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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stepping in through the magnificent door you enter a breathtakingly beautiful courtyard. The rooms having been refurbished with incredible style and taste by the current owner over the last two years. Everything has been thought through to the tiniest detail, even rose petals for your bath. An exquisite dinner can be arranged on request and will be served by the...

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Romaine L, Owner at Riad El Mezouar, responded to this review

Dear Jadzia Thank you so much for this review. It makes everything worthwhile for myself and the staff to learn that guests appreciate the service we offer here in the riad. It was gratifying to hear your enthusiastic accounts of your days in the souk or at the historic sites of Marrakech and your adventures in the mountains over breakfast...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The attention to detail in the riad is absolutely sublime and Romaine's hospitality quite spectacular. Terrific location but still so incredibly peaceful. The whole team is lovely and food excellent too!

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Romaine L, Owner at Riad El Mezouar, responded to this review

Dear William Thank you for your positive review and lovely comments which at the riad we appreciate greatly - both myself and the staff. We loved having you and your family here and enjoyed hearing your stories from your days of sightseeing. I appreciate New York is a long haul from Marrakech but please come again! Romaine

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 October 2016

I can only reiterate what others have already said. It is a stunning combination of modern style and comfort with a centuries old building of great character. This achieves the ultimate of plumbing and hot water that work very efficiently together with the atmosphere and character of the old building. The staff do a superb job and the cook prepares...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 October 2016

I stayed for four blissfully relaxing and restful nights at the beginning of October at El Mezouar. This was my first trip to Marrakech and Morocco and I have already booked to go back to the riad, this time with my partner, in the New Year. I stayed in Zeitoun, a large, beautifully furnished and very comfortable room on the...

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Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 5 August 2016

In the heart of narrow cobbled streets where locals actually live, you pass through a beautiful door that acts like a portal to another world. Centuries old high ceilings and pillars with a tiled swimming pool in the center. It is owned and run by a British lady supported by two charming local ladies. The service attitude was better than...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 July 2016

I first visited Riad El Mezouar during Ramadan last year and having found it a strangely ‘good’ time to be in Marrakech couldn’t resist another quick trip. Once again I was struck by the tranquillity of this idyllic haven! it’s hard to explain why the quiet makes such an impact so, imagine yourself walking through the chaos and fascination of...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Located beside a colourful, busy souk, Romaine Lancaster has created a beautiful, calm oasis. My 4 days there were a 5-star experience from start to finish - very caring service from all the team, delicious breakfasts and dinners either on the sun terrace or in the courtyard beside the pool. Refreshing dips in the courtyard pool, a visual delight with...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

I just stayed at Riad el Mezouar and was completely blown away by how beautiful and tranquil it is - it's a jewel of a place, a faultless escape from the stress and hassle of ordinary life! The new owner Romaine has done an extraordinary job in renovating it, she has an exquisite talent for design and furnishing and has...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 May 2016

Riad El Mezouar is an extraordinary place. From the minute you step over the threshold you are in a heavenly retreat where careful thought has been given to every aspect of your stay. You are immersed in an atmosphere of complete tranquillity where everything is a delight for the senses - exquisite decor, delicious food,the gentle murmuring of water in...

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Romaine L, Owner at Riad El Mezouar, responded to this review

Dear Lynnet I remember your visit very well as you and your husband arrived via the overnight train from Spain/Tangiers which we were happy to organise. You were going on to the mountains for two days walking and then Essaouira. for the once a year Gnaoui music festival. A trip I would have loved to have taken myself! My ethos...

Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

Having arrived amidst the frenetic chaos of Marrakech, nothing could have prepared me for the tranquility and calm of Riad el Mezouar. This Riad is the best 'Home away from Home' that I have ever stayed at in all my years of both business and leisure travel. The Riad was taken over by Romaine Lancaster last year and she has...

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Romaine L, Owner at Riad El Mezouar, responded to this review

Dear Peter I so appreciate your positive review of my riad. Having travelled the world for many years as a TV documentary film-maker where I have stayed in both the sublime and frankly the ridiculous, I have attempted to create an environment where I too would want to relax in whether it be after a stressful period of work, recovering...

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the medina of Marrakech close to the soukhs and bustling Jemaa-el-Fna square, Riyad 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 and the famous Koutoubia mosque. This is a quiet space in which to enjoy both the sun and stars where refreshments are served from the terrace kitchen throughout the day and evening. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Riad El Mezouar

Address: 28 Derb El Hammam | Issebtinne, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Price Range: £120 - £164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“All five rooms are gorgeous and very romantic.”
 of 5 bubbles 655jadziad, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“There are five rooms split between the ground and first floors. They are all lovely though some are bigger than others.”
 of 5 bubbles SimonQueensPark, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“I saw all the rooms which very individual and all lovely. I like being on the first floor for the view”
 of 5 bubbles victorias471, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We were given a tour of the rooms and they are all stunning. Each one is unique.”
 of 5 bubbles AlexGroenendyk, 5 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All are beautiful - none would disappoint!”
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