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“An Oasis in the crazy Medina” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Riad Al Badia

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Riad Al Badia
Ranked #17 of 505 Hotels in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“An Oasis in the crazy Medina”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Amazing Riad, since the moment we walk in until we left it was perfect.
All the staff and service is 5 stars. The food is good, very quiet and relax. The top terrace has an amazing view. I will definitely recommend to everyone.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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4 Thank Marisa M
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Laurent O, Gérant at Riad Al Badia, responded to this review, April 22, 2014
Dear Madam,
The all team join me to thank you for your stay at Riad Al Badia, it has been a pleasure for us to receive you these few days and we all hope that we will be able to see you again soon to keep on discovering Marrakech and our culture. Thank you to both of you. Take good care of you.
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

If you are looking for a Riad experience in Marrakech within the Medina itself, this is it! The Riad was a peaceful haven after the hustle and bustle of touring the narrow streets, Soukhs and squares of Marrakech. All the main attractions in the Medina are within 15-20 minutes walking distance. Laurent and his team looked after us and were always there to help and advise whenever we asked them. They were genuinely interested in our experiences at the start and end of each day and we came back feeling that we had made new and enduring friendships and not just received a service. Breakfast on the rooftop terrace with blue sky, sun and the buzzing of the streets below, and the muezzin calling to prayer was a wonderful experience. The rooms were very clean, tastefully decorated and airconditioned. You really do not need to spend hours researching what you are going to do, just book here and then ask Laurent for ideas! Thank you Laurent, Said and all the team for a wonderful experience!

Room Tip: Ground floor room has tiny bathroom window and depended on air conditioning for adequate ventilation...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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3 Thank Rudi140210
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Laurent O, Gérant at Riad Al Badia, responded to this review, April 22, 2014
Dear Madam,
I thank you so much for this touching review. Saïd and the all team join me to express you our heartfelt thank you for staying at Riad Al Badia. It has been a pure delight having you these few days and watching you enjoying Marrakech and our culture a bit more every day. Once again thank you to both of you for all you gave us, this was a lot and we all hope to be able to see again in a not too far future. Take good care of both of you.
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Maulden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

A charming Riad located in the southern part of the medina near the Bahi and Badi Palaces and the Saadian Tombs. A bit quieter and less touristy than the central area, but an easy 15 minute stroll to the Djmaa el Fna.

This Riad is an absolute delight. We had the Ivory Room on the ground floor which, although not huge, was perfectly satisfactory with a big, comfortable bed and an excellent walk-in shower. The food was particularly good, with Samira the cook producing wonderful baked buns and pastries for the excellent breakfast, which were taken on the lovely little roof terrace when the weather permitted. We would also recommend you try at least once the home cooked evening meal. Needs to be ordered in advance; we organised this for our arrival day and it proved to be one of the best meals of our trips to Marrakech.

What was really outstanding though was the attentive but unassuming service provided by Laurent and his lovely team. We particularly appreciated the time Laurent spent with us on our first day, advising on the best places to visit and how to make the most of our time in Marrakech. His insight and advice on how to handle the process of negotiation in the soukhs was invaluable!!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank MJR0022
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Laurent O, Gérant at Riad Al Badia, responded to this review, April 22, 2014
Dear Madam,
I thank you ever so much for such a lovely review. Bousta and the all team are extremely grateful for your stay at Riad Al Badia. This was another very nice meeting and another beautiful little story in the great book of Riad Al Badia. I keep a very warm souvenir of our very interesting conversations and we all would like to wish you all the best for the future and we also hope that it will bring you back to Marrakech and to Riad Al Badia. You are home here, you know this. Thank you again for everything and take good care of both of you.
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We have just had the most amazing 4 days in Marrakech staying in the beautiful Riad Al Badia.
On our visit to the Palace Bahia we learnt the word Riad means Paradise - this is so very true.
Laurent and all the staff are wonderful, all so very kind and helpful. You can't go wrong if you follow all his advice.
I am now trying to perfect my mint so I can make them all one when we return!
Marrakech itself is amazing.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank 479tinah
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Laurent O, Gérant at Riad Al Badia, responded to this review, April 22, 2014
Dear Madam,
I thank you for your lovely review that went straight to our hearts. The all team join me to express you our heartfelt gratitude for your stay at Riad Al Badia. This was a lovely meeting and we keep a very pleasant souvenir of your stay with us. Your interest for Marrakech, your understanding of our culture, your sense of humor of both of you were much appreciated. We are all looking forward testing again your mint tea. The first one was excellent, we can not wait to test the new ones ! Thank you ever so much for all the moments shared and this emotion at time of your departure and hopefully we will see you again in a not too far future. Take good care of both of you and do not change a thing !
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

From the minute we arrived we were welcomed, given a tour of the riad and orientated with the local sites.
Laurent has a wonderful team, nothing was too much trouble.
Have at least one evening meal, the food is superb and the breakfasts are outstanding and will set you up for the day.
Perfection!

Stayed March 2014
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3 Thank pharey
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Laurent O, Gérant at Riad Al Badia, responded to this review, April 22, 2014
Dear Madam,
I thank you for your kind review. It has been a pure delight for the all team to receive you at Riad Al Badia these few days. The all team join me to wish you all the best for the nearest future and hopefully it will bring you back to us. Thank you for all you gave us and take good care of both of you.
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We were made so welcome here. The staff had mint tea and pastries ready for our arrival. The staff were always happy to answer questions and recommended lots of good places to eat and visit at a range of prices. They booked a Hamman for us and walked us to the nearest square to help us get orientated. They also walked with us to get a taxi to the airport to make sure we got a good price. Our room was nice but as mentioned in some other reviews the drains in the bathroom were a bit smelly and the bathrooms doors didn't close properly. There is a rooftop terrace with a great view, sun loungers and even sun hats to use. There is free wifi. I would definitely recommend a stay here.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Laurent O, Gérant at Riad Al Badia, responded to this review, April 22, 2014
I thank you for very much for your kind review. The all team join me to thank you for your short stay at Riad Al Badia, it has been a pleasure having you these few days among us. We keep a very fresh souvenir of your stay at the Riad and we all hope to see you again in a not too far future. Take good care of both of you.
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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

The outstanding feature of Al Badia is the attentiveness of Laurent and his staff.

We were met at Menara Airport as arranged; it was a short drive to the Medina. The riad is not accessible by car. The taxi stopped on the road nearby, and the driver wheeled our suitcase along the short stretch of winding alleys to Al Badia. The welcome there was warm and effusive.

Our room was the only junior suite, which is larger than the standard rooms. We thought it worth the relatively small price difference, particularly as we were there for a few days. The important room features for us were the comfortable bed, the good shower and supply of towels, and the in-room safe. A nice touch was the large vase of roses which lasted the 5 days of our stay.

The huge breakfast was excellent; a good guide to the standard is the gorgeous freshly squeezed orange juice. There is the option of eating in the ground floor dining area, or on the roof terrace. The terrace was lovely at the tables in the warm sunshine, but chilly at those in the shade [in late March]. You need to see what time other guests are breakfasting to ensure an early enough start to secure a table in the sun.

There is a small upper terrace with 4 sun loungers, sometimes all occupied, so not really enough for the number of bedrooms, but limited by the space available.

Laurent was particularly helpful with his detailed knowledge in planning our sightseeing and eating places. Dinner at the riad was an excellent option.

Room Tip: If you like some space in the room, the junior suite, if available, is a good choice.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank geofwilk
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Laurent O, Gérant at Riad Al Badia, responded to this review, April 22, 2014
Dear Sir,
I thank you for your lovely review and the all team join me to express you our heartfelt gratitude for staying at Riad Al Badia. It has been a pure delight having you this short week, meeting you and your friends was just a fantastic experience. We keep a fabulous souvenir of your laughters, your happiness and your extreme kindness in helping bringing back to the UK, forgotted items of previous guests. Thank you ever so much, it has been a true delight and do not change a thing you are all fabulous. We all hope to see you again in Marrakech and we wish you all the best for the nearest future. Take good care of all of you.
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Property: Riad Al Badia
Address: 135 Derb Ahl Souss | Berrima, Marrakech 40040, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#9 Luxury Hotel in Marrakech
#18 Family Hotel in Marrakech
#27 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Riad Al Badia 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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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