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Riad Birdy
14 Derb El Baggar Bouskri, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #230 of 1,037 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Brighton, United Kingdom
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“Can't wait to go back!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2011

Riad Birdy was a wonderful base for a few days in Marrakech. Lovely polished stone rooms, very tranquil, very comfy internal terrace and roof terrace - just the place to retreat to after a day amid the hustle bustle of Marrakech. The Riad is in a great location (near Bab Ghmat gate), a few residential streets away (15-20min) from Djemaa el Fna, so you can entirely avoid the shabbier tourist hotel area to the South/SW of the square. Until you need a cashpoint! Vincent and Latifa were very welcoming and the lovely Naima really looked after me, including cooking an exquisite dinner on my first night and preparing delicious breakfasts on the roof terrace. I look forward to returning - inshallah!

Room Tip: As it was quiet, Vincent and Latifa upgraded me from a smaller room to the Yasmina Suite which has i...
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
    • 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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Levin, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2011

My sister and I went to Marrakesh from the 9th - 13th October. The weather was perfect.
34 degrees and clear blue skies.
We spent hours searching the internet for accommodation and finally chose Riad Birdy.
It seemed that it would be good value for money - and it was!
The Riad was lovely.
Vincent helped out by giving us a map and circling some places on it - after we told him what we'd like to see. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there. It was peaceful and relaxing. Just what you needed after a day shopping! We walked everywhere from our Riad.- it was a 20 minute walk from 'La Place' - a central point in the Medina. The only transport we needed was to and from the airport which was arranged by Vincent. Both times the vehicles were there in plenty of time to collect us so no complaints about that at all.
All I can say is if you're coming on easyjet, buy the extra check in luggage add-on. We did, just in case we wanted to buy stuff and with all the leather goods it was well worth it.
Marrakesh is manic, hot, vibrant, run down and smelly in places but we loved our visit! You just need a place like Riad Birdy to come home to.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 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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Rochester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2011

We stayed at both Dar Tayib and Riad Birdy (another riad across Marrakesh), which are both run by the same owners. Both riads were comfortable, good value for money and conveniently located. Djemaa el-Fna (the main square) is located just a 20 minute walk from Riad Birdy. Riad Birdy is newly opened and very plush. Lots of lovely rooms and chill out places, plus a plunge pool.

However, we did have few problems with our reservations. Despite several emails in which my reservation and taxi pick up at the airport were confirmed, on our arrival no-one met us at the airport and we had to make our own way to the riad where they had no record of our booking.

Whilst staying at Riad Birdy I reconfirmed our booking in a few days time as we were heading off to Fez and then returning to Marrakesh. It was confirmed that we would be at Riad Birdy and we left our luggage with them. However, after a 9 hour train journey back to Marrakesh and on arrival at Riad Birdy, we received a call from the owners telling us that the whole riad had actually been booked up. This annoyed me as we had already confirmed our booking with them back in September via email and then in person a few days before and they had our luggage at Riad Birdy. We had a sneaky suspicion that the larger booking had come in while we were away and that we had been bumped for it.

What followed was quite chaotic. We were sent us off in a taxi with a young Moroccan boy to Dar Tayib (the owners other riad across town). No-one clearly explained to us what was happening. We were literally being shoved from pillar to post and found this very stressful after a long journey from Fez. We both felt that the situation was handled very unprofessionally.

We advise you to doubly confirm your booking preferably by phone the day before travelling (please note that Vincent speaks very good English, but everyone else speaks French) and you may also find as we did that breakfast can get a little tedious with the same microwave heated rolls and pancakes every day, but dinner at the riad is lovely, albeit a little pricey.

All in all Riad Birdy is a lovely place to stay and the young Moroccan girl that works there could not be sweeter and more helpful. The owners are lovely people and very hospitable, however, their lack of professionalism regarding our reservations did cause us some stress on an otherwise wonderful holiday.

Room Tip: Both rooms we stayed in were lovely. Bring a swim suit for the pool.
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  • Stayed October 2011, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2011

My partner and I stayed in four riads in Morocco, and Riad Birdy was our favourite. Vincent the owner was wonderful to us, it was nice to be hosted by someone with fluent English and he was a very generous host. I had troubles with my ear and he got on his moped and went from pharmacy to pharmacy finding me something to treat it, which was hugely appreciated. The food was also the best we had in Marrakech, dinner tables were decorated with flower petals, everything was above and beyond our expectations. Finally, Riad Birdy was the most tastefully decorated place we visited in Morocco, the workmanship and sense of style was fantastic. Highly, highly recommended!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Amman, Jordan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2011

it was very good and they was very nice people and Collaborators .. if i need to comeback to marrakech i well go to this riad

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled on business
    • 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2011

We stayed at the Riad Birdy for 4 nights and we could not have asked for more. The Riad itsef is perfect and offers an Oasis in the middle of Marrakech mayhem, and the owner and staff went out of their way to make us comfortable.

We would highly recommend Riad Birdy to anyone visiting Marrakech

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
    • 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2011

Spent a week here in April 2011 and I can honestly say it was truly delightful.
Apart from the tasteful decoration, light, airy rooms and many cosy corners to relax in, the owners and staff are absolutely charming and bend over backwards to make your stay as pleasant as possible.

  • Stayed April 2011, 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
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Address: 14 Derb El Baggar Bouskri, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #230 of 1,037 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
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