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Riad Dar Beldia

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I stayed here few nights. Having stayed in many places in Marrakesh. This was my least favourite place. First of all the Riad location is not close to main attractions. Especially at night it feels unsafe to walk the streets. The rooms are dark and cold. Worst part of the stay was unfriendly staff and the breakfast was a joke. They made no attempt to make you feel welcome. Avoid at all cost. I have no idea why people are giving a good rating. You will thank me later. The nice photo of Riad court yard is just a honey trap.

I booked my stay here after reading about the positive experiences others have had. However, unfortunately, we did not experience this level of service. The gentleman, who mainly was at reception, could not communicate effectively in English making it difficult for us to ask basic things such as directions and for taxi bookings. When we wanted to check out, I asked for a Taxi as we had to get to a certain destination urgently and asked for our bags to be bought down as the stairs are narrow and difficult to carry suitcases down. However, I had to constantly remind him in the space of 30 minutes to bring our bags, check us out and sort the transport. Unfortunately, they bought our breakfast out late so we almost didn’t get to our destination on time. On top of this, I had to go and bring our own bags down as he still had not bought them. As we were leaving, I was asking to pay for the hotel tax and due to the language barrier, he did not understand me and I kept trying to explain in different ways. Sorry, but as a Riad catering for global guests, basic English should be a requirement of people dealing with guests directly. I tried to remain patient, but I was not impressed. The breakfast was below the average standard, they would not even ask drink preference and contained no healthy options or yogurts. I had to ask for fruits and even then it was doused in syrup. The room was dark which was expected as it is a Riad, but it could do with better lighting as it is difficult to get ready. The safe didn’t even work in our room, and the same gentleman we dealt with didn’t know how to use it himself! The room also smelt damp and unpleasant during our entire stay. I was overall not impressed with this Riad and would not stay here again should I be back in Morocco. It is a shame as I was excited due to the positive reviews I have read, but it fell way beyond my expectations. I cannot fault the surroundings, the Riad itself has a nice vibe and the location is great as long as the directions are explained clearly. However, Many things need to be improved should they wish to attract guests.

I don't even know where to begin. First of all, the hotel is beautiful. Rooms are big and pretty, the terrace is stunning and the little swimming pool is just perfect. It is located at a 15 minute walk from the center, in a very safe neighborhood. However, what really made this hotel a great great choice was its staff. Hassan is perhaps the best hotel manager I've ever come across to. He received us with the best tea we had in all our trip and a wonderful explanation of the places we could see. Throughout the days we spent there, every time we went back to the hotel, we felt like going back home and not just to a vacation stay. He is truly outstanding and any people who is in the tourist business would be honored to have him in his staff. He understands the value of making the customer feel at home in order to make a trip go from "good" to "awesome". Honestly, he is the best. Hassan helped us print our tickets, gave us great tips about Marrakesh, places to visit and not to visit, prepared a delicious breakfast and dinner for us. I just can't thank him enough for how he treated us while we were there. Also, our shuttle driver was awesome. Really polite and on time, and had a great conversation. Really, don't even think about it twice. Book this Riad. It's just a jewel hidden in the beautiful city of Marrakesh. Love, Marina & Unai.

My husband and I stayed for 3 nights here. The building is beautiful with lots of history and although our room was quite small it had everything we needed and was clean and tidy with a comfy bed. The Riad is located about 10minutes walk away from the square. I found this to be perfect as it was much quieter then being right in the centre and felt like a nice escape after the crowds. The walk is straight forward but watch out for the blind corners and mopeds! Would definitely recommend the airport transfer for €15 each way. I have to mention that the walls of the Riad are very thin so if you are a light sleeper you will be woken up by the doorbell, other guests and staff....however, I'm not sure how important that is when (even the heaviest of sleepers) will be awoken by the early morning prayer anyway. The breakfast was lovely with fresh food and varied slightly each day. The staff are very helpful. On arrival we were given tea and biscuits whilst they talked us through the map and offered answers to all our questions. Would definitely recommend!

First time in Marrakech; the riad offered comfortable stay and had great staff. From the day we were checked in to the day out, the staff have always been around and ready to assist. A convenient location, a short walk to the main square.

The greatest asset of this place is the staff. They will literally do anything for you and nothing is too much trouble. The Road itself is a hidden gem. Decorated to the highest standard in a quiet but convenient part of Medina. The place is spotless and the service from all the staff is second to none. Breakfast is lovely, with all fresh produce. I will return again.

There's a plethora of places to stay in Marrakesh, so how do you chose? Reviews and a coin toss. We chose well with this one. The hosts are perfectly friendly, the food is great, and the rooms are a notch above basic and very clean. We stayed in Jan so it's not the warmest place, and the air conditioning struggled to maintain warmth, but i'm sure we'd be grateful for it in the summer. The location is pretty central too, with the main square being only 10 mins walk away. They arranged the airport pick up (definitely worth doing for first time visitors) and also a trip into the mountains, which also took the hassle of finding your own guides away. All in all, a very lovely stay.

We stayed here for 3 nights for our 10th wedding anniversary during Ramadan and found it thoroughly relaxing. Never having been to Morocco we used the riad's car service from the airport which was quick and efficient with a helpful driver. From the outside there is not much to look at (just a door at the end of an alley)but inside is a little oasis of peace&tranquility. We were met with a cup of mint tea which was delicious and shown to our lovely first floor room. I would echo what the previous half dozen reviewers have put: Lovely building Great staff(thank you Karim&Abdul) Comfortable beds! Generous breakfast Excellent air conditioning(a godsend) I would only add that unless haggling is a way of life,take a licensed guide with you when you visit the old city as the constant unsolicited help(miraculously all speak English)gets wearing very quickly...... All in all we thoroughly enjoyed our stay!!

I wanted to give my 75-year-old mum a nice birthday present and she wanted to see Marrakech, based in a riad. Riad dar Beldia looked suitable, particularly because we needed a room with twin beds (not a double). After huge delay reaching the airport (massive thunderstorm - no-one's fault) and a 90minute wait to get through immigration (they really need to get more staff), my mum and I were exhausted. I had telephoned the riad to ensure they were still open, and was reassured that all would be ready for us. The transfer bus dropped us at the end of the alley that led to the riad (normal for Marrakech) and the hotel chap came out to guide us to the front door. Inside, it was an oasis of cool and calm, with a beautiful blue-lit pool in the open centre of the building. Our room was small, but fine for what we needed. The bathroom (separated by wooden doors) was lovely and the shower was excellent - you can have it any temperature and there is no shortage of water. There was an air-conditioning unit in our room that we used to cool down on very hot days, and also at night. It was fairly quiet and worked better than that in many expensive European hotels I have used. The whole building is like a big terraced house in the UK, but the layout makes it seem much more airy and spacious, and the roof terrace gives you a chance to enjoy some air and relax after the bustle of the souk. Staff are available 24 hours a day and are very helpful - they printed a boarding card for our flights, answered general questions about prices and haggling, gave tourist advice and recommendations. We loved the view over the rooftops - all the buildings are the same height, so we could see the mountains far away, and palm trees, minarets, palaces etc. The untidiness of the roof constructions on all the neighbouring buildings is just part of the character of the city. We loved watching the storks on their huge nest on the nearby mobile transmitter tower, feeding their two chicks and make clattering noises with their beaks. The purple jacaranda trees were in flower while we were there (early May) and the sight of those rising up from the nearby palace gardens was stunning. The wifi was free, and fast enough for my needs. It didn't quite reach the roof terrace, but was fine in our first floor room. I was able to make WhatsApp calls with no difficulty, and upload lots of photos. The breakfasts were substantial, with Moroccan pancakes and bread, yoghurt etc. Every day we looked forward to our glass of freshly squeezed orange juice. The location of the riad is a bit further south than most, which we realised when we were helpfully (and repeatedly) informed we were going the wrong way for the Badi Palace! We concluded that we rather liked the location - away from the main crowds around Jemaa el Fna but in easy walking distance of many attractions. We always felt safe and looked after by the staff, and were well fed by the breakfasts. The riad was perfect for us and may well be just what you're looking for too!

this is a great place to stay close to place jamma 10 minute walk the staff in this riad were very helpful advising us on trips etc.good breakfast is included in price they will also cook your evening meal as long as you ask them in advance

Derb Houara No 9 Marrakech

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Bahia Palace and Dar Si Said Museum
  • Free full breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Located in Medina, Riad Dar Beldia is a leisurely stroll from popular sights such as Bahia Palace and Dar Si Said Museum. This 6-room, 4-star riad has conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and a rooftop terrace. Centrally located in Marrakech, the riad is also a short walk from El Badi Palace and Saadian Tombs.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free full breakfast, served each morning from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM. Enjoy a bite to eat at the riad's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service.


Rooms

All 6 air-conditioned accommodations feature separate bedrooms. Guests can expect free WiFi and cable TV. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer free toiletries. In-room massages are available, and rooms also include safes.


Property features

Riad Dar Beldia offers an outdoor pool, a rooftop terrace, and free WiFi in public areas. If you drive, self parking is MAD 20 per day, or you can take advantage of the shuttle from the hotel to the airport (available on request) for MAD 165 per vehicle one way. The front desk has multilingual staff standing by 24 hours a day to assist with concierge services and securing valuables. This riad also has a library.

Room options

Superior Room (L´Oriental)

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Standard Twin Room (La Sultane)

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Superior Room (La Beldia)

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Superior Room (La Bahia)

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

97.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 343 reviews