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“An oasis of calm in the medina. A beautiful stylish Riad offering fabulous service.” 5 of 5 stars
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Riad 58 Blu
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Derb Jdid 58 | Douar Graoua, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #58 of 471 Hotels in Marrakech
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“An oasis of calm in the medina. A beautiful stylish Riad offering fabulous service.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2011

My daughter and I had a wonderful time here. We were in the Emerald Suite on the ground floor. The decor was exquisite as was everything in the riad. The bathroom quite amazing. Lovely and cool room with a sitting area, many satalite channels including BBC World, a US Asia channel and Aljazeera for when the signal went down! The room is adjacent to the small pool....yes we took little swims. No need to be embarrassed! The breakfast was so carefully prepared. Freshly squeezed orange juice, homemade vanilla pannacotta, orange pancakes, muffins, other goodies, selection of preserves including a yummy fig jam and chocolate spread. Omelette on offer but we we too full by then....
Mohammed was the main man operations wise and was totally devoted to taking care of the guests. When I asked where the nearest pharmacy was he offered to escort us there. Issy was suffering from what I think was an allergic reaction to the dust. The manager Paulo, Mohammed and the smiling Ishmael all asked after her. As two female travellers we felt totally safe and cared for here, and this felt priceless as the medina has its challenging aspects. If you get lost poeple will guide you and then ask for money. We came unstuck as we were relieved of money and left lost! If in doubt ask a policeman (there are many) or take a small taxi.
We loved the Cosybar (fab food and serves alcohol in the medina) and the Bains de Marrakech. Re latter pre book on their website before travelling. Wonderful experience, exceeds London alternatives and they have great prices.
The riad arranged a trip to Essauria...well worth it, but you will be taken to a carpet co-op en route. Great if you want to buy a carpet from a worthy source. We had a private driver and this felt very good, i.e. all very professional and comfortable.
The only downside of Marrakech is everyone is trying to get a living and you do feel a bit at their mercy. Best to give in to some extent. As it's only a few dirhams we can afford. What bugs me is when you know you are being conned!
If you like to drink buy duty free on the way! I was shocked that none of the restaurants served wine. A lot of people are happy on water, Pepsi and coffee! Paulo is an absolutely charming and thoughtful italian manager and he anticipates such wishes. There are mini bars in the rooms and you can order moroccan or italian wine in the riad. It is lovely to sit on the roof terrace supping as you listen to the mingle of birdsong, errant mopeds, the call to prayer, the flutes of the distant snake charmers and children playing.
If you want or need anything you will be advised. This is excellent value for money. Thank you Paulo, Mohammed and Ismael for all your kindness.

  • Stayed April 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2011

Nothing to add to others' very good experiences at 58 Blu. Lovely typical rooms, great location, lovely roof-garden breakfast, engaged and helpful staff. Just one niggle drops 58 Blu one TA star from Excellent to Very Good: the water was barely luke-warm in the bathroom on two of our three evenings there. This may, of course, just have been over-consumption by the other guests, but it nonetheless ruled out a bath, which would have been nice after a day walking in the Atlas. And there was no shower curtain. This needs fixing.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2011

Hidden away down a tiny alley, only 5 mins away from the Medina, the solid wooden door and blue lamps of Riad 58 Blu can be found. We were greeted by the manager Mohammed who looked after us so well for our 4 days stay. We stayed in the 'Emerald' suite on the ground floor, Moroccan in style, lovely and very comfortable. After we had settled in, Mohammed showed us the way to the Medina and recommended a very nice restaurant for our lunch.
We quickly found our way around and worked out how to politely avoid the requests to look in all the shops of the Souk, but never quite got used to haggling !
The following morning we eat our breakfast up on the terrace served by Ismail who was friendly and charming, sitting under a canopy, warm and sunny overlooking the roof tops of Marrakech and the Atlas mountains in the distance. Forgot it was only February, felt like our summer!!
In the small square close to the Riad we found that we were often told that the route that we were taking to the Medina was closed! However we knew it wasn’t, as Mohammed had taken us on this route on the first day. The boys were basically trying to show you another route for money.
Mohammed was very helpful in suggesting restaurants, hammam, trips etc and arranging a driver to get you about. However in some cases it’s quicker to walk to some of the palaces etc rather than take a car, which can only go round the long way on the roads.
Overall I would rate this Riad highly and would love to go back again.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2011

We have just come back from another wonderful stay at Riad 58 Blu and would recommend this riad to anybody. This has been our third visit. Previously we have stayed for 4-5 days but this time wanted to explore Marrakech more at leisure and also have time to relax on the wonderful riad roof terrace so this time we stayed for 7 days and had a fantastic time.

Our visit got off to a very good start with the driver/taxi organised by the riad waiting for usat the airport as promised. The driver was very pleasant and helpful. It is not possible to get the taxi nearer than 100yds to the riad but the driver organised a helper to transport our luggage and escorted us to the door. Paulo was there to meet us and organised welcoming tea and coffee.

We were very pleased that the excellent, charming staff were the same as the last 2 years and the level of service in all areas could not be faulted.The weather was lovely with only two short showers in the 7 days and we enjoyed scrumptuous breakfasts each morning on the wonderful roof terrace served by Smiley with his "nothing is too much trouble attitude" . Once again the riad lived up to and surpassed the expectations created by its website. Paolo and all his staff are multi lingual, and Mohammed (the manager) had no problem arranging and advising about anything we wanted - taxis, museums, places of interest and he recommended and organised some great restaurants including Al Fassia and Dar Yacout. Mohammed's desire to please ensured another memorable visit.

We were not due to leave for the airport until 3.30pm on our final day and had no problems at all in not vacating our room before then.

Sadly we have returned home but thanks to all the fantastic staff we have had another wonderful visit to Riad 58 Blu and very much look forward to returning again.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2011

Having read all the rave reviews from previous guests we decided to book this Riad for a short break for our Wedding Anniversary. Somehow the Riad and its wonderful staff managed to exceed my already high expectations and make our stay truly memorable. We stayed in the Emerald Suite which is a lovely spacious room, full of Moroccan charm. The room was immaculate with rose petals dotted around making it feel really romantic! Breakfast on the terrace is lovely with beautiful home made breads, yoghurt and freshly squeezed orange juice. Paolo kindly arranged restaurant and hamman bookings before we arrived and Mohammed even went to get us some Moroccan pastries to take home in his lunch hour on our last day. I can truly say the service is second to none and nothing is too much trouble. I would recommend this Riad to anyone looking for a peaceful haven in this lively city!

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2011

We stayed four days, and again on our last day in Morocco after touring around the country for seven days. We loved the place - it's very intimate with beautifully designed and appointed rooms and inner courtyard.
Service was great. Breakfast was simple but good, and very relaxing - a perfect way to start each day. Mohammed and Ishmael (with his wonderful smile) were very helpful - getting information or arranging for taxis. The ladies made the place look immaculate.
Great location - nice short walks towards the main square and other great sights. Also great if coming by self-drive car - easy to get to and overnight secured parking is around the corner.
We had the pleasure to meet the charming owner Paolo several times and talk with him about his love for the place - it's evident in the attention to detail in design and decor of the riad.
We would love to stay here again!

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2011

We stayed 6 days in the Riad 58 Blu at Marrakech.
The Riad is small, only five rooms and very cosy, clean well managed and perfectly located at only 5 minutes by walking south from the famous Jemaa es Fna Place, opposite and away from the Souks.
It is easy to get there, also by taxi and conportable for walking by youself even by night.
The Riad in owned and managed by a very kind and friendly italian owner who makes staying very confortable.
Mohammed and Ismail together with two kind and discrete women make everything working pretty at the Riad.
Mohammed is a very kind and patient man and really a mine of useful information for a firts time in Marrakech tourists.
He is happy to book for You evening dinners, visits, excursion and shopping.
Close to the Riad are some good traditional restaurants and also a very good Hamman for relaxing.
Don't forget to give a good tip to the staff, they really deserve it!!!!
Marco & Ileana

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Derb Jdid 58 | Douar Graoua, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#25 Luxury Hotel in Marrakech
#31 Business Hotel in Marrakech
#40 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
#112 Family Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Riad 58 Blu 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enter Riad 58 blu, discover this little treasure, this relaxing oasis in the very earth of the lively medina, just a few steps from the excitement of the famous Jema el Fna square.Let yourself be captivated by the magic of its Moorish style and by the warm welcome of Paolo and Cinzia: Paolo Lombatti, its Italian owner who, after ten years experience in Morocco, will suggest you to take advantage of your stay in Marrakech and how to discover its surroundings. ... more   less 
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