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Riad Magi
79 Derb Moulay Abdul Kader, Derb Dabachi | Medina, Marrakech, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #591 of 1,053 Marrakech B&B and Inns
London
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Best breakfast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2007

I absolutely loved this riad. We struggled to get rooms in the ones recommended by our guide book, and were very happy to get in here for one night. But afterwards we wished we had stayed there for the entire week. The service was very personal and warm and friendly. The room we got was very charming. And I absolutely LOVED the breakfast. Everything was fresh: the yoghurt seemed home made, the croissants were huge, the coffe yummy, lovely pancakes.... If they'd added a bit of fruit I certainly would have gone to heaven.

  • Liked — Their breakfast
  • Stayed December 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Aussie in London
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4 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2007

Was a lovely riad - very close to the souks and room was lovely and quite. However we were a bit disappointed when the bill arrived with an extra 10% added onto the top for VAT. We stayed at Magi at the end of our trip around Morocco and this was the first place that had charged VAT on top of the advertised price!! Could be a problem if you are on a tight budget. Otherwise the riad and food were lovely and the service was very good.

  • Liked — Rooms were large and comfortable
  • Stayed November 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2006

I have stayed at the wonderful Riad Magi twice, so the place now feels like home. The peace and tranquility offered just moments from the hussle and bussle of the Jemna al Fna is truely magical.

The courtyard with its orange trees and fountain(and the odd pet cameleon) is a perfect place to sample the best breakfast in Marrakech. The roof terrace is a great place to listen to the call to prayer sounding out accross the city, and maybe have a pre dinner drink.

The rooms are individually decorated and each have their own unique moroccan twist.

Staying in a riad is not like staying in a hotel. It can feel like communal living, and you will bump into and hear your fellow guests opposite the courtyard. So may not be for everyone.

The team at Magi are great and will help you find restaurants and arrange excursions. And if you stay when Madame Maggie is in town you can quickly become part of her amazing circle of life!

  • Liked — The atmosphere
  • Disliked — Overhearing fellow guests
  • Tips/Secrets — Go with the flow
  • Stayed November 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2006

Riad Magi exemplifies the magic of the riad experience. Its simple elegance, serene courtyard, charming rooms, and, above all, welcoming staff provide a hidden sanctuary within the walls of Marrakech's vibrant medina. The riad is located just a few steps from Djema al-Fnaa (Marrakech's main square). We stayed at the riad for a total of four nights in April 2006, spread out over the course of a week (we used Marrakech as a base to visit other cities in Morocco). Riad Magi was extremely flexible in accommodating us (3 persons) and as a result we saw all but one of the six rooms. The rooms, each with its own bath, are comfortable and individually decorated with warm colors and local furnishings. The rooms vary in size and face the open interior tree-filled tiled courtyard, in which fresh rose petals are scattered daily. The staff -- Ibrahim, Abdul, and Hadassah -- were very friendly and arranged for guides and restaurant recommendations / reservations. Ibrahim even went to the train station to pick up our train tickets the night before an early departure. Breakfast (prepared by Hadassah) was included and consisted of both Moroccan and Continental foods. It was consistently delicious and Riad Magi's mint tea was the best we tasted anywhere! From our experience, we suggest that you ask to have someone from the staff come to meet you at a designated spot upon arrival as the riad's location is not immediately obvious. We would definitely stay at Riad Magi again.

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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2006

We stayed in this delighful riad for just 2 days, but we were made most welcome by Maggie and her team. Staying there enabled us more quickly to grasp what Marrakech is all about, be told a little about the city - not the kinds of things you find inthe guide books. The breakfasts are sublime - and so much to eat. The vanilla yoghurt has to be recommended!

I would heartily recommend this riad to anyone seeking calm and tranqulity in Marrakech; it will give you an insight into life in Marrakech which you do not get in hotels, be they budget or 4 star

Stayed May 2006
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Address: 79 Derb Moulay Abdul Kader, Derb Dabachi | Medina, Marrakech, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
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Ranked #591 of 1,053 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
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