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Riad Al Badia
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   135 Derb Ahl Souss, Marrakech 40040, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #22 of 461 Hotels in Marrakech
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“An absolute delight!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Laurent and the team couldn't have been more welcoming during our stay. From organising our airport transport, to talking us through what to do/where to go in Marrakech, to late-night mint tea runs, staying at Riad Al Badia was a real delight. We stayed in a Junior Suite, which was very comfortable, with a large shower to see refuge in from the heat! The rooms were air-conditioned, which was also a plus. There is also a small indoor pool you can dip into in the main foyer. Wi-Fi available, plus a lovely roof terrace to watch the sensational sunsets from. The team also organised day-spa visits and a trip to Essaouira for us. Finally, last but not least, THE FOOD - the breakfast spread was delicious and I'd definitely recommend having a traditional Moroccan meal at the Riad. Some of the best and freshest local cuisine we had in our time in Marrakech. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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, September 24, 2013
Dear Madam,
I thank you so much for this lovely review and Ahmed and his all team are very grateful for your stay in Marrakech. We remember all your extreme kindness, your sense of humor, your happiness, your interest in Marrakech, South of Morocco and our culture. We really keep a fresh souvenir of all of you and we hope to have the pleasure to receive you again in a not too far future. We wish you all the best and take good care of all of you.
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Funchal, Portugal
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Staying in a riad was the right option; staying at Riad Al Badia was the best option!
The rooms were very nice, our bathroom was even better - lovely colours and so tasteful! The small pool was calm and very nice.
The riad's atmosphere was very relaxing, helping our fiew days in Marrakech to be a success.

Laurent, Ahmed and all the team were incalculably helpful and made us feel very special. They had allways a good tip for our day, fruit when we lacked it, mint tea when we arrived tired, fine suggestions for restaurants and were allways ready and helpful!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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, September 23, 2013
Dear Madam, dear Sir,
We all thank you from the deepest of our hearts. It was a true pleasure receiving you at Riad Al Badia, you sense of humor, your interest, your happiness, your extreme kindness with everyone of us were very much appreciated and will remain in memories. We all hope to see you next year to start the Sahara trip and we all wish you all the best for the nearest future. You are all fabulous so do not change a thing, you are all just perfect. This is a pure delight having you at the Riad. Take good care of all of you.
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Davenport, Florida
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Tonight is my last night here and i just could not wait to share my experience. From the moment we entered this diamond in the rough i have experience service that is beyound 5 stars and I work in the travel industry for over 16 years and i have traveled to many parts of the world stayed in many hotels and the service here sets this place apart. Situated in a bustling part of marrakesh yet you walk in the doors and you immediately feel a world away from whats outside. The riad is nicely decorated very clean well kept. We had the pleasure of dinning on the elagantly decorated roof top and had the best meal i had in my 16 days of travel in the most tranquil atmosphere. I highly reccommend this riad for your stay in marrakesh if you appreciate excellent service.

  • Stayed September 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, September 21, 2013
Dear Madam, dear Sir,
You left the Riad 45 minutes ago and we all saw now your review published. I thank you so much for such a touching review and the all team join me to express you our heartfelt gratitude for everything you gave us during these few days at Riad Al Badia. Your kindness, your enthusiasm, your smiles to both of you were just a pure delight. We already miss you both and we will keep a very warm and elegant souvenir of your stay with us. Please send us a short note when you are home safe and sound and we all hope to see you again in a not too far future. We wish you all the best and take good care of both of you.
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371 helpful votes 371 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

We stayed here last week, and found Laurent to be very welcoming and made sure that we knew where we were and what to see (given that we were only in town for 2 days).
The room was fine, and can't understand some of the previous reviews about the size of the bathroom since it is a riad so not sure what their expectations were!
The standard of food was superb, breakfast was all freshly cooked and ate their one evening (based on the recommendation of a previous guest), and I have to say that it was the best meal we had in Morocco, and would suggest that you eat there at least once (need to let them know in the morning since it is all bought and cooked to order)

  • Stayed September 2013, 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
    • 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, September 20, 2013
Dear Sir,
I thank you very much for this lovely review. Ahmed and his all team join me to express you our heartfelt gratitude for your short stay at Riad Al Badia. Once again we really enjoyed having you these 2 days and Samira was absolutely pleased to cook dinner for you. Your enthusiasm for Marrakech and South of Morocco as well as our cooking was a pure delight. So thank you 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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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Were it not for Trip Advisor, I would probably have missed out on the great experience I had here with my boyfriend just recently. We stayed for 5 nights in the Turquoise room on the first floor and were well taken care of from start to finish. When we arrived, we were given mint tea, shown a map and after a much needed nap from a long day of travel, were walked towards the first square so we would learn our way. From then on, we always felt like the riad was a home, not a hotel. Breakfast was delicious and we had the joy of eating here one night, a true home-cooked Moroccan meal. We were easily arranged our airport transportation as well as a private cab to Essaouira with ease. No task was too great! We were very much sad to leave but will talk praise of Riad al Badia to all our friends! For our first time in Morocco, we couldn't have had a friendlier, more comfortable stay.

  • Stayed September 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, September 15, 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. It was a pure delight for the all team to receive you and see you discover South of Morocco, our culture … this was much appreciated. We definitely hope to see you again in a not too far furture and you will always be more than welcome at Riad Al Badia, or any of your friends, a short mail and we will look after them carefuly on your behalf. Thank you again for everything your gave us and take good care of both of you.
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Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Riad Al Badia offered the best service in Morocco. Laurent and his team were friendly, polite and helpful. They firstly took us to their gorgeous roof terrace to give us a mini tour around Marrakech, after offering us tea and sweet cookies upon our arrival. The Riad was clean, quiet, and homy, which was a perfect get-away from the bustly and busy Marrakech Medina. I cannot recommend this Riad enough. Best place we stayed in Morocco, with a team that consistently went above and beyond helping us with not only our stay in Marrakech, but also organizing a tour in Essaouira and to the Sahara Desert. If ever we go back to Morocco, we will certainly stay at Al Badia again.

  • Stayed June 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, September 15, 2013
Dear Sir,
I thank you for this lovely review. Ahmed and his all team join me to thank you for this stay at Riad Al Badia. We keep a very warm souvenir of your stay at Riad Al Badia. Your interest for Marrakech, the Sahara, and South of Morocco were much appreciated and it was our duty to make you discover it.
We all hope to see you again, you are home at Riad Al Badia, anytime, you know this. Take good care of you
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Visiting Europe last december, to make some visit in London, Switzerland and Paris, we went for a change for a week in Morocco staying at Riad Al Badia in the heart of Marrakech ina small narrow street, without traffic a very quiet small hotel,with 7 nice small room, the bed a little small for my size, but very clean we just miss international news because they were no TV avaliable.. The morocco style breakfeat was very good, served by two very nice ladies.
Brilliant hospitaly and from the hotel you could visit and organize your privat excursion with the advise and tips of Laurent. A bargain for the price and good recomandation for family because the place is safe and we shall come back for some days. The only deception while arriving is that they were no pool and the one of some fotos was only of a small one not for swimming.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 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, September 14, 2013
Dear Sir,
We all thank you very much for your kind review. It was a great pleasure receiving you last year at Riad Al Badia and we all hope to be able to receive you again.
Take good care 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 ( Wi-Fi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#7 Luxury Hotel in Marrakech
#10 Family Hotel in Marrakech
#29 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Riad Al Badia 4*
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