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Riad Houdou
54 Derb el Hammam, el Moukef, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #15 of 1,080 Marrakech B&B and Inns
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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“Perfect!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

All the staff was impeccable, always willing and looking sate all our desires. The friendliness of the owners of the riad, Didier and Eric, the delicious food prepared by Rajid and Aziz's contagious sympathy, made ​​our stay very enjoyable. The location of the riad, about 10 min walk to the Jemaa el Fna, was perfectly acceptable. Our way to the square and back to the riad was easy to find, after a first tour provided by Eric. If we ever return to Marrakesh, I will stay in this riad, no doubt.

  • Stayed September 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, September 25, 2013
Thank you very much Hugo to have chosen our riad for your first stay in Marrakech and for this so kind review. We know that, when we are not used to Marrakech, the medina can be difficult and that's why we always go with our guest on Jemaa El fna, to show the way.
It will be a pleasure to receive you again!
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Leuven, Belgium
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

We had a wonderfull stay in Riad Houdou. We were warmly welcomed by the owners. They gave us all the necessary information to plan our city trip in Marrakech, they even walked with us to the place Jemaa-el-Fnaa so that we won’t get lost. The breakfast was very good, the riad is beautiful, the owners and staff extremely friendly. Don’t hesitate to book this Riad!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 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, September 14, 2013
Thank you dear Sofie to have chosen our riad and for this very kind review. It was a pleasure to meet you and we are very happy that you enjoy your stay in Marrakech. If you want to come again it will be a pleasure to have you as guest.
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Service was super at this delightful riad. Even before we arrived, the owners had tracked our plane, realised that it had been diverted to Agadir because of a sandstorm, and rearranged the lovely evening meal to account for our late arrival. And the following day, we were escorted to the main square so that we could find our bearings in this complicated city.

The hotel was a true respite from the hubbub and, when we visited in August, the heat of the medina. As the temperature rose, we would return to the hotel to relax and read around the pool, ready for the evening's outing.

The rooms and the courtyard were beautifully decorated, more a home than a hotel. Breakfast was lovely, with home-cooked Moroccan food.

I'd thoroughly recommend staying at the Riad Houdou; the owners have created a tremendous riad and couldn't be more helpful.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Didieric, Propriétaire at Riad Houdou, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
Thank you, dear Vaughn, to have chosen our riad for your stay in Marrakech and for this great review! It was a pleasure to have you for our first birthday. I'm very happy to see that you were satisfied of your stay in our riad and I hope to have the pleasure to receive you another time.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

A fabulous riad in amidst the busy streets of the Medina.
The rooms are spotless and designed to a high spec. The bathrooms are beautiful and well-equipped. The whole riad exudes clean cut design against the more traditional features of a moroccan home.
The owners and staff are exceptionally helpful, friendly and only fools would miss an opportunity to stay here...I cannot recommend highly enough!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 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, August 16, 2013
Dear Françoise, thank you for this kind review. It was so great to meet you and the other girls and such a pleasure to find you during your 3 stop in Marrakech! We can still hear our enthusiasm and your laughing in the riad. To the pleasure to receive you for another trip in Morocco!
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Aljezur, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We visited after a friend recommended us for my boyfriends 50th. We arrived early in the morning with a warm welcome and unexpected gorgeous breakfast. After we went straight for a nap! On awakening we were guided to the square, also unexpected. We had splashed out and the room was beautiful, we didn't really want to leave it! It was brilliant to be able to head back to the calm and beautiful surroundings when the busy streets became to much for us. There we would re charge before we'd head out again. it was close enough to be able to do this easily.

I had noticed on the website (though it has now changed) that vegetarians were also welcome. As a vegetarian, I felt VERY welcome, which makes a refreshing change. The meal here was by far the best of my whole trip. (shame it was the first night. Next time I would leave it till the last!) Everyone else also survived with out the chicken! So maybe now it has been taken out of that option...?!

Everyone there, and the surroundings, made my boyfriends 50th one he'll never forget. Thank you!

  • 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, August 12, 2013
Hello Michelle! It was a pleasure to receive Johnny and you and we were very proud that you have choosen our riad for Johnny birthday.
In the riad Houdou, vegetarians are of course always welcome!
I hope to see you another time
Friendly regards
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

This a really beautiful place to stay in centre of Marrakech. The streets around are very typically Moroccan - exotic, busy, etc; and from the outside the Riad Houdou is almost indistinguishable from the houses around.

But inside it is wonderfully peaceful and beautifully designed. We only stayed for one night but immediately wanted to stay longer!

The hosts could not be more welcoming and helpful. The food was homemade and delicious.

Highly recommend.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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, July 31, 2013
hello Dan, Thank you very much for this nice review. Thank you to have chosen our riad for your stay in Marrakech, we hope to see you another time!
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We stayed with Didier and Eric for the last 2 nights of our visit to Marrakech. We were a group of 4 adults and 3 children and the riad was able to comfortably accommodate us all. We were given a very spacious and beautiful room with a large bed and 2 single beds and the second room with a large bed and 1 single bed. Our hosts made us feel welcome from the moment we stepped into their lovely home with homemade pastries and delicious mint tea. The dinner prepared by their cook was absolutely delicious, even my kids cleaned their plates! The location is a bit out of the way, but that didn't really bother us. There is a little plunge pool which our kids loved and kept them busy in the summer heat. I would highly recommend this riad!

  • Stayed July 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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Didieric, Propriétaire at Riad Houdou, responded to this review, July 30, 2013
Hello Deborah! Thank you for your review, it was a pleasure to receive you and your family. I hope that you are happy with all the souvenirs you have bought from Moroco. It's true that our little plunge is appreciate by the kids! Thanks for the cook, i will tell her. To the pleasure to meet you.
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Address: 54 Derb el Hammam, el Moukef, 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 #15 of 1,080 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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