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“A Great Riad” 5 of 5 stars
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Riad Cherrata
Ranked #66 of 1,170 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Swindon, England
1 review
“A Great Riad”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Marrakech and it was in no small part to Valerie and her team at Riad Cherrata. The small size (4 rooms) means you get a great personal service from a wonderful host and team, which you just cannot get in a large hotel. The Riad is right 'in the mix' of the old city and is only a 10 minute walk, down a busy, vibrant Marrakech street to the main square. The Riad is clean, comfortable, welcoming and quiet, which is nice after the hustle and bustle of the main squares and Souks. The breakfast provided is also a work of art.....breads, pancakes, french pastries, home made conserves, yoghurt and orange juice. Morrocon tea and treats on arrival was also a nice touch.

Valerie is the star of this Riad and helped us out with her hand drawn maps, supply of a local mobile, little box of leaflets, great recommendations of places to go/things to do, access to lots of guide books. If we had any questions she was always willing to help.

If you want an authentic Marrakech experience this is a geat base. Valerie and Riad Cherrata deserves all the praise of this review (and the many others), it is a great place to stay.

Room Tip: The sabra room (which e had) faces inwards and may well be quieter than the street facing room?
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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West Malling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

This Riad is wonderful! We were taken care of from the moment that we stepped through the door. Valerie was the perfect host and her local knowledge, hand drawn maps and general advice ensured that we had the most wonderful and relaxed, but fun stay in Marrakech. The breakfast is amazing and Saâdia's homemade yoghurt is to die for! The Riad is beautifully decorated, clean, calm and the perfect retreat after a crazy day in Marrakech. We will definitely return.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

This lovely gem in the middle of the medina is absolutely fantastic! On top of that, it has the best hostess who will make you feel better than home! We were a family of four staying in the two room in the top floor. They were all top notch. Clean, comfortable beds and beautifully decorated!
As soon as we entered the riad, Valerie and her staff gave us the best greeting with traditional moroccan mint tea and a presentation of the city. She draw us a map by hand, which we couldn't have been without! Also she gave us mobile phone in case we need to call her or order a taxi. Such a big help!
Breakfest at the riad was the best breakfast in Morocco. Simple as that. And I can confirm that since I have been travelling to the country almost every year! I think the breakfast is a reason alone to visit this place! Everything is organic and homemade, plus the best coffee I have had i morocco so far!
We highly recommend this place to everyone visiting Marrakech! We are definitely going back when visiting Marrakech! Thanks to Valerie and her staff for making our stay absolutely perfect! Also thanks for the Raib recipe! Its lovely!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Birmingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

It's not too often you don't complain about at least something but seriously, this Riad is perfect, forget your 5* hotels! Choose a Riad and if it's available, stay at the Cherrata! Valerie the owner is soo hospitable and her staff are always obliging, I am writing this sitting next to the plunge pool feeling sad that we will be saying our goodbye's in less than an hour. All amazing things have to come to an end I suppose. Wait until you take your first breakfast! OMG........wait until you see your typically decorated room.......Marrakech itself is absolutely .....and I don't use that word lightly amazing! If you get lost, Valerie even supplies you with a mobile phone for the duration of your stay after she has completed her personal lecture on Marrakech. This place is Number 3 on Trip-advisor but seriously, I'd love to see 1 & 2 as this place cannot be beaten! Thanks Valerie and your staff for a more than memorable 40th birthday! Merci beaucoup pout tout!

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Weaverville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

The Riad Cherrata is beautiful, an unexpected jewel tucked away on a side street in the Medina close to the town square. It is within walking distance of a charming, quaint little French restaurant serving delicious cuisine. Other excellent restaurants are nearby as well. A delicious breakfast of fresh, homemade breads and yogurts, jams, juice, coffee and tea is served elegantly each morning. Valerie, owner, and the perfect hostess, made us feel at home, strangers in a new strange land. It is a picturesque, small, cozy dwelling with charming features and friendly staff where guests are pampered, made to feel welcome and safe.

Room Tip: Ear plugs are advisable for street-side rooms.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

The Riad Cherrata is located in a quite side street in the Medina and within a convenient walking distance of less than 10’ to the central place “Jemaa-el-Fna”. Valérie, the host and owner of the Riad has created a place of great atmosphere. Her personal instructions about Marrakech are certainly of great help for everyone visiting the city for the first time. The rooms are in excellent conditions, air-conditioned clean and comfortable. Wireless LAN is available throughout the building and on the marvelous terrace where you find space to relax and comfortable canvas chairs. Breakfast is either served in the patio or alternatively on the terrace – we preferred the latter and were very positively surprised by the rich breakfast Valérie served us in the late morning. The freshly squeezed juice, the toast brioche from a French bakery, the homemade jams and pancakes were a delight.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

We can not praise the Riad and the service we received enough. The location is perfect. The hustle and bustle of Marrakech is not too far yet when you are back at the Riad it is so peaceful and quite that you can just unwind either in your room or on the beautiful terrace. The staff were so attentive to all our needs. We fell in love with all the staff at the Riad. Valerie planned most of our trips and she made sure we got the best deal. Her recommendations for shopping and where to eat were the best. We felt at home once we were back in the Riad and Valerie's hand drawn map and mobile made sure we never got lost and even if we did get lost we were not worried as Valerie's mobile was with us and we knew she was just a phone call away. She only used taxi drivers she trusted which made us feel safe at all times. We really can't fault the Riad and the service we received. In the mornings we were welcomed with fresh home made breakfast which was the best way to start our day. I can't thank Izza enough for always making me english tea after we would come back from a very hot day. If you are looking for a relaxing time combined with making sure you see the best of Marrakech then this is definitely the place to stay. We are hoping to visit Marrakech again and I don't think we would stay anywhere but here.

Room Tip: All the room are comfortable. We tried out 2 rooms as initially we were given a double bed room but...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Riad Cherrata
Address: Arset Elhouta Derb Cherrata 25 | Medina, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #66 of 1,170 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Riad Cherrata 3.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Riad Cherrata is ideally located on the edge of the medina, at 10 minutes walk from Jemaa El Fna Square and 8 minutes drive from Golf Amelkis, Golf Royal and Golf Al Maaden... Reachable by car, a car park is available nearby. The sober elegance and a discreet luxury appeal to this little Riad. Everything has been though to make your stay a true pleasant and refined experience : a meticulous decoration, a range of tasty Moroccan Cuisine (on request). You can also savour a traditional mint tea with Moroccan pastries by its refreshing small pool and fountain. THE PATIO This little house privileges intimacy where << Tailor-Made>> is a philosophy. We do wish to answer our guests' desires and make them enjoy the best of our wonderful mythic city of Marrakech. Riad Cherrata is the perfect alliance between the tradition of architecture, noble materials of Morocco and modernity, providing a serene and calm atmosphere. The lounge, the cosy elegant rooms and the three terraces (including one with panoramic view on the Atlas Mountains and Koutoubia Mosque) are such a haven of peace. THE ROOMS Every room is equipped with all modern comfort : Split Air conditioning & heat system, individual safety box, plasma screen TV (on request), and a particular attention was given to the quality of beds. SABRA Junior Suite : Is the largest double room, with a sitting area, located on the first floor (no lift) - Double bed (Baldachin) - Extra bed available - Split air conditioning & heat system - Individual safety box - Bathroom with shower - Hair dryer Decoration combines refinement, comfort and tradition. ... more   less 
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