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Riad Shemsi

#208 of 1,135 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
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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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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This is a lovely place to stay, the staff are very attentive and polite. They speak French and English very well, so communication was easy. The room was clean, comfortable and so nice to be in. The location is a bit out of the way but it grants you some peace and tranquility. Would recommend it

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We spent 4 nights at Riad Shemsi and can honestly say that it's one of the best travel experiences we've ever had. The staff are so welcoming and go out of their way to make sure you are content, but always give you the privacy that you need. Lovely place, with an amazing roof view of the city walls. Pool... More 

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

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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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

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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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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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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6 hotel reviews
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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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