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Riad Argan
4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   33, derb Zenka Dika | Marrakech Medina, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #13 of 1,037 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Wisbech
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“Outstanding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

My friend and l stayed four nights at the Riad Argan. From the moment we were met by Francoise who was so helpful it made us feel completely at ease. We didn't realise how much we would enjoy our stay. Salah and Kadesha particularly were brilliant as were all the staff. Kadesha took us to a market to buy food for a meal that we would help to prepare and she showed us how make a beautiful meal. The rooms were calming, clean and tidy. Breakfast was good quality and generous continental style. Francoise helped us with our tour need and Yusef the driver was very helpful in our trip into the Atlas Mountains. The whole stay was made much greater by the staff being such good fun.
A stunning and lovely time - a giggle per minute all round.

  • Stayed December 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

My daughters arranged this surprise trip to Marrakesh as a birthday gift and we had a wonderfull time. Riad Argan was just perfect, they could not have been more helpful and provided a wonderful oasis of calm from the madness that is Marrakesh. The riad is located right in the heart of the Medina and was the perfect location for exploring the souks and other places of interest.
Our hosts at Riad Argan arranged for us to be collected from the airport and also provided an excellent evening meal on our first night. The staff were friendly and attentive without being intrusive and gave us helpful advice about how to navigate the labyrinth of alleys and narrow streets of the Medina. We had a crash course in local customs and etiquette (including bartering) which was invaluable.
My highlight of the trip was visiting the Hammam, arranged at a very good rate by Francois. After a busy day exploring the city, this was the perfect way to chill out, especially as the Hammam was almost next-door to the Riad!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Stockholm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

Marrakesh is nuts. That's why we love it. But for some it can be too much. With Riad Argan we had a calm oasis, away from the wonderful madness of the souqs and the Djema El-Fna.
Instantly, upon stepping inside, you are greeted with genuine smiles and a willingness to help make your stay the best it can be.
Service above and beyond the call of duty, wherever needed.
Francoise, the charming owner, organised a cooking course with a third party for us at a drop's notice, leaving us with time to stroll the medina streets and soak up the sights.
Half way through our Marrakesh stay we disappeared to the desert for a few days. Unfortunately Riad Argan was fully booked for our return but Francoise arranged for our luggage to be delivered to our new Riad, and it was there in our room floor upon returning from the Sahara.
The little extra bits of service are endless. So helpful, but certainly not intrusive.
Francoise, thank you SO MUCH!

  • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

We spent 7 hugely enjoyable days at Riad Argan. The Riad has been built with remarkable style and panache. The reception area wth it's pool and seating area in Berber style. One is really transported into the world of the Marrakechi Medina. The rooms comfortable with large beds; comfortable seating area. Beautiful rooftop area for dining or simply reading and sunbathing with views to the Atlas Mountains. .
The best part however is the personal welcoming style of owner-operators Bernard and Francoise Bigaud and their staff of 3 charming Marrakechi young ladies for whom no request appears impossible. Guests are met at the airport. Tours arranged. Sight seeing or shopping advice given and problems solved. A generous breakfast is included. Evening meals by arrangement.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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 30, 2012

My friend and I stayed in this lovely Riad in September for 4 nights. Francoise and her lovely staff were absolutely wonderful in making us feel right at home. We stayed at the Room Pivoine which was comfortable and beautiful. The toiletries provided had such wonderful scents. Our breakfasts could be served at any time either on the roof or in the atrium. I would highly recommend setting up a home-cooked dinner there - we had ours' on the roof and it was the best meal that we had in Marrakesh!

Marrakesh is a very hectic city but Francoise and her staff do their best to help us navigate around - from arranging airport transfers / walking us personally to Jemaa al Fna on the 1st day while pointing out banks, currency exchange, etc / and even walking us personally to the hammam on another day when we were unsure of the way. Everyone really went above and beyond and it really was our little oasis there.

  • Stayed September 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Riad Argan has a good location and its owner and the staff are extremely helpful and caring. Rooms are very stylish and nicely decorated but also a bit small. Breakfast could be a bit more rich (no eggs for example). We would recommend this Riad due to excellent location, good service and cleanliness and nevertheless because of the lovely staff. Riad Argan gives you somehow the impression of 1001 nights.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

My mother and I stayed at this beautiful riad for 4 nights before our desert tour. Francoise and her charming attentive staff could not have been friendlier and more obliging - it always felt like nothing was too much trouble. Breakfasts were absolutely divine and of much much higher quality than some of the 5 star expensive riads we later stayed at in our trip. As was the delicious dinner, which we highly recommend for peaceful calm nights on the terrace and Moroccan cooking at its best.
On our first morning we went out to explore the souks, and 10 minutes or more after leaving the riad we stopped to get our bearings. Suddenly Francoise was upon us, having clearly chased us down as we marched through the alleyways at breakneck speed - all to ask us if we had had a good first night and were alright!! I can only imagine if we hadn't stopped to check a streetsign and carried on, she may have chased us all morning through the overcrowded streets of the medina just to be courteous. That just exemplifies the kind of top notch service and human kindness the staff at the argan show their guests.
Francoise even called our tour company the day before our departure to check they knew where the riad was and to confirm all the details of our pick up - something the company director told us the next day had never before happened from any riad in Marrakech. Francoise and her entire staff go far beyond the call of duty time and time again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 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: 33, derb Zenka Dika | Marrakech Medina, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 1,037 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Riad Argan 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
RIAD ARGAN is situated in the heart of Marrakech one of Morocco's most important cultural centers, walking distance to the famous place jamaa El Fna.Accommodation: Three storey Riad: Ground floor: 2 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms, dinning area, living area and dipping pool. Second floor: 3 bedrooms with 3 bathrooms Third floor: a beautiful spacious roof terrace which one can enjoy the evening breeze; Our chef can prepare Moroccan dishes at your request.It's decoration and spirit will make you feel in harmony and a profound feeling of tranquility. ... more   less 
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