We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Nearby Hotels
Reviews (325)
Filter reviews
325 results
Traveller rating
270
45
7
2
1
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageAll languages
More languages
270
45
7
2
1
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsmint teaan oasismad cityyogurta great place to stayrooftop terracebustleriadmedinapalacetranquilityplumbingalleyabdul
Filter
Updating list...
224 - 229 of 325 reviews
Reviewed 22 February 2008

This a very pleasant and relaxing place to retreat to from the manic street life of Marrakech. The staff are a particular strength, providing excellent advice and service. This part of Marrakech is a little short of places to eat (unless you are brave enough to use a street stall), so it was a 15 minute walk into the centre of the Medina in the evening - which is fine. We stayed in the cheapest room ('Vanille') - which was perfectly adequate - nicely furnished, en suite and everything worked. Like many Riad rooms, it is internal, (I.e. opens onto a communal space and without an outside window), so if you're at all claustrophobic, you might ask for a room with a window. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: February 2008, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Check-in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Arjar
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 21 February 2008

We have just returned from a 5 day stay at the Riad Shemsi. The Riad is magnificent and we have never experienced such incredible service before.From the time we arrived at the Riad, we met Nadia who showed us our rooms and were thereafter provided with the traditional mint tea. Miriam, Nadia (cook) and Lakshan looked after our every whim. They would drop anything they were doing and deal with us even to the point that they sent someone out to look for Tomato ketchup for our omllette. We had a little problem with our Connelle room and were later upgraded to the Turquoise room with no hesitation. During our stay we met Paul (the owner) who we had a pretty long chat and was a friendly character.
The position of the Riad is ideal as it is only 10-15 mins walk to the main square.
We had dinner on our first night in Marrakech at the Riad. It was a 3 course meal but felt it was slightly on the pricier side (£17 per person)
Overall, i would highly recommend this Riad for its excellent staff and service. Without them it would not be the same.

  • Stayed: February 2008, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Check-in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Keval
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 20 February 2008

We've just got back from staying at the Riad Shemsi over valentines and it was absolutely lovely! The staff are so friendly and really go out of their way to help. The food is amazing! Our room was a bit small and the bathroom was quite difficult to use (shower only suitable if you're a midget), but none of this mattered as the people were so great. We would really reccommend it!

  • Stayed: February 2008, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Check-in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
    • Business service (e.g., internet access)
Thank RachelSmith
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 7 February 2008

I couldn't disagree with any of the previous comments, which we relied heavily on when selecting our accomodation. This Riad has been tastefully renovated, delightful rooms and spot on service.
We stayed in the chocolate suite on the top floor of the Riad with direct access to the lovely terrace. I feel it was worth the extra for the spacious, opulent room.

We had a great time in Marrakech and only regret not spening enough time relaxing at the Riad due to cramming in all the experiences of the Souks and the spa treatments. It is a real retreat from the chaos of Marrakech.

We ate on the first night and the food was better than that in one of the recommended restaurants in the medina. It was also very good value.

I would recommend a visit to the Hamman at Bains de Marrakech!

  • Stayed: February 2008, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Check-in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
    • Business service (e.g., internet access)
Thank haddons
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 21 January 2008

A lovely riad in the heart of the Kasbah. The location was great; the Medina was walkable, approx 10 - 15 minutes, depending on how efficient you are in crossing the mad roads ! The Kasbah area was less 'touristy' and manic than the Medina so to come back to the riad after sightseeing was very restful.

The riad itself was beautifully decorated and the room we stayed in was lovely. The highlights for us were:

The terrace - a great view of the city and the Atlas Mountains; it was great catching some December sun.

The breakfast - fresh orange juice and lovely pancakes.

The staff - very friendly and efficient.

We would come back ? Yes ! Riad Shemsi was great and we both fell in love with Marrakech.

  • Stayed: December 2007, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Check-in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
    • Business service (e.g., internet access)
Thank elizabennett
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
View more reviews