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“Riad Baba Ali - the best part of a great holiday!”
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Riad Baba Ali
Ranked #240 of 499 Hotels in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 6 September 2010

I only got back today after a thoroughly fantastic, relaxing break, but wanted to tell everyone how great this Riad is!

The service is exceptional, on arrival we had a driver waiting, we then got greated by Mohammed who showed us down the windy ally ways with a warm smile! We shamefully speak no French and so we managed to get by on lots of smiling and nodding! The whole riad was spotlessly clean and everything you hope and imagine a riad to be.
Nothing was too much trouble, in this crazy city you can be slighly overwhelmed at first, and Mohammed went to change our money up for us to get us a better rate, which was SUCH a big help!
Breakfast is delicious, local and fresh every morning, prepared as soon as you say Good Morning, and not a moment sooner! The whole team are constantly on hand, should you need a hand with anything..........can't rate this place enough!
The pool is such a lovely relief when the heat gets unbearable, and i still can't beleive how peacefull it felt once you stepped inside..... a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of the souks! ( but really only on your doorstep!!)

The photos on here don't do it justice!

I literally wouldn't change a thing about Riad Bab Ali.
Top Marks!!!

Enjoy - i will be very jealous!

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 July 2010

When we booked our trip to Marrakech, everyone told us that we would only be able to stand 2 days as the city is too hot and hectic but because of Riad Ali Baba, we left the city feeling happy and rested. I can only rave about this hotel. The rooms have been well designed and thought out. The staff are excellent and appear to genuinely enjoy their jobs. The dinners are great and the breakfasts are generous. The little plunge pool is a joy to come back to in the afternoon and the location is central but still quiet. Best of all, unlike the other riads in Marrakech, the hotel is just north of the museums so you don't have to trek though the souk every time to get to them. I highly recommend the newly opened Museum of Photography, just a hop, skip and a jump from Riad Ali Baba. Finally, in terms of value for money, we thought this hotel was spot on. They didn't overcharge for beer, juice or water like some European establishments tend to and were happy to provide advice for how to bargain for cabs. When in Marrakech, we would stay here over and over again. Thank you Riad Ali Baba!

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 July 2010

i have visited marrakech on a number of occassions and this riad is by far the best place i have stayed in the city.picked up at airport, walked to the front door,handed a cold beer....happy days.the staff at baba ali are amazing.matthieu is the ultimate host and cannot do enough to make your stay enjoyable.you can really relax here.mohammed even went to get myself and my friend a takeaway while we watched football on tv. we stayed here twice on this trip beginning and end and will stay there again.we had our laundry done on the last day so went home clean! and the tagine that the girls prepared just before we left for airport was superb.the rooms are beautifully decorated as is the roof terrace and it is so quiet with the exception of the nearby mosque....i quite like the call for prayer as it reminds you where you are. djemma el fna easy 15 min away.la fondouk restaurant 5 min away and cafe arabe also very close. area totally safe.the local kids according to a dutch reviewer annoying you are just being kids...you need to relax man.if you want a place to chill after a crazy day in the city this is it.have a beer food wine by the pool.....shukran bezeff matthieu mohammed and the lovely staff!

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 April 2010

I stayed here while in Marrakech. Even though i only booked for one night they were more then welcome to extend my stay when i requested. And when they did not have availability they helped me locate another raid.

All the staff were friendly although they predominately all spoke French ( i speak basic french).

The riad has views of the surrounding area. It has a great stylish/modern take on the traditional riad. With deep earthy and mystical tones personalised for each room. Overall a great retreat from the busy Marrakech souks etc (about a 10-15min walk)

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled solo
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Reviewed 2 April 2010

Baba Ali was the first of two riads we stayed in during our trip. The riad experience in this general price range seems to be similar across all the different options. Beautiful decor, first class service, great food, comfortable rooms, etc.

Best part about Baba Ali is the service. Anything you need or want, you get, quickly and with class. The staff and the manager went above and beyond what good service requires to take care of us.

The other best part is the food. Fatima cooked up the best meal we had in Morocco. You pay a bit more to eat in the riad, but the quality of the cooking is so much better than you get anywhere else.

The rooms are a bit on the small size (comparing them to the other riad we stayed in) but comfortable and well decorated. The courtyard and rooftop terrace are nicely done.

The location is very good, about a ten minute walk to the square if you don't get lost, but you will get lost.

Negatives: The Baba Ali mosque is right next door so you will wake up at 5 am to the call to prayer. The bathroom does not have a door, so you sacrifice some privacy. The decor is more modern than traditional, if you are looking for something more old city-ish. The picture map given to get you to and from the square is a very nice effort, but not very effective. Photos are too small and spread out between landmarks with no distance markings.

Overall, I'd stay here again in a heartbeat. Beautiful, classy, relaxing riad with great food and even better service.

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Riad Baba Ali

Address: 74 Derb Baba Ali | Moukef, Marrakech 44000, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #240 of 499 Hotels in Marrakech
Price Range: ₹ 3,565 - ₹ 9,255 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Riad Baba Ali 3*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Not far from Medersa Ben Youssef and the museum of Marrakech, after to have probably crossed the carrying ones bread, at the bottom of the derb Baba Ali “name celebrates in our imaginary”, you will find the door of your Riad. Strike, then… ... more   less 
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