Having searched all kinds of websites for Riads in Marrakech I decided on Aguaviva due to its great reviews here. Having now stayed there I can see why it's got so many really good reviews and I'm pretty pleased with my choice.
Before we got there we had to contact them to book a couple of extra days and arrange transport from the airport. They always got back to us really quickly and were more than happy to accommodate our requests.
Upon arriving 4 hours late due to flight delays we were greeted with smiles and welcomed into the beautiful building. We were shown to our room which had water and oranges waiting for us.
The room was really well and thoughtfully equipped. It had air con, extra blankets, loads of fresh towels, boxes of tissues, cotton wool, shower gel and shampoo. The room was also really clean, as was the rest of the riad in fact.
The staff were so helpful and nothing was to much trouble for them. You could pretty much just throw your guidebook away and plan your days from their tips and advice. We also got a personal tour of the medina from David in which he showed us how to get to the big square and the different ways of getting back etc. Not only was this super helpful, it was actually really great to see the city through his eyes.
Not once did any of the staff suggest that you do something or go somewhere because they get a cut out of it (which happens in most other places)
They were just a bunch of really nice people wanting you to enjoy your trip.
I would definitely stay at Aguaviva again and recommend it to anyone. I'd even go as far as to stay it's the best place I've ever stayed!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Charming Riad in a traditional and quiet neighbourhood in the Medina. A place to relax after an exhausting day in Marrakech. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riad Aguaviva Hotel Marrakech