We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Oasis in Marrakech” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Riad Idra

Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
Save Saved
You added Riad Idra to your Saves list
Riad Idra
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Derb Tizougarine 105 | Dar El Bacha, Marrakech, Morocco   |  
Hotel website
  |  
  |  
  |  
Hotel amenities
Special Price
20% off room rate
Ranked #10 of 460 Hotels in Marrakech
Larchmont, New York
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Oasis in Marrakech”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

My husband and I along with another couple just returned from a 12-day trip to Morocco. Of the six hotels we stayed at, nothing beat Riad Idra. Its open-air atrium with clean white marble floors, wading pool and lush greenery populated with chirping birds was a welcome home after spending a hot day in the maze of the Marrakech Medina. Our room was clean and well appointed with tasteful, authentic Moroccan items. The food was ridiculously good (with the exception of the eggs at breakfast). And best of all, its size and incredibly attentive staff made for a personable and homey stay. I would recommend this place without reservation to even the pickiest traveler.

  • Stayed September 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
RIADIDRAMARRAKECH, Gérant at Riad Idra, responded to this review, October 15, 2013
Dear Jennifer, Dear Larry,

Thank you very much for having taken the time to share your opinion about you recent stay at Riad Idra.
It was a pleasure welcoming you and your friends, Ben and Sue, in our Riad.
When we refurbished the whole house, 2 years ago, we really wanted to honor and to highlight the Moroccan culture trough its art and handicraft. That’s why all our rooms are generously decorated with traditional wooden and metal crafts and oriental paintings.
We really look forward to your next visit.
All the best !

Karine and Idra’s team
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

231 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    221
    9
    0
    0
    1
See reviews for
44
125
8
4
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (38)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Hong Kong, China
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

We were in Morocco for 11 days and stayed at 8 different hotels. Riad Idra was the only place we truly felt at home.

Loved this place the second we walked into the courtyard, all my family members asked me why hadn't we stayed here when we first arrived.

Its elegancy and beauty is beyond description. On top of all its artistic elements, it was SUPER CLEAN. So clean that a neat freak like me dared to use the towels provided, and felt at ease to place them on any surface in the room (couldn't do this in the other 7 hotels)

Even better, Riad Idra provided mint tea and snack on arrival, fresh flowers, a platter of Moroccan snack and water in the chamber. Traditional leather slippers and quality toiletries in the bathroom could be taken away as souvenirs.

The whole place was softly-lit by beautiful lanterns at night. Dinner was delicious, served on the rooftop terrace which was extremely romantic.... too bad we were with my parents =p

We got almost half price off as a special promotion on cheaptickets, but we would seriously consider paying the full price to stay here again.

PS) Special thanks to the "skinny but tough" Omar who took good care of us during our stay~ And a million thanks to Karine who allowed us to delay our stay by one night because of the changed itinerary.

Room Tip: as there were four of us, they arranged us the Basma and Warda which were joint rooms and separated...
See more room tips
  • Stayed September 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
RIADIDRAMARRAKECH, Gérant at Riad Idra, responded to this review, October 15, 2013
Dear Chloee,

Many thanks for your wonderful review about our Riad.
We were very pleased to welcome you and your family for one night in our “house”, we wish it would be longer….next time maybe.
We are glad you liked the cleanness of the place and I will share your compliments to our housekeepers.
Our “skinny” Omar and the whole team send you and your family their regards.
We look forward to your next stay with us.
Kind regards,

Karine & Idra’s team
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
cambridgeshire
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

Wow is all I can say. Writing this while still in the Riad Idra but felt I needed too due to the thoughtless bafoon who wrote the last review giving one star, they could not have stayed at this Riad as what they mention is all opposite to this one, it must be heart wrenching for the staff here after all their efforts to impress and make your stay pleasurable.
Trust me listen to what I have to say.

We were Collected from the Airport via Idras own taxi, cases walked to the door and what a pleasure we found behind it. Greated with smiles, mint Tea and damp flannels to freshen up great start. Karene is an amazing & careing manager where nothing is too much trouble. Room is spacious and clean with lovely leather slippers for us to keep. We spent lazy hours sun bathing on the roof terrace on lovely loungers, drinks brought to us.
Breakfast was a feast for your eyes and tummy. Lovely open spaces and chill out rooms to relax all over this Riad.
Maybe if you book request Karene put an itinary together for you would make your stay even more enjoyable.
I guarentee this place is a sensory chill out and relaxation.
Well done to all the staff 5 *****.
Would definitely book here on our next visit to Marrakech.

  • Stayed September 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Detroit, Michigan
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Despite the efforts of Karine and the staff during our stay at Riad Idra, we were not at all at ease because of the limited dimensions of the riad itself and our room also, with too many furniture, a bit suffocating. The riad lacks of interest, because very little of the original traditional elements has been kept during the renovation and our expectations to try an orientalist atmosphere, totally unfulfilled.. In few words we were completely disappointed.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 6
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
RIADIDRAMARRAKECH, Gérant at Riad Idra, responded to this review, September 14, 2013
Dear Sir,

Thank you for your review.
After a research on our Hotel Register it seems you haven’t been staying at Riad Idra in September.
We invite you to contact us by mail in order to clarify this mystery.

Kind regards,

Karine
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Farnham, England, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Riad Idra completely lived up to and then exceeded our expectations. We stayed for 3 nights and it was amazing from the moment we arrived until we left. Karine and the other staff were welcoming, friendly, attentive and knowledgable. The courtyard and terrace are beautiful and our room was spacious and comfortable.
The breakfasts were delicious and the weather was so lovely we were able to have it up on the terrace each morning. We also had a very enjoyable dinner on our first evening.
Nothing was too much trouble and we really benefitted from all Karine's recommendations for places to go, to experience, and to eat.
We took the opportunity to experience a Moroccan hammam and massage. You MUST try this. Go with an open mind and you'll enjoy it!
I really can't think of any way our trip could have been improved. Marrakech was crazy and fun, a real experience and I am so glad we stayed here as it made the trip even more memorable.
Kerry Howard, Surrey, UK

Room Tip: We stayed in a suite with a hot tub bath and it was fab
See more room tips
  • 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
RIADIDRAMARRAKECH, Gérant at Riad Idra, responded to this review, August 24, 2013
Dear Kerry, Dear Andy,

Many thanks for the wonderful review !
It has been a pleasure welcoming you at Riad Idra.
I’m delighted that our advices about where to go and what to do have been helpful. Recommendations are so important for a first visit of Marrakech !
I agree with you about the traditional hammam, it is part of the Moroccan culture and no one should miss this fabulous experience !
Wish you the best.

Karine and the team
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
42 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

It is rare that I find a hotel where it is tempting to never to leave the room. The Riad Idra is beautifully designed by the talented owners and is a short walk from most of the main sites - including being close to the huge markets (that are very easy to get lost in!).

On arrival I was given some lovely tea and traditional sweets. The room, overlooking the stylish courtyard, was generous in size and had everything you could need. Fresh flowers, a plate of savoury snacks and a bottle of water are a few of the touches to expect. The bed was fantastic, and the bathroom was also large in size and included those extras to make the a stay that little bit more pleasant.

The room was well air conditioned, which is especially important in Marrakesh in the warmer months. The towels were fantastic - with free traditional slippers thrown in. There was a good range of stations on the generously sized TV, plus the option to borrow DVDs or books from the lovely lounge downstairs. The room has lovely art and furnishings.

I had breakfast - which is fantastic - each day on the sunny roof terrace. The service is friendly, professional and very helpful.

Would happily go back to the Idra.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
RIADIDRAMARRAKECH, Gérant at Riad Idra, responded to this review, August 24, 2013
Dear Sir,

The team and I would like to thank you for having taken the time to write a review about your stay in our Riad.
Apparently, you have appreciated the facilities provided in our rooms and in the Riad.
We try to anticipate the needs of our guests and we try to do our best to make their stay comfortable and pleasant so a review like your encourage our team to give more and more energy.
Thank you again !
We look forward to your next visit.
Kind regards,

Karine and Idra’s team
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
San Francisco, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

I don't typically post reviews to trip advisor, but after my stay at Riad Idra, I had to! It was completely amazing! I booked it after seeing so many positive reviews here on Trip Advisor and when I arrived in Marrakech to the Riad my expectations were exceeded. The property is beautiful, perfectly situated within the medina, with comfortable, beautifull decorated rooms. On our first night there we had dinner at the property because we arrived late - and looking back, this was one of our favorite meals in Marrakech. The staff at Riad Idra is SO helpful and kind. I can't say enough positive things about Riad Idra. Will certainly be returning.

Stayed June 2013, traveled with family

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
RIADIDRAMARRAKECH, Gérant at Riad Idra, responded to this review, August 24, 2013
Dear Meg,

Many thanks for this positive description of our Riad.
We’re glad you enjoyed your stay with us and the quality of our food and our service.
You mentioned it’s the first time you share something on Trip advisor, we are proud to be the 1st place you wrote a review about !
It will be a pleasure to welcome you again at Riad Idra.
Best,

Karine & the team
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay

Been to Riad Idra? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Riad Idra

Address: Derb Tizougarine 105 | Dar El Bacha, Marrakech, Morocco
Phone Number:
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 460 Hotels in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Riad Idra 5*
Number of rooms: 7
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, Priceline, Venere and Odigeo so you can book your Riad Idra reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Riad Idra, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.