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Riad Badi
56, derb Touareg Medina, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #2 of 1,046 Marrakech B&B and Inns
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“Great short break”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

We had a very enjoyable time at Riad Badi. Isabelle and Christian are excellent hosts and the breakfast was different every day and kept us going until a lunchtime snack from a stree stall. Riad Badi is in a very good location - it is at the edge of the old town so you are part of the old town and a 10/15 minute walk from the central square but not in the middle which suited us very well. The riad itself is good - our bedroom was very nice - large bed and walk in shower. We recommend it to anyone visiting Marrakech

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Isabelle J, Propriétaire at Riad Badi, responded to this review, February 4, 2013
Dear Andrew,
Thank you for taking to you the time to write a great review and for recommending the Riad Badi. The Riad Badi's team is delighted that you enjoyed your stay.
We were delighted to have met you.
Thank you again.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Re reading some of these most recent reviews there's little I can add! We were enchanted with the comfort and style of our accomodation and 10/10,no... 100/100 friendly welcome from our charming hosts. This was our first trip to Morocco and we have not stayed in riads before . I am now totally hooked if they give the same level of helpful service as we received from Isabelle and Christian. Nothing was too much trouble and thanks to them we were well informed and well prepared to get the best from our trip.
Oh, and breakfasts were delightful!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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Isabelle J, Propriétaire at Riad Badi, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
Dear Hester,
Thanks for your stay at Riad Badi. Thanks for taking the time to write this wonderful review.
We are glad to have met you and we are delighted you have appreciated our welcome and our riad.
Thanks again.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Isabelle and Christian are wonderful hosts. He in particular was quite knowledgable and we would recommend his 'orientations' around the Souk! Christian helped us arrange transportation during our first visit there in December and was flexible when we had to arrive late on a last minute return visit later in January '13.

On our first visit, we enjoyed dinner on arrival and 3 nights in the Cannelle room which was wonderful.
A week later on our second visit, we enjoyed just 1 night in the Hibiscus room which was even better! After visiting several cities, we were very happy to return the comfort and calm of this peaceful Riad in sometimes mad Marrakech.

We ended up eating many breakfasts at the Riad; they made a variety of tasty baked goods and pancakes and homemade yogurt! We also spent a good amount of time sunning on the roof. One night we even watched some DVDs in the lounge.

Their tricky to find Riad is just inside the Medina. It is much quieter than in inside of the main Souk area but is really just a short walk away from most of the sites inside the Medina. It is also easy to hire taxis, ask Christian for guidance!

Room Tip: Both rooms were excellent clean with great decor.
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  • Stayed December 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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Isabelle J, Propriétaire at Riad Badi, responded to this review, January 18, 2013
Thanks Ashley and Charlie for having chosen the Riad Badi and thanks for taking your time to write the wonderful review.
You organized yourself your Moroccan trip and you wanted to see as much as possible. You stayed three nights at Riad badi before leaving for your tour: Ouzazate and Merzouga and you stayed one night before your stay at Essaouira.
The marvelous views of Atlas mountains, the hike along the Sahara desert and the sunset at Erg Chebbi are unforgotten.
We were delighted to meet you.
Your joy and your daily laughter miss us already.

Thanks again.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

we had an amazing time at the Riad Badi, perfectly positioned in the old town Marrachech.
the owners did everything they could, to make our stay as perfect as possible, both in the Riad and giving advise on where to visit.

don't stay in a faceless hotel, use the Riiad Badi for 5 star treatment.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

This is my first ever review as I was so impressed with the level of service in Riad Badi. Christian and Isabelle go out of their way to help you, on the first night even walking us to where our Sahara tour was leaving from the next day. The riad is in a good location, clean but the friendliness is the thing that makes this place.

  • Stayed January 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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Isabelle J, Propriétaire at Riad Badi, responded to this review, January 15, 2013
Dear James and S...
It is always nice to receive guests wishing to visit, explore and understand Morocco. You were full of energy and you visited in a few days, all places of Marrakesh and surroundings and the desert.
Thank you for your comment (the first one) and for your visit to Riad Badi.
Kind regards
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

So glad we had the great opportunity to stay at Riad Badi and get to meet Isabelle and Christiane.
First of all, the location of the riad is great. It is very quiet without any traffic noise, yet only about 10 minutes away from the heart of the Old Medina, where all the actions and sights are.
The riad and rooms are beautifully decorated and super clean. The bed was the most comfortable one we have slept during the entire Morocco trip! We slept so well during our stay at Riad Badi that we did not even suffer from any jet lag!!! We later stayed in a ” fancy” riad for almost three times the price in Fez, and the bed was not even as nice as the one at Riad Badi!
Both Isabelle and Christiane were gracious hosts who made our stay in Marrakesh such a pleasant and memorable experience. From my very first contact with Riad Badi, it was all done in the professional manner with a personal touch. Isabelle answered all my questions/concerns promptly, arranged our airport transfer. Right after we arrived and finished all the paperwork, Christiane took us on a walk through the Medina, Djeema El Fna and showed us interesting places to visit later on. It was a great walk and we enjoyed listening to all his stories.

The breakfast was great, our only regret was not staying for dinner at the riad! May be next time when we are in Marrakesh!

Thanks so much Isabelle and Christiane!!

  • Stayed December 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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Isabelle J, Propriétaire at Riad Badi, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
Thank you M for having chosen Riad Badi for your stay in Marrakech and for writing a nice review on Tripadvisor.
All these compliments that affect us much: we try to do our best to accommodate our guests so that gets the best from their stay.
We were delighted to meet you too and if you go back to Riad Badi it will be with pleasure to see you again and the team will prepare you dinner.
Thanks again.
Kind regards.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

We have just returned from a marvellous 5 days in Marrakech. Our hosts were welcoming and knowledgeable and totally in -tune with what we required. We had fantastic advice on what to see, where to eat, where to shop and what to pay. The riad itself is superbly positioned - 200 metres or so from the main drag up to the big square and thus quiet and "hustler-free".
Isabelle cooked us a very good traditional meal on the day of our arrival and Christian accompanied us on a walk around town to show us what o look out for. The riad itself is spotless and the rooms are spacious and have been decorated both tasteful and comfortably.

  • Stayed January 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
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riadbadi, Propriétaire at Riad Badi, responded to this review, January 15, 2013
Thank you for choosing the Riad Badi for your stay in Marrakech and thank you for your wonderful advice. We do our best and we are pleased to have contributed to the success of your stay. We are delighted to meeting you because it was the first time we received a "prince".
You still have plenty of places to explore and we hope to see you again.
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Address: 56, derb Touareg Medina, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #2 of 1,046 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
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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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