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“2 nights in Marrakesh”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Riad Noor Charana

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Riad Noor Charana
Ranked #217 of 494 Hotels in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“2 nights in Marrakesh”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2013

We spent a wonderful 2 nights at this Riad, it is located right in the heart of Marrakesh, 10 Minutes from the main Square (which is full of life) and only a few minutes walk from the Souks. Even though it is in the middle of hustle and bustle of Marrakesh it is nice and quiet in the Riad and the great thick walls keep the building cool from the penetrating sun :) breakfast on the terrace was gorgeous with cinnamon flavoured coffee will keep you going throughout the day
Beautiful mint tea and biscuits on arrival were very special after the flight and the heat. The Bed was also nice and comfortable, I usually do not sleep well when I am not in my own bed, but I had no problems in this Riad and slept wonderfully. The staff were great and extremely helpful with directions and recommendations, and always cheerful and smiling :).
Well recommended for the Marrakesh experience.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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gany57, General Manager at Riad Noor Charana, responded to this review, 23 April 2013
i am very happy you enjoyed our service and attention to details in a lovely house. my lease is finishing june 30 , the riad noor charana will be running under different management, and i and my dear assistants will move to another location , where we shall continue to offer the riad of silence concept and attentions. ask us on riadsilence@yahoo.fr
take care and come back to kech , we have a unique and wonderful city with more secret places.
a bientot
rene-jean astier
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2013

An excellent riad, run by extremely kind staff. The entrance of the riad is located in a dark, narrow alley, so that it could be easily missed when first getting to the hotel. My room's door had no lock, neither other rooms' doors I suspect, which is something rather odd. The inner patio and the terrace - where breakfast is served - are amazingly beautiful and quiet. Jama'a al Fna square is at 10 min walk across Medina, and the souq area is really very close. I would highly recommend Noor Charana to travellers that look for unexpensive, quiet, guest friendly hotel in Marrakech's medina

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled solo
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gany57, General manager at Riad Noor Charana, responded to this review, 17 April 2013
thank you for your appreciation. i and my entire team's unique goal is to offer a very peaceful house where all aspects of service are "we hope!" of the highest level in accordance with our value. we are a simple house with charming rooms with a rather tempting and delicious big home-made breakfast and discret service . thank you for taking the time to acknowleadge our efforts.
rené-jean astier , moha , naima & radia.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2013

A fabulously comfortable and excellently decorated Riad. From the mint tea on arrival with a Medina map and advice, right through to an early breakfast on our final day, Rene was an excellent host. The bed was comfortable, breakfast was plentiful and varied and the Riad is only 10 minutes walk to the main square which is very easy to find. Fantastic value, can't recommend it enough.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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gany57, General Manager at Riad Noor Charana, responded to this review, 17 April 2013
thank you for your appreciation. i and my entire team's unique goal is to offer a very peaceful house where all aspects of service are "we hope!" of the highest level in accordance with our value. we are a simple house with charming rooms with a rather tempting and delicious big home-made breakfast and discret service . thank you for taking the time to acknowleadge our efforts.
rené-jean astier , moha , naima & radia.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2013

This place is amazing but we never would have found it if we didn't have a guide who we tipped 20DH to get us here. Marrakesh can be overwhelming but you feel like you are transported elsewhere when you get behind these doors. There is a tranquil atmosphere and a beautiful rooftop terrace for tea and breakfast. The rooms are subtly decorated and so comfortable and the staff are so gentle and kind. We thoroughly recommend a stay here.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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gany57, General Manager at Riad Noor Charana, responded to this review, 17 April 2013
thank you for taking the time to share your appreciation.
cordially
rene-jean astier
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2013

The Riad is not easy to locate but once you are there all will be fantastic.
It offers a perfect value accommodation. Rooms are big and nicely decorated.
The staff is really friendly, helpful and makes you feel at home.
I loved the breakfast with fantastic food changing daily on the terrace prepared with love by the owner.
The riad is also very nice and has a nice patio and chill-out area :)
Location is great as in a few minutes you can reach the big square El Fna and the Souks.

The only think we were disappointed with was the internet connection. There is NO wi-fi in the room and if you need internet there is a shared computer in the patio. However, it wasnt a big deal as we wanted to fully enjoy the city and forget emails & stuff.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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gany57, General Manager at Riad Noor Charana, responded to this review, 21 February 2013
thank you for taking the ime to write a review, we do appreciate the feedback and will continue to work towards the best service in the most quiet surroundings, the riad du silence staff is moving to another location in july , but we will continue offering the same concept elsewhere.
riadsilence@yahoo.fr cordially
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2013

The approach to Riad al-Noor is a bit difficulty. I don't think you could find it if you were arriving at night or didn't arrange to have the hotel staff meet you out front. But in the midst of the bustling Medina, it was amazing to walk into the clean, white quite of the this beautiful Riad. Moha, our host, and the rest of the staff could not have been kinder. We had some special meal needs (vegetarian, low-carb) that they worked with us to meet. Our rooms were just lovely.

We ended up spending more time at the riad than we anticipated because some of our party got a bit sick during our stay. Moha was great about going to get us medicine and providing us with some snacks during the day.

We highly recommend staying here!

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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gany57, General Manager at Riad Noor Charana, responded to this review, 15 February 2013
thank you for having enjoyed our house, and its true that moha is doing a great job , always quiet and at your disposal . a bientot.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2013

It is a great place to stay in Marrakech if you are on a budget!!! The rooms are really nice. There is every morning breakfast on the terrace between 8am and 10.30am (different kind of bread, pancakes, jam, honey, fruit, coffee, tea, yogurt, orange juice and cake. I have chosen this riad because of the price. There is a PC with internet connection in the courtyard/ lobby. No wi-fi in the room. When I've arrived I've met the owner Rene-Jean and he's a very friendly guy. He upgraded my room from single to double. Thanks Rene-Jean.
I highly recommend this place.
Thanks for reading my review.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled solo
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noorcharana, Directeur général at Riad Noor Charana, responded to this review, 28 January 2013
hello mr andy, dzięki for such a lovely appreciation,i am glad you liked your room and our philosophy "the silence". please come back we will spoil you again.
cordially
rene-jean
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Property: Riad Noor Charana
Address: Houmat Ben Sahl | Derb el kebir n°31, Marrakech 40008, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#8 Best Value Hotel in Marrakech
#119 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Riad Noor Charana 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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