The outstanding feature of Al Badia is the attentiveness of Laurent and his staff.
We were met at Menara Airport as arranged; it was a short drive to the Medina. The riad is not accessible by car. The taxi stopped on the road nearby, and the driver wheeled our suitcase along the short stretch of winding alleys to Al Badia. The welcome there was warm and effusive.
Our room was the only junior suite, which is larger than the standard rooms. We thought it worth the relatively small price difference, particularly as we were there for a few days. The important room features for us were the comfortable bed, the good shower and supply of towels, and the in-room safe. A nice touch was the large vase of roses which lasted the 5 days of our stay.
The huge breakfast was excellent; a good guide to the standard is the gorgeous freshly squeezed orange juice. There is the option of eating in the ground floor dining area, or on the roof terrace. The terrace was lovely at the tables in the warm sunshine, but chilly at those in the shade [in late March]. You need to see what time other guests are breakfasting to ensure an early enough start to secure a table in the sun.
There is a small upper terrace with 4 sun loungers, sometimes all occupied, so not really enough for the number of bedrooms, but limited by the space available.
Laurent was particularly helpful with his detailed knowledge in planning our sightseeing and eating places. Dinner at the riad was an excellent option.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Riad Al Badia Hotel Marrakech