What a welcome we recieved on our early evening arrival with mint tea and local pastries. We pre arranged transfer through the Riad from the airport which was hassle free and pre booked evening meal which cost around 18euros each and was very nice indeed!
We had the top terrace room which was very bijou but lovely and clean with breakfast served every morning on the terrace, I was awoken every morning by the sound of bird song which in swear was in french! beautiful.
Laurent couldn't have been more helpful and hospitable sitting with us before dinner providing a map of the local places of interest and circling them out as well as arranging to meet us the following day so he could accompany us part of the way to the local square..
The Riad is very quiet and relaxing with no tv or music which just suited us fine, it felt like it was our very own and we were invited to treat it that way which we did. There were other tousrists arriving for a few days and it was nice to have a few words with the travellers who came from all over the world even if the communication could be brief because of language barriers, we all understood this Riad was a peacefull haven to be enjoyed and loved by all who visited.
The biggest surprise came when on the eve of my birthday after arriving back early afternoon from the market was presented with a key for the biggest room for the remainder of our stay and a lovely chilled bottle of wine on ice served on the terrace with a single rose and carefully selected letter of sentiment which was such a lovely touch.We hadn't told them them about this but the date had been taken from my passport.
Nothing was ever too much trouble and we were treated like royalty.
I didn't want to leave this retreat and was quite tearfull as we were leaving, even that couldn't have been a more friendly farewell with Laurent and Abdelhak accompaning us to the taxi.
Overall i would recommend the Riad Al Badia to anyone who is looking for a retreat in a peacefull location away from the busy souks and square which is a straight walk about 15 mins away.
A special thankyou to Abdelhak, Nora,Mhedi and mohamed who without their attention to detail and providing such personalisation would not have made this holiday as wonderful as it was. definately one of our best holidays. Angela & Gordon Fife Scotland
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