to accommodate whatever you desire. This place deserves 5 stars due to him! The accommodations were beautifully decorated, with the rooms and bathrooms being a generous size. The location is the second best thing as it’s an easy 10 minute walk to the main square, so you are close to everything, but far enough away it is more peaceful, and a taxi area is only a minute walk away.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Just back from 4 day break. The riad has been beautifully restored and is in an excellent location on the edge of the medina so that you can easily visit both old and new Marrakech. The location is surprisingly peaceful considering the bustle outside. I would suggest that you take earplugs though as the call to prayer starts at 5.30am, this would be the case at any riad. This riad is excellent value for money.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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167 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Patrick, the owner, absolutely makes this place. He is so helpful and generous. A French national who moved to Marrakech to run his own riad. There is nothing he won't do for you. On our last day we had to get up very early for our flight (around 4am). He got up half an hour before us and had made us a farewell breakfast. He is happy to arrange day trips and suggest excursions.

The riad itself is lovely and a welcome relief from the hustle and bustle of the streets. The rooftop is tranquil and relaxing. We spent a lot of time here. He has some pet turtles (who guests keep buying for him) that are quite charming.

The rooms themselves are nice and air conditioned. The inner walls are a little thin so noise from within the riad can be a problem.

Patrick has done a really good job of decorating the place.

It's located just north of the soukhs and within easy walking distance of the main square (Jamaa el Fna), if you can navigate your way through! It's also reasonably located for walking to the new town.

One thing to say, you will not find this riad on your own. Be sure to contact Patrick beforehand so he can come and greet you.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

This guesthouse is heaven on earth. It is in the best location of the medina and located very close to most of the main attractions, however it's very tranquil and the perfect place to relax after a busy day of haggling in the souks. You get a feel of exhilaration and peace of mind the moment you walk through the door. The members of staff are very helpful and will go out of their way to make you feel welcome, safe and comfortable during your stay at the riad. Patrick, Omar, Rasheed and Fatima are so amazing and are forever smiling. They are all so very helpful and their sincerity and vulnerability will make you cherish life and count your blessings each day. For a true authentic moroccan cuisine, please put it on your to do list and have dinner riad. Fatima makes a shamazing tangine. Riad Chafia was an amazing surprise and sometimes you don't have to pay 5 star prices to have the best experience. Words can't explain the beauty of this place and the people who run it. You just have to stay there and experience it for yourself, to truly understand and appreciate such elegance, authenticity and generosity.

  • Stayed June 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Antwerp, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

The riad has a great location in the medina, close to some of the must see sites, at the edge of the souks, and 10 min walking from the big square. Also easy to get to by taxi as there is a square close by where they can drop you off. Ask for a map or to be picked up, as the entrance to the riad is not that well signposted and somewhat difficult to find the first time (in an alley from an alley from a little street).
The owner, Patrick is Berber friendly (that’s a compliment), which is not evident in hassling Marrakesh. He’ll be more than happy to provide restaurant tips.
Breakfast was good and served on the rooftop terrace which is surprisingly silent for being in the middle of the medina.
We will probably return when visiting Marrakesh again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Riad Chafia is a superb little oasis. It is located in a very good place in the Medina – easy to find by taxi once you’ve been there. It is only a 10 min walk from the square. It is beautifully and tastefully decorated in contemporary Moroccan style. Its vibrant and very clean. Breakfast was great. The owner was a perfect host and helped us with a lot of information and with booking our taxi back to the airport. If we happen to visit Marrakech again we will, without doubt, book this Riad.

Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Perth
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21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

This riad is fantastic! Patrick the owner is probably the most helpful and most generous person in Marrakech! The rooms are beautiful, and just enough space! Patrick speaks good English and is able to help with so many things. He even took us to a hammam and helped us with working out the money. The breakfast was great croissants, yogurt and tasty omelettes. I didn't want to write this review as the place is so good that I didn't want to tell the world about it and wanted to keep it as my little secret! There are only 5 rooms so be quick to book as he is unsurprisingly busy! You will need help to find the place as it is deep in the souks but Patrick can organise a shuttle service from the airport!

I honestly couldn't rate this place highly enough. Turtles on the terrace, salamanders in the garden. A small plunge pool, tv room, access to the kitchen and Patrick with all his local knowledge! Fantastic! It is a little walk to the main sqaure but the experience of staying here is well worth it!

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 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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Address: 15, derb El Farrane | Médina, Marrakech, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #26 of 1,137 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Riad Chafia 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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