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“A home away from home” 5 of 5 stars
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31, Derb jdid Bab Doukkala 44.000, Marrakech, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #2 of 465 Hotels in Marrakech
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“A home away from home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013 via mobile

When we were researching this Riad we saw all the positive reviews and assumed they must have been written by the owners. Nowhere could be that good! But It was. From our arrival to our departure we were looked after and treated to the highest levels of hospitality. Breakfast was available at any time of day; the pools were heated to just the right temperature; everything was clean and beautifully presented. Above all, the staff were incredibly friendly. The food was excellent and the service was perfect. We would definitely return here if staying in Marrakech again.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 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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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

We recently stayed at the Riad Noire D'Ivoire and would highly recommend
it. When you first arrive in the Medina you're met with the hustle and
bustle (which you soon get used to) but as soon as you enter the Riad Noire
D'Ivoire it provides a complete contrast - a sanctuary of peace and luxury. The
Riad itself is very well appointed and atmospheric (we couldn't stop taking
photos of the place!) and for us was exactly what we were hoping for in
terms of how a Moroccan Riad should feel. We stayed in the Cameleon Room
which was perfect for what we wanted and again very nicely decorated with
local themes. The Riad has a nice pool and bar together with a beautiful
inner courtyard area around which the rooms are based. There's also a
lovely roof terrace where you can have freshly made breakfast every day as
the sun comes up and the city awakes. The service is attentive and the
staff very pleasant. Above all Rebeca is a wonderful hostess and ensures
that all her guests are made welcome and that they're aware of the many
options that Marrakech has to offer. Rebeca took the time to give us
directions, provide tips on dos and don'ts in the Medina, book restaurants
and day trips and look after our transportation (which included Cous Cous
the donkey pulling our luggage). Rebeca even arranged for us to be
escorted by a staff member a couple of times to ensure we found our way.
All Rebeca and Damien's recommendations worked out really well. The Riad
is probably about a 10-15 minute walk to the main Square and about a 5
minute walk to catch a cab if going outside the Medina so everything is
within easy reach. All in all we had a very memorable stay in Marrakech
and this was largely down to the Riad Noire D'Ivoire

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Located in the depths of the medina is a real gem. The riad is luxurious. From the moment you step in, you can feel that no expense has been spared to create a Moroccan paradise. The service was exceptional. The staff - Nordine, Nebil and all others - was attentive and eager to attend to every whim. It was a treat to be able to dine in the riad, where tables were set to maximize privacy as if we were fine dining at home. The heated pool was an absolute bonus, where our young daughter enjoyed afternoon frolics after long morning walks through Marrakech. Rebeca and Damien could not be more amazing hosts, always providing helpful suggestions on what to do and where to go for the real Marrakech. A truly elegant place in every way.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

I'd highly recommend staying at a Riad for a first time visit to Marrakech and while I can't compare to other Riads we did enjoy our stay here. The staff and service were impeccable, although english wasn't as strong as their arabic and french. Lots of cats in the property. Breakfast was great and the roof was a peaceful place to eat it when it wasn't too cold, although once the flies start waking up they get very annoying.
After a couple days we were fairly proficient at navigating the streets and alleys surrounding the Riad and got used to the 15-20 min walk to the Jemma/main square through the souks. Tours of the Atlas mountains and car/driver arranged by the Riad were very enjoyable and highly recommended. Restaurant recommendations by Damien were spot on and both him and Rebecca were very friendly.

Room Tip: Every room is unique, the smallest one right by the entrance is extremely noisy from kids playing ou...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

I want to start out by saying the experience and stay is far better than any Four Seasons, Ritz or Mandarin Oriental hotels we have stayed at. I feel this was a 7 star hotel! My husband and I will talk about our stay here for a LONG TIME. It made our stay in Marrakech perfect.

You are greeted by Couscous (donkey) and a hotel staff to walk you to the Riad. From there, Rebecca will greet you to show you around :) The rooms are amazing!!! We were booked for the Panther Suite which had a small leak, so we stayed in the Zebra room. We were showed both, and I actually liked the Zebra room better. It was smaller, but sooo cozy!!!

Rebecca always had our reservations made, and made sure the driver knew exactly where we were going. Damien was also a huge help with directions and suggestions on where to go for lunch and dinner. Before you head out for the day, they give you a cell phone to use for your stay, and you keep that with you until you checkout. You are able to call Rebecca or Damien at anytime for questions and directions. It's amazing to even receive that kind of service. We always felt like we had help at the tips of our fingers (literally).

Breakfast was included in our stay, and was amazing. We had a fruit cup and yogurt. Then they always had hot bread and eggs if you like. The breakfast was soooo fresh and I always looked forward to it.

We did use the hot swimming pool twice which was very nice. Nice to relax and have drinks after you have been walking for awhile. The Riad has 4 cats that live there, which made the stay even better!!! Huge animal lover, and they are all very sweet. They do not go into the rooms, so there is no need to worry if your allergic.

The Spa - You have to get the Hamam if you stay. My skin has never felt so soft!! You will be amazed what this will leave your body feeling like. It was a great experience!!!!! Everything is done very professionally :) Make sure to get the 55 min. massage afterwards :)

I never wanted to try a taxi so we walked everywhere, and at night we used private transportation. Rebecca or Damien can book this for you. Yes it's more expensive, but worth every penny. It's nice having a car waiting on you, and not hassling with a taxi and prices. The driver Mohamed was sooo nice. We fell in love with him. After dinner, a staff at the hotel would always walk us back to the Riad at night. We never had a worry at all.

This was just not a great stay, but a great experience as well. I can't even put into words how much we loved our stay here. We appreciate everything the staff did for us. I can't wait to go back, just to stay here. :)

Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!

Room Tip: Rooms are all good. Saw the Panther and Zebra suite. I preferred the Zebra room because it was more...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Marrakech, Morocco
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5 hotel reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

Excellent staff, management flawless and friendly. Felt so well cared for. They seemed to magically know when to appear and disappear. Attentive without being cloying. Made us bookings at restaurants around town and ensured we always had a roaring fire when we came home in the evening. Couldn't recommend enough. The heated pool and roof terrace were also big pluses. Some people seem daunted by the entry via winding streets in the medina but it was quite easy to navigate after the first time.

Room Tip: We were in Panthere it was a bit dark but nice office space.
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  • Stayed December 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 December 30, 2012

If I need to recharge my batteries and want to be well looked after, then I visit Marrakech. It was my second stay at the Riad Noir d'Ivoire and I will return on a regular basis. The passion for dedicated service and attention to detail by the hotel management (Rebeca, Damien), staff (Nabil and others) and excursion partners (Samir) is absolutely fantastic! Makes me smile all the time. Favourite places are the roof top terrace for tranquility and Caméléon which is a very atmospheric room. All in all, this is my favourite hotel. Enjoy! Christian

Room Tip: Cameleon is a tastefully decorated room with a cosy open fire place. Recommended!
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  • Stayed December 2012, 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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Additional Information about Riad Noir d'Ivoire

Address: 31, Derb jdid Bab Doukkala 44.000, Marrakech, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
#7 Family Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Riad Noir d'Ivoire is a romantic destination composed of five suites, three of which have private roof terraces and jacuzzis, two junior suites and two double rooms. Services include Spa with traditional hammam, Boutique, fully equipped gym, library, restaurant and a heated pool. All suites have fireplaces and all rooms, have air conditioning, heating, mini-bars, hairdryers, wall safes and flat screen televisions. Meet and greet service with our donkey Couscous and our four loving cats! ... more   less 
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