Riad El Mansour Hotel

, Marrakech, Morocco
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Riad El Mansour Hotel

, Marrakech

Rooms: 6

227 Derb Jdid - Marrakech - 40000 - Morocco | +212 524 38 1577
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Wonderful riad in the heart of the Medina

from meandrey
We stayed at the Al Mansour for 3 nights in December 2005 and enjoyed our time there very much. We didn't spend much time inside, as we walked around the Medina all day long, but we had breakfast there every day (and it was a different breakfast every day, served at a sitting area just outside our room) and had some good night's sleep on the comfortable bed. The staff were very friendly and discreet, which we thought was important as this is a tiny property. Actually, it is so cosy that the owners should consider sound insulation of the doors and windows of the rooms, since you can just about hear people talking in other rooms if they raise their voices. We didn't mind this at all ourselves, and had a fantastic time.

A beautiful Riad - an oasis of calm !

from crocodilehunters
My wife and I, along with my parents, have just returned from 3 nights spent in Marrakech.

We researched our trip thoroughly and, based on other Trip Advisor reviews, we decided to stay at Riad El Mansour.
We certainly were not disappointed !

Steve, Mo and all the staff made us feel extremely welcome from the first minute of arriving in the country. The airport transfer is certainly recommended as not sure we would ever have found the place otherwise!

The rooms are traditional in design and immacuately looked after. Exactly what we were looking for.
Plenty of time was also taken over the finer details - fresh flowers, water, fruit and nuts each day.

The Riad itself, is a very relaxing place, with its own hamman and spa (thoroughly recommended!) to its roof terrace where we had great breakfasts every day and also enjoyed a lovely dinner on our first night.

Steve, Mo and the team catered for our every need: organising a guide through the souks to arranging two great restuarants for us. Le Marrackechi overlooking the square was a real highlight.

It was a 15 min stroll to the Souks and 20-30 mins walk to the Square - once we had got our bearings!

Riad El Mansour was working hard to make this the best Riad in Marrakech and after our own fantastic trip and reading the comments in their guest book, they are not far away in my opinon!

We would highly recommend them.

A Jewel in the Medina

from CraftingChris
We have just returned from a 5 day visit to this gem of a Riad. We choose it from the reviews on trip adviser and were not disappointed. It is is hard to add to what had already been written about this beautiful place.

Picked up and whisked away from the airport you are taken just inside the Medina walls and an interesting short walk along narrow streets and passages. Don't be fooled by the narrow passage that leads to the Riad at the end behind the door is a little piece of heaven.

The Riad has been restored sympathetically, attention and care to detail is everywhere. The shared spaces are beautifully decorated with tiles, carved wood, wrought-iron and pieces of art. At night the ground floor plunge pool area is lit with candles in lanterns.

The rooms are exactly as described on the Riad website. They are refreshed with soft fluffy towels, water, fruit, nuts, flowers and water every day. We stayed in the blue room with it's beautiful chandelier.

Nothing is too much trouble for the staff who succeed in making this a home from home. And when it is time to go out and explore or find a restaurant just ask Mo.

Charming riad: sublime service- nothing too much trouble

from Shermanator
After being picked up from the airport late at night by the riad's driver, and led through a quiet, narrow alley, we were pleasantly surprised to find this beautifully decorated riad hidden behind an inconspicuous black door. Our room (nbr 5, one of the smaller rooms in the riad) was snug, but had lots of complementary little extras such as an ipod dock, fruit, nuts, bottled water... and even a lovely welcome gift + note, which was a really nice touch. Stephen, Robert and Mo are so helpful and friendly, we instantly warmed to them and very much enjoyed chatting to them and pumping them for Marrakech info! These guys know their stuff- The 2 restaurants they recommended for us for dinner were unbelievable- they must rank in the top 5 most beautiful settings ever to dine in, and the food + service were excellent too! (They were called Le Tobsil and L'Abyssin)
We tried the in-house hammam, and my husband had a massage- both very enjoyable. Unfortunately we did not manage to try the much praised food at the riad, apart from the breakfasts. An ideal evening would have been to relax in the hammam, and have a quiet dinner under the stars on the riad's roof terrace. Perfect.
Some words of wisdom: Be prepared to get lost- no matter how well you think you remember the way back to the riad, chances are you WILL get lost at least once, and the maps are of little help!! Thanks for a lovely stay & great memories.

Brilliant...wonderful food!

from Lucy93
We had a brilliant stay in Marrakech last weekend, despite the craziness of the city this place is so relaxing. We were picked up from the airport by the hotel and whizzed (only 15min) straight to the riad - or a road nearby as they cannot drive down the winding narrow street that leads to the riad. The riad is beautiful - gorgeous interiors. We were in room one which is beautiful - not massive but it has everything you need and is constantly refreshed with towels and fresh fruit and water. After we had settled in on the first night we had an amazing dinner cooked by the fab Latifa up on the roof top which is a great place for meals and chilling out during the day on a sun lounger. Dinner was great - make sure you try her amazing aubergine rolls as part of the mixed morrocan salads for starter! Breakfast consists of many treats including some wonderful morrocan pancakes and honey - delicous. Lunch is great too! Mo and Stephen are great and so helpful, they couldn't do enough. Make sure you ask them for instructions on getting to and from the riad as the medina can be confusing esp on your first day. The YSL gardens a worth a visit - a short walk into Gueliz. For dinner - a must is Dar Moha - book well in advance (the riad did for us) and ask for a poolside table. Not a cheap dinner but well worth it and also if you can find it...Le Fondouk was nice and very relaxed all the waiters were a bit robotic!! Overall would really recommend riad el mansour and marrakech - great for a long weekend.

Another World

from GrandpaTom
Amid the hubbub of this teeming labyrinth of a city, open a door you have to know about to find and step into a beautiful oasis of calm and comfort. Service, led by the excellent Mo, is all you would hope for but not find in international 5-star hotels - nothing is too much trouble.
Its location is inside the Medina, about 20 minutes walk, through the souk, to the main square. If the streets around at first look dauntingly improbable places in which to find luxury, this only accentuates it when you find it. The rooms, small-ish as is to be expected in Riads, are well appointed and have thoughtful touches - fresh fruit, fluffy towels refreshed constantly, comfortable beds.Delicious breakfasts can be complemented by meals or snacks at any time inside or on the roof terrace.
There are only a couple of restaurants nearby but a taxi to anywhere in the town costs only a max of 20DH - £1.20, so this is no drawback. Booking is advisable for most in busy seasons. Mo will arrange this, as well as: transfers to and from the airport; trips to the sites of the nearby and lovely Atlas mountains.....

Fantastic!

from wesBath
I stayed at Riad el Mansour with my girlfriend for a 4 day break. The inside of the Riad is fantastic - even better than the pictures on the website suggest. The service was better than you would expect from a 5* hotel, from the cleanliness of the rooms to the helpfulness of all the staff. All food is prepared freshly for you - far removed from the typical hotel buffet and all the better for it - and nothing seems to be any trouble.
On our first day we decided to have dinner at the Riad and were absolutely delighted. The food was amazing and I would thoroughly recommed eating in at least once. The Morrocan red wine also went down very well and is definately worth a try!
The staff were really helpful and arranged everything from a guide to introduce us to the souks, booking restaurants and at one point even giving us part of their own dinner (Thank you Mo!)
I would never normally write reviews about a place I've stayed at but we were made to feel so welcome by the management and staff that I thought they deserved the reckognition of a job well done.
Thanks guys for a great break and we look forward to seeing you soon.

A happy place for the lone traveller

from Lottie83
This Riad will welcome you with open arms. A wonderful oasis of tranquillity in the throbbing medina, this 6 roomed medina has been sympathetically restored and decorated to provide stylish comfort of a unique nature. The hammam and the plunge pool are an added bonus to combat the hot weather and the inevitable dirt of a bustling, happening city. Massage and beauty treatments can be quickly arranged to suit the guest's timetable. Food is wonderful as well, breakfasts a treat on the rooftop terrace. Lounging in comfort was an unexpected treat in the warmth of the gorgeous weather last week. The staff are exceptionally friendly, helpful and nothing, but nothing, is too much trouble. Travelling as a single female, my stay could not have been made more perfect. Try it and see!

A special place to come back to

from Erik+Edward
We started and ended our Moroccan holiday at this really beautiful Riad which made our trip unforgettable. The reviews helped us picking this place and there is not much to add to it. With help of the friendly staff we discovered the best restaurants and had a great trip to Ourika Valley. There was always a smiling face at the front door no mather what time of the day. Breakfast is served on the roof terrace where you can also lie down on one of the beds to relax after a stroll through the medina. And do not forget to have lunch or dinner at the riad. The chef cooks delicious tradtional Morrocan food. Definitely a place to come back.

An oasis in the chaos of the medina

from ZanaLondon
This beautiful Riad in the heart of Marrakech is an absolute find. We booked last minute after reading the reviews on Trip Advisor and it far exceeded our expectations. The staff are amazing as is the food (breakfast has to be on the terrace). They helped us organise our day trips and booked our restaurants as well as gave us lots of tips for buying treasures in the Souks. A perfect place to stay especially for my birthday which ended with a whole chocolate cake. You must eat dinner there at least once - the chef is superb.
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  • Address: 227 Derb Jdid - Marrakech - 40000 - Morocco
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