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“Very pleasant Riad on the outskirts of town” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Riad El Mansour
Ranked #78 of 501 Hotels in Marrakech
UK
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204 reviews
74 hotel reviews
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“Very pleasant Riad on the outskirts of town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2013

Your taxi from the airport will drop you a couple of minutes walk from the riad as the lanes are much too narrow for a car. When you approach the front door you start to wonder where you are but it opens into a very attractive reception and courtyard. The owners will greet you and show you to your room, which in our case was on the first floor. We settled in and were then offered a drink and given a map and a talk about how to find things without getting lost. The bedrooms are cosy and decorated in true Moroccan style. Towels are changed daily, a bottle of water is delivered each day, and a bowl of nuts is topped up. There is a plate of small cakes/ pastries on arrival and a well stocked fruit bowl. A bunch of roses were in a vase, and a welcome card.
Breakfast is served in rooms on the ground floor, and if they are full, there are other options on the top floor. When we first arrived it was rather chilly, and it was freezing eating breakfast. We ate with our coats and scarves on. The breakfast menu doesn't change, but consists of juice, cereal or yogurt, bread and jam, and either eggs or fruit salad.
It was an extremely pleasant stay. One thing you may wish to consider is that the stairs are very steep, especially from the second floor to the sunny roof area where the sun beds are. The roads are very chaotic and busy, and it's a good 20 mins walk. However it suited our needs very well and I loved Marrakech.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2013

We just spent four days in this wonderful Riad and cannot recommend it too highly. We thought we were on to a winner even before we arrived when our emails enquiring about this and that were answered almost immediately. Rare good service here!. The staff are welcoming, friendly and obliging and the facilities, excellent. The mark of an excellent establishment is, in my view, not that it gets everything right first time (after all hostelries are run by humans not robots), but its response when things are not quite right. I only had to mention something when it was put right... not that much was wrong, I hasten to add. We advise eating there the first night you arrive until you get your bearings. Staff are always happy to recommend good restaurants and the free map given to you will be annotated with helpful information by Abdess. Please stay here when you visit Marrakech. You will not regret it

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2013

The Riad El Mansour was a very nice hotel. My Mum, Sister and I stayed there for the whole weekend.Staff were very friendly, Great breakfast every morning, Good size room, huge bed, exercise room and a computer. The style was very Moroccan tradition. The room came with a TV, Bottled water and a safe. Bathroom was very fancy. If I ever go back to Marrakech I will definitely stay there again.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sitges, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2013

I have recently come back from a 5 days trip to Marrakech; the riad was wonderful, my room was of a very high standard, there always was fresh anjd dryed fruit, a bottle of mineral water, and very good products in the bathroom .The downstirs typical Moroccon patio where you could have breakfast [ cooked to your specification] or a drink after a busy day was terrific, a real delight. I must mention the cook, the best omelettes ever, and certainly all the front of the house. All in all an unforgettable experience, I would certainly want to go back. By the way, I used a local chap[ Hashim] for a trip to the ATLAS MOUNTAINS, an absolute charming guy, and he spoke excellent english, highly recomended.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2013

In over 40 years of world travel, it would be difficult to have had better service than at the El Mansour. Wadi and the rest of the staff are people who take pride in their service and friendliness. Being that this was our first visit to Morocco but having had Moroccan food prepared in the USA, we dined nightly at the hotel for a home cooked meal experience. The menu is comprised of Tagine prepared food items and by selecting your choices in the morning, the items are purchased and prepared for the evening meal from fresh items found at the local markets. The rooms are well appointed and we stayed in the only ground floor room which allowed us to enjoy the pond and seating area with drinks and snacks prior to dinner. Getting to and from the Riad to the airport were arranged by the staff and can be added to the cost of the stay. Walking into the Medina is a cultural experience. If bazaar shopping is not your thing the newer section of Marrakech is either a short taxi ride or a nice walk. We had a nice addition to our stay as one of the owners was there and we spent time sharing our travel experiences with him in person, He was as congenial as the staff.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Parma, Italy
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147 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2013 via mobile

Booked this as a surprise for my husband birthday with 6 friends and we were not disappointed. The yoga used a great traditional meal as well as all our transport to save using taxis.
The raid is beautifully and well decorated and is about 15min walk when you know your way, roads are easy once explained and we enjoyed seeing the souks and locals.
Thanks to Abess and hugs staff for a great experience.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2013

My family (7 adults and 3 children) stayed at the Riad El Mansour for 3 nights during late October to celebrate my parents 50th Anniversary. Wadi, and all his staff were professional and very accommodating and made our stay a thoroughly enjoyable one.

The rooms in the hotel were beautifully furnished and comfortable as well as being kept impeccably clean and tidy throughout our stay, so special mention here to the cleaning staff who worked tirelessly throughout the day.

Special mention as well to the cooks who served up delicious food during out stay.

Marrakech is a wonderful and fascinating city, but if you are short on time like we were, ask Wadi to organise a guide to show you around the city and also excursions to the mountains and to the coast.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Riad El Mansour
Address: 227 Derb Jdid | Bab Doukkala, Medina, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
#23 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
#25 Family Hotel in Marrakech
#41 Spa Hotel in Marrakech
#52 Luxury Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Riad El Mansour 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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