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“Perfect Stay and Impeccable Service!” 5 of 5 stars
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Riad Al Badia
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   135 Derb Ahl Souss, Marrakech 40040, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #23 of 467 Hotels in Marrakech
Fort Myers, Florida
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
“Perfect Stay and Impeccable Service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We stayed there 2 or 3 weeks ago and the staff was amazing to say the least! They helped walk us around to help us get our bearings and showed us what things we might be interested in doing. Staying in a Riad was a good choice for truly getting a sense of the true culture of Morocco. Riad Al Badia is a small home with about 5 rooms and we were the only ones staying that weekend, but the staff was there to serve us literally 24 hours a day! We stayed up on the 3rd story or roof with an extra flight of stairs to go up to another terrace to get an even better view. One night we stayed up late and relaxed on the highest terrace and hearing the call to prayer from one of the bigger main city minarets in the middle of the night was something I will never forget! Again you will not be disappointed staying here and the staff is great.

One heads up that I should have known better being from San Diego and taking family and friends down to Tijuana all of the time, but be informed on what you purchase in the souks. I bought some saffron that really was really dyed tree bark and some tea that smelled great but molded by the time I got home. Live and learn and don't be afraid to say no and walk away from someone trying to sell you something you don't want.

Another thing make sure you have a sim card and internet to help you find your way around. We purchased a sim and 500 mb for 6 dollars, but did this was in Tangier.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Laurent O, Gérant at Riad Al Badia, responded to this review, August 15, 2014
Dear Sir,
I thank you for this lovely review. Mostapha and his all team join me to express you our heartfelt gratitude for your stay at Riad Al Badia. It has been a pure delight having you these few days at the Riad with us. 1 little point regarding your piece of advice with a SIM card and internet, GPS is a technology not always accurate here, I would strongly advise that any future traveller contact us sending a costless e-mail to the Riad, we will be able to provide with all directions to come to the Riad with a traveller decides to come on his own, we do provide our drivers also to collect our guests at the airport of Marrakech or Casablanca and he drives and accompanies our guests to the door of the Riad, what would be easier and certainly more comfortable to reach the Riad at first time. It is said. So Thank you again for everything you gave us and we all hope to be able to receive you again in a not too far future. Take good care of both of you.
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

My whole experience in Marrakech was wonderful. The Riad Al Badia and its staff made my stay beyond perfect. I would stay here again. The breakfast was amazing. The concierge services were personalized and efficiently arranged. The attention to details and my comfort, security, and enjoyment were impeccable. Anything I needed was there. Convenient location in walking distance to shopping, restaurants, and sites. Excellent!

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Laurent O, Manager at Riad Al Badia, responded to this review, August 11, 2014
Dear Sir,
I thank you for this lovely review. Mostapha and his all team join me to express you our heartfelt gratitude for your stay ar Riad Al Badia. It has been a pure delight for the all team to receive you these few days and we all hope to see you again in a not too far future. Take good care of you.
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Casablanca, Morocco
2 reviews
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198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

This place is amazing. The service is outstanding. The workers and owner are attentive, informative and have a great attitude!
I would definitely come back here if I'm in Marrakech again.
It's located just walking distance from jemaa el fna square and a minute from Kosybar...close to the action but away from it all to let you unwind at the end of the day with peace and quiet.
The room was great but the bathroom was a bit of a squeeze...nonetheless, it was worth it!

Stayed July 2014
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Laurent O, Manager at Riad Al Badia, responded to this review, August 5, 2014
Dear Sir,
I thank you very much for this lovely review. We all would like to thank you for your stay at Riad Al Badia, it has been a pure delight for the all team to receive you these few days. I take the opportunity of this review to remind that Riad Al Badia offers 3 different types of rooms, the standard ones, where you stayed, the smallest ones, located on the terrace, the superior double ones, located on ground floor & 1st floor of the Riad, the intermediate category, and the junior suite, the largest category, located on 1st floor of the Riad. This gives options according everyone’s expectations. So thank you for this stay, we keep a very warm and an elegant souvenir of your stay among us. We all hope to see you again soon, you are home at Riad Al Badia. Thank you again for everything and take good care of you.
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Based on Trip Advisor reviews, my brother and I booked two nights in the Riad Al Badia. We got in late on the train and took a taxi that rivaled an amusement park ride. When we got out, the taxi driver pointed us down an ally and gestured where to go. We quickly got lost, and with luggage, we were a clear target for the kids watching us. They offered to show us the way to the Riad door, which is in a bit of a maze of walkways. We gave the kids 10 Durhams, which they said was "too small", but when we knocked on the door and were greeted by the staff, the kids quickly wandered off.

Since we got in so late, only the night staff were there, but they were very welcoming. We were given mint tea and shown to our room on the roof terrace. The room was not large, but enough space. I dumbly locked my passport in the safe and realized I had no idea how to open it, but they quickly came and helped us when asked. After settling in, we went to The Kosy Bar which was only a 6 minute walk from the Riad. One of the few places to find a drink in Marrakech.

The next morning (maybe late morning) we were given a detailed description of the city, things to see, and offered an amazing breakfast. We explored the city for a couple of days, and had a great time. It's an easy walk to everywhere you want to go. Certain parts of the area can feel a bit dodgy, and more than once locals told us the area was closed to try and get you to leave, but if you're confident enough and keep walking, everything is fine. That just seems to be how things are in Marrakech.

The amazing thing about the Riad is the service. The staff is very attentive, you never need to ask for anything, its just provided to you when you need it. The staff is available 24 hours a day, and we were the only guests in the Riad at the time. I highly recommend it.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Laurent O, Gérant at Riad Al Badia, responded to this review, August 2, 2014
Dear Sir,
I thank you for this lovely review, Mostapha and the all team join me to express you our heartfelt gratitude for your stay at Riad Al Badia. It has been a pure delight receiving you these few days. Your understanding of Marrakech, this great theater, where people love being chicky and have fun… People are talking to you and are playing with you, they are friendly and if you enter this theater, that can be good fun. Confidence is probably good, but much more, a great sense of humor is required ! Thank you for everything you gave us and we all hope to see you again in a not too far future… Take good care of both of you.
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
1 review
209 helpful votes 209 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The biggest positive at this hotel is the staff. Laurent and his team are so friendly and helpful you feel that you are staying with friends however they were never intrusive. This service included a great welcome from Mustafa who showed us all the places to visit on a map before walking with us to the souks.

The riad is located in a quiet area with its own charm down a couple of alleyways and is a wonderfully calm space. The breakfast and room were also excellent and we would recommend this hotel to anyone visiting marrakech.

Paul, Michelle & Emma

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Laurent O, Gérant at Riad Al Badia, responded to this review, July 30, 2014
Dear Sir,
I thank you for this lovely review. Mostapha and his all team join me to express you our heartfelt gratitude for having booked Riad Al Badia for your stay in Marrakech. It has been very pleasant meeting you and your small family, and a true delight having you these few days at the Riad. We will keep a very “enthusiastic” souvenir of your stay with us and we all hope to see you again in a not too far future. Thank you again for everything you gave us and take good care of all of you.
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
246 helpful votes 246 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We stayed at Riad Al Badia in December 2012 and found the Riad to be fantastically welcoming, wonderfully charming and tastefully decorated.

The staff all went out of their way to ensure our stay was comfortable and perfect, from helping us get our bearings, to booking restaurants and allowing us the space to relax and enjoy the view and our surroundings.

We stayed up on the roof terrace and our room was excellent, so spacious, comfortable and quiet. Breakfast was sublime, locally sourced and it gave us a real taste for the region.

I have recommended this Riad to friends and family and would certainly stay again should we visit Marrakech in the future.

Room Tip: The roof terrace was brilliant for the space and sun loungers
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 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, July 25, 2014
Dear Sir,
I thank you for this lovely review, we are all absolutely astonished that you still remember us and Riad Al Badia more that one and half year ago, better late than never !! We did not forget you either. You stayed in the standard room, on 2nd floor of the Riad, directly on the terrace, this category is the smallest category at Riad Al Badia. We then have the Superior double room, the intermediate category and then the Junior Suite the largest category. We are all very grateful for yout stay at Riad Al Badia and this lovely review, we all hope that you are both well and we all hope to see you again in a not too far future. Thank you again for your kindness in writing this review and take good care of both of you.
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
1 review
253 helpful votes 253 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Riad Al Badia is a wonderful place to stay in so many ways. Our room was tastefully decorated, spacious with excellent shower facilities. Having meals up on the roof terrace was very pleasant and the food was delicious, everything homemade and portions very generous. It is certainly worth having an evening meal at the Riad by pre ordering as they have to get the fresh produce in. The staff were eager to know that we felt comfortable throughout our stay and gave us a mini guided tour of Marrakech on arrival. The location of the Riad is excellent whilst being close to the centre, but situated in a back street away from the traffic.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Laurent O, Manager at Riad Al Badia, responded to this review, July 22, 2014
Dear Madam,
I thank you for this lovely review. Mostafa and his all team join me to express you our heartfelt gratitude for your stay at Riad Al Badia. It was nice to meet you and your family, we keep a very elegant souvenir of your stay with us. Please transmit our best wishes to your Mum and your sister and we all hope to see you again in a not too far future. Take good care of the three of you.
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Additional Information about Riad Al Badia

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:
#8 Luxury Hotel in Marrakech
#11 Family Hotel in Marrakech
#32 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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