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54 Derb el Hammam, el Moukef, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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Ranked #11 of 1,046 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Munich, Germany
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We had a wonderful experience at this riad. We read something about the location not being top, but we have to disagree: just after 1 minute walking in a quiet but safe alley and you are right in the middle of the action, and 10 minutes away to Djeema el Fna. The internal courtyard is wonderful and we spent quite... More

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Riad H, Propriétaire at Riad Houdou, responded to this review

Hello Thank you for your very kind review ! I agree with you about the location and more it is an authentic district, one of the last in Marrakech. It's wonderful to be integrate in the real life of Morocco. I don't know if I am more helpful than Eric, but Eric replies it is him, so… We hope to... More

amsterdam
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

A very charming ryad , with a quiet and lovely garden . Eric and Didier are very welcoming and helpful. They even offered to guide us along to the central square and the beautiful madersa and museum nearby. We also highly recommend to have a dinner at Riad Houdou , which is not only delicious but also a very enjoyable... More

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Riad H, Propriétaire at Riad Houdou, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review. We are very happy you had appreciate your stay in the riad and the meal cooked by Rajaa! We hope to see you again! More

Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Solo traveller, booked at short notice. Great communication and with a little research easy to find. Warm reception and great room. Eric and Didier are very welcoming and great for suggesting things to see while in Marrakech. Wish I spent longer at this Riad..... Next time! Highly reccomended.

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Riad H, Propriétaire at Riad Houdou, responded to this review

Thank you to have chosen our riad for your first stay in Marrakech and thank you for this notation! It was a pleasure to meet you and we hope to welcome you another time. More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We have spent two nights in this beautiful Riad at the end of February. We are a family of four and because of our two very small children we can be sometimes very demanding. Didier and Eric did their utmost to make us feel at home and facilitated all our needs. We also recommend to have dinner in the Riad,... More

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Riad H, Propriétaire at Riad Houdou, responded to this review

Thank you for your review ! It was a pleasure to receive your very nice family. And thank you for Rajaa, she will be happy to know that you have appreciate her meal. Best regards didier More

Heidelberg, Germany
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Wonderful RIAD with a lovely host and staff! The HOUDOU is like an oasis in the hustle and bustle of Marrakech - calm, peaceful and so beautiful arranged. We felt very very comfortable at this place. Thank you very much Didier!

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Riad H, Propriétaire at Riad Houdou, responded to this review

Thank you Mirko for your review! You have stayed a short time in the riad but it was very pleasant to welcome you. I hope to have the pleasure to welcome you another time. More

Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

I have to say one the best and most surprising hotel stays I have ever had the pleasure of experiencing. The rooms, the ambience, the food all were more or less perfect, especially after a hard couple of days in the Atlas Mountains! Didier and Eric's attention to detail and service was simply amazing and two nicer people you will... More

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Didieric, Propriétaire at Riad Houdou, responded to this review

Dear Gary, thank you to have chosen our riad and for this great review. It was really a pleasure to receive you and your friends! We have spent with you a very happy diner. We hope to see you another time in the riad. More

Pech-Luna, France
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

What a warm welcome we received in this haven of tranquillity, followed by Eric's introductory guide to navigating the narrow streets to the main square. We also had booked a meal in advance for our first night only, for ease, again other than the experience of eating one evening from the stalls at Jamma el Fna we chose to eat... More

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Didieric, Propriétaire at Riad Houdou, responded to this review

Thank you for your warm review Sheila! It was a real pleasure to receive the two of you and you have enjoyed the evening in your company. Rajaa will teach with pleasure her recipes. I'm not surprised that you have appreciate Amizmiz, it is one of my favorite excursion near Marrakech! T o the pleasure to receive you another time! More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

My wife and I spent four nights as guests of Didier and Eric. What can i say that has not already been said? From the first sight of our taxi driver holding the purple card to being dropped off at the end of our stay every detail was perfection. The shock of following and trying to keep up with our... More

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Didieric, Propriétaire at Riad Houdou, responded to this review

Thank you so much to have chosen our riad and for your so warm review. It's great that Aziz learn so many words with our english guests! And Rajaa is very proud to know that you have appreciate her cooking! It was a pleasure to meet you and we hope to welcome you another time. More

England
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We had a wonderful stay at Riad Houdou thanks to Didier, Eric and their great staff. We would defiantly recommend Riad Houdou to others. We were lucky enough to try 2 of the rooms, both were immaculate and beautifully decorated. Our meals were delicious and it was good to meet the other guests. Thanks for a great trip and a... More

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Didieric, Propriétaire at Riad Houdou, responded to this review

Dear Mike and Catrina, thank you to have chosen our riad and for this warm review. It was a pleasure to meet you and I'm happy to read that you have appreciate your stay in our riad. We hope to have the pleasure to welcome you for another trip in Marrakech! More

London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

It is very difficult to say anymore than what has been said previously. We chose to visit Marrakech for our anniversary and came across Riad Houdou. I bombarded Didier with emails and he was always quick to reply. I am sure that he is now glad we have been as he can have some piece and quiet. We arranged a... More

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Didieric, Propriétaire at Riad Houdou, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. It was a pleasure to meet the two of you. I'm happy to read that you have appreciate your stay in the riad and Rajaa's food which is delicious. All the details you give are very precious for the other guests, thank you ! I hope to have the pleasure to see you another... More

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Address: 54 Derb el Hammam, el Moukef, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
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Located in historical quarters and typical of the medina of Marrakech, the ryad Houdou is a masonry of the XVIIe century, middle-class old property of a rich family astronomers. Associating traditional architecture and a contemporary furnishing, the decoration of the riad reflects Morocco and our personality. Living on the place, we want to give again all his direction with the concept of guest house. Here, you will discover expatriation all while feeling you as on your premise. ... more   less 
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