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Alkmaar
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64 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Small quiet Riad, about 15 minutes walking to the Jeema Square. Full of cats, so beware of that, simple breakfast. Small rooms. Toilet and flush of the sink do not always work. Bad pillows and the inner ones where not clean, also the carpets not.The owner is not always in the Riad also not another person when you need somebody.... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we stayed only one night before our flight back, from moment of arrival till leaving jan pierre was awesome, super friendly and down to earth guy and really helpful with anything you need. what i loved the most about the place is that its a nice riad but has also a layed back travellers atmosphere which many riads dont. and... More 

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Thank gilad l
Coimbra, Portugal
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Riad Ida Ou Balou was one of my favorite parts of Marrakech. It is in the northern Medina, in a very authentic, bustling neighborhood, but none of the noise from outside can be heard within the solid walls of the riad. Jean Pierre, the owner, was incredibly kind, helpful and wonderful to talk to. He gave us many great recommendations... More 

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Thank Cemie
Coimbra, Portugal
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 28 October 2015

We stayed in several ryads while in Morocco, and this one was the best of them all. From the moment you step through the door, you know you're someplace special. John Pierre is wonderful, the perfect host, and makes you feel right at home. His right hand man, Borhim, is equally attentive, and both are gracious, full of good humor,... More 

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Thank Funonabun
United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 11 May 2015

Great ! Friendly staff, extremly helpful, I recommend this place very highly! Would come back again and again, very good service! we really enjoyed our stay, thank you very much. We will always remember our stay in your lovely hotel.

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Thank Alan N
Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2015

We stayed here only for one night at the end of April as a couple. As we arrived we have been served with a typical Maroccan mint tea. The french owner is very helpful and friendly. He supplied as with a map, so it was easier to get around the city (We would have been lost without it). He also... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2015

First time in Morocco, and pretty much found this place by reading reviews- and it was great! We got an airport transfer which made the whole thing very easy (although €19 seemed a little pricey for a 20 min trip, but it was around 10:30pm so we figured for the convenience it was worth it). A lovely greeting with tea... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2015

First time in Morocco so it was pot luck when booking but we struck lucky. The riad is small just 4 bedrooms but this means it does not get noisy - three bedrooms face into the internal courtyard and one has a window onto the street. I was only woken once during the whole week by the muezzin at the... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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367 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2014

I was in few Medinas in Marrocos and the Riad Ida Ou Balou has the best one in my opinion. The bedroom was quite good with a shower and air condition. The breakfast was good and they offer mint tea in the arrive.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Additional Information about Riad Ida Ou Balou

Address: 127, rue Bab Taghzout | Medina, Marrakech, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Price Range: $47 - $65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Sahara Room: Faces the street, so is a little noisier, but has a TV”
 of 5 bubbles holly235, 18 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Don't let the presence of cats put you off - they keep their distance.”
 of 5 bubbles Jan_O_Essex, 4 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Think there was a conjoining double and twin which could be good for families.”
 of 5 bubbles 911katye, 24 Feb 2014 | Read review
“If you want Air Con and TV book the Sahara double...if you want singles the other rooms are equally pretty...”
 of 5 bubbles MajellaM339, 6 Oct 2013 | Read review
“The Sahara room has a TV and a window and a good bed”
 of 5 bubbles PaulandCarlene, 26 Aug 2011 | Read review
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