We stayed at Riad Shama for a week at the end of December 2012 and had the most amazing time! The staff are so helpful and nothing we asked for was ever a problem.
We were welcomed with a fresh pot of mint tea before getting settled into our massive suite with an amazing bathroom. They really treat you like kings and queens here!
The whole property is incredibile..you can easily spend a whole day relaxing in the riad. I would definitely recommend asking for breakfast on the sunny rooftop terrace (which is obviously no problem at all :) ). The pool was a bit cold (December), but we jumped in once just to test it. Must be great in summer! Theres lots of space and little hidden corners to relax, read and drink lots of (free) mint tea.
Even though Riad Shama isn't situated right amongst the souks, you're still within 10 minutes of the action and a taxi from Place de Bab Taghzout to Djeema el Fna only costs around Dh 60 - 100! The riad is a one minute walk from Bab Tagzout and very easy to find after being shown where it is once (we booked the €20 airport transfer and were greeted by a really nice man from the riad and shown to the hotel, he tried to carry as many of our bags as he could down the street!). There's also plenty of things to explore in this neigbourhood as well: make sure to try the Dh 15 brochettes with bread and tomatoes from one of the Bab Taghzout grill stalls!.
The riad also provided us with their own car and driver for numerous short trips around town with very reasonable prices.
The food in the riad was very good and breakfast kept on getting better and better every day! Lots of local specialities.
The main thing I loved about this place was that they really made you feel at home and because of the location you really got to feel how the people in Marrakech really live.
Go see for yourself, you won't be disappointed!
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- Also Known As:
- Riad Shama Marrakech
- Riad Shama Hotel Marrakech