+212 (0) 656 64 81 07 Tel: +212 (0) 524 38 68 93 gilles@riad-abaca.com

Welcome to Riad Abaca Badra

We strive for here, you feel at home.

A haven of peace in Marrakech

All the modern comforts with full & free, wifi coverage.

A traditionnal Moroccan Cuisine

All with fresh, local spices and ingredients.

Riad Abaca Badra in Marrakech has been awarded TripAdvisor travellers’ choice best of the best 2020:

  • 1st in Marrakech,
  • 1st in Morocco,
  • 2nd in Africa
  • 21st in the world

Located in the heart of the medina in Marrakech, in a quiet and secure area, 12 – 15 minutes from the famous Jemaa el Fna square, Riad ABACA BADRA is a guest house from where you can easily discover the charms and main sites of the red city, the pearl of the South.
 The riad was renovated a few years ago, and has preserved it’s traditional aspects using traditional Moroccan techniques. 
Riad ABACA BADRA offers all the modern comforts and has full, free, wifi coverage… A haven of peace, you can recharge your batteries by relaxing on the tranquil terrace.

On your arrival, Dominique and Gilles, the riad’s owners, welcome you with a traditional tea and guide you what to see, what to do and what not to do in Marrakech,
 if you need to book a car, a restaurant, an excursion in the desert, to the Atlas Mountains, to the sea…, or cooking lessons, a hammam, a quad or camel ride, a hot air balloon flight, a golf course, Dominique and Gilles can advise you and can book them for you and all these activities have been tested and rated by your hosts.

Moroccan cuisine is rightly considered to be one of the finest and tastiest in the world. The subtle combination of flavours and spices perfumes all the dishes and Riad ABACA BADRA has the most wonderful cook who creates tagines, pastillas, couscous, briouattes, all with fresh, local spices and ingredients, served for lunch and dinner in the riad. As all the ingredients are bought fresh and locally, you need to book in advance in the morning, by 10:00 a.m. For dinner, or the day before for lunch. Cumin, cinnamon, turmeric, coriander, paprika, ginger, dill, nigella, saffron… all these spices will delight your plate, and the riad runs cookery lessons so you can make these at home with spices bought from the medina.

 If you have any allergy problems, please let us know.

At the end of your stay, we offer you our mini tagine so that you can keep some of the Riad ABACA BADRA with you. 
Our tagines are now found all over the world and these photos make us, in turn, travel !


The riad has 5 rooms for 2 to 4 people, they are air conditioned. They all feature a sitting area, a private bathroom, storage cabinets, a safe. Towels, hair dryer, shower gel, shampoo and body lotion are available to you. The wi-fi is available throughout the riad and a computer station is available.


Scents of spices, quality local products, knowledge of the cook, you can discover the excellence of traditional Moroccan cuisine around tagines, couscous, pastillas, briouattes… Festival place flavors of traditional dishes marrakchis.


The riad owners resident on site, they can help you in the choice of sightseeing or activities: excursions, sport and physical activities, exploring Marrakech … All these activities have been tested and validated by your hosts.