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Riad Ida Ou Balou

127, rue Bab Taghzout | Medina, Marrakech, Morocco
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Ranked #587 of 1,046 Marrakech B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

My wife and I stay at this riad every time we visit Marrakech on our to/from Casablanca visiting family. The staff are always helpful and friendly and Jean-Pierre, the owner, is a wonderful character. We are always made to feel welcome and nothing is ever too much trouble. The rooms are comfortable and clean and if you want a quick... More

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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Lovely riad with wonderful hosts. So helpful and nothing was too much trouble. One of our party had a birthday while we were there and they organised cake and even put up balloons. The accommodation is very comfortable and clean. Food (order in morning for evening meal) was lovely and the staff recommended some other great nearby options. The location... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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54 reviews 54 reviews
26 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

The best part of the hotel was the staff, Hisham. Very helpfull person. Breakfast is good. I don't like to eat sweet things like honey and jam at breakfast, so at least one kind of cheese can make the breakfast richer. It takes 15-20 min. walk to center, not many but some people bother and wants money during walking.

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Tipperary, Ireland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We first went to say in Jean Pierre's lovely Riad in Oct 2010...we enjoyed a wonderful week and vowed to return and we did 10 days ago...it was like returning to old friends....Riad Ida Ou Balou is small glowing gem in the heart of Real Marrakesh....you get the unvarnished reality of life in the medina right outside your door. We... More

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Warsaw, Poland
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Amazingly located in the middle of bursting real city Marocan life therefore out of often fake touristic spots. In the heart of medina though quiet and home. Cheap and fresh variety of food available just at the doorstep of the Riat. Absolutely warm and friendly staff ready to help at any possibly occasion. I do love the breakfasts and evening... More

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Sydney, Australia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
57 hotel reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

A brilliant stay in Marrakech, if your looking to stay in a Riad look no further. The place is clean, has all the facilities you would ever need and the staff are amazing. Jean-Pierre, a Frenchman is the owner and he will go out of his way to assist, Hashim( my apologies for the spelling)who works there is fantastic, helpful... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

We stayed three nights at this Riad and our host Jean-Pierre was most helpful and courteous, as was his staff. My grandson loved to play with the cats and kittens too. The rooms were clean and the beds comfortable - so quiet amid the bustle and activity of Marrakech. Mint tea provided was so refreshing and the evening meal is... More

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Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Very friendly, helpfull staff, perfect location in the medina. Although on a busy square, inside your room and on the great roof terrace there is no noise. Perfect spot to stay in Marrakech. The first time you go there it might me hard to find on your own. Google maps will help you out (when you're walking, not by car).... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

This is the second time my wife and I have stayed at this riad, the first time was during our honeymoon back in April 2012 and we enjoyed our stay so much we promised to return. Jean-Pierre, his staff and the cats make this riad what it is, a relaxing and tranquil place to stay. The rooms are nicely decorated... More

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London, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

Initially, we were only booked to stay here for 3 nights, but after enjoying the Riad so much we extend our stay. The location is excellent and the rooms are comfortable and clean. The staff went above and beyond, even taking us on an orientation walk through to the main square via the Souks. No request was too much and... More

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Address: 127, rue Bab Taghzout | Medina, Marrakech, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
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