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Riad Idra
Derb Tizougarine 105 | Dar El Bacha, Marrakech, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #12 of 461 hotels in Marrakech
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“Paradise in the heart of the Medina!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

Riad Idra is an excellent place to stay and enjoy Marrakech!
It's an oasis of peace and charm in the heart of the Medina.
We only stayed 1 night there but we will definitely come back and we are sending lots of people!
-Great hospitality (Karine and the rest of the team): from the very beginning there's time for everything!!! Mint tea and enjoying the quiet and very fancy patio!!
-Room is outstanding! Every single detail has been taken into account!
-The food here is excellent. One of the best things was breakfast on the terrace absolutely heavenly.
-Terrace is also great to chill out at night, under the stars!! or in one of the living rooms!

Only problem was that we only had 1 day there!!! ;-)

  • Stayed March 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 24, 2013
Dear Cristina,

Thank you very much for your review about your recent stay at Riad Idra.
One night is a bit short to explore Marrakech but I’m glad you liked our Riad and you enjoyed your stay with us.
We hope to see you again at Riad Idra !
Best regards,

Karine and Idra’s team
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

Perfect in everyway. Karine and her team made us feel so welcome and could not have been more helpful. We cannot think of any way our stay could have been made better. Just beautiful. We didn't want to leave! Just go and enjoy. The best travel experience we have ever had.

  • Stayed May 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, May 24, 2013
Dear Emma,

It was a pleasure to welcome you at Riad Idra and we really want to thank you for your nice review.
We hope to see you again for your next stay in Marrakech.
Kind regards,

Karine and Idra’s team
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013 via mobile

Very trendy,charming and beautiful Riad. Personalized service,very beautiful decor with special details. Excelent service,we feel like guests in a very chic home!!! This is THE Place to stay in the Medina,an oasis full of charm,excelent food and the best service!!! Karine is the best host with all the information and help that you need. Don't miss the Haman experience!!! I just loved all,cool Riad and nice people!!! Be sure to stay here!!! Tres chic!!!

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 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, May 24, 2013
Dear Marcia,
Dear Antonio,

Many thanks for sharing your impression about your stay at Riad Idra.
We are glad to know that you have appreciated the quality of our service, the food and the hammam experience.
We were very pleased to welcome you in our “House” and we look forward to your next visit.
All the best !

Karine and Idra’s team
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We stayed at Riad Idra for 3 days, and I have not had a more pleasant stay anywhere else. Karine is tremendously helpful, always giving useful information and advice, and we found some really good places to eat thanks to her (Le Chat qui rit, Cafe des la Poste, Le Studio). She even got us reservation when we weren't sure if we'd get tables etc.The Riad is gorgeous, very tastefully decorated and maintained to an extremely high standard, everyone is friendly, and its a short 5-10 min walk away from everywhere you want to visit in the Medinah. The two best known Hammams are right around the corner as well, and the new town isn't far either. The room itself was exactly as you can see online when booking it and I would recommend this Riad to anyone going to Marrakech for a holiday.

  • Stayed May 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, May 11, 2013
Dear Katy,

The team and I were very pleased to you welcome at Riad Idra.
I’m glad our recommendations regarding Marrakech have been useful.
Many Thanks Katy for sharing your opinion about your stay in our Riad.
We really hope to meet again here !
All the best.

Karine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Riad Idra is not accessible by car, so when we first arrived, our taxi parked about a 5-10 minute walk away, and our luggage was swooped up by a kid who we had to hope was leading us in the right direction (and who, of course, did not like the tip we gave him). After a long day's journey, we arrived at Riad Idra's door feeling really exhausted, both physically and mentally.

Karine and Omar greeted us with smiles and a very warm welcome. We were invited to sit in the pleasant, quiet courtyard and have some tea and sweets before heading to our room. This was just the unwinding we needed.

Our room, Ahlam, was really pretty and peaceful. We had a nice view of the courtyard and all the amenities we could want -- hair dryer, toiletries, slippers, robes, water, and another tray of Moroccan goodies. Everything was very clean, and it was suitably spacious for two people, too.

A beautiful breakfast on the rooftop terrace was the perfect way to start each day, and we loved coming back to Idra every day after the bustle of the medina. It's in a great location for exploring the medina -- central, and after the first time or two, it's easy to remember how to find it (not to be taken for granted in the medina!)

The staff were excellent -- there as soon as you needed them, but happy to leave you on your own when you were relaxing. Everyone was friendly and attentive.

We stayed in four different hotels in Morocco, and Riad Idra was our favorite. I would recommend it for anyone staying in Marrakech medina.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 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, May 1, 2013
Dear Karen,

I have to say, you review and the photos of the Riad are awesome ! Many thanks !
In a hotel, the attention to details (breakfast, amenities, cleanness…) is very important and we really insist on that. The satisfaction of our guests is our daily priority and we are very glad to read those lovely words about your stay at our house.
The team and I would be very delighted to welcome you again at Riad Idra for your next stay in Marrakech.
Please, pass on our regards to your mother.

Kind regards,

Karine and the team
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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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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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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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