I came on this holdiay with an experience and opinion of Marrakech (as I had been the year before). I did not, however, fathom that this trip could be so different from the last and was fervent with this years holiday in Morocco.The Rhiad was beautiful and surprisingly peaceful considering it is right in the centre of the souks, where all the action happens. Having settled in the beautiful room in which I was staying with Moroccon decor chosen to compliment rather than stifle the architecture of the room - which was in itself utterly beautiful - I went up to visit the terrace to have a green tea which is prepared for the guests as they return (on request) by very friendly staff. That terrace is one of the things that will stick in my memory for years to come. I spent many a day and evening in what seemed like a blissful solitude, interrupted only by the sound of guests below (which was not a problem), by birds and by the thing that will remain primarilly etched in my memory: the family to whom the rhiad belongs. The family (a mother, father and young girl) where so incredibly warm, rivalling Morocco's famous weather, that I would seek them out in order to converse with them which is a great contrast to hotel staff in many other places I have stayed. As well as being beautiful people (expecially the little girl) they were very considerate and helpful and organised outings for us which included a bike ride from the top of a beautiful mountain seemingly brought to life from a Van Gogh painting (with a clearly African twist).
My final words: if you are going to Marrakech you are CRAZY if you dont stay in the Rhiad Chraibi!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the very 'chic' Mouassine and Jema El Fnaa area, Riad Chraibi has been restored following Moroccan traditional style. This Medina old house is well known for its unique view of the Atlas mountains. From these terraces, drinks or dinners at sunset are real magical moments... “Just feel like at home” are Audrey and Paco’s words. They naturally assist you in your choice of activities in and around Marrakesh, as they organize 4x4 trips. ... more less
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