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“One of the very best in Marrakech...” 5 of 5 stars
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Riad de la Belle Epoque
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   29 Derb Sidi Bouamar | Riad Laarouss, Marrakech Medina, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #53 of 462 Hotels in Marrakech
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“One of the very best in Marrakech...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

We stayed here for two nights in March 2013 and could not have been more pleased with our choice. We were so warmly welcomed by the lovely Rahhal who made us feel really valued as guests. We were already in Marrakech and so had the advantage of being able to view several riads before making our choice for our last few nights for when we returned from a weekend break to Essaouira on the coast. This riad has the perfect balance of luxury and homeliness. The Spanish owners have decorated it beautifully, with great attention to detail - it is charming and original. Our delightful room (La Bella Otera, ground floor, behind the plunge pool) was cool and relaxing, and beautifully presented. The uniformed staff are both attentive and unobtrusive... all very professional. The cook Fatima is superb, and the breakfasts were a real treat, with lots of little surprises which kept arriving at our table. You can eat downstairs in the semi covered courtyard, or on the fabulous roof terrace - again, the attention to detail was excellent with very comfortable wooden sun loungers, each with an attached drinks table, plus an outside shower to cool off under. The atmosphere in the riad is calm and peaceful. This area of the Medina has just a few cul de sac alleys which feel and are, very safe and quiet; it is a good residential area within easy access of the souks. Congratulations to the owners and all the staff, you are doing everything right. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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cebrian5, Propietario at Riad de la Belle Epoque, responded to this review, April 29, 2013
Hello. Thanks a lot for sharing your opinion. We are really pleased that you have enjoyed so much your stay with us and we want to thank you for your words of encouragement. It is always nice to receive this kind of support from our guests. Hope to see you back. Best Regards.
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Gasselte, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

We were three days with two couples in this beautifull clean Riad.
We have enjoyed every moment we stayed in "de la Belle Epoque". The staff was more than helpfull, we really felt at home and welcome. They tried to do everything possible to perfect our stay. We recommend this Riad to all.. Thanks !

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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cebrian5, Gerente at Riad de la Belle Epoque, responded to this review, April 23, 2013
Thanks a lot Henk for letting us know your opinion and sharing it with all the travellers. We are glad that you have enjoyed yyour stay with us and hope to see you back another time. Best Regards
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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

We couldn't have asked for a better riad than this. Such a beautiful and tranquil place located inside the Medina. Arriving late at night in Marrakesh I felt unwell and arriving here was a little piece of paradise. The rooms are tastefully decorated, spotless with lots of attention to detail. The breakfast service was excellent and the food delicious. All the staff without exception were friendly, efficient and nothing was too much trouble. I would not hesitate to book here again and I wish I'd had the pleasure to stay here for more nights. In terms of location, from the riad it took us approx. 10-15 minutes walk to the djemaa el fna.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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cebrian5, Propietario at Riad de la Belle Epoque, responded to this review, April 17, 2013
Thanks a lot for your Kind words. We are glad that you have enjoyed your stay with us and that you would like to stay with us for a little more. Maybe next time. Hope to see you back. Best regards and thanks again.
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Shrewsbury, England, United Kingdom
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013 via mobile

There are literally hundreds and hundreds of riads in the medina of Marrakech so I think we really landed on our feet with this one! Two females in their thirties travelling to morocco for a little sunshine and adventure, we stayed here before and after a week in Essaouira. The riad is simply beautiful with so many perfect little details we felt completely spoilt and on our return it was like coming home! Picked up from the airport at midnight and transported to this heavenly little home was perfect... Especially with a friend having a very grotty tummy at the time! Beautiful bedrooms, stunning bathrooms... We especially loved the beaten copper sinks and tadekakt shower! We stayed in both two different bedrooms equally stunning in design. The service was second to none... The staff are so helpful and kind, delicious breakfast and the top terrace is so sweet with straw hats provided for each sun lounger... A lovely touch! I would find it hard to fault the riad and whilst it was more expensive than some of our accommodation we were given an upgrade on our room and i think it is fantastic value for money. Thanks to all the staff for a fab trip!!!

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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cebrian5, Gerente at Riad de la Belle Epoque, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
We are glad to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us in Marrakech. Thanks a lot for letting us know your opinion. Hope to see you back. Best regards.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I stayed for 4 nights and were delighted with the friendly warm welcome and continuous hospitality from all the staff. Located 15 mins from the square, this relaxing, tranquil riad is the perfect contrast to the hustle and bustle of Marrakech.

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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cebrian5, Propietario at Riad de la Belle Epoque, responded to this review, April 12, 2013
Thanks a lot for sharing with us and the rest of travellers your opinion about our Riad. We are glad to hear that you have enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you another time around here. Best Regards
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

My Husband and I stayed in this peaceful little Riad for four nights. As first timers in Marrakech, we wanted to experience a Riad in the Medina. Riad de la Belle Epoque is beautifully decorated, with attention to detail in every corner. The staff are extremely helpful and welcoming. Special thanks to their restaurant recommendations! Breakfasts were delicious.Roof Terrace is lovely.The Riad is located 10-15min walk away from Jema El Fna- an ideal distance, just right from the madness of the square. Unfortunately the pool was a little small and located in the reception/dining area, which meant we weren't inclined to swim- even though this was one of the reasons we booked it- for the pool. Apart from this, it was a fantastic stay. We highly recommend this Riad!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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cebrian5, Propietario at Riad de la Belle Epoque, responded to this review, April 8, 2013
Thanks a lot for letting us know your opinion about our riad. We hope that you have enjoyed your first stay in Marrakech and we are sorry for the pool. We agree that it is not proper for swimming, just to relax and refresh as well as the shower on the terrace. It is very difficult to find a riad with the kind of swimming pool that you were expecting where you can actually swim. Anyway we admire your energy, after spending the whole day in the medina and still strong enough to swim. :-) We are glad to hear that anyway you have enjoyed your stay with us. Best regards.
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

You feel so comfortable and connected when  you enter a Riad and u are greeted with the words - ' Welcome to your home  !!'. Riad Belle Époque is an awesome example of great hospitality. Special mention of Abdul who was so kind and caring throughout our stay. He made sure that his guests feel at home. We stayed in Mata Hari room and were completely taken away by the austerity, yet authenticity of the room. It gave us the flavor of Morrocon decor throughout our stay. And coming to the food, it was one of the best we had in Marrakech (considering we are vegetarians). We requested to have breakfast in the nice small terrace, to which the staff agreed and Hasan (the guy in charge of late eve-morning shift) made sure that things were arranged as we wished. Breakfast was awesome and not to be missed. Though the Riad is in a very small lane, which is like 5 min away from the main parking, but don't get intimidated by the location, it's safe and u'll get used to it. Overall highly recommended and we would love to go back :)

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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cebrian5, Propietario at Riad de la Belle Epoque, responded to this review, April 4, 2013
Thanks a lot for sharing your opinion and for letting us know that you have felt like at home. We are glad that you have enjoyed your stay with us and your kind words give us support to keep going in this direction. Thanks for your recomendation and if you come back to Marrakech you will be more than welcome to our riad. Best regards.
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Address: 29 Derb Sidi Bouamar | Riad Laarouss, Marrakech Medina, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#23 Luxury Hotel in Marrakech
#43 Family Hotel in Marrakech
#49 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Riad de la Belle Epoque 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Reformed from a former traditional house, Belle Epoque has been decorated with antiquities.Each of the seven rooms has been decorated with Art Decó furniture and objects combined with the traditional Moroccan style. They are dedicated to feminine prominent figures of the Belle Epoque who evoke those happy years of transitory well-being.All of them have WIFI connection,cold and heat air conditioning and amenities for the bath.Our rooms are:Karen Blixen, La Bella Otero, Isadora Duncan, Mata Hari, Coco Chanel, Anita Delgado (Maharaní de Kapurthala) and Josephine Baker. ... more   less 
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