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”, listed since 2005 as one of the very finest Marrakech riads (traditional houses in the old city) and winner in 2013 of the prestigious TripAdvisor”s Travellers’ Choice, 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 which is definitely a huge bonus (see map for directions).
Dating from the 18th century, but refurbished throughout in 2002 and transformed into an elegant Marrakech boutique hotel, 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.
You will be enchanted by the beautiful rooms with luxury furnishing and superb en suite bathrooms (private Jacuzzis overtopped by domes of 5 meters high for the Pasha and Persian suites), 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 although by the warmth and softness of the traditional hammam-spa where the hands of our 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 recently promoted and hosted the famous MarrakChef Moroccan Gourmet Trophy. Restaurant Riad Monceau also hosts in the morning famous Moroccan cookery workshops that are as many opportunities to discover the subtle intricacies of generous and genuine Morocco. GOURMET STAY SPECIAL – Guests staying at the hotel automatically get a 20% off on the restaurant tasting menu which comes to 360 MAD instead of 450 MAD. 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).
NEWS – Riad Monceau was recently rewarded by the publication of a beautiful luxury book : ” Riad Monceau – a palace of Moroccan gastronomy ” now 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.