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Reviewed 19 December 2015

The Riad Shalimar is a beautiful place that essentially defined our experience in Marrakech! Ours was an AirBnb stay par excellence, with our host Jan being perfectly accommodating, patient and taking full care of us: he was so generous to pick us up at the bus stop and drop us off at the train station, going beyond any expectation in... More 

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Milton Keynes, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 7 June 2015

This was out first trip to Marrakech and we really struck lucky. The Riad is situated in the Medina and is towards the edge, near Bab Aylan, which is about 20 mins walk from the centre. The Riad itself is delightful, well decorated with a central atrium where you can relax in amazing peace and quiet. Jan, the new proprietor,... More 

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Knokke-Heist, Belgium
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Reviewed 8 May 2015

The Riad Shalimar is a cosy and small riad on the outer skirts of Marrakech, easy reachable within a 25 minutes walk from the center, through a very authentic and safe part of the city. The new owner Jan was very helpful and nice, he is of Dutch origin. He has travelled around Morocco for several years and gives a... More 

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Bourgoin, Rhone-Alpes, France
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Reviewed 15 November 2013

Lovely and simple RIAD in the Medina. Near Bab Ailen door, only 20 mn from place El-Jema. Very practical to take taxi at the door Bab Ailen. A very good quality-price with local breakfast (fresh orange juice, green mint tea, local crepe....) Don't be afraid of leaving with other guests, it is very kind.

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Thank Laurent G
Random Lake, Wisconsin
2 reviews
Reviewed 11 October 2012

The Riad is a quite a walk from the main centre (at least 15 mins) and while situated in the less touristy area of Marrakech it is not great area to walk at night. The nearby mosque will wake you every morning at 5am. Good but probably could do better.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 21 February 2012

Wonderful little riad in the medina, but comfortingly away from the center. We were looked after like family, enjoyed daily continental breakfasts with fresh squeezed orange juice, and had one truly memorable dinner in house when we were both medinaed out (thanks Neza!). A note on the benefits of being outside the tourist medina - it's far less stressful. When... More 

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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Reviewed 13 December 2011

Riad Riad Casa Mora Shalimar is wonderful. It is a little palace in the middle of the Medina. The staff was really helpful and kind, but unfortunately they didn’t speak English and we don’t speak French. Other than that, everything was great. The Riad’s surroundings give you a real experience of the Marrakech’s people. I would recommend after you take... More 

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Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
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Reviewed 30 November 2011

This is the first time ever that I am writing a review but I have to because I had such a great experience at this riad with my friend. When we arrived we were given the option to have a cab from the riad waiting for us for 15 euro (a little expensive but we arrived late at night so... More 

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Thank Tea54
London
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Reviewed 8 December 2010

I tried to find the cheapest, but highest ranked riad and this is it. 40 Euro a night and well worth it. Etienne the owner invited us to dinner on our last night and we didnt pay anything...great hospitality and very elegant riad. Highly recommended to those who dont want to spend over 100 euros and experience a real riad.

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Sonoma, California
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Reviewed 17 November 2010

The Riad is a bit far from the Plaza Jeema El Fna(15-20 min walking), but once you learn your way is totally worth it. The service is great, rooms are clean and decorated with a simple and beautiful taste. Breakfast was good. The Riad is very quiet. It has a nice terrace where you can have breakfast.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Reception & Transfers aeroport: ! 24h/24h ! All points of interest accesible on foot. A traditonal house in one of the last authentic popular neighborhoods. Belgian owner he lives on site. Situated in the medina near Bab Aylan outside tourist flow... ! THE REAL MOROCCO ! At 1,2km from Djemaa El Fna square. Easily to find by foot (20min) or by taxi (at the door). Souks 600m. Owner We also provide dinner. Halima our Moroccan home cook prepares the best traditional dishes possible. 12 to 15€ Excursions possible. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Riad Shalimar

Address: Derb El Hammam | Bab Aylan, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Price Range: £35 - £46 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Riad Shalimar 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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“Choose the first floor stage. Lilas room is very sunny. Take a taxi to Bab Ailen door if you arrive in the night !!!”
  • Lilas room
  • Bathroom... so romatic
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 of 5 bubbles 514laurentg, 15 Nov 2013 | Read review
“The Jacaranda suite is the best room!”
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