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“Great place but be careful of the trips” 4 of 5 stars
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Riad Shaloma
120 bis derb Ahel Souss | Quartier Berrima, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #302 of 1,043 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Brighton, United Kingdom
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“Great place but be careful of the trips”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed staying at this beautiful riad where our welcome was warm and the service great. Thank you Abdul for your attention and help. We were however disappointed that our 3 day Sahara trip did not include a guide as promised which caused confusion and spoilt an otherwise interesting trip. We also were lead to believe our trip to Essouaria would have a guide which was not the case and we would have been better off taking the cheap and comfortable Supratour bus instead. We feel this is a shame as it reflects badly on a riad which clearly offers a great standard of accommodation in a central location with otherwise great attention to detail.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

The riad shaloma is a lovely place where the staff are nice and rooms are very clean. I Will definately be going back there in the near future. I cannot praise the place enough. Thanks to Shafek and Abdul and the girls in the kitchen who showed us how to prepare the tangine dishes.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Spent 3 nights here in the superior suite on a romantic trip mid March. The riad service was unparalleled - unbelievably friendly and helpful. Nothing was too much to ask which made the trip so delightfully stress free. Room service was fabulous and the staff made you feel like you were the only residents at the riad. We had breakfast on the terrace every morning and Abdul made nothing of running up three flights of stairs with crockery and hot coffee. The room was spotless, very spacious and had AC. Everything was perfect for our trip. The riad is a 15 minute walk from the main square and once all the work is done to make the side roads to the riad smoother (should be finished beginning of April) this riad will be perfect! Thank you so much.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Tavira, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

We have just returned from 5 nights - 6 days stay in Riad Shaloma and if we could give it 10 stars we would. The guys that own and run the riad are fantastic, nothing was to much trouble from arranging excursions to taxi's to take us different places we wanted to go- They even got up at 6am to cook us breakfast before one excursion to the Sahara desert and walked us out to the taxi. The food was fantastic we tried different places to eat but nothing beat the food at the riad. Also a big thankyou to Abdul for also being to polite and helpful when serving us meals to making us coffee, you are a star. I would highly recommend this Riad to anyone. We will definately be back.

Room Tip: only 8 rooms in Riad and all wer fab.
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  • Stayed February 2013, 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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Camberley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

We had previously stayed at another riad in Marrakech. However it was full for our last night so we were escorted down a narrow dar that was having major repairs to the drains being carried out. It was quite a hazardous course but our guides managed our bags very easily. Our surprise when presented with the spacious interior of the riad could not have been greater. We had our excellent evening meal in this covered courtyard - we were well wrapped up as the temperature had fallen from the mid 20's of the day. It was however very warm in our bedroom where the four of us played cards. We found Charik very helpful, he spoke English well. The only problem we will have when we return to explore the Sahara is which of the two riads to choose!

  • Stayed January 2013, 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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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012 via mobile

Indeed the best place ever in Marrakesh!!! Thanks so much to Mr SHafek the best person ever! He Made us feel so welcome in riad shaloma... Everything was ''pas de sousis'' no problem!! The cusine was so superb we had the half board pension! The cleanness of the room was far away of what i was expecting!!! Absolutely perfect! Woulnd be' albe to advise better!! Thank you so much Guys you Made our holiday unforgettable!!! Marilisa e biagio sans thomas le bebe'

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

This Riad is really nice and clean with a twist of modern and traditional interior.
The 'master' of the house Safek is really friendly and works 24/7.
He arranged a good car (yes, we were surprised too but a Dacia is a great car!).
At the end of our trip we got back and he opened the door with a huge smile.

Room Tip: Het is met een taxi maar een kwartiertje van het vliegveld naar de Riad. Safek kan ervoor zorgen dat...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Riad Shaloma

Address: 120 bis derb Ahel Souss | Quartier Berrima, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #302 of 1,043 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The riad Shaloma is situated in the Medina of Marrakesh, near the Palais Royal and a few minutes away from the famous historic monuments such the Palace El Badi , the Palace of Bahia, the graves Saadiens and the place Djeema El Fna. It consists of eight rooms with privative toilets, air conditioning, casket-fort, hairdryers, bathrobes. Terrace with pergola and view on the Medina and the Atlas Mountains. Parking lot kept for 150 m ... more   less 
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