Chambres d’Amis

  • Location: City
    The soukhs: In walking distance
    Jardin Majorelle: In walking distance
    Jemaa el Fna square: In walking distance
    Museums: In walking distance
  • Marrakech Airport (RAK): 20 mins
    Marrakech train station: 20 mins
    Airport transfer available on request
    Good public transport
    Paid parking

Chambres d’Amis is a beautifully decorated Moroccan riad, an oasis of peace in the bustling Medina.
Anke, your charming host will take very good care of you and share her favourite places of Marrakech with you.
This peaceful retreat is very intricately decorated, we loved its colourful atmosphere.

It is a challenge to find this treasure in the heart of the Medina. But it is absolutely worth it!

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An introduction to Chambres d’Amis

How would you describe Chambres d’Amis in a nutshell?

Chambres d’Amis is a charming bed & breakfast in the form of a traditional Moroccan riad. It is a lovely oasis hidden behind intricately decorated wooden doors and serves as a peaceful retreat in busy Marrakech, Morocco.

The style of Chambres d’Amis is contemporary Moroccan, simple rather than overly decorated. Unlike most traditional hotels in Marrakech, I chose to keep the house rather simple to establish a calming atmosphere. It doesn’t look designed, yet is contemporary, easy going and relaxed.

There is so much beauty in Moroccan simplicity and I’ve tried to show that in the house. Our approach has been recognized and published in several style magazines from many different countries.

What has been some of the feedback from your guests?

Most of our guests remark on the unique style of Chambres d’Amis, which is a compliment for me because I am an interior designer. People enjoy the level of personal attention that is dedicated to each guest. We sometimes have clients who start their vacation in Marrakech for a few days, then take a tour in the country and come back here for their last night. Everyone tells us it’s like coming home and how nice of a feeling that is to have while on vacation.

What was your inspiration to rent out Chambres d’Amis as a B&B?

Moroccan houses are just incredibly beautiful. They aren’t open to the outside but rather the inside and once you leave busy Marrakech behind and open the front door, it feels like entering a relaxing and calm oasis with plants and birds everywhere.

I had wanted to buy such a house for a long time but unfortunately was unable to buy it just for myself. When I did buy this house I bought it at a time when it was possible; now it would have been unaffordable for me. I bought it at the right time and decided to rent it out as it is 250 square meters in size and therefore perfect as a bed and breakfast. Eventually I bought another smaller house for myself, which is just around the corner from Chambres d’Amis.

How long would you recommend guests stay in Marrakech to get a feel for the city?

I would recommend our guests to spend at least five days here, as there is so much to do and see in Marrakech and Morocco in general. Even when they have spent enough time inside the city, there is a lot to do outside of it. Mountain trekking is just one example.

Looking back since you started, what’s been the most rewarding about running a B&B?

My favorite aspect of Chambres d’Amis is how creative and inventive we can be with it. For example, next week I am going there to change the reception to be more like an interior garden. I like restyling the house, thinking of new things to add or what to change.

Chambres d’Amis is a truly a magical place for anyone who visits. Last year, a young woman, who had visited here with her family as a child, told me she never forgot that vacation and now wanted to show the place to her boyfriend. It’s nice that it becomes such a special experience for people.

Chambres d’Amis courtyard
Chambres d’Amis roof terrace
Roof terrace
Courtyard and rooms
Courtyard of the riad
Courtyard of the riad
Courtyard of the riad
Bedrooms
Rooftop kitchen and bathroom
Chambre 5 roof terrace

Chambres d’Amis rooms & rates

Chambres d’Amis is a small B&B with just six rooms in total. Each room has access to a private bathroom as well as a private balcony or private seating are in the form of a patio. They are all somewhat different from each other but have the same comfortable atmosphere.

There are many public as well as private areas with lots of space for relaxation. For example, the terrace is very big with lots of plants on it, which will make you feel like being in a rooftop garden. It is perfect for relaxing and spending the entire day up there. We even have a plunge pool up there to refresh whenever needed.

The house also holds a small bar, a huge patio, a big garden-like reception area, and a common dining area with a fireplace that we use during the winter months.

  • Single Room for 1 people / 20 m²
    75 / night
    • 1 Single bedroom
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)

    Beautiful single room with a single bed and en-suite bathroom (with shower).

  • Double Room for 2 people / 35 m²
    90 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)

    Beautiful double room with a double bed and en-suite bathroom (with shower).

  • Triple Room for 3 people / 35 m²
    135 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)
    • 1 Extra bed (on req.)

    Beautiful room with a double bed, an extra bed and en-suite bathroom (with shower).

  • Riad for 12 people / 250 m²
    475 / night
    • 5 Double bedroom
    • 1 Single bedroom
    • 6 Shower room (ensuite)
    • 1 Living room
    • 1 Dining room
    • 1 Kitchen
    • 1 Extra bed (on req.)

    The entire riad is available to rent exclusively as well.

Included in the rates
Rates include a delicious breakfast, daily maid service and tea and water.
Optional extras
Vegetarian Moroccan cooking class with a visit to the souk for shopping (EUR 35 per person), airport transfer (EUR 18 per trip), a twilight walking tour of the Medina with a local Marrakechi and other tours on request (extra charge).
Extra charges payable at the property
Tourist tax is charged separately (EUR 2.50 per person, per night).
Children & Extra beds
Children are very welcome.
Minimum stay
2 nights
Check in time
after 12:00
Check out time
before 12:00
Closed August

Facilities & services

  • Children welcome
  • WiFi
  • Terrace
  • Maid service
  • Bar
  • Concierge service
  • Babysitting on request
  • Fireplace
  • Restaurant
  • Whirlpool/Plunge pool
  • Courtyard
  • Pets welcome
  • Laundry service
  • Safe box
  • Bicycles
  • Hair dryer

We offer European breakfast with Moroccan specialties and can also serve lunch and dinner on request. The food we offer is modern compared to the traditional food that can be found in most places in Marrakech. For those of our guests who prefer traditional Moroccan food, we can serve that as well.

Two of our hostesses are available all day to provide information for day trips, take reservations for lunch or dinner, and give recommendations for places to go and things to see. We can organize a lot to do during the day, such as bicycle tours in the city, vegetarian cooking classes, or even yoga retreats. We try to connect with each of our vacation guests in the mornings to make sure that they are well taken care of.

We try to provide a lot of personal attention to our guests at Chambres d’Amis. The culture shock can be quite tough, so we like to provide a good introduction and act as guides for our guests to make them more comfortable.

Things to do in Marrakech

  • Art / Culture
  • Shopping / Markets
  • Cooking classes
  • Massages / Treatments
  • Yoga classes
  • Golf
  • Cycling

The Gardens of Majorelle are very famous. For our guests we can organize a horse carriage tour in the early morning to take them there.. During the rest of the day the gardens are very busy, which tends to distract from its breathtaking beauty.

I can recommend visiting the Museum of Photography, which displays photographs of historical Morocco and is a nice old riad to visit where you can have lunch on the rooftop. In 2018 the museum Yves st Laurent opened, it is located in a new building by modern architects Studio Ko and is very interesting to visit, even when fashion is not your "thing", YsL is much more than just fashion.

Around the corner from the Chambres is Jemaa el Fna, the main square of Marrakech. It has the biggest open-air restaurant in the world in the evening as well as a luxurious open-air nightclub where you can dance all night until sunrise.

For any of our guests who’d like to venture outside of the city, we can organise day-trips or even round trips for five or more days. The beach of Essaouira, the High Atlas mountains or the stone desert are definitely worth a trip.

The location of Chambres d’Amis

Chambres d’Amis is located in the center of Marrakech in Morocco. The old city, also known as Medina, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its outstanding universal value. With palaces and riad mansions, intimate courtyards, alleyways and traditional souks, there is lots to discover close by.

I like that in Marrakech old traditions are still being kept alive. When you are shopping for groceries, the vendors will know what you like. If you like strawberries, for example, then they will offer you those right when they first come in. People are very nice and always look out for each other. You don’t even have to lock your bike as there is always someone around to watch it. Imagine living in a small village, even though you are in a big city.

Marrakech is a bit old-fashioned, but it’s still a big city with a big culture where you can have extremely different experiences just within one day. There are also many artists who live in Marrakech because of how inspiring life can be here.

When is the best time to visit Marrakech?

There really is no difference in high or low season. Even during Christmas and New Year we tend to get a lot of visitors and therefore offer Christmas dinner and a New Year’s party. During that time it is about 20 to 25 degrees Celsius during the day but goes down to about 5 degrees at night.

I prefer spring and autumn as the best seasons. During that time of the year everything feels fresh and nature is exploding with flowers everywhere. Spring is from February until the beginning of May. I would not recommend July and August as it is way too hot then.