We were looking for a great first time experience of Marocco for my GF's birthday, and we got more than we ever wished for. A very clean and well styled Riad, great value for money if looking for a quiet retreat from the hustle, bustle and smells of Marrakech. The Riad is located a few streets away from a couple of small market squares and very near to a Mosque, although this can make it tricky to find until you find you bearings which doesn't take too long, also using Google Maps on a phone with GPS really helps, I use a Nokia Lumia Windows Phone as you can download and use the maps with GPS without the need for using data. The fact the Riad is 5mins away from the Souks makes it a peaceful haven close enough to the centre for a pit stop, only 10mins walk from the main square Jemaa El Fna. We arranged a transfer from the Airport direct with Khalid for 200DH, which also covers Ahmed who works at the Riad to meet you at the taxi drop off and help with any bags. The food was good and plentiful, served at whatever time you choose which is useful. They equipped us with maps, and upgraded our room free as it was available and as a gift for my girlfriends birthday, a kind gesture. The room had aircon, was spacious and traditionally styled, wifi access, flatscreen TV, very comfy bed and a well sized bathroom. Safes are available downstairs if you need to leave anything valuable. The roof terrace is very nice and the Riad is quite tall so you get a good 360 degree view of the roof tops and horizon, the sun sets very near to a Mosque in the distance. Being able to speak some French is useful as their English was limited, except for Khalid who's English was good. They cant do enough for you, Ahmed offers full concierge service if you ever need anything, and Khalid will also go above and beyond to help you. I picked up a bug on our last night and in the morning when he found out he nipped off to pharmacy to get me some medication, he didn't even accept any payment as my health was the priority, another very kind gesture. We arranged a 2 day mini bus excursion to the Sahara through Khalid and the driver forgot to pick us up so he pulled some strings and had us upgraded to a private 4x4 and driver instead which was great. If that wasn't enough he also arranged for a cake to be given to her by the Berbers after our meal in the Sahara desert, it made it a very special trip for us. I honestly cant recommend this Riad enough, the place is immaculate and the service rivals that of a 5* resort.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A riad magnificent allying Moresque architecture and contemporary decoration, 5 vast rooms in the sophisticated decoration, one of the most beautiful brings down of the medina of Marrakesh offering a wonderfull view on the city and the Atlas. Swimming pool-Jacuzzi, hammam and massage room. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riad Charlott` Hotel Marrakech