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“A lovely retreat from the hustle and bustle”
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Riad Al Badia
Ranked #20 of 500 Hotels in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
Perth, Australia
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36 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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“A lovely retreat from the hustle and bustle”
Reviewed 23 July 2012

Arriving at Riad Al Badia was like being welcomed home after a long and hot walk on the Marrakech streets! Impeccable service, (many thanks Ahmed) spotless rooms, a delightful breakfast and lovely setting - we were fortunate to meet with the owner Laurent who gave us a wonderful recommendation for an restaurant when we had overdosed on tangines!

So accommodating, we left for a 4-day trek and when we returned it was like we never left! One night when we walked back the power in the area had gone out, but when we arrived at the Riad it was already well lit with candles and everyone was in good spirits!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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RiadAlBadiaMarrakech, Gérant at Riad Al Badia, responded to this review, 26 July 2012
Dear Sir,
We all would like to express our heartfelt thanks for such a lovely message. We keep a very warm souvenir of your stay among us these few days, thank you for your extreme kindness with everyone of us, it was just a delight. Take good care of both of you and hopefully we will see you again soon.
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 July 2012

Riad Al Badia is a calm oasis of tranquility amidst the hustle and bustle of Marrakech. We recently stayed here for 4 nights and were completely blown away. We were welcomed so warmly into the Riad by the manager and his staff, with home-made Moroccan pastries and mint tea as the manager kindly gave us a run-down of the Riad, sights to see in Marrakech etc. The service staff are truly wonderful, very attentive and just fabulous with children. The little touches that they provide definitely make the difference - like lighting lanterns around the pool in the evenings, no set time for breakfast, when you take a dip in the pool the staff immediately bring you towels. Our 6 year old fell quite ill the day before we were due to go, and the staff were so attentive and caring towards her. The Riad is a short 10 minute walk away from the main square, and within a 5 minute walk to the Palais Bahia and Saadian Tombs. We truly had a wonderful stay here, and cannot recommend this place highly enough.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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RiadAlBadiaMarrakech, Gérant at Riad Al Badia, responded to this review, 21 July 2012
Dear Madam,
We all would like to express our heartfelt thanks for such a lovely message. We keep a very warm souvenir of your stay in family for these few days. It was a true pleasure having you at the riad. We want to thank you all for your extreme kindness with everyone of us, your interest in Marrakech, your happiness, you are just a fabulous family and it was extremely appreciated. Take good care of all of you and we hope to see you at some stage back to the riad.
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Reviewed 17 July 2012

Just spent a wonderful week at this beautiful Riad.Great breakast to start the day off with every morning before venturing out into the souks.Riad was excellent and could not be faulted in any way and was so peaceful and tranquil compared to the hustle and bustle of the souks.Laurent is a true gent and charmer and absolute mine of information.His staff cannot be praised enough as they in effect really make the the Riad what it is.You are always greeted with a smile and truely pampered with your every request catered for.This may be a small Riad but the service is certainly 5 star hotel standard.Cannot recommend this Riad enough and guarantee that anyone who stays here will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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RiadAlBadiaMarrakech, Gérant at Riad Al Badia, responded to this review, 18 July 2012
Dear Sir,
I thank you so much for such a lovely message. We all would like to express our heartfelt thanks for your stay. It was a great pleasure for all of us to receive you and your fabulous small family for this week. We all would like to thank you for your extreme kindness with everyone of us, your interest in Marrakech and our culture, your smiles everyday wqas fantastic. Take good care of all of you and we hope to have the pleasure of receiving you again soon at Riad Al Badia..
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 July 2012

We had a wonderful 3 nights at Riad Al Badia for our honeymoon in June. The service from Laurent and his team was outstanding - fast and efficient airport collection, welcome drinks and pastries and a guided walk into the Medina to help you get your bearings.
We could not have asked for more. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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, Gérant at Riad Al Badia, responded to this review, 15 July 2012
Dear Madam,
We all would like to thank you for this nice comment and for your stay these few nights at Riad Al Badia for your honeymoon. It was such a pleasure having you among us. Thank you for your kindness with every one of us. We wish you all the best for the long future road in front of you and we hope to see you again. Take good care of both of you.
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Reviewed 9 July 2012 via mobile

We stayed for just one night in January 2012. Laurent and the team were superb and gave us some superb suggestions for a one-day sightseeing trip round the City. The welcome we received was as you would expect at a top class hotel, nothing was a problem and they made us feel at home within minutes. They even took the time to walk us out for 15 mins to help us locate the Riad later in the day. Our room on the top floor was spotless and traditionally decorated and had really sensible features. Breakfast on the roof was perfect and the home made cakes/bread were awesome.

I can't recommend this place highly enough. So many hoteliers could learn a thing or two from this place, I have to say all our expectations were exceeded and we left wishing we had booked for so much longer.

Exceptional service, you will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed January 2012
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, Gérant at Riad Al Badia, responded to this review, 15 July 2012
Dear Tom,
We all would like to thank you for such a lovely message, we have been very touched that you still remember Riad Al Badia after few months. We all wish to thank you for your very short stay but even so, we did not forget you and you remains in our memories. We hope that everything goes well for both of you and hopefully we will have the pleasure of receiving you again soon and even for longer ! You are home at Riad Al Badia, you know this. Take good care of both of you.
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Reviewed 9 July 2012

We spent a total of five nights here, in two different rooms. The heat was unbearable and so was the traffic and smog of the city, but getting back to the Riad every afternoon and waking up to a marvelous breakfast was just fantastic. Yes, the standard and superior rooms are a little small, but the service is absolutely first class and we had several fantastic meals cooked by the Riad's superb chef. And even the ground floor room was quiet enough. The whole staff and the manager were perfect. Regarding the Medina, it is hard to navigate, but just the first time. Once you are shown the way and figure out your landmarks, it is actually hard to get lost.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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, Gérant at Riad Al Badia, responded to this review, 10 July 2012
My dearest,
We all would like to thank you for your kind message and we are all pleased to have received you at Riad Al Badia, it was a great pleasure having you among us these few days. You entered our memories and we hope to see you again at the riad, you will always be welcomed whenever you are in Marrakech. Take good care of both of you.
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 June 2012

This is a fantistic Riad, Located inside the Medina and as with all these up some interesting small alley ways. Just a short walk to the main square, souks, shops and resturants.
The accomodation is excellant, clean, well serviced and has all the expected facilities.
The staff were very attentive, knowledgable, friendly and could not do enough for us. They always seen to have time for us and when we arrived spent time to explain the city and facilities around the Medina. My wife had her 60 birthday when we were there and the provided a card and small birthday present. The staff's english and French was excellant. I would very highly recommend this to anyone and we will be returning next year.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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, Gérant at Riad Al Badia, responded to this review, 5 July 2012
Dear Sir,
We all wish to thank you for such a lovely message, we are all pleased that you arrived safely home. It was a pure delight having you at the riad to celebrate this 60th birthday. Thank you for your interest and your kindness with everyone of us during these few days at the riad, and you are home at Riad Al Badia, we hope to see you again soon. Take good care of both of you and we wish you all the best for the nearest future.
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Property: Riad Al Badia
Address: 135 Derb Ahl Souss | Berrima, Marrakech 40040, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#11 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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