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“Quite a Walk” 4 of 5 stars
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Casa Mora Shalimar
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Derb El Hammam | Bab Aylan, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #345 of 1,037 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Random Lake, Wisconsin
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“Quite a Walk”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

The Riad is a quite a walk from the main centre (at least 15 mins) and while situated in the less touristy area of Marrakech it is not great area to walk at night. The nearby mosque will wake you every morning at 5am. Good but probably could do better.

Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

Wonderful little riad in the medina, but comfortingly away from the center. We were looked after like family, enjoyed daily continental breakfasts with fresh squeezed orange juice, and had one truly memorable dinner in house when we were both medinaed out (thanks Neza!).

A note on the benefits of being outside the tourist medina - it's far less stressful. When you go outside and stop for a minute, people flow by without noticing... nobody tries to get you to eat in a restaurant, buy a carpet, try a date, hire them as a guide or get a henna tattoo. If you want to be able to come and go comfortably from a charming little hotel and not always be a marked target for direct sales aficionados, this is an ideal option.

I'd go again without question.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kaiserslautern, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2011

Riad Riad Casa Mora Shalimar is wonderful. It is a little palace in the middle of the Medina. The staff was really helpful and kind, but unfortunately they didn’t speak English and we don’t speak French. Other than that, everything was great. The Riad’s surroundings give you a real experience of the Marrakech’s people. I would recommend after you take a walk to the main plaza (El Fna) a couple of times, to take a taxi (about 2 Euros), because the contamination of the Mobylettes is really bad and dangerous.
The owner gave us detail information of the place and recommendations prior to our arrival that really help us out. They arrange for the taxi to pick us up at the airport. Overall the experience was great. I’d recommend this Riad to anybody.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2011

This is the first time ever that I am writing a review but I have to because I had such a great experience at this riad with my friend. When we arrived we were given the option to have a cab from the riad waiting for us for 15 euro (a little expensive but we arrived late at night so it was safer). The cab driver waited for us in the airport and took us straight to our riad. The lady, Neza, that works at the riad only speaks arabic and french (which we did not understand) but we still managed to understand each other somehow and she even gave us umbrellas when it rained. The breakfast was pancakes, bread with jelly and butter, coffee and freshly squeezed orange juice. It was delicious! The rooms are CLEAN and cleaned every day, there are clean TOWELS too! Only downside is you get a key to the front door but your room door does not lock. However, nothing was stolen and they are always at home.. it's a small place so it's nothing to worry about. There is free wi fi internet but it did not work in our rooms unless you stood very close to the door. From the outside you would never be able to tell how beautiful it is on the inside. Definitely a good price for an amazing stay! Highly recommended :)

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2010

I tried to find the cheapest, but highest ranked riad and this is it.
40 Euro a night and well worth it. Etienne the owner invited us to dinner on our last night and we didnt pay anything...great hospitality and very elegant riad. Highly recommended to those who dont want to spend over 100 euros and experience a real riad.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sonoma, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2010

The Riad is a bit far from the Plaza Jeema El Fna(15-20 min walking), but once you learn your way is totally worth it. The service is great, rooms are clean and decorated with a simple and beautiful taste.
Breakfast was good. The Riad is very quiet. It has a nice terrace where you can have breakfast.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2010

First things first - this is a great Riad. It's small (only 3 rooms), clean, relatively quiet (bring earplugs for call to prayer from nearby mosque at 5am!), comfortable rooms, good hot water, roof top terrace, breakfast and if you are interested, you can order dinner. We stayed in a variety of places in Morocco and Riad Shalimar was one of the best and MUCH better than the other place we stayed in Marrakech.

This Riad is in the Medina, in a residential neigbourhood. It is 'the real' medina where the locals shop and live and is only a 100m from Bab Ailen (one of the gates in the city wall). Be prepared for a walk however as it is not near Djemaa El Fna (the main square) where a lot of the action is and the entry to the souks. It is a good 15 minutes walk through winding, busy, crowded streets and whilst it's all very interesting the first or second time you walk to the square it can be a bit of a long walk after a long day sightseeing. Note also that the staff do not have a word of English (French & Arabic/Berber) but we were able to point and do charades to get by.

Overall though, good value and a true Riad with all the trimmings

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Casa Mora Shalimar

Address: Derb El Hammam | Bab Aylan, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #345 of 1,037 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Casa Mora Shalimar 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Inside the city walls of the Medina Marrakech in the heart of the picturesque Assouel district, near Door Bab Aylen, the Bed and Breakfast Riad Shalimar welcomes guests in a beautiful setting, steps from the Ben Youssef Madrasa and the Dar el PachaMuseum. The famous Jemaa El Fna square, the Souk as well as the main golf courses of Marrakech are accessible in a few minute drive. If you travel by car, you can park in the nearby parking facilities. ... more   less 
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