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“What a wonderful surprise, a beautiful corner in the Medina!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Riad de la Belle Epoque

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Riad de la Belle Epoque
Ranked #41 of 504 Hotels in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
Toronto, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“What a wonderful surprise, a beautiful corner in the Medina!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

WOW, is all I can say, Riad De La Belle Epoque was truly an "oasis in the desert" From the moment we entered the Riad we were transformed into a very comfortable and truly traditional moroccan respite. The Piscine, decor, and then the rooms, all very nice, down to the final touch of fresh clean linens and rose petals on the bed!
It is a quick walk to adventure in the souks ( where we got lost, but I hear that is the thing to do...) and Jemma El Fna, where you get lost a whirlwind of sensory overload! Colours of the spices, lanterns and stunning pottery, not to mention the sound of the snake charmers enticing the King Cobras to rise. Most importantly was the amazing service! I cant thank Maria enough for going out if her way to return via post my suit jacket that I had left in the closet. Ta many times over!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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cebrian5, Gerente at Riad de la Belle Epoque, responded to this review, June 21, 2013
Hi Dianne. Thanks a lot for sharing your review. We are glad that you have found in Riad La Belle Epoque an "oasis in the desert". Reading your review, we have the feeling that you have felt in Marrakech more in Paradise than in the desert. It is so good to read such a vibrant description of the red city. Thanks again for your kindness. Hope to see you around one day.
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

10 of us spent an amazing long weekend in Marrakech for a friend's hen do. Having Riad de la Belle Epoque as our base could not have worked out better. I booked it myself based on all the great reviews on Tripadvisor, and also the fact they could accommodate 10 girls in twin rooms as most riads in Marrakech seemed only to have maybe one or two twins at best. I couldn't have made a better choice. From our welcoming arrival with mint tea and traditional biscuits accompanied by an in-depth introduction to the local area in both English and French, to the amazing breakfasts served on the roof terrace (which varied each day, but were all delicious and more than plentiful) and the incredible customer service (even going out to the shops to buy one of the group some cigarettes because she'd run out and they didn't stock her brand in the Riad!), everything about the place made us feel at home and really spoilt. The staff were all so friendly and generous (quite handsome too ;-), and nothing was too much trouble. The bedrooms were beautiful - particularly the ornate en suite bathrooms - and we all found the beds really comfortable (and weren't bothered by any outside noise during the night). The location is great - it's about a 15 minute walk to Jemaa El Fna, but you enjoy every minute of it. We would all be very happy to return there if we ever had the chance to repeat our Moroccan Adventure! Highly recommended.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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cebrian5, Propietario at Riad de la Belle Epoque, responded to this review, June 5, 2013
Thanks a lot for your wonderful review. We are glad that your hen party has been as you have planned and that your stay in Riad Belle Epoque and in Marrakech has been so good (that is what it sounds like when reading your kind words). Hope to see you back soon. Best Regards.
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Gouda, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Riad de la Belle Epoque is a lovely and quiet place in the medina. The location is perfect for visiting the souks (aprox 5 min walk) and the place Djemaa el Fna (aprox 15 min walk). The riad was clean with beautiful rooms and lovely decoration and everyday fresh towels. The staff was really kind and helpful. Everyday they served a delicious breakfast with fresh OJ and (mint) tea and coffee. There is also a great roofterrace where you can eat breakfast, sunbathe or drink something.
When you want to visit Marrakech, we would recommend you this riad

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cebrian5, Propietario at Riad de la Belle Epoque, responded to this review, May 26, 2013
Thanks a lot for sharing your opinion and for recommending our Riad Belle Epoque. While reading your review, we have the feeling that you have really enjoyed being in Marrakech and in our place, so hope to see you back again. Best Regards.
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Mississauga, Canada
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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
    • 5 of 5 stars
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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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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
    • 4 of 5 stars
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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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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:
#22 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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