We loved everything about Riad Shemsi but what made this place stand out for us was the warmth of its people. Often you go places and people are nice because they have a reason to be. The staff working at Riad Shemsi are kind hearted people that don't need a reason to open their hearts to you. Being greeted by Abdul when we arrived, we were offered a pot of Morrocan Tea and Cookies. From then on, we felt at home. The next day we had the pleasure of meeting Noura and two other lovely ladies working at the Riad (sorry, we never found out their names). Noura is the manager, she's very nice and kind and she was happy to give us top tips on our adventures exploring Marrakech and Morroco. Abdul and the two Ladies served us a really delicious breakfast, everymorning arriving with something subtly different to the previous. For all of the staff at Riad Shemsi, we can say nothing was too much trouble. Whether you're new to Morroco or returning, we recommend Riad Shemsi to anyone who whishes to feel at home with such a welcoming bunch of people. My husband braved the pool for a grand total of 5 minutes during our stay (a little chilly in February) but you can still soak in the sun on the rooftop terrace above. The location of the Riad is ideally suited for anyone wishing to explore Marrakech. Its about a 10 to 15 minute walk to Souks and the main square (Jama El F'na square). We will miss everyone at Riad Shemsi and we're looking forward to our next visit!!!…
I highly recommend this Riad: such a beautiful place!! Breathtaking! Everything is perfect to the detail. Nice terrase, beautiful pool and perfect rooms. I highly recommend to book a dinner in the hotel as they buy everything fresh from the market, and in our case, they set up a romantic table next to the pool with candles. I am so thankful we found this place, the hotel team couldnt have been more professional and welcoming.
Cute quiet small hotel. Breakfast was good and pool area was nice. Its a bit far from the main area with all the restaurants requiring a 15-20 minute walk in the evening. Great location for visiting tombs and palaces, and not within the intensely touristy areas. Our room, whilst very pretty, was quite dark. We overall though it was a bit too expensive for what we got.
Abdul, the best house master ever. Very please to help, book taxis, city tours etc. Also great food, both ladies cook local food when you arrive, when we arrive late at 1am, they kindly cook a snack for us. Rooms and bathrooms are nice and well decorated. No TV in room.
We spend four days in the Riad in February 2019. The Riad is situated in the old part of the town and is very quiet despite the location. The Riad is beautiful and in a good state. The roof terrace is also very nice. The service was perfect - only smiling and friendly people working in the Riad. The only reason for not given the Riad five stars - was that the pool to cold to be of any use.