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Riad Houdou

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We stayed for a few days in late December with 4 grown children. The owners were home for Xmas in France, but prior to our visit Didier was extremely helpful in setting up transport from the airport (suggested if this is your first visit to Marrakech) and a one day outing in the Atlas mountains. In their place Ahmed was hosting and could not have been more helpful, friendly, and enjoyable. Really can't say enough about him. As we were staying over xmas eve and xmas evening, the Riad hosted a xmas dinner for all the guests. The dinner was fantastic and their efforts to make it festive were great - excellent local music and one of the staff dressed up as a twerking Santa Claus (you had to be there, but was hysterical and will remain one of our family's best xmas memories). Rooms are very nicely done. Breakfast on the roof terrace is fantastic with home made breads, yoghurt, and jams. My 16 year old son said, "That was best tea, best yoghurt, and best jam I've ever had." The location is good - easy walk to the square and only a couple blocks to the edge of the medina for taxi access. 3-4 blocks to photography museum or dyer's souk.

As my title suggests this Riad is incredible the hospitality is beyond anything I've ever experienced! From the second I left the airport I felt relaxed as I was transported safely to the Riad with Mint Tea and cakes, introduced to the Houdou and the staff and then walked into town. The room was clean, tidy and adequate for me and my friend to stay in. We regularly ended up coming back to Riad just to chill for an hour or so from the adventures of the manic Marrakesh streets! Finally the breakfast every morning was delicious, filled us up for the days adventuring and varied every day! Our thanks go out to Didier and Eric and the incredible staff who made our stay so relaxing. I have and would recommend this Riad to anybody travelling to Marrakech!

I cannot say enough positive things about Riad Houdou. I was collected right on time at the airport, welcomed to the riad by Didier, who took so much of his own time to show me the map of the media and chat with me. Then, they walked me to the main square so I could get my bearings, and I came back each evening to a lovely dinner and comfy room. Both Didier and Eric, the owners, were fantastically helpful and friendly. However, as I visited during the holidays, I only was with them one day as they went to visit family. We were left in the care of their excellent staff, and I cannot say enough good things about them! Delicious breakfasts, kind, attentive, they really care about their guests and it shows. They were friendly and so nice to talk to. I had a hammam and massage appointment and it was heavenly! Christmas Eve they served one of the most amazing meals I've ever had, so delicious, served along with traditional music and dancing--even a visit from Santa. Everyone enjoyed the evening so much and I felt like I was with family and very cared for. The owners and staff at Riad Houdou work very hard, it's very obvious that they care about their guests, I've never had this kind of hospitality anywhere, and I've visited almost 50 countries. The riad itself is really beautiful, decorated in a gorgeous Moroccan style. I could go on and on, but I have nothing but positive things to say and I wish them continued success and my most sincere thanks for their care and for ensuring that my time in Marrakech was amazing. Shukran à tous!

Riad Houdou is beautiful and centrally located. We only stayed for one night, but wish we could have stayed longer. Our room was clean and comfortable, and had a private terrace with amazing views. Breakfast on the roof was fantastic, and Eric and Didier were wonderful hosts. They gave us a dinner recommendation for a restaurant nearby, and we had an incredible meal. Highly recommend!

We stayed here for 2 nights at the beginning of our two week trip. It was a perfect way to begin our adventure in Morocco. We opted to get picked up from the airport, our driver was waiting for us, kindly pointed out some things in the city. When we arrived at the riad someone came to take our bags right away and we were brought to the beautiful courtyard for some mint tea and pastries. We did a quick check in were given some time to freshen up and then our wonderful host gave us a map of the Médina and explain what to see, how to get there and some genera tips. He personally walked us to the heart of the Médina making sure we could find our way back. Breakfast on the rooftop terrace was amazing, everything was homemade and absolutely delicious. We also had dinner one night at the riad which was an incredibly flavourful beef and tomato tangine- one of the best meals we had in Morocco! This riad is fantastic, the people were so very welcoming and helpful and the actual riad was beautiful and tranquil- a calm inside the bustling city. Plus the food is out of this world great !

Very beautiful Riad in a central place. The sleeping rooms are very nice every one had his own theme. The Staff are all very very friendly. The dinner is delicius and every day fresh cooked things from the market. I eat only vegetarian and I had every day an other vegetarian meal.. Abdel show us the fastest way to the square an the souks at the first day.... We are very thankful for the nice time in Riad houdou and thanks most of all Aziz, Abdel, Eric and Didier for the great welcome and their effort.

Other reviewers have said it all: let me add to the chorus of travelers who have found their stay here to have been an outstanding experience. From initiating my reservation to our arrival and stay at the riad, Eric and Didier and their staff Aziz, Abdel and their fabulous culinary staff all were most welcoming and helpful. Our first day felt bewildering but Didier walked us to the popular spots, including money exchange, recommended restaurants and facilitated a Hammam experience and massage which surpassed my expectations. Our room was large,clean and comfortable. The shower was hot and fully powered. The breakfasts were filling and varied and made extra special by the delightful staff who were eager to please. No doubt about it, if I were to come again or offer a recommendation to friends, I would 5 star my experience here! Didier and Eric found their calling and we travelers ar the beneficiaries. You will agree with me. Pp

This was our first hotel/Riad at which we spent 2 nights in at the beginning of our 2 week trip in Morocco. It was absolutely amazing. Comparing it to many other hotels/roads that we resided in during our travels this rates as one of the top ones. Highly recommend the pick up from the airport, made things so easy and seamless. Driver waiting promptly, bags taken care of and walked right to the hotel. The narrow busy streets, markets and canopy covered streets would make it challenging to navigate there if you have never experienced the streets of Marrakech. The staff was genuine, friendly, welcoming, informative and very funny. They sat us down after a warm welcome with a map and showed us some must sees, gave us informative tips about being first timers to Marrakech and even walked us down to the main market showing us all the landmarks to follow when getting back - after that navigation was a breeze. The in house dinner was fantastic and one of the best ones during our travels - well worth it. Furthermore their breakfast was amazing, and served on the rooftop while you watch the sun come up. Highly recommend this Riad, absolutely amazing and her favourite this entire trip. Thank you to Riad Houdou for making it an amazing experience.

A wonderful stay, I cant recommend this place enough. We were greeted by Didier and Eric who showed us around the gorgeous Riad. The place was well thought out and decorated, which gave the place a calm and warm atmosphere compare to other parts of Marrakech. The rooms were meticulously clean and bright and the shower had great water pressure and hot water. After spending a month traveling around Morroco I can easily say that they had the best breakfast I had on the whole trip and if you get the chance I would recommend having dinner at the Raid, the chef is outstanding. Can't wait to go back.

Riad Houdou was such a lovely place of tranquility away from the busy medina, yet only a doorway from the surrounding souks. Beautiful interior with plants and fountains. We were greeted with Moroccan tea, some sweet treats, and fantastic hospitality. After being shown to our room we were given advice on things to see in the local area and were walked to the square (shown landmarks along the way to make sure we'd know how to find our way back. We were only there for one night so didn't have dinner there. But the breakfast (including Moroccan pancakes and homemade jams, yoghurt and fruit salad) was delicious on the rooftop terrace. Highly recommended- thank you.

54 Derb lhammam, El Moukef Marrakech

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Jamaa el Fna and Marrakesh Museum
  • Free wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Located in Medina, Riad Houdou is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as Marrakesh Museum and Almoravid Koubba. This 6-room, 4-star riad has a restaurant along with conveniences like an outdoor pool and a rooftop terrace. Jamaa el Fna and Ben Youssef Mosque are also a short walk from this Marrakech riad.


Dining

Explore the riad and meet new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant.


Rooms

Riad Houdou's 6 rooms provide ceiling fans and safes. Guests can stay connected with free wired Internet. Rooms also include free toiletries.


Property features

At Riad Houdou, guests have access to an outdoor pool, a rooftop terrace, and spa services. Airport transportation is made easy with an airport shuttle. A multilingual staff is on hand to help secure valuables, and offer sightseeing advice. This riad also has a library.

Room options

Double Room, Private Bathroom (Ch��chia)

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Double Room, Private Bathroom (Tajines)

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Twin Room, Private Bathroom (F��s)

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Family Triple Room, Private Bathroom (Théières)

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

97% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 864 reviews