My friend and I stayed in a 2nd floor room and really enjoyed the tranquility of this riad. This was the first riad we stayed in when we got to Marrakech and its proximity to Djemma el Fna as well as the palaces was helpful to see lots in a short time. Best of all was Aziz who took time to answer any of all of our questions and made sure we didn't get lost and always had somewhere to eat and something to do. Laurent was very kind, but since we saw Aziz more, I have to say he was a real gem.
The only negative I might say is getting to the riad the first time. We took the train in from Marrakech and although we were offered a ride from the station by Laurent, we weren't sure about our schedule and thought maybe we could do better than paying 15 euros as was offered. Unsurprisingly, we were given exorbitant prices by the taxi drivers at the station and worst of all, when they dropped us off at the closest point in the medina, we got suckered into being led to the riad by a entrepreneurial teenager. When we gave him a tip, he argued with us and demanded more money. Between him and the taxi ride, we probably spent about the equivalent in 15euros and the teenager especially was incredibly unpleasant to deal with. It would be nice if the riad could provide some directions since it's really not that hard to find once you're dropped off.
Overall though, wonderful place to stay, fun people to meet, and great staff to learn from.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the medina of Marrakesh, close to Moulay Idriss’s Palace, the Riad Aguerzame,, entirely restored keeping pure Moroccan traditions, welcomes you to change marrakchi for a night or more. Very easy to arrive and near Marrakesh’s main square Jemaa El-Fna, the Riad is just a step away from several palaces and museums in Marrakesh. Riad Aguerzame will make you experience the magnetism of exquisite eastern life. We offer great ambiance in our cool patio under orange trees. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Riad Aguerzame Marrakech
- Riad Aguerzame Hotel Marrakech