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Riad Aguaviva

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Sidi Ghanem, Derb Derraz 3 | Medina, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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Riad Aguaviva
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Ranked #5 of 1,126 Marrakech B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have been visiting various places for over 30 years, and can honestly say that this was the friendliest and most authentic accommodation that we have ever had. If you want to experience the Moroccan Medina and avoid many of the crowds, the Aguaviva is the perfect place to stay. Our hosts were kind and helpful, giving us tips and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took my partner for her birthday to Marrakech back in December. Two of our friends were going to surprise her there and well, we needed it to be perfect. It required a lot of coordination and everyone at Aguaviva made the entire experience absolutely magical! They took us around the Old town on tours, showed us the best places... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As other guests had already pointed out, the road and entrance leading to the Riad did not exactly fill us with confidence but, once inside, it was clear that this was a haven in what otherwise can only be described as manic. The journey from the airport was an eye opener to say the least, with motorbikes whizzing about from... More 

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Millbrook, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're reading this, you have probably spent the last hour searching for Riads in Marracech on the Internet! If you are looking for a beautifully quiet and calm Riad, with wonderful staff, delicious breakfasts, comfortable and magical surroundings and a very peaceful energy, then look no further! Riad Aguaviva is set just outside the Medina in a busy local... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The people are so helpful and friendly that it really made this our favourite Riad in all Morocco. Breakfasts are great and the location is an easy walk to most of the sites in the old town. The guys have prepared walking maps with photos to help you navigate the notoriously difficult streets.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Beautiful house with fantastic hosts and staff. The rooms are comfortable and well appointed (we stayed for 4 nights in 2 different rooms). The breakfasts were delicious and varied daily. The riad is a bit off the main path so to speak... this is good because you are away from the main tourist crowd. However, neighborhood folks are not always... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

'Wow'...that was what I said when we walked into the Riad and saw the beautiful pool and courtyard, incense was burning and fairy lights added to the ambience of a tranquil relaxing place to stay. We were greeted like old friends and were showed to our beautiful room on the ground floor. After we'd dumped our bags and freshened up... More 

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We had a wonderful stay here and the team took us on an orientation walk soon after our arrival. We were then able to confidently get back from anywhere in the Medina to the Riad without getting lost! The room was fabulous and the breakfasts set us up for the day! David is an enthusiastic and very informative source of... More 

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Roosendaal, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Never ever experienced such perfect hospitality as in this cosy riad. The place and the people make you just feel at home. Jana, Manel and Maria are wonderful. They showed us the real Marrakech. The example of their hospitality was shown as we came home late from a long drive through the Atlas-mountains. We were offered pizza's just in case... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It would be wrong not to say that the initial appearance is concerning. You just clear the roof as you walk through the tunnel and turn right. At the end you are greeted by people who treat you like close friends. The rooms are beautiful. The attention to detail is a tribute to the owners. David is a wonderful artist... More 

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