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“Perfect riad near spice market and Bahia palace” 5 of 5 stars
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Riad Bayti Marrakech
35 Derb Saka, Bab Mellah, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #181 of 1,070 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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“Perfect riad near spice market and Bahia palace”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

A very well maintained riad with great staff. We felt immediately at home in this quiet place.
Nice room, good wifi (although sometimes switched off at night), good breakfast.
A 10 minutes walk from Jemma el Fna in a pretty dark alley off the spice market near the Mellah (Jewish Quarter) and Place de Ferblantiers where you can pick up a taxi.
The Bahia palace is 2 minutes away, don't miss it.
You can find the remaining synagogue and Jewish cemetary nearby.
Highly recommended, I will certainly visit this place again.
Oh, did I mention the wonderfull staff ?

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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jean christophe C, Propriétaire at Riad Bayti Marrakech, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
Thank you very much for all these good things. You visited a lot of places and you have lot of experiences so your review is very iportant for us.
We hope to see you again in the Riad.
Jean-Christophe
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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UK
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

This was a brilliant place to stay- fantastic rooms, lovely breakfasts and staff that could not do more for you. I would highly recommend this calm, beautiful oasis which is a great contrast to the centre of Marrakech.

  • Stayed February 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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jean christophe C, Propriétaire at Riad Bayti Marrakech, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
Thank you Carly for your review, we are happy that you enjoyed your trip inside our Riad.
Hope to see you again in Marrakech.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Bit scary going through the Spice markets and down alleys to begin with, but once inside, a lovely, friendly Riad. Once we knew our way around, felt quite safe and fairly central, and close to taxis, palaces etc. Redouane, the manager, just couldn't do enough for us, tea, cakes, wine, where and whenever, always served with "great pleasure", he exudes charm, clearly loves his job and is very good at looking after his guests!. He went through all the places we should visit and would arrange guides, taxis etc and gave advice on how to bargain in the souks. We had junior suites which were lovely although rather cold and quite dark, plenty hot water in the morning but not really enough for a shower in the evening. We had dinner in the Riad a couple of times, which was cooked specially for us, it was good if a little bland, were rather hoping, in the middle of the spice market, we might get something more spicy. It got very cold in the evenings and we had to put extra jumpers on for dinner as they seemed reluctant to put the heaters on (indoors in February) so too cold to sit on the sofas and read so we ended up going to bed straight after dinner! All areas very clean and smelt wonderful, apart from my room which didn't smell very nice! Pretty pool but felt it wasn't for use! Lots of comfortable sofas but a bit too cold to sit around but lots of lovely Moroccan lamps. Plenty of breakfast, freshly squeezed orange juice and fresh bread and pancakes. Overall, very good value and very friendly, very clean and you sort of felt you had made friends! Would recommend and go again, but take warm clothes in winter!

Room Tip: My room with a sort of 4 poster was rather dark and smelt quite strongly of the drains. Comfortable...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 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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jean christophe C, Propriétaire at Riad Bayti Marrakech, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
I hope the cold nights of Marrakech you have not too bothered in your stay; I am sharing your message Redouane was very happy.
These tips come from the heart for our guests discover the city and country in very good conditions
Thank you for this post filled with sincerit
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

Its down a rather dark insulubrious alley in the Spice market, so not for the nervous, but inside full of very friendly staff- most odf whom speak only French, but some Spanish or English (Redouane)
Very centrally placed, and near taxis etc
As in other reviews, the rooms are nice but not v luxurious, plenty of hot water in the morning, but maybe less so later - and no overheard showers
Radouane seems to manage it and is extremely helpful, providing breakfast, pastries, wine etc on request
Only grip was that in February it was very cold inside, and took several heavy hints before they lit a patio heater (which ran out of gas). We ate several meals wearing all out clothes, and certainly wasnt comfy to sit around reading (without a blanket)
The 2 dinners we had were OK, would have preferred more spicy flavours (which seemed to surprise them)
Bedrooms also cold so were glad of the extra duvet, but difficult to dry towels over night
And the pool is definitely ornamental - would have felt v self conscious jumoing in it

Room Tip: the junior suites are nice, room with 4 poster was a little smelly (drains), Red room was lovely but...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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jean christophe C, Propriétaire at Riad Bayti Marrakech, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
Thank you for leaving a notice on our riad especially from someone like you.
It is true that the nights are cool to Marrakech and since we baché the patio it is better
Thank you to you from all the staff
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

A lovely Riad within the spice market south of the Jemaa al Fna. Not the easiest to find initially but the welcome was very warm and we were given good instructions on how to reach all the local sites (easy enough once you have your bearings). One of the staff, Redouane, was especially helpful and his joie de vivre is very infectious. The French owner of the Riad was there at the same time and was equally welcoming. The Riad itself has a lovely courtyard with a plunge pool, and a nice terrace. The other reviews aren't wrong when they call this an oasis within the buzz of Marrakech. I would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed November 2012, 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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jean christophe C, Propriétaire at Riad Bayti Marrakech, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Thank you for this very nice comment makes me very happy and very pleased to make the whole team
the riad is really very well placed for guests to move it all the monuments of marrakech walking
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

wonderful little riad, an oasis in the middle of the suk. And the stuff is so nice and helpful, they do everything to make you feel at home and are very helpful if you want to book dinner, a daytrip, a weekly trip, a car or whatever you need! Its not a fancy chic 5star place, but a very lovable, beautiful one, like at home.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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jean christophe C, Propriétaire at Riad Bayti Marrakech, responded to this review, December 5, 2012
thank you for this comment that made me very happy and will also please the staff who work at the riad and is very present for guests to make their stay the best place
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dublin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Stayed in this quite and beautiful riad in October with a friend. The riad is situated in a narrow alleyway within the spice market. Although a busy area but the people are very friendly & welcoming & we felt very safe even coming back at the end of every night. The area is great if you need to get back and from the middle of town and near the tourist sites. The rooms are stunning, clean, the beds comfy and beautifully furnished. Redoune the manager & his team catered to our every need, serving our meals in the terrace, catering to our requests & doing it all with a big smile. We asked Redoune too many questions about the town and he was more than happy to give us all his recommendations.
The hotel is good value for money and a nice place to come back to at the end of an exhausting day navigating the madness of Marrakesh souks, we would be more than happy to come back again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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jean christophe C, Propriétaire at Riad Bayti Marrakech, responded to this review, November 22, 2012
Hello
Redouane the riad manager does everything for breakfast that are satisfied with their stay at Riad BAYTI
They provide all their information and trick to discover Marrakech in good conditions
The kitchen is always the same service to make good food
Greetings and thank you for the comment that the team will be pleased to
Jean Christophe
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Address: 35 Derb Saka, Bab Mellah, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #181 of 1,070 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
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Number of rooms: 8
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