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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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“Fabulous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

"La Belle Epoque" is a little gem. Beautifully run with delightful, charming staff who could not be more helpful. Wonderful breakfasts, on the terrace if you wish, beautifully prepared and presented. I wish I had had one lunch or dinner there as the cusine is excellent, I'm sure. The rooms are spotless and the bathroom accoutrements luxurious. Great location in the heart of the Medina. An oasis of calm in a vibrant exciting exotic city. A word of advice - do take up their offer of being picked up by a cab from the airport. Like most Riads, it's not easy to find if you are a stranger to the town. But after a couple of days, you soon get the hang of it. In all, it made my first stay in Marrakech a delightful experience. Highly recommended. I will return.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 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, October 7, 2013
Thank´s a lot for sharing with us your opinion about Riad Belle Epoque. For us is great to read such reviews and we are glad that you have enjoyed Marrakech and being with us. Hope to see you back sonn. Best Regards
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Bonn, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

OUr stay was excellent. Great hotel, the rooms were were nicely furnished with a lot of thoughtful details and clean. Stuff was kind, helpful and excellent.
The roof terrace is wonderful place to chill and enjoy quite hours from noisy Marrakech or to take breakfast. Each day something else is served for breakfast with the same attitude for details as you find in your room.
Location was just great only a 10-15 minute walk to the great piazza.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 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, October 1, 2013
We are glad that you have enjoyed your stay in Riad Belle Epoque and in Marrakech. Hope to see you again. Thanks a lot for sharing your opinion with us. Best Regards.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

What can I say? From the moment we arrived at our Riad, the service was impeccable. The staff were lovely- from Farid who picked us up at the taxi point and carried our bags, to Fatima the wonderful cook.
The Riad itself was beautiful- a little haven in the middle of crazy Marrakesh! The pool was cool; just what you needed to help relax after a busy day. The room- we stayed in the Isadora Duncan room- was lovely. The bed was big and comfortable. The bathroom was unique and very clean. Every day the room was cleaned and the towels placed in different patterns on the bed- a nice touch! The A/C was very strong- again just what you needed after spending the afternoon in 40 degree heat! We ate at the Riad a lot- because the food was so good. I would particularly recommend the Beef tagine with prunes. And the Casablanca beer! It was amazing to eat our food on the roof terrace, both evening and morning.
The best part for me was how they helped me celebrate my birthday- and secretly (alongside my partner) placed chocolate cake, champagne and flowers in my room that evening. It was really lovely, I could not have asked for more! And thank you for singing Happy Birthday to me! We have already said that we would love to return for a long weekend. I hope we do soon! Shukran Rahhal, Mohamed, Farid and Abdul! Allah ykhlef!

Room Tip: All rooms seemed lovely to us! So tiny, yet perfect!
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  • Stayed August 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, Propietario at Riad de la Belle Epoque, responded to this review, August 29, 2013
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Thanks a lot for sharing your opinion and your special moments at Riad Belle Epoque with us. You make us feel very proud reading your words and of course we are glad to know that you have enjoyed being with us. It was a pleasure to have you around here. Hope to see you back again. Best regards from all the staff.
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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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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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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
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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
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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.

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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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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
#48 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
#60 Family Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Riad de la Belle Epoque 4*
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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