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“Beautiful and Comfortable Riad” 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 #80 of 1,135 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
West Midlands
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Beautiful and Comfortable Riad”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

Location is great down a few alleys , very close to Jema al Fna..about a 7 minute easy walk. There is 24 hr parking available very close by if you hired a car. Motorway links are very accessible. Loads of restaurants nearby to choose from and ATM's to withdraw cash if you need.

Luc and his staff are extremely wonderful and go out of their way to serve you. Muhammad in particular is a gem...polite and humble, ever ready to help. He is always available to help no matter what the time.

Luc made sure he kept in contact with us before our arrival and sent out Muhammad to fetch us when we arrived in Marrakech to guide us to the Riad. They handled all our luggage and gave us a first class welcome even though we got there past midnight.

The Riad served us breakfast no matter what time we got up and you could choose to be served in the roof garden or the dining area downstairs. Breakfast had the traditional breads, freshly squeezed juices, mint tea, hot chocolate, fruit salads, jams, different cakes everyday and cereals.

Rooms are super clean and serviced everyday, the bathrooms are quite luxurious and spacious. They provide thick bathrobes and high quality towels (towels changed everyday). Each room has an air-con and you can regulate the temperature to be comfortable.

The service is very personal and every guest is made to feel welcome. The female staff even washed some of our clothes without charging. They offered to book us into the hamam and massage the first day we arrived.

The Riad is so safe that our kids, who are 13 and 11 years preferred to stay there while we went out shopping. The staff took care of them and served them complimentary cakes and tea while we were away.

Wifi/Internet is free and there is good reception. We definitely recommend this beautiful Riad to everyone where you will get a warm reception a comfortable stay and great customer service.

You come as a guest and leave as a friend.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Dar Sholmes is an extraordinary Riad. From our arrival at the airport we were constantly taken care of by the Staff. The Riad is situated only a few steps away from the Royal Palace. It is beautifully decorated, with exceptional attention to details: from the floor tiles to the bed linens, one is immediately aware of the authenticity of the place. The service is superb; our room was cleaned several times a day, not to mention the cordiality of the staff, which really makes yourself feel at home.
Luc the owner/manager of the Riad was also kind enough to organised several activities for us to enjoy the marvels of Marrakech throughout the day; with a memorable Quad adventure in the desert.
Dar Sholmes is a truly magical place which I strongly recommend to those travelers that want to immerse themselves in the local customs of Morocco without sacrificing luxury!

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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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luc b, Propriétaire at Dar Sholmes, responded to this review, February 27, 2013
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Caro Gugli,

Il est tellement facile d'être hôte lorsque nous avons la chance de recevoir de si belle personne comme toi!!!
Merci pour ton amitié, ta confiance et ta bonne humeur.....
Je suis heureux que tu gardes un si beau souvenir de ton experience à Marrakech.
Bacci e a presto........inchallah......
Luc
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Waregem, Belgium
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

During our stay we received the best service. From the moment we arrived until we (sadly) had to leave we felt very welcome at this beautiful Riad. The room was perfect and really nice decorated
I highly recommend to choose this Riad for your stay in Marrakech.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Temse, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

From the moment we arrived until we had to leave, it was an incredible experience. You are instantly made to feel welcome. The Riad is perfectly located in the heart of the medina. The service was excellent, extremely helpful and friendly staff. It's a great place to stay and relax. I would definitely go back!

  • Stayed February 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Porto, Portugal
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Here you can find a very good Ryad! Very good rooms, food and the attention and sympathy of the team is simply fantastic! The location is very good and typical, and it has a parking nearby.
Excellent place to stay! You will definitely feel like home!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

With my wife and daugher we spent few days over new years' eve at Darsholmes. Well believe me when I say we shed tears from our eyes when we had to leave. Luc and his collaborators made us feeling at home since the very first moment we stepped in Darsholmes or even before since he picked us up at the airport! We stayed also on top five starred hotels in Dubai, South Africa and various other places but we have never felt so welcomed and at ease like here. Everything was just so perfect and even "tailored" to our needs that we are surely coming back soon! Luc also arranged for us a couple of daily excursion with reliable drivers which went very well as well. Thank you!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

My close friends and I headed to Marrakesh by train from Casablanca. Three women, two of us new to Morocco, we decided to stay at Riad Dar Sholmes because of a recommendation from a friend.

Our stay was incredible and made so memorable because of Riad Dar Sholmes and its staff. Luc the owner picked us up at the train station and drove us personally to the Riad. The staff, Luc and his wife were always there helping to personally guide us to all of the unique and beautiful places in Marrakesh. Riad Dar Sholmes is such a special place not only because of its amenities and the beautiful design of the Riad, but because of the people that work there.

Everyone on the staff made us feel welcome and took care of us as if we were in the home of a dear friend. The intimate setting with the open to the sky patio, lovely bedrooms, delicious food and sun-filled roof deck made it our oasis. I plan to go back to Marrakesh and will stay there again because of the memorable experience, made unique by the connection to the lovely and warm people that make Riad Dar Sholmes special.

  • Stayed January 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 82 Derb Sidi M'Barek | Quartier Sidi Mimoun, Marrakech 40008, Morocco
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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #80 of 1,135 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Dar Sholmes 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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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