We arrived after a complicated trip from Spain - avoid Air Maroc - but there they were in the Medina waiting for us. Our luggage was placed in a cart and two delightful staff from Noire d"ivoire graciously guided us through the labyrinth to the Riad. Couscous, the donkey who usually pulls the cart, had already gone to sleep. Upon entering this magnificent house, Rebecca greeted us exuberantly. She had been worried; the flight was late, the time had changed, my email was incorrect, and although she should have been long gone, Rebecca was there to welcome us. She and her deputy, Afaf, immediately took care of everything including a much needed glass of wine. Within minutes, we felt at home.
All the staff were kind, helpful and genuinely interested in our well-being. Our room, Chameau, was exquisite. Beautifully decorated, spacious and very quiet, albeit a bit dark. Breakfast was fresh and perfect, served anywhere you wish - the roof top terrace, poolside, in the courtyard, just ask. Mama's tagines were delicious, and candle light and rose petals on the table make for a very romantic poolside dinner. The Riad has a feeling of serenity that is especially welcoming after a chaotic day in the Medina. As Rebecca said, Noire d'ivoire is a home and a family, and that it is. A perfect one too, friendly and comfortable with helpful hints for navigating Marrakech and resident cats that know when to curl up with you and when not. The hammam was another special treat at the Riad.
We have traveled the globe for decades now ( personally and professionally), and we can honestly say that our stay at Riad Noie d'ivoire was one of our very best experiences. A week later we stayed at a Relais Chateaux in another location in Morocco, and the service and the atmosphere was simply not at the same level as at Noire d'Ivoire. It is truly an exceptionally well managed, unique, boutique hotel. Thank you Rebecca, you and your team gave us a wonderful experience that we will always cherish and gladly recommend!
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