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.
This little gem is hidden away but as you so off the bustling streets, Aneta & Abdul welcome you into this haven where your happiness is their utmost concern. We wholeheartedly recommend this Riad, you will love the oasis and the care and attention to detail.
We stayed at Riad Shemsi for a relaxing break after our daughter’s wedding. Sadly, we missed our outward flight from Gatwick due to M25 roadworks and lack of diversion signage so we arrived a day late!! Thereafter Noura and Abdul could not have been more helpful despite ropey weather (no fault of their’s). This is a wonderful oasis from the manic world of the Medina and I cannot recommend it more highly.
We had a wonderful week at Road Shemsi. As a group of friends we occupied the majority of the 6 rooms. I stayed in the orange room and would recommend it and the Turquoise and Chocolate (if you can handle stairs) as the largest. The others were a little tighter. The breakfast was lovely and we had dinner at the Riad one night which was lots of fun. Turned up and music and danced away. The kitchen was happy to chill wine and beer for us as well. The rooms are a little dark if you like bright lights and you need to enter via a winding alley - so not good for heels!
Loved this Riad located close to the Palace inside the Medina. The staff including Abdul, Nadya and Zacaria made you feel so welcome - spotless rooms, pool and common area with the most delicious breakfast including a vanilla yogurt made by Nadya herself. Easy walking distance to all the sites and a 5 minute walk from a great harman - Hamman a L'Alahbra which i would highly recommend. Will definitely go back.
Thoroughly enjoyed my stay! Perfect location, it was peaceful and quiet and a 10 minute walk to the bustling Jemaa el-Fna square. The staff were very welcoming and accommodating (e.g moving breakfast earlier so we could be ready for our day trip on time). The included breakfast was amazing, a mixture of traditional Moroccan pancakes and familiar croisants, and varied slightly everyday keeping it interesting. The fruit was fresh as well as the orange juice. The room was clean and comfortable and the decoration all over the road was beautiful. I spent most of my evenings either on the roof top terrace, with a 360 view of the town or one floor down in the sheltered area with comfortable seating (see picture). Adbdul was extremely helpful in recommending places to eat, booking taxis e.t.c. We will definitely return to Riad Shemsi if we visit Morrocco again!! …