I stayed in Riad Maizie with five friends in Nov 2010 and our stay was excellent. I have just returned from another stay in a different Riad chosen by my partner as a special birthday treat and now I have something to compare it with!
Riad Maizie has an enormous and really beautiful, well laid out roof garden and terraces that were abundant with well loved lush plants and flowers. We loved all the exterior spaces in the Riad, as we did the internal. But if either isn’t right then it can make a big difference to your holiday as you naturally spend a lot of time outdoors.
The breakfasts were delicious: tea and coffee were served in tradition Moroccan tea and coffee pots, fresh orange juice, an abundance of Moroccan pancakes, fresh fruit salad, yogurt, various cheeses, and the scrambled eggs where simply divine, and plenty of French bread should you wish. You also had the choice of a myriad of herbal teas and speciality teas including Earl Grey.
The Riad Maizie staff Hisham, Amal and Neza could not have made us feel more comfortable or welcome, they all used their initiative and anticipated our every need.
The only thing I did not like was there was no running water in any of the fountains at the time! On the first floor of the Riad is a very spacious terrace in front of the Pink Room which was great for relaxing and partying!!!
This Riad is in the South Medina and is better maintained than the North Medina, cleaner and feels safer, although you are safe in either.
I cannot recommend Riad Maizie highly enough after spending a week in another Riad that is in the Top 50 Marrakech Riad list on Trip Advisor. I also cannot understand why Riad Maizie ranks only #485! If you want to be well looked after and have a really special holiday in Marrakech then STAY at Riad Maizie.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Riad Maizie is a traditional Morroccan Riad, lovingly restored by the writer Miranda Innes, which offers a tranquil and stunning base for your explorations of amazing Marrakech. Only five-minutes walk from the souks and ten from the wonders of Djemaa el Fna. Soak in the warm north-African sun up on the roof terrace, cool down by the fountain in the courtyard and eat some of the best tagine Marrakech has to offer. ... more less
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