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Reviewed 1 September 2013 via mobile

I read reviews before I booked and expected to be shouted at on arrival. The riad is relatively easy to find. It's owner Joe was very welcoming showing us around and gave a lot I practical advice on Chaouen and morocco in general. The rooms were clean, small, the roof terrace was fantastic and it was lovely to have beers...

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2Thank Ravchek
joechaouen, Owner at Riad Baraka, responded to this review

Thanks for your review it just left me wondering did you have any time to enjoy Chaouen after you had finished assessing the hostel?

Bologna
Reviewed 30 August 2013

I stayed in Riad Baraka in August 2013... just one day, because the morning after the landlady impolitely told me to leave, claiming that I had made too much noise (note that I was travelling alone, which makes such claim frankly odd). Unpleasant experience. Also, I found the room overpriced compared to similar accomodation in town. Ok, the guesthouse is...

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24Thank E P
joechaouen, Owner at Riad Baraka, responded to this review

Hi the reason you were asked to leave is you were making orther guests feel un comfortable and we have six tiolets!!!

Reviewed 30 August 2013

Hotel - very clean and comfortable, rooms are quite warm but have fans. Showers are average (water goes from hot too cold very 4 seconds) and hot water turns off at 10pm. Security of the hotel is very minimal using padlocks to lock your rooms but all of the padlocks work with all of the keys as we found out...

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joechaouen, Owner at Riad Baraka, responded to this review

If you had played the part of the half decent guest, I would have played my part of the welcoming host. Instead you complimented me on how lovely and clean the Baraka is and then used it like your own personnel doss house. You had no appreciation for other guests or my neighbours . One day when you have something...

Reviewed 30 August 2013

So we got to the hostel and it was stunning. Immaculately kept, beautifully authentic, clean rooms and a great roof terrace. However where the riad loses points is with the owner. Having travelled the whole of south america and morocco, I have never stayed in a place where I have felt so uncomfortable. The reason i felt this way was...

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3Thank Cuntrywho
joechaouen, Owner at Riad Baraka, responded to this review

We get the odd guests like you and your friend(above review) who think we are rude when we ask them to consider other guests and are offended when after being asked they are told! So you are entitled to your review at least it assures me you wont return.

Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 August 2013

When we arrived we received a warm welcome, but asking where we had already stayed or were going to stay the owners mother made derogatory remarks unfairly about them. We had a confirmed a twin room, but were offered either a double bed or bunk beds, we opted for the latter not realising the size of the room, with no...

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24Thank Rosyposy54
joechaouen, Owner at Riad Baraka, responded to this review

To be honest I wanted to ask you to leave within Fifteen of your arrival I wanted you to leave but considering your age and high season I know I would have to let you and ruin the vibe and you did a great job and anyone who's bored enough to read this review and response, will probably realise what...

Vientiane, Laos
Reviewed 6 August 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed at this riad earlier this year so this review is a little late but our experience there bothered me so much and has stuck with me I decided to write a review finally. The owners were initially nice but lots of small things added up to a bad stay. They had a go at me...

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25Thank Lauren C
joechaouen, Owner at Riad Baraka, responded to this review

Let's be honest everything went fine until I had to ask you not leave the toilets in such an appalling state and then to be told by you this is my job , and we went down hill from there I'll admit I should have just asked you to leave and the Barbeque buffet on the terrace was a guests...

Reviewed 26 July 2013

Riad Baraka is a great stay in Chefchaouen. Perfect location, great hosts, impeccably clean, great terrace to view the whole city and mountains, nice breakfast. Ann and Joe were very helpful with all things travel. They went to great effort to make this riad special. A very creative atmosphere throughout. We were there a month so had a full experience...

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joechaouen, Owner at Riad Baraka, responded to this review

Thank you anyone who stays a month and is still full of compliments means a lot to us at the Baraka thank you!

Mirleft, Morocco
Reviewed 24 July 2013

tl;dr: great place for young smokers who want to party; not so good if you just want to sleep there The good: * clean rooms * ok-ish breakfast (though slightly overprized for Chefchaouen standards) * soft drinks and beer available on roof terrace * very relaxed atmosphere (drinks on roof terrace are available 24/7, you take them and write down...

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5Thank trypppy
joechaouen, Owner at Riad Baraka, responded to this review

The Baraka is a no smoking home and the ok ish breakfast is enjoyed by the Majotity of guests(25dh) what really surprises me is your complaints about the cleanliness of the toilets and your requests of my Mum to clean the toilets Twice , which Anne doesn't remember and assure you she would .I don't understand how we can be...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 15 July 2013

This is a great little riad in the Chaouen medina. It is decorated wonderfully and kept very clean. The British proprietors are quite entertaining and happy to offer many services, including laundry, contacts with local guides, and an excellent breakfast (all at reasonable prices). Girlfriend and I would happily give it five stars, but our only complaint was the erratic...

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1Thank Graham W
joechaouen, Owner at Riad Baraka, responded to this review

Thank you for your high praise a enjoying the Baraka and its team we apologise on the hot but we have had a new system installed thanks for choosing us?

Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 14 June 2013

Joe has created something amazing in Chefchaouen. He turned a humble riad in a wonderful place. The rooms are bright, brand new and super clean. Add to that the beautifull set-up of the whole riad, the best rooftop in Morocco (fun hostellike atmosphere) andthe insane attention to detail (colour of the toiletpaper matches the color of the bathroom, for example)...

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joechaouen, Owner at Riad Baraka, responded to this review

High we try and offer more than people ecpext, more than just a room we go to greT effort the whole Baraka so I thank you on there behalf.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Dar el Baraka sits just 70 meters from the Medina's main gate, centrally located to explore Chaouen’s ancient Medina. Dar el Baraka is an original six hundred year old riad converted into a comfortable guest house with six rooms, four bathrooms, various common areas and a stunning blue terrace. There are many corners in the riad to curl up in to watch satellite TV, read, talk, or simply daydream. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Riad Baraka

Address: 12 Derb | Ben Yakoub, Chefchaouen 91000, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Tangier-Tetouan Region > Chefchaouen
Price Range: $26 - $29 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“Avoid the main floor if possible, you can't sleep in past 8am because breakfast is served right outside the dorm room's doors!”
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“Room number 1 is an 8-bed dorm right off the lounge area. I didn't stay in this room, however, I imagine it would be a little noisy at times”
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“for couples the nice twobedrooms are very comfortable and romantic, the dorm has lockers, really good beds and nice blancets!”
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