Moroccan Birthday Adventure
Reviewed 12 July, 2021
Our stay with Riad Chayma was the best! The Riad was beautiful! It is located right inside of the Medina close to the wall that separates the old town and new town, making the location very convenient! Our daily rooftop breakfast was devine!
Both Mohammed and Adeel were very, very nice and helpful. I would definitely return on my next trip to Marrekech.
A great Riad in a crazy city!
Reviewed 4 July, 2021
Me and my brother really enjoyed our stay here. Reliable and trustworthy staff that help with everything from PCR tests to fake or real leather bags.
Clean rooms, welcoming and flexible management. Simply a great riad in a hectic and crazy city!
AN OASIS OF CALM AND TRANQUILLITY IN HEART OF MARRAKECH
Reviewed 16 March, 2020
Set in the heart of the Medina Riad Chayma is an oasis of beauty, on arrival having to walk through part of the Medina to get there you actually wonder what have you let yourself in for but the moment the front door opens the relief is huge, you couldn't have chosen a more beautiful Riad with beautiful furnishings and an aura of calm.
We had ordered a meal for our late arrival and it didn't disappoint, a chance to try local food highlight being the delicious lamb tagine, it was all beautifully cooked.
Rooms are beautiful laid out and have everything you need. The breakfast was amazing, order the homemade muesli the night before, it was so good, lots of good food including fruit to set you up for the day and served on the roof top terrace, with the sun shining breakfast was a lovely experience.
There are also comfy loungers for an extra bit of sunbathing should you want to.
The Riad is placed ideally in the Medina and easy to walk to all the main sights, its hectic and the smells are amazing but the Riad is an ideal place to return to at the end of the day.
A special mention for Mohammed who is a huge asset to the Riad, nothing was too much trouble for him and he made sure everything was perfect for our stay. It was lovely to see his smiling face every day. Mohammed also took us out for the day and he is a great driver and we had a great day. The other staff were also very helpful.
I would highly recommend a stay at Riad Chayma and hope to return one day.
Excellent small friendly Riad
Reviewed 5 March, 2020
We were met by a smiling Mohammed at the airport and taken to the Médina, where Adii walked up to meet us and walked us down to the Riad. We stayed for 5 nights in the Orange room which is on the ground floor. It can be noisy at times when people come in in the evening. The Riad has 5 room, 2 on the ground floor and 3 on the second floor.
Breakfast can be taken on the roof terrace. The Bircher Muesli (ordered the day before) is so lovely and everyday we had different bread, pancakes and other interesting things. The fresh fruit, yoghurts, jams, honey, cream cheese, yogurts and if you want omelettes were so good. Thank you to Meriem.
The staff are so friendly and very helpful. We did a 1/2 day walking tour with Aziz on our first morning which was very useful and interesting - highly recommended. Mohammed was particularly lovely and always smiling. It was lovely to spend a day with him going to Ourika. We learnt so much about his way of life and family as well. I think I asked too many questions!! We had a guide, Said, at Setti Fatima to take us up to the waterfalls which was very useful. We visited a pottery place, a Berber house where we had mint tea and various stops to take photos. Lunch was at the side of the river and was rustic and very tasty. It was all very bizarre sitting on multicoloured sofas by the river, which is not set up for tourists but for people from Marrakesh who want to escape the heat as it’s 10 degrees cooler.
Would definitely stay there again.
A lovely Riad
Reviewed 23 February, 2020
The TA reviews showed this to be a very good riad, well managed and staffed.
Unfortunately for us it was the manager’s day off. You only get one chance of a welcome and his deputy did it to the best of his ability.
We ordered in advance a dinner to save having to venture out into the unknown at night. A second unfortunate, the riad didn’t get the information due to a 'technical fault' with the owner's computer.
This is a lovely riad but set in the middle of a very busy souk...it was, as others have reviewed, initially quite a culture shock. But it didn’t take long to become accustomed to a very different way of life
The bedroom was delightful and being able to get extra lighting at the beside did help reading at night. The bed was wonderfully comfortable.
The breakfasts were first class and served in the sun on the beautiful roof terrace. There was a range of very comfortable sun beds and settees to relax on.
The staff team worked diligently to provide good customers care demonstrating their desire to ensure a pleasant stay.