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“Wonderful Place to Stay” 4 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 #48 of 465 Hotels in Marrakech
Burlington, Vermont
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10 hotel reviews
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Wonderful Place to Stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

I thought Riad 58 Blu was absolutely beautiful (the tile work is stunning), and it is quite calming after a crazy day in the medina. The breakfasts are amazing, and Ishmael is absolutely fabulous. My only "complaint" would be that staying in the blue room on the third floor is not the greatest. From the bath, you can hear EVERYTHING going on in the kitchen next door (I could even hear one of the women humming). Also, since the deck with the best view is on the roof of that room, when people are up there it can also be noisy. Other than that, it was truly wonderful, and I highly recommend it.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012 via mobile

Just back from our first visit to Marrakech, thank goodness for Riad58blu, you do need somewhere to relax away from the madness that is Marrakech. The Riad is just perfect for this, all beautifully decorated with the most helpfully and charming staff Nothing is too much trouble. Ishmael's breakfasts are lovely and really set you up for the day. The whole place is spotlessly clean. Would not hesitate to recommend. Thank's to Paolo and his team.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

This is a fantastic riad to stay in when you visit Marrakech. The staff are wonderful and make you feel very welcome. The rooms are all lovely and the atmosphere is very peaceful. We will definately visit again. Thanks Paolo and staff.

  • Stayed November 2012, 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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Booked as part of a 3 night stay at beginning of November 2012. First thing to do to get holiday off to sound start is to book free airport shuttle. Contacted Riad via email a few days before and minibus at the airport as arranged. Once you get to know your way around then the ways to and from the main attractions are easy enough to cope with but for a first timer here it's a daunting challenge.Rooms are more than adequate being good size and well equipped - safe, mini bar, en-suite, spacious and typically and elegantly decorated. Stand out feature is the helpfulness of all - from Paolo and all the team. Nothing is too much trouble - this included a walk around to a few restaurants to get me a table for my first night there. My tip for a first-timer to Marrakech is to book a dinner for that first evening at the Riad and be more adventurous later in your stay. I didn't have dinner here but an English couple who the foresight to pre-book said it was very good. Breakfast was consistently good with fresh orange juice, yoghurt, bread, cakes and different types of pancake, fruit and tea or coffee. I had to turn down the option of an omelette.
If you got back early - and 6 hours on foot is enough for me then of course tea or coffee is available. Staff are ever willing to organise a guide or give local advice on places to go / see / eat etc. It really is a pleasant change. Minibus for my trip back to the airport was there 10 mins before booked time - again organised and included in the package from the Riad 58 Blu. Nearby (just around the corner) restaurant which is a must go is the Pepe Nero - will do separate review later but it's not judged to be the second bast restaurant on Trip Advisor for nothing.

Many thanks to all at the Riad 58 Blu - a surprisingly attractive building once inside - hope to stay again soon.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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 November 5, 2012

I found Marrakech a little un-nerving at first, but when we could enter Riad 58 Blu and close the door we were in a totally different paradise. Tranquil and peaceful with tasteful decour and a relaxed atmosphere we had a most enjoyable stay. Mohammed was very helpful as were the other staff - we will most definately recommend. However I dont recommend hiring a guide, they will take you to the most expensive shops to buy your souvenirs, just head to Djma el Fna markets to buy your goodies at a fraction of the price :o)

  • Stayed August 2012, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

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.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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 October 15, 2012

Ishmayel, Mohammed & all the staff at Riad 58 Blu couldn't be more helpful.
The food was excellent & plentiful and the rooms were lovely,
Everyone was ready to offer advise book in hammans/reastuarants, organise drivers for trips etc.
Thank you for making our stay memorable

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 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:
#20 Luxury Hotel in Marrakech
#33 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
#52 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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