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“Our 'small' Moroccan odyssey” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Origin Hotels Riad Magi

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Origin Hotels Riad Magi
Ranked #284 of 1,177 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Forest Row, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Our 'small' Moroccan odyssey”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

Just returned form from five days in sunny Marrakech, plummeting back to reality with a thud, laden with gifts and mind full of extraordinary memories.
We stayed at ‘Riad Magi’ on recommendation of a friend and I can honestly say it was one on the best holiday experiences we’ve ever had! If you want to absorb and embrace the sights, smells, commotion and magic of Marrakech then Riad Maggi is the place to stay. From the moment we arrived at the airport we were greeted by smiling faces and soon settled in to the lively environment that Marrakech prides. Although, just a stones through from the Jamaa el Fna, this Riad offers an oasis of tranquillity and calmness within its nostalgic 400 year old walls.
The rooms have been thoughtfully decorated, keeping tradition alive. Please don’t expect frills and straight edges as you should head to the chain hotels for this kind of experience.
Riad Magi offers is a real taste of life in the Medina, friendly, unpretentious staff, delicious breakfasts and a perfect base to explore.

Don’t be alarmed by the labyrinth of alleyways leading to the Riad, you soon get familiar to the hospitable local residents and hungry cats!

Love Marrakech, love Riad Maggi and can’t wait to go back!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Back to riad Magi after 4 years, looking for a refuge from the cold, and found all just as wonderful and welcoming as the last time. The staff were as happy and obliging as ever and the place just as beautiful. It's somewhere where I always feel special and cared for - great for someone who travels alone and I will definitely be back when I feel the need for sunshine and TLC. I would really recommend riad Magi on every level but for a lone female traveller it's especially good, as no effort is spared to make life comfortable and to provide all the necessary local knowledge for a great trip.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Helpfully picked up from the airport, and a great location in the souks. Lovely breakfasts. But the ground floor room we had was rather dark, and it and the bathroom were less comfortable than we expected given the reviews and the cost. Also, no heating and it was cold in February.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

I really loved my stay at Riad Magi. For my first night in Morocco, I was picked up from the airport by Abdol, who was warm and helpful, and assisted to this beautiful riad in the heart of the medina. The rooms are beautifully decorated with traditional decor, and overlook a central courtyard with gorgeous orange trees and singing birds, where one has a delicious breakfast courtesy of Leila, also charming and friendly. The rooftop terrace is also a treat in the morning or evening. I returned a few days later for another two nights with my mother, and she also had a wonderful time -- the staff made her very comfortable and I was grateful for their help. One of the remarkable things about Riad Magi is that it is very peaceful and calm, an oasis really, but only steps from the craziness (and fun) of the souks and the Djemaa el Fnaa. By the way, you'll also be blown away by the courtesy and kindness of Maggie, who runs things beautifully from the UK and was invaluable when I was planning my trip. I hope to return soon....

Highly recommended!

Room Tip: I had the blue room on the first floor overlooking the terrace and my mother had the cream double ro...
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Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

We had visited Marrakech several times but had never taken our children and were nervous of how they'd cope with the hustle and bustle. However prior to arrival the lovely owners, Maggie & Clay had spoken to us and given us a full list of child friendly activities and restaurants. The staff took us to the Riad and could not have made us feel more at home. The fantastic manager, Abdul and the attentive and kind cook/caretakeer Helema were on hand to help with any requests small or large from the best place to buy rugs to where the kids could see chameleons. We are pretty fussy travellers but the standard of care and the lovely rooms ensure that we will all return.
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Room Tip: We took the 2 courtyard rooms as the larger one has 2 huge beds that the children could share.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

staff are extremely kind, caring and considerate, and the rooms are lovely. you can have your breakfast on the roof terrace it's absolutely delicious - they make the best vanilla yoghurt i have ever tasted! Abdul the manager is so helpful, and because we could not speak much french he spent a whole day on the phone booking and planning our holiday for us which was very helpful. its also very affordable. thanks for having us.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

Ideally placed a few paces from the main square and the souks, this intimate riad has bundles of character and is managed by a delightful man named Abdhul.The breakfasts are delicious and the riad is peaceful, which is quite an achievement in Marrakech. I would definitely go back there.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Origin Hotels Riad Magi
Address: 79 Derb Moulay Abdul Kader, Derb Dabachi | Medina, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
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Ranked #284 of 1,177 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Origin Hotels Riad Magi 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Riad Magi is a colourful five-room riad that gives a feeling of mystery and adventure with its narrow stairways and variety of floor levels. It is located two doors down from Riad Lhena, close to Jamaa El Fna. The Riad Magi courtyard is shaded by large orange trees creating a wonderful atmosphere for dining together in the Moroccan tradition. The rooftop terrace is perfect for relaxing in the sun or outdoor dining with its sun loungers and canopied lounge area. ... more   less 
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