This is truly an oasis in the wonderful madness of Marrakech. The owners Isabelle and Christian are friendly and welcoming and genuinely want their guests to enjoy their stay and get the most out of their trip to Marrakech. Thank you Isabelle and Christian.
The riad is in the southern medina, around a 5-10 minute walk into the main square. We stayed in the Hibiscus room which was beautifully decorated with a walk in waterfall shower and lovely products. The breakfasts are delicious and slightly change every day, but are always to an impeccable standard. We ate on the terrace every morning which is beautiful and peaceful; a great way to start the day.
We organised a camel ride in he Palmery which was slightly disappointing as the landscape is in fact rather dull (through waste land). We also went for a Hamamm and massage which was great, but be warned the Hamamm is rough so if you have sensitive skin make sure you tell the masseuse.
We visited all the sites in he city and also enjoyed getting (slightly!) lost in the souks which are truly an assault on the senses. Although the city is a mad place it didn't feel unsafe at all. People are friendly and will help, but remember that they're probably looking for a tip for helping you.
We ate at Le Tangier which is just a few minutes from the riad. Lovely property which is decorated in a wonderfully opulent style. The food was tasty and there is a good wine list. Dar es Salam is a great place to visit for entertainment and food. The music and dancing was fun and the food lovely. It is a tourist hotspot but worth a visit for the fabulous tiled interiors. We also visited La Trattoria in Gueliz which is a very pretty property with an atmospheric setting in the courtyard. The food was well presented but a little lacking in flavour.
Marrakech is a great place and the Riad Badi a real gem thanks to Isabelle and Christians attention to detail and hospitality. A must place to stay.
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- 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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