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Riad le Clos des Arts
Ranked #2 of 499 Hotels in Marrakech
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Reviewed 5 May 2010

Myself and my husband stayed five nights at Le Clos Des Arts and had a wonderful experience.Georgina , Massimo and all the staff treated us like family and it felt like home from home in luxury surroundings.The meals were delicious and home cooked by Leila and were by far the best food we had in Morrocco.All the staff looked happy and seemed to have fun even helping us to purchase a particular pot similar to one at the riad.The rooftop garden with the pool was great to while away the afternoons enjoying tea and pastries lounging on the comfortable seats. I would certainly recommend this riad to all my friends as I couldn't imagine finding anywhere better.

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 May 2010

We enjoyed three terrific days at the Riad thanks to Giorgina, Massimo and their fine staff. All were most helpful throughout our stay. Delightful room, great meals...a delightful experience.

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 May 2010

Riad Le Clos des Arts, very likely the best place where to spend a plesant stay while visiting Marrakech. Elegant, intimate, however the real luxury is the home feeling that Giorgina and Massimo, your discret but always present hosts, have been able to create which make every client feeling part of a family.
Massimo large Africa’s experience contributes to widen your view of this magic continent.
Giorgina’s personal touches are all around you and, at the end of another full day wondering around the medina, she welcomes you with gourmet food, supervised in all its aspect from preparation to the service.

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled on business
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Thank zanzibarmodena
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Reviewed 26 April 2010

We were welcomed personally by the owners Giorgina & Massimo and given mint tea and freshly made pastries. They gave us information about the Riad and the area and educated us in the "Do's and Don'ts". Nothing was too much trouble for either them or the staff and there was always one of them available to answer questions or to ask for advice. They also arranged bookings in restaurants for us and also trips with a guide around the Medina and into the Atlas Mountains both of which were wonderful experiences.

The breakfasts were beautifully served in their small intimate restaurant and consisted of fresh fruit, yoghurt, freshly baked breads and pastries and speciality teas and coffee. There was absolutely no stone left unturned in order to make us welcome and provide for our every needs and we cannot praise Giorgina, Massimo and their staff for making our stay so memorable in this fascinating, vibrant city.

The Riad itself was luxuriously furnished in true Morrocan style and was a peaceful haven away from the hustle and bustle, yet so conveniently situated for the main square Jemaa El Fna. Our family shared four beautiful suites and the teenagers also loved the whole place and the true Moroccan atmosphere and felt very comfortable and relaxed there. There is a small pool on the roof terrace with comfortable seating, towels, sun hats and everything for your convenience.

I would not hesitate to recommend this beautiful Riad to anyone and have to say that Giorgina & Massimo treat people as friends and go out of their way to ensure that your stay is a truly memorable experience.

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 April 2010

Having spent five incredible days in Marakesh - unforgettable thanks to the the truly warm welcome, and to the efficiency of the proprietors -
my time in the riad "Le clos des arts" was memorable...
In its glorious situation right in the medina and yet sheltered from the noise, this riad is a perfect replica of the maroccan homes, with its comfort,
beautiful architecture and its impeccable service ( I recommend the typical local specialities and the cook's patisserie ! ).
The owners are quietly present and attentive to the details which make their guests' stay such a pleasure; nothing is too much trouble and the
place runs smoothly for the comfort of everyone.
The success of the visit is also due to the ideal number of visitors, not too many rooms, and therefore very personal attention ,indeed a family
atmosphere allowing welcome and discretion in equal balance. One can always find a quiet corner to be alone if one wishes.
In all, my stay will remain a delightful memory. Thank you to those who made it such a success
Violaine from Switzerland

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 April 2010

We are just back from a splendid week at Le Clos des Arts with friends. Our stay was meant to be a sort of relaxing prize after 6 months of hard work and that's what we got but also much more! The atmosphere was a mixture of friendly and discreet comfort, excellent food and wonderful situation. Georgina&Massimo were perfect. When I went onto the website to write this I was so surprised to read the review by JayLittle London - I couldn't help but think he must be describing another hotel, he certainly didn't stay at OUR Le Clos des Arts! Anyway, both our and our friends' rooms were spacious and sparkling clean - neither did we have any problems whatsoever having showers when we arrived back after hot&dustry trips into the desert! Not to mention our long relaxing breakfasts and romantic dinners! All told it was a marvellous stay and we shall be back as soon as possible!

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 April 2010

Absolutely amazed by the review by JayLittle!! Did they truly stay at the same place as ourselves and other travellers who have stayed at The Riad Le Clos des Arts? We stayed there in mid-March this year and found it to be an absolutely wonderful place to stay. Massimo and Giorgina were wonderful hosts and their staff were all very friendly and helpful. The food was a delight, truly Moroccan and the our suite was clean, comfortable and beautifully decorated! . The Riad itself is an hidden gem, with a fantastic courtyard on entry. It is located centrally in the Medina - just 10 mins walk away from the main Square and once you get used to the alleyways you soon find your way back! We are thinking of going back to Morocco in a couple of years and will definitely make a return back to The Riad Le Clos des Arts.
Angela and Bill McClements - Shropshire, England

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Riad le Clos des Arts

Address: Riad Zitoune Jdid, Derb Tbib 50 | Near Dar Si Said and Bahia Palace, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Marrakech
#3 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
#20 Business Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range: £111 - £173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Riad le Clos des Arts 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In a narrow street of the Medina of Marrakech come and discover Riad le Clos des Arts: a charming Arab house renovated in pure Moresque style. Be seduced by this fascinating oriental atmosphere. Be tempted by the authenticity of traditional Moroccan flavours. Be refreshed by a plunge into our small pool on the terrace. The riad offers 1 suite deluxe, 2 suites, 3 double deluxe, 2 double superior and 1 single room, all with ensuite bathrooms facilities, independent heating/cooling system and safe. Food is central to the life of the house and our chef proposes daily typical Moroccan specialities and revisited traditional recipes. Dinner is on order. ... more   less 
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