My sister and I stayed here in early June and it was one of the best parts of staying in Marrakech. It was a little quiet oasis in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the medina.
The rooms are gorgeous and clean and lovely and a nice size. We had the room at the very top so we felt like we had the whole rooftop to ourselves.
The lovely Marouane who works there, brought our breakfast and dinner up there every day, and it was absolutely amazingly delicious. We totally fell in love with him by the way, he was so sweet and helpful and always told us if we'd spent too much on a scarf or pair of shoes after a hard day of shopping and bargaining.
The Riad itself is beautiful, with a little pool in the middle of the courtyard, wireless Internet down in the lounge area so we could upload our photos every night to make people terribly jealous on Facebook, while Marouane made us tea.
We thought it was in a great location as it allowed us to go for a walk to the main square every day (and get lost pretty much every time) and stumble upon beautiful places. Like a carpet shop which happened to have previously been a palace.
It's also crazy how when it's 35c and hot and dusty outside you walk into the Riad and its lovely and cool inside. It's amazing how the houses were designed.
Marouane helped us plan where we wanted to go, how to get there, how much it should cost. And he also helped shoo away the throng of neighbourhood kids who would follow us to the riad, singing the whole way. Presumably rude songs about us but oh well.
All in all, I would definitely recommend Riad Baba Ali!!!!
Beautiful, friendly lovely people, great value for money, amazing food.
One tip about Marrakech in general - have a coin purse full of change ready otherwise you will spend $100 a day giving people money for "helping" you turn left when you were turning left anyway, and to give to the beggars. Oh and watch out for the henna ladies in the main square. They will grab your hands and start painting even when you say no, and then get abusive if you don't pay up.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Not far from Medersa Ben Youssef and the museum of Marrakech, after to have probably crossed the carrying ones bread, at the bottom of the derb Baba Ali “name celebrates in our imaginary”, you will find the door of your Riad. Strike, then… ... more less
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