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Dar Shama

Douar Abiad | Circuit de la Palmeraie, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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Dar Shama
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Ranked #843 of 1,134 Marrakech B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Myself and my girlfriend visited here for s long weekend (4 days) and loved it. Staff are friendly and welcoming. The grounds are immaculate. The style is authentic but modern and the hotel is incredibly quiet. It is located away front the old town but the hotel has its own taxi which is very fairly priced. It seems to run... More 

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Manchester
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

The Dar Shama is a bit of a mixed bag. There are some positives but overall I could not recommend it and (because we had such a wonderful time in Marraakech) whilst we will go back to Marrakech, we will not go back here. First of all, it claims to be 5 stars. Now I know that 5 stars in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

Lovely quiet hotel good for a quiet retreat but don't take half board. the food was very limited in choice and very expensive. 180 Drhm for a tagine, there were 3 chicken, beef or veg. The hotel is not suitable for veggies or vegans. I had read an earlier message saying they catered well for veggies. this was not my... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

A taxi from the airport costs around 250 dirhams and is around 20-30 minutes away from Marrakech Menara airport. You have to drive past the medina to reach the area of Palmeraie where the hotel/Riad is located. This area is around 10 minutes taxi journey from the medina- Too far to walk. It is supposed to be where celebrities stay... More 

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De Bilt, Utrecht, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

Dar Shama was really an excellent riad in the Palmeraie of Marrakesh. A beautiful garden with swimming pool, nice and quiet if you want to escape the hecticism of the crowded and vivid city.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2011

Journey from the airport to the hotel was 20mins long. Once we reached the hotel in the evening, there was a wow factor, the welcoming was great, rooms spacious. We stayed in a standard double room with built in wardrobes and a lovely bathroom, with TV and cable, but all in German. Only English channels available was CNN international and... More 

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stebay
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2011

Really great place nice gardens and wonderful staff. We enjoyed two pools between around 5 guests food was great and service amazing.

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Buckinghamshire
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2011

We arrived after a long hot journey as family group. Check in seemed very slow but once through the gates everyone was wowed by the gardens and the rooms which were spectacular. Then disappointment set in. Lunch by the pool took 1 hour to materialise and dinner was at best average, and very expensive. Service for everything was chaotic and... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2011

Mum and I have just returned from a break at the Dar Shama, without any doubt, one of the best hotels we have have ever stayed in. In the most beautiful grounds, even nicer than depicted in the website, this small intimate hotel offers a level of service and elegance that is comparable to some of the best 5 star... More 

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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2011

My family , 9 adults of varying ages plus one 10 month old baby, have just returned from 5 nights at the Riad Dar Shama in Marrakech. We had a wonderful time. The Riad is situated a short journey from the historical centre of Marrakech in the beautiful Palmeraie area, and is surrounded by lush and beautiful gardens where you... More 

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