Riad El Mansour
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Historical Traveler Reviews Riad El Mansour Marrakech
On visiting the website and reading reviews on Trip Advisor we knew we were in for a treat. However we weren't aware to what extent the staff would go to, to make our stay so beautiful. Arriving at the airport we were greeted by Mustapha who spoke good English and was more than helpful. After a short horse and carriage ride to the hotel we were greeted by Mo who spoke even better English and could not do enough for us. Seriously we thought "Oh maybe it's like this because we have just arrived". How wrong we were! The hotel was so elegant, the communal areas were immaculate, the food was perfect, all the staff were hospitable even to the point where the maids beavered around day & night then looked troubled if they couldn't turn the beds down. Bless them! I was really skeptical about local wine as we love red wine, but once we sampled a bottle of red recommended by Mo we never looked back. Our Valentine stay was made complete with rose petals, fresh flowers and champagne, plus the massage was to die for. Everything and we mean everything Oooooooozed class with a capital C. The rooms were tastefully decorated like something out of Elle and Homes and Gardens, leaving nothing to want for. A Riyad with all the luxuries, without losing its personal qualities. Robert and Steven have really carved a Niche here that is backed by a good team. Thanks to you all we love you all xx
Booked direct with the hotel via their website for a long weekend after reading the glowing reviews on Tripadvisor. Had to pay a night's deposit upfront (the rest on departure) but communication via email made this easy.
Amazing find in midst of medina
Just returned from an amazing weekend in Marrakesh. This riad has only been open since October and I have no doubt will soon be difficult to find a room in once the word gets out.
The staff were incredibly helpful without being at all intrusive. Service was excellent. If you stay here you must eat here at least once as the food is so good, home-cooked traditional food which can be served where you want eg in your room , on the roof terrace.
Hamman recommended as well
Cool el mansour
At last a Guest House where you can actually feel at home rather than feel you're standing on ceremony, where nothing is too much trouble and the advice is always on the mark.
Gorgeous decor, relaxing hammam, great food and service....
Recently returned from a fantastic weekend break at Riad el Mansour in Marrakech. Recently opened, the riad located in the heart of the city's Medina, is absolutely gorgeous. Beautifully designed, the three-storey building is centered around a delightful courtyard complete with a small heated pool. There is also a gym, hamman and a spacious roof terrace. Bedrooms are superb, each has its own colour scheme and is furnished with delightful Moroccan furniture and traditional antiques. Wooden bowls of fresh and dried fruits are laid out in each bedroom, along with freshly cut roses. Bathrooms are very comfortable, complete with plenty of fluffy white towels, bath robes and lots of lovely products such as jasmine body lotion and Morrocan rose soaps.
Oasis of Calm hidden in the bustling streets of the Old Town
Our stay at Riad El Mansour was the most memorable short break we had in a long time.
I stayed for 4 days in Riad El Mansour after being messed about by another riad, I called them directly via email after seeing the reviews on trip advisor and my email was answered within minutes.
Loved this tranquil palace
I stayed in this delightful riad with my daughter, and it is quite possibly one of the nicest places we have ever visited (and we travel allover the world)
The attention to detail in the finishes of the rooms and common areas are second to none, quite exquisite. On enterring the riad, you feel as if you have been transported to a tranquil palace, and the little details on the walls etc make you realize you are staying in a truly special place.
The owners, Robert and Stephen, are always on hand to offer all sorts of useful advice, and the service is fabulously discreet. As for the food.........out of this world!
Simply a 'must visit'!!