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Riad Al Badia
Ranked #17 of 499 Hotels in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
Colchester, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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Reviewed 11 April 2014

We have just had the most amazing 4 days in Marrakech staying in the beautiful Riad Al Badia.
On our visit to the Palace Bahia we learnt the word Riad means Paradise - this is so very true.
Laurent and all the staff are wonderful, all so very kind and helpful. You can't go wrong if you follow all his advice.
I am now trying to perfect my mint so I can make them all one when we return!
Marrakech itself is amazing.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Laurent O, Gérant at Riad Al Badia, responded to this review, 22 April 2014
Dear Madam,
I thank you for your lovely review that went straight to our hearts. The all team join me to express you our heartfelt gratitude for your stay at Riad Al Badia. This was a lovely meeting and we keep a very pleasant souvenir of your stay with us. Your interest for Marrakech, your understanding of our culture, your sense of humor of both of you were much appreciated. We are all looking forward testing again your mint tea. The first one was excellent, we can not wait to test the new ones ! Thank you ever so much for all the moments shared and this emotion at time of your departure and hopefully we will see you again in a not too far future. Take good care of both of you and do not change a thing !
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2014 via mobile

From the minute we arrived we were welcomed, given a tour of the riad and orientated with the local sites.
Laurent has a wonderful team, nothing was too much trouble.
Have at least one evening meal, the food is superb and the breakfasts are outstanding and will set you up for the day.
Perfection!

Stayed March 2014
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Laurent O, Gérant at Riad Al Badia, responded to this review, 22 April 2014
Dear Madam,
I thank you for your kind review. It has been a pure delight for the all team to receive you at Riad Al Badia these few days. The all team join me to wish you all the best for the nearest future and hopefully it will bring you back to us. Thank you for all you gave us and take good care of both of you.
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 April 2014

We were made so welcome here. The staff had mint tea and pastries ready for our arrival. The staff were always happy to answer questions and recommended lots of good places to eat and visit at a range of prices. They booked a Hamman for us and walked us to the nearest square to help us get orientated. They also walked with us to get a taxi to the airport to make sure we got a good price. Our room was nice but as mentioned in some other reviews the drains in the bathroom were a bit smelly and the bathrooms doors didn't close properly. There is a rooftop terrace with a great view, sun loungers and even sun hats to use. There is free wifi. I would definitely recommend a stay here.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Laurent O, Gérant at Riad Al Badia, responded to this review, 22 April 2014
I thank you for very much for your kind review. The all team join me to thank you for your short stay at Riad Al Badia, it has been a pleasure having you these few days among us. We keep a very fresh souvenir of your stay at the Riad and we all hope to see you again in a not too far future. Take good care of both of you.
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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2014

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.

Room Tip: If you like some space in the room, the junior suite, if available, is a good choice.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Laurent O, Gérant at Riad Al Badia, responded to this review, 22 April 2014
Dear Sir,
I thank you for your lovely review and the all team join me to express you our heartfelt gratitude for staying at Riad Al Badia. It has been a pure delight having you this short week, meeting you and your friends was just a fantastic experience. We keep a fabulous souvenir of your laughters, your happiness and your extreme kindness in helping bringing back to the UK, forgotted items of previous guests. Thank you ever so much, it has been a true delight and do not change a thing you are all fabulous. We all hope to see you again in Marrakech and we wish you all the best for the nearest future. Take good care of all of you.
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2014

The moment we were welcomed through the door until the day we left our every need was met. We were enchanted by our room which was extremely comfortable and although on the ground floor was not effected by noise. It was roomy, clean and attractively furnished. We opted for dinner the first night which was beautifully prepared and presented. Breakfast was also delicious and a meal to look forward to. However, it was the kindness and friendliness of the staff which made staying at this Riad such a pleasant experience. If you're planning a visit to Marrakesh, then do yourself a favour and book here.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Laurent O, Gérant at Riad Al Badia, responded to this review, 22 April 2014
Dear Madam, dear Sir,
I thank you for this very kind review, it has been a great pleasure for the all team to meet you and receive you at Riad Al Badia. We all would like to thank you for choosing Riad Al Badia to come and discover Marrakech. Your extreme kindness and your enthusiasm will remain in memories. Thank you ever so much for everything you gave us and we all hope to see you again in a not too far future.
Take good care of both of you.
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 March 2014 via mobile

It's easy to be cynical about some of the good reviews you read on trip adviser but make no mistake here. This place is as good as previous guests have said it is. This is a gem of a riad. An oasis of peace, comfort and fantastic hospitality in the southern Medina. Laurent and his small team were fabulous making us feel very special and giving us the perfect base for an unforgettable trip. We were only there three nights but the memories will remain for a very long time.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Laurent O, Gérant at Riad Al Badia, responded to this review, 22 April 2014
Dear Sir,
I thank you very much for this lovely review. The all team join me to thank you from the deepest of our hearts as it has been a pure delight receiving you these few days. Your interest for Marrakech and our culture and our conversations… all will remain in memories. I thank you for everything you gave us and we all wish you the best for the nearest future, we hope it will bring you back to Marrakech, you are home at Riad Al Badia, you know this. Thank you again and take good care of both of you.
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2014

I just returned from a 5 day stay at this riad and couldn't of asked for anything better. It look's like the pictures and you are made very welcome as soon as you get there. The only room available when I booked my stay was the smaller, green room so I was very skeptical. When I arrived we were sat down and given a talk about the local area to help us get our bearings whilst being given tea and cakes. Our bags were taken up to our room and then when we got to our room it was perfect. Every day it was cleaned, bed's made, towels given, it was perfect.

After getting ready we went back downstairs and were given an escorted tour back into the square of Marrakech and recommended some places to eat. When ever we needed to make a reservation the riad would always call up the restaurant for us to check and I had booked some excursions with some external companies prior to arriving in Marrakech. The riad called up and made sure everything was sorted for me to ensure my trip went as smoothly as possible.

I had made some special requests for flowers on one of the days and WOW is all I can say. They couldn't of been more perfect.

The only negative about the location is the noise of the mosque at 5am but you can hear the chanting all around Marrakech at set points through the day. After being woken up on the first two days by this, I soon became accustom to the noise and it didn't bother me.

When you first turn up at the riad it's a bit daunting going down a few back streets with a complete different culture but trust me, if you book this riad you will not be disappointed.

I would recommend this riad to anyone i know going, great value for money and a great service.

Thank you.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Laurent O, Gérant at Riad Al Badia, responded to this review, 22 April 2014
Dear Sir,
I thank you for your lovely review that went straight to our hearts. The all team join me to express you our heartfelt gratitude for staying at Riad Al Badia and especially for this special birthday surprise trip. We all were delighted to receive you during this week, we keep a very enthusiastic souvenir of your stay and your smiles and kindness will remain in memories. So thank you again to both of you for this stay and we all hope to see you again in a not too far future. Take good care of both of you.
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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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