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“Run by a lovely couple” 5 of 5 stars
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Riad Badi
56, derb Touareg Medina, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Falkirk, Scotland
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“Run by a lovely couple”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

We really enjoyed our stay here. The Riad Badi is run by a lovely French couple, Isabelle and Christian. They make you feel very welcome. Christian took us for a walking tour of the medina and souk and recommended a good restaurant and money exchange office. This was very helpful for first time visitors to Marrakech. Although we ate at quite a variety of places in Marrakech, the best meals we had were at the RIad Badi. The breakfast is really good too. I can thoroughly recommend this Riad as a great base for a few days in Marrakech.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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riadbadi, Propriétaire at Riad Badi, responded to this review, November 28, 2012
Thank you for your stay at Riad Badi and thank you so much for this great review written by a top contributor.
Marrakech is a real change of scenery for guests who discover it for the first time. Therefore, the presentation of the city from a map and the visit the surroundings of the riad are useful elements to go back easily to the riad and quickly be in the hustle and bustle of Marrakech and avoid some traps.
In spite of the rain you have able to visit the red city Marrakech. You have eaten in some restaurants renowned. You have spent two evening in the riad: after the dinners prepared by Soukaïna you enjoyed playing scrabble.
We have forwarded your compliments to Soukaïna.
Take care of yourselves.
Thanks again.
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Chamonix, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

Last week we stayed in Riad Badi in Marrakesh, we had a great stay. When we arrived Christian and Isabelle gave us a warm welcome and having never been to Morocco before, they we so helpful and gave us lots of useful advice. Christian showed us around the medina - were we would have almost definitely have got lost without him! The Riad itself is beautiful and a real sanctuary away from the busy town. The breakfast is delicious! Thanks Christian & Isabelle - we will return!

  • Stayed November 2012, 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
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riadbadi, Propriétaire at Riad Badi, responded to this review, November 24, 2012
Dear Chris,
Thank you for choosing Riad Badi for your first stay in Morocco and for having written the very nice review.
We are delighted that you enjoyed staying at Riad Badi and the whole team is very proud: you are the manager of a famous guesthouse in Chamonix for several years and your eyes of specialist give more importance to the comment.
During your stay, we were able to share our experiences.
Thanks again.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

We got our deal through Voyage Prive and stayed here for 4 nights. Riad Badi is a wonderful place to stay. The rooms are well decorated, with rose petals everywhere (even in the loo :)) and Isabelle and Christian make a real effort to make your stay special. It's well situated, with a short walk to the main square, but you have peace and quiet away from the intense streets.

Breakfast was amazing, fruit, yoghurt, cake, cheeses, pancakes or other local breads/pastries etc. We had breakfast on the sun terrace and enjoyed soaking up the last rays of sun we might see for a while!

I would definitely recommend this Riad to friends and would definitely go back!

My suggestion is to book the taxi that is offered on the website, as finding the Riad for the first time is tricky, but once you have found it the first time its fine!

At the Riad there are recommendations of where you can visit, they have connections with a Hammam spa and suggest places to eat.

Go - you won't regret it!

  • Stayed November 2012, 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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riadbadi, Propriétaire at Riad Badi, responded to this review, November 23, 2012
Thanks for your stay at Riad Badi. Thanks for your very nice review. Thanks to recommend Riad Badi to your friends.
We are pleased you enjoyed these few days at Riad Badi: we receive our guests as we would be received; we serve hearty breakfasts and varied and we try to make you discover Moroccan specialties.
It was a real pleasure to receive you.
Thanks again.
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Houten, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

We have stayed 4 nights at the Riad Badi and had an excellent time. Isabelle & Christian work very hard to make your stay wonderful. The first night we had a traditional dinner at the riad, a very nice kefta tajine served with Morroccan wine. The riad is stylish decorated and spotless clean, the rooms are comfortable and romantic. And quiet....it is amazing that you hear really no sound from the hectic medina outside. In the morning we had our breakfast at the roof terrace with stunning views of the stork birds. Isabelle & Christian are always around to help you, for example to book a trip. We decided in the morning to go to the Ourika valley and they arranged quickly a guide/driver for us. This trip we can really recommend, it was beautifull in the mountains. They also booked a massage for us at 5 Elements spa, but we would not go there again, the massage was average. We also went to Hammam Ziani, and that was a great experience for a much better price.The riad has a good location, with some nice restaurants around like Dar Essalam, Le Tanjia and the Kosybar for some drinks. We heared that we were the first guests from The Netherlands, so we hope many more will follow. It is difficult to choose from all the riads in Marrakech, but we are very glad that we went to Riad Badi. Thanks again for the lovely stay.

  • Stayed November 2012, 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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riadbadi, Propriétaire at Riad Badi, responded to this review, November 22, 2012
Thanks Marjon for your stay at Riad Badi and for your very wonderful review.
You are the first Dutch guests. In spite of the rain you visited many places , ate in nice restaurants and went to the Ourika valley.
We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at Riad Badi and are delighted that you keep a nice souvenir of Marrakech.
Kind regards.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

Perfect place to get away from the hustle & bustle of the Medina. Thank you Isabelle & Christian for being such wonderful hosts, even walking us to the Turkish Hamman as we surely would have gotten lost!

The Riad was lovely, spacious, with all the amenities required. Wifi was great. Loved the traditional breakfast spread and delicious mint tea. The Riad is about 8 mins walk from the main square.

Our room was beautifully presented when we arrived, with rosebuds etc. Lovely welcome! Thank you !

  • Stayed November 2012, 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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riadbadi, Propriétaire at Riad Badi, responded to this review, November 14, 2012
Dear Sivashna,
Thank you to have chosen the Riad Badi to celebrate your anniversary. Thank you for taking your time to write an excellent review.
During your stay you visited many places, ate in great restaurants and went to the hammam. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Riad Badi and are happy that you keep a nice souvenir of Morocco, of Marrakech and of Riad Badi.
Kind regards.
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Budaors, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

We have stayed two nights at Riad Badi in Marrakesh before leaving home from our Moroccan vacation. It was the absolute highlight in the city for us. Spotlessly clean place with fantastic interior design, perfect to the details. In the evening lights make a magical atmosphere, the next day followed by a breakfast (very tasty locally prepared fresh food) served on the roof terrace. You enjoy there the morning sun while looking at the white storks on the walls of Badi Palace. Great! On the top Christian guided us in the labyrinth of the Medina and gave us some instructions to Jemaa el Fnaa. Very friendly and relaxed place, real luxury at a reasonable price. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed October 2012, 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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riadbadi, Propriétaire at Riad Badi, responded to this review, November 16, 2012
Thanks Istvan to have written the very nice review.
We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at the riad by its architecture and its brightness and also by our Moroccan complete breakfast served on the terrace in front of the Badi Palace.
What a surprise to see you early in the morning with your wife and your friends on the terrace with your cameras in front the wall of Badi Palace to take nice pictures of storks.
Thanks again.
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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

We stayed in Marrakech for the last weekend and it was the first time we had come to this city. I would say Riad Badi was one of the best attractions of the city: we were so delighted at the atmosphere of this riad and we really enjoyed the comfortable rooms. Besides, the staff were really kind, taking a lot of time to give us tips for our visit of the city. Although I got back in Paris yesterday only, I have already started recommanding this riad to my friends! PS: must have breakfast on the upper terrace!

Room Tip: I have no specific room to recommend: they are all perfect and each of them has its own charm.
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  • Stayed October 2012, 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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riadbadi, Propriétaire at Riad Badi, responded to this review, October 30, 2012
Thanks Antoine for your stay at Riad Badi and for your very nice review. In spite of Aïd El Kebir you have able to visit the medina and the most of museums. You have tasted Moroccan cuisine and replaced the coffee with milk by the "noos noos".
We have spent a pleasant time with you.
Thanks again.
Kind regards
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Address: 56, derb Touareg Medina, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 1,113 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Riad Badi is a guesthouse situated right in the old centre of Marrakech. Most of the city's main attractions such as the Palais Badi, the Palais Bahia and the Saadiens tombs are within walking distance. The famous Djemaa El Fna Square is just at less than 10 minutes walk away.Riad Badi accommodates guests in seven spacious and comfortable rooms. The rooms are double, twin or triple with reverse air conditioning and safe box. They provide en suite bathroom with shower, towels, toiletries and hairdryer. ... more   less 
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