My girlfriend and I stayed at Riad El Mansour in early March and it's one of the finest establishments we have ever stayed in. First and foremost, the staff are EXCELLENT, incredibly friendly, helpful and courteous - we had many interesting and laugh-fillled conversations that really helped to enhance our understanding and enjoyment of Marrakech, the Riad staff definitely contributed to making this one of our favourite ever holidays.
Much respect and thanks to Wadi, Abdess, Mustapha, Fatima and the very cheerful girls who brought us breakfast every morning on the lovely roof terrace. All the staff have mastered that fine balance of being right there when you need something/want to have a chat, while at the same time giving you space to enjoy yourself... we felt like we were being welcomed by old friends from the outset.
On the one day it was a bit rainy we used the hotel's in-house Hammam and got a top notch massage, followed by a delicious home cooked dinner that was easily the best meal we had.. compliments to the chef.. food was so tasty I actually ate a good deal more than my share.. don't think I've ever been that full before
The Riad itself is a beautiful old house that has been done up to the nines, furnished with taste and attention to detail, and the rooms are very comfortable and well appointed. We stayed in two rooms, Room 2 for most of our stay and The Suite on the final night as Room 2 was booked.. both were a pleasure to spend time in. There are loads of little classy touchs in the rooms like handmade soap, jellaba style robes, a nice basket of stuff when you arrive, etc and it all helps to make you feel like a truly appreciated and welcome guest. Also the staff allowed us to use one of the unoccupied rooms to relax in on our final day as we had booked a late flight, this kind of gesture makes a big difference and is typical of the incredibly warm and accommodating service.
The rooms are cleaned twice a day, every time you go back to your room it seems to have been cleaned in your absence! While some reviewers have mentioned that the Riad is a bit out of the way/down a couple of alleys.. we actually found this to be a huge plus - for one thing they aren't alleys, they're residential streets, and we never felt unsafe... there was a friendly neighbourhood vibe to the place. Being in the northern part of the medina away from the bustle (and hustle) of the Djemaa el Fna is preferable.. it's nice to "go home" to somewhere less tourist saturated after a long day of trekking around in the souks. The Riad is about 15 walk/5 min cab from the sqaure, and ideally placed to venture into Gueliz (the new town). All in all we had a fantastic time and would recommend Riad El Mansour for anyone visiting Marrakech, you won't regret it.. we hope to return there someday soon ourselves.
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- 6 bedroom hotel ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riad El Mansour Marrakech
- Riad El Mansour Hotel Marrakech