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194 Derb Chtouka, Marrakech, Morocco
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Ranked #274 of 1,040 Marrakech B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for 2 nights at the beginning of June. We were welcomed with mint tea by the pool whilst we filled out the necessary paperwork. Noura (the owner) explained everything to us and gave us a map with a route from the Riad to the main square, along with some recommendations of restaurants. She was very friendly and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After the hustle and bustle of the streets, this is very tranquil and a perfect place to get away. I even decided to continue working on my book one morning - no children, telephone calls and just more haggling to look forward to. Some local teenagers showed us the way to the riad when we were lost and proceeded to... More

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14 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

What a little gem. Prior to going I contacted Riad Shemsi and they replied very quickly, and this efficiency was just how the Riad was run. We stayed at the Riad Shemsi for three nights. Arrived at 10pm and was greeted with mint tea and cakes, very welcome. We stayed in the turquoise room, which is really spacious and has... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Road Shemsi deserves to be much further up the best list of places to stay in Marrakech. It was stunning. There are a few twists and turns down narrow alleys to reach it but when you do there is an oasis of calm behind the large wooden door. Spotlessly clean, stylish and such lovely staff. Make sure you check out... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We stayed at Riad Shemsi for 2 nights and really enjoyed our stay. It feels like you are staying on someone's home. The decor is beautiful, our room was on the ground floor- which we didn't mind, it had a small but adequate shower room and the rooms decor was traditionally Moroccan which was nice. There is a pool but... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

My husband and I with our 2 teenage daughters stayed here for 5 nights in the Berbere bedroom and the Orange bedroom which are next to each other. We travelled in early April as we were expecting the temperature to be around 25C but summer came early which meant most days it was around 35C!! This made us extremely grateful... More

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Los Angeles, Ca.
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20 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

The entry way and (small/very cold) plunge pool are beautiful. To lounge there after the noisy market (medina) area you need to pass through every time you come and go anywhere is a real pleasure. The suite is on the third floor (no elevator) and feels like you have the entire roof area to yourselves as the terrace is there... More

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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

After deciding to take a break before the madness of Christmas, we settled on Marrakech as our destination. A friend recommended Riad Shemsi so we checked it out on line and booked it up 18th - 23rd December. We were picked up from the airport and as we drove to the Riad, I did have to question had we made... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

We stayed at Riad Shemsi for three nights, 30 November to 3 December 2013. The riad is beautifully presented and spotlessly clean but it is the lovely service that takes it to the next level. Noura and Mohammed and so friendly and make you feel so welcome during your stay. They are there if you need them, nothing being too... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

My future wife and I spent 3 days in march 2013 and loved everything about this place. We walked to the shops, restaurants and attractions everyday. The staff were fantastic. Mohamed was the kindest guy you could meet. Will defo go back. 10/10. Paul and pauline

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Address: 194 Derb Chtouka, Marrakech, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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Riad Shemsi is a beautiful and elegant Riad in the heart of the Marrakech Medina. Situated in the Royal Kasbah, it is in easy walking distance of all the principal sites including the main square and the myriad souks. All the suites are delightfully presented in traditional Moroccan plasterwork and Marrekchi furnishings. The views from its elevated terrace are stunning. The celebrated Shemsi cuisine is sourced locally everyday from the freshest ingredients. ... more   less 
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