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“Simple yet modern riad” 4 of 5 stars
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Riad de Vinci
Ranked #149 of 1,171 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Lisbon, Portugal
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62 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Simple yet modern riad”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

This simple yet modern riad is a tranquil setting to be in after a day of sightseeing in Marrakech. It is located in the medina, but is a 20 minute walk to Jamaa el Fna Square and a 5/10 to some of the souks. Common areas are cosy and all is immaculately clean. Music was often playing in the background but very softly. The room we stayed in was average sized and had interesting decoration details, in line with the common areas. The bathroom size was above average but the window did not open. The washbasin drain was clogged and the toilet seat was loose. Breakfast was quite good, with bread rolls, pancake-like and croissant-like patties, butter, cheese, jams, coffee and milk.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

Inside the medina, we loved this riad that has kept its Moroccan style with a super modern touch. Bathrooms are great and beds are firm and good. The swimming pool in the patio and the terrace are great additions to the riad.

  • Stayed July 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Second time here, didn't get round to writing a review the first time but this great Riad deserves better attention as it really is sublime. Although if it creeps up the list at Tripadvisor it may prove difficult to get a room...

Location is great, in the north of the Medina with a 15 minute walk to either the souks or the main square and a crafty short cut to the new town, so all bases are well covered.

The staff are a real highlight, nothing is too much and the service is very personal and utterly faultless. The cooking at the riad is particularly excellent although it is on request only for anything but breakfast.

The riad it self is very cool, very modern with some wonderful touches and at the contemporary end of the design spectrum with a great roof terrace, tiny plunge pool and a real attention to detail that is carried through into the top notch rooms themselves.

So while this incredible riad languishes in the mid-table of Tripadvisor ratings and deserves to be much, much higher but that just means those of us in the know can enjoy it, fuss-free.

Room Tip: Avoid the ground floor as could be noisy and the extra for the suite is not really worth it unless y...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

A special, quiet place in the Medina, not too far from the souk. Very helpful and welcoming staff, spacious and comfortable rooms on the first floor, very well decorated. WiFi Internet, good breakfast and superb dinner upon request.

Room Tip: Rooms on the first floor are quieter. Rooms on the ground floor are next to the breakfast tables.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Crozon, Bretagne, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

I can't really fault Riad De Vinci after a delightful 7 days there with my wife. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff, who were always on hand and always had a ready smile.

It was simply but elegantly finished with polished tadelakt renders, a courtyard with deep plunge pool, a very comfortable communal area and fine old wrought iron galleries, all beautifully lit at night. There's a roof garden with all the usual sunbeds, breakfast area etc to take the blissful sunshine. Room was comfortable, simple with very very good shower and very clean. Breakfast served at whatever time of day you chose to emerge!

I thought it was well located - about 3 minutes walk from the Ben Silame Mosque which is accessable to taxis and only ten minutes walk from the middle of town - will go back again and again

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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London
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

4 single females of a certain age, welcomed warmly, looked after brilliantly and enjoyed a fantastic 5 days. Excellent value, charming and helpful staff, beautifully furnished. Amazing value. Nothing was too much trouble. The kindness of ALL the staff was faultless. The rooftop terrace was bliss and well furnished. The attention to detail - candles on the stairs, Happy Birthday in petals on the bed, change in the breakfast to suit our tastes ... a really terrific find.

Room Tip: Maybe better to ask for a first floor room so as you are not disturbed by other guests on the ground...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

Myself and 3 friends stayed here for 2 nights in September. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel that we were literally in our own home and noting was too big or too small. We were swept away with the classy, sophisticated and delicate detail and the amazing roof top terrace. A real hidden gem, fantastic value, close proximity to local attractions including the square which was a 10 minute walk. Cannot wait to return to this fab riad. Thank you for making our trip magical

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Property: Riad de Vinci
Address: 155 Ahmed Soussi Derb el Farran, Marrakech 40008, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #149 of 1,171 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Riad de Vinci 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the very heart of the Medina, 15 minutes walking from main Jemaa El Fna square and Majorelle gardens, Riad de Vinci is a charming place with a smart and unique style. Designed as a modern Riad inspired by its Moroccan origins, the decoration combines old handicraft techniques with a contemporary style. Each room boasts its own style to make your stay truly unique.The 4 double rooms and the Leonardo Suite provide all the comfort you need. They all include air conditioning, a private bathroom, closets and good quality beds. Wireless Internet is also available for free in all the Riad.A continental breakfast including fresh orange juice and home made Moroccan pancakes is served every day either in the patio, on the roof top terrace or in your room. And you can taste a typical Moroccan dinner that our cook prepares every day with fresh products.To ensure your comfort, Riad de Vinci also proposes other services such as an airport shuttle service, hammam / massages or tour organization. Please feel free to contact us should you need any information.After a day of sightseeing in Marrakech and its Medina, come to Riad de Vinci and relax in the patio by the pool or in the other chilling areas of the Riad. And at night, feel the magic and charming atmosphere of the Riad displayed by the lights and candles. ... more   less 
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