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Riad Shemsi

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#241 of 1,171 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

Riad Shemsi is a haven of peace and tranquility. A big thank you to everyone who works there, you really did make us feel at home and welcome. Breakfasts are amazing and filled us until dinner time. Nothing was too much trouble and thank you for preparing a lovely chicken tagine for dinner on my birthday. I would recommend Riad... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

We spent 5 nights in total here, and found it very comfortable and relaxing. The staff were very friendly and helpful. It's a little bit away from the big square (Jemaa El Fna) which was night- a bit of respite from the bustle there. We found some good places to eat a short walk from the Riad.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

Although uninspiring on arrival, at this hotel tucked away in an alley in the casbah area,, we were pleasantly surprised on entering to find a charming and lovely, peaceful hotel, with a feel of traditional Morocco. Nadir the owner/manager? was lovely made us most welcome serving us a mint tea, (yuk! ) on arrival. Indeed all the staff here were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

We went on a travel deal with no idea what to expect. The Riad was very luxurious although a bit out of the way so there is a lot of walking involved. The room was beautiful and I love the Moroccan theme. Might try some at home. It was a sanction to come home to after the noisy busy streets... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016 via mobile

A beautiful riad with very kind and helpful staff. We had the best room (chocolate) which is spacious and the bathroom is fantastic. My only criticism is the low lighting, but this seemed to be quite common in places across Marrakech. I would definitely recommend the riad shemsi.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

Had a very good stay at the Riad Shemsi. Abdul and his team were very attentive and helpful.With their English and my broken French we were able to communicate as well as we needed to and the welcome was very warm. Nothing lacking in facilities. I'm glad we had a transfer from the airport as I'm not sure how I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016

My partner and I had a wonderful 4 night stay at Riad Shemsi last week. The staff are very welcoming and helpful, and were always available if we needed anything without being intrusive. We had a downstairs room overlooking the pool, which was beautifully decorated and very comfortable – the bath robes were lovely to lounge around in! The bathroom... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016

Just spent 4 nights in this lovely, quaint old riad, hidden away in the depths of the Kasbah. You really need a hotel transfer to get here - no way could you find it alone!! We had the 'orange room' on the first floor. This is the perfect size with all you could need, although better lighting in the bathroom,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

Had a lovely time in this place but I was the only guest so felt like royalty! The place had stunning decor and a lovely private roof terrace for sunbathing. Great breakfast and lovely staff who go out of their way to help you. Only negative is I found it a little confusing to find the medina but that may... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Just back from a truely relaxing break at the Shemsi. From pick up at the airport to departure this riad met and exceeded our expectations. As advised by others in previous reviews do book the riad to pick you up as it is located in a hard to find part of the Kasbah. Despite a two hour wait in passport... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Riad Shemsi

Address: 194 Derb Chtouka, Marrakech, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Price Range: $84 - $154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Riad Shemsi 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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