Had a great stay at Riad 58 Blu, room was lovely, very comfortable and excellent service from the team. Mohammed and Ismail were always there instantly when needed, and very discreet the rest of the time - perfect! Everything worked seamlessly, no complaints at all.
Paolo (owner) would appear at breakfast and sometimes in the afternoon, always very warm and welcoming.
This Riad is a 5-10 minute walk from the main square on the opposite side to the main souk areas. It's a little away from the main action but not too far, and has a few excellent restaurants very close by if you want to eat locally.
Free airport pickup was arranged - it could be difficult to find otherwise, but once shown where it is we found it very easy to locate again - the old town is a warren so nice to be able to go straight back to the Riad without getting lost.
Have marked it down on sleep quality only because there is currently building work next door which woke us up in the morning - not til 9am or so, so not too early, and of course it will be finished soon - so maybe this is a little unfair. Also knocked a notch off the location only because by our last day (4) the walk back started to feel a little long - again maybe unfair, this is Marrakech and you will be doing lots of walking!
We are a well travelled couple and quite critical, this is a great Riad.
Other places we liked in Marrakech were Le Bain Bleu (Hammam & Spa, amazing), PepeNero (Restaurant, quite expensive, VERY close to 58 Blu, massive portions), Restaurant Le Fondouk (get on the roof terrace, quite expensive, best food), and Cafe Arabe (super relaxed atmosphere deep in the souks).
We never made it to Paolo's Italian restaurant in New Town, sorry P, but sure it would've been amazing.
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