We stayed here recently to celebrate a girly trip to celebrate my pre 40th Birthday and I can see why this is a top favourite on trip advisor. On entering our room , we were presented with a true Marrakech feel with beautiful little touches throughout, oh and Rose petals spread here and there adding a special touch.
Christian showed my friend and I on our first morning around the area and the souks and gave us a wealth of information on where to go and how much to pay for things which I would highly recommend, as the medina is a total warren of alleys and narrow streets. Christian nick named me La La Camilla which will always make me giggle ! ( which means princess !)
Riad Badi location is perfect, being a stone's throw from the the amazing hussle and bussle of the nearby street life and souks, yet we were blissfully unaware of any noise from outside as it was so quiet when we were back in the Riad.
I cant recommend this Riad enough. Isabelle and Christian are the nicest people you could wish for and so accommodating, nothing at all was too much trouble. They are both so welcoming and go well beyond the call of duty.
The rooms are beautifully presented with lovely fresh linen and well equipped ( including shampoo, shower gel and a hair dryer , so leave at home ) We spent some days undisturbed on the roof terrace sunbathing , anything we wanted was a mere call away.
The roof-top was great for sun-bathing; and seemed a million miles away from the bustling market streets that are right outside the door.. Not forgetting the lovely view of the storks in their nests on the rooftops above. Beautiful !
We ate breakfast every morning on the terrace, the freshly squeezed orange juice was delicious, various breads and cakes, jams yoghurt fruit etc, pastries, coffee a plenty.
I will just say that we were (and still are) impressed by the attention of Christian & Isabelle to very one of our requests, which had started with our planning a month before the trip. They helped us with reservations to the hamman spas and restaurants, and changing currency to get the best rate in Marrakech when we arrived.....You must try the following restaurants: Dejeuner Marrakech and Le Comptoir Darna. They were fabulous ! My only regret is that we didn't eat in the Riad as I have heard that the food was amazing there !
I do recommend that you choose the option to be collected to and from the airport as it makes the whole experience so much easier and hassle free. This can be organised in advance direct with Riad Badi.
All in all, I can't wait to return. I absolutely fell in love with both Christian, Isabelle & Marrakech and know there is so much more to see and do on my next visit, which will definitely be at the Raid BADI !
Please do not hesitate to stay here – you will not be disappointed !
- 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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