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“Paradise in Marrakech” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Riad Al Badia
Ranked #19 of 505 Hotels in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
Irvine, California
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Paradise in Marrakech”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2012

Riad al Badia was a bit of heaven in hot and crazy Marrakech. Laurent and his staff were warm and welcoming every minute. Ahmed met our van from the airport then sat with us in the courtyard with mint tea and oriented us to the city and some of the key sites. Samira cooked a wonderful dinner the evening we dined at the riad. She prepared three Moroccan salads, a lovely tagine, and bananas with orange caramel sauce. Everything was delicious and it was our favorite dinner in Marrakech. Laurent was full of practical suggestions and local knowledge, and he really went the "extra mile" in helping us. He picked up our train tickets to Fez, and walked with us to get a taxi to the train station the morning we left. He even talked to the driver to agree on a fair rate. When the first taxi wanted too much, Laurent let him go and agreed with the second one. When we were unable to return to Marrakech a few days later as planned he was very gracious about canceling our reservation for that last night.

The riad itself is lovely and very comfortable. There is a small pool in the courtyard and we took advantage of it to cool off almost every afternoon. The rooftop offered great views of Marrakech and we loved having breakfast on the terrace. The breakfasts were as delicious as the dinner (the homemade yogurt was a particular favorite). The riad is located in a regular neighborhood in the medina, which we enoyed. It was very quiet. The location is great for walking to many of the main sites in the medina. Place Jemaa el Fna is a 15-minute walk. The Bahia Palace, the Dar Si-Said museum, and the Saadian tombs are all an easy walk from the riad. We loved Riad al Badia and were sorry to miss out on our last night there.

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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RiadAlBadiaMarrakech, Gérant at Riad Al Badia, responded to this review, 7 August 2012
Dear Sir,
I thank you for much for such a lovely message. Ahmed, the all team and I would like to express the four of you our heartfelt thanks for your stay at Riad Al Badia, it was once again a true delight having you these days, you are a fantastic family. We will remind your happy family and your mint tea ! We all hope to see you again soon and take good care of all of you. Thank you again for everything.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2012

From the minute we arrived we were absolutely spoilt. Mint tea and Morroccan Pastries, advice on where to go, help with booking restaurants, and best of all Ahmed escorted us all the way to our restaurant on our first night so we could get our bearings. The whole team were so kind and helpful.

The temperatures in Marrakech were approaching 50'c when we were there and the city was bustling, but the Riad al Badia was an oasis of calm and coolness!

Many thanks to Laurant, Ahmed and the team for a fabulous first trip to Marrakech - we will definitely be back!

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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RiadAlBadiaMarrakech, Gérant at Riad Al Badia, responded to this review, 5 August 2012
Dear Madam,
Ahmed, the all team and I would like to express our heartfelt gratitude for such a lovely message after the delight of having you at the riad. We all wish to say thank you to both of you, your smiles, your kindness will remain in our memories. Samira's Aubergine dish will always be available whenever you come back to Marrakech ! Take good care of both of you and once again, thank you for everything.
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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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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Additional Information about Riad Al Badia

Property: Riad Al Badia
Address: 135 Derb Ahl Souss | Berrima, Marrakech 40040, Morocco
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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 (per night): ₹ 6,213 - ₹ 8,684
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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