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“Excellent riad - highly recommended”
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Riad El Mansour
Ranked #105 of 499 Hotels in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
Brussels, Belgium
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“Excellent riad - highly recommended”
Reviewed 26 November 2011

I recently stayed at Riad El Mansour with my sister and we were very happy with our choice. The riad, and rooms, are beautifully decorated. Our room was cleaned twice a day and and furnished with fresh fruit and nuts. The calm breakfast in the courtyard of the riad was a real treat as was the dinner we had there. The staff was also excellent, which I think this is one of the key features of this riad. There was always someone pleasant to welcome us in the morning and when we returned in the evening. When we first arrived we were given a map and explained a little bit where we could visit and how to get there which was very helpful. They even organized a nice surprise for my sisters birthday.
All in all, I would sincerely recommend this riad when visiting Marrakech.

Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 November 2011

My girlfriend and I booked our stay in Marrakech with Riad El Mansour, and it was perfect!
We booked for 4 nights and we were upgraded to a lovely room on the ground floor.
We arrived early but our room was all ready for us with fresh flowers and fruits and Morrocan pastries! Such a lovely welcome.
The hotel itself is a peaceful and calm sanctuary away from all the madness outside!
It has only 5 bedrooms, and because of this the service is brilliant, you are a 'friend' rather than a number.
We were told to treat the hotel as our home, and it really did feel like home, but without the washing up and laundry!!
Unfortunately it rained for 2 out of our 4 days there, but thankfully they have an electric roof, and it sheltered us in the patio, so we still managed to use the jaccuzi and sip our orange juice.
On the sunny days after the madness of the souks we sat on the lovely peacefull sun terrace.
As everyone does mention, it really is the service with a smile and nothing is too much trouble that sets this place apart from the so many hotels out there.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 November 2011

Incomparable. The only word that I could use which would adequately explain the feelings we had during our return visit.
We had been to the Riad several years ago and had wanted to go back for some time. Given that it was so far away from home, we took the opportunity of having a wedding in Spain to return.

We were there mid week in early October. The hotel was even more amazing than I remember. More experienced, more professional. Every need or request we had was met with a smile, and the staff was anxious to be of service. Abdess, the manager in particular.
The service was exceptionally noteworthy as was the value. As past guests, we were offered a returning guest discount, which is always appreciated. Furthermore, which was REALLY great, given that we recently married, we were given a complimentary upgrade to a more spacious room. A discount AND upgrade. How nice is that!!
About the hotel. It’s simply exquisite. Pictures do not do it justice. The calm, serene atmosphere is enhanced by beautiful, original artwork, created, I believe by Moroccan artists. The local flavour of the region adorns all aspects of the hotel, but done with excellent taste in a luxurious surrounding.
Food was superb, especially given that I am a picky eater. We loved the roof-top dining, which offered a beautiful candle-lit surrounding and STUNNING mountain views. My (brand new) husband really enjoyed the Turkish bath, which he corrected me regaularly was called a hamman... he also enjoyed the compimentary fresh (and dried) fruit offered to us every day. Whereas, I enjoyed the flowers. (Note to brand new Husbands all over: Wives love flowers.

Great thanks to Abdess and Mustapha, the hotel’s driver. We well definitely see you again and hopefully soon!

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 8 November 2011

Wadi could not be more helpful. A little Oasis. Highly recommend a stay here. They will collect you from the airport if organised. Best place we stayed in Morocco

Room Tip: Organise a guide. There is a fee, but it is well worth it. Moustaffa was terrific & took us on a...
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 November 2011

An Oasis of calm in the heart of the old city. We stayed for 6 days, and were upgraded to the suite after 3 nights as it was vacant, a gesture typical of the hospitality we were offered throughout our stay.

The rooms were large and comfortable. Meals could be taken anywhere within the Riad - favourite location for breakfast being on the terrace.

We also organised a cookery course at the Riad, and trips into the Altas mountains and sourrounding areas, all done easliy.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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Northwood, UK
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Reviewed 2 November 2011

Based on other favourable Trip Adviser reviews we booked this Riad for 5 nights at the end of October. We were met at the airport and taken to the Riad. Just as well as it would be nearly impossible to find otherwise, being in the Medina down a number of long alleyways until you come to the enormous black door.

The interior of the Riad is peaceful and beautifully restored. What makes this Riad so special is the service. Nothing is too much whether it is a booking of a restaurant or a taxi to the restaurant, breakfast or dinner whereever in the Riad you wish to take it. Breakfast on the roof terrace under the morning sun is superb with freshly baked bread, fresh juice, preserves, eggs, great coffee and tea.

Rooms are immaculately maintained with an evening turn down service - rare even for many 5 star hotels. Bathroom for our room was spacious with excellent toiletries, and copious hot water for the shower. Superb soft towels, dressing gowns and slippers to follow.

Fresh fruit, nuts, dates etc and water replenished at least once a day.

All of the staff are so welcoming, not in that 5 star fawning way, but with a genuine desire to please and offer the best they can. From Abdess the manager, to Mustaffa who drove us everywhere and showed us places I suspect most tourists will never see, service was excellent.

Once out of the alley ways and onto the narrow streets of the Medina, you are right in the middle of Medina life. A 20 minutes walk takes you to the big square and about the same time into the Souks, so it is well located.

We visited the 5 star Mamounia Hotel where Churchill stayed. Although Impressive for a hotel, especially its gardens, and having stayed in many great 5 star hotels around the world, we preferred Riad El Mansour by a long way.

If you book some time here I very much doubt you will be disappointed.

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 October 2011

What can I say that has already not been said? Stayed here for two nights in October (would have been longer but it was fully booked). This is an absolutely beautiful and authentic riad. My first time in Marrakech and. I was a bit apprehensive walking down the red walled alley towards the riad. But when I stepped inside the riad it takes you breath away. We were upgraded to a suite which was gorgeous. So many thoughtful touches - fruit, slippers, dressing gowns, lovely oils for your skin etc. It was a real treat and nothing is too much for the staff - they are so attentive and go out of their way to make your holiday really special and always with a smile. Lovely breakfast too. If you want to stay somewhere beautiful, peaceful, with staff that are fantastic look no further. Riad El Mansour is a real treat for the eyes and the soul.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: Riad El Mansour
Address: 227 Derb Jdid | Bab Doukkala, Medina, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
#23 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
#25 Family Hotel in Marrakech
#59 Spa Hotel in Marrakech
#76 Luxury Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Riad El Mansour 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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