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“A little gem in the middle of Marrakech” 5 of 5 stars
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Riad Idra
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Derb Tizougarine 105 | Dar El Bacha, Marrakech, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #9 of 462 Hotels in Marrakech
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“A little gem in the middle of Marrakech”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

My husband and I spent 4 nights at the Riad Idra. After reading the good reviews we arrived with great expectations, and we are glad to say that we were not disappointed. This lovely riad is absolutely SUPERB! Karine and her staff are just wonderful; the interior has been furnished with such fabulous taste; and its location is ideal for exploring the medina and the new city. From the moment you step inside Riad Idra, you enjoy the calm and comfort. All the staff are very attentive and discreet at all times - breakfast was served on the roof terrace and this was most enjoyable.We have stayed in many top hotels all over the world, but this is the first time I have written a review as I cannot fault this little gem!

  • Stayed April 2013, 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, May 1, 2013
Dear Jess,

Many thanks for writing a review about your recent stay at Riad Idra.
We are glad to know that you had a great time with us.
It was a pleasure welcoming you and your husband Graham here and we are looking forward to you next visit !
Best,

Karine and Idra’s team
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

The riad is very nicely decorated with elegant touch. Manager Karine and the team are very friendly, sweet and helpful. When we arrived, we were greeted with complementary Mint tea and Moroccan dessert. Those desserts are very delicious and not as sweet as what we usually have. The riad is close to all main attractions and in a quite street away from the crowd. Overall I give it 10 out of 10. Riad Idra is definitely the place to stay if we return to Marrakech.

  • Stayed March 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, April 16, 2013
Dear Claire,

Many thanks for your nice review !
We were very delighted to welcome you with us and we’re glad to know that you appreciated the Moroccan pastry made by our cook Naima.
We hope to see you soon in Marrakech !
Kind regards,

Karine and Idra’s team
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

My wife and I decided to return to the wonderful city of Marrakech but this time with our 2 teenage daughters between 30th March - 3rd April 2013. What a treat we have just experienced at Riad Idra! From the moment Karine greeted us with some freshly brewed mint tea with Moroccan pastries, followed by a beautifully cooked dinner on the terrace, we knew this was to be something special. Nothing was too much trouble and we certainly made the most of the Riad, by having a Hamman and Massage as well...magical! Breakfasts on the Terrace were another highlight of this superbly maintained and run Riad. The Souks,smells and sights of Marrakech were enchanting but it was always great to return to our peaceful "oasis" at Riad Idra. Karine also organised a super trip to the desert at a location called La Pause less than an hour away...well worth it!
A special thanks to Karine, Omar and Redwan who made us feel so welcome. We have already recommended Riad Idra and will continue to do so. Thanks to you all

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 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, April 10, 2013
Dear Graham,
Thank you for sharing your impression about your stay at Riad Idra.
It was a pleasure for us to welcome you in "our house" and we are looking forward to welcoming again and again here !
Our Best to Julia, Jessica and Georgie !
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Riad Idra is an oasis of light and tranquility in the heart of the Medina. We had the privilege of staying there three nights and fell in love with this address peaceful, despite the animation nearby souks. The impeccable hospitality was provided by Karine whose advice helped us discover a very nice address in the center of the old town. Care is personalized, respectful and finesse, like Omar, our butler. The food here is excellent and the breakfasts on the terrace absolutely heavenly. More than an address to advise, it is a chance for the traveler.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 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, April 4, 2013
Thank you very much for your lovely comment about Riad Idra.
We are glad to know that you had a great time with us and we are looking forward to your next visit in Marrakech.
Kind regards,
Karine
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Morges, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

We spent four nights in March 2013 at the Riad Idra. We have discovered a lovely place in Marrakech. Very quiet, it is located close to the souk and the Jemma El Fna place is only 10 minutes away. Karine is the cornerstone of the place and you will find her checking for every detail. She is also always taking the time to help organizing visits, restaurants and anything you need. We decided to have a hammam in the Riad and it was such a great experience, we would do it again! We had dinner at the Riad Idra and it was once again a great discovery, with excellent food and service. Do not forget to take a minute in the patio and enjoy a drink, it is such a lovely place.
All the staff was simply great and friendly. It is so great to come back from the noisy Medina and find a peaceful place to rest.
We also enjoyed having breakfast on the terrasse. So beautiful!
For sure we will come back to the Riad Idra.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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, March 29, 2013
Many thanks for your lovely comment concerning the Riad Idra.
The satisfaction of our guests is our priority and we are delighted to know that you enjoyed our house, our service, and our food .
We hope to see you for your next stay in Marrakech !
All the best,
Karine
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

We recently stayed at the Riad Idra and i can safely say that it was a wonderful experiance from start to finish. The Riad is imaculatly clean and the decor outstanding it is an oasis of tranquility, away from the hustle and bustle of the madina. We also dined at the Idra on two occasions and we were not disappointed, the food was freshly prepared and packed with flavor.

But what really makes this place outstanding is the team of people that work there, nothing is too much trouble and they are true professionals within the industry. I would love to name all of them individually as they all deserve the recognition. We hope to be back in the not so far future.

Thank you to all that made our trip so special - Jude and Danny

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  • Stayed February 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, March 27, 2013
Dear Jude,
Dear Danny,

We would like to thank you for having taken the time to write some words about your recent stay at Riad Idra.
The team and I were delighted to welcome you at the Riad you and we hope to see you again here.
Best regards,

Karine
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Three nights, March 2013. This hotel is a very special place. It was our first visit to Marrakech, and despite our travel books we really had not gotton our heads around the "Riad" thing. Arriving hot and slightly anxious, we stepped through a door into a courtyard oasis of beauty and tranquillity. "Reception" took the form of a mint tea while manager Karine introduced the hotel. The rooms are immaculately presented and beautifully furnished. Breakfast is a delight, normaly served on the roof terrace. The hotel offers a set menu dinner, subject to booking it in the morning. The dinner that we had was a fine dining experience. As with everything else, the tables were a work of art. Service by head waiter Saleem was superb.
This small hotel stands out as an example of how it should be.
Other issues: The hotel is well located near the middle of the Medina. As a consequence, cars cannot get you to the door, and a taxi will drop you at the end of Dar El Bacha. Touts will push to take you the final 200m. You should not need them, and they will want £10. The Riad is a short 3 minute walk down Dar El Bacha. Derb Tizougarine is the second alley on the left (it says "Riad Idra" at the entrance, and Idra is the second big door down the alley on the left.
The Riad has its own Hammam if you want to be really spoilt.

  • Stayed March 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, March 27, 2013
Many thanks for your kind words about the Riad !
We are delighted to learn that you had a wonderful stay with us and we hope to see you again at Riad Idra…
All the best,
Karine and 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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) 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 #9 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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