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Riad Houdou
54 Derb el Hammam, el Moukef, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #16 of 1,040 Marrakech B&B and Inns
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“All perfect!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Well located, very confortable, perfectly decorated, very tasty breakfast and dinner, warming and careful hosts, same for employees. It's the right place to be after a city or mountain/desert tour. I sincerely recommend!

  • 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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Didieric, Propriétaire at Riad Houdou, responded to this review, October 31, 2013
Dear Rui, thank you to have chosen our riad for your Marrakech stay. And thanks for this review! I hope to have the pleasure to receive you!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Just came back after spending 5 days at Riad Houdu, and I could have not wished for a better choice for our "couple trip" organized to celebrate my wife 40th B'Day.
The Riad is few minutes walk from the Medina, it has been recently renovated and sports great decor throughout, thanks to the good taste of the new owners, Didier and Eric.
Each room is furnished according to a theme (we stayed in the "teiere"), which adds a lot of character and uniqueness to the place. We had dinner at the Riad twice: the food was great, the service and preparation impeccable.
On our last night, since it was my wife B'Day, Didier and Eric organized for a musician to play during the evening, took care of arranging a surprise cake on my behalf, and were so nice to buy her a present. Really unexpected, thoughtful and super appreciated touch.
Didier and Eric are by far the best hosts we came across in 20 years of travelling across the world. They are super nice, friendly and will take care of you and any need you might have as if it were their only mission in life. They clearly put a lot of passion in their job, making you feel at ease and pampered throughout your stay.
Didier, Eric, thx again for the fantastic experience you gave us.

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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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Didieric, Propriétaire at Riad Houdou, responded to this review, October 17, 2013
Thank you dear luca for this so warm review! We were very happy and proud that you have chosen our place for Lara's birthday. i'm very happy to read that you have enjoyed our welcome. Maybe, I hope, we will receive you another time!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We have just returned from a 5 night stay at Riad Houdou and would highly recommend this lovely Riad in the heart of the Medina. Didier and Eric were fantastic hosts, nothing is ever too much for them. The Riad itself is beautiful with lots of little details making it very special indeed. We stayed in the Tajine room which was lovely, with a little balcony over the pool and lots of privacy. Would highly recommend the trip to the Atlas Mountains with Ali as well. Thank you for such a fantastic stay and for making Danny's bday so special (breakfast in bed, petals on bed and a lovely little present). We hope to return one day, but in the meantime will definitely recommend.

Room Tip: Tajine room really lovely with private balcony over the pool and even a chandelier in the bathroom!
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Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Didieric, Propriétaire at Riad Houdou, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
Dear Alana. Thank you to have chosen our riad and for your kind review. It was a pleasure for us to make Dany birthday and I'm happy to read that he has enjoyed it! We hope to have the pleasure to receive you another time!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

We absolutely loved our stay in Riad Houdou, we ate their every evening as it was easy because we where traveling with a baby, but the food was so good! I Would recommend it anyway!
It really was an oasis of peace in the medina and after the hustle and bustle of the city we loved coming back to the riad.
Didier, Eric, Rajaa, Aziz, Fatima and all others thank you for the lovely time we had staying in Marrakech! Will definitly recommend and hopefully be back one day!

  • Stayed October 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
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Didieric, Propriétaire at Riad Houdou, responded to this review, October 11, 2013
Thank you so much for this kind review and to have chosen our riad for your stay in Marrakech. We have spend very good time with the all of you and we hope to have the pleasure to receive you another time!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We had a lovely holiday in Marrakech largely due to this wonderful Riad. In the Centre of Medina with all its hustle and bustle the Houdou really is a haven. Didier and Eric really enjoy running the Riad and nothing is too much trouble for them. The food was excellent (whereas the food in Fina Square was very disappointing - get them in and ignore them seemed to be the idea- treating tourist with real disdain). The attention to detail in the Riad is amazing and there are quirky and distinctive touches everywhere. We also had a massage which was very relaxing.

Its reputation is well deserved and we hope to return one day.

  • Stayed September 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, October 9, 2013
Hello Billie! Thank you for this review and to have chosen us for your first stay in Marrakech. I'm very touch to read that you have enjoyed your stay in our place. I hope that we will have the pleasure to receive you another time!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Right from the moment you arrive till the moment you reluctantly depart, there is nothing that is too much trouble for Didier and Eric and the amazing team. The Riad is removed from the rest of the tourist area and this is part of its charm. It definitely helps give you the genuine Marrakesh experience. Without exception, every meal was fantastic and the guys are a great source of knowledge of what to do and see during your visit. Aziz is unobtrusively on hand for anything you might need and by the time you leave, it will feel like home. If you get the chance, do the trip with Ali into the Atlas mountains. Like everything else, it was... faultless.

  • Stayed September 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, September 27, 2013
Thank you, Gus, for this very warm review. It was a pleasure to meet you and we will remember of your stay. I say to Ali that you have enjoy the excursion in Amizmiz. I hope to have the pleasure to receive you another time!
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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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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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 1,040 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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