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Newest reviews for Riad Bahja

  • Luís
    July 12, 2014

    My experience on the Riad Bahja was amazing. The hospitality which I was received has no equal and truly believe, this is the best place to stay in Marrakech.


  • Anonymous
    June 29, 2014

    The Riad was an oasis of peace in the bustling Medina. The owner Mr. Rafik , was an excellent host .

    The entrance was a bit of a problem.


  • Milosh
      United States of America
    June 23, 2014

    The most beautiful place we had the chance to stay in Morocco! The style of this old Riad is amazing, every little detail is thought of with great taste. The staff is very friendly and helpful, and Rafik's suggestions about anything you might want to do in Marrakech were right to the point.

    Be aware that even though description of the hotel says 'Parking on site', in fact the parking is several minutes away, so better call the hotel a little before arriving for help, instead of relying on your GPS to take you to the hotel.


  • Michelle
      United Kingdom
    April 24, 2014

    The Riad here was beautiful. Rafik was amazing and made us feel at home as soon as we walked through the door. He took time out of his busy schedule to help us with a few queries we had. It is located so close to tourist attractions in Marrakech. Would recommend to anyone to stay here.

    Wifi was a bit weak.


  • Anonymous
      United Kingdom
    April 22, 2014

    This riad is in a really good location close to the new town and the square. The staff were very friendly. Rafik ensured that our stay in Marrakech was enjoyable and was able to provide us with advice on exploring the area.


  • Matteo
    April 19, 2014

    The place is very nice, it's not in the middle of the mess but it is quite near to the medina and to place Jamaa El Fna. The place is very tipical, being a Riad it has got floors with different temperatures and different rooms, the one on the roof is nice and discreet. But the best part is undoubtedly the owner which has been very kind and caring without being pushy at all. We had many teas and chats with me. Also the lady that takes care of the rooms is very nice.


  • Muci
    March 22, 2014

    Bahja Riad is in a very good position, near one of the medina's doors and it is easy to find it. It is in a food open market area, but in a very silent and quiet narrow street. The Riad is more beautiful than the published photos. Architecture and furniture are nice with pretty details. Our room - the suite one - is particularly "carina e romantica". Everything is clean and in order. Breakfast is good and rich. Last but not least, Mr. Rafik Ouassil (who speaks a very good english) is a really kind, discreet and caring person.

    We tried the evening dinner, that was not as good as we expected, but the ambiance was worth the experience.


  • Anonymous
      United Kingdom
    February 27, 2014

    Rafik and the ladies were most accommodating and totally trustworthy. The riad is in a great position close to Bab Doukkala gate, souks and mosque. This means easy access to all the alternative aspects of Marrakech. By the gate is the bus station and local bus stops, including No 19 which is the airport bus. Within the gate is Bab Doukkala souk where great, cheap, food is to be found and the area is layed back and hassle free for tourists as the local inhabitants just get along with their daily business. At first it may appear chaotic, but this is organised chaos! Take it slowly, eat tagine, tangia or rotisserie chicken stuffed with mountain herbs at the small restaurant on the right as you enter the souk from the gate. Watch the world go by and relax into REAL Marrakech. A little way further on, past Bab Doukkala Spa an alley to the left leads you to the peaceful riad. The entrance is straight on under a house which crosses the alley and directly in front of you as the alley takes a turn to the left. You may be assured that the people in the area are friendly and helpful. The riad is charming and intimate. The service is efficient, discreet and personal. Any wish is attended to by the lovely staff, although if you are not an Arabic or French speaker you should address Rafik, to avoid confusion. Rafik went out of his way to find me exactly the lantern that I wanted when my husband tired of my constant bartering in the main souk! Please ask him about anything at all, after all this is his city and he will not lead you astray. I have visited morocco for 40 years but our friends were first timers in Marrakech so we were keen for them to have the best possible experience. We could not have chosen better. They are world travellers who have been fortunate in experiencing the best hotels in the world. We looked at nearby top quality riads/palaces/hotels but they say that they would prefer to stay at raid Bahja!

    What is not to like? Internet is better downstairs if this is something you need on holiday.


  • Joanna
      United Kingdom
    February 22, 2014

    The warmest of welcomes and the most pleasant stay are assured at the intimate riad. Staff are all to be absolutely trusted. Service is discreet, attentive and personal. Any wish you have will be attempted to be fulfilled. I have been visiting the country for 40 years and our friends were on their first trip to Marrakech and we very much wanted them to appreciate a place which is so close to our hearts. We should not have had any concerns as all of our expectations, and more, we're met by Rafik and staff. Rafik will assist in any possible way and found me my perfect object when tired of the souks. The riad is in a superb location in the northern medina in the area of Bab Doukala, which we now refer to as 'our village'. Great breakfasts and evening meals are on offer in the riad and good street food in the local souk, tagines, chopped liver sandwiches etc - and fresh 'fish n chips' at Mr Elantri's La Perle Blanche by Bab Doukkala mosque is highly recommended. Our only regret? That we may not return until September, inshallah,and letting people into the secret of a place we would rather keep to ourselves.

    What is not to like?!


  • Katherine
      United Kingdom
    February 5, 2014

    Mr Rafik was great. He organised taxis to and from the airport. He was really friendly and informative eg about Marrakech and the art of shopping! The Riad itself was lovely and traditional. We had a really nice room and a nicely decorated and clean bathroom. Having stayed previously in more touristy parts of the Medina, we loved the location of Riad Bahja as it was in a much more local area surrounded by amazing food markets, but it was still only a short walk to the Djmaa-el-fna. We only stayed one night as we were heading to the coast but will definitely stay there again and will recommend to any friends going to Marrakech. Thank you Mr Rafik!


  • Abram
    February 4, 2014

    Riad Bahja is a hidden treasure inside the medina of Marrakech, only to find with a guide. Finding it was an adventure, walking trough the busy Rue de Bab Doukkala and a small alley we found a beautifull gate. Stepping trough the small door inside the gate made us step inside the beautifull quadrangle of the riad! A tastfully decorated place of peace and quiet inside the busy medina. The owner is a very friendly man with a very good taste of decorating. The breakfast was nice, with fresh orange juice, coffee, pancakes and tasty bread. Also we were offered Marocco mint tea all the time, wich we liked! The owner arranged us a guided trip trough the medina, wich was great! Ask the owner for other tips, like good restaurants or trips outside the city. He is very helpfull.

    In January (when we stayed there) the rooms are very cold, but there are heaters available. Seating on top of the roof unfortunately wasn't available during our stay. For people with astma this riad is not suited, because of all the carpets and dust inside the rooms and breakfast-room.


  • Theo
    January 6, 2014

    Large room Friendly owner and staff

    Breakfast quite simple Loads of shade in the courtyard, which is cold in winter There was no talk about the free bike that should be available (have to note I did not ask for it) Because of the winter, room was quite cold


  • Rosa
      United States of America
    December 29, 2013

    This is a wonderful Riad and when I return to Marrakech, I plan to stay again. The Riad was beautiful, the service impeccable, and the breakfast sumptuous!! Mr. Rafik, the owner of the Riad, explained to us that the building was previously a home and he decided to maintain its original structure in favor of building more rooms, which is particularly great if you are a traveler that seeks a tranquil getaway. Mr. Rafik oversaw the decoration of the Riad and his excellent taste is obvious as there are beautiful berber rugs, silk and velvet ikat pillows abound. The most important aspect of the Riad is the staff, particularly Mr. Rafik himself. After telling Mr. Rafik about my recent rug purchase in Fes and showing him a picture of my purchase, he said it was a beautiful rug and that I had good taste. I told him how much I paid, and he politely said nothing, which told me that I likely paid too much, despite serious bargaining. After telling him that I loved the carpets in his Riad, he offered to take time out of his busy schedule to take us to as am antique berber rug dealer that he, himself, also frequents, as he is a buyer for his brother's shop in NYC (A place I also happened to shop for pillows once before!). I spent on four rugs what I spent on just the one rug that I purchased days before in Fes! And the quality of the rugs are fabulous! I believe I made a great choice not only in location, but also in trust. Mr. Rafik cares about the comfort of his customers and wants to make sure people walk away with a wonderful feeling for Morocco, it's people and culture. If you decide to come to Marrakech, do yourself a favor and choose Riad Bahja!

    Internet connection was weak, but I understand that is a problem throughout the country.


  • Anonymous
    July 14, 2013

    The staff is kind and is happy to chat and give all the informations. Warm welcome at the arrival and nice service and food. Prepared and friendly!


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