Where to start?!
We asked Laurent to arrange airport transfers for us, to save the stress of getting last after a long flight. Although our flight was delayed and it took an age to clear passport control, our driver was waiting for us and met us with a smile, drove us to the Riad and carried our bags to the Riad for us.
As we entered, we were met by Fatallah and Bouchra, who arranged some mint tea for us and took our bags up to our room while we relaxed. We were welcomed into the Riad as residents, and told to make the place our home during our stay.
After a quick freshen up, Bouchra served up the most incredible meal we've tasted in ages.
Every meal in the Riad was a dream, and we couldn't get enough of Bouchra's cooking, but forced ourselves to dine elsewhere to experience the rest of the city. Breakfasts were served at whatever time we wanted and were equally delicious.
Aside from the food, the Riad itself is located very close to the Metal Worker's market and the Berrima Mosque, but is an oasis of luxury and calm in the midst of the hustle and bustle.
Fatallah proved to be a great source of information on where to eat, what to see, where to go for Hammam treatments, and was a great help in arranging reservations for us.
At the end of a long day of walking and sight-seeing, it was a joy to come home to Bouchra's smiling face and warm welcome with mint tea, and then to discover the flowers on our bed, or our laundry neatly folded and left in the room for us and our bed neatly turned down for the night.
We can't thank Laurent and his team enough for their hospitality and for being our home in Marrakech during our visit, and we can't recommend them enough to you.
If we do return to Marrakech, we would certainly book with them again!
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- Also Known As:
- Riad Al Badia Hotel Marrakech