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Riad Shemsi

#211 of 1,126 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
194 Derb Chtouka, Marrakech, Morocco
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This beautiful riad, although a 15 walk from the main square is absolutely fantastic. The rooms are lovely, the small communal areas are well maintained and the 3 members of staff are unobtrusive, but do everything you could ask of them. The area is interesting, the main thoroughfare through the "Kasbah" as this area is called is interesting with some... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am sitting here now, on our last day. On the ground floor next to the pool, the smell of freshly cooking food and the most obliging people I have ever met. We are staying in the chocolate suite which is the best room because it's the largest. Top floor with a huge room and ensuite bathroom. The setting is... More 

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Godalming, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Situated on the edge of the Kasbah, down a narrow complex of lanes is the most delightful Riad Shemsi. Exquisite authentic decor, beautifully elegant rooms and an atmosphere of tranquil serenity! Abdou took special care of all the guests and resonated true Arabic hospitality.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow where do I start... Staying in the Riad Shemsi was absolutely delightful and quite the perfect retreat. Especially for those that are seeking quiet and culturally influenced break - in the heart of Marrakech. Only a 10 min walk to the main market square where the hustle and the bustle begins especially in the souks. Riad Shemsi is in... More 

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Marbella, Spain
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed 4 nights in the chocolate suite which is extremely spacious and were welcomed by Abdou who looked after us extremely well during our entire stay. Although very small hotel it has everything required for your comfort and extremely well placed in the kasbah.

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We stayed in the top floor Chocolate Suite. It is exactly as the pictures on the website, so quiet and peaceful. We were greeted by the fantastic Abdul every evening who spoke great English and brought us mint tea and water to our room when ever we asked for it and didn't mind being woken when we could work out... More 

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West London
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131 reviews 131 reviews
36 hotel reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We stayed in the romantic Turquoise suite and loved our 4 night stay. The staff, Noura, Nadia and Hafid, were absolutely charming, and the home-cooked meal we ate there one evening (a beef tagine with prunes and apricots) was first class. The Riad makes a fantastic first impression - an oasis of calm accessed via a door at the end... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Riad Shemsi is a great place to stay, very quiet & near to the Clock Cafe, which is excellent. There were times when it was difficult to converse, but we did manage in the end. I do agree with Keith regarding the sockets hanging of the walls as I think we must have had the same room. The bathrooms were... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in one of suites next to the pool. The decor of the suite is kitted out in traditional Moroccan style which is exactly what we were after. The Riad is conveniently located in the Kasbah region and only 10-15min walk to the main square and souks, it is also next door to the Clock cafe which is on... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

It was a fantastic experience. First of all is about 15 mins of Djema el Fna Square, a part of the medina not very loud and very quiet. Right next to the Royal Residence of Hassan II in Marrakech and 5 mins to the Saadian tombs. The 6 rooms are fantastic each one and go up in price as they... More 

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