We were a group of 9 seasoned travellers who made our way to Morocco for a birthday bash. Marrakech can be a crazy and overwhelming place to land, but we loved every minute of it. A key feature of this was our stay at Riad Aguaviva.
Aside from being a truly beautiful building, the service we received was simply outstanding. The riad is around 15 mins meandering north of the main square, which means that you need to walk through authentic Marrakech before arriving at the tourist heart. We all agreed that this was a real plus as we saw (and smelt!) the city as it truly was.
Aguaviva is a gem of a place. Classily decorated with a glorious plunge pool and cool inviting interiors. The breakfasts were plentiful and different each morning, with sweet orange juice and delicious coffee flowing plentifully on the rooftop terrace.
As we were such a big party we stayed in pretty much every room and each was carefully appointed with lovely furniture and stylish objects.
To be fair though, despite the loveliness of the building, it was the magnificent service that really stayed with us. Manel, David and their team couldn't have been more attentive. Each day they suggested things for us to do and then went out of their way to ensure that we were having a good time. This sort of hospitality is very rare and we were made to feel very special guests because of their kindness. Sara was a real gem, an attentive hostess with great ideas and an infectious laugh, who made our stay all the better.
It's little wonder this place gets such a great write up on Tripadvisor. It deserves it. Now I have stayed I can see what the fuss is about and it's all warranted. This riad is one of a kind and if you want a luxurious but affordable stay in Marrakech anytime soon, then get booking. You won't regret it.
- Also Known As:
- Riad Aguaviva Hotel
- Riad Aguaviva Hotel Marrakech
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Charming Riad in a traditional and quiet neighbourhood in the Medina. A place to relax after an exhausting day in Marrakech. ... more less