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“Riad with great location and extremely helpful staff” 5 of 5 stars
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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 #54 of 1,066 Marrakech B&B and Inns
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“Riad with great location and extremely helpful staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013 via mobile

We celebrated our wedding in Marrakech and Stéphanie and Philippe went far beyond just being helpful. Stéphanie has lots of experience with weddings in Marrakech, and made our preparation so much easier, introducing us to suppliers, venues and touring the medina with us, as well as giving us ideas and pointers along the way. Additionally Philippe not only took care of some of our guests who stayed in Magellan, but also took responsibility for putting the rest of our guests in various riads in the same area in the medina and was their point of contact. They also helped us with organizing transport for our guests between the various venues during our wedding celebration. In short, no request was too big!

Our guests had nothing but praise for the staff and Philippe, an excellent place to stay for anyone who wants to experience the medina according to their wishes! Philippe has a wonderful way of understanding what a guest is like, what kind of restaurant he/she would appreciate and what activities to partake in.

Aside from the excellent and friendly service, the rooms are beautiful as is the Riad itself and offers absolutely amazing value for money! We would recommend Magellan highly to anyone looking to have the "real" Marrakech experience!

Thanks again for all your help Stéphanie and Philippe!

  • Stayed September 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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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

We spent 5 days in Riad Magellan during Christmas break. 100% Hit! The bedrooms are decorated with great taste and the patio is magical...
It is located in the best area of the Medina: quiet, close to very good restaurants and the souks and an easy way out of town…. The staff is very helpful and professional. Philippe, the owner, makes you feel at home and is of great advice for restaurants, places to visit or trips out of the city. He definitely contributed to this great week in Marrakech.

  • Stayed December 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

This is a great place with very attentive staff who have lots of advice and provide great service. The communal areas are fantastic - we had dinner one night by the open fire which was absolutely delicious. The table had been decorated with rose petals, candles and looked magical. In the mornings we had breakfast on the rooftop terrace in the sun and despite being right in the middle of the Medina it is incredibly tranquil. Philippe goes above and beyond providing great travel advice and recommendations for not just Marrakech but Morocco too. We highly recommend this riad for a relaxing and delightful holiday.

Room Tip: Choose rooms on the first floor as they are quieter.
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  • 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

If you look for a real Medina experience. If you want to stay in a beautiful, warm, elegant, clean riad. If you want to be able to go back to a bubble of peace and harmony after venturing the loud and sometimes chaotic streets of Marrakesh. If you want to be treated like you are an old family friend. Then, check out Philippe and Stephanie's riad. You won't regret it.
Having breakfast on the roof is a treat.
Philippe took the time to welcome us and to give us really good tips on how to make our stay in Marroco amazing. Some people just know how to run a facility and do it with grace and talent. Thank you!!!!

  • Stayed December 2012, 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
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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

Stayed at Riad Magellan over a weekend during my first visit to Marrakech. Owner Philippe was extremely helpful when we arrived, giving us a map that became our survival tool to not getting lost in the maze of narrow, winding streets! His recommendations of places to see and where to eat and drink were also greatly appreciated. The riad is in an excellent location, with everything you want to see within just a few minutes walking distance. The riad is charming and the rooms are very comfortable and provide excellent value for money! All the staff were extremely courteous and nothing was too much trouble. Thank you for a fabulous stay!

  • Stayed December 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 December 12, 2012

We spent three nights in December in Riad Magellan and had a wonderful time. The breakfast was great; my daughter loved the orange juice and fresh yoghurt. Phillipe was a great host who showed us how to navigate the medina and even took us on foot to the souk where they sell slippers we were looking for. The dinner at the Riad on the night of our arrival was also worth it. One word of advice would be to spend the 15 euros for the transfer from the airport to the hotel; it would have been impossible for us to find the hotel the first time by ourselves in the maze that is Medina. Start your vacation right by using this service. Also, go to sleep early because the call to prayers from the nearby Mouassine mosque will probably wake you up at 5:30. I thought that the call was beautiful and a complete cultural experience. You will hear this any place you stay in Medina. You could stay at Gueliz to avoid it, but then you would be missing the essence of Marrakech.

This place deserves all the accolades it gets.

Room Tip: Red room was great for a family of three.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

The Riad Magellan is a wonderful oasis in the middle of the Medina of Marrakech. Excellent location, walking distance from the main must see in Marrakech.The service is impeccable and the sfaff very friendly ready to help you with information and practical arrangements. the Riad itself is beautifully decorated with attention to details, definitively it is very good value for money. the room rate includes a nice Moroccan typcal breakfast. My friends and I spent a magical weekend in Marrakech and we will definitifely choose Riad Magellan again next time.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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
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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
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Ranked #54 of 1,066 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Riad Magellan 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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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