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“A Dream come True” 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 #10 of 460 Hotels in Marrakech
Perth, Australia
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“A Dream come True”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Upon finally making the decision to follow a lifetime dream, my husband and I began our research into Riad accommodation in the Marrakech Medina. The many glowing reports led us to the Riad Idra. And all I can say is "Wow"! The Manager Karine and her team including Mr Omar, Salah and the ever smiling Redouane were exceptionally professional yet warm and inviting without ever being intrusive. In fact all the staff, without exception, were professional and friendly.
The Riad Idra is in an enviable location - ten minute walk to the Jamaa el-Fna through amazing souks.
As my husband and I travel frequently we have come to expect and appreciate certain comforts, style, quality and environment. The Riad Idra surpassed all of our expectations. The decor throughout the whole riad is simply exquisite - right down to the complimentary Chanel parfum and aftershave!
Any requests (from freshly brewed coffee before the exceptional breakfast on the roof terrace),to excursions to the Atlas Mountains, were carried out promptly, efficiently and always with genuine enthusiasm.
If the travel time was not 26 hours (as in our case), we would be back at the Riad Idra without a moments hesitation!
Paul and I wish to thank Karine and her team for making our experience of Marrakech a treasured memory.

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  • Stayed May 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, June 30, 2014
Dear Helen, Dear Paul,

We were delighted to welcome you for a week at Riad Idra and we’d like to thank you for this wonderful review about your stay with us.
I’m glad you liked the style and the “spirit” of our Riad and I’m sure you’ll find a way to turn your house in Perth into a small Medina ;). Please, send us pictures !
We look forward to seeing you again.
Warm regards,

Karine and the team
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Our first time in Morocco and Marrakech and after travelling all day we arrived at our accommodation and what a most amazing and brilliant surprise. We hadn't imagined such a beautiful and yet authentic stay. Our stay was absolutely flawless. Our room was beautiful (the rose petals wishing the honeymooners a welcome was a nice touch), the welcome with mint tea by professional and friendly staff and thoughtfully arranging dinner for the tired guests was all beyond any expectation. Breakfast and dinners on the terrace and the personalised care by the staff was hard to say goodbye too. The manager, Karine, runs an exceptional Riad and should be proud of all her hard work and the attention to detail by her staff. We would most, most, most highly recommend a stay with Karine and her staff.

Room Tip: If we could give a higher rating we would. My new wife says it was our oasis and it was.
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  • Stayed April 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, June 30, 2014
Dear Glen, Dear Kay,

Thank you for having chosen Riad Idra for your honeymoon.
Your review encourage us to do and to give more and more for the comfort of our guests, thanks again :).
We know it’s a very long way from Australia to Morocco but we hope to see you again here.

All the best,

Karine and the team
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rochester, ny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I did a lot of research before booking this Riad. From the moment we stepped foot to the morning we left, we were treated like cherished family members

Please do not hesitate to book this Riad for your next trip to Marrakech.

I special thanks to Karine, Mr. Omar, Salah and all the other staff at Riad Idra


Alexandra & Mohammad Zargar
Honeoye Falls, NY USA

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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RIADIDRAMARRAKECH, Gérant at Riad Idra, responded to this review, June 30, 2014
Dear Alexandra, Dear Mohamed,

Thank you very much for your review about your stay at Riad Idra.
A “Riad” is a kind of a private house and it’s a pleasure to read that you felt at home with us.
We really look forward to your next stay at Riad Idra, your next stay at your Moroccan home.

Kindest regards,

Karine and the team
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Although we only stayed one day, we had exceptional service. Upon arrival, we were served mint tea and Moroccan pastries while being informed of local sites, recommendations, and an overall introduction to Marrakech. The riad provided us an upgrade, a map to the city with all the major sites highlighted w itinerary, and a full tour of the riad. It was beautiful and clean. Location was ideal as it was near Cafe Arabe and close to the souks that we enjoyed most.

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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RIADIDRAMARRAKECH, Gérant at Riad Idra, responded to this review, June 4, 2014
Dear Sir,

Thank you for your kind review about your recent stay at Riad Idra.
It was a pleasure to welcome you in our “house” for one night and to inform you about the “must do” in Marrakech.
I’m sure there still many places you haven’t seen yet and so we look forward to your next and longer stay with us ;) .

Kind regards,

Karine and the team
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This luxury accommodation satisfies all the basic requirements - good location, helpful staff, calm atmosphere, clean well designed rooms and a sumptuous breakfast. The manager is specially welcoming. Spent five nights here and were very happy with this choice out of more then 400 available riads in Marrakech.

Room Tip: All good but preferred the first floor.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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, June 4, 2014
Dear Pavel, dear Alyssia,

Thank you for sharing your opinion about your experience at Riad Idra.
We are glad your five nights’ stay with us have met your expectations and we hope to see you again in Morocco.
Sincerely,

Karine and the team
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We have just returned after staying 6 nights at the Riad Idra. All the reviews we read prior to going are so true. From the moment we transferred from the airport we were treated so warmly. The staff are excellent and couldn't do enough for us. The room was perfect. Both my daughter and I had a hammam and massage which we both enjoyed. Karine assisted in organising 2 very different experiences for us to see, the desert and the mountains. Both trips we highly recommend. The food really nice and plentiful. The Riad is situated close to the souk but is very tranquil and as said before all we could hear were birds.
A big thank you to Karine and her very special staff.
Fay and Julia.

Room Tip: All the rooms are special
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  • Stayed May 2014, 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, June 4, 2014
Dear Fay, dear Julia,

Thank you very much for recommending Riad Idra on Trip Advisor.
I’m pleased that all the experiences you had in Marrakech were delightful, the rock desert and the Ouirgane Valley in the Atlas mountains are very different, a chance you could see both.
We ( including the birds :) ) look forward to your next stay at Idra’s house.

Warm regards,

Karine and the team
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

What to say and where to start…
The experience in Riad IDRA has been amazing.
Everything was perfect for me and my girlfriend.
The location first: very close to the souk but also very calm and quiet once in the Riad – we could only hear the birds singing.
The food : breakfast was very good – especially the yoghurt which was out of this world – We had dinner twice and it was excellent – I can’t forget the couscous Royal!!
My girlfriend had the massage with Hanane and she came back fully relaxed and smelling good orange blossoms.
The setting, the staff, the food – everything was so peaceful and romantic that I planned to propose to my girlfriend at the RIAD.
Karine and the staff were very helpful and carried out the plan with absolute professionalism and discretion.
On the day of the proposal and after a wonderful evening at La Pause nested into the Agafay hills in the Marrakesh desert where we had wonderful tagines in a very romantic setting where we could admire an exceptional sunset, we headed back to the RIAD.
When my girlfriend opened the door of her suite, she could see rose petals on the bed forming the letters “Will you marry me?” and on top of that 2 criss-cross hearts.
There were candles and bunch of red roses everywhere.
My girlfriend was first shocked and surprised as she didn’t expect it at all – We were still wearing our swimsuit under our jeans when we came back from La Pause…
But the lights from the candles, the perfume from the flower and the rose petals worked all together as a perfect combination for a romantic proposal-
She was deeply moved and had tears of joy in her eyes when she said YES!!
I could not thank enough all staff members from RIAD IDRA for this unforgettable moment – it was pure magic!
Thank you Karine, Omar, Redouane, Hanane, Salah and Hicham for making this whole journey a privileged moment.

  • Stayed May 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, June 4, 2014
Dear Mohamed,

Many thanks for sharing your romantic experience at Riad Idra.
We know how unforgettable will be this moment for you and for Ines but believe us, it was our first time and we won’t forget it too.
We are glad the Riad inspired you to propose and it was a pleasure for all the team to be involved in this special event.

All the best to you and to your future wife.

Kind regards,

Karine and 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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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 #10 of 460 Hotels in Marrakech
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Hotel Class:5 star — Riad Idra 5*
Number of rooms: 7
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