Almost hidden away in the north part of the medina, riad Channelle is a true gem. The riad is located on the corner of two alleys just off one of the bigger roads through the medina, so easy enough to find by taxi, we had arrange for a transfer through Adil as we didn't want to stress of finding a taxi and haggling a price straight away. We had a very warm welcome when we got to the riad and Adil offered to walk with us to the Souks / Jemaa el Fna (main square) this was a great help to get our bearings and so that we could easily find out way back.
The rest of the service was exceptional and both Adil and Budar went beyond what you would expect from a typical hotel for example walking us to a local hidden restaurant. The riad was nice and clean, with comfy beds and a great shower and all the comforts. Our room on the ground floor felt a little humid at times, but not enough to affect the experience.
The food was also one of the highlights, we ate in on our first night and the lamb tagine was one of the best we had all trip, breakfast was great too.
In terms of location, we found it perfect the square was probably a 15-20 minute walk and the Majorelle Garden (YSL gardens) were about 25-30 minutes walking, personally I like to walk as you get to see the city and don't miss photo opportunities, "lazier" or less confident traveler might prefer something closer to the square though as you are slightly off the proper tourist area, we had no problems and the staff were on hand if we needed them.
I'd recommend the riad and would certainly go back there again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Riad Cannelle has been developpped out an old property in the Medina of Marrakech.After 4 years of refurbishing, completed in 2007, we've been able to offer a compromize between ancient traditional and classical style, and modern amenities.The development of the riad was designed to offer large private space to our customers, combined with delicate and fine decoration.The intimate and dedicated quality of services offered to our customers, will make their stay an unforgettable event. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riad Cannelle Hotel Marrakech