11 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Paolo is the Best
"Paolo helped me with many questions that I had prior to the trip- he is very friendly and extremely helpful. This Riad is very clean and an excellent team of staff. I deeply appreciate their hospitality!!! Will come again for sure. "
- Travel date: 20th November 2015
"Beautiful, peaceful riad in the heart of the Medina, 5 minutes walk from the main square. We were given a warm welcome by Paolo and all his staff, who were most attentive and helpful throughout our stay. Paolo had arranged a taxi to meet us at the airport (and also return us to the airport at the end of our stay). Mohammed walked us to the main square to ensure we knew where we were and took us to a good restaurant for lunch. He also arranged an English speaking guide for us. It was a great place with lovely people who made us feel at home. We would recommend Riad 58 Blu to anyone. For anyone with mobility problems we would suggest they reserve a groundfloor room and be aware that there are a couple of steps into the house."
- Travel date: 3rd January 2009
Great place to relax
"this place actually looks like the photos on the internet. We had a big spacious room, the staff were incredibly helpful and very friendly. Great place to sit in the sun and relax if you want to or simply use ias a base while exploring Marrakech. Great location close to the main square, but not in the middle of the 'tourist' area. Breakfast is huge and delicious. Its worth the money not to stress about your accommodation. The staff make it, they are fantastic."
- Travel date: 29th December 2008
"Just returned from a long weekend in Marrakech with friends. Had heard good things about the Riad 58 Blu and we were not disapointed. Like a mini oasis it is tucked away on a tiny side street, very quiet and private. Beautifully furnished and with 2 ground floor rooms and 2 first first rooms, all with ensuite bathrooms. Great areas for gathering with friends, either around the small pool in the courtyard, or if the weather is good on the roof terrace. Staff at the Riad very helpful (Mohammed, Smiley, Paulo, sorry about the spelling of names ?!) and always keen to ensure you have everything you need, from taxis to bottles of wine !) All round we would highly recommend the Riad, good location and only about 5 minute walk through the amazing labyrinth of streets and alleys. Thought it might me useful to add a few general points about Marakech as we had mixed info beforehand. We wandered around many different of parts of the city, sometimes in the early hours and whilst it can be unerving when you are lost, we never experienced any hostility, although we were a group of six. Before you buy anything, spend at least a day just looking at the markets as there is massive replication and prices generally get cheaper the further away from the main square. It seemed that the general experience was that you pay about a third of asking price, but do go much lower as there is always another stall that wants the business. Finally, nothing is free, if you ask for directions, advice, the time etc. etc you will have to part with money and will be hassled until you put your hand in your pocket ! This can be fun but not all the time. When (not if !) you get lost in the markets ask another traveller/tourist for directions. Finally, if you enjoy a glass of wine or beer there are only a handful of places you can go, and they can be dificult to find although staff at the Riad can advise. It is an amazing place and great fun for a weekend break."
- Travel date: 2nd December 2008
Relaxing atmosphere, great location
"Excellent location, 5 minutes walking distance from place jmaal el fna. Quiet rooms. The owner, Paolo, is very helpful in giving you any kind of useful advices in order to visit the best Marrakech. Family, informal athmosphere."
- Travel date: 13th November 2008
Arrived as guests and left as friends
"What a wonderful place. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel at home and very welcome by the incredibly helpful staff. And throughout our stay nothing was too much trouble be it organising a trip into the mountains or a Hammam by taking us personally to show us the route to the main square. The Riad is small but nicely and traditionally decorated and the rooms are very comfortable. The breakfast is simple but freshly prepared each day. To Paolo, Mohamed and all of the staff - thank you for a lovely stay"
- Travel date: 29th October 2008
A very, very special place
"Riad 58 Blu was the first destination for our week in Morocco and we had a wonderful time. We never had to worry about anything - we felt truly at home. The owner and staff looked after us like we were royalty - nothing was a fuss for them to sort out. We were collected from the airport and taxis were arranged for us on our departure. The location is perfect - very close to Djeema el Fna so we never had to go far for anything and there was nothing more special than waking up in the morning and eating breakfast on the roof terrace. We felt totally secure and never worried about the safety of our luggage and belongings - its was just like a home from home...but better. We would seriously recommend this hotel to anyone wanting to stay in a riad. It was more than worth the cost of our stay. We will certainly return as soon as we can"
- Travel date: 17th September 2008
An Italian heart in Marrakech
"I went in July in this riad in Marrakech for 5 day. I don't speak French and the owner, Paolo, is Italian like me and so no problem. The driver pick me up at the airport. It's much more better in this way, if you arrive at night like me. I slept in the suite at the first floor. Very nice. It has a small living room and the bathroom is very nice. My room has television, mini bar and air condition. All riad has wifi. The staff is very helpfull and I Mohamed, who speak English, fantastic. The breakfast with bread and Nutella, yogurt, fresh orang jus and more. The riad is B&B but if you ask in advance, in the morning, the will prepar for you lunch and dinner. It's great have dinner on the terrace. The riad is not far away from square J.Fna and from hammam Ziani. The area is clean and safe"
- Travel date: 24th August 2008
Great location and service
"Even though we arrived much later than the time we gave to the owner Paolo they hadn't given up on us - the driver was there to pick us up and Paolo and Mohammed were both there to greet us in the middle of the night. The service continued throughout our stay in this pretty riad. We were walked to town and Paolo was always there to give advise and to help us. The riad is pretty with each room individually styled. I would definately recommend this place for the help and service alone."
- Travel date: 22nd August 2008
"lovely little hotel - beautifully decorated with style, ideally situated within easy walking distance of the centre. the veranda at the top of the riad is the perfect place to sit to have a wonderful breeakfast in the morning or a drink in the evening. Best of all though, the staff are so friendly and helpful - they made our stay something special and very memorable."
- Travel date: 21st July 2008
an unsual place to stay and an execeptional visit
"riad58blu is set in the heart of the medina ar marrakesh and its offers you individual style and hospitality at really affordable prices. the owner paolo lombartti has over nine years experience in morrocco and only recently open this riad to the world and if theres any thing you need to know? then paolo is your man. why not take a look at their web site and if ever your planning a visit to morroco then marrakesh and riad58blu is the place to stay. let me know what you. Charlie"
- Travel date: 21st May 2008
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