Thank you Christian and Isabelle for going the extra mile...always with a genuine smile, a twinkle in the eye and knowledge to share. They were so helpful with dinner reservations and suggestions. Christian gave us an excellent orientation the first day taking us all around even dropping us off at the hard to find Terrace des Epices and returning for us after our lunch. We didn't have enough time to try the dinner at Riad Badi but enjoyed our breakfasts - all well described below. Each day, a different fruit and jam, though they brought my favorite, apricot, out for me each day.
Our room, the nomad room, was perfect for the 3 of us. My 11 yr old had an eye opening trip with many Wows and a few tears at seeing some of the kittys looking a bit ragged. The riad was our refuge from the hustle and bustle of busy Marrakesh. It was quiet, impeccably clean and you can tell that the owners really care. It is relatively new ( i think 1.5 yr or so) and you can tell they have not burned out, each guest is made to feel special and the owners really work to make you happy. Christian had good advice that he shared during the tour. They were non-intrusive but ready to help or offer inputs when we requested.
The rooftop was just getting ready for the warmer weather. While the other guests preferred to eat downstairs in the lovely courtyard, we ate upstairs on the roof garden complete with its citrus trees, flowers and bamboo in pots. They never hesitated to serve us upstairs, where we could enjoy the garden and view of the storks on Palace Badi.
Location was very good. The rugs in the bedroom and decor were excellent - soft, inviting, and with that Moroccan touch. Room had clean uncluttered lines with the exotic touches just right for the setting. The bathrooms are new, clean and spacious. Love the holder they use for their shampoo and soap. Cute holder for their hair dryer....clever....stay there and you will see!
Oh and upon our arrival they made it so welcoming...complete with rose petals.
Thanks again to Isabelle and Christian. Great job. Wonderful welcome with the tea and Moroccan sweets. Everyday, we were provided a bottle of water as we left the Riad too, upon request.
PS : book early for Pepe Nero restaurant nearby and others...we recommend the fusion one at the Hotel Arabia (ambience and you can have Moroccan or fusion). Avoid I Limoni
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Riad Badi is a guesthouse situated right in the old centre of Marrakech. Most of the city's main attractions such as the Palais Badi, the Palais Bahia and the Saadiens tombs are within walking distance. The famous Djemaa El Fna Square is just at less than 10 minutes walk away.Riad Badi accommodates guests in seven spacious and comfortable rooms. The rooms are double, twin or triple with reverse air conditioning and safe box. They provide en suite bathroom with shower, towels, toiletries and hairdryer. ... more less
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