Best Marrakech riads - Riad Monceau is a leading small luxury riad-hotel in Marrakech medina
Nicely described in trendy French Figaro Madame magazine as a perfect “lovers’ bower”, and listed since 2005 as one of the very best Marrakech riads (traditional houses in the old city), Riad Monceau is a true gem of Hispano-Moorish architecture, set in a quiet little side-street… just a few steps away from the giddy bustle of Jemaa el Fna. Definitely a huge bonus.
Dating from the 18th century, but refurbished throughout in 2002 and transformed into an elegant Marrakech boutique hotel, the ‘Monceau’ is a rare delight, combining the character and charm of an authentic luxury riad with all the creature comforts expected of modern design – a haven of peace just a stone’s throw from the city’s main tourist sights and shopping areas.
Owned by the French artist Isabelle Aubry, a number of whose major canvas embroideries are on exhibit within its walls, the riad offers also the warmth and conviviality of a private house subtly underscored with top-quality boutique hotel service.
You will be enchanted by the beautiful rooms with luxury furnishing and superb en suite bathrooms (private Jacuzzi with a dome of 7 meters for Pasha suite), by the refreshing cool and dazzling luminosity of the Andalusian patio, paved with Carrara marble and boasting a fine swimming pool inlaid with traditional mosaic, by the spacious sun-drenched terraces with views of the Koutoubia mosque and the snow-capped peaks of the High Atlas, and although by the warmth and softness of the traditional hammam-spa where the hands of Mouna – beautician and masseuse – work wonders.
This, of course, not to mention the culinary delights offered every night by the Riad Monceau famed on site Moroccan gourmet restaurant, the Mecca of Moroccan cuisine in the Marrakech medina, which also hosts in the morning famous Moroccan cookery workshops that are as many opportunities to discover the subtle intricacies of generous and genuine Morocco.
NOTE – For any further information about the hotel please kindly click on the button below. You’ll get direct access to our official booking center where you’ll be able to check our exact availabilities and rates for any dates of your convenience, select and then book the room(s) of your choice together with airport transfers if you like. Please note that bookings made direct with us give you access to the exclusive advantages offered by our free VIP option. Please use the links on top of this page for further information about Riad Monceau Restaurant and Cookery School.
NEWS – Listed since 2005 as one of the best Marrakech riads, Riad Monceau was recently rewarded by the publication of a beautiful luxury book : “ Riad Monceau – a palace of Moroccan gastronomy ” published by La Croisée des Chemins editors. Available at most bookstores as well as on Amazon. Kindly read the article dedicated to the book on our news blog or, for a first look, see the online overview of the book published on ISSUU.