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Angsana Riads Collection Morocco - Riad Bab Firdaus
Ranked #560 of 1,165 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Reviewed July 27, 2012

While in Marrakech, don't stay at a major chain hotel - there are beautiful Riads to be experienced. The basic amenities are all there (except for TV) even for the business traveler. WiFi is omnipresent and free.

Riad Bab Firdaus is one of 6 Riads in the Angsana collection. Not having stayed in a Riad before, I wasn't sure what to expect - but the decor's beautiful, it's clean and quiet, the hosts are friendly and hospitable, and the free breakfast makes a good start to the day. While you are there, make sure to avail yourself of the Spa on the premises for a Moroccan hammam - every inch of your skin will be scrubbed red and raw and you will be tingling from head to foot for the next couple of hours.

These Riads in the Medina (old city) can be impossible to find - so make sure that you arrange with the hotel for a pick-up at the airport.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled solo
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BTGroup, Hotel Manager at Angsana Riads Collection Morocco - Riad Bab Firdaus, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2012

Dear fidelityman,

Thank you for choosing Angsana Riads Collection, a member of Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts, for your visits to Marrakech. Our entire team is deeply committed to offering you, our guest, a memorable experience so it is truly our pleasure to read that we continue to meet the high standard you have come to expect.

We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Best regards,

Karim Irrgang
Hotel Manager

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Reviewed July 17, 2012

Stayed here with friends in 2 luxury suites - absolutely gorgeous. Riad is in fantastic location and staff really friendly and helpful. Excellent breakfast and delicious meals. Loved the roof terrace and the elegant desisn of the rooms & public areas with antiques and comfortable areas. Fantastic quality and a good price. We checked out lots of riads nearby (planning to return in the winter months) and Bab Firdaus was by far the best. Loved it.

Room Tip: All the rooms are beautiful but any of the suites are just that extra bit special.
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  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with friends
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BTGroup, General Manager at Angsana Riads Collection Morocco - Riad Bab Firdaus, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2012

Dear TravellerAbuDhabi,

Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Angsana Riads Collection for your visit to Marrakech. We greatly appreciate your kind words regarding our team here, the hotel's location and the elegant atmosphere. We are further grateful for you taking the time to share your view with the travelling community.

We hope to welcome you back for another visit soon.

Regards,

Karim Irrgang
Hotel Manager

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Reviewed July 9, 2012

The hotel is beautiful (with authentic Moroccan design) & the location is great. But above all, the staff is excellent. Chadia, at the front desk of Riad Bab Firdaus, went out of her way to make sure we had a good stay. She helped us with recommendations, answered the cell phone the hotel gave us even late in the evening, and even helped us with our luggage all the way till the taxi stand. We also booked airport pickup & other transportation thru the hotel & it was all very punctual.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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BTGroup, General Manager at Angsana Riads Collection Morocco - Riad Bab Firdaus, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2012

Dear Praskrish,

Thank you very much for your kind feedback! I am delighted you had a nice stay, and pleased that the staff met your expectation. Should you need a new booking please do not hesitate to contact me directly at karim.irrgang@angsana.com

We all are looking forward to welcoming you back!

Warm Regards,

Karim Irrgang
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Reviewed June 28, 2012

We had a lively time in Marrakech due in large part to the staff at Riad Bab Firdhaus. They were incredibly helpful! They helped arranges cars, made dinner reservations and gave us accurate and efficient directions to wherever we needed to go. Chadia and Abderrahim (aka Cous Cous), in particular, went above and beyond to help us. We happened upon Abderrahim in the alley on our way out, on his day off, and he realized we were confused and helped us arrange a taxi. It is difficult to find comparable service. Absolutely fabulous!

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Management response:Responded July 2, 2012

Dear ajfernando,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at the Angsana Riads Collection. It was a pleasure to look after you and I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us.
Should you be coming to Marrakech again please feel free to contact me directly, I would be more than happy to look after your booking for you.

Kind Regards

Karim Irrgang
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Reviewed June 26, 2012

Just came home from a lovely time at Riad Bab Firdaus. Our rooms were beautiful! Every attention to detail was considered. The staff were excellent, especailly the front desk gentleman, Cous Cous. They helped us make dinner reservations, hire transportation etc. Delightful staff. A truly authentic Morrocan Riad with upscale furnishings.

Room Tip: go for the delux/superior rooms. Its worth it!
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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Management response:Responded July 2, 2012

Dear 777loves2travel777,

Thank you for staying with us recently and for your valuable feedback regarding your stay.
We are delighted you felt everything was perfect. This is the Angsana Riads Collection spirit. Should you need a new booking please do not hesitate to contact me directly at karim.irrgang@angsana.com

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Karim Irrgang
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Reviewed May 30, 2012

My wife and I stayed for 4 nights at Riad Bab Firdause and thoroughly enjoyed it. We wanted something traditional and this is a lovely Riad in the middle of the Medina. We booked an airport pick up and the driver was waiting for us as we came through arrivals. After a long flight, reliability is very welcome. The Riad itself is charming and whilst breakfast was served in a nearby Riad, two minutes walk away, this was also a charming visit to one of their sister locations. The roof terrace is good for relaxing and as we had a late flight on our last day, the hotel kindly let us keep the room until our departure - this is service to admire.

Room Tip: Ask for a room overlooking the central courtyard
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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 27, 2012

A real oasis away from the hustle and bustle of Marrakech. Small and intimate, it felt like a second home. Service was impeccable and non intrusive, our room was cleaned twice a day, and staff couldn't do enough for us. If you're after a small, quiet and beautiful place then this is perfect........we can't recommend it highly enough.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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BTGroup, Manager at Angsana Riads Collection Morocco - Riad Bab Firdaus, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2012

Dear Wubblejubble,

On behalf of the management and staff at Angsana Riads Collection I would like to thank you for taking the time to post your review and share your experiences with others.
I am delighted that you found our services staff and facilities during your stay to be of such a high standard and I hope we can continue to exceed your expectations.
I do hope to welcome you back soon to one of our Angsana Riads.

Best regards,

Karim Irrgang
Hotel Manager

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Additional Information about Angsana Riads Collection Morocco - Riad Bab Firdaus

Address: N. 57 -58 Rue de la Bahia | Riad Zitoun Jdid Medina | Medina of Marrakech, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #560 of 1,165 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range: $105 - $243 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Angsana Riads Collection Morocco - Riad Bab Firdaus 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The name which means "gateway to heaven" conjures up a sense of magic, and you will see why when you arrive. Beautifully restored, this seven-room riad is filled with traditional artifacts, hand-woven carpets and custom-made furniture. After a day of sightseeing, indulge yourself in a luxurious massage at the Oriental Spa. ... more   less 
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