Having booked this Riad before reading Tripadvisor I was slightly apprehensive as some of the earlier reviews seemed quite poor. However, in my view they are very unfair. We arrived tired after our journey and were greeted with traditional Morroccan mint tea and snacks served in the courtyard, which was beautifully lit with traditional lanterns sparkling on to the mosaic pool. We were not rushed, were shown to our rooms when we were ready and they were magnificent, traditionally decorated and with original artwork (this was a feature throughout the building)/ We slept well as the aircon was very quiet and unobtrusive, woken briefly at sunrise by the call to prayer from the mosque - fabulous. The suites were very clean and the towels changed daily, beds were made daily. Breakfast was traditional Moroccan and mainly sweet. We didn't eat dinner in the riad as we went out into the square at night but reports from fellow travellers were excellent. Wine and beer can be purchased in the riad and is very reasonably priced compared with other hotels. It is 5 minutes walk to the souks and the main square and is very atmospheric. The staff are super; quiet and reserved but very pleasant and efficient. The rooftop terrace is lovely and sitting up there with a book and glass of wine with olives in the late afternoon sun, looking over the snow capped Atlas mountains and listening to the calls from the mosques is an experience not to be missed. Apparently some guests had complained that the call to prayer was 'too loud' - these really are the sort of folk who should stay in a Premier Inn. However, if you really want to immerse yourself in the real Marrakech then this is for you.
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- Also Known As:
- Riad Chorfa Marrakech
- Riad Chorfa Hotel Marrakech