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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
Noordhoek, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Could not ask for anything more”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Spent 6 nights at this beautiful riad while attending a conference - I was travelling alone for the first 4 nights (my husband only joined once my conference had ended) and I was very well looked after - in fact Laurent even arranged excursions for my colleagues who were not staying at the Riad.

I loved the walk from the Riad to the square, amazing breakfast on the terrace (my waistline has increased), wonderful suggestions from team in terms of restaurants - hope that one day my travels bring me back here.

Room Tip: i stayed in a room on the terrace and loved that I could sit outside in the evening and enjoy the so...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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Laurent O, Gérant at Riad Al Badia, responded to this review, June 4, 2013
Dear Madam,
I thank you so much for such a lovely review. It was a real pleasure for us to receive you at Riad Al Badia, these few working days and then in family. Your extreme kindness, your energy and your interest in Morocco and our culture were much more appreciated. We all also hope that time wil bring you back to Riad Al Badia, you are home here, you know it. We all remain at your disposal while you are still visiting south of Morocco our drivers and especially little « Oulik » remain available, just contact us and once again, our heartfelt gratitude to both of you for everything you gave us. Our best wishes for the nearest future and take good care of both of you.
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

I have meaning to leave a review for the last 6 months - how time flies! We stayed in the Riad in November to celebrate my husbands up and coming 40th. The Riad was a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. We enjoyed thepersonal service offered by the friendly and helpful staff. The meal we had cooked for us in the Riad was the best meal we had during our whole stay. We managed to have breakfast on the rooftop which was a real treat. The rooms were clean and decorated nicely. Thank you Ahmed and all the staff at Riad Al Badia.

  • Stayed November 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
    • 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, May 28, 2013
Dear Madam,
I thank you so much for such a lovely review, especially when time files and good souvenirs remain !
Ahmed and his all team were very touched that 6 months later you still think about us and we did not forget you either. It was a pure delight and a pride to receive you to celebrate this coming 40th birthday. Thank you ever so much for everything you gave us during this short stay and take good care of both of you. We all hope to be able to see you again in a not too far future.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

We both loved the place, the hotel has all you need, and the rooms are clean/tidy (rest of the hotel as well of course). The hotel has a great rooftop terras and breakfast is excellent. But the absolute plus of this place is the service. The staff is very kind, proactive (but definitely not in a disturbing way), fast and creative. They are determined to make you walk around with a smile all day and in our case more than succeeded. From small things like arranging a charger (which i forgot) to advices on how to spend your day and where to eat; eg we wanted to relax a day near a pool and they came up with the great & inexpensive place where we spend a wonderful day. They really made our citytrip feel like a holiday, as we were truly able to relax and enjoy Marrakech. I would recommend this place to everyone.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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, May 26, 2013
Dear Sir,
I thank you so much for such a lovely review. Ahmed and the all team join me to express you our heartfelt gratitude for your stay at Riad Al Badia. We were delighted to count you among us these few days and we keep a fresh souvenir of your stay at the Riad. Your enthusiasm and your energy were very much appreciated. Thank you so for everything and we hope to see you again in a not too far future. Take good care of both of you .
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Al Badia last week for 5 nights. We want to thank Ahmed and all the staff for a wonderful stay. Everyone was very friendly and helpful and we felt throughly looked after the whole time we were there. The Riad is beautiful, modern with a traditional twist and a tranquil haven from the hectic rush of the streets. We ate at the Riad twice and the food was AMAZING! The best meals we had on our whole trip. Thank you again for making our holiday so special and memorable.
Angela

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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, May 11, 2013
Dear Madam,
I thank you for this lovely review. Ahmed and his all team join me to express you our heartfelt gratitude for your stay at Riad Al Badia. Your interest and you kindness were very much appreciated and Samira was touched by your comment about her home made Moroccan Cuisine. She will always be enthusiastic to cook for you and make you discover the delicacy of our vegetables, spicies, tajines, salted or sweet, what make the Moroccan food. We all hope to see you again in a not too far furture. Thank you so for everything and take good care of the both of you.
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Leeds
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay here last week - clean, comfortable, good food, good location, friendly and helpful staff - would love to be back there now! Thank you Ahmed for looking after us,being so helpful and to all the staff because from what we observed you worked very much together as a team. Very relaxing atmosphere and loved the copious amounts of mint tea - we are hooked!

Room Tip: We had the blue room (superior) but can't compare with any others as we didn't look inside...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Laurent O, Gérant at Riad Al Badia, responded to this review, May 3, 2013
Dear Madam,
I thank you very much for this lovely review. Ahmed and his all team join me to express you our heartfelt gratitude for your stay at Riad Al Badia. Your interest in our culture and our mint tea… was very much appreciated. We all hope to see you again in a not too far future and waiting the pleasure of meeting with you for my part, take good care of both of you.
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Cameron, Montana
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26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Stayed here for 3 nights and enjoyed every minute of it. The staff could not have been nicer. The Riad is beautiful and welcoming. We had breakfast every morning on the roof and ate dinner there one night which was wonderful. They are very helpful with restaurant suggestions, calling for taxi's, meeting you to help carry luggage or anything else. We truly felt like we were family and we were home. Would not hesitate to stay there again. It is in a good location, very close to the Medina. The Wifi was not good in our room and to get good service you had to sit in a common area. That would be my one and only negative comment and that was not a big deal. Thank you Laurent!

  • 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 Ladies, dear Sir,
I thank you for your adorable review. Ahmed and his all team join me to thank you from the deepest of our hearts. I followed your piece of advice and watched the film. We feel that proud that your experience at Riad Al Badia reminded you the life stories and human friendship relations of the « Best Exotic Marigold Hotel ». We feel privileged having all these very impacting meetings, receiving so lovely people. Riad Al Badia will always remain your Marigold hotel « final version » and we would like to thank you for our conversations that were very much appreciated, these moments shared about our country, Marrakech and our culture. Thank you very much to the three of you and hopefully we will have the tremendous pleasure of receiving you again in a not too far future. Take good care of the three of you.
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Roeselare, Belgium
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

We stayed 2 nights at Riad Al Badia by Laurent and his team, superb location and furnished with taste, Laurent is passionate about the country and the city, the Riad has beautiful rooms and you can have a good meal. We are rarely so friendly welcome, highly recommended!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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 Sir,
I thank you for this so kind review. The all team joins me to express you our heartfelt gratitude for your stay at Riad Al Badia, your extreme kindness, your happiness, your sense of humor and your smiles every day were really appreciated. We keep a very fresh souvenir of your family staying at Riad Al Badia and we hope to have the opportunity to receive you again in a not too far future.
Take good care of all 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
#12 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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