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“Beautiful Riad” 5 of 5 stars
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Riad Aguerzame
66 Derb Jdid | Douar Graoua, Marrakech 40040, Morocco   |  
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“Beautiful Riad”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

While visiting Marrakesh for the first time in April 2014 we decided to stay in Riad Aguerzame, based on it's great reviews on tripadvisor, and it was a perfect choice.
The riad itself is a beautiful and quiet oasis right in the middle of this bustling city.
We booked the patio room which was a bit cheaper and a little dark, since it was located on the ground floor with the windows facing the inner courtyard, but nonetheless a great, comfy room with the benefits of being able to have breakfast right outside our door.
Aside from the riads cleanliness, it's moroccan charm and welcoming interior, the best part about this riad was Aziz, probably the most friendly host we have ever met. He was always there and able to help us with all upcoming issues or just to have a chat with him.
We'd sure love to come back some day,
Dennis and Johanna

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Our stay at Riad Aguerzame was amazing. We stayed there 3 nights after doing a tour of Morocco and wanted to stay in the Marrakech medina. I was so happy I booked us here, especially after our last night of the tour we stayed a a disappointing, vey western, large hotel in the new city of Marrakech. The Riad, in contrast, was our own little paradise! Laurent was very helpful with the booking, and Aziz took great care of us while we were there! Aziz greeted us with a wonderful tour and introduction to Marrakech, which included walking us into the central square. Every single recommendation he provided for lunch/dinner spots was amazing (we tried 1 lunch, 2 dinner, and 1 just for a drink), so be sure to listen to his recs! We also did the dinner in the Riad one night, which made for a nice romantic evening. There were also so many wonderful bonuses to the stay that it really felt personal and relaxing - in addition to the breakfast that was included, water/tea/orange juice were available free of charge anytime and Aziz also did our laundry for no charge. It was a great spot to settle for a few days and not stress. Highly recommended to anyone considering Marrakech.

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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We stayed here in July, which was a hot time, but the Riad is nice and cool and although it does not have a pool you have access to one a couple of minutes away. The free fresh orange juice, beer and water helps to.

the Riad is lovely, and the staff amazing. Aziz was worth his weight in gold with his tips of bartering in the Souks and how much items can actually be bought for. This helped us get items down from 1,200dh to 220dh!

I highly recommend this place, just make sure you speak to Aziz for his local knowledge.

Room Tip: Ask Aziz as many questions as possible.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My girlfriend and I stayed for 7 nights in the Riad and it was exceptional. There is a reason that this Riad has won awards for the last two years - the level of service offered by the staff, in particular Aziz, is outstanding.

Arriving late on a Monday evening we were greeted by Aziz with a lovely traditional Moroccan meal. He then showed us a map of the area, highlighting the areas to visit and restaurants to try. He also offered us several activities - trips to the Atlas Mountains, hammam massages, camel rides etc but there was no hard sell which was pleasant. After this he gave us a personal tour to the main square to help us get our bearings.

The room was everything you need - not large or well equipped by western hotel standards but why would you need that here?! The bed was comfy and the shower was always hot and powerful. The AC was effective. The courtyard of the riad is a lovely environment to relax in with the complementary orange juice, mint tea or cold water. The terrace was likewise a nice place to sit out in the evening.

Food at the Riad is very good - breakfast is very tasty and the staff are very accommodating as to when you want to get up and eat! We ate dinner here twice - on our first and last night. Both times it was really good; better than some restaurants! The wine served was also nice.

Aziz organised a trip to the Atlas Mountains for us. The guide was very good, despite being ill! We visited a Berber house where we were entertained with bread, olive oil and mint tea. Lunch was then served further along the trek; traditional tagine, vegetables and couscous. For just €50 per person including transport, food etc you really can't go wrong!

On the last day Aziz showed us how to make mint tea Moroccan style as we had acquired a tea pot to take home with us, which was very kind.

Overall we were so pleased we trusted the reviews and came here, if we choose to return to Marrakech we would without a doubt be returning to this Riad. Thank you Aziz!

Stayed August 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

Thank you Aziz and colleagues, your hospitality and kindness was fantastic. Would definitely recommend Riad Aguerzame. Thank you for a memorable trip to Marrakech Aziz spent time explaining the sites and whereabouts of worthwhile local areas to visit. He organised trips and taxis. We visited the Beldi Country club and quad biked in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, both amazing. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff at the Riad Aguerzame and the excellent reviews on trip advisor were spot on

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We had an amazing three night stay at Riad Aguerzame. The riad is a calm oasis in the middle of Marrakech and the location is excellent ... but what really makes this a unique place to stay is the attention shown by Aziz, Aziza and the rest of the staff. They are truly wonderful people. We had two different rooms upstairs; one for myself and my husband and another for our 2 teenagers and my mom-in-law. Aziz took the time to carefully go over the map with us (again and again) and Aziza was kind enough to show us how to make a chicken tagine and that amazing sweet mint tea. Aziz arranged for everything we wanted to do, which included a day trip to Essaouira, a morning trip to ride camels, and a hammam experience for me and my husband. The care shown by Aziz and Aziza (along with their patience in answering our numerous questions) and being able to return to this oasis of calm after experiencing the wonderful chaos of the souks and Jemaa El Fna made this a stay we will never forget.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

What can I say?

A MASSIVE MASSIVE thank you to Aziz, Aziza (hope that is how it's spelt), Leyla and Said - You all are beautiful people, so welcoming and kind. (There is nothing these people can't do for you.)

Believe every good review you read, it is all true so I won't repeat it all. It was a breathe of fresh air coming back to this Riad each day to relax, being greeted with smiley faces and always offered free tea, coffee, water, orange juice, chat and laughs. :)

The Riad is a hidden gem and absolutely stunning. The owner Laurent has a lot to thank his staff for - they make the Riad special. If I ever return, this is where I will stay.

PS: Thank you Aziz for stocking up on the cold beers for us and sorry we drank every last one... but we are IRISH!! HAHA :)

Caroline Kennedy (Ireland)

Room Tip: Pick a room on the 1st floor for beautiful views over the courtyard while breakfast is being set.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 66 Derb Jdid | Douar Graoua, Marrakech 40040, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
#5 Family Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the medina of Marrakesh, close to Moulay Idriss’s Palace, the Riad Aguerzame,, entirely restored keeping pure Moroccan traditions, welcomes you to change marrakchi for a night or more. Very easy to arrive and near Marrakesh’s main square Jemaa El-Fna, the Riad is just a step away from several palaces and museums in Marrakesh. Riad Aguerzame will make you experience the magnetism of exquisite eastern life. We offer great ambiance in our cool patio under orange trees. ... more   less 
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