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Riad Chi-Chi

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Derb el Anboub 12 El Baroudiyines, Marrakech 40000 Morocco
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#233 of 1,326 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
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Riad Chi-Chi is a small, chic riad in a great location. It is ideally situated in a quiet cul-de-sac in the centre of the Medina, close to the Musée de Marrakech and the Medersa Ben Youssef, only 1 minute from the entrance to the Souks and a short stroll through the Souks to the Square, Place Jemaa el Fna. It has 4 double bedrooms and 1 suite (max. occupancy 11), each with an en-suite bathroom. Its cool, simple and elegant lines create a calm and relaxing atmosphere. There are plenty of intimate sitting areas - roof terrace, courtyard with soothing fountain and Islamic pool, b’hou (Moroccan sitting area) and salon. Fabulous views over the Atlas Mountains from the roof terrace. In the evenings the riad is bathed in candlelight adding to the romantic feeling of this gorgeous riad. The relaxed and welcoming atmosphere means that staying at Riad Chi-Chi is more like visiting friends than staying in a hotel. The riad offers a whole range of services, such as being served mint tea with pastries on arrival, mineral water in your room on arrival, free internet access, use of a mobile phone during your stay. On top of that, the riad will be happy to arrange trips, recommend and organise restaurant bookings as well as beauty/massage treatments in the riad leaving you to relax and enjoy your stay in Marrakech.
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Mid-range
Languages Spoken
French, Arabic
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Sean H wrote a review Feb 2020
3 contributions2 helpful votes
There aren't high enough ratings for this kind of hospitality. From the pick-up at the airport, to the carrying of our suitcases through the Médina, to the morning breakfast, kindness and genuine care for the enjoyment of our time in Marrakesh, the hospitality at the Riad Chi Chi definitely made Marrakesh 1000x better. The first walk up to the Riad in the Médina is definitely flustering but trust the process (that's what I had to keep reminding my husband) but you'll be thankful for it's location as it generates peacefulness within the walls of noise and chaos. The view on the roof top patio is great but the real steal are the day beds you get to nestle into after a long day of walking. I did a lot of reading up here and trust me its as relaxing as the beach (you can’t hear the chaos of the markets) Rooms are clean and beds are comfortable, one thing I would remind any traveler who isn’t accustomed to traveling in such areas such as Marrakesh, is be conscious of the environment you are in. Luxury means different things to different people. We have high standards for cleanliness and service which both were incredible but this small Riad will not provide the luxuries of a Ritz or Sofitel. Extra Tip: Marrakesh's Médina is definitely a bustling environment and would recommend strongly avoiding carrying (real) luxurious items through your walks around the market. Be as discrete as possible and spread your cash around in your pockets. It will be a life saver when haggling with street vendors ;)
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Room Tip: All units have A/C and all of them are fairly quiet.
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KeithandMaggie wrote a review Feb 2020
Bristol, United Kingdom183 contributions86 helpful votes
Nine years ago we had our first visit to Marrakesh and stayed here. It was a thrill to return and we were not disappointed by the warmth of our welcome or the comfort of the accommodation. Wandering the souk may not be for the faint-hearted but after four days we had mastered our environs and were very sad to leave.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Footprints219573 wrote a review Jan 2020
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We had a pleasant stay at the Hotel Riad Chi Chi. The only thing that maybe can be improved is the direction to get to the Riad...there is unfortunately no sign that indicates the Riad. The Riad itself was very charming and clean. The staff was very nice and kind, especially Saleh. The Breakfast was also good. In line with all the expectations. Strongly recommended.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Paul B wrote a review Dec 2019
Monflanquin111 contributions39 helpful votes
We stayed at Chi-Chi for seven nights, which were very nice, if perhaps a couple of days too long for the local activities. English is spoken as well as French, some Italian and Spanish. Our bedroom was clean and tidy and the maid came in daily. The rooms are basic, but comfortable. No tea or coffee making facilities. There was a hair dryer in the bath room. No shaving socket, but power in the bath room. We ate an evening meal on one occasion, which was very nice. The breakfasts were ok too. The room was a little cold and we couldn't get the aircon to work in reverse. Other rooms had the same problem. Fortunately, in two cupboards in our room we found electric, oil filled radiators and used them every night to keep the bathroom warm. We actually gave them to guests in other rooms that had the same problem. Be prepared to be woken around 0600hrs by the call to prayers. It can go on for a while, but didn't detract from our stay, just our sleep! Unfortunately, smoking is allowed in Chi-Chi in the area downstairs where you eat. It is obviously condoned as ashtrays were supplied. Being non-smokers, this was not too much of an issue as during the week that we were there it was only for a couple of days. However, it is a potential problem for those that don't smoke. The staff are very nice and friendly. Saleh found a dentist for me and accompanied me there as I had a filling fall out the day before we arrived. Most people will have arranged airport transfers in advance. Those companies offer the same trips as those offered by the Riad, but many at a fraction of the cost. We used them for a camel ride. We didn't consider trips to the mountains etc as we didn't want to spend so much time on the road. We'd had that experience elsewhere and didn't wish to repeat it. We will visit Morocco again, but will spend time at those other locations. We used a local Hammam and had a nice relaxing wash and scrub and massage for the equivalent of €45 each. You can have a massage arranged in you room. We actually found things to be cheaper outside of The Medina. When you consider how low the average salary is (€235 per month) and most do not earn that, prices are fairly high in comparison. As soon as you can, buy some water or soft drinks in the Souk to give you small change for tips.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Room Tip: There are two room on the ground floor where you might be disturbed by people coming in late. The...
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Response from Mohssine J, Front Office Manager at Riad Chi-Chi
Responded Jan 1, 2020
Dear Guest; Thank you very much for taking your time and sharing your review. We delighted to know that you had enjoyed your stay with us, we are all here to make you feel as comfortable as possible. Once again, thank you very much for your kind words. I truly hope to welcome you again among us. Sincerely Loubna
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Fê Faustino wrote a review Nov 2019
Tilburg, The Netherlands42 contributions7 helpful votes
We loved our stay at Riad ChiChi. The staff was amazing. They even picked us up from the taxi point as cars can't come into the Medina. Breakfast was good with fresh juice, bread, coffee. Room was clean. The location is good and once you get to know the small streets, it's very easy to walk around.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Mohssine J, Front Office Manager at Riad Chi-Chi
Responded Nov 16, 2019
Dear Guest; Thank you very much for taking your time and sharing your review. We delighted to know that you had enjoyed your stay with us, we are all here to make you feel as comfortable as possible. Once again, thank you very much for your kind words. I truly hope to welcome you again among us. Sincerely Loubna
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PRICE RANGE
$60 - $164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
MoroccoMarrakech-Tensift-El Haouz RegionMarrakech
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Riad Chi-Chi
Which popular attractions are close to Riad Chi-Chi?
Nearby attractions include Medina of Marrakesh (0.2 miles), Escape The Medina (0.2 miles), and Aux Merveilles de Marrakech (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Riad Chi-Chi?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Riad Chi-Chi?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Riad Chi-Chi?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bazaar Café, Terrasse de la fontaine, and L'Mida Marrakech.
Does Riad Chi-Chi have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Riad Chi-Chi offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Riad Chi-Chi located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the center of Marrakech.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Riad Chi-Chi?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including French and Arabic.
Are there any historical sites close to Riad Chi-Chi?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Palácio da Bahia (0.8 miles), Medina of Marrakesh (0.2 miles), and Medersa Ben Youssef (4.1 miles).