We were lucky enough to stay at Riad Al Badia for 4 nights last weekend, and can highly recommend it to anyone who wants to experience the real Marrakech and be looked after like royalty.
I booked the trip as a surprise present for my husbands 65th birthday as i wanted something that was going to be memorable - it was certainly that and so much more. We both fell in love with Marrakech and this Riad, which really is something very special.
The Riad is beautiful, peaceful, and spotlessly clean throughout. The roof terrance is idyllic, rooms comfortable and nicely decorated, and the homecooking just wonderful. We were fortunate to sample breakfast, lunch and dinner, all of which were fantastic. What made each meal so special (apart from the taste) was the explanation we were given about each dish, so not only did we know what it was, but also the history behind it and when it would be eaten by a Morrocan family. This really added to the authentic feel of our visit.
Outside of the hotel our favourite restaurant was the Kosybar which is close by and has an amazing chilled out atmosphere, great food and terrific views.
We loved Marrakech itself and found the people to be lovely. We felt very safe and at home there. Shoping in the Souks is a great experience so make sure you have plenty of room in your suitcase for your flight home!
I am really struggling to sum up just how special the team at this Riad are. They want you to have an amazing time whilst you are with them, and share their local knowledge to ensure this happens. This really is priceless.
From start to finish they went out of their way to be the perfect hosts (and guides), from mint tea and pastries on arrival (along with an explanation of where you are and how to get to where you want to go), an escort when you first venture out so you get your bearings, recommending and booking restaurants, phoning the airport to check flight times (and then rearranging lunch and taxi when it our flight was delayed).
The staff here are a very dedicated and loveable team of people who take great pride in providing an exceptionally high level of service to their guests.
So if you are looking for somewhere very special to stay book this Riad.
So from Jacqueline and James in the UK a massive THANK YOU to Laurent, Ahmed, Mohammed, Samira, and all the team for making our trip so very special.
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What else can be said after reading your very touching review that went straigh to our hearts. It was right from the first email contacts, ahead of your arrival, we could already feel that this would be a very special meeting. And it has been. We would like to express from the deepest of our hearts our heartfelt gratitude for having given us this opportunity to meet with you, to receive you for such a special « surprise trip », and to have understood so well our culture and South of Morocco. We are so pleased that you felt in love too with Marrakech and the people here, we are also in love with our area and it was very special for us to see you discover and understand a bit more everyday our culture and our cuisine ! Samira enjoyed very much cooking for you and make you discover classical dishes of the Moroccan Cuisine as well as less known or a bit forgotten ones. Your happiness was just the icing on the cake for us, all these precious moments shared will remain in memories and we all hope that life will bring you back to Marrakech one day and at Riad Al Badia. As you said, Marrakech is very welcoming, safe and very open minded , we will always be pleased to see you again and keep on sharing these very interesting conversations we had. So thank you ever so much for everything you gave us, Happy birthday again and see you very soon again. Take good care of both of you.
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