One can clearly see a theme developing with people's thoughts on Riad Charme d'Orient. Having spoken to other guests and from reading reviews on several sites it appears that this place is much loved by the people who stay there.
For us it was simply perfect. From the moment we arrived we felt very welcome. We were warmly greeted from the taxi and shown inside. The riad created a very striking first impression particularly as we arrived at night. Coming in off the dark street one enters another world, the courtyard of the riad, which is serene, beautifully lit, spacious and comfortable.
We had taken the room on the top floor which is the smallest of the rooms but perfectly created. For two people who travel light this room was ideal. With a delightful bathroom attached, we were very happy there. Furthermore, our room came with a separate private lounge on the roof terrace which is nice to just sit and slouch in during the evening.
Immediately it was clear how much thought and energy had gone into preparing this place. Everything is hand-crafted. Everything is so beautiful. Every detail is sorted. Not just in the rooms, but everywhere. This place is clearly the product of somebody pouring their heart and sole into it. It really is a pleasure to be in such an environment
Breakfast is served on the sunny roof terrace each morning by bright-smiling girls who are a delight to meet. Sa'id looks after the place day and night and can book you taxis or arrange whatever else you need to do.
Meeting Laurence and Alain, the owners of the riad, was a great pleasure. They made us feel perfectly at home and welcome. They pour there heart and soul into the care of there guests just as they have with the renovation of their riad and made our trip to Marrakech all the more memorable for it.
We will not forget the beauty and atmosphere of this place. I hope that one day we will have the opportunity to stay here again.
For any travelers staying here in the future:
The riad is in a good place and is close to everything you'll want to see but I strongly advise taking the taxi to and from the airport etc unless you already know the city. It saves a lot of hassle. The streets of Marrakech are tricky to navigate at first and the maps aren't always accurate in that they don't show every little alleyway! But after 1 day there it makes sense!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Riad «Charme d'Orient» is situated in the heart of the beautiful Marrakech Kasbah quarter. You will be received in pure Arab-Andalusian style after its restoration in subtle harmony between tradition and comfort, and surrounded by a noble and charming atmosphere. It is especially well located close to the Saadian Tombs, the palaces of El Badi and La Bahia, and the famous Djeema El Fna Square. Therefore, the Riad has many appealing features to seduce you, and play its full charm on you! Laurence & Alain and all the staff are looking forward to welcoming you and sharing our enthousiasm with you, together with our friendly staff, any time of the year to make your stay unforgettable. ... more less
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