We stayed at the Al Badia in late Feb for 5 nights and would highly recommend a stay here. It’s a good idea to arrange with Laurent (the owner) via email for a private car taxi from the airport – we were driven almost to the riad and then our cases were carried the 100 metres or so to the door. The riad is situateda short walk down a dusty alleyway but this works in its favour being away from the noise of the street – as soon as you enter the door as if by magic the street noise disappears. The staff are brilliant, Bousta the manager is always there to help with advice and directions and the rest of the team are always there to help and always with a friendly smile. We ate there on the first night due to a late flight and Samira’s cooking was delicious.
Breakfast on the terrace was a lovely way to start the day – fresh breads, coffee and orange juice in the warming sun – perfect!
Our room was a junior suite – good size, tastefully decorated and the bed was comfortable – we slept well every night although that may have something to do with walking down every souk in Marrakech ! Throughout the décor is beautifully simple and tasteful. Huge wet-room style shower with lots of hot water and luxurious bathrobes too!
Location - The riad is at the southern end of the Medina, about 50 metres down a narrow alleyway from the main street – do not be put off by this - it makes for a very quiet location and we never felt unsafe getting to / from the door. It is 5 minutes walk to the nearest small square (Place des Ferblantiers) and then only 10 minutes more to the main Jemaa square. The Riad is also quite near to many of the old palaces and the Kasbah area – so in my view perfectly located.
Our 5 days in Marrakech was fantastic – it is an amazing experience and when we go again we will stay at the Al Badia – I think Lauren summed it up when he said ‘this is your home … ‘ - the staff could not have looked after us any better and we look forward to staying there again soon.
- 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