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Riad Badi
56, derb Touareg Medina, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1,040 Marrakech B&B and Inns
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“Amazing Hosts”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

What can we say apart from excellent hosts and a beautiful Riad! Thank you Christian and Isabelle for looking after us and going out of your way to make sure we have everything we needed. You made our trip! We were really touched that on my husbands birthday you gave him a nice gift and I am still recovering from all the over indulging in all the lovely mint tea and biscuits you serve! We had dinner at the Riad one night also and the food was excellent and incredible value for money. The Morrocco Rose wine served was also good value and tasted great ;) Would also recommend Comptoir Dana where we had a special meal for my husbands birthday - the food and show were brilliant.
If your going to marrakech and looking for a lovely Riad with great hosts this is the one. Book now.

  • Stayed February 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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Isabelle J, Propriétaire at Riad Badi, responded to this review, March 28, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a wonderful review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay.
A birthday is always a special day and if we helped make it memorable, we are delighted.
Why not come back for another birthday?
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

It was the first time I was visiting Marrakech and hearing stories of its unpredictable nature, I wanted to make sure that at least my accommodation met my expectations. I was looking for a place of calm and comfort, away from the hustle and bustle that is Marrakech but close enough to walk safely to the souks and the medina’s main square.

Deciding between a riad vs hotel, a riad appealed to me more than a Moroccon hotel… they are large scale resorts that come across commercial and impersonal. After reading impressive tripadvisor reviews and seeing it was ranked #2, Riad Badi sounded too good to be true so I booked a room. Honestly, what I experienced deserved an even higher rating, truly first class…

LOCATION
Riad Badi is located close to Palace Badi, hence the name. It is no more than 10 minutes walk from the medina and this was very handy for our tour pickup locations as well as walking to the souks (markets) and main square. Riad Badi is set away from the busy main roads, within a small laneway so all the noise from the whizzing cars and motorbikes are practically gone. We were pleasantly surprised at how the high riad walls can eliminate the sound so well and provide a serene and calm environment!

BEDROOM
The rooms are elegant, spacious with a classic colour scheme highlighted with Moroccan touches which give the room character. I have to add that the bedding was divine, after spending ten hours walking, the pillows and sheets were so inviting!

FOOD
For breakfast, we were served a slight variation each morning of freshly cooked cakes, breads and Moroccan pancakes and fresh fruit and yogurt, all well presented. We ate in a relaxed environment in a beautiful dining area but had the option of dining upstairs in the rooftop terrace. Out of the three nights of our stay, two nights we had dinner at the riad because the quality of the food was high and traditional. The idea of enjoying dinner in a relaxed environment and then unwind on our very own rooftop terrace was hard to refuse.

SERVICE
Why have I taken the time to write an extensive review like this? Because after years of travelling, I have never experienced such wonderful service. This is what makes Riad Badi stand out from the rest. Isabelle and Christian were like family relatives welcoming us into their home. I had read in the reviews that Christian takes their guests out to the markets which was something I found hard to believe but it’s true! Being two girls in our 20s, I really valued Christian taking the time to show us around the Medina, helping us familiarise with the craziness in the markets and feeling safer with a male companion.

Christian also gave us itinerary advice and helped us make the most of our time in Marrakech. Isabelle recommended a Hammam massage house and restaurant which both exceeded our expectations. They could tell that we were not confident to wander alone at night so offered to meet us at the restaurant the night we ate out and Isabelle walked us back to the riad. Who does that?! I have never experienced such kindness and care for guests like Isabelle and Christian.

If you are looking for a place of calm, class and comfort, a stroll to the main square in the medina and genuine care for their guests, then Riad Badi is honestly the perfect place for you!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Isabelle J, Propriétaire at Riad Badi, responded to this review, March 28, 2013
Dear "Sienna";
We do not know how to answer so many compliments. Thank you very much. It affects us a lot and if we have helped you enjoyed your stay, we are delighted. You will remain in our thoughts. And thank you for all these beautiful pictures that are many memories for you and us.
Many thanks again.
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

Perfect, perfect, perfect.
No more to say as I would just be repeating what all the other fabulous, well deserved and accurate reviews say.
Just book it, you'll love it and if you get chance take Isabelle on at Quarto!!!.

Susan & Andy

  • Stayed February 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, March 28, 2013
Dear Susan et Andy,
What a pleasure when you look at the messages in the morning to receive so many compliments. Thank you, thank you.
We were delighted to welcome you and I 'm waiting for a rematch in quarto because I do not like losing and the student has surpassed the master ....
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

The reviews we had read prior to our visit were accurate. The Riad is beautiful, modern with a Moroccan design. The bedrooms are all of a high standard with excellent ensuite facilities, very comfortable large beds. Best of all are the hosts Isabelle and Christian who really do go that extra mile to help you to get the most from your holiday. Christian gave us a guided tour that lasted a couple of hours that really helped us to accustom ourselves to this very different experience. We explored the authentic Marrakesh and the souks and crazy square where all manner of activities take place. We were always pleased to return to our peaceful haven. We enjoyed dinner and wine, and chats with our hosts and followed their advice on restaurants.

Breakfasts were excellent, slightly varied each day so we could try different jams and breads,with fruit and yogurt .

There were four of us on this trip, two couples, we were all delighted with every aspect of Riad Badi and would not hesitate to recommend it to others.

Room Tip: All six rooms I saw on the first floor were beautiful.
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  • Stayed February 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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Isabelle J, Propriétaire at Riad Badi, responded to this review, March 12, 2013
Dear Patricia,
Thanks for staying at Riad Badi and for posting the wonderful review on TripAdvisor.
The Riad Badi's team is delighted that you enjoyed your stay. We have spent lovely times together to discuss your many walks in the medina and also the decorative tadelakt and the decorative plaster .
Thanks "Ali Badi" who we did to discover these drawings of Marrakech.
Kind regards
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

On our first visit to Marrakech this Riad was chosen due to the excellent reports on Trip Advisor. It turned out to be perfect, with wonderful french hosts Isabelle & Christian who looked after us very well during our stay. Dont worry if you dont speak french as their english is fine. They will arrange taxis to and from the airport for you which is recommended. Upon arrival we were greeted with refreshments then Christian took us on a local tour to get our bearings for the rest of the week. In fact he will accompany you if required during your stay. We also recommend eating in at the Riad as we did on two nights and were rewarded with a 3 course Morrocan meal which was excellent. Wine & beer are available also. The Riad is well located and is also very quiet if you wish to pop back during the day, have a Mint Tea & relax. The rooms are very good all with en suite facilities. We woud recommend it and would certainly return.

  • Stayed February 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, March 7, 2013
We were absolutely thrilled to read that you had such a wonderful stay! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor.
We are delighted to meet you and to read that you have spent a nice stay in Marrakech and at Riad Badi.
Thank you for these discussions after your walkings and your visits in the Medina and after your dinners.
With kind regards
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Christian and Isabelle who hosted us at their Riad Badi, were energetic and accommodating beyond expectations. Our introduction to the confusing surroundings in the Marrakech medina was facilitated by Christian, who comfortably led us through this labyrinth which paved the way for our many ventures out alone in the days to come. Isabelle was adept at participating in and overseeing the delicious meals we enjoyed during our stay, and also helped with our laundry and any other questions we had. When we had need to communicate with our guides or drivers on our outings, they helped facilitate with their phones and language skills.
The Riad was lovely, clean and comfortable. It is situated in such a way that the nearby bustling square is not audible. A lovely spot, a very helpful couple, a place worth visiting again.

  • Stayed February 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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Isabelle J, Propriétaire at Riad Badi, responded to this review, March 7, 2013
Thank you so much for such an amazing review. I was please to see that you have enjoyed your stay with us. We try to the best for our guests: Hanane for the breakfast and dinner, Soukaïna for the cleaning and,...
We hope that we will have the pleasure to welcome you back on your next visit to Marrakech.

Kind regards,
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

The riad itself is beautiful on the inside, but what really makes this place special are the hosts. They gave us a tour of the Medina when we first arrived and provided us with some incredibly useful tips for our visit. Throughout our stay, they were always on hand if we had any questions or needed help with anything. Also, the breakfast was excellent with fresh orange juice and homemade yogurt. If I ever go back to Marrakech (and I hope I do), I will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed February 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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Isabelle J, Propriétaire at Riad Badi, responded to this review, March 12, 2013
Dear Emily,
Thank you for taking the time to write a great review and recommend Riad Badi.
Your trip was a success and we are pleased to have contributed.
We were delighted to have met you and we will be glad to receive you again.
Thank 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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1,040 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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