I came to Riad Shaden based on a recommendation from somebody I knew. I can not than that person enough! I had the most amazing time and the whole team really try to make sure you're 100% happy.
We arrived in the morning and were picked up from the airport by Abdul. He chatted all the way to the Riad, pointing out various points of interest and attraction including the fake palm trees to hide telephone poles. We were greeting at the entrance to the alley leading to the Riad by Shona and Youssef. The streets are very narrow so cars can't drive down them. Youssef helped us with our bags. He's the most smiley person I have ever met!
Once we had settled in to our rooms Youssef gave us an introduction to Marrakech. He gave us a map showing how to get to the main square which is a short ten minute walk and also talked us through a few of the excursions that were available.
We headed to the main square immediately as our stay was just a couple of days. We spent the day taking in the culture and visiting a few attractions. The palace gardens were a welcomed break from the heat with its leafy shade.
That evening we visited a restaurant recommended to us by the B&B. it had amazing panoramic views of the city and we watched the sunset.
On our second day we booked an excursion through the B&B. Before we set off Said served us breakfast. He too is an asset to the Riad Shaden team. Always available to help and answer questions. He always waits to ensure guests are back safe at night before leaving.
We booked an excursion to the mountains and Abdul was our guide. We made several stops on the way visiting some amazing places. I picked up some authentic Argan Oil. When we got to the mountains we booked a guide to take us up (they are to be paid separately). I would recommend good footwear and a backpack if you're planning on this excursion. It was challenging but magnificent. The waterfalls were incredible. We ate lunch and then drove back to the Riad with Abdul
That evening we headed to a nearby hotel and enjoyed a glass of wine by their pool. The Riad can arrange a day by a pool for you if you wish.
We were so sad to leave but will be going back and staying at Riad Shaden. I've been recommending it to everybody. I'll also be going back for longer and plan to do an excursion in to the Sahara. I cannot thank Shona, Youssef, Abdul and Said enough for making my holiday so special
- Also Known As:
- Riad Shaden Hotel
- Riad Shaden Hotel Marrakech
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in a traditional area of the medina, and only a 15 minute walk from Djemaa al Fna, Riad Shaden is the perfect place to relax and unwind. With 6 bedrooms, a spacious living room and a large private sun terrace and English / French speaking staff on hand 24 hours a day. Breakfast included in room rate, additional meals available on request, free WiFi access, satellite TV in rooms. Cookery lessons available. ... more less
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