Where do I start.... from our arrival at the airport where Luc (the owner) met us, to our departure with tears in my eyes where Luc waved us goodbye at departures our Marrakech experience was amazing. Riad Dar Sholmes in situated in a residential area just in the gates of the medina close to the Palace where guards stand by the gates 24 hrs a day. It was slightly daunting being dropped off and escorted by Sara (the manager) who waked us through the alleyways to the Riad, but once inside it was beautiful. We sipped mint tea and were told what to expect from our stay and how safe and friendly it is. Our room was on the first floor which was quieter than the ground floor, it was very clean with towels moulded into the shape of swans and dressing gowns presented beautifully on our bed, the toiletries in the bathroom were gorgeous and our bed was turned down every evening ready for a restful nights sleep. The rooms have a hair dryer and also have air conditioning and heating in case needed. The weather was fantastic so we took the opportunity to have a bottle of Rose on the lovely roof terrace and have a quick jacuzzi before exploring the city. The square and souks are only approx a 10 minute walk past the mosque, or if you fancy a quieter few hours the amazing Mamounia Hotel and the New City are also close by. We had a lovely dinner served at the Riad that evening and a plentiful breakfast served every morning, pastries, coffee, fresh fruit and juices, all served with a smile. The Dar Shomes is indeed a peaceful haven with fantastic staff who treat you like VIP's. Thoroughly recommend doing the Ourika excursion with Luc, it was the highlight of our holiday full of adventure and surprises, and put a huge smile on our face before our departure home. We will definately be returning to this amazing city and will have no hesitation to come back to the amazing Riad Dar Sholmes!
- 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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