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Reviewed 19 January 2016

We spent two nights at Le Riad Monceau in January 2016. Right from the turn into the almost hidden alleyway leading to the front door this boutique hotel feels special!

The pictures do it justice, it is impeccebly decorated throughout with an authentic Morrocan feel, yet with classy and numerous nice touches such as the artwork or the little seating areas dotted around the place. Exploring and just taking in the hotel was as good as visiting some of the Marrakech palaces!

We opted for a junior suite, pricey but well worth it. The rom had a massive bed and was complete with jacuzzi in its own domed room, which sounds naff but was actually designed to fit perfectly into the whole Morrocan/Berber feel and proved to be the perfect relaxant after walking the Souqs.

Marrakech is an assault on the senses and another great thing about Riad Monceau was its proximity to the main square, it really is only 50m; So, you walk out of the madness of the Medina into an oasis of calm, it is spectacular how different the two places are, yet separated by a door!

Good and free wifi in our room (good enough for streamed movies) was a welcome and surprising touch.

The staff were friendly and attentive, English was spoken by everyone we spoke to and the desk staff in particular were very keen to engage in conversation about our travels around the city.

We ate in the restaurant the first night and was expecting great things on account of the reputation, but it must have been an off night, the food was fine (really good actually) but choice was a little limited and it was not the best we had in Marrakech. As the hotel was nearly empty we ate alone, we missed a bit of atmosphere but you cannot blame the hotel. Breakfast was of the "continental" variety and a bit bland, isn't it always though?

Overall we would have no hesitation in recommending this fabulous little and luxurious hotel. It is sumptuously decorated, the staff are great and the location is incredible. This hotel and the madness that is Marrakech made for an unforgettable weekend break.

Room Tip: Go for a junior suite!
  • Stayed: January 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank Andrew P
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Reviewed 26 December 2015

The location was ideal, just off the corner of Jamal El Fna. Every day, the staff were so friendly, helpful and smiley. They didn't mind our lack of french. The receptionists were always helpful and told us good places to go, and made sure we had had a good day each day. We had rose petals and chocolates on our pillows each day. I loved this riad because, not only was it just stunning, (with a rooftop and massage palour under the stars, and your own private balcony overlooking the beautiful pool), the staff made us happy every day and went out of their way to do so. We felt safe and welcomed and always looked forward to waking up in the morning /returning from a busy day. To the staff at the Riad Monceau, thank you for such a wonderful welcome to Morocco! xxx

  • Stayed: December 2015, travelled with family
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Thank seeingisfeeling
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Reviewed 27 November 2015 via mobile

We were welcomed very warmly by the very nice and helpful staff. The riad is absolutely beautiful. It's only a 2 minute walk from the main square, but a gem of tranquility and relaxation. Very nice rooms and a cosy courtyard make this a great place to stay!

Stayed: November 2015, travelled as a couple
Thank mattheimberg
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Reviewed 17 November 2015 via mobile

The Riad location is perfect for Marrakech, you cannot beat it.
Within a minute walking from Jamal El Fna, you are inside your room at Riad Monceau.

It is very, very quiet inside. I was worried when I booked as I wanted to be close to everything but thought the noise from outside would be too loud.

You cannot hear a thing!

The Riad itself is excellently maintained and very luxurious inside.
The rooms are large, with everything you need and I had a very large files bath in mine which was lovely.

The staff are fantastic, two different girls at reception were both very knowledgable, friendly, and couldn't do enough for you.

I would advise when going, to book a taxi through the hotel, as all Riads are difficult to find the first time. If I hadn't had booked that taxi (15 euro) it would have been stressful to carry my luggage and be utterly lost.

The driver, not a taxi but a smart black car met us at the airport, drive us just outside jamal el fna, and from there one of the men at the Riad escorted us right to the Riad (about a 5 minute walk) and he had a special trolley to carry the luggage.
Do this! You will regret not doing it.

The food at the Riad is also very good, and they have excellent wi-fi.
But beware, a lot of Riads advertise wifi, but it's painfully slow. Monceau has 10/10 wifi. That said, you are in Marrakech, so get off the internet! :)

This Riad is one of the best places I've ever stayed. There are luxury hotels everywhere, but the welcome at the beginning of this trip, being served mint tea and pastries and the girl at reception who was so accommodating. Really made this place stand out from anywhere I've been.

I will return.

Stayed: November 2015, travelled on business
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Reviewed 10 November 2015 via mobile

Stayed at this amazing Riad during our visit to Morocco and really loved it. The walk leading up to the entrance of the Riad frightening since it is difficult what one is to expect at the end of the long, narrow and even dingy alley. However, our fears were allayed as we entered this amazing Riad (an old house from medieval times renovated with all modern comforts) and greeted by the charming Ghizlane - the effervescent manager of the Riad.

As is typical of such medieval houses, you find a small pool in the centre of the inner courtyard into which the bedrooms overlook. We were a party of 5 and were shown into one double bedroom and one junior suite. The double bed was not too spacious but the junior suite was really nice with a large bathroom and a jacuzzi. I was not too happy with a tub that had a held held shower only (so one did not have a shower cubicle or a fixed shower head) and that was also the case with the suite. Also the wifi signal is very feeble and patchy at times but worked ok in the whole.

There is a very nice rooftop terrace sitting area that overlooks the inner court yard and a very nice place to spend a quite evening.

Breakfast was sparse and but delicious. Good by continental standards.

Book a room on the first floor and get the suite if you can.

Ghizlane is very helpful and helped organise travel and just about anything else we needed. I the whole i would recommend the Riad experience if you are planning to visit Marrakech.

Stayed: November 2015, travelled with family
Thank Arif99
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