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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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“Favorite Place We've Ever Stayed!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

My wife and I just returned last week from a trip to Morocco. Our favorite thing about the trip by far was our stay at the Riad Idra. The limited number of rooms really creates an intimate experience between the host/staff and the guests. Karine and her staff made us feel like we were staying with a family.

We hadn't made any firm plans for the week and the suggestions that Karine made for day trips, cafes, restaurants and sight seeing were all amazing. The breakfast on the terrace was fabulous, no better way to start our days. We also had the food prepared at the Riad Idra one evening and it was superb. I'd recommend eating in the riad at least one night on your trip.

I can not recommend this place enough. If we are ever in Marrakech again, we would not even think about staying anywhere else.

  • Stayed February 2014, 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 2, 2014
Dear Tim, Dear Claire,

The Idra’s Family really wanted to thank you for your great review about your stay in the Riad.
I’m glad my recommendations were useful, Marrakech has got something magical and hides always more places to discover….so we look forward to your next visit.
Best wishes for your new life in Brazil, I’m sure you’ll love it !

Karine and the team
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014 via mobile


From the moment we arrived we were treated as VIP guests..the owners, management and staff were outstanding...a superb place to get away from the hassle of everyday life...try the Haman ('a type of sauna-bath') at the Riad..its a moment you won't forget ! In summary we were very happy and are more than happy to recommend this chic, great service & value 'little hotel'...enjoy !

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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 2, 2014
Dear Natalia, dear Enrique,

Many thanks for your review !
You were treated as VIP because all Riad Idra’s guests are VIP ;)
We are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and will be “more than happy” to welcome you again in our Riad.
Wish you the best.

Karine and the team
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

This was our first trip to Marrakech and Morocco and we loved it! The experience would not have been the same or as special had we not stayed at Riad Idra....it was superb in every way! We chose to pay for the Riad transfers from and to the airport and we were exceptionally happy with this decision as it was so easy and we were escorted right to the door. Karine was so lovely and welcoming with all the information that you could possibly need. The Riad is ideally situated within the medina and is an oasis of tranquility even though it is so close to all the action. We felt very safe in the area that it's in. We were blown away with the standard of decor throughout with the best attention to detail that we've ever seen and ssooo clean. We enjoyed two beautiful dinners in the Riad, looked after so professionally & caringly by Omar. Breakfast on the roof terrace was such a wonderful start to the day with plenty of yummy food, lovely surroundings, peaceful and Redwane was so helpful and friendly it was hard to drag ourselves away. We enjoyed the Hammam experience and the massage that we had in the Riad also....not to be missed! I only wish we had more time there, we would most certainly stay there again if we return to Marrakech. We wholeheartedly recommend! Thank you to Karine, Omar and Redwane for making our stay so special. PS Omar, we have been enjoying our mint tea that we've been making at home....thank you for teaching us how to make it :-)

  • Stayed November 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, February 21, 2014
Dear Sir,

Thank you for sharing your opinion about our Riad.
We’re delighted to know that your first experience in Marrakech was a success. Morocco is a country full of colors and contrasts, the richness of its culture and its landscape will offer you the opportunity to live another unique experience when you’ll visit us again.

Kind regards,

Karine & the team
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Thanks to all at the Riad Idra for the fabulous time we had last weekend! Karine the Manager welcomed us, settled us in, helped book tours and transfers, advised the best cafes to be in at sunset and gave as much local knowledge as we asked for. Nothing was too much trouble. The staff were equally special: they put flowers on our bed for my birthday, made me a cake and sang me Happy Birthday in 4 languages! Not many places of accommodation would give this service! That's the beauty of Riad Idra though - they only have 7 bedrooms, so they can give 100% first class service! The Riad itself is a calm oasis in the middle of a busy, noisy Medina. Inside, the relaxing smell of orange blossom pervades, the rooms are luxurious and comfortable, and the food is something else! We ate in the Riad 2 nights out of 3, and the food was not only great quality and very tasty, it was also good value if you can manage 4 courses! The breakfasts are served on the rooftop terrace (there plenty of these to explore in the Medina!) which was a suntrap: there was also the opportunity to relax on some sun loungers if you had had enough of the hustle and bustle outside. We loved Riad Idra and will recommend it to all our friends who are looking for a venue offering comfort, culture and class. It more than deserves the rave reviews for which we chose it! To all the members of staff and Karine - Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!

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  • Stayed February 2014, 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, February 21, 2014
Dear Jayne,

First of all we’d like to thank you for having chosen our Riad to spend your birthday weekend in Marrakech.
Your review about your stay at Riad Idra is wonderful, many thanks for sharing your impression !
We’re glad you have appreciated the petals of flowers for your birthday and the other small attentions.
We look forward to your next stay with us.

All the best,

Karine and the team
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Superb Riad in Marrakech
Wonderful place in the heart of The Medina: silence and privacy are guaranteed and the interior decoration is both traditional and functional with very well selected pieces of furniture. Comfortable bed and top class linen, very well equipped bathrooms with soft sponge bathrobe. The fancy traditional leather babouche are included as a souvenir. The breakfast is rich and very good 3 course dinner a can be booked in a cozy setting by the modern fireplace. Don't miss the hammam for 2 with the scrub: something to die for.
What makes Idra superb is not just all I wrote above, but mainly the staff. Karine was a perfect host, always ready to provide any kind of information and every single staff made its best to make this experience unforgettable.

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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RIADIDRAMARRAKECH, Gérant at Riad Idra, responded to this review, February 21, 2014
Ciao Andrea,

Many thanks for your review about your recent stay in our Riad.
We're glad you had a great stay with us us and we hope to see you again.
All the best,

Karine and the team
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

An ideal Riad from which to base any trip to Marrakech. Clean, great showers, comfortable bed, good food, friendly staff, and a manageress (Karine) for which nothing was too much trouble. Do ring to arrange a transfer from the airport - well worth it. If you want to book any trips Karine will do that for you as well and probably at less cost than you would pay by prebooking. Definitely a place I would return to.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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, February 3, 2014
Dear Ian,

Many thanks for your review !
We are delighted to know that your stay at Riad Idra have met your expectations and we look forward to your next visit.

Kind regards,

Karine & the team
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We stayed at Riad Idra for our first visit to Morocco. The riad is simply beautiful with the most wonderful roof terrace where you can relax in sun or shaded areas. Everything in the Riad is an object of beauty in its own right, from the wonderful lighting right down to the cutlery, the attention to detail is probably the best I have ever seen and is on par with the very best of hotels we have stayed in the UK and Europe. The food was out of this world, we had more salads, fruit and vegetables than we have ever eaten on holiday before and all of it fantastic so as well as wonderful meat and fish, we had very healthy food! Our hostess, Karine and her team could not have been kinder or more helpful. The Riad does not serve wine as they do not yet have a licence but we did not find that a problem even though we like a glass of wine with our evening meal when we are on holiday. On Karine's advice I did not cover my hair when I was out the Medina and saw lots of women who did not cover their hair either and did not experience any problem. We did have some hassle but when you say "non merci", most people leave you alone, but the men with snakes in the square really bothered me as I hate snakes! We found the people kind and helpful and had only one guy try to hustle us for money which was not pleasant but not the end of the world, if someone offers to guide you somewhere (as opposed to just giving you directions) be warned, they will want money and it can be intimidating. Be prepared for the poverty, it is distressing and there does not seem to be anything you can do to help. The streets mainly do not have names on them so it makes following a map completely impossible, be aware of this as it means you will get lost. We saw the museum of photographie and it was really interesting. All in all, the wonderful Riad Idra with its great food and warm, professional service from Karine and her team, made our holiday.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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, February 3, 2014
Dear Rita, Dear Simon,

We’re glad you enjoyed your first experience in Morocco and we thank you for sharing it on Trip Advisor.
Streets without sign, snakes in the square, the hustle and bustle of the souks are part of the charm of our city, specially for a first visit, and we get used to it very easily ;) !
We really hope to see you soon in our “Lovely Marrakech” .
Kind regards,

Karine & the 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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