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We spent three nights at Riad Idra following a trip to the desert and gorges. The staff were incredibly friendly, our room was well appointed, and we received both morning cleanings and evening cleanings. The complimentary breakfast was plentiful and presented well.
We also availed ourselves of the laundry service, which was efficient and reasonably priced and purchased a bottle of wine to enjoy on their incredible roof top deck.
The Riad is in the heart of the souk near El Bacha, and a very close walk to restaurants, hammams, and shopping.
With all of these positives, you may ask why we gave the riad 4 stars instead of 5 stars. There were a few minor drawbacks to this property. First our bathroom had a faint sewer odor, which I think may have been caused by the lack of an elbow pipe below the sink.
Having said that, we were very pleased with our stay and would return to this property if we find ourselves in Marrakech again.
Go to Morocco. When you get there you must see Marrakesh and soak in the atmosphere, the people and the culture. Our Riad may have been the nicest and most incredible home that we have ever visited. The staff will help you find your way to the Riad- which is located within the Old City walls- cook for you- if you choose- and help you with virtually any questions about the Marrakesh area that you may have. Have dinner or breakfast on the roof or in their private dining room- the meals are all outstanding and the staff treat you like you have known each other for years. When you walk out of the Riad- you are only a few minutes from the start of the Souk- which is the marketplace. Get a guide and explore areas within the marketplace that look like they have operating the same way for hundreds of years- the tannery leather area for example or the Hammam ( traditional steam baths ). Push your travel comfort zone and be rewarded by meeting some of the kindest and interesting people you will ever encounter.Fantastic Experience
We decided for our short honeymoon to fly directly after our wedding to Marrakech and thought that staying in a small Riad would be a good way to enjoy a nice and calm stay whereas we would go through the crazy Medina during the day. The Riad was litterally the best part of our trip! Karine and her team (Abdou, Omar, Abdel, Redouane, Amine) were just sooo nice and we had also nice chats, it was like they always say "Like a family, here its like home" ! The rooms are just perfectly decorated, not too less not too much, the breakfast was just a dream. You can not have enough, it's all fresh with typical products from Marrocco, and if you take it on the Terrasse it is also a perfect start in the day. We were happy everytime we were "going home" to enjoy a nice Hammam and Massage (my husband did it two times in four days as it was so nice!), or a nice coktail (Idra Passion is my favourite :)) or just reading in the patio.
Karine gave us some tips for restaurants or things to visit, we also did a tour in the Atlas with Adil (one of his driver), it was also really good tips.
I will definitly recommend the Riad Idra to all my family and friends who wants to come to Marrakesh, and I am happy to know, that I found a home elsewhere in the world.
Having been to marrakech many times with my husband and children, on this visit with a friend, we decided to stay in a smaller riad. Riad Idra is absolutely gorgeous. Right in the heart of the medina, it is a perfect central location. Don’t be concerned when you are dropped off a short walk from the riad. You will enter a narrow alley where the large wooden door to the riad is located. If you are not familiar with marrakech you may feel it is daunting. Don’t worry because once inside, it is like an oasis In the desert. The riad itself is very tastefully decorated and very clean. We were welcomed by Karine and Amine. We had dinner in the small restaurant prepared by Abdel which was fresh and very tasty. The hospitality here is what makes it so special. Every member of staff are welcoming and nothing is too much trouble. We were so impressed by Abdels risotto and when we complimented him, he offered to show us how to cook it the next day. We took him up on the offer and spent time in the kitchen watching him make it. He is so very passionate about food and this is clear when you taste his creations. Karine is very knowledgeable and will arrange anything you need. Omar was very attentive and makes a wonderful cappuccino. You are encouraged to treat the riad as your home. It is indeed very homely. We spent a day on the terrace and didn’t see any other guests all day. It’s very peaceful considering it’s in the middle of the medina. Try the traditional hamman. It’s definitely an experience but I’ve never had skin so clean and soft. The massage was also amazing and I would recommend it. Thank you everyone for such a wonderful stay. I would definitely like to return and would highly recommended it to anyone.
This review is long overdue. I know there are bigger and fancier places to stay in Marrakech but you can keep them all. I loved Riad Idra. By the time I got to Marrakech I was sick with a bad bronchial infection that began with a cold. I was already on medication which i ran out of but Careene, the lovely head receptionist did everything she could to find the equivalent of what I was taking. The Riad had an instant water heater they gave me to make tea which Omar had painstakingly cleaned the bottom of to rid it of its calcifications. Omar is a gem. He walks silently and attends to everything. When we would return after dinner, a tea tray, complete with honey, had been placed in our room. One day my husband had arranged to hike in the Atlas Mountains and I was going for a massage. Careene said she would ask one of the other hotel staff to accompany me to Maison Arabe so I would not get lost. Everything was done to make us feel at home and comfortable. I loved the peace of this Riad, which lies just steps away from the Souk and all its cacophony. We ate dinner on the rooftop terrace every night but one, and should have eaten here all three nights. The food is delicious, and beautifully presented. I would love to return to Marrakech to make up for the time I lost being sick and there is no other place I would rather stay than Riad Idra. Everyone in this hotel goes the extra mile to ensure your comfort, but I want to give virtual hugs to Omar and Careene. Many thanks.
Response from SoCa2Seattle | Reviewed this property |
That I'm not sure. However, I would suggest you to email Karine. She is helpful and very responsive. I'm sure they can cater their menu to your needs. When we stayed there, we ate breakfast and dinner there, and we loved... More
That I'm not sure. However, I would suggest you to email Karine. She is helpful and very responsive. I'm sure they can cater their menu to your needs. When we stayed there, we ate breakfast and dinner there, and we loved everything that they served us.