This was the favorite place we stayed in all of Morocco, and we couldn't have asked for a better place to stay in Marrakech. The sensation of winding your way through dark, narrow alleyways to finally end up at Belbaraka's red door and entering into what can only be described as a palace is wonderful! Charlotte, the owner, spoke excellent English and helped us with everything from transfers from the bus station (the riad is impossible to find on your own), places to eat, things to visit, and even had our breakfast made early before we left to catch our flight.
The riad itself revolves around a peaceful interior courtyard with tables for having a mint tea and a gently burbling fountain scented with rose petals. The rooms are spacious and decorated in an elegant Moorish style, with windows looking out into the courtyard, large draping curtains, carpets, and comfy beds (a rarity in Marrakech). The bathroom was simply incredible.
One of the highlights was the terrace and its panoramic views of Marrakech. It was a wonderful place for breakfast and a mid-afternoon coffee. Speaking of which, the owners had the care to leave a pot of hot water and tea and coffee packets in your room for you to enjoy when you return from a day of sightseeing. It's little details like this that really make Riad Belbaraka worthwhile. There's also free wi-fi. If you visit Marrakech, the Belbaraka is a great choice. It's a little ways away from the Djemaa El Fna (20 min. walk), but it's very close to the [poi=13041]souks[/poi] and the [poi=48407]Ben Youssef Madrasa[/poi].