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“2 nights at Riad Magellan” 4 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 #55 of 1,054 Marrakech B&B and Inns
London, United Kingdom
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“2 nights at Riad Magellan”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Positives:
Beautiful and clean riad. We felt very welcomed throughout our stay. Breakfast and dinner at the riad was fantastic and the service was top quality. The staff were very friendly and did their utmost to help with our questions despite not speaking very much English. The rose petals which were scattered throughout the room enhanced the romantic ambience of the room.

Negatives:
The riad was located within the medina which meant that it was difficult to get through the labyrinth to the riad after dark. There were flying insects in the courtyard, probably due to the mini water feature. The bathroom of the room which we chose was small. The staff gave poor recommendations on restaurants (Le Toubkal). I have given feedback to the owner of the riad and he has addressed the issue promptly.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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    5 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

We have just returned from a 7 night stay at Riad Megallan to celebrate a milestone birthday for Mrs H, ha, ha, say no more!. We made the booking based on a family recommendation. How best to sum up the Riad, a calm amongst the noise and madness that is Marrakech from 5am till late. The green room was lovely, the breakfast was filling and a good start to every day, and the roof terrace has amazing views over the city and mosques to the Atlas mountains. Philippe and the staff made sure the experience was the best it could be from the Babs, the barrow man and the journey of 100 alleys to Day 7. Thankyou Phillipe and all the staff at Riad Megallen, a worthy 2012 TripAdvisor Riad winner.

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  • Stayed February 2013, 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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Swansea, Wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

For a couple of pensioners deciding to stay in the heart of the Medina in Marrakech was always going to be a bit of a step into the exotic other, but the Riad Magellan turned out to be as welcoming as we could have hoped for. Everything was just right – the comfortable en suite with festively scattered rose petals for arrival, the wonderful (and healthy!) breakfasts in the courtyard, the roaring wood fire for the cold evenings, the view of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains from the roof terrace. Best of all was the help and advice from Philippe and his staff. Our arrival after a snow delayed flight from London was much eased by a waiting taxi and a porter to negotiate the maze of alleyways to the Riad and our departure by bus to Agadir was similarly facilitated. In the meantime we were given all the information we wanted on what to see and how to get around Marrakech, including a guide to escort us to the excellent Villa Flore Restaurant after our arrival. Altogether it turned out to be a very rewarding step into the unknown.

  • Stayed January 2013, 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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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

It was a lovely riad with really friendly staff. I wish we had more time as we would have happily stayed there much longer.
We even got a free cooking class where we learnt how to make amazing salads and a beef tajine, which we had for dinner at candle light near the fire place on our last night. It was wonderful!
It's location is perfect to get around in the Medina.

  • Stayed February 2013, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

Just back from a 5 night stay at Riad Magellan. We had a wonderful trip and loved the Riad so much that my boyfriend proposed on the stunning rooftop late at night!

The staff were attentive without being interfering and the breakfasts were filling, fresh and delicious! We also had dinner in the Riad on our last night which was the best tagine I had in Marrakech and also got to sample some very good Moroccan rose wine.

The Riad location was central, only a few minutes from the main square, but offered a tranquil place of calm. We enjoyed several afternoons relaxing in the Riad, making use of the scabble, chess and books there!

I would definitely recommend to all and I'm sure we'll be back to celebrate an anniversary in the future!!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Carbondale, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

If you are going to Marrakech we highly recommend Riad Magellan. First the Riad is gorgeous and the rooms and common areas stunning. Rose petals float in the fountain in the center of the Riad. The staff is all service and good humor. My son and I are traveling the world for 100 days with the search for the source of the finest spices and herbs as our thread. We stumbled on Riad Magellan, Phillipe and Stephanie's dream riad and lucked out. Phillipe was so generous in helping us find the markets and out lying areas where spices come from and are sold in the souqs. The staff took care of our every need. We also are applying our new found understanding of spices by cooking along the way and we let Phillipe know so the first night he hooked us up with Amina and we helped her prep dinner. Phillipe made sure we got the recipes too. Dinner was THE best meal we had in Morocco. Nothing like home cooking. The atmosphere in the Riad is one of friendship and family and we interacted with the other travelers there as well., We shared day and night time treks out into the souqs and into the city and exchanged stories late into the evening, by the fireplace with wine, of everything from dealing with touts and monkeys on our backs to other places traveled to. One couple from England scoped out all the rooms before they left so they could plan a return to fill the place with all their friends. I can't say enough good about Riad Magellan. Don't miss it.

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  • Stayed January 2013, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Clean, uncluttered balance between traditional Moroccan and contemporary design. Convenient for Djemma el Fna with that important extra of kind and helpful staff and service - and a lovely fire place - believe me you need it on those January nights. Will return.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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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 #55 of 1,054 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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