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“Loved the Riad Shama in Marrakech!” 5 of 5 stars
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Riad Shama
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   22 Taht sour Ikbir | Zaouia Abbassia, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #195 of 464 Hotels in Marrakech
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“Loved the Riad Shama in Marrakech!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2007

My partner and I took my brother and his wife to Marrakech for their wedding present. We stayed at the Riad Shama and before we arrived we had no idea what to expect. What a wonderful surprise as the place is absolutely charming. The staff are extremely helpful and amenable and the rooms are tastefully and authentically decorated. Made such a difference from the usual souless atmosphere of a large chain hotel. On the first night we were provided with a delicious meal on the roof terrace which was included in the room rate. Every morning the staff laid out a wonderful breakfast of traditional Moroccan fare. I would wholeheartedly recommend this hotel for it's charm and lovely atmosphere. Will definitely go back.

  • Liked — It's charm
  • Disliked — the location. it was a bit far from the centre of town
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2007

We would highly recommend this Riad. Excellent location. Although about a 20 minute walk away from Jna el Fnaa it was nice to be away from the tourist area in an authentic residential area (although my children were a little freaked out by the very ragged local beggars!) A wonderful tranquil atmosphere when you step through its doors. Beautifully decorated and extremely thoughtful and discreet staff. Just to remind yourself that you are in Marrakech you only have to go to the rooftop to be amazed by the views of the city including palm trees and Atlas mountains capped with snow.

  • Liked — decor, cleanliness
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed April 2007, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2007

we enjoyed our residence. the rooms are tasteful decorated in Moroccan styleand very wellequiped; also fine personnel and lovely meals. A palace in the north (poor) side of the medina. This riad is very recommended and will be always reembered by us.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2006

Riad Shama is a typical Marrakech riad (traditional) style hotel inside the walls of the Medina. It is an upper end riad in terms of quality.

Situated in the far northern part of the Medina it is away from the main square and has few of the sites of the Medina near it. In fact the streets outside the riad are very rough with more car parts shops than anything else.

Nevertheless once you are through the door of the Riad Shama it is a beautiful contrast - an attractive courtyard with a small pool in the middle and some five bedrooms. In addition there is a lovely roof terrace where breakfast is served and another room where there are reading materials, sofas, TV, etc. It is the attraction, of course, that such a beauty exists amongst such a mess outside.

The staff are very helpful and they can arrange massages, hamans/scrubs (baths), etc. All worth paying up for.

They also take credit cards which not all of them do.

  • Liked — The peace and beauty of the riad given the noise and filth outside.
  • Disliked — It is a long way from the main square and other attractions of the Medina.
  • Tips/Secrets — Try the tradional hamman (bath) with scrub - costs a bit but worth it.
  • Stayed December 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Riad Shama

Address: 22 Taht sour Ikbir | Zaouia Abbassia, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#83 Spa Hotel in Marrakech
#145 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Riad Shama 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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Also Known As:
Riad Shama Marrakech
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