Booked as part of a 3 night stay at beginning of November 2012. First thing to do to get holiday off to sound start is to book free airport shuttle. Contacted Riad via email a few days before and minibus at the airport as arranged. Once you get to know your way around then the ways to and from the main attractions are easy enough to cope with but for a first timer here it's a daunting challenge.Rooms are more than adequate being good size and well equipped - safe, mini bar, en-suite, spacious and typically and elegantly decorated. Stand out feature is the helpfulness of all - from Paolo and all the team. Nothing is too much trouble - this included a walk around to a few restaurants to get me a table for my first night there. My tip for a first-timer to Marrakech is to book a dinner for that first evening at the Riad and be more adventurous later in your stay. I didn't have dinner here but an English couple who the foresight to pre-book said it was very good. Breakfast was consistently good with fresh orange juice, yoghurt, bread, cakes and different types of pancake, fruit and tea or coffee. I had to turn down the option of an omelette.
If you got back early - and 6 hours on foot is enough for me then of course tea or coffee is available. Staff are ever willing to organise a guide or give local advice on places to go / see / eat etc. It really is a pleasant change. Minibus for my trip back to the airport was there 10 mins before booked time - again organised and included in the package from the Riad 58 Blu. Nearby (just around the corner) restaurant which is a must go is the Pepe Nero - will do separate review later but it's not judged to be the second bast restaurant on Trip Advisor for nothing.
Many thanks to all at the Riad 58 Blu - a surprisingly attractive building once inside - hope to stay again soon.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enter Riad 58 blu, discover this little treasure, this relaxing oasis in the very earth of the lively medina, just a few steps from the excitement of the famous Jema el Fna square.Let yourself be captivated by the magic of its Moorish style and by the warm welcome of Paolo and Cinzia: Paolo Lombatti, its Italian owner who, after ten years experience in Morocco, will suggest you to take advantage of your stay in Marrakech and how to discover its surroundings. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riad 58 Blu Marrakech
- Riad 58 Blu Hotel Marrakech