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“A Great Stay” 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 #48 of 464 Hotels in Marrakech
London, United Kingdom
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“A Great Stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We weren't quite sure what to expect having booked a Riad in the centre of the Medina, but I can honestly say it was the best decision that we made on the trip. The place is absolutely fantastic and has been restored with a lot of care and attention in the original Moroccan design.

Despite being in the middle of the Medina it is an Island of peace and extremely easy to find from the Jama E Fna after yourfirst trip. Ismail who looked after us during our stay showed us the way on the first day and gave us handly pointers for our return.

The rooms are very clean, with the cleaning ladies doing a grand job every day, the air conditioning was good and the bathrooms all worked.

Finally I have to mention the fantastic attention that Ismail paid to me and my family from making the breakfast in the morning to his general advise on Marrakesh. The man works so hard it feels like he's at the place 24/7. His smile and pleasant manner were a joy to come back to after a hard days work on the tourist trial.

The Riad also provided free pickup and drop off from the airport which was a great help, especially on the way there when travelling with children.

All in all a great stay, thanks Ismail and the ladies, see you soon I hope.

Room Tip: Rooms on the ground floor are cooler in the summer.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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 May 10, 2013 via mobile

Have recently returned from a fantastic 4 night stay at Riad 58 Blu. We had the Emerald Suite (the one with the quirky bathroom) and we loved it. It overlooked the courtyard & you could actually sit on the windowsill & dip your feet in the pool. It's a large suite with a separate seating area, plenty of coat hangers & storage, safe, tv, mini bar etc.
The decor is traditionally Moroccan throughout & is so beautiful and is full of character. It's less than a 5 minute walk from the main square, Ishmail showed us the way on our 1st day which was a really thoughtful service. Airport transfers were also provided free of charge which was also above & beyond what I initially expected.
Breakfast is served on the roof terrace and is a lovely experience. There is definitely enough food to set you up for the day and everything is fresh and is always served with a smile by the lovely Ishmail. A special thank you to him, he tended to our every need, nothing seemed like too much trouble and he is a credit to the riad. Mohammed was very helpful in getting us dinner reservations & ringing various restaurants on a busy Saturday night, he ensured we didn't go hungry and his recommendations & assistance in all aspects of our visit was greatly appreciated.
If you are thinking of staying here then you should go for it, you won't be disappointed

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Stayed here for one night before moving on to Essaouira on the coast and boy was it a pleasant surprise. Hard to find tucked away down the back streets it took a while to find but well worth it when we arrived. Beautiful and ornate, totally unique feel to the place, the photos don't do it justice. Ishmael the manager was extremely friendly and helpful, he advised us on the best places to eat and then walked with us through the winding back streets to the main square to ensure that we didn't get lost, pointing out navigation points on the way so that we could find our way back again.

Breakfast, which we ate in the sunshine on the roof with its views of the city and the mountains, was outstanding, a huge tray of breads, cakes, fruit, homemade yoghurts and preserves, scrambled eggs etc, really delicious with lots of fresh orange juice cocktails and copious teas and coffees.

There is a small minibar in each room for those that are interested.

The level of detail in the architecture and the decor is outstanding and really makes this place special. We wandered around for most of the morning oohing and aahing at the walls and the paintings etc, really rather wonderful.

Room Tip: We looked through all the rooms as we were the only couple staying there, they all looked good to me...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Lymington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

We stayed for 5 days in April when Marrakech was experiencing hot August temperatures rather than the average balmy April weather, however the ground floor rooms in the riad stayed beautifully cool and we thoroughly enjoyed the trip.
The position of Riad 58 Blu close to the main square was excellent and Ishmail personally took us to show us the way. He and Mohammed were able to direct us to restaurants nearby (or further off) if required. Paulo arranged a car trip to the coast.
The individual care taken by Mohammed and the other staff makes a huge difference to the enjoyment of the visit.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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 April 15, 2013 via mobile

Still here on a week's break. Paolo and his team, Ismael, Mohammed and staff, really go out of their way to make you welcome and to help. Room is great. Everything works. Riad is just a short distance from many of the main sights, but is quiet and cool and peaceful.

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Brancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Just back from an impulse short break in Marrakech - it was fantastic! A late email to Paulo and he immediately confirmed that we would be met at the airport. We were arriving quite late so asked if we could eat - no problem. We asked for lemon chicken tagine as I had read from another reviewer that it was good. Ishmail met us from the taxi, took us to a lovely suite and set a romantic table for us. Lovely. Breakfast served by Ishmail (does he ever sleep!?) on the terrace in the morning was delicious and plentiful. Paulo booked an excursion for us for the following day to the Atlas Mountains and a 'Hammam' at the fabulous Bains de Marrakech before personally walking us to the Djemaa el Fna and showing us the signs to lookout for so we could find our way back. We ate dinner at his Italian restaurant in the new city. Delicious and excellent value. He had not pushed it at all - I had read that he also ran an Italian restaurant so asked if we could book a meal. All in all we had a fabulous stay, unlike a previous reviewer, felt perfectly safe walking 'home' at night and found our way easily by following the signs. The warmth and helpfulness of the staff at the Riad could not be faulted. We shall definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed April 2013, 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 March 14, 2013

Down a tiny alleyway, where builders are working, you'd have no idea what lay behind that wooden door at 1st glance! We contacted the owner, Paolo, a week or so before our trip and free transport from the airport was arranged. We were settled into our suites in this beautiful, individual Riad and were the only people there for 2 nights, so we truly felt spoilt, especially by Ishmail, who looked after us like our own personal Butler during our stay. We also had a lovely meal at the Riad on our 1st night. Paolo walked us to the main road and gave us directions and once you have your bearings, it is very easy and safe to get around. Everything is walking distance from the Riad if you stay within the medina and you can easily cab or take a horse drawn carriage to other sights like Morjorelle Gardens. We can also recommend La Maison Arabe for a special meal and a wonderful setting. Kozybar is lovely for a sundowner. We also used the Hammam 'Les Bains de Marrakech' - sheer luzury! The Jewish quarter is also very interesting. Be warned that you'll be advised that different routes are closed or the way to the El Badi Palace is that way, then left, then right... all with the intention of sending you via their shop... but we found it all light hearted and without the hard sell. All in all a great stay and the Riad surpassed our expectations.

Room Tip: We had rooms on the ground floor, the room by the plunge pool is the nicest
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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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
#32 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
#59 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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