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Riad Shama

22 Taht sour Ikbir | Zaouia Abbassia, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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Ranked #209 of 470 Hotels in Marrakech
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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London, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I travelled with a group of three ladies for a very short break to Marrakech and stayed in this typical Riad with the open central square in which was the swimming pool.. It is situated in the area of the city beyond the souks towards the Jardin Majorelle. We had two rooms, I had a double with a quaint en-suite.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was our first stop off and introduction to Morocco. We stayed here 5 nights. We followed the advice on here and organised the transfer from the airport. Do this, Morocco is intimidating initially (it grows on you don't worry). You really do need the driver to walk you up to the entrance as you will not find it.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

A quiet Riad which from the inside you wouldn't know you were in a bustling city. Picked up from the airport for 15€. Saved a lot of hassle for a first time visitor. Greeted warmly and by a beautiful fragrance throughout the place. Disappointed by the room which I would fail to call a delux suite. We were told that... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This was my first visit to Morocco / Marrakech and apprehension is quite normal. Nothing to worry about though. My Riad Shama driver was waiting at the airport to get me there, 15 Euro. I had read on various review sites, including Tripadvisior, that the back streets and allyways of Marrakech would be quite daunting to the inexperienced so my... More 

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

It is right in the middle of the vibrant city and, apart from the cold and darkness of the place (problems which the staff sorted), one of the best places we have stayed in. Food is a bit bland, same stuff for breakfast every day which we helped by taking in our own dates and bananas) but on the whole... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We recently spent 5 nights in Riad Shama and it was one of the best experience I ever had in an hotel in my life. The staff is amazing and very helpful, even if with some communications problem as we don't speak french. The overall atmosphere is quiet (except for the calling to the prayer every hour but well..we are... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We stayed at Riad Shama from a week over Christmas holidays. Love the serenity and beauty of the Riad. The rooms are nice and comfortable and service is amazing. The rooms get cold at nights (especially december) but you can ask for fire place to be lit and make the room warm and cozy. Everyone at the Riad is very... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

You know that saying that goes “you only appreciate what you had once its gone”, well this riad was one of those after we had to find another riad. We originally booked the riad just for é nights after deciding that we would do the sahara dessert 2day, 1 night execution but then we changed our mind as the bigger... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We stayed 4 nights.. The staff were great, The riad was too... If a little cold in the December mornings at breakfast..wi fi a bit hit and miss, also only 2 English speaking tv channels another downside was it took 5 days to get our bearings and actually find our way back from the main square.. Failing that use the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

This was a 4night break and was perfect! The staff could not have been more helpful the pick u p from and to the airport the drivers who took us on tours as well as taxiing us around were extremely good and always on time all this was arranged by the Shama which itself had comfortable beds nice music -all... More 

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