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“Excellent especially compared to another Top 50 Riad!” 5 of 5 stars
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Riad Maizie
95 Derb el Cadi | Azbezt, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #708 of 1,134 Marrakech B&B and Inns
London
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Excellent especially compared to another Top 50 Riad!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

I stayed in Riad Maizie with five friends in Nov 2010 and our stay was excellent. I have just returned from another stay in a different Riad chosen by my partner as a special birthday treat and now I have something to compare it with!

Riad Maizie has an enormous and really beautiful, well laid out roof garden and terraces that were abundant with well loved lush plants and flowers. We loved all the exterior spaces in the Riad, as we did the internal. But if either isn’t right then it can make a big difference to your holiday as you naturally spend a lot of time outdoors.

The breakfasts were delicious: tea and coffee were served in tradition Moroccan tea and coffee pots, fresh orange juice, an abundance of Moroccan pancakes, fresh fruit salad, yogurt, various cheeses, and the scrambled eggs where simply divine, and plenty of French bread should you wish. You also had the choice of a myriad of herbal teas and speciality teas including Earl Grey.
The Riad Maizie staff Hisham, Amal and Neza could not have made us feel more comfortable or welcome, they all used their initiative and anticipated our every need.

The only thing I did not like was there was no running water in any of the fountains at the time! On the first floor of the Riad is a very spacious terrace in front of the Pink Room which was great for relaxing and partying!!!

This Riad is in the South Medina and is better maintained than the North Medina, cleaner and feels safer, although you are safe in either.

I cannot recommend Riad Maizie highly enough after spending a week in another Riad that is in the Top 50 Marrakech Riad list on Trip Advisor. I also cannot understand why Riad Maizie ranks only #485! If you want to be well looked after and have a really special holiday in Marrakech then STAY at Riad Maizie.

Room Tip: We hired the whole Riad for a week and all the rooms were great but my favourites were the Doueria a...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

We only found this Riad whilst reading Cinnamon City by Miranda Innes in Essaouria so it was serendipity that we should have had the pleasure of staying for one night in the Doueria.

Will was an amazingly welcoming host and made our life easy from the time that we arrived at the Supratours terminal to our departure at the airport.

The breakfast was fantastic and we particularly enjoyed the fresh squeezed juices.

Our room was comfortable and we loved the linen sheets!

We managed to relax for a short while on the roof terrace in both the sun and shade surrounded by beautiful plants, a little haven.

Many thanks for ensuring we had a great stay, we would love to return for a longer stay.

  • Stayed October 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

Where do i begin??

Not only is the Riad beautiful but the hosts are just as wonderful. The location of the Riad is right in the heart of this city, a 5 minute walk through the souks and you're slap bang in the middle of the square where the night comes alive with everything!!! Ive stayed there twice now and its as endearing as always.......Beautiful rooms, Stunning Roof terrace where good food is served up in the mornings and lunch and dinner is also served if needed......The house sitters are truelly amazing and inventive in the kitchen!!!.........Looking forward to Returning x

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 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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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2011

I stayed at Riad Maizie earlier this month with my boyfriend for 3 nights. We stayed in the Doueria room which was beautiful (a/c a cool relief!), lovely bathroom, just what we wanted. Will was so nice and welcoming, and shows every guest upon arrival how to get to the Jemaa Fna (so you dont get lost!) - he took us through the souks and shared his knowledge with us, which was greatly appreciated. Food was delicious, breakfast was very good (wonderful pancakes) and one evening we enjoyed dinner on the terrace. Very good value for money and just what we wanted (don't miss the lamb with prunes and almonds!) Overall, great location, beautiful roof terrace, wonderful staff and owners, great food and just what we wanted on a short trip to the beautiful city of Marrakesh :)

Room Tip: The Doueria suite had a/c, its own access to the terrace and a bathtub to die for!
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  • Stayed October 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2011

Great staff Great breakfast Great views from the rooftop.
Unfortunately didn't get to meet the owners but our hosts were just perfect.
I'd recommend getting a pre booked taxi as I doubt I would have found the place otherwise.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2011

The upstairs rooms were fine, but the 2 rooms downstairs were not up to the mark. no AC in all rooms. the downstairs room AC was not great. the staff were very polite and obliging. breakfast average.this riad is meant for backpackers and young couple. long walk from the square to get to this riad.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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leovw, Public Relations Manager at Riad Maizie, responded to this review, June 1, 2011
Thank you for your input but please note:

1 - We clearly state on our website the rooms with and without AC.

2 - The majority of people who stay in our Riad are very complementary about our traditional Moroccan breakfasts.

3 - The Riad is in no way intended for backpackers and young people (although they are welcome), our clientele vary from young families to retired couples. We offer a tranquil glimpse of traditional Moroccan Riad life.

4 - As stated all over our website it is a 10 minute walk to the square and 5 minutes to the main souks.

Also I would like to say having looked at all your other reviews - You seem to be able to find fault where others find happiness. I am sorry your experiences fall short of your expectations.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2011

My husband and I stayed at Riad Maizie very recently 27th March to 3 April 2011. We were made thoroughly welcome. Even on the evening of our arrival there was a wonderful meal prepared for us. A caring forethought on the part of Will our host at the Riad. Breakfasts on the roof were sublime even down to how you prefered your eggs. They were always exactly right. Evenings in the courtyard were a happening in their own right! Obviously the staff take great pride in making your stay as perfect as they can. We learnt a lot about an enticing country and wonderful, thoughtful people too. We will defintly be returning.

Room Tip: Great value for money, authentic, and hospitable,
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  • Stayed March 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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Address: 95 Derb el Cadi | Azbezt, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #708 of 1,134 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Riad Maizie is a traditional Morroccan Riad, lovingly restored by the writer Miranda Innes, which offers a tranquil and stunning base for your explorations of amazing Marrakech. Only five-minutes walk from the souks and ten from the wonders of Djemaa el Fna. Soak in the warm north-African sun up on the roof terrace, cool down by the fountain in the courtyard and eat some of the best tagine Marrakech has to offer. ... more   less 
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