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Riad Idra
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Derb Tizougarine 105 | Dar El Bacha, Marrakech, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #13 of 462 Hotels in Marrakech
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“Luxury hotels of the world visit Riad Idra”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

My family and I have stayed in some of the nicest hotels in the world. My personal favorites are the small boutiques where the service is on an entirely different level than the large 5+ stars. Riad Idra is one such place, impeccable service on a personal level. From the booking process to the design to each and every staff member, the Riad Idra is a place to visit again and again. Karine and Omar are two hosts that know how to deliver the new standard for "gold service".

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RIADIDRAMARRAKECH, Gérant at Riad Idra, responded to this review, January 23, 2013
Thank you very much for sharing your opinion about our Riad on Trip Advisor.
We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and we really hope to welcome you and the all family again here.
All the best from Idra team.
Karine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013 via mobile

We loved our stay at Riad Idra. Amazingly well located, beautifully put together rooms and most of all such fantastic staff. It is due to the friendly staff lead by Karine, that really made the difference not only to our stay at Riad Idra but in Morrocco as well. They are willing to offer advice and direction on where to go and what to do in the bustling city. Riad Idra, although right in the heart of the Medina was a peaceful escape and we loved every minute of our relaxing stay.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RIADIDRAMARRAKECH, Gérant at Riad Idra, responded to this review, January 23, 2013
Dear Carla,
We are very pleased to read your nice review about your stay at the riad Idra. Thank you !
We know that it was your first trip for you and your husband in Morocco and it was very important for us to make you feel as if you were home. We hope to see you back !
Best regards,
Karine
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Asse, Belgium
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

We are just back from a week in Morokko, where we spend 3 nuits in marrakech at the Riad Idra. From the first moment you enter the Riad, its wauw! You would never expect to find this gorgous "palace" after entering a wouden door in a narrow small street in the medina. And the wauw effect goes on thanks to the genuine friendlyness of the host Karine and Omar, the very professional waiter.
Our room was just fantastic decorated with all facilities you need (and more), nice wellcomming snack, fresch water, which is highly appreciated after a long travel.
The first night we decided to stay at the Riad for diner and this was the best choice in terms of freschness, taste and attention for culinairy details - well done to the kitchen team and the chef.
This excellent cuisine was confirmed during the new years eve diner: fantastic! Althoufg not foreseen initially to be organised, but thanks to a family, we were all able to experience another 1* Michelin quality meal.
The strength of this Riad is the sould it has: tastfully decorated by the owners and Karine, Omar's customer centricity, Karine who runs it with heart and soul and the whole teams engagement in customer delighting. Keep it going, folks!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RIADIDRAMARRAKECH, Gérant at Riad Idra, responded to this review, January 17, 2013
Dear Jean,
Thank you so much for your "Whaou" review !
We really enjoyed welcoming you and your wife at the Riad, and the all team is sendind you their best regards.
We hope to see you again for your next trip in Morocco...
Best.
Karine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

We had stayed 3 nights at Riad Idra; our room is spacious, nicely decorated. Karine is most helpful to assist with our transportation, sightseeing arrangement and dinner booking. Omar looked after our breakfast and everything. I love the freshly squeezed organge juice during breakfast. The area is safe because there is a police station at the entrance of the main road

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RIADIDRAMARRAKECH, Gérant at Riad Idra, responded to this review, January 23, 2013
Thank you for posting a review about your stay at the Riad Idra.
The team and i were delighted to welcome you here and we hope to see you soon.
All the best,
Karine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

We were staying at The Red House hotel and were recommended to Riad Idra for the hamman experience. We were not disappointed, it was very very good and the Riad, managed by Karine, made us very welcome with a tour and refreshments after the hamman. Not to be missed!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RIADIDRAMARRAKECH, Gérant at Riad Idra, responded to this review, October 15, 2013
Dear Stuart, Dear Charlotte,

Thank you very much for sharing your impression about your stay at Riad Idra.
We also wanted to thank you for your 5***** appreciation about our staff, we really appreciate your support.
I still working on the idea of a bell on the roof terrace, we are going to arrange it so you should find it for your next stay with us. Thanks for the ingenious idea !
Please send our greetings to Nicola and Andrew.
We hope to see you next year.
All the best,

Karine & Idra’s team
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012 via mobile

Riad Idra is an awesome place for authentic Moroccan experience minus the hassel. I have been to 30 countries i can safely say that this was the best service ever.The riad is absolutely clean and very tastefully decorated. Location is safe and right in heart of old city. Service is above and beyond your expectations. Staff is extremely courteous and caring with excellent attention to detail. Hamam downstairs is amazing! Karin goes above and beyond to help you make most of your trip- from dinner reservations to arranging day or overnight trips to arranging transportation, local guide with excellent recommendations. She even offered to check with airline when we wanted to extend our stay.
We absolutely loved our stay at Riad Idra
and would recommend it to anyone without hesitation!

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RIADIDRAMARRAKECH, Gérant at Riad Idra, responded to this review, November 29, 2012
Dear Sangam,
Thank you so much for your review. The team and i were very pleased to serve you during your stay at the Riad.
We hope to see you and your wife soon...
Best,
Karine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

My husband and I searched and searched online for a riad in which to stay in Marrakech and when we came across Riad Idra online we knew we had found the perfect spot. Riad Idra is exactly as pictured online, which is something that can't be said for most hotels. The owners told me that they spent two years renovating it before opening it to the public and it shows. The decor is done in painstaking detail, from the handcarved plaster, handpainted armoirs, to the art on the walls. Each room's decor varies, which makes it feel more like a home (or palace, rather) than a generic hotel. We stayed in both the chambre Nour and were upgraded to the Aliya since the riad was empty towards the end of our stay. The rooms were spotless, had lovely bed linens and the bathrooms were beautiful. There is plenty of space in the armoirs to allow you to fully unpack your luggage. The outdoor spaces are beautiful as well. The ground room courtyard is stunning, as is the terrace and the indoor dining space that is used when it is too hot to dine outdoors. There is also a library and a Congo room. All are impeccably decorated with the same attention to detail found throughout the riad.

The staff is simply wonderful. Karine, the manager, offers the highest level of customer service. During our stay I had a package delivered from DHL and she went and picked it up for me--an activity I'm sure falls outside of her purview as manager. She knows Marrakech inside and out and gave us wonderful restaurant recommendations, arranged for a guide to visit Ali ben Youssef Medersa and the souks, and ensured that every activity we did was as stress free as possible. Karine arranged for us to visit several of the shops and furniture stores that they used to decorate the riad and arranged for us to use the riad's driver for the afternoon, which I highly recommend since it made our excursion pleasant and carefree. Omar was so kind and attentive to our every need. He served us breakfast every morning and dinner the two evenings that we ate at the riad. At one point we needed something from the pharmacy and he took my husband there to ensure that we got what we needed. He was always ready to help in whatever way he could--guiding us through the streets of Marrakech or helping us to negotiate the price of a taxi. The driver was also very kind and friendly. During our shopping trip, he went out and bought us bottled water to make our excursion more pleasant. The staff essentially works overtime for you to ensure that your stay is the best that it can be and this is a huge part of what makes Riad Idra so special.

The restaurant at the Riad is exceptional and I highly recommend it. The food is fresh, innovative and expertly prepared. The breakfast is delicious and plentiful. The spa at the Riad is excellent and you should not pass it up. I had both a massage and did a hammam and both were amazing.

In sum, I highly recommend staying here. My husband and I can't wait to go back and will stay nowhere else in Marrakech!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RIADIDRAMARRAKECH, Gérant at Riad Idra, responded to this review, November 13, 2012
Thank you very much for all those beautifull things you said about our Riad.
We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and we really hope to see you again at the Riad.
We wish you all the best....
Riad Idra's team
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Address: Derb Tizougarine 105 | Dar El Bacha, Marrakech, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #13 of 462 Hotels in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Riad Idra 5*
Number of rooms: 7
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