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Riad Badi
Ranked #9 of 1,167 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 8, 2013

Have to say reading all the previous reviews, i was sceptical that this Riad would be as good as everyone has reported.......but it was.

Christian and Isobel were unbelieveably courteous, helpful and informative.We stayed for 5 days, and Christian took us out on a tour on 2 of them to show us where to go, where to avoid, what to do, pay, look out be wary of.Very helpful, and in a place like Marrakech, which can be quite intimidating, essential information.Isobel was always happy to make cups of tea, coffee, whatever , just to make your stay a bit more special.

The room was large, neat and very clean, lovely accommodation, and very good value for money.

I enjoyed my stay in Marrakech, and a lot of that was down because i made the right choice in accommodation.Definatley recommend.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Gary M
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Isabelle J, Propriétaire at Riad Badi, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2013

Dear Gary,
You chose Riad Badi from nice reviews and now you are glad to be stayed at Riad Badi. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we are happy to have met you.
Each time we try to do the best to receive our guests.
Thanks for your lovely review and take care.
kind regards

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Reviewed August 5, 2013

Riad Badi truly deserves its status as number one riad on Tripadvisor! (I haven't stayed in them all - but why go anywhere else when you find such a treat, eh?!)

Isabelle and Christian are warm, laid-back, generous people, and their riad is absolutely gorgeous! The attention to detail during out five-night stay was incredible; rose petals sprinkled on the bed and towels folded into the shape of a swan... the list could go on!

The riad provided the perfect place to chill-out for a couple of hours at a time, before heading back out to the magical (and mental) Jemaa el Fna square - a short walk away.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Emmah27
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Isabelle J, Propriétaire at Riad Badi, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2013

Dear Emma,
Thanks for staying at Riad Badi and for sharing your very nice review.
We are grateful to you for writing and forwarding your valuable feedback.
It feels good to know you enjoyed your stay with us.
Thanks again and take care.
Kind regards

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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Isabelle and Christian are great hosts and will bend over backwards to make sure that you have everything you need, from breakfast or drinks on the terrace to organising excursions and suggesting places to visit, shop, eat or drink. Even at the hottest time of year, the Riad is relatively cool, and if it's still too hot, the plunge pool on the terrace is a nice way to cool down. The Riad is located at the southern end of the Medina and within easy, and interesting, walking distance of most of the sights - which Christian pointed out both on the map and in taking us on a walk the first evening. Recommended.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Justonemc
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Isabelle J, Propriétaire at Riad Badi, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2013

Thanks for your stay at Riad Badi. Thanks for taking the time to write this wonderful review.
We are glad to have met you and we are delighted you have appreciated our riad, its localisation and our services.
Thanks again.

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Reviewed July 18, 2013

Isabelle and Christian are wonderful hosts. They are hosts in the true sense for they live in the Riad as well so they are extra careful about security. All other reviews -- about Christian's tour, good breakfasts with the home-made yoghurts and jams, location close to the main sights of the medina, the lush towels -- are all true. There are a few notable things that made our stay even better:
1) one day we had to leave early for our trip at 7:30, so we intended to skip the breakfast that starts at 8. Upon finding that out, Isabelle packed some items for us on short notice. But our guide insisted we have our breakfast before the day-long trip to Ouarzazette. Upon hearing that, Isabelle ran to prepare our breakfast at 7:30 in the morning. Amusingly, Christian is always protective of his guests and tries to find out more about the guides to ensure their legitimacy so he talked to the guide while we had our breakfast.
2) our flight didnt leave till 7pm the next day. Given that they weren't expecting any guests, Christian graciously offered to let is have the room till we left for the airport so we could freshen up before we left.

There are some 1500 Riad's in the city as I have learnt, yet it is not a surprise that this Riad is always busy. They truly make their guests feel at home right away, and I would not trade that level of hospitality for anything else.

Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
1  Thank saminoor
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

This hotel really was like a haven in the madness of Marrakech. Not only was it clean, relaxing and a really lovely hotel with a great terrace Isabelle and Christian are such lovely people. We arrived and Christian talked us through everything and even showed us around which really made a difference because its so easy to get lost. The breakfast every morning was different and delicious if you needed anything they were there to help. I would recommend this to anyone going to Morocco its a special place run by great genuine trustworthy people who really care that you have a great stay!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

We stayed at Riad Badi for one week and were later joined by our family. We were all so impressed by Isabelle and Christian’s wonderful hospitality. They were the most welcoming, considerate and helpful of hosts.
The Riad is absolutely beautiful with such attention to detail: it is a real haven of tranquillity after the bustle of the souks. The interiors, terrace and rooms have been designed with such creativity by Isabelle. The breakfasts were delicious with a variety of cakes, pancakes, breads, fresh fruits and preserves each day. We also had a fantastic dinner prepared by Isabelle and Soukaïna. It was full of amazing flavours and was presented so attractively; a feast for the senses!
Christian's tour of the medina and souks was invaluable, as was his advice. He was always prepared to be incredibly generous with his time and help.
We highly recommend Riad Badi and will always have such treasured memories of our stay. Thank you so, so much.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Sunfl0wer63
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Isabelle J, Propriétaire at Riad Badi, responded to this reviewResponded July 20, 2013

Thank you Flower for choosing Riad Badi for one week with your family. Thank you again for sharing your experience at Riad Badi.
We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and are happy that you keep a nice souvenir of Marrakech and of Riad Badi.
We are sure that you will think of Marrakech when you switch on the lanterns (which you have bought close to the riad).
Do take care.
Kind regards.

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Reviewed July 12, 2013

Isabelle and Christian are such welcoming, helpful and lovely hosts, their riad is just beautiful as well.

The location is also really good, as the main square is just a short walk, but at the same time it is far enough out to be quiet.

So relaxing and a pleasure to stay there, I doubt you will find a better place to stay in Marrakech!

Sean & Joey

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank tinysean
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Isabelle J, Propriétaire at Riad Badi, responded to this reviewResponded July 20, 2013

Dear Sean & Joey,
Thanks for staying at Riad Badi and for sharing your very nice review.
We are grateful to you for writing and forwarding your valuable feedback.
It feels good to know you enjoyed your stay with us.
Thanks again and take care.

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Address: 56, derb Touareg Medina, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 1,167 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range: $82 - $100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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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