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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
Oslo, Norway
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Wonderful place to stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 via mobile

We truly enjoyed our stay at Riad al Badia from the first friendly welcome until the helpful departure. The tips and advices offered for sights, restaurants and walking around the Medina gave us valuable insight making it easy for us to just enjoy the experience of Marrakech. The breakfast in the morning at the roof top terrace was especially good because of the homemade vanilla youghurt. We loved it. The last evening we got served the most tasty dinner homemade especially for us at the riad. Highly recommended. If you are looking for a special place to stay while in Marrakech this is the place. You will feel at home. Tusen takk from Sigrid & Erik

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Laurent O, Gérant at Riad Al Badia, responded to this review, December 17, 2013
Dear Madam, dear Sir,
I thank you so 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. It has been a great pleasure for the all team to receive you and to see you discover Marrakech, our culture and our cuisine. Samira is so pleased that you enjoyed her homemade Cuisine and yogurt. We all hope to see you again in a not too far future. Thank you again for everything and take good care of both of you.
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

A fantastic stay This Riad is so authentic. The staff are so helpful they can not do enough for their guests including showing you the way to the central square on your first day or evening. The rooms are comfortable and very clean. The evening meals which must be pre-ordered are delightful and served on the roof terrace (very romantic) They also booked trips for us with no charge. All in all Excellent. Thank you for such an enjoyable stay Jackie and Kim

  • Stayed October 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, December 17, 2013
Dear Ladies,
Thank you so much for such a lovely review. It has been a great pleasure meeting you and having your these few days at the Riad. The all team join me to thank you from the deepest of our hearts for everything you gave us. Your extreme kindness, your sense of humor will remain in memories. We all wish you all the best for the nearest future and hopefully it will bring you back to Marrakech. Take good care of both of you.
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Riad Al Badia and their staff made our stay in Marrakech memorable. It's very beautiful and it provided a wonderfully peaceful place for us to return in the evening. In particular, the friendly, able staff made the Riad's hospitality and service perfect. We had dinner there one evening and the food was delicious. We hope to go back soon.

Room Tip: We had a standard room which was lovely so the superior ones must be even better.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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, December 17, 2013
Dear Madam,
I thank you for your kind review. The all team join me to thank you for your stay at Riad Al Badia. It was a pleasure having you these few days, you are home at Riad Al Badia, so hopefully we will be able to see you again soon. Thank you for your enthusiasm and for everything you gave us. Take good care of both of you.
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013 via mobile

Even before we arrived our expectations were high due to the efficient and polite email exchanges with Laurent when arranging taxi transfers to and from the airport and our first evening meal at the Riad.
On arrival at the Riad we were warmly greeted by Laurent at the door, and were introduced to Ahmed and Helen. Throughout the stay the whole team gave a whole new meaning to the phrase "going the extra mile" from an evening stroll (at our leisure) to gain our bearings, to booking restaurants and giving great tips on how to enjoy the whole Marrakech experience.
We enjoyed, dinner at the Riad, mint tea and pastries and the restaurants....Kozybar, Peppenero, Cafe Arabe and Earth Cafe.
This really was a haven to relax and enjoy in, listen to Laurent and his recommendation to play your part in the theatre that is the Medina.
We loved it and really hope you do too. We will return.
A BIG British Thanks to Laurent and Ahmed in particular (Laurent - rest assured we will never change and neither should you). Chris, Dave, Terry and Rozina

Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Laurent O, Gérant at Riad Al Badia, responded to this review, December 17, 2013
Dear Ladies, dear Gentlemen,
I thank you so much for such a lovely review, Ahmed and his all team join me to express you our heartfelt gratitude for your stay at Riad Al Badia. We keep a very enthustiastic souvenir of your stay among us. This was a pure delight seeing you discovering our culture, our cooking and playing your roles in our big theater. Thank you for everything you gave us, your extreme kindness, your smiles, our very interesting conversations will remain in memories. So yes I repeat it, do not change a thing, your are all four absolutely fabulous ! Just take good care of all of you and we wish you all the best . we also hope to be able to see you again.
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Hastings, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Staying in a Riad is a different experience to staying in a hotel, so if you are going to Marrakech I recommend that you stay in a Riad, and if you are looking for a really good Riad, Al Badia is the place to stay. We were there for 3 nights in October and it was absolutely wonderful.

Even though we knew it was a smaller room than others in the Riad, we decided to try a room on the roof terrace. It was lovely.

Laurent, Samira, Hanane, Fatima, Laïla, Lahcen, and Ahmed are the most kind, courteous and extremely helpful team that I have ever found. From the minute you enter the Riad and being offered mint tea and pastries, to Laurent carrying your bags to the taxi waiting to take you to the airport, they want to look after you. Laurant even asked for an email when we got home to make sure we had arrived safely.

  • Stayed October 2013, 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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Laurent O, Gérant at Riad Al Badia, responded to this review, December 17, 2013
Dear Sir,
I thank you for such a lovely review. We all would like to thank you from the deepest of our hearts for your stay at Riad Al Badia. It has been a pure delight having you this few days and we keep a very warm souvenir of your stay among us. We all hope to have the pleasure to receive you again in a not too far future and we wish you all the best. Take good care of both of you.
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Skegness, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

I travelled to Marrakech to loin my wife, who was on a tour taking in all the major centres in Morocco.
Because of work, I only had a short 4 night stay, but this Hotel made it one of the most comfortable and interesting visits that I have experienced.
I do not really like third world travel, the vast inequalities of wealth and living standards stand out to the extent that they affect my stay. What I have to say about Marrakech is that generally speaking, the people are kind, gentle,and tolerant of Tourists, welcoming us with open arms,and not being too "pushy" in their approach to the selling of their local produce.
The hotel was located near the Palace Al Badia, away from the tourist hotel area, which made my stay very interesting and educational as it was the feast of Eid Al-Adha.

The hotel breakfasts were superb, fresh yoghourt, jams, orange juice, coffee etc, all served on the roof terrace in the blazing sunshine-- Fantastic
If you are going to Marrakech, staying in one of the Luxury Tourist Hotels is reminiscent of a Luxury Tenerife Hotel, if that's what you want, OK, but if you really want to see the real Marrakech in luxury, look no further than this Riad

Room Tip: go for the top price rooms, all rooms are good, but give yourself a treat, for not much more.
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  • Stayed October 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, October 19, 2013
Dear Sir,
I thank you for your kind review. Ahmed and his all team join me to express you our heartfelt gratitude for this stay at Riad Al Badia. This was a nice meeting with you first and then with your wife. All your curiosity for Marrakech, our culture, our way of life, your enthusiasm for the festivity of the Aïd were deeply appreciated. We all would like to thank you for this interest and we all hope to be able to receive you again, with Madam at Riad Al Badia in a not too far future.
Take good care of both of you.
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Excellent service. Excellent hosts. Excellent food. Excellent accommodation. Excellent location.

From booking our restaurant reservations, to drawing directions on a map and walking our bags to pre-booked taxis, the hosts really went out of their way to make this an extra special stay. The riad is in a great location, and whilst not too close to the main square you can walk there in about 15-20mins - with great directions and helpful tips from the Riad Al Badia.

The roof terrace is beautiful and everything about this riad says 'calm' - which is a welcome relief after a hectic day in the medina!

The only criticism is the breakfast - it is exactly the same each day (mainly bread) which can get a bit repetitive if staying for more than a couple of nights but overall a great riad.

Room Tip: Pick a room on the roof terrace - its such a quiet riad you will have the whole terrace to yourselve...
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  • Stayed October 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, October 18, 2013
Dear Sir,
I thank you for your kind review, Ahmed and his all team join me to thank you for this stay at Riad Al Badia. It was a pure delight having you during these 4 days. Your extreme kindness with everyone of us was really appreciated. We all hope to see you again in a not too far future, 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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