Riad Monceau is a leading small luxury riad-hotel with perfect location in the historical quarter of Marrakech
Riad Monceau is a small luxury hotel located right off the famous Djemaa El Fna square in Marrakech. Nicely described in trendy French Figaro Madame magazine as a perfect “lovers’ bower”, listed since 2005 as one of the very finest Marrakech riads and winner in 2013 of the prestigious TripAdvisor”s Travellers’ Choice, this venue is a true gem of Hispano-Moorish architecture.
Dating from the 18th century, but refurbished throughout in 2002 and largely expanded in 2016, the ‘Monceau’ is a haven of peace combining the character and charm of an authentic luxury riad with all the creature comforts expected of modern design.
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 such as first class airport pick-up. Exceptional features that allow this venue to get the prestigious “Châteaux & Hôtels Collection” label in 2014 (only 3 Moroccan leading hotels got the label so far).
You will be enchanted by the refreshing cool and dazzling luminosity of the sublime 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, but although and above all by the importance given here to wellness and well-being.
Though the hotel only got 10 rooms – beautiful with luxury furnishing and superb en-suite bathrooms (private Jacuzzis overtopped by domes of 5 meters high for the Pasha and Persian suites) – Riad Monceau features nonetheless a luxury spa run in partnership with the famous naturel cosmetic brand Les Sens de Marrakech ; 2 beautiful massage rooms, a gorgeous hammam all paved with marble, and an amazing Jacuzzi on the roof-top terrace will ensure you absolute relaxation moments.
Riad Monceau also features a renowned gourmet Moroccan restaurant – the Mecca of Moroccan cuisine in the Marrakech medina – run by celebrity Chef Rachida Sahnoune, but also a brand new bistro/sports-bar called Tanji Bar offering an astonishing East Side vintage decor and specializing in “tanjia”, the iconoic dish of Marrakech. Last but not least guests can of course enjoy at Riad Monceau the famous MarrakChef cooking workshops famed by the eponym Gourmet Trophy ; they’re as many opportunities to discover the subtle intricacies of generous and genuine Morocco.
SPECIAL GOURMET STAY – Guests staying at the hotel get a 20% off on the gastronomic restaurant’s tasting menu and a 15% off on all cooking classes. Moreover all bookings made through our official online booking center give access to the many advantages of our free VIP option (please see information on the frontpage of our booking center).
BOOK – Though the book : ” Riad Monceau – a palace of Moroccan gastronomy ” that was rewarded in 2013 by a Gourmet Award in Paris is not available anymore at bookstores nor on Amazon we still have a small quantity here at the riad so do not hesitate to order a copy upon booking or when at the hotel. It’s collector and it’s a great gift from Marrakech for your loved ones.