I will start by simply reiterating the rest of the reviews and stating that Aziz's wonderful attitude and service orientation is the core reason that Aguerzame is a wonderful choice for a Marrakech visit. It's location is central and the place is very quiet despite that. A great launching pad for Jemaa Al'Fna and the souks and government market. Also for Atlas mountain tours, and probably those to the coast as well, which Aziz will make sure you get a reasonable price and a good guide for. Highly recommend those trips. The price is reasonable as well, and I would suggest taking the add on for airport transfers and the first meal upon arrival. Their cook is excellent, and any additional meals are likely to be wonderful as well. My mouth waters at the thought of her tagine, definitely the best we experienced in our 3 days. The rooms were comfortable and clean, and would suggest the 2nd floor for a bit of privacy.
A few qualifications to my generally positive view: The location is a positive, but you need to be prepared for the surroundings to be a bit messy as this is the real old city center, not a 5 star resort area. In the end, it was a positive addition, but a bit of an adjustment initially. The rooms are nice, but not super luxurious. The breakfast is great for tea, juice, bread and cake, but no eggs or other hot dishes.
As many have noted, pay no attention to the young boys and men who constantly try to stop you from taking the easy way to the Jemma area with claims of only Muslims allowed due to prayer time or it being closed. Not sure what their scam is, just say "La, shook-run" (No, thank you in Arabic), and keep moving. This is a bit of a theme outside the riad, quite a few price gougers and scam artists, as is often the case across Marrakech and other tourist dependent spots across the world. Try to get Aziz's advice on pricing and good spots, but there is good info on TA regarding the good restaurants and attractions if you take the time to read reviews from regular travelers among the top 30 or so in each category.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Riad Aguerzame Marrakech
- Riad Aguerzame Hotel Marrakech