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“Great place to visit the souks” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Riad de la Belle Epoque

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Riad de la Belle Epoque
Ranked #38 of 505 Hotels in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
Mississauga, Canada
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124 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great place to visit the souks”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

The Riad de la Belle Epoque was a great place for our adventures through the souks. Pleasant and welcoming staff, comfortable room, nice roof-top terrace, small but cool and comforting pool. It is important to remember that a Riad is not a luxury hotel, so you should not expect the same sort of experience. Having said that, this is a clean, comfortable and friendly place well-situated for exploring the old city.

It was a bit of a surprise that the final 2 or 3 minutes by taxi meant getting out and walking because the road is too narrow for a car, but it is all part of the Marrakech experience, and a good warm-up for the experience of negotiating prices (and fighting off the many offers of "help").

With only one night available for me to visit Marrakech, I could not have asked for more.

Room Tip: Check out the website: rooms are pretty much as described. I stayed in the "Karen Blixen"...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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1 Thank BHP_Canada
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cebrian5, Propietario at Riad de la Belle Epoque, responded to this review, May 21, 2013
Thanks a lot for sharing your opinion. You have made an excellent definition of what a Riad is. An experience not to be missed in Marrakech. It´s a petty that you have only been one night with us. Maybe the next time. Best Regards
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

From the minute I stepped into to the Riad, a real sense of tranquillity descended. The staff could not have been more helpful or friendly. The rooms were decorated to a high standard, cleaned every day and fresh towels left (I particularly liked the swans shapes they were left in). We could have breakfast when we wanted it and it was delicious and far more than expected. We also ate on the roof terrace bathed in glorious sunshine and we also used the terrace for drinks in the evening, a great way to begin or end your evening. It was quiet at night, so slept really well. I would recommend this place to anyone, it really was fabulous.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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1 Thank Emma D
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cebrian5, Propietario at Riad de la Belle Epoque, responded to this review, May 13, 2013
Thanks Emma for your kind words and for sharing your opinion with us. We are glad that you have found Riad Belle Epoque fabulous and we hope to see you back one of this days. We will always be happy to serve you a good breakfast under the sun. :-)

Best Regards from Marrakech
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Valkenswaard, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

This Riad hotel right in the middle of medina Marakech is really a lovely place for adults and for children aswell. Situated in walking distance to the Djeema El Fna square. Quiet rooms, roofterras where we enjoyed our breakfast and most of all helpfull staff. And yes, the only thing to improve could be a refrigerator in the room.

Room Tip: we had room "Karen Blixen" groundfloor.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Martien V
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cebrian5, Propietario at Riad de la Belle Epoque, responded to this review, May 13, 2013
Hello Martien. Thanks a lot for letting us know your opinion and for sharing it with the rest of the travellers. It is very important for Riad Belle Epoque to know the guests opinions in order to meet their expectations. This is not the first time that we have received a suggestion about the fridge in the room and we are trying hard to find fridges that match with the rest of the decoration of the room....and believe me, it is very hard. Anyway, it seems that you have enjoyed being with us and in Marrakech, so we are happy to have fulfilled your expectations. Hope to see you back one day. Thanks a lot once again and Best Regards from Marrakech
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

This place was really a good find and we strongly recommend this Riad to everyone. Staff are very helpful and help plan our trip with day trips and best restaurants that we should try out. The rooms are clean and spacious (we stayed in the Coco Chanel room). It's a beautiful riad and the staff are always ready to help you and provide an excellent service throughout your stay, they don't make you feel like a guest but make you feel like its your home. Also the breakfast is excellent just what you need before heading out to the souks and the medina. You won't be at all disappointed with booking this Riad, we plan to go back to Marrakech and this would be where we will be staying and the place we recommend to all friends and family.

Room Tip: Excellent room recommendation Coco Chanel spacious and quite
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Govin P
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cebrian5, Propietario at Riad de la Belle Epoque, responded to this review, May 13, 2013
Hello. Thanks a lot for sharing your review with the TripaDvisor community and for your supportive words. We will give notice to the Riad Belle Epoque staff that they have helped you to feel like at home. We are looking forward to seeing you soon around once again.
Best Regards from Marrakech
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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

There are many reasons that this Riad is ranked so highly on Trip Advisor. The rooms are stunningly beautiful, the food is delicious, the amenities are outstanding and the staff are the most gracious people you will ever have the fortune to meet. The Riad de la Belle Epoque experience is all about details - from the perfectly-placed rose petals on the table of your romantic evening dinner on the terrace to the delicious mint tea and biscuits you are treated to upon arrival. Though this Riad is only a few blocks away from the insanity of the medina, it is like a whole other world. You are made not to feel like guests, but like it is your home.

The Riad uses luxurious linens and is very clean. The daily breakfasts were varied and delicious, the wifi was reliable, air conditioning was effective and the bed was extremely comfortable.

Remember that anything over and above room costs (meals, drinks etc) must be paid in Euros upon checking out. They explained this to us in advance but we were too wrapped up in our travels and forgot but thankfully had enough Euros on us when checking out.

The Road arranged transport from the airport to the Riad, and I am so glad we chose this option, as the streets can be confusing and overwhelming initially. Note that upon arrival, you are dropped off at a parking lot in close proximity to the Riad. If it is obvious that you are a tourist, many individuals will offer to take your bags for you, show you to the Riad, etc. Don't worry - it is very close and staff will help you with your bags.

Staff arranged a guide for us, who spent a half day showing us museums and guiding us through the mazes of souks. Highly recommend this option.

I can not recommend this Riad enough. Thank you so much to all staff of the Riad de la Belle Epoque for helping to make our honeymoon a memorable experience!

Room Tip: We stayed in Le Bella Otero room, which was located on the ground floor, adjacent to the wading pool...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Angie L
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cebrian5, Propietario at Riad de la Belle Epoque, responded to this review, May 8, 2013
Dear Angie

First of all thank you for choosing Riad La Belle Epoque for your honey moon. Reading your kind words makes us realize that you have really enjoyed being with us. Thanks a lot for your kind words and for sharing your opinion with the TripAdvisor members. We are glad that you have felt like at home in our Riad. This is our main aim, to make our guests feel comfortable at any moment. . We would like to wish you a happy marriage. Best Regards.
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Amsterdam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

A beautifully maintained facility, excellent located. At 3 minutes distance from parking place (acces cabs). Very friendly, helpful and polite staff. They gave us a warm welcome by serving "thé à la menthe " and they did fulfill all our wishes. All that for a reasonable price . We could not have chosen better.

Room Tip: airconditioned room is highly recommended.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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1 Thank janine H
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cebrian5, Propietario at Riad de la Belle Epoque, responded to this review, May 3, 2013
Hello

Thanks a lot for your review. It is always nice to receive feedback from our guests, specially if we know that you have enjoyed being with us. Hope to see you around sometime. Best Regards.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013 via mobile

A very well equipped and beautifully maintained facility. Well located within the medina walls and with great access to the markets and town centre facilities. We feel that the only omission was a refrigerator in the room. The rooftop terrace was very relaxing and the staff were polite and helpful. Wifi was very good at all times too.

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1 Thank PatrickDoy
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cebrian5, Propietario at Riad de la Belle Epoque, responded to this review, May 1, 2013
Thank you Patrick for letting know and sharing your opinion with us and the rest of TripAdvisor users. For us it is very important to receive feedback from our guests so we will consider the option of installing refrigerators if we can find some that match with the room decoration. As you know Riad La Belle Epoque´s furniture and ambience is based in the 1920´s and it is not easy to place a fridge in the rooms, but we will consider seriously your advise. We are glad that you have enjoyed being with us. Best Regards.
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Property: Riad de la Belle Epoque
Address: 29 Derb Sidi Bouamar | Riad Laarouss, Marrakech Medina, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#19 Luxury Hotel in Marrakech
#53 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
#59 Family Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Riad de la Belle Epoque 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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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