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“Peaceful and beautiful retreat in the heart of Marrakech” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Riad Bayti Marrakech

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Riad Bayti Marrakech
35 Derb Saka, Bab Mellah, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #187 of 1,043 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Nuremberg, Germany
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“Peaceful and beautiful retreat in the heart of Marrakech”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

From the moment we set foot in Riad Bayti we could tell it was going to be the perfect place for our stay in Marrakech. The décor was beautiful, the rooms were clean and the service was great! With all the craziness going on in the Medina, Riad Bayti was a perfect escape when we were ready to relax after a long day of sightseeing.

I also want to make a special mention of the Riad manager, Redouan. He was absolutey incredible and was constantly working hard to ensure all the guests at the Riad enjoyed their stay and were equipped with the details they needed to enjoy and navigate Marrakech. I can truly say our experience was so good during our stay because of his efforts and friendliness.

Our one disappointment was that although we booked rooms 3 months prior to our stay, they were overbooked for our last night there and we had to move to another place nearby (Dar Beija). They made up for this by offering a royal couscous meal for our entire group of 6 which was made and served at the Riad and was my favorite meal of the whole trip, delicious! Although they did what they could we would have preferred to stay at Riad Bayti the entire time as we had originally planned. From other reviewers, I can see they also had this problem and I think it would be in Riad Bayti's best interest to stop overbooking as this seems to be a trend. For travelers who like to plan in advance and ensure they are happy with their accommodations, this is an unwelcome change in their travel itinerary.

Had we been able to stay at Riad Bayti for the duration of our stay in Marrakech as planned I would have easily given 5 stars but because of this change and the fact that this has happened to several others in the past couple months, I am giving 4 stars.

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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jean christophe C, Propriétaire at Riad Bayti Marrakech, responded to this review, May 18, 2013
HEllo, Thank you for your review and your 4 stars. We know thatt the overbooking of the riad is difficult but we are very happy because you enjoyed your trip with us. You took some great picture as we can see.
See you soon maybe,
JC CHEVALLIER
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Riad Bayti is a very nice place in the heart of Mellah (old jewisch quarter). A little bit hard to find and a (for us Belgians) poor looking neighborhood. But once inside the riad you enter a peacefull and very charming atmosphere. The "hotel manager" Redouan is really helpfull and gives a lot of tips for discovering Marakech.

We booked for 5 nights but our 2 latest nights the hotel was overbooked, this was a disappointment... But both owner and manager did their best to solve this, we got a free meal and they arranged another also nice riad (Dar Beija) for our last 2 nights.

best regards,
Joris & Annelies

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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jean christophe C, Propriétaire at Riad Bayti Marrakech, responded to this review, May 18, 2013
Thanks for your review. I know that it's difficult when we are overbooked but w try to do our best.
Hope to see you again,
JC CHEVALLIER
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Madrid, Spain
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

I can`t recommend this hotel because we asked for a quiet room and we couldn´t sleep because there was a cock disturbing from 4 PM. Also the hotel sent us a mail offering a transfer from the airport and we reply it asking for information about how to reach the hotel by car, but we didn´t get any reply. Finally our last day, they began to clean the room before the check out hour with all our stuff inside. For all this our experience in this hotel is not good at all.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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jean christophe C, Propriétaire at Riad Bayti Marrakech, responded to this review, April 8, 2013
I'm sorry you spent mauvias stay at the riad, but it is true that the neighbor's rooster is a bit noisy
we apologize for the problems encountered in the riad which seems small compared to your score on the riad and ungrateful for the staff who always do its utmost to ensure that customers spend a pleasant stay
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Newport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Riad Bayti is a gem in the slightly chaotic town of Marrakech. As soon as you walk through the doors of the impressive and historic building you are greeted by a sense of calm. The hotel manager, Reduane, is absolutely wonderful! He works extremely hard at the Riad to provide an outstanding service, making his guests feeling completely at ease.
The location of this Riad is also wonderful! Tucked away in the spice quarter, with its intriguing smells of herbs, teas and spices, is this wonderful hotel. You can walk to the main square within 10 mins and get a taxi or a horse and carriage just around the corner.

A wonderful and very memorable stay- Thank you!

  • Stayed March 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, April 8, 2013
Thank you very muhSamantha for your review. I hope to see you again in the Riad for a other trip in Marrakech because i' sure that you have a lot f thing to see and to discover !

Jean chrisopthe CHEVALLIER
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

A beautiful and stylish riad in the heart of Marrakech. Redouin was so helpful and made our stay so easy. As mentioned by other guests, the food in the evening is rather bland and overpriced. It would have been nice to eat in the riad while our 4 year old slept. Other than that, it was perfect.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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 yu Rachel for your review, you got all the advices from Redouane in order to have a very nice trip in Marrakech .
Hope to see you soon,
Jean-christophe
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Warwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

I cannot recommend this riad enough. Really great location in the spice market, which means you feel close to the action but inside it is incredibly peaceful. Close to all the main attractions, with some fantastic restaurants nearby, only a 10 minute walk to Jemma el Fna through streets full of shops and stalls; it couldn't be better. The riad itself was magical, very well kept, well furnished and exceptional value for money. The staff, in particular the manager Redouane, were very accomodating and went above and beyond to attend to our every need and more. He gave us tips for the souks, haggling and where to buy things like good value spices, which proved invaluable seeing as it was our first visit to Marrakesh. He was always welcoming, warm and friendly and has a clear passion for his job.The food was delicious, both the breakfasts and evening meal we had, which were freshly prepared. We felt right at home. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Riad Bayti as a fantastic and well valued place to stay. My boyfriend and I will be back again on our next visit.

  • 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 lauren, i guess that your first trip in Marrakech was unforgetable and i hope that you would like to come back in our Riad. We try to give you the bests advices in order to go in the differents famous places. Redouane is also a good cooker as you saw .

Jean-Christophe
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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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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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