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Review of Riad L'Emir

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Riad L'Emir
Ranked #71 of 500 Hotels in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 21 April 2014

Riad, L'Emir is a beautiful and cozy riad very close to Jama e fna. We enjoyed the hospitality and first class service provided by Brice and his trusted assistant Eshan. The room was spacious to accommodate 2 adults and 2 children. The whole riad was tastefully decorated in authentic Morocco style providing a quiet relief from the noise of the main square. The best experience was sitting on the roof garden having a beautiful breakfast and drinking a chilled beverage on a warm evening with courteous and ever obliging service from Eshan. He picked and dropped us from the main square navigating our luggage through the alley ways.

The riad is very central and has easy walking access to the souks, medina, restaurants and other landmarks(cafe de FRANCE - pickup point for taxi and tour guides)

The pool is very small but this is normal by riad standards. The riad provides food & drinks by the pool or on the roof garden. The wifi was exceptionally good with no loss of signal.

The only downside was the safe box in our room did not work and it would have been nice to keep all our important documents and cash without having to travel daily with it.
All in all we had a wonderful time at the Riad and would definitely recommend it to friends and family.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 January 2014

Tricky to find but a pleasant stay. As mentioned in other reviews here, the rooftop, breakfast and hospitality are good. The only caveat I would have on staying here is if you don’t speak French and this is your first time in Marrakech/Morocco, you might find that a hotel or riad where the staff can help you in English would be easier if you plan to use the hotel as your base for planning day trips, booking restaurants etc. The staff were great. We had a room on the mid-floor facing the street. The street was a bit noisy until around 10pm with the local kids playing football outside. It didn’t bother me, but you might want to request a room away from the street if noise bothers you.

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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 November 2010

Navigate your way through the bustling back streets of Marrakesh and you will find an Oasis that is the Riad L'emir, Brice and his french co-host are friendly welcoming and helpful. The rooms are tasteful and the riad is cosy and clean but the icing on the cake is the beautiful rooftop garden where continental breakfasts were served daily, the view from the observation ledge was amazing. Brice, with his wealth of local information, will organise everything for you, from trips to the atlas mountains, which were stunning, to resevations in local restaurants and taxi's. Marrekesh is an amazing vibrant experience and the riad is only 10 mins walk from the center, an ideal place to relax and unwind. Would certainly return :-)

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 30 September 2010

Just 5 minutes from the hustle and bustle that is Jemma el Fna this very secluded Riad was the perfect place to chill out relax after the culture shock of Marrakech, Brice the proprietor welcomed us and introduced us to Isham his erstwhile assistant, who, as if like a Genie appeared at the moment we wanted something and seemed to grant our every wish. service was unfussy attentive yet totally unobtrusive. OK, the pool is small. So what? After 3 hours getting lost in the Souks it was a most welcome dip especially with an ice cold beer in hand.
Breakfast was simple but just right made all the better being served on the delightful roof top terrace with views of all the other roof tops, oh and the hazy Atlas Mountains to the South. The rooms were luxuriously simple, air conned, taste full bath rooms with powerfully shower in the vast bath. Plump fluffy towels to hand. we arranged a day trip up in to the mountains with Brice. Five of us plus Brice shoe horned in to his Toyota 4x4. And what a trip! Up to Imlil at 2000m or so clear blue skies to view North Africa's highest peak Jebel Toukbal. Brice took us to his favourite restaurant with a 360 degree view of the peaks and valleys of the High Atlas. A truly memorable meal.
So will I recommend Riad L'Emir with Brice and Isham. Most deffinately. Ignore the Americans' negative review, they're just ignorant.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 August 2010

Great position, close to Place Jemma El Fna and many others places to visit; good wi-fi connection, the staff is very kind, helpful, discreet and good in anticipating every needs we had. There's a pool but it's quite small, smaller than it looks in pictures

  • Stayed: August 2010
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Reviewed 24 April 2010

This is a nice, clean and pretty good priced Riad that you can find in Marrakesh. It is located very close to the Jemaa el Fna and the Koutoubia Mosque. The only thing is it is little bit hidden in the Medina like all the riads. The stuff is very kind. The Moroccan man who takes care of everything in the hotel is very nice and kind. The French owner is also very careful and talkative. The rooms are pretty well decorated because the owner is used to be an art director. It reflects the Moroccan spirit very nice. The bed is comfy and the room is clean. The bathroom is ok except the bathtub, which is painted and has lots of dark areas on it. It should be nice if they would have put some white classic Duravit style tub. However some may find it authentic. But my wife found it disgusting. The roof ok but don't expect to find a significant Medina view. You can only see a part of the minaret of the Koutoubia mosque. Other then that it is a good place to get the morning sun when having breakfast. By the way, the breakfast is French style and it is delicious. You might find more authentic Riad with similar price but if you somehow come up with this Riad stick with it.

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled on business
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Thank talhacilek
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Reviewed 15 February 2010

Very kind staff in a beautiful Riad. Large bathroom and very confortable bed, very centrally located. Excellent

  • Stayed: January 2010, travelled with family
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Address: 10 Bis Derb El Arsa Kennaria | Kennaria, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #71 of 500 Hotels in Marrakech
Price Range: £61 - £98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Riad L'Emir 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A luxurious guesthouse with a contemporary style, completely refurbished in 2005 and expertly blending simplicity and technology. The Riad L'Emir is a residence with great character situated in Marrakesh's medina, a refuge of peace and tranquillity. Here, the comfort of a modern hotel establishment and the refinement of traditional local architecture are united in great harmony. When night falls, the exoticness that envelops the location becomes more intense thanks to the magical light arrangements installed around the indoor swimming pool. In this extremely relaxing ambience daydreams and reverie come into their own. The silhouette of the Kutubia reflects on to the terrace to complete the beautiful setting of this peaceful place where relaxation can not be avoided. ... more   less 
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