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Dar Tchaikana
25 Derb El Ferane, Azbest | Medina, Marrakech, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #73 of 1,043 Marrakech B&B and Inns
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“Highly recommended!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

We spent 3 nights in this haven of tranquility in the midst of the hustle and bustle of Marrakech. Barabara, the owner, her husband Jean - Louis and the team of staff go out of their way to provide an exceptional standard of service, which is discreet and very much led by the guest. The riad has been beautifully and tastefully renovated, with simple but stylish rooms, a cool courtyard with orange and tangerine trees where you can relax on comfortable couches and evening meals are served and a roof garden with stunning views to the Atlas mountains where breakfast is served. The website is accurate and gives an real 'feel' for the atmosphere and facilities, down to the fabulous cakes which were served each day. We are already planning a return visit with friends - what more can I say!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

The Tchaikana takes pride in offering a great service tailored to individual needs. A real desire
to understand a clients interests is hard to find and the owners and staff at the Tchaikana simply make it all work for you. Relaxed, friendly and knowledgable - the team provides a great support in a challenging city. Clean modern design and simple home cooking are further additions that make this Riad a quality solution in Marrakech. Thanks to you all for making our visit a successful one.

Room Tip: Although all of the rooms are very nice, the suites are more special.
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  • Stayed November 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

We spent here 3 nights. Everything was well managed, transportation, dinner, rooms, excursions... Barbara, the owner, and all entourage at the riad is special in helping you to really enjoy the time there. Since the first contact by e-mail to make the reservation and to arrange the trip Barbara was very kind in giving all the information and the reassurances we needed, then once arrived she showed the key point of references to visit the souk without getting lost. The only single weak point is the tiny allay to reach the riad...once inside is really a beautiful and peaceful place!

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Really enjoyed our stay here. Very clean. Very stylish. We had a beautiful room with an old canoe suspended from the ceiling (sounds random but was v cool). In a good location, but 15 mins walk from the big square. Only small hiccup was no air conditioning (we were supplied with a big portable fan). The owner Barbara (and all her staff) very friendly, helpful and personable. Would recommend and would go back :)

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

We have just returned from a weeks stay at Riad Tchaikana. Photos cannot capture the amazingly calm and friendly atmoshere of the Riad after a day spent in the craziness of the Medina. Nothing was too much trouble for Barbara and her staff, from booking restaurants (especially recomend the restaurant in the Berber village) and drivers
to showing a genuine interest in the things we had discovered during the day. We enjoyed chatting with the friendly staff which enabled us to have a more personal insight into eveyday life in Morrocco.We stayed in the nomad suite which is large airy and tastefully decorated.We will recommend Tchaikana to anyone planning on travelling to Marrakech.Thankyou for making our visit a memorable one.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 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
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

A haven of peace and relaxation in the midst of the joyful tumult of the Medina only a hop skip and not even a jump from the Jemaa el Fna place.
The hosts are extremely accommodating and helpful without being obsequious (the French touch) and they speak very good English so there's no worries on that front. The trips they proposed and organised were great value not only for money but also for the soul (We especially recommend the desert stay). The rooms are spacious, comfortable and quiet (something I wouldn't have thought possible in the middle of the Medina!) The meals are a great lot better in taste and quality than most of the meals you find in the restaurants nearby (real honest to goodness Moroccan home cooking) and are a bargain to boot!
All in all you feel like an honored guest and not just a tourist with money for the take, and that, is worth more than everything.
We recommend this Riad to anyone looking for the REAL Morocco in the best conditions.
Caroll and Gary from Manly, Sydney, Australia

  • Stayed April 2012, 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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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

In February this year we spent five intense days in Marrakech, soaking up its crowded alleys, buzzing souks, chaotic traffic and shouting hagglers.

...And if it hadn't been for Riad Tchaikana, our peaceful oasis in the midst of all that craziness, we may not have hacked the fast pace! Breakfast on the roof terrace with a view across rooftops to the Atlas Mountains. Romantic dinners cooked by the riad's own Bushra with market produce of the day, served under the orange trees in the beautiful courtyard. And the rooms, the balconies, the stylish decor, the colours, the lighting! Everything was perfect - simple yet intricate, contemporary and fresh yet unmistakably Moroccan.

Barbara and Jean-Louis were brilliant, on hand every day to provide advice, book restaurants and hammams, and even helped organise our trip to the Atlas mountains. Their lovely staff were just as faultless, drawing maps for us and even talking us through their Tagine recipes with the most personal service imaginable.

I simply can't recommend this place enough!

Please note that we had to transfer a deposit ahead of our visit, and pay the rest in cash. Don't be put off by this - they're genuine!

I wrote a blog post about Tchaikana - follow the link to see my photographs of it...
http://urbanconfidential.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/riad-tchaikana.html

Vicky & Greg

Room Tip: We loved Kinshasa - it is above the courtyard so gives you more privacy. However, all the rooms were...
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  • Stayed February 2012, 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
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Address: 25 Derb El Ferane, Azbest | Medina, Marrakech, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
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Ranked #73 of 1,043 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
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