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Reviewed March 15, 2009

Lovely comfortable Riad, Quiet area, Lahcen couldn't have been more helpful, Lovely breakfast and a short walk through the maze of streets to Jemma El Fna.

  • Stayed: February 2009, traveled with friends
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Thank jaipur07
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Reviewed January 4, 2009

Riad Houdou is an oasis of calm and warm hospitality amongst the chaotic sensory overload that is Marrakech. We stayed for four nights over the 2008-2009 new year and our butler, Simon, was the host from heaven. The welcome tea and cake on our arrival in the warm living louge was already indication we were to be spoiled for the rest of our stay. No request was too much of a trouble, and the attention to detail in terms of service and decoration were extraordinary. Whether it was a last minute request for dinner on our arrival, or having breakfast at 5:45am (we had an excursion to the High Atlas departing at 7am), our host accomplished all of them with a smile and efficiency. Most rooms had their own private patio or terrace, and everything was decorated beautifully in the fusion style of French and berber. The photos you see on their website www.riadhoudou.com is exactly what you get.

A tip to would-be holidayers is to call the riad on arrival in airport to arrange a pickup. There is no way, I repeat, NO WAY, you can find the riad on your own even if you have visited Marrakesh before. Phone cards are cheap and available from tabacco shops in the airport. Our pickup arrived in 15 minutes, and the transport took us to as far as large vehicles could go, and our butler Simon met us there and led us through the chaotic narrow streets to the riad which was unmarked and was at the end of a very dark alley.

We enjoyed our stay very much, and we tipped Simon well. I would definitely stay here again.

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Thank iwon2654
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Reviewed November 16, 2008

There seems to be hundreds of Riads in Marrakech so if you haven't been before it can be a nightmare trying to decide which one to choose. But first you need to decide it's definitely a Riad that you want. If you want a real moroccan experience, where you are in amidst the real hustle and bustle of Marrakech, go for a Riad. If you want a standard tourist holiday, go for a hotel. Most of the hotels are in the new part of the City, but most of the Riads are in the medina, which is the old City, close to the famous Djemma el Fna. To see the real Marrakech I would recommend a Riad.

First the practical things about the Riad - clean, safe, constant hot water and everything you need, about 5-10mins quite straight forward walk to the square which is where you will probably spend a lot of time. At first, if you haven't been to Marrakech before, it seems like the Riad is in a dodgy area, however you soon realise that's just how the old city is, and it's much more fun with much more character than the new City.

It's a really cozy, pretty house and a haven after you have spent a day out in the medina, it's like a mini palace hidden behind walls. The roof terrace is nice and good for sunbathing (it was sunny and around 25C when we were there). Stayed in the Atlas room which has it's own small terrace which is good for breakfast and sitting out for a drink at night. Breakfast was lovely and filling.

The management and staff at the Riad were so friendly, and helpful. Big thank you to Simo who did everything for us - nothing was too much trouble. He even walked with us to the square to show us where it was and also came to the souks with us one day to help us negotiate the best prices. They can organise anything you need at the Riad and will advise of the best places to go and what to do. The transfers we booked with the Riad were also straight forward.

This is the only Riad I have been to so I can't compare however I really liked it and would definitly go and stay there again. You can probably turn up to Marrakech without accommodation and find something once you are there for a cheaper price. But if you want to be sure of what you are getting, especially if you have never been before, I would recommend booking something in advance and this Riad is a good choice.

  • Stayed: November 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 3, 2008

My husband and I have just got back from an amazing trip to Morocco and while in Marrakech we stayed at Riad Houdou and it made our trip to Marrakech even more special.
The riad is a little oasis in the medina and I would reccomend this riad to anyone who wants to stay in a stunning place a little of the beaten track.
The staff are amazing and go that extra mile for you. The breakfast is really yummy and sets you up for the day. We also had a meal there one night and it was amazing (we are vegetarian and so they adapted their normal menu for us)
We stayed in the Atlas room that has its own private terrace and is at the top of the house, so quite private and great for honeymooners.
The staff arranged for my husband to go to a local Hammam that was not touristy. One of the members of staff also walked with us to Djeema El-Fna square on our first day to show us the route, it is about a 10 minute walk and we did it both during the day and at night ( we got a bit lost one night but just asked someone who pointed us in the right directing)
As it is tricky to find initially ask for directions or for someone to meet you.
The riad also has a small pool that was really nice to have at the end of a long day in the souks and city.
I would not hesitate to stay here again and look forward to my next trip.

  • Stayed: July 2008, traveled as a couple
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Thank HarryTCat
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Reviewed June 2, 2008

I went with 13 girls to Riad Houdou over the May Bank Holiday for a hen weekend. When you arrive you are so pleased to get there as the walk to the Riad is a little hectic! The staff were lovely and helped us with all the arrangements. All of the rooms were beautifully decorated. The lounge area on the terrace is perfect after a hard day's bargaining in the Souks. I would recommend this little haven.

  • Stayed: May 2008, traveled on business
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Thank Lennox90
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