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“A pleasant, peaceful retreat” 5 of 5 stars
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Riad Badi
56, derb Touareg Medina, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #2 of 1,079 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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“A pleasant, peaceful retreat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Riad Badi (near the Badi Palace) is an oasis of peace in an otherwise busy, noisy artisan sector of the Medina - only a short walk from most of the interesting areas.  The riad is modern but built in the traditional style and has well appointed bedrooms with traditional decor, fine quality sheets & towels, well designed beautifully equipped bathrooms and generally good attention to detail. Excellent breakfast (and sunbeds) on the roof terrace. Free wifi throughout.  Christian and Isabelle are amazingly helpful, knowledgable and friendly owners, giving personal help with booking or airline problems through to where best to shop or eat, always at hand for advice and determined to leave you with good memories.  They will also take the trouble to show you around the area (and point out what to avoid).

Tip:  Ask to eat in.  The beef Tajine with apricots is excellent.

Room Tip: Telephone Christian and he will advise you, based on your needs.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 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, November 17, 2013
Thank you for visiting Riad Badi for 7 nights last month and for sharing your comments about your stay.
We are really glad to know you enjoyed your stay at the riad. It was a pleasure to receive you and help you to discover a new environment.
Thank you again.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

What a little gem! Amazing place, very helpful hosts, good location and truly tasty breakfast which can be enjoyed on the roof terrace.
Upon arrival we were greeted with Mint tea and very helpful tips to move around he city. The restaurant recommendations were superb. The room was very nice and the beds very comfortable. The bathrooms are both modern as well as very functional. The shower s outstanding !
Both Christian and Isabelle do their very best to make you feel at home. I can only recommend the riad Badi.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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, November 17, 2013
Thanks a lot for taking the time to write a lovely review after your stay in our house at the end of October.
We are delighted you enjoyed our welcome our services our riad and the breakfasts on the terrace.
Regarding the showers we have invested in a more efficient and reliable equipment to provide even more comfort to our customers.
If you felt at home in our house our goal has been reached.
Take care and kind regards.
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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

We chose this Riad based on the reviews and we were not dissapointed. We booked direct with Isabelle and Christian and we'd recommend doing this as it was so easy. We arranged airport pick up with them and the driver walked with us to the Riad from where he could park the car. We received a lovely warm welcome and after we'd freshened up Christian gave us a tour of the Medina. We really appreciated this as we were sure we would have got lost without it.
Isabelle recommended a local Hammam and even walked there with us so that we didn't get lost. The breakfasts were varied each day and we ate there two evenings - great food and lots of it. They were always on hand to answer our questions and give advice and they took an interest in what we had done. Nothing was too much trouble and they really deserve to be number one. Would definitely recommend to anyone who wants to stay in the Medina. Thanks for making our stay so enjoyable. Jacki & Jo

  • Stayed October 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, November 16, 2013
Dear Jacky and Jo,
Thanks for being stayed at Riad Badi and thanks for having written the NICE review.
Most of our guests book directly: it's easy, safe and cheaper.
We have choosen to live in the riad for offering better services: we try to share our Moroccan experience and give advices to avoid some tourist traps.
We are delighted to know you enjoyed these days spent with us mainly by our welcome, our services and the food.
And all possible thanks to our competent and well trained and motivated team.
Thanks a lot.
Kind regards
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Riad Badi a beautiful retreat on 100+ degree days in Marrakech and we had an amazing experience here. The service, rooms, and breakfasts are impeccable. On our night of arrival, Isabelle prepared fresh mint tea and Christian showed us around the souks. They are lovely people and their wonderful hospitality was much appreciated!

For us, the intensity of Marrakech was tempered by the fact that we always could come back to Riad Badi at the end of the day and have a hot shower in their Moroccan-themed bathroom. We definitely would recommend this riad.

Room Tip: We had the Cannelle room. It was spacious and spotless but in no way was it sterile. We loved the la...
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  • Stayed June 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, November 16, 2013
Dear Anita,
Thank you for your stay at Riad Badi and thank you for sharing your feedkack. We are glad to read your review and to know that you have been delighted to your stay with us. Marrakech it's more than 100 degrees for 3 months but you have appreciated the cool temperature in the souks and at the riad.
We have tried to welcome you as we would like to be welcomed in a guest house. And our aim is Riad Badi is a home away from home.
Thank you gain and take care.
Kind regards
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We stayed here for five nights last week. This place really is beautiful. The rooms are well serviced , gorgeous bedding and a comfortable bed. Big walk in shower with a rain style shower head, lots of white squidgy towels. Christian and Isabella seriously cannot do enough for you, even making tea and coffee on request. These people work so very hard to make your stay memorable and they certainly did for us.
Isabella and Christian provide an amazing home made breakfast of yoghurts cakes breads and spreads, each day is different and very yummy.
This Riad is very well situated close to all the palaces and squares so in my opinion a very good base.
Marrakech itself is as you would expect so if you are looking for an oasis of calm Riad Badi is the place to stay!!
Thank you Isabella and Christian for your warmth and hospitality, it was a real pleasure:)

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Isabelle J, Propriétaire at Riad Badi, responded to this review, October 30, 2013
Thank you for sharing your positive comments on TripAdvisor following your recent stay with us at Riad Badi Marrakech.
We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Riad Badi and are happy that you keep a nice souvenir of Marrakech.
Take care
Kind regards.
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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Being at Riad Badi is like staying with family friends - with a warm welcome, great taste in furnishings, and epic breakfasts. Christian's guided tour of the Medina was of great help - especially tips on where to eat and what to visit, The location of the Riad made it easy to explore the bustling Souks and yet still gave the feeling of being in a peaceful haven. Isabelle arranged a great morning at the local Hammam ... what an experience and so relaxing. Nothing was too much trouble and whatever time we returned to the Badi a friendly face was waiting. Would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: The suites in which we stayed (Safran & Nomade) were very well appointed, and from what we saw a...
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  • Stayed October 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, October 30, 2013
Dear Tom,
Thanks for staying at Riad Badi with your friends. Thanks for sharing your feeback and thanks again for your lovely last email.
We are glad to know you have spent a nice time with us and we like your first sentence " Being at Riad Badi is like staying with family friends" because it's our aim every day.
We are delighted to have discussed and have laughed with us.
Thanks again and take care.
Kind regards.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We have just had a fantastic 4 night stay with Christian & Isabelle and their team at Riad Badi. We knew before we arrived that we were in for a good experience by reading all the other reivews, which have made this No.1 on Tripadviser. They truly deserve this accolade. Nothing was too much trouble. From the time of booking the emails back and forward were very helpful and we felt we knew them before arriving. We were collected from the airport by the transport arranged and taken to the end of the lane where the Riad is situated. Opening the door of the taxi a voice said "Hello Linda", that was Isabelle!! Once inside we were given Moroccan tea and Christian orientated us with maps, and suggestions of places to visit. He took us on a trip to the Al Fnaa Square and to a cash machine which gave a good rate. He explained what to look out for and what prices to pay. His information was invaluable. We were there for my husband's 70th birthday and had booked a restaurant. Chrisitian even walked us there, which we were so grateful for as it was situated down narrow lanes.

The room was beautiful. On arrival we had biscuits and water in the room and the whole room was adorned with rose petals (even in the toilet!!). Each day we had fresh fluffy towels and the room was immaculate. We stayed in the Hibisus room which is really large and air conditioned, which was a must. The decor is beautiful. The rooms were so quiet at night and we both slept so well. Breakfasts were lovely with different bread and jams every day. There was so much of it too. We ate two nights in the Riad and, again, the food was faultless and served beautifully.

Christian & Isobelle you thoroughly deserve your 5 stars and anyone that gives you less than this does not deserve to stay with you. Long may it last!!!! You have left us with lovely memories of John's 70th birthday and we thank you for your kind hospitality. Please also thank your team. Their smiling faces and helpfulness every morning was a delight. We would love to come again one day. xx

Room Tip: Didn't see the other rooms, but I am sure the standard will be the same throughout. Superb.
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  • Stayed October 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, October 28, 2013
Dear Linda,
Thank you for choosing Riad Badi for your husband's 70th birthday and thank you so much for writing the complete and nice review.
We are delighted to know you enjoyed Riad Badi especially by its hospitality, its services, its team, the breakfasts and the two dinners. Also we are glad to know you will keep good souvenirs of John's 70th birthday.
All the team thank you for the compliments: without Soukaïna, Fatima-zhara and Hayat we cannot have the level of services,...
Thank you again and take care.
Kind regards.
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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 1,079 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
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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