Because I live in Paris, I go to Marrakesh regularly on holiday. I must have stayed at a half-dozen riads in the Medina. Riad Chraibi offers, by far, the best value for the money.
The location is great: it's in the best part of the Medina, just off the happening Rue Mouassine and two steps from one of the coolest shops/galleries in the city, Il Ministero del Gusto. It's also only about 4 minutes' walk from the main square, Djemma El Fna.
The riad itself is simple but clean and cozy, and Audrey is a very cool and laid-back hostess. The free breakfast--Berber pancakes, orange juice, coffee--on the roof terrace is sublime in the morning.
I now stay here every time I'm in town and recommend it to my friends.
- 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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