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Riad Shama

22 Taht sour Ikbir | Zaouia Abbassia, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2011

I stayed at this Riad in February 2011, I found that it was not to the standards, or stars it claimes, the pictures, and write up in the Kuoni brochure are not of this property. It actually stands at the near end of an alleyway in the slum area of Marrakech, it's a cold, dark, damp property, which is under... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2011

i were with my husband in Riad shama last december for the new year's eve, our stay was incredible , the staff was amazing as well, we spent the most beautiful holidays in our entire life, thank you nezha for the delicious morcoccan food and we'll be back next year for sure Love u all Michel

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Paris, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2010

My wife and two children aged 19 and 22 stayed at Riad Shama for 5 days between Christmas and New Years. We have lived in Canada, US, Africa and now the UK. Because of our Africa expereince we realize that culture and history on vacation does not always mean 5 stars are available. Riad Shama was an enjoyable small riad.... More 

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UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2009

Riyad Shama scores top points in every respect. Our stay there was magical. A glorious setting by the ground floor pool – for dinner, surrounded by lanterns and candles, lunch, or drinks. The bedrooms are beautifully decorated and spacious – as are all the public areas. The staff are delightful and helpful – nothing was too much trouble. The cook... More 

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Princeton, NJ
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2008

After touring Morocco for a week and having several excellent stays in Riads in Fes and Rabat we were expecting the same quality level as we found in the other locations. Unfortunately that was not the case. Shama is located in particularly out-of-the-way location in the Medina with difficult access. The rooms were small and stuffy due to the use... More 

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Princeton, NJ
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 348 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2008

I hate to rain on everyone's parade but we thought this place was awful. Just to put this statement in context, this was the 5th stop on our recent trip to Morocco that included two other riads - villa manderine in Rabat and Riad Fez , both of which we loved (see my TA reviews) and this was the only... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2008

just returned from amazing trip to Marrakech, stayed in the above riad and even hubbie , tough Geordie had a tear to leave. They say a riad is an oasis and it is so true. Even having read up so much on the subject and visiting the city before, I must admit had a few nerves as we drove through... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2007

The Riad Shama and its staff are a delight. Although a little way away from the Main Square, my niece and I found it no problem to walk to and from all major tourist attractions. As two women travelling alone in Marrakech, the Riad Shama was a little bit of heaven. Comfortable rooms, good food (although you are definitely paying... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2007

My partner and I took my brother and his wife to Marrakech for their wedding present. We stayed at the Riad Shama and before we arrived we had no idea what to expect. What a wonderful surprise as the place is absolutely charming. The staff are extremely helpful and amenable and the rooms are tastefully and authentically decorated. Made such... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2007

We would highly recommend this Riad. Excellent location. Although about a 20 minute walk away from Jna el Fnaa it was nice to be away from the tourist area in an authentic residential area (although my children were a little freaked out by the very ragged local beggars!) A wonderful tranquil atmosphere when you step through its doors. Beautifully decorated... More 

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