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Riad Shambala

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Derb Sidi Messaoud 111, Arest Ihiri, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

My mum and I stayed at Shambala for one night. It's a beautiful and authentic Morrocan accommodation. We were made to feel very welcome. The only problem was it was Ramadam while we were there so it was quieter than usual in Marrakech and the market wasn't as good.

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Castronuno, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

I was in Riad Shambala one week ago and I could enjoy the medina and the real Marrakech in all its wide meaning. A gentle driver came to pick me up to the airport. Marrakech is a beautiful bereber city that brings the air of the dessert. When I came to Shambala, Lobna brought me some delicious, scrumpious, I don´t... More 

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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I say heart because its both a metaphorical and physical association. Its in the heart of the old city - you can walk everywhere and work off the lovely breakfast of cooked eggs, the best natural yogurt I have tasted, and various breads and Marrakech 'doughnuts' for a special treat. The Riad is very authentic and the terraces on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This is a very small riad (5 rooms) close to the northeastern wall (Bab Yacout gate) of the Marrakech Medina, so the walk to the great square is a bit longer than average, about 20 minutes. The riad is a very cozy, clean and nicely decorated haven, with a small dipping pool in the atrium/lobby area and two small roof... More 

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Oberwil, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This was our first stay in Morocco and it was a pleasant start. Mohammed is a very good host and he can read your thoughts! I felt very cold the first evening and before we had done anything did Mohammed supply us with a heater. A very thoughtful person. We had booked the smallest (and cheapest) room and thank God... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Having never visited Marrakech before we didn't know what to expect. Prior to our visit we researched for hours and found Riad Shambala had some fantastic reviews. The riad is near the Medina wall but don't let that put you off, we loved the location and was the perfect base to explore the souks, square, medina and new town. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This Riad is a amazing break from the hustle and bustle of the Souks! The owner of the Riad was so pleasant and so nice! He took his time to explain the great places to visit in Marrakech! He also went out his way to get things for us that we asked for! The breakfast in the morning was delicious... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Thank you Carlos, you certainly made a gorgeous retreat and your heart really shows in the many small touches. We were beyond delighted with Riad Shambala. From this first moment's impression of welcoming tea and goodies, we were delighted by the riad and its amazing staff. English, Spanish, Arabic, French-speaking staff make is so easy to ask questions. We had... More 

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

My daughter booked this riad as a gift for my 50th birthday myself and my husband had not ben to Morocco before this, we travelled on the 6/5/14 for a week, we spent four lovely nights here, the accommodation was really great traditional Moroccocan building in traditional surroundings! Mohammed and his wonderful staff looked after us so well and they... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Just spent a wonderful long weekend at Riad Shambala. We arrived in Marrakesh Mamara Airport on a Saturday afternoon. As it was our first visit to Marrakesh I booked the airport transfer to the riad in advance (20 Euro). We were met by Mohamed at airport. Journey by car to the riad was around 15-20 minutes. The riad shambala is... More 

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