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“Absolutely amazing” 5 of 5 stars
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Riad Al Mansoura
Ranked #359 of 504 Hotels in Marrakech
Launceston, Australia
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3 reviews
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“Absolutely amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

I had a very pleasant stay and I am revitalized in the quiet riad. The decor is sought and highly personalized and gives a special touch to this property. The staff is very friendly and welcoming. Aziz was good advice and a very nice guide. my boyfriend loves the tea and the Crips of the morning we always have in breakfast. i Really love to come back one day again....

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Riad Al Mansoura in Marrakech is the only way to go, this one ticks lots of the boxes. The idea for our Christmas 2013 getaway was to go to a predominately non-Christian country within a short range, as our holiday time was limited. Researching accommodation brought us to the conclusion that a Riad would be better than other well-known luxury places. Cost and the idea to get a glimpse of the hustle and bustle of ordinary, daily life was our main objective.

The Riad is a historic building, but very comfortable and close to the Bahia Palace. Once behind the closed doors of the Riad you enter into a world of calm. Whilst the decor of the place is comfortable, it could do with updating in some of the rooms. Fortunately this was made up for by the approachability, cheerfulness and helpfulness of Madame Zaikia, who was excellent. No request was too much hassle for her and her husband.

Just off from the heart of the medina, it is important for potential guests to realise that this is a living, breathing part of the city where locals live, trade and earn a living, so is not going to be akin to places like La Mamounia Hotel that lies behind 15 foot high gates; in other words it is completely authentic.

Similarly, if you want something with less of a nod to European ideas of what Moroccan food should be like, then book the half board package, as we did. Breakfast is traditional Morrocan food and all meals are served fresh every day. Madame Zaikia made sure we wouldn't go hungry and we really need to thank her for giving us a wonderful escape from Christmas.

Room Tip: Rooms away from the main through fare are best as they are quietest.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Mauro M
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

THis Riad is excellent. It is an historic building but is very comfortable. The staff, Abdul and his wife Zakia were very friendly and welcoming. Zakia was really friendly and her cooking was divine. They are a great asset to the Riad and I would heartily recommend this riad to families,couples and solo travellers.

It is very close to the Bahia palace and the synagogue and is only 5min walk to the square

I would advise peopel staying here to eat here as well - the food, cooked by Madame Zakia is sublime

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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South England
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

We travelled to Marrakech in April 2012 and really loved this place. It's rustic, charming and very peaceful so was great to come back to after a busy day in the medina. We were greeted by Aziz the owner and Zakia who looked after us very well. We were the only people staying there and having been given a key, it felt like our own Riad in the city. Breakfast is immense and we were served fresh, traditional morrocan food. Zakia certainly made sure we wouldn't go hungry! They were extremely friendly and we are only sorry our french wasn't up to scratch.

The riad is down one of the alleys but is only just off the main street, seemed a little daunting at first but if you greet the locals with a friendly smile and a "hello" you are welcomed. The location was perfect and we were able to walk to all the sites in the Medina, particularly the square and the souks.

The rooms are traditionally styled and the whole building is beautiful, unfortunately the weather wasn't great when we were there so we couldn't fully enjoy the roof terrace.

We had an amazing stay and would definitely stay in Riad Al Mansoura if we came back to Marrakech. Excellent value for money!

Room Tip: All rooms are quite and peaceful..... we just went for the cheapest which was perfect!!
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Granada, Spain
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012

It is my first time in Marrakech, at the moment I am still residing at Riad Al Mansoura but I could not wait to write a review because I simply love the Place and the hosts . Mr Aziz is so helpful and the cook Zakia is not only the best cook here in town, she is simply adorable..The location is quite central, in a small narrow corner of the Madina but seems perfecty safe and easy to get to once you get the hang of the Madina ! I am in the Yellow room, simple but clean, the bed is comfortable and the bathroom is very very rustic..this is a good place to stay in as a lonely female travler I could have not come across anything better !

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
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1 Thank girlinmalta
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Pozuelo de Alarcon, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

The location is kind of weird very close to Bahia Palace and in front of the Sinagogue , the street looks kind of scarry the fisrt time ;-) but in our experience is perfectlly safe , the hotel is very clean and well kept ( no noises from the outside), the rooms are comfortable , but the strong point is their service , the guy in charge ( Aziz) is quite nice it is very helpful and tries to make the best of your stay in Marrakech , the cook is very good ( the breakfast is great nad we had dinner there and was a good experience) and the other lady was very nice as well. The service is great and you do not even know they are there . I will go to this riad the next time I go to Marrakech.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank mithritate
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sussex
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

DO NOT GO! We were shown to a tiny little room (without even a window) we had been expecting a balcony! The sheet on the bed had a huge rip in it straight on to the mattress which was filthy. The towels were literaly worn out, with holes in them and rough. Our main gripe is that it was very unwelcoming, freezing cold, with no heating. We had paid for half board which obviously came as a shock to the girl to had given us a mint tea on arrival. She said that this would be fine though. However, no food ever materialised. No chef ever materialised. The place was in darkness and freezing cold. We left to find somewhere else to eat and had a nice meal out. When we returned we realised we were the only people staying there, not even the owner showed up. Bearing in mind this Riad was down a filthy dark and long alleyway we felt vulnerable and frightened, not knowing who else may have a key to our room.
We left the next evening, we couldnt officially check out, as again, there was not a sole there.
We have travelled to many differerent countries, including the far east and India and China but have never come across such a terrible, unwelcoming, scary place.
The last reviwer says they were a group of 4 during the time we were there. There were certainly no other guests whilst we were there - beware!
We agree with a previous reviewer that the place looks abandoned and is nothing like the photos. A warm welcoming Morrocan experience it is not.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Riad Al Mansoura
Address: Hay Essalam Derb Manchoura 11, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
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Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #359 of 504 Hotels in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Riad Al Mansoura 3.5*
Number of rooms: 218
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