This review is a bit overdue, as we stayed at this amazing Riad back in November 2010. It was still rather new then, but judging from all the positive reviews since then it looks like Laurent, Ahmed, and the rest of the team are still hard at work making travellers' holidays an amazing experience.
Laurent was the perfect host, and personally sat down with each arriving group for as long as they needed, to explain more about the wonderful city of Marrakech.
Ahmed is an excellent organiser, and was able to help us book restaurants, hamams (follow his recommendation), and hot air ballooning with no issues.
As other reviewers have said, it was a relief to have a home where we could escape to when the sensory overload that is Marrakech gets all too much. A cup of mint tea, feet dangling in the cool indoor pool, and a book was the perfect pick-me-up.
Try the dinner at least once, it was one of the best meals we had in Marrakech (and we visited the supposedly top two restaurants in the city).
Be aware that the Riad is set back from the main road (such as it is) so may be tricky to find upon first arrival, but you will quickly get used to it. Although it isn't on the main road, it is still perfectly safe to get in and out (there was a single female traveller staying with us and she reported no issues).
Great location too as its easily walking distance to most places you will want to go.
More like being a guest in a home than a hotel, very highly recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Riad Al Badia is located in the southern part of the Medina, in the district of Berrima, the district of the storks and the palaces. Riad Al Badia offers six rooms of three different categories, a lounge, a dining room, a patio with refreshing bassin -swimming pool and two terraces. Riad Al Badia offers a Moroccan experience through its hospitality, the opportunity to discover our oriental culture, our traditional and fresh home-made Moroccan cuisine at «La Table Al Badia» but also the traditional Moroccan materials, such as bejmat, zellij or tadelakt used in the decoration of Riad Al Badia and finally, we do provide a daily assistance to let you apprehend Marrakech and Southern of Morocco. Staying at Riad Al Badia is to discover and to experience the genuine Morocco where the "Tailor-Made" service is our daily philosophy. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riad Al Badia Hotel Marrakech