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Riad El Mezouar

28 Derb El Hammam Issebtinne, Marrakech 40000 Morocco
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#87 of 475 guest houses in Marrakech
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Located in the medina of Marrakech close to the soukhs and bustling Jemaa-el-Fna square, Riad el Mezouar is a tranquil and unexpected hideaway. The villa was constructed in the XVIIth and XVIIIth centuries by the royal household for one of their important members of staff who was called the Mezouar, or head of royal protocol at that time, which explains its graceful and subtly grand architecture. Now a Maison d'Hotes, the riad offers 5 spacious en-suite rooms situated around the courtyard pool or on the first floor gallery level. Depending on the season, breakfast is served on the roof terrace, around the pool in the shady courtyard, the fireside winter salon or in the guest rooms. Dinner is available on request, prepared by a Moroccan cook. The aquamarine pool and rose fountain surrounded by flowers and mature trees provide a sanctuary for birds and offer shade during the heat of the day. From the roof terrace there are splendid views of the snow-covered Atlas mountains.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Rooftop terrace
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Outdoor pool
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English, Arabic
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TessT wrote a review Feb 2020
Sydney, Australia4 contributions
Friends who had stayed here the previous year for a special birthday celebration, highly recommended Riad El Mezouar to us and we're glad they did. This is a stunning retreat in the hustle and bustle of the medina. Romaine, the owner, has created the most tranquil haven, where service is exemplary and the finer details taken care of - delicious brunch, drinks by the fire, dinner indoors overlooking the pool, a hot water bottle in your bed and the most exquisite bedroom suite. It was a such a special way to end our travels in Morocco.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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janet b wrote a review Jul 2022
London, United Kingdom11 contributions
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At last having re-booked my flight for the fourth time (due to COVID) i made it back to Marrakech and the beautiful haven that is Riad El Mezouar. It shouldn't have surprised me that Romaine, its warm, charming, ever-attentive owner, had used the pandemic to further refine the tranquillity and elegance which she's created within the walls of El Mezouar. Once again, I was struck by her respect for local culture and the way in which berber design permeates each of the salons/rooms all with their own unique, luxurious style.

After some deliberation I chose to stay in Yasmin a ground floor room exuding calm which was wonderfully cool despite soaring temperatures. It's fabulous wooden doors swing open onto the courtyard, a fountain strewn with petals and the tantalising pool which shimmers day and night. I can't resist the invitation to take a dip, look up at the sky and enjoy being back in this place to dream ...
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Room Tip: Each room has its own unique style so you can't go wrong! If you love baths that might help...
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Esme wrote a review Feb 2022
3 contributions2 helpful votes
The hostess Romaine is one of the most gracious hostesses we have ever met. As soon as we arrived we felt at home and comfortable in her beautiful riad. The interior of her place was amongst one of the most stylish in an understated way, combining modern and classical interior. Overall looked like it was straight out of an interior design magazine, very aesthetically pleasing. Her staff were discrete and lovely, constantly paying attention to the smallest of details to ensure our stay was of the highest quality and enjoyment. The terrace was stunning and a great sun spot amongst the plants. The pool was fantastic for a quick dip when it got too hot. Romaine gave us many brilliant recommendations for restaurants and places to visit, which completely exceeded our expectations and made our visit to Marrakech all the more enjoyable. Overall, a very special experience which I will treasure forever, we have already planned our next trip back as we loved it so much!
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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cquindle wrote a review Mar 2020
Carlsbad, California30 contributions51 helpful votes
The owner Romaine has a lot to do with making our stay so enjoyable. Besides her wonderful engaging personality she pointed us in the direction of locales, restaurants, sites, etc that would interest us. Her Riad is beyond amazing and tranquil after a busy day in the hustle and bustle of Marrakech. Delightful food, drinks, and lively conversation. Romaine has made her surroundings an Oasis in the desert with decor that your eyes will drink up and savor for years to come.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: We choose a suite with it's own terrace and fireplace. Just magical.
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pandorasplaces wrote a review Oct 2021
Santa Fe, New Mexico33 contributions51 helpful votes
I have had the pleasure of staying in Riad El Mezouar twice during the pandemic: once over Christmas/New Year 2020 - 2021 and again in June 2021. During both visits, the Riad provided a safe haven from the COVID storm we were all living through! The Riad itself is a model of cleanliness for the entire place which include masks, gel and social distancing. I felt safe and looked after during both of my visits.
Over the years since the Riad opened, I have stayed there many times, so I have noticed that the place is consistently being updated, always with an eye for the safety and comfort of the guests. In tandem, the attention to food (delicious!) and the needs of guests is such a huge plus! The terrace now has mature plants, which offers a quiet refuge from the thrum of life outside. I can't wait to return!
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Jackie G wrote a review Nov 2022
Ringwood, United Kingdom4 contributions2 helpful votes
This is my second time visiting the Riad. First was nigh on 6 years ago when Romaine had recently bought. El Mezouar and was in the process of refurbishing the establishment. Today its stylish and understated charm is a feast to the eye. Hidden alcoves and recesses beckon you in with the ultra comfortable seating arrangements. The interior design of my bedroom and en-suite bathroom were harmoniously luxurious and most importantly the bed was ultra comfortable. The staff were professional, friendly and extremely helpful. The delicious breakfast started my day with a smile. I counted 10 different fruits in the freshly made fruit salad and that was just the starter The meal was a blissful fusion of Middle Eastern and western fayre. Finally the beautiful house cats, impervious of anyone, keep their distance but quietly watch with with amused detachment aware that theirs is the best home in Marrakesh
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Room Tip: All the rooms have their own distinctive style. I hade a small room but it was extremely...
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Response from Romaine Lancaster, Owner at Riad El Mezouar
Responded 20 Nov 2022
Thank you for appreciating the hidden corners, the breakfasts, my diligent staff and the house cats! A lot has changed since you first came six years ago and I hope you will come again and don't wait so long! Kind regards, Romaine Lancaster, Owner
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pandorasplaces wrote a review Jan 2021
Santa Fe, New Mexico33 contributions51 helpful votes
In all languages the Riad El Mezouar just gets better and better. This was my third visit in 5 years. From delicious breakfasts on the terrace to dinners in the salon in front of the fireplace, Romaine Lancaster's care and hospitably made my recent stay memorable.
Concerning COVID: From the moment I arrived she and her staff took the necessary sanitary precautions and protections seriously, which was a huge relief to me.
Truly a restful stay with all the trimmings throughout the recent holidays and respite from these turbulent times we are all living through.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Room Tip: All rooms are exquisite.
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Victoria S wrote a review Mar 2022
London, United Kingdom5 contributions
This was a late winter escape from endless lockdowns and greyness in London which we had had to postpone twice from November and December last year due to Covid. We knew we were coming to a wonderful retreat as I have stayed here several times before. But it was particularly sweet this time.
Romaine has spent the last two years of restrictions refining her glorious old riad and it was looking magnificent in the warm spring sunshine. Her warm welcome and hospitality were brilliant as ever. The rooms are really superb and I slept wonderfully every night. The streets of Marrakech have also become even more sophisticated with lovely things to browse in the souks and shops and excellent food in numerous restaurants and cafes.
We had a really lovely holiday and will I am sure be back again soon. Thankyou to Romaine and her charming staff who are so helpful and welcoming.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Room Tip: All the rooms are beautiful, having seen them. I always stay in Zeitoun which is my favourite for...
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Cynthia P wrote a review Jul 2014
Marrakech-Safi, Morocco2 contributions4 helpful votes
We arrived with our three young children to this lovely, serena and very chic riyad. It was a welcome bit of tranquility in the noisy, hectic streets of Marrakech. The staff of the Riyad is incredibly helpful and was so nice with our children. They made us delicious meals and really met our every need. The pool was also a nice offering, as well as the lovely rooftop area that made this Riyad a very special oasis. The birds chirping and the fountain trickling are the welcoming sounds you hear at this Riyad... a treat!
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Date of stay: July 2014
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woodbeam wrote a review Feb 2012
Hong Kong, China92 contributions24 helpful votes
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Riyad El Mezouar was a pleasant surprise after 4 turns not far distance of the old medina's entrance. I liked all what I saw. I felt calm, content and comfortable among the "quiet elegance" of the space and the service.

Johannes Bachtiar Hong Kong
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Date of stay: January 2012
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Room Tip: I just loved Ambassador Junior Suite. It was a well proportioned of space, architecture details...
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Answer from Romaine L
Thank you for your enquiry. I am sorry you have had a problem with our email address. I believe that Tripadvisor have the correct address but I will check it. I can't write email addresses in this reply as it is not permitted by this form but if this works try riadelmezouar and then add the usual gmail ending. I changed the address when I bought the riad a year ago so perhaps you are working with an old one? Kind regards, Romaine Lancaster, Owner
Jackie G wrote a tip Nov 2022
Ringwood, United Kingdom4 contributions2 helpful votes
"All the rooms have their own distinctive style. I hade a small room but it was extremely spacious, beautifully decorated and quiet"
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janet b wrote a tip Jul 2022
London, United Kingdom11 contributions
"Each room has its own unique style so you can't go wrong! If you love baths that might help you with the choice."
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Victoria S wrote a tip Mar 2022
London, United Kingdom5 contributions
"All the rooms are beautiful, having seen them. I always stay in Zeitoun which is my favourite for the morning sun on the terrece outside."
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pandorasplaces wrote a tip Jan 2021
Santa Fe, New Mexico33 contributions51 helpful votes
"All rooms are exquisite."
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cquindle wrote a tip Mar 2020
Carlsbad, California30 contributions51 helpful votes
"We choose a suite with it's own terrace and fireplace. Just magical."
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£144 - £153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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riyad el mezouar hotel marrakech
LOCATION
MoroccoMarrakech-SafiMarrakech
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Riad El Mezouar
Which popular attractions are close to Riad El Mezouar?
Nearby attractions include Medina of Marrakesh (0.2 miles), Tour Guide Marrakech (0.1 miles), and Boucharouite Museum (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Riad El Mezouar?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Riad El Mezouar?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Riad El Mezouar?
Conveniently located restaurants include Le Slimana Restaurant & Rooftop, Dabachi Chez Cherif, and Le Trou au Mur.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Riad El Mezouar?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Riad El Mezouar have airport transportation?
Yes, Riad El Mezouar offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Riad El Mezouar?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Arabic.
Are there any historical sites close to Riad El Mezouar?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Bahia Palace (0.7 miles), Medina of Marrakesh (0.2 miles), and Medina of Essaouira (0.1 miles).