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Le Riad Monceau
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   7 / 8 derb Chaabane | Riad Zitoun Lakdim, Marrakech 40000 , Morocco   |  
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Ranked #398 of 461 hotels in Marrakech
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36 hotel reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“close to the heart of marrakesh”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

You probably cant get closer to the centre of the city in such style. The staff were all very pleasent and really helped to make our trip. The main suite has the most beautiful bathroom I have ever stayed in, huge bath with all the trimmings, robes, soft towels, candles and rose petals. The quality of this room is rather out of synch with the rest of the hotel, but if you want to have a fantastic room to explore the city centre from, then it does not get much better. For all its talk about food I have to say that I was dissapointed. I am not really sure why Marrakesh concentrates on food so much as never found a great meal all week.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2012

We’ve been to Marrakech 3 times and this was the very best of all thanks to our stay at this beautiful gem of a riad. My wife and I stayed in the Pasha Suite which was really big, beautiful, with a lovely open fireplace and the most amazing hot tub we ever saw !!! Very impressive and sooo cool !! Unfortunately we didn’t take any pictures but you can see it on the hotel website.  Wirth a visit.
The inner courtyard is just breathtaking with its beautiful palm trees and the lovely pool. And at night, with the candles and lights it is just one of the most gorgeous  places to spend an evening. Speaking of which : have dinner there! The 2 meals we had at the onsite restaurant were definitely the best we had in Marrakech.  If the weather is warm enough, ask for a table by the pool. 
All in all I’d call this place perfect. Marrakech is an overload for the senses if you've never been there and riad Monceau makes the transition so easy. The Riad is away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist trap but in the meantime it’s just off the main square which is less than a 2 minute walk.  This is a huge bonus as walking in old Marrakech can be quite daunting when you are used to it. 
Tip : ask to have a look at their book which is beautiful and can make a really nice souvenir from Marrakech (tons of photos of the riad + more than 50 Moroccan recipes).

  • Stayed February 2012, 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2012

My partner and I spent 3 nights at this beautiful hotel in mid-January. Quite cold outside but so warm and welcoming inside !! The whole place is just soooo beautiful !
We stayed in the Caliph superior double room which was just amazing : beautiful furnishing, a lot of space and a huge en suite bathroom. Moreover the location is really the best you can hope for as the famous Jemaa El Fna square is right off the corner of the street.

Room Tip: Caliph was great ; all rooms are featured on their website
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  • Stayed January 2012, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2012

The highlite of our stay in Marrakech was the Riad Monceau.
the rooms are very comfortable and the peace and tranquility abounds.
The staff were very helpful in many ways from our arrival to departure.
the food was delicious. I met the owner on many occasions and she was delightful.
the owner's receptionist/ assistant was very helpful and kind. When we arrived we found we had a room on the first floor. it was my mistake as i did not think there would be no elevator. When we explained the problem with the stairs we were immediately given a room on the main level off the courtyard.

  • Stayed January 2012, 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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London, United Kingdom
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

We did not enjoy our stay in Marrakech as a city for a number of reasons, but the absolute highlight of our stay was being able to escape back to the Riad Monceau for respite. The peace and tranquility was amazing after the sights and sounds of the city. The restaurant in the hotel was incredible.

The only downsides were that there is no view from the roof, the hammam was incredibly small, and some of the rooms are quite small.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2011

We had a very nice stay at the Le Riad Monceau‏. It had a very nice french colony atmosphere. The rooms were fantastic with our own jacuzzi! The hotel restaurant served tasty maroccan food and the staff were overall very friendly and helpfull. Although one of the waiters were very pushy about getting a taxi for us. He even told us that it could be very difficult getting one. Which is completely BS!

The location was right next to all the shops and markets.

  • Stayed December 2011, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2011

That’s the first word that comes to mind:perfection... Our stay was just PERFECT and all about this lovely boutique was flawless. Perfect location – all other riads we were interested in were at least 10 minutes walk from the main square (which means quite far here !!) whereas Riad Monceau was less than 2 minutes) ; a huge bonus !
Fantastic decor, gorgeous surroundings… What else can I say? Oh yes : fantastic staff! All so helpful and friendly.
Thanks all guys for making our stay an enchanting and never to be forgotten moment

Room Tip: The Pasha suite is the most expensive of all rooms but it's absolutely amazing ; huge private ja...
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  • Stayed November 2011, 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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Address: 7 / 8 derb Chaabane | Riad Zitoun Lakdim, Marrakech 40000 , Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#151 Spa Hotel in Marrakech
#155 Luxury Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Le Riad Monceau 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in a quiet side street just off the Djemaa El Fna (about 100 metres from the square) Le Riad Monceau is a cosy 7-room boutique hotel with pool, hammam-spa, rooftop terraces overviewing the Koutoubia Mosque, and a renowned Moroccan gourmet restaurant where you will enjoy the best of Moroccan gastronomy. Famous friendly cooking workshops are held every morning in the restaurant's kitchen. ... more   less 
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