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.
- 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