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Riad Al Badia
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   135 Derb Ahl Souss, Marrakech 40040, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #24 of 463 Hotels in Marrakech
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“We'll be back!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

We found this riad through the many good reviews in Trip Advisor. We expected a nice place but they exceeded our expectations. We were greeted with mint tea and small pastries. The staff was very friendly and accommodating with everything. They called our tour guide to ensure his arrival, sat down with us to describe the city and mapped out points of interest. Our room was the junior suite that was quaint, clean and comfortable. Our breaksfast ready for us each morning at the time we asked; the homemade yogurt was fantastic. Upon our departure arranged shuttle service back to the airport (they will also arrange pick up from the airport which we recommend). This is an oasis in Marrakesh. I could go on and on but suffice it to say "we'll be back"!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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RiadAlBadiaMarrakech, Gérant at Riad Al Badia, responded to this review, January 18, 2013
Dear Madam,
We all would like to thank you for this lovely review. Ahmed and his all team join me to thank you for your stay at Riad Al Badia. It was a pure delight having you these few days. As you said, “we’ll be back” is enough for us also to understand what you mean, some experiences are over the words, we can just say “whenever”. You are home at Riad Al Badia, you know it and we express you our heartfelt gratitude for this fantastic meeting. We wish that 2013 will bring you back to Marrakech, and that it will be a successful, happy, healthy new year.
Take good care of both of you
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

My sister and I have just spent a week at the fabulous Riad al Badia. During our stay we received exemplary customer service by all the staff. We had high expectations of the riad due to the reviews on this page but the riad managed to exceed these. From relocating our room to the ground floor when I hurt my back to demonstrations on the art of serving Moroccan mint tea, our every need was catered for. After a busy day sightseeing it was a joy to come back to the tranquility of the riad to relax. We cannot thank Laurent and the 2 Ahmeds enough for ensuring our stay in Marrakech was perfect.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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RiadAlBadiaMarrakech, Gérant at Riad Al Badia, responded to this review, January 18, 2013
Dear Ladies,
I deeply apologize for the delay in responding your absolutely charming review. The two Ahmeds and the all team join me to express our heartfelt gratitude for your stay at Riad al Badia, some meetings are over words, this is one of them. It was a pure delight having you “travelling” into the riad from room to room, our conversations will remain and were very appreciated. So thank you again and hopefully we will have the pleasure of receiving you again at Riad Al Badia.
We wish you all the best, lots of health, of happiness and success for this new year 2013.
Take good care of both of you.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012 via mobile

Finally a trip advisor review that can be trusted!

Stayed in a fair share of places in both marrakech and the coastal towns, all offering different experiences- your riad is a lovely place for us to spend our final evening in morrocco. Attentive staff, clean, well presented. Excellent service- thank you for your time!

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RiadAlBadiaMarrakech, Gérant at Riad Al Badia, responded to this review, January 18, 2013
Dear Madam,
We all thank you very much for your lovely review that went straight to our hearts. We felt really privileged that you choose Riad Al Badia for your last night in Morocco and we are so glad that you enjoyed it. It was a short stay, this is true, but we keep a charming souvenir of your stay with us. Your lovely couple remain in memories. So once again thank you for this privilege you gave us and we wish you a very happy new year 2013. Take good care of both of you.
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

Stayed here in October and was not disappointed. We found it a little difficult to find at first, but paid a local boy to walk us to the door. It is quite easy to get lost in the Medina, but that was the most fun!

Once we walked through the door, we were given a warm welcome by Laurent and taken up to the terrace for some mint tea. We were given a map of the city and shown key points of interest around the city. Our room was on the ground floor next to reception and was very nicely decorated. The rooms were equipped with air conditioning and a safe, and the bathroom was very clean. It was nice to sit and dip your feet in the plunge pool in the central courtyard.

We enjoyed some wine on the terrace at night, and breakfast again on the roof in the morning. Breakfast consisted of yoghurt, orange juice, mint tea and traditional Moroccan pastries.

Laurent was very helpful in filling out our departure cards for the airport and the staff were very friendly.

Overall, we would highly recommend here!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RiadAlBadiaMarrakech, Gérant at Riad Al Badia, responded to this review, January 18, 2013
Dear Madam,
We all would like to thank you for your kind review, it was a real pleasure having you this few days at the riad. Once again, thank you for your extreme kindness with everyone of us, your smiles remain in memories . We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at the Riad and Marrakech. Once again, for any future travelers , to make things easier at Riad Al Badia, as at 98% of Riads or hotels in the Medina, I can not recomment enough that guests send the hotel or the riad a short mail in order to get the directions to come or to organize a driver to take you right to the door of the Riad. Our streets are very easy but so differents, arriving it can seem to be very difficult when it is not at all.
Otherwise, as you experienced it you will always have kids by the Mosquee of Berrima to take you to the Riad…
Once again we all thank you so much for all you gave us and we wish you all the best for this new year 2013.
Take good care of both of you
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

I'm so sorry that it has taken me so long to write this review - i have been meaning to write since our return from holiday (23-25/oct) because i just want to tell everyone that every review on this place is right - it is FANTASTIC. I echo everything that everyone has said - the staff were great, from greeting us on arrival, to the gorgeous food and the hospitality. I booked this Riad purely on what was said on tripadvisor - i was very nervous about going as i wanted the holiday to be just right as we were staying as a family of 4. 2 adults and 2 children (age 5 & 9) and i did not want to be stuck in Marrakech with a young family as i had read some nightmare reviews about other Riads. But Riad AL Badia was just great. I booked the taxi,from the airport, through the Riad. The taxi picked us up, as organised (i was worried it wouldn't be there!) and took us close to the Riad. The driver walked us to the Riad and there was no problem over paying as we just dealt with the Riad direct. Once inside this beautiful Riad we were welcommed by the staff over mint tea and juice for my girls. Ahmed was great and showed us how to get to the main square and was full of advice and guidance. The first night we had a wonderful tagene that Samia made for us - one of the best meals we had all holiday! My girls loved Samias cooking - especially the breakfasts and sweets!! Our family room was beautiful and spotless, the roof terrace was wonderful and as other people have said you do feel as if you are in an Oasis in the middle of the madness of Marrekech! Laurent and his team were fab hosts, i really can't say enough about everyone and this wonderful gem of a Riad. Thank you from all in the Jones faily xxxx

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 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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RiadAlBadiaMarrakech, Gérant at Riad Al Badia, responded to this review, January 18, 2013
Dear Madam,
This is my turn to apologize for the delay in responding you, Christmas & New Year… We all would like to express our heartfelt gratitude for your stay at Riad Al Badia. It has been such a delight having you four among us. We keep in memories your happiness, your kindness, the education of your two daughters, already ladies, we really appreciated every moment shared with you and this was another nice story in the great book of Riad Al Badia.
We wish you all a very happy new year 2013, full of success and happiness , and hopefully we will be able to see you again.
Thank you again for everything, take good care of all of you
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

Just returned from an enjoyable few days in Marrakech. Stayed in this Riad having booked it on the basis of reviewers coments and was not disappointed.

The owner and his staff were very helpful and attentive to the point of booking tables in restaurants and filling departure forms for you, making the stay even more enjoyable.

Breakfast on the sunny roof terrace in the morning with views of the snow covered Atlas mountains in the distance was a delight even on a December day.

As with most, if not all, of the Riads in the medina area of Marrakech they have a daunting approach to them, an unremarkable entrance but once inside an oasis of calm in a crazy bustling city

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RiadAlBadiaMarrakech, Gérant at Riad Al Badia, responded to this review, January 18, 2013
Dear Madam, dear Sir,
With a bit of delay due to the activity of this end of year , I would like to thank you for such a lovely review. We all would like to thank you for your stay at Riad Al Badia and for the precious moments shared. We all would like to thank you for everything you gave us during these few days and we hope to see you again in a not too far future.
Take good care of both of you and all the best for you and your family for this New Year 2013.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

I can only echo everything that has already been written here! Riad Al Badia is a demonstration in perfect customer service and just what a difference that personal touch can make to a holiday. Laurent is a fantastic manager and nothing is too much trouble - from the welcome with mint tea and pastries and orientation to the local area on foot to the organisation of the activities that we wanted to undertake - everything was exemplary. The Riad is so peaceful either overlooking the city from the roof or sitting with a drink downstairs by candlelight. Our room was not the most luxurious or fanciest that we've stayed in but was immaculately cleaned and turned down every day. The typical moroccan breakfast is delicious and is served at your convenience (location and time!). It takes about 10 minutes to walk to the main square so is central to everything - being that brief walk away is no bad thing with quite how overwhelming it can be in the souks! I will be strongly recommending that friends stay here and would definitely stay if I ever returned.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RiadAlBadiaMarrakech, Gérant at Riad Al Badia, responded to this review, December 2, 2012
Dear Madam,
I thank you so much for your lovely review that went straight to my heart. We all would like to thank you for your stay, this was again a very nice meeting and a pure delight for us having you at the Riad. Your happiness, your enthusiasm, your interest in our culture was deeply appreciated. So thank you once again for everything you gave us and hopefully we will be able to see you again in a not too far future. Take good care of both of you.
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Address: 135 Derb Ahl Souss, Marrakech 40040, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#7 Luxury Hotel in Marrakech
#10 Family Hotel in Marrakech
#34 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Riad Al Badia 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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