This was our 4th visit to Marrakech and the Riad Al Badia is the best place we have stayed in while visiting this vibrant city. We would love to return to Riad Al Badia one day.
As everyone else has said this is a really nice riad (traditional house) with six great modernised guest rooms. They have a very comfortable lounge area with a small decorative pool with settees round where you can relax and chill out if the weather is not good enough to enjoy the sun on the roof terrace.
What really makes the riad stand out is the staff - Samira (the cook), Amal, Hanane, Adil (housekeeping), Bouchra (night manager), Fath-Allah (Riad Manager) & Laurent. They are all extremely helpful, friendly and always smiling. The service the provide guests is excellent and they provided a few special treats, including some lovely home made almond cake, to my partner on her birthday as well as decorating our bed in rose petals.
The breakfasts include freshly squeezed orange juice, crepes, pastries, home made jams, yogurt. What more could you want to start the day. Also the staff went out of their way to make sure breakfast was available for those who didn’t rise until late mid morning.
The riad is about 10-12 minutes walk from Jamaa el Fna Square, just behind the Royal Palace on Rue Berrima and about 5 minutes walk from Place des Ferblantiers.
As the riad is a traditional Moroccan house there are some things to bear in mind. You are close to Berrima Mosque so you will hear the call to prayer early in the morning plus the neighbourhood cockerel starts crowing quite early.
The very busy road from Place des Ferblantiers back to the riad does not have pavements so you have to be slightly careful. There have also been some recent instances of bag snatching in Marrakech so you do need to be aware and don’t have personal items on display which could easily be snatched.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Riad Al Badia is located in the southern part of the Medina, in the district of Berrima, the district of the storks and the palaces. Riad Al Badia offers six rooms of three different categories, a lounge, a dining room, a patio with refreshing bassin -swimming pool and two terraces. Riad Al Badia offers a Moroccan experience through its hospitality, the opportunity to discover our oriental culture, our traditional and fresh home-made Moroccan cuisine at «La Table Al Badia» but also the traditional Moroccan materials, such as bejmat, zellij or tadelakt used in the decoration of Riad Al Badia and finally, we do provide a daily assistance to let you apprehend Marrakech and Southern of Morocco. Staying at Riad Al Badia is to discover and to experience the genuine Morocco where the "Tailor-Made" service is our daily philosophy. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riad Al Badia Hotel Marrakech