Riad Chouia Chouia
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... another glorious day in paradise we had mixed feelings for tonight we would be in Marrakech and whilst we were keen to explore magical Marrakech, we were sad to know that we were leaving the Moroccan countryside behind. The varied landscapes, the colours, the textures, the local people and of course the livestock, we had loved it all.
We did however have a drive through the passes of the High Atlas Mountains between us and Marrakech, and we were eager to ...
... prices our waiter was wearing a nice black suit and tie.
Having stayed as long as we could at the restaurant we decided to just head for the train station. On the way we realised we were actually quite close to Starbucks which was quickly deemed a much nicer place to wait out the day than the train station. Surprisingly it was one of the nicer Starbucks coffees I have had which was probably due to the fact that they had flat whites on the menu.
... traditional instruments, snake charmers with their cobras, monkeys on leads dressed as little girls or boys, a man with a vulture on his shoulder and on and on.....it felt like we'd slipped back into another century.
While wandering around the souk we came across a carpet auction, not your typical carpet auction, this one was for the merchants to buy, and not open to the public. The carpets on sale were 2nd ...
... ones are sufficient. They have gorgeous hamsa door knockers, but I don't think my building would appreciate that on my front door. I want a handmade leather Koran cover, a Berber floor pouf, a cut-out steel lantern, miniature glass bottles for the bathroom, a ceramic tagine, and a watermelon to take home, but they don't really coordinate with the decor of my apartment and I have no use for ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
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!