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“Brilliant Riad!” 5 of 5 stars
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Riad Houdou
54 Derb el Hammam, el Moukef | Marrakech, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #9 of 1,126 Marrakech B&B and Inns
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11 reviews 11 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Brilliant Riad!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

We stayed in Marrakech for about 5 days and stayed in Riad Houdou for the last night. Everything was fantastic, the staff were friendly and helpful, the food was the best we had in the whole of our trip and the Riad is just beautiful in general. I especially liked the Tortoise and Kitten which live downstairs in the courtyard.

If you are thinking of staying in Marrakech I cant recommend this Riad more highly.

  • Stayed July 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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Didieric, Propriétaire at Riad Houdou, responded to this review, July 19, 2013
dear Adam,
Thank you so much for this so warm review! We are very happy that you enjoy your stay in our riad. And our cook, Rajaa is very proud to know that her food is the best you have taste in Morocco. Kind regards
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

The stay at the Riad made the whole trip to Marrakesh stand out in my memories of my trip to Morocco. Erik and Didier are the most welcoming people I have ever met. The Riad's location and the warm atmosphere can not be beat. The most delicious food I had on my trip prepared by Rajaa and Fatima can not be found anywhere else. The welcoming smile and dimples of Azziz are such a heart warming memory. This place is a MUST stay when traveling to Marrakesh! Thanks Erik and Didier! You both will forever be in my memories of Morocco!

  • Stayed June 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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Didieric, Propriétaire at Riad Houdou, responded to this review, July 15, 2013
Hello Jennifer. Thank you so much for your warming review! We have spent a very pleasant evening with your company and it has been a great pleasure to receive you. I'm very happy to noticed that you have a good memories of your stay. All the best
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Dilsen-Stokkem, Belgium
2 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

It was a lovely Riad to stay. Every thing was taken care of. It is strange but true there is nothing I can say that was not good. We enjoyed everything. The hamam and scrub. Massage. The company of Erik, Didier. The food of Rajaa en Fatima Zahra and the big smile of Azziz. O sorry I nearly forget the king of the Riad WARID. A place I certainly recomend to our friends. We will go again.

Room Tip: We had the suite which was a lovely room.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Didieric, Propriétaire at Riad Houdou, responded to this review, June 6, 2013
It was a pleasure to meet your family. We have spent a lot of very pleasant evening in your company. And of course our little Wahid missed Yasmine! We hope to see you another time.
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Accra
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Throughout our holidays in Morocco we enjoyed many different accommodations amongst them a number of Riads in different cities. But without hesitation we can say that the Riad Houdou has been the most inviting, wonderful, inspirational place that we stayed at. It was as if being at home: An oasis in the heart of Marrakech's Medina and our hosts would be available for help whenever necessary. Fabulous!


Thank you! We'll be back - that is absolutely certain and a promise!

  • Stayed May 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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Didieric, Propriétaire at Riad Houdou, responded to this review, June 6, 2013
Hello Doris. It is an honor for us to know that you have enjoyed your stay in our riad. Thank you so much for this very warm and enthusiastic review. It will be a pleasure to see you again.
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Sydney
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

We have just returned from 4 nights in Marrakesh, what an experience with its bustling, energetic lifestyle! But thank goodness for Riad Houdou's calm and relaxing atmosphere. Didier and Eric could not have been more welcoming, they went out of their way to ensure we had everything we could need or want. The refurbishment has been done so well and the food was sublime, we high recommend staying here if you get the chance and you want the best experience in Morroco.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Didieric, Propriétaire at Riad Houdou, responded to this review, May 30, 2013
Thanks a lot for your kind review. It is an honor to read that for you, we are the best riad in Marrakech. We continue to do our best to keep this award!
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Aljezur, Portugal
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Our first trip to Marrakech and on arrival my wife and I hadn't slept for 24 hours, tense and not knowing what to expect we were greeted by the immaculate and elegant Eric and Didier who made us feel welcome and immediately at ease, during our three day stay they helped us at every turn, their willingness to answer questions and assist made us feel comfortable about asking more.

The interior design of this small romantic Riad is breathtaking, it's heart is Moroccan but there are other influences to be found. All that you see, touch and smell within is beautiful and interesting. The warmth, love and life experience not to mention hard work that went into the recently completed refurbishment (undertaken by Erik and Didier) is inspiring. The food is superb, breakfast hours flexible (we had ours at 11.30 one morning after an enjoyable evening with our hosts) the staff very well chosen, beds are extremely comfortable, and its well situated inside the Medina.
my wife and I enjoyed Marrakech a great deal and we are already planning our next trip, Neither of us would consider staying anywhere else but the Riad Houdou.

  • Stayed May 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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Didieric, Propriétaire at Riad Houdou, responded to this review, June 5, 2013
Hello Alastair. It was a real pleasure to receive you and Elena in the riad. I'm very touched by your review. We try to receive our guest as if they were friends, and it's very grateful to realize that you feel it. We hope to see you very soon.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

We arrived by car and got perfect directions. The Riad is completely refurbished last year and it shows, lovely rooms and common area's, a small pool and a roof terrace. Our suite was perfect for a family, spacious and cosy.The dinner provided is great and freshly made everyday. Ask for the local speciality, Tanger, which is simmered in te Hamman ovens over for 7 hours.
Didier was very helpful but never to much. Next time in Marrakech we will definitely stay inn Riad Houdou.

Room Tip: We had the suite, very spacious and 4 beds.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Didieric, Propriétaire at Riad Houdou, responded to this review, May 13, 2013
It was a pleasure to welcome you and your family. It is important for us to help you to discover somme specialities of Marrakech as the tanjia. i'm happy that you enjoyed this meal. We hope to see you and Wahid, the cat, missed sophie's caress!
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Address: 54 Derb el Hammam, el Moukef | Marrakech, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 1,126 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in historical quarters and typical of the medina of Marrakech, the ryad Houdou is a masonry of the XVIIe century, middle-class old property of a rich family astronomers. Associating traditional architecture and a contemporary furnishing, the decoration of the riad reflects Morocco and our personality. Living on the place, we want to give again all his direction with the concept of guest house. Here, you will discover expatriation all while feeling you as on your premise. ... more   less 
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