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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 460 Hotels in Marrakech
Johannesburg, South Africa
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37 hotel reviews
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“Gorgeous , gorgeous in every way”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This Riad is excellent in every way possible. Its in a small street , off a relatively busy street. Karien arrange a shuttle for us, driver was on time picking us up at train station. When we arrived we were greeted with cool towels and mint tea with biscuits. Karien then gave us maps and gave us ideas on what to do in the 2 days we were there. Her directions were spot on and recommendations very useful. The Riad itself is a beautiful Oasis with a calming water feature and a spa. Everything is well kept, its clean. The rooms and bathrooms are very nicely decorated and every need is catered for, gowns, slippers, safe etc... you name it they have it. The staff are super friendly and very helpful. The worst part about being at this Riad was having to leave.

Room Tip: All rooms are build around courtyard - theres also interleaving rooms for families if you want one.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RIADIDRAMARRAKECH, Gérant at Riad Idra, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Dear Yolanda, Dear Shereen,

Thank you very much for having taken the time to share your experience with us on Trip Advisor.
We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Riad Idra. You mentioned our place is well kept and clean…..Thanks ! The team does a lot of efforts everyday to maintain it :).
You’re right, a shame you had to leave the Riad ….;)
All the best !

Karine and the team
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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20 hotel reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

If you enjoy luxury, sophistication and elegance... This Riad is definitely for you.

It is located in the chic Dar el Bacha neighborhood (very chic in comparison to Marrakech's alleys not Belgravia chic!), this Riad is an oasis of comfort and class with all your needs kindly catered to by the staff. From in-riad dinners to reservations at top notch restaurants to cars and drivers, the hotel manager can do it all.

Trust her recommendations, she doesn't miss. Karine, the manager is a jewel. I stay at hotels weekly and the service doesn't get this personalized. There are plenty of big names in Marrakech but if you want the authentic experience then Riad Idra won't disappoint! The smallest of details is thought of. It is impressive!

Room Tip: Splurge and go for the Suite Alyia. It is amazing
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 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, 2 weeks ago
Dear Akram,

What a wonderful review, thank you very much for all those kind words about us.
We were really pleased to meet you and your family here.
Best wishes for your life in Dubai.

Karine and the team
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Sydney
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

First, Riad Idra a perfect oasis of serenity and beauty inside the medina. The bustle and noisy pleasures of the souk and medina are though, well located right on your doorstep if you choose this riad, but step inside and be greeted (with complementary refreshing drink and snacks) by Karine, who is the best boutique accommodation manager we have ever met anywhere !!! Absolutely nothing was too much trouble for Karine, from helping us find our way to particular treasures in the souks and letting us know how to bargain and what realistic prices we might expect to pay, to guiding us with maps and assistance to palaces, museums, cafes and restaurants all around Marrakesh, often showing us short cuts to the circuitous walking routes we'd sorted out for ourselves. Karine called ahead for us when we wanted to visit places off the track. We can not praise her highly enough and her help alone would have made this riad our choice. However, the riad itself is stunningly beautiful inside, and I often overheard other guests ask who had done the decor as the rooms were were truly elegant and deeply relaxing at the same time. The riad provides a complimentary generous snack tray in the rooms of dried fruits like apricots, dates and also nuts along with daily bottled water. Fresh roses in the rooms each day were also a feature. Breakfast in the rooftop garden area was a treat with different Moroccan specialties each day, as well as a generous range of traditional breakfast foods. Dinner can also be eaten at the riad. Second, did I mention location ? The riad's location is perfect for visitors - turn left and you go deeper in to the magic like winding alleyway shopping areas of the ancient souk, but turn right for a wider street scape with some French shops, antique shops and a spa sanctuary (an inviting massage and spa are also located in the riad). All this within easy walking distance of the main square. Our experience here was the ultimate pleasure !!!

Room Tip: Both the rooms we had were excellent. Suspect it is impossible to go wrong here.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RIADIDRAMARRAKECH, Gérant at Riad Idra, responded to this review, 4 weeks ago
Dear Fran,

Thank you very much for this wonderful review about your experience at Riad Idra.
It was a pleasure to guide you and to recommend you what to do and what to visit in this lovely city.
Indeed we offer in our rooms some dry fruits on the arrival of our guests, and the food served at the Riad is freshly prepared on the day we serve it.
I’m glad you and Louise had a great time in Marrakech (particularly at Riad Idra :) ).
The team and I really hope to see you again here.
All the best.

Idra family :)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We stayed at riad idra for 4 days during our visit in Marrakech.

It is simply wonderful!!!!

We read the previous reviews on TripAdvisor and booking.com and decided to book it. Best choice ever!

When we arrived, we were offered tea and pastries while checking in.

We booked a standard room but when we got there, the guy upgraded us to the suite. Fantastic!

The room is really nice, details well defined (there is Chanel perfume in the bathroom!!), we found a bottle of water and a tray of nuts, nice touch!

Karine, the manager, is truly gentle and always ready to help you out.

She explained us the highlights of Marrakech, how to reach the main square in medina and so on. All the attractions are within walking distance from the riad, which allowed us to go back to the room when it was too hot, get some rest and go out again.

The breakfast is delicious, you can have it until 11 am and it's served at your table on the terrace. Every day you get a different special meal, such as bean soup, omelet with meat and so on, plus of course croissants, fruit salad and pastries.

On our last day, we booked a ride from the riad to casablanca airport (we flew out from there). Since our flight left at 11.30 pm, Karine allowed us to stay in the room until the driver arrived (6.30 pm) and not to have the normal check out time: simply priceless!

In conclusion: wonderful place, super gentle people and in a good position.

We will definitely recommend it!!

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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RIADIDRAMARRAKECH, Gérant at Riad Idra, responded to this review, July 17, 2014
Dear Mady, Dear Fabio,

Many thanks for sharing your impression about your stay at Riad Idra.
We are pleased to read your review and all your compliments about our “house” and we hope you’ll visit us again In Marrakech.
Kind regards,

Karine and the team
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Miami, Florida
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Every fine institution has someone who by his way and attitude stands out. Like Monsieur Gustav in the
Grand Budapest Hotel film. In the Riad Idra, that person is Monsieur Omar. Not only was his service impeccable but pleasing in everyway possible. Gave us tips of the City, what to do and what to watch out for. He made our stay more than pleasant and very relaxing. The Riad is a beautifull Oasis within the walls (Medina) in Marrakesh. The bedrooms are very well appointed and yes the A/C works like a charm. They have little subtleties that make your stay the more pleasant, channel perfumes in the bathroom, slippers, bathrobes, flowers all over. Also and not to be forgotten is Madame le Chef. She managed to prepare the most sumptutious breakfast to start the day, unfortunatelly we only had two nights that we were able to try her dinners and both were fabolous, a Royal Cuscus and Lamb.
I would not hesitate to recomend Riad Idra and to Monsieur Omar, We would like to thank you for making our stay so pleasant..
Merci Monsieur.
The Abascal Family of Cora Gables Florida

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RIADIDRAMARRAKECH, Gérant at Riad Idra, responded to this review, July 17, 2014
Dear Arturo,

We thank you for having chosen Riad Idra for your stay in Marrakech and for recommending us on Trip Advisor.
We’re glad you have appreciated Mr Omar’s service and kindness and particularly all the recommendation he gave you about our city.
He’s a very special person and very precious to Riad Idra.
All the best to you and your family.
Best regards,

Karine and the team
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights the 4th and 5th of July. The staff were excellent and very helpful. They arranged the airport transfer for us.
On first coming to the Riad all you see is a door in a wall, which when opened reveals an oasis of calm.
We were greeted by the manageress and given pastries and mint tea. Then shown a map of the medina and where to visit. The Riad is only a short walk from the main square
The room was great clean and comfortable. Breakfast was included and was really good.
At the end of our short stay they let us leave our bags as our flight wasn't until the evening.
If I come to Marrakech again I will definitely try to book here again

Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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RIADIDRAMARRAKECH, Gérant at Riad Idra, responded to this review, July 14, 2014
Dear Martin, Dear Katarina,

We are very thankful for your lovely review about your 2 nights in our “house” and we’re glad you had a pleasant stay with us.
We look forward to your next visit.

Kind regards,

Karine and the team
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Cape Town, South Africa
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

In May I returned to Riad Idra for a second visit and my stay was as lovely as the first. The attention to detail in respect of the interiors as well as food are beyond excellent. You will not find a more sumptuous breakfast in Marrakech and their excellent set menu dinners will make you stay in night after night. However, what truly distinguishes Idra from other riads, are the wonderful staff members. Karine, Omar, Dulah and Redouwan have made both visits such pleasing experiences. You will miss out if you do not stay here when visiting Marrakech.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 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, July 14, 2014
Dear Elma,

Thank you very much for this wonderful review !
I’m very delighted to read your second stay at the Riad was as good as the first. A shame we couldn’t see Brian this time.
The whole team joins me and say hello to you and your husband.
We hope we’ll see you soon at Riad Idra.

Warm 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 ( 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 460 Hotels in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Riad Idra 5*
Number of rooms: 7
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