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Riad Boussa
Ranked #14 of 1,139 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
“A great place to stay!”
Reviewed April 14, 2013

We are very happy to have chosen Riad Boussa for a 6 night stay in March 2013. Brigitte welcomed us warmly and was very generous with her advice and help - she went out of her way to make our stay an enjoyable one. The Riad itself is beautiful, calm and peaceful, and our room was great - very comfortable and clean. From our arrival when we were picked up at the airport and brought to the Riad (a good option to avoid getting lost in the tiny medina backstreets) until we left, everything went smoothly. When we arrived we sat down with Brigitte and she gave us good advice about places to see and good places to eat in Marrakesh; she also arranged for us to stay for one night at the Riad Watier in Essaouira (also a fantastic place). On our final day and at very short notice Brigitte organised a trip into the mountains with a private driver (a great guy called Noureddine) to 3 valleys including the verdant Ourika. The whole team at Boussa were lovely - Ali and the girls in the kitchen were very friendly and the standard of service was very high: lovely breakfasts in the patio, a gorgeous fish tagine one evening, rooms cleaned spotlessly every day. We highly recommend Riad Boussa - you won't be disappointed! Thank you Brigitte, Ali and everyone at Riad Boussa for a marvellous stay!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Beurgit, Propriétaire at Riad Boussa, responded to this review, April 20, 2013
Hello Patrick and Marion,
Thank you for your message.
It was really a plesure to welcome you and your mum for few days.
You stayed enough time to enjoy Marrakech, Essaouira and the mountains.
But come back later to relax again on the terrace with a delicious mint tea..and for more adventures.
Boussa (kisses) from all of us
Brigitte
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Toronto, ON
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Reviewed April 10, 2013

My husband and I stayed in Riad Boussa for 4 nights in March. It was an excellent stay - Bridgette was extremely helpful; she arranged a day trip for us to the high atlas mountains (which was a highlight of our trip to Morocco) and made us an appt at a hammam. All of the staff were very friendly - no request was too much trouble. Our room was very nice and cozy; the lounge areas were great to relax after a busy day out esp when the fire was lit. The location was good - very close to the square. Overall great stay and highly recommend!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Beurgit, Propriétaire at Riad Boussa, responded to this review, April 20, 2013
Dear Lena,
Thank you for your message.
We were enjoyed to welcome and help you to make your stay very enjoyable.
Thank you to have shared your feeling with the futures guests.
Brigitte and Riad BOUSSA staff
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london
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

We've spent a wonderful time at the Riad Boussa, although it's one night only.

The location is very central - like 5 minutes to the famous square and market. Our room is a twin bed room on the first floor , very tidy and clean. I like the Riad's open lounge, it's nice decorated and cozy. It also has a wonderful terrace where you can enjoy Shisha and sunshine, or moon light...

Most importantly, the people here are very very nice and welcoming! ( Thank you Brigitte and Ali!) We had the chance to enjoyed/or learn the Darbuka , in the form of a mini concert from the people in the Riad. Very impressive!

I will highly recommend this Riad to all of you, and surely you will find your unique experience here.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Beurgit, Propriétaire at Riad Boussa, responded to this review, April 8, 2013
Dear Stephanie,
Only one night booked at Riad BOUSSA but a special one with your friends and Ali with mint tea and chicha party !! The music was for the day after, too noisy on the terrace at 2.00am, of course !
Come back when you want....Uk is not so far....
We will welcome you with pleasure for more fun.
Warmest regards from all the staff, especially Ali, of course.
Brigitte
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

It was actually a happy coincidence that we stayed in this cosy little Riad that was an absolute delight embedded in the quiet alleyway that's really close to the square el fna. We stayed for just one night but it was enough for the whole befriending and falling in love with every working staff in the Riad (special thanks to Brigitte the owner and Ali). Brigitte was wonderful in helping us in every possible way. She was so kind and gentle. We felt like midnight shisha and cigarettes so Ali carefully prepared everything and stayed up with us till 4 in the morning. He's such a great person We spent quality time together and we simply couldn't stop laughing because of his jokes and everything(he's even funny in English! how hard is that!) anyway, it's a great place to stay, regardless.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Beurgit, Propriétaire at Riad Boussa, responded to this review, April 8, 2013
Hello Olivia,
Only one night at Riad BOUSSA but good moments shared with my staff and I.
You were sooooooooo nice like your three friends.
Stay in a second riad was for you an excellent way to enjoy a different atmosphere.
Come back again, you have many things to do again in this amazing city !
Warmest riads from my staff, especially Ali, of course !!
Brigitte
Riad BOUSSA
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N.Pownal, VT.
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

A quiet haven from the noise and hassles of Marrakesh. Everything about Riad Boussa is great. Finely decorated rooms and a roof top terrace that is just beautiful. The breakfast was very nice with freshly squeezed orange juice and pastries. The highlight though was dinner. The gourmet chef prepared several Tagines for us that were incredible. Her use of spices, vegetables and meats could not be better. Dinner is not included but well worth doing!!

Room Tip: All of the rooms are quiet and nicely decorated. Make sure you have dinner there!!!
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Beurgit, Propriétaire at Riad Boussa, responded to this review, March 28, 2013
Dear Lydia and Tom,
Sure you will remind a long time Aïcha's cooking !! Se likes to cook. It was really a pleasure for her to cook for you and you were so enjoyed to eat the dinners. Perfect !!
Thank you for your message. We hope we will welcome later more american people than we do actually.
Morocco is a safe country. Tell that around you please.
And come back again !! We will be enjoyed to meet you again to share good moments at Riad BOUSSA.
Brigitte and the staff
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San Jose, CA
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

We absolutely loved this riad. It is beautifully decorated and the breakfast served was great. Each afternoon we returned to sit in front of a roaring fire, and were served mint tea and cookies. With only four rooms, there's a lot of attention paid to the individual guests. It is well located for sightseeing. There are two friendly cats in residence as well.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Beurgit, Propriétaire at Riad Boussa, responded to this review, March 3, 2013
Dear Kim and Neil,
Thank you for your kind review on this website.
We did our best to make your stay enjoyable.
The riad is "excellent" you said.
Thank you to share your feeling with the future guests.
Come back when you want for more adventures.
Warmest regards
Brigitte and the Riad BOUSSA team
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Reviewed January 21, 2013

We stayed at this Riad in New year 2013.It was so nice interior Riad and had a nice breakfast.
The owner who was so kindness for us.She could just speak in French and English,but she have talked with us politely.(we are japanese.) Although I just think that is a little bit a far and dark street from Place Djamaa el Fna to the Riad,you will see a warm and peaceful place in here. If I go to Marrakech next time,I wanna stay there again!! Thank you Madam! I have never forget what she said that "you are not Japanese!" at say good bye.I'll be back soon!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Riad Boussa
Address: 192 Derb Jdid - Dabachi | Medina, Marrakech, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 1,139 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Riad Boussa 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just a few steps from Jemma el Fna Square, in a peacefull alley, you will find the restful place you are looking for.Enjoy the patio's coolness in summer days, seat and relax around the fire place in the winter.Cosy lounges, shady terrace, confortable bedrooms.Let us greet you to the ideal place for an ideal stay into an unparalleled magical atmosphere of Marrakech and enjoy, in our place, true maroccan lifestyle. ... more   less 
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