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Riad Ida Ou Balou

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Coimbra, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

Riad Ida Ou Balou was one of my favorite parts of Marrakech. It is in the northern Medina, in a very authentic, bustling neighborhood, but none of the noise from outside can be heard within the solid walls of the riad. Jean Pierre, the owner, was incredibly kind, helpful and wonderful to talk to. He gave us many great recommendations... More 

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Coimbra, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

We stayed in several ryads while in Morocco, and this one was the best of them all. From the moment you step through the door, you know you're someplace special. John Pierre is wonderful, the perfect host, and makes you feel right at home. His right hand man, Borhim, is equally attentive, and both are gracious, full of good humor,... More 

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United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Great ! Friendly staff, extremly helpful, I recommend this place very highly! Would come back again and again, very good service! we really enjoyed our stay, thank you very much. We will always remember our stay in your lovely hotel.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We stayed here only for one night at the end of April as a couple. As we arrived we have been served with a typical Maroccan mint tea. The french owner is very helpful and friendly. He supplied as with a map, so it was easier to get around the city (We would have been lost without it). He also... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

First time in Morocco, and pretty much found this place by reading reviews- and it was great! We got an airport transfer which made the whole thing very easy (although €19 seemed a little pricey for a 20 min trip, but it was around 10:30pm so we figured for the convenience it was worth it). A lovely greeting with tea... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

First time in Morocco so it was pot luck when booking but we struck lucky. The riad is small just 4 bedrooms but this means it does not get noisy - three bedrooms face into the internal courtyard and one has a window onto the street. I was only woken once during the whole week by the muezzin at the... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I was in few Medinas in Marrocos and the Riad Ida Ou Balou has the best one in my opinion. The bedroom was quite good with a shower and air condition. The breakfast was good and they offer mint tea in the arrive.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We were a group of 6 and we booked 3 of the riad's rooms: 2 twins and 1 double. each room featured ac, tv and a bathroom. beds were comfortable, with fresh linen. yes, for morocco this needs to be mentioned. rooms are decorated in moroccan style and were quite spacious compared to riads in fez, however not that large... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

My wife and I stay at this riad every time we visit Marrakech on our to/from Casablanca visiting family. The staff are always helpful and friendly and Jean-Pierre, the owner, is a wonderful character. We are always made to feel welcome and nothing is ever too much trouble. The rooms are comfortable and clean and if you want a quick... More 

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Additional Information about Riad Ida Ou Balou

Address: 127, rue Bab Taghzout | Medina, Marrakech, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Price Range: $32 - $37 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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