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Riad Al Badia
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   135 Derb Ahl Souss, Marrakech 40040, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #32 of 460 hotels in Marrakech
London
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76 reviews 76 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Very Welcoming”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

We spent one night at the Riad at the end of a 6 day stay in Morocco. We had spent a couple of hours in Marrakech at the beginning of the week and had felt a little overwhelmed and got lost ! It was with a little trepidation that we returned to the Medinah ! However the lovely welcome from Laurent and his team put our minds to rest and ensured we had a lovely 24 hours. The location is perfect for exploring and we were very helpfully pointed to the main sights. Food was excellent and nothing was too much trouble for the staff. The positive reviews here led us to this Riad and we are delighted to be able to endorse the other positive ones and to add our own.

  • Stayed April 2013, 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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Laurent O, Gérant at Riad Al Badia, responded to this review, April 21, 2013
Dear Madam, dear Sir,
I thank you so much for such a lovely review. This was a short stay but a very pleasant one. We keep a very pleasant souvenir of your stay. Your daughters are already young ladies and we were very impressed by the behaviour and education. This was another very nice meeting with lovely guests. Take good care of all of you and hopefully we will get the opportunity to receive you again in a not too far future for a longer stay to make you experience Riad Al Badia. Thank you for everything and take good care of you five.
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London, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

This is a really lovely Riad that I recommend highly. Laurent, the patron, has a great passion for the building and the city, which he shares most generously with all his guests. It is an incredibly intimate setting, and one is made to feel genuinely at home - nothing is too much trouble. As others have noted, the breakfasts are stunning with an amazing selection of homemade jams, accompanying the feast. Thanks to laurent and all the staff for a wonderful stay!

  • Stayed April 2013, 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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Laurent O, Gérant at Riad Al Badia, responded to this review, April 21, 2013
Dear Madam,
I thank you very much for such a lovely review. The all team joins me to express you our heartfelt gratitude for your stay at Riad Al Badia. We were really pleased to receive you and your family at the riad. Your extreme kindness, your interest in our culture and the South of Morocco, our conversations will remain in memories as well as the very good education of the children, i twas a pure delight having you among us. We hope to have the pleasure of meeting you again soon, and thank you again for everything. Take good care of all of you.
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

We had one night here. Managed by Laurent who also looks after Road Nafis. Wonderful hospitality from Laurent and his team. A great way to finish our stay in Morroco. A more modern twist on a Road than some other places.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 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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Laurent O, Gérant at Riad Al Badia, responded to this review, April 21, 2013
Dear Madam, dear Sir,
I thank you very much for your lovely comment. It was a great pleasure for the all team to receive your small family at Riad Al Badia. This last night was a true delight even short but was a nice meeting . Thank you for all you gave us accross your two stays and we all hope to have the pleasure of receiving you again in a not too far future. Take good care of all of you.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Our first time in Marrakech was made truly memorable by Laurent and the staff at Riad Al Badia.
Check-in is a remarkable experience, beginning with mint tea and home-made pastries, ending with a personal escort from the owner through the winding alleyways of Marrakech to ensure that you'll be able to find your way back to the Riad at the end of your day's "adventure".
The personal, professional and insightful touches are there at all times - arranging restaurant, spa and trip bookings, to authentic breakfast and evening meals "whenever you want them", to invaluable road safety and haggling tips.
The Riad is a beautiful setting offering both an authentic flavour of, and calm respite from, a vibrant, amazing, but sometimes crazy city. I have stayed in hotels all over the world - this is without doubt the friendliest and most welcoming, where they - quite literally - go the extra mile to make your stay special.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Turquoise Room - perfect for two. There's no way of escaping the 5am call to pr...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Laurent O, Gérant at Riad Al Badia, responded to this review, April 11, 2013
Dear Sir,
I thank you so much for such a lovely review. The all team join me to express your our heartfelt gratitude for your stay at Riad Al Badia. We keep a very warm souvenir of your stay among us these few days, your smiles everyday, your extreme kindness were greatly appreciated. You are home at Riad Al Badia and hopefully we will have the pleasure to receive you again in a not too far future. It was a pure delight meeting with you for everyone of us. Thank you again for everything you gave us. Take good care of both of you.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

I had read many reviews of this Riad before booking. All of the positive reviews were correct. The service at the Riad Al Badia is second to none. We have stayed at high class hotels in many parts of the world but none have given the service we received at the Riad Al Badia. From the moment we arrived nothing was too much trouble. If we return to Marrakech we will not stay anywhere else. When you leave a hotel and are on first name terms with all of the staff you know it has been a special stay and our stay was certainly that.

Room Tip: For an extra special occasion book the Perle suite.
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  • Stayed March 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Laurent O, Gérant at Riad Al Badia, responded to this review, March 31, 2013
Dear Madam, dear Sir,
I thank you also for your lovely review that went staight to our hearts. Ahmed and his all team join me to express you our heartfelt gratitude for your stay at Riad Al Badia. Every moment spent with you and your friends were a pure delight and will remain in memories. The 6 of you were absolutely fabulous persons, it was greatly appreciated by everyone of us. We all hope to see you again at Riad Al Badia in a not too far future. Take good care of both of you.
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

I have just returned from a 4 night stay in Marrakech where we stayed in the Riad al Badia. The welcome we received and the service throughout our stay was quite simply superb. The whole team were curteous, proffesional and went out of their way to help in so many ways. Nothing was too much trouble. We ate there the first night and the food was excellent. The location is very good and the hotel were good enough to arrange a number of trips , guides and even booking other restaurants. Their advice and recommendations were invaluable.
Thank you Lauren, Ahmed and Mohammed and the rest of the team for all your efforts.
I have stayed in literally hundreds of hotels on business and pleasure and I can honestly say this was the best service I have ever experienced David Jones

Room Tip: I stayed in a standard room which was fine. Friends stayed in the superior which was superb
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Laurent O, Gérant at Riad Al Badia, responded to this review, March 31, 2013
Dear Madam, dear Sir,
I thank you so much for such a lovely review. We all would like to thank you for your stay at Riad Al Badia, this was again a very nice meeting. We were so honored that you choose with your friends Riad Al Badia to celebrate your wedding anniversaries. Your kindness, you enthusiasm, your happiness will remain in memories. We all hope to be able to receive you again in a not too far future, Riad Al Badia is your home in Marrakech. Take good care of both of you
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

Amazing treatment. Well located, in the center of the Medina (5 min. walking to Jamma Lfna Square). It is a small hotel so they treat you as a person of their family. We had a really early check out and they woke up us so early with the breakfast in the terrace table ready. All the staff is very professional. When we got there, the owner of the hotel show us all the hotel facilities and he invited us to go to the terrace with him and we had a tea with some amazing cakes while he was explaning all the main city atractions with a map.

Room Tip: We stayed in a room in the top floor which it has a big terrace. There were just 2 rooms in that flo...
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Laurent O, Gérant at Riad Al Badia, responded to this review, March 21, 2013
Dear Sir,
I thank you for your lovely review. Ahmed and his all team join me to express you our heartfelt thanks for your stay at Riad Al Badia. We keep a warm souvenir of your stay among us at Riad Al Badia. You are definitely part of the great family of Riad Al Badia and we hope to have the pleasure of receiving you again in a not too far future. You are home at Riad Al Badia, you know it. Thank you again for everything you gave us and take good care of both of you.
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Also Known As:
Riad Al Badia Hotel
Riad Al Badia Hotel Marrakech
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:
#12 Luxury Hotel in Marrakech
#15 Family Hotel in Marrakech
#111 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Riad Al Badia 4*
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