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Riad Magellan
3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   62 derb el Hammam | Mouassine, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #55 of 1,037 Marrakech B&B and Inns
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Excellent Riad”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

We have spent 4 nights in this Riad. Philippe, the owner, and the rest of the staff have provided the best possible service. It is in an excellent location, moments away from the main square Djama el Fna. Relaxed atmosphere, good breakfast. Strongly recommend it!

Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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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
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

Riad Magellan offered an ideal welcome for our introduction to Morocco. Philippe and his staff were attentive to our needs including arranging transfers, offering good recommendations, and even bringing coffee to our room. The accommodations are very comfortable; and the food delicious. In addition to a wonderful breakfast, our group enjoyed a traditional Moroccan dinner which we watched being prepared at the property, a calm oasis only steps from all the activity of the medina.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

In my opinion I think that when you are trying to take care of to many things (or places) at the same time, you can't give a good service to everyone. The two ladies that work there in the morning are fabulous and the breakfast was exquisite.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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magelma, Propriétaire at Riad Magellan, responded to this review, July 21, 2012
Dear Guest,


I would like you to understand that dropping such a review is not only destroying our efforts to maintain our business in a very tough market, but is also bringing not value for other travellers: the only thing you said about out Riad was that the staff was nice and breakfast excellent, and you gave us the worst quote possible! How could future guests use that review for their selection process and how could we improve our standards if there are not factual elements?

This is so abstract that I have a strong presumption that this review could be a fake one... Which would not be the first time.

Philippe - Owner of Riad Magellan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012 via mobile

What a wonderful and idyllic riad in the heart of Marrakech! Phillipe, the owner, was extremely helpful; he gave us recommendations, checked on us daily and even guided us to a restaurant he recommended when we got lost. It was a great experience and I would definitely stay here upon my return.

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 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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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

Lovely welcoming email on booking from the owner, Phillippe, to organise transport and a meal if we wanted it. Attractive cool and calm and clean interesting place to stay in the heart of things with lovely welcoming helpful staff.Lots of attention to detail, tea when we arrived, time allowed to chill out and a very helpful map and pen supplied with lots of great advice about attractions, how to get there etc. Room mix up (double instead of twin) immiately rectified, must to my mate and I's relief. The clean spacious room, shower with soap and hand and bath towels and air con made for a comfortable stay. Mattress was harder than I'm use but that's personal preference. A good start to the day breakfast, fresh orange, coffee/tea, fresh fruit, yoghurt, dates, bread and honey,jam etc and panckes or something similar each morning.
Riad recommended restaurant 'les terrace de epieces' ten minutes away, good value for money and lovely setting on the rooftops. Being able to pay for the Riad in a mixture of local currency and euros was great. Would recommend it to friends, not something I do lightly and stay there again without hesitation. It made our trip thank you.

Room Tip: We stayed on the second floor, probably gave us more privacy than if you were on the ground? lovely...
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  • Stayed May 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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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

We (3 women) stayed here for 3 nights and could not have asked for a better experience. The location is perfect, central to everything, and the rooms are spacious and beautiful. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful, going above and beyond. They arranged for our transportation to and from the Riad, provided us with excellent recommendations and made us feel very welcomed and at home. We would absolutely stay here again. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed May 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
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USA
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

Beautiful and well-run riad. I was a woman traveling alone and all the staff was incredibly helpful in terms of sightseeing, lunch/dinner, and hammam recommendations, booking a desert excursion, and airport transport. It is also very centrally located. Highly recommended!

Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
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Address: 62 derb el Hammam | Mouassine, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #55 of 1,037 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Riad Magellan 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Elegant Riad located in the best district of the Medina (Mouassine), 6 minutes walking distance from Jemaa el Fna main square: 6 en-suite rooms in a casual atmosphere mixing traditional elements and contemporary furniture. ... more   less 
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