2 Pers. - Breakfast included
|From £ 113.95|
2 Pers. - Breakfast included
|From £ 140.25|
Esprit du Maroc is a prestigious eighteenth century palace, designed in a traditional Moroccan style, bringing all the comfort, tranquillity and luxury in the heart of the Medina.
The rooms represent the sumptuousness of Moroccan architecture, with the charms of its meticulous details: Zelij, copper chandeliers, precious fabrics, carved plaster ceilings, and refined woodwork.
The restaurant is a cosy and elegant spot, serving traditional Moroccan dishes prepared with the freshest products of the market.
Esprit du Maroc also offers an idyllic spa where you can pamper your body in a magical setting, with massage and steam rooms, beauty treatments, gym, exfoliation, Shiatsu and reflexology.
For pure moments of relaxation, join the large green terrace with stunning views to the Atlas, then savour delicious Moroccan tea next to the pool.
Riad Esprit du Maroc is located in the heart of the Medina, 10 minutes from Jmaa el Fna, and close to the Koranic school, Madrasa Ben Youssef and Dar Bacha Museum.
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"Overnight trip in the Medina"
Let me start by saying that everything on these Tripadvisor reviews should be taken with a pinch of salt - from the customers who stay here and from management - you can see customer reviews and management feedback - very interesting. I only stayed here overnight and I was fortunate enough to have one of the valets come and meet me in the main street, as my tour guide couldn't drive up to the Riad. He was very sweet and friendly. When we got to the Riad after lots of meandering, we were greeted by a manager. They spoke in Arabic for a while which sounded like a discussion about our room. We then had our passports taken and then given the key. I agree with previous reviewer, my husband was not happy about leaving our passports at all, but I went back and collected it within the hour. The Riad is really nicely decorated, very traditional. The room itself was cosy and we quite liked the decor. The bathroom was also very nice with its stone bath. We arrived quite late so we thought it might be easier to eat dinner there as we had an early flight the next day. We ordered 2 tagines and 2 cokes and that came to about 300 dirhams. Given we'd eaten lunch the previous day and 1 tagine (which was amazingly tasty) was 50 dirhams I think that was overpriced. Also the tagine was very small. I met the owner on the last day, and she was nice enough to print my boarding passes for our flights. She was very forthcoming about how we enjoyed our stay and ensuring that we write a positive review. I also received an email with the same message shortly after. Also you should note that you have to pay taxes of 66 dirhams per person which I wasn’t aware of until the bill came. Overall I would say that I thought the Riad was very pretty, but would recommend eating out in the Medina. And do get used to being treated as though you have loads of money as a tourist.
"I had a strange experience overall. However, it's a reasonably nice place, and the staff were friendly."
Finding the place was difficult. To get there, off of the main road, which is already a twisty little road in the heart of the Medina, you have to walk down a strange back alley type path with noone on it that twists and turns for about 3 minutes. Call me overly cautious, but going down a back alley path like that at night for a while in a foreign country that I know nothing about creeps me out. There should have been instructions when I had booked the place, as it was unexpected. It was better on the later nights as we got used to the city. When we finally arrived at the door we were greeted by a kind man and the manager Sylvia checked us in. She asked me and my friend for our passports, and said that she needed to keep them overnight, and that she would give them back in the morning. What'! Absolutely not - no way am I giving my passport to someone overnight. I was adamant about this, and I had to argue for a while in order to not give her my passport overnight like this. I was a little creeped out. In retrospect, perhaps this was just a harmless request and that she meant well, but having so many people on the streets of the Medina try to scam me at ever turn my defense were at max. It just did not feel right to me to even ask for my passport to keep overnight like that, and I still find it a little weird. I have traveled to over 25 countries, and never had someone ask me that. The room was large and nice, with a king size bed and a cot. However when we moved the sheets on the cot we saw that it was covered in all kinds of hairs! They were likely left behind by some previous guest. Fortunately the sheets of the king size bed were nice and clean, and so we slept there. Perhaps this is excellent by the standards of Marrakech, I don't know how it compares to other places. The building was nice, and the staff were friendly. However, due to my interactions with the manager, I personally would not go back.
"Excellent Experience in Riad "
Me and my husband we stayed in Riad. It was only 15 mins walk to the Jamma Square Market. Quite and calming place to stay. All staff are friendly and helpful. Sylvia We will come back again soon. It's clean which in every holiday you need your riad or hotel to be cleaned. Mr &Mrs Kamaly
"Beautiful Hotel and Best spa"
Loved this riad a lot! Pity that we didnt have time to stay longer. Firstly, the location is really close to the marrakech museum and the colleges. It is also about 15min walk to the market which is great. The staff was extremely helpful that they even get us breakfast at 5am just because they want us to have the experience of eating their breakfast in their lovely terrace. The spa was amazing , only wish it could be longer. Overall, i did book this riad again, had the best time.
"Lovely riad near the heart of Marrakech "
The Riad was beautiful, clean and a quiet get away from the hustle and bustle of the main square. The main food square is about a 15 minute walk through the souks and Ben Youssef Madrasa is about 2 minutes away. Kareem and the staff were very nice a friendly. Overall, a lovely Moroccan experience.
Full board: £ 52.59
New Year's Meal: Compulsory fixed to £ 96.42
Christmas Meal: Compulsory fixed to £ 74.51
Half board: £ 26.30
Airport transfer: From £ 1.75
Public parking: Free
Massage: £ 39.44
Hammam: £ 35.06
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 11:30 AM