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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 460 Hotels in Marrakech
Woodbridge, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Superb”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

The hotel staff were excellent. We could not fault them. The rooms were beautiful and so was the food.
The staff were incredibly helpful in helping us to organise spas and trips out to the Mezourga desert. We would strongly recommend Moroccan Attractive Tours for their 3 day trip involving camel rides and also Quad bikes over the sand dunes when you are there. A perfect trip for teenage children and our driver Mustafa was fantastic, very informative and caring.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 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, August 28, 2013
Hello. We are glad that you have enjoyed so much your stay with us in Riad Belle Epoque and your adventure trip. It is always nice to hear such enthusiastic words from our guests. Thanks a lot for sharing with us and with the rest of tripadvisor community your opinion. Best Regards from all the staff.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

We can add only more praise to he great reviews of this beautiful riad!
We were 3 couples who had never travelled in this region before, and the fabulous staff at Belle Époque were kind, helpful, informative and extremely professional in supporting us on our Marrakech adventure.
The riad was very clean, both in the rooms and the communal areas, the atmosphere was calm and relaxing, and it was just so beautiful! The breakfast was different each morning, and we were able to eat on the lovely roof terrace.
It was approx 15-20 mins walk to the main square.
A special mention must go to Mohammed, and especially Rahal, who efficiently sorted our every request, from a last-minute camel ride to a restaurant reservation and a hammam. Fantastic!

  • Stayed June 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, June 24, 2013
Thanks a lot for sharing your opinion with us and the TripAdvisor users. All the staff of Riad La Belle Epoque are glad that you have enjoyed your stay with us and have found in our place a beautiful place to relax. Hope to see you around here again. Best Regards.
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

WOW, is all I can say, Riad De La Belle Epoque was truly an "oasis in the desert" From the moment we entered the Riad we were transformed into a very comfortable and truly traditional moroccan respite. The Piscine, decor, and then the rooms, all very nice, down to the final touch of fresh clean linens and rose petals on the bed!
It is a quick walk to adventure in the souks ( where we got lost, but I hear that is the thing to do...) and Jemma El Fna, where you get lost a whirlwind of sensory overload! Colours of the spices, lanterns and stunning pottery, not to mention the sound of the snake charmers enticing the King Cobras to rise. Most importantly was the amazing service! I cant thank Maria enough for going out if her way to return via post my suit jacket that I had left in the closet. Ta many times over!

  • Stayed May 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, Gerente at Riad de la Belle Epoque, responded to this review, June 21, 2013
Hi Dianne. Thanks a lot for sharing your review. We are glad that you have found in Riad La Belle Epoque an "oasis in the desert". Reading your review, we have the feeling that you have felt in Marrakech more in Paradise than in the desert. It is so good to read such a vibrant description of the red city. Thanks again for your kindness. Hope to see you around one day.
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

10 of us spent an amazing long weekend in Marrakech for a friend's hen do. Having Riad de la Belle Epoque as our base could not have worked out better. I booked it myself based on all the great reviews on Tripadvisor, and also the fact they could accommodate 10 girls in twin rooms as most riads in Marrakech seemed only to have maybe one or two twins at best. I couldn't have made a better choice. From our welcoming arrival with mint tea and traditional biscuits accompanied by an in-depth introduction to the local area in both English and French, to the amazing breakfasts served on the roof terrace (which varied each day, but were all delicious and more than plentiful) and the incredible customer service (even going out to the shops to buy one of the group some cigarettes because she'd run out and they didn't stock her brand in the Riad!), everything about the place made us feel at home and really spoilt. The staff were all so friendly and generous (quite handsome too ;-), and nothing was too much trouble. The bedrooms were beautiful - particularly the ornate en suite bathrooms - and we all found the beds really comfortable (and weren't bothered by any outside noise during the night). The location is great - it's about a 15 minute walk to Jemaa El Fna, but you enjoy every minute of it. We would all be very happy to return there if we ever had the chance to repeat our Moroccan Adventure! Highly recommended.

Room Tip: Although the Coco Chanel room is the most luxurious and romantic, the window faces directly onto the...
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  • Stayed April 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, June 5, 2013
Thanks a lot for your wonderful review. We are glad that your hen party has been as you have planned and that your stay in Riad Belle Epoque and in Marrakech has been so good (that is what it sounds like when reading your kind words). Hope to see you back soon. Best Regards.
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Gouda, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Riad de la Belle Epoque is a lovely and quiet place in the medina. The location is perfect for visiting the souks (aprox 5 min walk) and the place Djemaa el Fna (aprox 15 min walk). The riad was clean with beautiful rooms and lovely decoration and everyday fresh towels. The staff was really kind and helpful. Everyday they served a delicious breakfast with fresh OJ and (mint) tea and coffee. There is also a great roofterrace where you can eat breakfast, sunbathe or drink something.
When you want to visit Marrakech, we would recommend you this riad

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cebrian5, Propietario at Riad de la Belle Epoque, responded to this review, May 27, 2013
Thanks a lot for sharing your opinion and for recommending our Riad Belle Epoque. While reading your review, we have the feeling that you have really enjoyed being in Marrakech and in our place, so hope to see you back again. Best Regards.
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Mississauga, Canada
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15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

The Riad de la Belle Epoque was a great place for our adventures through the souks. Pleasant and welcoming staff, comfortable room, nice roof-top terrace, small but cool and comforting pool. It is important to remember that a Riad is not a luxury hotel, so you should not expect the same sort of experience. Having said that, this is a clean, comfortable and friendly place well-situated for exploring the old city.

It was a bit of a surprise that the final 2 or 3 minutes by taxi meant getting out and walking because the road is too narrow for a car, but it is all part of the Marrakech experience, and a good warm-up for the experience of negotiating prices (and fighting off the many offers of "help").

With only one night available for me to visit Marrakech, I could not have asked for more.

Room Tip: Check out the website: rooms are pretty much as described. I stayed in the "Karen Blixen"...
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  • Stayed May 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, May 21, 2013
Thanks a lot for sharing your opinion. You have made an excellent definition of what a Riad is. An experience not to be missed in Marrakech. It´s a petty that you have only been one night with us. Maybe the next time. Best Regards
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Colchester, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

From the minute I stepped into to the Riad, a real sense of tranquillity descended. The staff could not have been more helpful or friendly. The rooms were decorated to a high standard, cleaned every day and fresh towels left (I particularly liked the swans shapes they were left in). We could have breakfast when we wanted it and it was delicious and far more than expected. We also ate on the roof terrace bathed in glorious sunshine and we also used the terrace for drinks in the evening, a great way to begin or end your evening. It was quiet at night, so slept really well. I would recommend this place to anyone, it really was fabulous.

  • Stayed April 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, May 13, 2013
Thanks Emma for your kind words and for sharing your opinion with us. We are glad that you have found Riad Belle Epoque fabulous and we hope to see you back one of this days. We will always be happy to serve you a good breakfast under the sun. :-)

Best Regards from Marrakech
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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 ( Wi-Fi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#22 Luxury Hotel in Marrakech
#51 Family Hotel in Marrakech
#52 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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