I have just returned from a five day break at Riad Shambala in Marrakech with my partner and our 2 kids (10yrs &3yrs). When you first arrive you walk down this dusty little street to this beautiful black door with brass knocker. You tap the knocker on the solid door and it gently opens and you are greeted warmly by the manager or one of the attentive members of staff. Once inside you are in a beautiful oasis of calm and tranquility. Gentle lighting, soft music and comfy sofas & chairs surround a small central plunge pool. Off to the side is a charming little sitting room with open log fire. We were met by Mohamed who sat us down and greeted us with welcome tea and sweets. He sat with us and told us all about Marrakech and what to do and what to avoid and also made it very clear he was available any time day or night and for whatever reason. He made us feel incredibly welcome, safe and looked after.
He then took us to our room which was on the first floor over looking the pool and courtyard, and what a lovely room it was too. Great big raised bed with luxury duvet and pillows to one side and sink, toilet and shower to the other. Lots of fresh quality towels too. The kids loved the Riad and the staff were great with them ( we were definately the loudest family in the Riad). I to be honest was not expecting much from the breakfast and how wrong was I. Fantastic fresh fruit salad, yogurt, toast, pancakes, pain au chocolat, eggs, fresh juice, coffee all individually served. Absolutely delicious !!
We had a truly amazing holiday in Marrakech and loved the place and we also loved Riad Shambala... We can't recommend it enough !! Great location out of the hustle and bustle of the centre, but close enough to walk back from the central square too day or night. (10mins)