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“What a gem in the heart of the medina” 5 of 5 stars
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Dar Sholmes
Ranked #110 of 1,177 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
San Gwann, Malta
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49 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“What a gem in the heart of the medina”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

My friends and I stayed in this Riad for 5 days. When arriving at Marrakesh we were totally lost but the riad manager was so nice to come greet us outside the maze of narrow roads, helped us with our luggages and we followed him to the riad. Entering the riad we were reliefed to see this beautiful decorated place. It made us forget all the craziness out there. The staff were lovely, polite and always ready to help us. Place was clean. We literally felt at home. When we decided to have bfast up on the terrace this was no problem for the staff. I suggest this riad to anyone and IF one day im back in Marakesh I know which riad i'm choosing.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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24 Thank hric
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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

Location is great, close to everything and very easy to locate (a really good thing in the maze of Marrakech). Sergio is a great host and he understood our needs since the 1st minute of our arrival and our 2 day stay was perfect and we really felt the vibe of the city.

The place is really pretty, rooms are awesome with the air conditioner, comfortable beds and big bathroom. The terrace is great (specially at night, during the day is too hot ;D). Breakfast is really good.

Overall I would recommend the place to anyone.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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23 Thank Alex E
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New Jersey
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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

Took a quick trip to Marrakech for shopping and found this riad online. What a gem in the heart of the Medina. You are right next to the hospital and the Kings Palace and about 5 min walk to the Souks. The place was spotless and nicely appointed with VERY spacious updated bathrooms ( a must for me). The staff was very accomodating but speaks little English so brush up on your French. The terrace offers a lovely view of the Katoubia at night and breakfast in the morning was wonderful.
I must admit i was a little nervous when the driver dropped me off and Sergio met us and we had to walk 3-4 minutes through what seemed like a maze of alleys to get to the riad, but i was fine. It is very safe and the locals were very helpful ( for 20 dirham :) ).
All in all I was quite impressed and would absolutely stay there again.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
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24 Thank traveler626
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Watford
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22 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2011

A few wet rainy days in Marrakech were made all the more bearable by returning to this delightful Riad. Andrea and his staff are lovley and I made good use of my O Level (1980!!) French..! The rooms are beautifully fitted out - although I could have done with a bath my feet were so wet! The Breakfast was huge and filling and beautifully presented, and the recomendations from Andrea for Restaurants and Bars (go to the Kosybar it was great fun ) were spot on. Not very keen on Marrakech but that was the continually rain and had nothing to do with this lovely Riad. Andrea is rather dishy too!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
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9 Thank SallyWatford
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Marrakesh
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2011

Just got back from Marrakesh and Dar Sholmes where we stayed for 5 days. Andre, Sergio and staff in general could not have been more helpful. They helped organise places to eat and trips as well as making our stay at the Riad a truly relaxing experience. Breakfast on the rooftop was a great start to the day and the food in the evening at the Riad was very nice and very reasonably priced. Did not want to leave really and already trying to see when we can go back.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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9 Thank rattybear1804
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Blackpool
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24 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2011

Had a great stay at this riad. Beautiful decor, very clean and in a safe location near the kings palace within walking distance to many restaurants and places of interest. We found the staff here to be very accomodating although I did wish i had brushed up on my french before going just to have made polite conversation a bit easier. The riad is as beautiful as it looks on their website and we were treated like royalty throughout our stay. We were two women travelling alone and arrived in Marrakech nervous and worried - we neednt have been worried at all. We had no problems at all throughout our stay and had a really good time. Many thanks to Sofia and the team for a great stay ! x

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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14 Thank RiggersBlackpool
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derbyshire
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50 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2011

The Dar Sholmes riad is one of the nicest places I have ever stayed. The staff and owner Andre were extremley helpfull at all times. The rooms were spotless and authentically decorated. Breakfast was lovely and plentiful with different choices most days and we were lucky enough to be able to eat on their beautiful sun terrace. Would definately stay there again but wont be as we didnt like Marrakech itself.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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8 Thank kathbirkett
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Additional Information about Dar Sholmes

Property: Dar Sholmes
Address: 82 Derb Sidi M'Barek | Quartier Sidi Mimoun, Marrakech 40008, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #110 of 1,177 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Dar Sholmes 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Marrakech accommodates you the open arms in the one of its more invaluable jewels: Riad Sholmes. Near from Jamaa El Fna place, Koutoubia. A name which reflects its environment: luxury of the decoration worthy of the residences of the pashas combined to subtlety and Western sobriety. ... more   less 
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