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Riad Bledna

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#138 of 1,326 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
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Looking for a place to stay in Marrakech? Then look no further than Riad Bledna, a family-friendly bed and breakfast that brings the best of Marrakech to your doorstep.

The rooms offer air conditioning, and getting online is possible, as free internet access is available, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease.

Riad Bledna features a rooftop terrace. In addition, as a valued Riad Bledna guest, you can enjoy a pool and free breakfast that are available on-site. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

During your visit, be sure to check out a popular Marrakech seafood restaurants such as ChillOut Villa, which is a short distance from Riad Bledna.

Marrakech is also known for some great gardens, including Jardin Majorelle, Le Jardin Secret, and ANIMA Garden, which are not too far from Riad Bledna.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Riad Bledna as you experience everything Marrakech has to offer.

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dundada wrote a review Apr 2020
United Kingdom74 contributions10 helpful votes
I checked into Riad Bledna which is a B&B or a guesthouse in a suburb of Marrakech off of the Route d'Ouarzazate. You have to drive on a couple of short unpaved roads just to get to Riad Bledna though but it doesn't look deserted the way it sounds though. You drive on the main road past some nice fancy expensive hotel sites before reaching where Riad Bledna is such as The Oberoi hotel and the site of a huge resort they're in the middle of still building out there which will be called the Amelkis Resorts. The Riad Bledna is also not far from the area of Marrakech called Palmeraie which is filled with lots of land and which also has a number of fine four star and five star hotels including the Jnane Tamsna hotel. Riad Bledna has eight rooms - which all have their own en suite bathrooms - including a couple upstairs facing the back garden that have balconies but they haven't updated their information online on websites like the TripAdvisor website that still says that Riad Bledna has four rooms but anyway the owner whose name is Mohamed Nour eventually built on four other rooms. There are four members of staff working at Riad Bledna and one of them the helpful young man with the big smile on his face who is named Aziz greeted me and helped me with my luggage out of my flight transfer cab and he took my luggage out to my room which was one of the rooms behind the lovely center courtyard that has a window with a view of the pretty patio and back garden that has a large swimming pool in it. Riad Bledna also has a small parking space area for guests who are driving rental cars. I did like my room actually quite a bit and I like Riad Bledna's color schemes regarding its decor both inside and out but I'll be honest about certain things that surprised me though. Everything in my room looked OK except for what they what the little wicker chair by the closet was hiding which was a plug socket hanging out leaving a small hole in that wall near the floor and underneath the nice pink stone counter of the sink in my room's bathroom near the floor there was another larger hole where they should have finished putting a ventilation cover or whatever. It took me a little while to notice that especially because I was so tired when I first got into my room that I just went straight to sleep. The furniture, the window ledges, the closet and the floors weren't dusty at all however I did see a few little dust bunnies in the corners not far from the little bedside tables as though the staff had dusted and swept the floor but didn't pick up the last few dust bunnies and throw them out. That was weird because nothing else looked or felt dusty to the touch except for some reason the useful little bright lamp on the bedside table on my left in the bed which was handy in order to get up and use the bathroom in the night. For some reason they didn't pick up that little lamp to dust it down. I don't know why. But rest of the room was strangely OK and the only creatures that came in were the occasional moths. The closet in my room was a good size and it had a few shelves and a rail in it and it came with a padlock. I found the staff at Riad Bledna to be very trustworthy however because nothing was ever out of place when they came to clean my room. Laila was the lady who cleaned the rooms and who sometimes served the food but the young man Aziz served the food most of the time especially at breakfast time. The cook at Riad Bledna was a lovely quiet lady named Hanane I think (?) but I could be wrong and I feel bad about that. There was also the short older gentleman who worked outside on the grounds in the front garden, the back garden, the grove area where a number of different fruits and vegetables are grown by Riad Bledna and he cleans out the swimming pool which did look quite clean I must say but I have forgotten his name. Mohamed the owner of Riad Bledna speaks very good English however his staff didn’t speak English at all for the most part so they speak French, Arabic and a Berber language. The staff there are really nice but all I could do is speak to the using my very basic French. I have to say that all of the food at Riad Bledna is absolutely amazing. The food there is delicious, made from scratch and very authentic. Their cook is very good indeed. They eat off of the land at Riad Bledna including Riad Bledna's guests because they grow lemons, grapefruits, oranges, tomatoes, eggplants, zucchinis, squashes, quinces, etc that they serve everyday. The breakfast comes with the room and is light and traditional - almost like a North African twist on the very French continental breakfast. The breakfast is the typical round Moroccan bread, half of a grapefruit, soft cream cheese in triangles or squares wrapped up in foil, traditional Moroccan pancakes which sometimes look like crepes, sort of a thin almost 'roti' looking crepe or just like the American pancakes, homemade fruit jams or fruit preserves made of lemon and of strawberries or quinces, olive oil, butter and your choice of tea or coffee. The breakfasts are the same every day. Lunch and dinner at Riad Bledna is €10.00 Euros each and usually consist of a nice fresh salad or a homemade soup to start with, the main course and dessert is always a small selection of fresh fruit and wine with your meal is €12 Euros. Lunch and dinner changes every day. The food was very nice and very traditional. If you hang around inside the Riad Bledna anywhere just relaxing Aziz will offer you homemade lemonade a lot and I love lemonade. The lunches and dinners aren't always just the tagines either and there's no menu so you get whatever their kitchen has but the food is delicious. There are no menus at Riad Bledna at all so whatever the nice quiet cook makes for you in the kitchen is what you're eating in that place if you choose to eat there. So if anyone is a vegetarian, vegan or has food allergies and they choose to stay at Riad Bledna then they'd better email Mohamed straight away before paying for the accommodation out there just to find out if Riad Bledna can accommodate your needs regarding the food. By the way the coffee at Riad Bledna tasted awful I don't know where they got it from I only ordered the coffee there once at breakfast at Christmas Eve. However their tea tastes amazing and to be honest Morocco has more of a traditional tea serving culture anyway. I think that the flavor of tea that Riad Bledna served most of the time was the flavor that Moroccans call 'royal tea' – although I could be wrong - but a couple of times they’d served mint tea. I'm actually not a mint tea person but I love their 'royal tea'. I paid €495.00 Euros for a total of nine nights - not toward each night but for the total nine nights of my stay at Riad Bledna. You have to pay directly into Riad Bledna's bank account with a bank transfer as Riad Bledna is not on Expedia, Booking.com, etc Riad Bledna offers daily shuttle services to and from Marrakech – one during the morning and one during the evening - and if you're staying in there for three nights or more you receive flight transfers from and back to the airport. Mohamed the owner of Riad Bledna also has a tour guide company that has a website and he can take groups of any size - including solo travellers - on excursions absolutely anywhere in Morocco that they'd wish to go to including the Western Sahara desert and his tour excursion customers don't have to be guests at Riad Bledna either. But you can ask him about any excursions that you'd like to plan before getting to Riad Bledna and while you're actually there. Riad Bledna is a good choice for those who want tours to places outside of Marrakech because Mohamed can help you by arranging such tours and may even guide them for you. If you want to go to areas further out such as the Western Sahara or Chefchaouen then it would be better to contact Mohamed and arrange for that kind of tour before you fly out there. I used Mohamed’s tour guide services to go to the Agafay Desert and to the Ouzoud Cascade waterfalls and things worked out very well for me regarding those tours. I recommend the Riad Bledna for people who want just want to relax in a very quiet place because it literally gets as silent as the grave out there sometimes and Riad Bledna does accept children for those people who do have children because it has lovely front and back gardens for children to run around through. I do wish that I had chosen to stay in one of the lovely riads in the Medina area of Marrakech though looking back but only because that trip was the first time that I'd ever been to Marrakech and if I'd stayed in one of the riads in the Medina area I could have easily walked around to see most of the city's museums, galleries, palaces, souks, restaurants, etc either on foot at any time of the day or by taking the bus or a cab if necessary. At Riad Bledna I had to use their shuttle service to go into the town which was at one time in the morning and one time in the evening. But again Riad Bledna’s location is very good if you’ve already planned on driving around and seeing other parts of Morocco outside of Marrakech as it’s not far at all from the main roads that lead to other areas.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Thami B wrote a review Jan 2019
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If you’re looking for a peaceful and quiet place to stay, that’s one of the best places you could choose. - Staff is remarkably gentle and helpful - Food is great - The riad and rooms are clean - The owner can arrange for a bunch of activities for groups (4x4 balads, etc...)
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Aurelia S wrote a review Sep 2018
Neuchâtel, Switzerland45 contributions10 helpful votes
We stayed at Riad Bledna for 4 nights toward the end of a two-week trip in Morocco. We immediately felt at home there. The villa is beautiful and spacious, with a nice garden and swimming pool. The rooms are very comfortable and clean. The pool is very large and well kept. The Riad offers food for lunch and dinner for a good price. Breakfast is included. The food is delicious and varied. Even after two weeks in the country, we discovered new Moroccan dishes there. In the evening, we often ate with other guests and sometimes also with the owner of the villa, Mohamed. Mohamed is also a guide for Inside Morocco Tours, which makes it very easy to organise trips from the villa. For example, Mohamed accompanied us on a day drip to Essaouira while we were there. He is also able to organise pick up and drop off from/to the airport (or elsewhere) if necessary. The staff (Youssef, Rita and Leïla) are lovely, extremely welcoming and accommodating! We would highly recommend this place if you’re looking for somewhere restful only a short drive away from Marrakesh.
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Marcello M wrote a review Jun 2018
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If you want to visit Morocco in a proper way, you should start from Riad Bledna. The place is heaven, far from Marrakech chaos with a swimming pool and a cuisine mainly based on the products of the Riad's garden. Furthermore, Mohamed, the owner, is a mountain guide and he can help you about your trip schedule and/or he can guide you through lovely excursions around all over Morocco (desert included)! In our case, he helped us to organize in a perfect way our trip trough Morocco. And during all our trip he's always been ready to help us, even when we were with our car very far from the Riad. So, if you want to stay in a heavenly and relaxing place and be supported by a professional and wise man, don't miss Riad Bledna
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Date of stay: May 2018
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Suzan Z wrote a review Jun 2018
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After the hassle and bustle of the souks and cities, Riad Bledna is an oasis of peace and comfort. From the sparkling pool surrounded by lemon trees and oleander, to the courtyard blooming with roses, to the spacious rooms decorated in jewel tones, to the excellent food served at both lunch and dinner, this is a true find in a country of beautiful riads and charming inns. Mohammed Nour was the perfect host attending to every detail of our stay, ferrying us back and forth into Marrakesh, and taking us off-road on the the day trip of a lifetime deep into the desert and high into the Atlas Mountains. An incredible value for environment, food, and hospitality of the highest quality.
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Date of stay: May 2018
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Frequently Asked Questions about Riad Bledna
Which popular attractions are close to Riad Bledna?
Nearby attractions include Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden (4.4 miles) and MACAAL (4.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Riad Bledna?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Riad Bledna?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Riad Bledna?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Riad Bledna?
Conveniently located restaurants include Manzil la Tortue, Mes'Lalla, and Le 19.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Riad Bledna?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Riad Bledna have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Riad Bledna offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Riad Bledna?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Palácio da Bahia (6.7 miles), Medina of Marrakesh (7.0 miles), and Aromatimri (6.9 miles).