Pros

  • Small, friendly traditional riad-style guesthouse
  • Located in the heart of the medina, about a 15-minute walk to Djemaa el Fna square
  • Simple rooms with traditional Moroccan decor
  • Rooftop terrace with sun loungers and city views
  • Excellent breakfast and dining
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout
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Cons

  • No hammam or plunge pool
  • One room's layout feels a bit snug
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Bottom Line

Riad Aguerzame is a four-room, mid-range riad located in the ancient medina, about a 15-minute walk to Djemaa el Fna square. While it is a perfectly pleasant, traditionally styled guesthouse furnished with lots of local handcrafts and mosaics, it's not overly lavish -- there's no hammam or plunge pool. Rooms are long and narrow with terra-cotta tile floors, but have distinctive Moroccan touches. An excellent breakfast comes with the room, and the riad serves a Moroccan dinner, which needs to be arranged in advance. The terrace offers superb rooftop views, but the standout feature here is the attentive, personalized service provided by the owner and his staff. 

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Riad Aguerzame

Scene

Small and intimate riad with orange trees in the courtyard

Differing from the usually inconspicuous doorways of many riads, the impressively decorative entrance to the Riad Aguerzame is lined with metal studs and crowned with intricately carved plasterwork and green-glaze "Qarmud" tiles. Inside, the rectangular patio is a pleasant and unpretentious blend of wrought-iron furnishings, potted palms, and a swath of coordinating "bejmat" floor tiling. With only four rooms, it's smaller than many similar riads, which means plenty of attention from the friendly, hospitable hosts Laurent (the owner) and Aziz. The inner courtyard provides a lovely place to recline amid the scent of orange blossoms; it's dappled with sunlight that filters through the leaves of two large orange trees that are as old as the house. 

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Location

Set in the labyrinthine heart of the medina, a 15-minute walk to Djemaa el Fna

The hotel is located in one of the cobbled alleys of the medina -- an 11th-century UNESCO recognized quarter awash with bustling souks and secluded shady courtyards. The famous Djemaa el-Fna square -- full of snake-charmers, fortune-tellers, orange juice vendors, and nighttime food stalls -- is about 15 minutes away on foot, and most of the old city tourist attractions are within walking distance. There is no direct car access to Riad Aguerzame, but taxi ranks can be found on the south side of Djemaa el-Fna. Marrakech Menara Airport is about a 15-minute drive. 

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Rooms

Simple Moroccan-style rooms with air conditioning and Wi-Fi

There are only four guest rooms, all of which are -- typically for a riad -- long and narrow, with colored "tadelakt" (Morrocan limestone plaster) walls, terra-cotta tile floors, and lovely intricately carved cornices. One room, where the bed is placed in the middle of the space, feels a bit more snug compared to other layouts. Some of the beds are fashioned from twirly wrought iron, while all rooms have plush traditional seating and filigree-patterned hanging lanterns. As is common in riads, which seek to emulate a home more than a hotel, there are no TVs or telephones in the rooms, but safes and hairdryers are provided. Rooms are air-conditioned, and the free Wi-Fi covers the whole property. Patio-level rooms can feel a little less private than those on the second floor -- and get noise from the courtyard -- though are a little less expensive.

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Features

Excellent breakfast and rooftop dining under the stars -- though no hammam or plunge pool

The Riad Aguerzame keeps things simple -- hammam and plunge pool are conspicuously absent. It does, however, take its dining seriously, and guests are treated to an excellent breakfast each morning of bread, cakes, yogurt, Moroccan pancakes, and fresh orange juice -- all included in the rate. The home-cooked dinner, which must be arranged in advance, offers a hearty spread of Moroccan specialties -- it will likely include at least one tagine --  and can be taken on the roof terrace under the stars, or in the courtyard. The rooftop area also has plenty of loungers to soak up the sun during the day as well as superb views over the medina. 

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Oyster Hotel Review

Riad Aguerzame

Scene

Small and intimate riad with orange trees in the courtyard

Differing from the usually inconspicuous doorways of many riads, the impressively decorative entrance to the Riad Aguerzame is lined with metal studs and crowned with intricately carved plasterwork and green-glaze "Qarmud" tiles. Inside, the rectangular patio is a pleasant and unpretentious blend of wrought-iron furnishings, potted palms, and a swath of coordinating "bejmat" floor tiling. With only four rooms, it's smaller than many similar riads, which means plenty of attention from the friendly, hospitable hosts Laurent (the owner) and Aziz. The inner courtyard provides a lovely place to recline amid the scent of orange blossoms; it's dappled with sunlight that filters through the leaves of two large orange trees that are as old as the house. 

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Location

Set in the labyrinthine heart of the medina, a 15-minute walk to Djemaa el Fna

The hotel is located in one of the cobbled alleys of the medina -- an 11th-century UNESCO recognized quarter awash with bustling souks and secluded shady courtyards. The famous Djemaa el-Fna square -- full of snake-charmers, fortune-tellers, orange juice vendors, and nighttime food stalls -- is about 15 minutes away on foot, and most of the old city tourist attractions are within walking distance. There is no direct car access to Riad Aguerzame, but taxi ranks can be found on the south side of Djemaa el-Fna. Marrakech Menara Airport is about a 15-minute drive. 

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Rooms

Simple Moroccan-style rooms with air conditioning and Wi-Fi

There are only four guest rooms, all of which are -- typically for a riad -- long and narrow, with colored "tadelakt" (Morrocan limestone plaster) walls, terra-cotta tile floors, and lovely intricately carved cornices. One room, where the bed is placed in the middle of the space, feels a bit more snug compared to other layouts. Some of the beds are fashioned from twirly wrought iron, while all rooms have plush traditional seating and filigree-patterned hanging lanterns. As is common in riads, which seek to emulate a home more than a hotel, there are no TVs or telephones in the rooms, but safes and hairdryers are provided. Rooms are air-conditioned, and the free Wi-Fi covers the whole property. Patio-level rooms can feel a little less private than those on the second floor -- and get noise from the courtyard -- though are a little less expensive.

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Features

Excellent breakfast and rooftop dining under the stars -- though no hammam or plunge pool

The Riad Aguerzame keeps things simple -- hammam and plunge pool are conspicuously absent. It does, however, take its dining seriously, and guests are treated to an excellent breakfast each morning of bread, cakes, yogurt, Moroccan pancakes, and fresh orange juice -- all included in the rate. The home-cooked dinner, which must be arranged in advance, offers a hearty spread of Moroccan specialties -- it will likely include at least one tagine --  and can be taken on the roof terrace under the stars, or in the courtyard. The rooftop area also has plenty of loungers to soak up the sun during the day as well as superb views over the medina. 

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Amenities

  • Air Conditioner

  • Airport Transportation

  • Cabanas

  • Cable

  • Concierge

  • Internet

  • Kids Allowed

  • Laundry

  • Room Service

  • Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space

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