Marrakesh is a little chaotic and a bit of an assault on the senses, so its important to have somewhere peaceful to return to, to re-group! Riad Badi is just that.
Situated on the south side of the Medina, just in front of Badi Palace, it is only a 10 minute walk to the main square through the winding narrow streets packed with stalls. The Souks are just the other side of the square. There are a lot of great restaurants close by (Kosy Bar, The Tangier and Dar Es Salam should all be visited). You are close to the action but just far enough away for it to feel like a retreat into calm.
Isabelle and Christian will look after you from the moment you arrive. Book your transfers from the airport through them, the taxi driver will stop at the top of an alleyway and take you and your bags from there to the front door of the Riad (the Riad is down an alley off the main road, he isn't taking you on a wild goose chase!). Within 5 minutes you will be sat down, mint tea in hand whilst Christian points out on a map where you are and where everything is. When you're ready he'll take you for a tour of the Medina, pointing out the main streets to get you home again, where to change money commission free, good restaurants as well as lots of invaluable pieces of info and tips. Do not under estimate how invaluable this tour is! Without it we would have got lost!
The room we had was a great size and the bathroom was new and modern. Breakfast is provided and served when you are ready in the mornings. The roof terrace is great and there is a plunge pool which is in use in the summer months. The Riad is sparkly clean and the standard of decor is very high.
Overall we felt like we were welcomed into a beautiful home and looked after during our stay - thank you Isabelle and Christian! If we return to Marrakesh, we shall come back and stay again.
- 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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