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Riad Magellan
Ranked #97 of 1,176 Marrakech B&B and Inns
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7 reviews
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“A great place for a first trip to Marrakech!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2013

We stayed 4 nights in the middle of November at Riad Magellan, and it got our visit to Marrakech off to a fantastic start. The rooms are spacious with excellent bathrooms, and the beds are very comfortable. Everyone really enjoyed relaxing on the rooftop deck after days in the maze of souks.

Philippe was an excellent host and was able to suggest a restaurant for a birthday celebration and arranged a driver for a trip to Essaouira. The location is perfect for exploring the medina and is walking part of the airport transfer (cars can’t go very far into the medina) is pretty short. Riad Magellan is at the top of my list for any future visits to Marrakech.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2013

Just back from a long week end in Marrakech.
We stayed at the Riad Magellan and had fantastic time there. The Riad is very quiet and clean. The staff is really helpful and gave us good recommendations to spend the time out.
Breakfast is homemade and very good.
Fast WiFi is available in the central yard.
I would definitely go back. Nothing more to say.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ipswich, England, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2013

We arrived in darkness on a Sunday evening. We were met,as arranged, at the airport by a taxi who took us as far as cars can go. A porter then took over where the taxi driver left off and led us through the unique pattern of streets to the Riad Magellan. We were greeted warmly and were soon drinking mint tea in beautiful surroundings. We had pre-booked the evening meal option and were not disappointed. It was served by an open wood fire, rose petals decorated the table and the food was freshly prepared and authentic. The next morning, after a superb breakfast, we had an extremely clear explanation of how to find our way in the confusion of the narrow streets outside. The staff are all helpful and friendly and we have seldom felt so relaxed on a short break. Philippe should be very proud of the Riad Magellan and we would highly recommend it.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2013

I visited Marrakech with friends. Our stay in the Riad Magellan could not have been better. We were met at the airport by a taxi and taken into the Medina, we then walked through a confusing series of alleyways and narrow roads through the souks before arriving at a wooden door in the wall. When we walked through the door we found ourselves in a beautiful courtyard and were invited to sit and drink mint tea while we were told about sights we may wish to see and directions and a map on how to get to them. Riad Magellan is very well placed for visiting in the Medina, very near the souks and many tourist attractions. The staff were so friendly and accommodating and the rooms were beautiful and very comfortable. We would definitely go back.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2013

Phillippe was extremely helpful before we arrived and responded to any questions I had as well as putting me in touch with a local hot air balloon company. Our luggage was transported to the riad, a service that was invaluable seeing as we would probably had a stressful experience finding the place otherwise.

We had a great welcome and the riad was clean and friendly and in a great location. We stayed in the Red room which was lovely although could be a little noisy!

Mohammad was probably our star of the stay, he made us full Moroccan breakfast at 5 in the morning on 2 occassions, although he didn't speak any English we managed fine through some classroom french and sign language. (he definately thought we were bonkers getting up at that time!) Also recommend having a meal there.

All in all a great first experience of Marrakech

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2013

This hotel and its proprietor, Phillipe, were excellent. My friend and I visited Morocco to climb in the Atlas Mountains and wanted somewhere to stay on our arrival and return from Jebel Toubkal. We were very warmly welcome and our travel plans were completely accommodated by Phillipe; we weren't sure what time we'd get back from our trek and despite our late arrival, Phillipe made sure we got back to the hotel and that our dinner was ready when we were (several drinks and a shower later). In the morning there was no rush to get up and our bags were looked after while we explored Marrakech, When we returned to head back to the airport, our porter and taxi were ready and waiting for us. An exceptional experience of a quality far better than many top-end hotel brands.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Turin, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2013

Amazing location, in a very good position! Phillipe and his staff gave us all information to visit the Medina! The building is really delicious and clean! It's the haven into the crazy Medina ;-)! Sorry for my terrible English...! :-(
Ciao Phillipe, thank you!!! :-)

  • Stayed November 2013
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Property: Riad Magellan
Address: 62 derb el Hammam | Mouassine, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #97 of 1,176 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Riad Magellan 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Elegant Riad located in the best district of the Medina (Mouassine), 5 minutes walking distance from Jemaa el Fna main square: 6 en-suite rooms in a casual atmosphere mixing traditional elements and contemporary furniture. Riad Magellan offers a plunge-pool in its courtyard and a free access wifi connexion ... more   less 
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