Where to start?! We chose Riad Shambala because it looked beautiful and we were able to rent it exclusively for us 6 ladies - perfect for my bachelorette trip with girlfriends. We were truly spoiled the entire time! Starting with the airport pick-up, it was very comfortable and we were greeted at the Medina gate by Mohammed who had prepared a bouquet of roses for my arrival. The entire trip was full of special, personal touches like this. All of the staff was really friendly and we had a 24-hour watchman with us at the Riad who would walk us to our restaurant or to the taxi area and negotiate a good price. You can't beat that! Mohammed was also very sweet to buy our spices and beauty products for us, bargaining a "local" value, whereas I'm sure we would have paid double. He also organized a Berber drummer band with my friends and spoiled us each with local product gift baskets. All of the restaurants he recommended were delicious and we enjoyed our evenings out thanks to him. Thanks for a wonderful stay and for making this special trip something to remember for a lifetime!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This beautiful RIAD is located within the walls of Marrakech Medina or, as it is also known, the ancient part of the city.Inaugurated in September 2011, the hotel represents the realisation of Carlos, its owner´s, dream."Carlos' Dream" as it is known (which is inscripited in Arabic on the door of the Riad) brings to life his artistic interpretation and vision of a traditional Moroccan Riad.Every single detail, from the construction, the location, style & furnishings of the Riad are recreated in the classical & traditional manner which is typically Moroccan and one that the locals would recognise and admire as a typical Moroccan RiadThis vision enables the guests to engage themselves and appreciate the beauty and passion of this beautiful city with surroundings that bring to life of an era long forgotten but brought to life by the traditional settings of the Riad.During the Riad's construction only traditional Moroccan materials were used, such as Tadelakt plaster (concrete hand polished stone), Bejmat (baked clay), all of which was hand produced individually using traditional tools producing a complete piece of artisan work.Relax and enjoy drinking cocktail's or mint tea in its lounges or by the swimming-pool; far away from the hustle and bustle of the streets in the heart of Marrakech Medina, with the backdrop of the magnificient snowed Atlas mountains, or watch a beautiful sunset over the city at the end of the day, the choice is entirely yours.Do not miss the romantic experience of arriving at night at the Riad and going up to your room with a traditional candle lighting the way, whilst in the morning awake to a wonderful breakfast which can be taken in any of the Riad's charming locations or terraces.If you wish so, book your evening dinner at the Riad, you will certainly not forget the experience of tasting wonderful original Moroccan food on the patio or one of the many terraces, all set in a complete relaxed atmosphere enabling you to forget about the worries of the world. ... more less
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