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“Absolutely first class all the way” 5 of 5 stars
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Riad Noir d'Ivoire
Ranked #6 of 505 Hotels in Marrakech
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Sydney
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“Absolutely first class all the way”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

This review is a bit overdue - we stayed in December 2011 for a birthday celebration - but nonetheless worth writing, because this riad is simply amazing.

We were upgraded to the Zebra suite and each morning had breakfast on the stunning private terrace (or inside by the fire if it was too cold). Breakfasts made to order, delicious, particularly when there were Moroccan specialties included.

The personal service was outstanding. If you are a nervous traveller (and Marrakesh is pretty daunting) the staff will go out of their way to make things easy. We are fairly well seasoned and my husband has spent many years working and travelling in the middle east, so I think at times they were a bit lost with how to help us, so occasionally we asked for directions and assistance we didn't really need and they looked relieved to be able to help!

Highly recommended and well worth the money. We even bought one of their bedspreads to take home with us!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

As a first time visitor to Marrakech, I don't think we could have found a better place to stay. We were definitely right in the heart of it all but once we entered the door of the Noir d'Ivoire, it was like home (OK, a beautiful home). All of the staff members were very warm and we found getting to know them a highlight of the trip. They went out of their way to make sure we knew how to get places and felt safe, from leading us down the narrow streets to arranging for a driver into the mountains to the local loaner cell phone. We were travelling with a child and he also was very comfortable in the riad and loved Couscous the donkey.

Room Tip: Guepard room is great with private terrace and hot tub as well as separate lounge area.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

How can i describe the experience. The first contact is so unexpected. You step out of the car, walk through the narrow streets of the medina wondering how you could ever find your way back by yourself. You get to a very small door, alice in wonderland here i am. Nothing prepares you for what you will find inside. The beauty of the place, mix of oriental and more contemporary design, the unique pool, the courtesy of the staff, the food, what an experience. We have now been twice at noir d'ivoir, and i cant wait until i can go back. it is not just how beautiful the place is or the service (which is amazing, a combination of the moroccan hospitality and swiss clockwork professionalism). There is more to it. Maybe it is the character of the owner, a crazy but so uniquely sweet, charming and cultivated american, the accent of the italian manager, i dont know. Definitely a place to visit.

Room Tip: Try to get one of the suites. I wish my place looked like this.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

We stayed at this amazing Riad for three days in December 2012, and had the best time ever.
The service was impeccable, and the whole team was so warm and friendly.
We would especially like to mention Rebecca. From start to finish; any question we had or whatever we wished for, she helped us out with a professional and yet personal touch.
The Riad itself is so beautiful, with its traditional, romantic décor – and the location inside the Medina is great.
We would recommend this very special place to anyone, and we would definitely like to visit again.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Another old haunt of mine – I have loved it every time I have stayed here. The location is perfect, but it’s from when you wander through the doors the magic begins. This is simply one of the most fabulous hotels in the world. My favourite time was gorging on breakfast pastries or sipping cold wine on the terrace in the afternoons after the shopping frenzy of the Jemaa el Fna.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

I've traveled to over twenty countries across the world and have stayed at all sorts of hotels from basic hostels to five star resorts, but my experience at this Riad was one of the best places I've ever been.

We visited this Riad for five nights for our Honeymoon and it was one of the best decisions we had made. First time visiting Morocco, was bit nervous but my interactions with Rebecca beforehand eased all my concerns. She gave great recommendations and and whipped up a list of activities first timers in morocco might enjoy. The Riad is in the heart of the residential area of the Medina so you really got a good feel of how the locals lived, but behind the walls is one of the most gorgeous properties I have ever visited. Extremely well designed with a a mixture of traditional Moroccan and contemporary style.

Damien and Rebecca both made our stays, every morning they would welcome us by name and would arrange any thing that needed to be done and checked how the previous day events went. They even provided us with personal cell phones just in case we ran into any issues or got lost in the Medina. It really felt like you were their guest but with all the privacy you need. All the workers at the hotel were amazing and would do almost anything you needed, and would walk to you to Medina the first time so you wouldn't get lost.

The rooms were amazing, as we had the Guipard Suite which had a private rooftop terrace with hot tub. The morning breakfast was also amazing and would recommend having Mama cook you a dinner and have the staff set up a aromatic dinner within the Riad.

All in all, this truly was an experience neither my wife and I would ever forget and the first place would recommend to anyone visiting Marrakesh. While the Riad was amazingly beautiful, Damien, Rebecca and their staff is really what made it truly special.

Room Tip: The Guepard room is gorgeous, with a private rooftop terrace with sunbed and Hot Tub. Perfect
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

My wife and I spent a week end in Marrakech in December and stayed at the Ryad. A private party had been organised for a friend of ours' birthday and the entire place had been "privatised". We spent a fantastic evening/night due to the beauty of the place, the quality of the food and the profesionalism of the staff.

I can only recommend this place vs the other big palaces in Marrakech which in my opinion have nothing unique.This ryad is truly unique and amazing!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Riad Noir d'Ivoire
Address: 31, Derb jdid Bab Doukkala 44.000, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Marrakech
#2 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
#7 Family Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Riad Noir d'Ivoire is a romantic destination composed of five suites, three of which have private roof terraces and jacuzzis, two junior suites and two double rooms. Services include Spa with traditional hammam, Boutique, fully equipped gym, library, restaurant and a heated pool. All suites have fireplaces and all rooms, have air conditioning, heating, mini-bars, hairdryers, wall safes and flat screen televisions. ... more   less 
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