Riad Chouia Chouia
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... get on that vino sharon. I despair... Touch down! And it's thunderstorming....for like 10 mins of downpour. Met Lara who had to wait while my passport controller went for a cheeky slash and a mint tea, holding up the line for a good 30 mins. Shared a taxi to the place jemaa el fna, met a helpful young laddo who took us to the road....who also asked for a tip, ...
... in up to 4 languages! English however was a newer language to the country with the tourism for many years coming mainly from Europe. Dinner was as to be expected from a market square. We opted for a mix shiska plate , a pastilla (moroccan version of a pie) and the cous cous. We couldn't say it was the best meal we had eaten, we still weren't even sure what the different meats where, but it was extremely cheap (coming to about Aud10 including ...
... of the Marrakech Medina. In the mornings it has a large market selling medicinal plants, freshly squeezed orange juice, nuts and confectionary. But at night it really comes alive with pop up grill stands/restaurants, musicians, dancers and snake-charmers. We were quite hungry so headed to one of the grill stands for dinner. We got olives, chilli sauce, bread, vegetable couscous, mixed meat grilled skewers and yummy potato ...
6am came around faster than I'd hoped and we traipsed out to the Medina to catch a mini-bus to the Sahara with a few people from our hostel who also happened to book the same trip. Was handy as I wasn't quite awake enough to navigate through the streets to the main square.
After a bit of bus confusion I ended up getting a seat squished under the armpit of an ex-army guy and his very apologetic lovely girlfriend. Kat and I pretty much ended up ...
We continued on the Imperial City journey to Fes, Glen’s blog of our medina adventure will tell it all! Before heading to the chaos of Marrakesh and the medieval party atmosphere of ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Riad Chouia Chouia Marrakech
We booked this Riad through their own website, and when we arrived, they had a taxi waiting for us at the airport , despite the fact that the flight was quite late. He took us to the centre of marrakesh, at least as close as a taxi could get, and the riad manager was waiting at the roadside to help with our bags and escort us through the streets and alleyways to the Riad. He spoke English, French, Arabic and German and made us very much at home. The Riad is comfortable and although the room itself was quite small, it did have its own basic bathroom , and there were plenty of places to lounge throughout the 4 floors available, including the roof terrace. Breakfast was served every morning up till about 10.30 and was continental breakfast +++.
My wife and I wanted to go somewhere we had never been before for our first wedding anniversary, so we booked a 3 night weekend break at the Chouia Chouia.
We stayed at Riad Chouia Chouia during our visit to Marrakakesh on Feb 21, 2007. We booked directly with the owner over the phone, and from the get-go he was extremely nice and accomodating on the phone. The riad itself is beautiful, and very close to the square and the souk. The rooms are excellent, the breakfast is excellent, and the staff is just outstanding! The owner, Olivier, is one of the nicest people you will ever meet, and he truly made our stay extremely enjoyable. I would recommend this riad to anyone who wants to get a true experience of the Marrakesh Medina, while staying in a beautiful, comfortable place with excellent service!
The best view in Marrakech
This riad has several levels of terrace from which to chill out or look at the view of the Atlas mountains, which are framed by palm trees in the foreground. Masoud the manager is a genius who speaks all major European languages, and is consistently reminding his guests that they are on holiday. The pool is heated until March so is good for winter swimming. There is not a sound of a car or an industrial noise, all you hear are the birds singing during the day, and at night you can hear music from the main place, Djema el Fna, which is less then a five minute walk away.
First of all they helped arranged our taxi. Breakfast (a hearty morrocan breakfast with freshly squeezed juice) included. Spotless rooms, amazing rooms, all decorated with lots to look at, and different themes. Amazingly priced. The people that work there, are so helpful and friendly, although not everyone speaks English so brush up on your French (but they still are awesome and thats half the fun of going on holiday!)
On ne peut que recommander ce magnifique riad. loin des riads aseptisés qui pullulent a Marrakech. Vraie ambiance chaleureuse, messaoud s'occupe de vous avec disponibilité et gentillesse, lalla zora vous fait découvrir les subtilités de la cuisine marocaine et olive vous accueille avec sa bonne humeur.
Siroter un bon thé a la menthe sur la terrasse avec vue sur la koutoubia est un vrai bonheur. J'y retournerais, ca c'est sur....
My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights on our arrival in Marrakech. We stayed in the Zwina room, which is on the ground floor next to the pool. It shares a bathroom but this is located directly across from the room in a private curtained area. We never actually saw anyone else using this bathroom, although the riad seemed to be full to capacity!