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“The owners and staff are incredible, we were treated like royalty!” 5 of 5 stars
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Dar Sholmes
3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   82 Derb Sidi M'Barek | Quartier Sidi Mimoun, Marrakech 40008, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #48 of 1,046 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Seattle, Washington
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“The owners and staff are incredible, we were treated like royalty!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

I dont even know where to start...we had such an amazing time at the Dar Sholmes! I do not think our trip to Marrakech would have been as delightful if we had stayed some place else.

We were picked up from the train station at 8am and not only allowed to check in early, but were greeted with breakfast. We had just spent 12 hours on a night train from Tangier, so this was exactly what we needed! We continued to get the same amazing breakfast each morning of our stay.

During the stay, Luc the owner, as well as his manager, Mohammed went out of their way to give us good tips on where to eat, shop, etc, including accompanying us on one shopping trip to help us get the best deal. They continued to check in with us to be sure we had what we needed and that we were comfortable. They were very gracious always!

The riad itself is gorgeous...the decor is incredible and the roof top terrace is a great place to get a view of the city. There are lots of sun loungers to relax in the sun as well as covered seating area and a small cafe/bar area for eating if you so choose.

Our room was very romantic and cozy. We found this especially nice coming back from the hectic streets of Marrakech each day. The bathroom was very large and even included a towel warmer. We had all the amenities we needed and really felt at home. There were dates and figs on our side table for a snack, and when we ordered a bottle of wine to enjoy for happy hour one day, it came with snacks too. We were definitely well fed!

On our last night, there was a party in the main floor/cafe area with champagne, hors D'oeuvres, local music and a belly dancer. We had also ordered dinner at their cafe for our last night...so it came with live music! The dinner was amazing. They picked up all the ingredients that day to prepare a fresh home cooked meal. Their chef is a local lady who is incredible. Needless to say, it was quite a final night for us in Marrakech. We were very sad to leave for sure.

We could not have asked for a better first experience in Morocco! We will definitely be back and will stay at the Dar Sholmes again...we are very excited to hear there are direct flights from New York to Marrakech. :-)

I highly recommend staying at Dar Sholmes while traveling to Marrakech!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Sao Paulo, SP
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Everything is TOP! Location, people, service and the Riad is just beautiful! Great days at Marrakech!
A huge tranks to all the Team!!!
Tatiana - São Paulo (Brasil)
Luis e Diogo - Porto (Portugal)

We highly recommend a visit to this charming place.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Gwann, Malta
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

My friends and I stayed in this Riad for 5 days. When arriving at Marrakesh we were totally lost but the riad manager was so nice to come greet us outside the maze of narrow roads, helped us with our luggages and we followed him to the riad. Entering the riad we were reliefed to see this beautiful decorated place. It made us forget all the craziness out there. The staff were lovely, polite and always ready to help us. Place was clean. We literally felt at home. When we decided to have bfast up on the terrace this was no problem for the staff. I suggest this riad to anyone and IF one day im back in Marakesh I know which riad i'm choosing.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

Location is great, close to everything and very easy to locate (a really good thing in the maze of Marrakech). Sergio is a great host and he understood our needs since the 1st minute of our arrival and our 2 day stay was perfect and we really felt the vibe of the city.

The place is really pretty, rooms are awesome with the air conditioner, comfortable beds and big bathroom. The terrace is great (specially at night, during the day is too hot ;D). Breakfast is really good.

Overall I would recommend the place to anyone.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

Took a quick trip to Marrakech for shopping and found this riad online. What a gem in the heart of the Medina. You are right next to the hospital and the Kings Palace and about 5 min walk to the Souks. The place was spotless and nicely appointed with VERY spacious updated bathrooms ( a must for me). The staff was very accomodating but speaks little English so brush up on your French. The terrace offers a lovely view of the Katoubia at night and breakfast in the morning was wonderful.
I must admit i was a little nervous when the driver dropped me off and Sergio met us and we had to walk 3-4 minutes through what seemed like a maze of alleys to get to the riad, but i was fine. It is very safe and the locals were very helpful ( for 20 dirham :) ).
All in all I was quite impressed and would absolutely stay there again.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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 November 23, 2011

A few wet rainy days in Marrakech were made all the more bearable by returning to this delightful Riad. Andrea and his staff are lovley and I made good use of my O Level (1980!!) French..! The rooms are beautifully fitted out - although I could have done with a bath my feet were so wet! The Breakfast was huge and filling and beautifully presented, and the recomendations from Andrea for Restaurants and Bars (go to the Kosybar it was great fun ) were spot on. Not very keen on Marrakech but that was the continually rain and had nothing to do with this lovely Riad. Andrea is rather dishy too!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Marrakesh
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2011

Just got back from Marrakesh and Dar Sholmes where we stayed for 5 days. Andre, Sergio and staff in general could not have been more helpful. They helped organise places to eat and trips as well as making our stay at the Riad a truly relaxing experience. Breakfast on the rooftop was a great start to the day and the food in the evening at the Riad was very nice and very reasonably priced. Did not want to leave really and already trying to see when we can go back.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 82 Derb Sidi M'Barek | Quartier Sidi Mimoun, Marrakech 40008, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #48 of 1,046 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Dar Sholmes 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Marrakech accommodates you the open arms in the one of its more invaluable jewels: Riad Sholmes. Near from Jamaa El Fna place, Koutoubia. A name which reflects its environment: luxury of the decoration worthy of the residences of the pashas combined to subtlety and Western sobriety. ... more   less 
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