Riad Chorfa

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Average rate: $45 - Hotel class: 4 stars
6, Marrakech, Morocco

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Riad Chorfa Marrakech Reviews

polvandenwirre polvande…
112 reviews
Strange riad Apr 13, 2009
How do you get to a hotel which is in the medina and can't be reached by taxi? Let a porter carry your luggage in his hand car and just follow him!

Riad Chorfa is in a small back alley in the medina of Marrakech slightly north west of Place Jemaa El Fna. The entrance is a small wooden door. You are right near the stairs and have to watch out were to go for the reception. The reception looks like the side of a kitchen, but don't worry someone will eventually come to you. The courtyard is pretty with a small fountain and some trees.

Our room was above the reception and we had to go on a difficult stairway. Halfway was the tiny door to our room.

While entering our room we were directly confrontated with the strange lay out. First a small part with the concrete bed, which can only be entered from one side. You can walk behind the top end of the bed to a miniscule corridor on both sides.. On the left is a little table with a room (side view on the patio) and on your right the bath room with a shower in a round wall - concrete with a blue paint. Very strange!

If you want to stay the night in this riad, do ask if you may inspect the accomodation first.
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The bed is a bit bad
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Legioen Legioen
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Give Riad Chorffa a second chance. May 29, 2008
I stayed in this Riad in Marrakech in february 2008 with 3 friends. We arrived late at night and were welcomed by the nightguard Bzzzt (That's what his name sounded like). He could speak 3 words of English but made us feel welcome, gave us drinks (mint tea!) and the keys to our rooms. Only a smile and a twinkling in his eyes to make us feel comfortable.

The next day we had breakfast on the roofterras and met a young Frenchman who was the manager of this Riad.

During the next week Jean-Marie made sure we had a very pleasant stay and helped us out with finding cheap tours. It was quiet at the moment, not many guest, so we got a chance to get to know each other better.

Turned out that Jean-Marie only worked for a couple of weeks in this Riad and found out that the Riad wasn't run well by the last manager. Back home I checked reviews and from what I read I thought that these were outdated.

When we stayed in this Riad we felt taken care of by the personel: the girls were always friendly but shy, sometimes we had to look for them but when we found them they always came running. They couldn't speak English very well so they kept to the background. Jean-Marie was teaching them to get the service to the next level. He was even teaching one of the girls English so she could stay and work in this Riad.

I think this Riad deserves a second chance. I don't know how the Riad is doing now. I hope Jean-Marie succeeded in turning this place in a "home" for tourists where they can unwind from the sounds and smells and experiences of a day in the Marrakech Medina.

It certainly was a perfect base for me and my friends.
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Interior guestroom, Riad Chorfa
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yheleen says:
great review ;) thanks for sharing...
Posted on: Aug 14, 2008

Riad Chorfa Overview

Riad Chorfa is located in the elegant Mouassine area, this hotel is just a 3-minute walk from the Djemaa El Fna square in the heart of the ancient medina. The riad is a palace dating from the 18th century which has evolved over the years; a secret to be revealed, its architecture tells a tale rich in history. Stepping inside for the first time is like slipping into a dream. Marrakech's Menara Airport is approximately 6 km from the establishment.

This 14-room historic hotel de charme is an oasis of calm and tranquillity set amongst the hustle and bustle of the lively souks. Guests are invited to relax on one of its sunny terraces overlooking the rooftops of the medina, with stunning views of the palace of the Pacha, the famous Koutoubia mosque and the distant peaks of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains. Facilities available to guests at this family-friendly establishment include 24-hour reception and check-out services, a TV lounge, breakfast room and WLAN Internet access in public areas. Guests can also take advantage of the hotel's laundry service.

The riad offers rooms and suites which define their size, colour and volume carefully and with imagination, heat and refinement all at once. This stunning and charming house has its own entrance and terraces. In addition to a private bathroom with a bathtub and shower, in-room amenities include a satellite/cable TV, Internet access, a double bed and individually regulated air conditioning and heating units.

Facilities available to guests at the hotel include a children's pool. For an additional fee, guests can enjoy working up a sweat in the hotel's saunas or relax with pampering massage treatments.

Guests can enjoy eating at the riad, which is open to the hotel's guests, as well as to guests from outside. It is well known that the best Moroccan cuisine is home-cooked. The hotel can prepare delicious and traditional Moroccan dishes for its guests, including couscous and tajines all freshly cooked on the premises. Light dishes to order can also be prepared.

Riad Chorfa Amenities

  • High-speed Internet
  • Massage / Beauty Centre
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Air Conditioned
  • Massage
  • Steam Bath
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Shower

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