Riad Magi is run by a British owner and the staff has a good understanding of the English language, which makes communication easy and without many errors.
The riad is located right near the main square in the Medina. It is easy to find, once you have found it. It is advisable to have you picked up on the square on arrival, so the staff can show you the way.
The riad is beautiful and everything is spotlessly clean. The rooms are big enough. The beds - at least the one we had - were very, very hard, so you might need to get used to that. One disadvantage is the privacy level; given the small size of the Riad (6 rooms) and the lack of isolation, every sound you make can be heard by the other guests, like the flushing of the toilet.
The staff is helpful, but keep in mind that -like everything in Marrakech- they get commission on activities they book for you. In most instances, their advise is not a problem, but we had one occasion where the staff booked a different agent for the activity than we had chosen: the activity was alas not what we expected. Also keep in mind that they don't have always the best prices available; a taxi can be rented much cheaper after some bargaining than if you arrange it via the hotel .
If you book a restaurant through their staff, ask if they can accompany you towards the restaurant. This will make your navigation through the small medina streets much much easier.
Breakfast is OK, although choice is limited and not varied widely during our stay. We had dinner in the hotel once and the food and preparation was excellent, comparable to the better restaurants in the city. In the Riad Wifi is available, although not in your room.
So depending on your type of visit, this riad may be a good choice. Ideal for exploring the medina, not so ideal if you'd like some privacy during your stay.
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- Also Known As:
- Riad Magi Hotel Marrakech