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Riad Shemsi

194 Derb Chtouka, Marrakech Morocco
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#141 of 1,347 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Riad Shemsi is a beautiful and elegant Riad in the heart of the Marrakech Medina. Situated in the Royal Kasbah, it is in easy walking distance of all the principal sites including the main square and the myriad souks. All the suites are delightfully presented in traditional Moroccan plasterwork and Marrekchi furnishings. The views from its elevated terrace are stunning. The celebrated Shemsi cuisine is sourced locally everyday from the freshest ingredients.
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Property amenities
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Golf course
Children's television networks
Airport transportation
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Car hire
Couples massage
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Room service
VIP room facilities
Bottled water
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Hidden Gem
Languages Spoken
English, French, Arabic
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RossandAndreia wrote a review Feb 2020
3 contributions6 helpful votes
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!!!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Isabel D wrote a review Dec 2019
4 contributions10 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Helen G wrote a review May 2019
London, United Kingdom13 contributions26 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
2 Helpful votes
ignaciogali wrote a review Mar 2019
Madrid, Spain7 contributions
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.
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
Michael R wrote a review Mar 2019
Augustenborg, Denmark48 contributions36 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: February 2019
Trip type: Traveled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Riad Shemsi
Which popular attractions are close to Riad Shemsi?
Nearby attractions include Saadian Tombs (0.3 miles), Complexe d'Artisanat (0.3 miles), and Kasbah Mosque (0.05 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Riad Shemsi?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
What food & drink options are available at Riad Shemsi?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Riad Shemsi?
Yes, street parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Riad Shemsi?
Conveniently located restaurants include Le Medina Privilege Riad & Spa Restaurant, Le Makassar, and Les Jardins de la Medina.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Riad Shemsi?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool during their stay.
Does Riad Shemsi have airport transportation?
Yes, Riad Shemsi offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Riad Shemsi?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Arabic.
Are there any historical sites close to Riad Shemsi?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Palácio da Bahia (0.6 miles), Medina of Marrakesh (1.5 miles), and Aromatimri (0.9 miles).