Have just returned from a 5 night stay at Riad Shaden and would highly recommend
anyone looking to stay in Marrakech to book. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel so welcome, we booked a transfer through the hotel to pick us up from the airport which I would highly recommend doing, we were met by hotel staff at the drop off point (cars can't enter the Medina) and were taken on the shirt walk to the Riad. Doing things this way means you pay the right fare and don't end up being overcharged or having to haggle when you have only just arrived. Once at the Riad we were offered a really comfy seat in the beautiful internal court yard and an amazing cup of mint tea poured in the traditional way. The best arrival I have ever had upon arrival, made both my wife and I feel so relaxed and welcome. The great service and warm welcome continued throughout our whole stay, every morning and every time
we returned to the Riad we were greeted with the same welcoming smiles and warm greetings. The general atmosphere is very relaxed and makes for a relaxing haven away from the hustle and bustle of Marrakech. I have stayed in some very expensive 5 star hotels and not got service as good as this, Sayed and Youseff would not be out if place in the Hilton.
Most evenings we eat at local restaurants, which is great to do but if you stay make sure you have at least one meal in as the food in the hotel was amazing and served in a really nice setting.
If you fancy an afternoon in the sun then the roof terrace is a great place to get some rays or relax and have early evening coffee in the very comfortable seating area.
The hotel is located on the edge if the Medina and it's only a 10 min walk to the central square or many restaurants, it does get very hectic in the streets if the medina and can be a little overwhelming at first, but it is very safe, I noticed another review stated that you 'could not go out after dark' this is nonsense. The medina is very busy but it is safe to walk around in. Just be a little careful of locals offering to direct you as they like to take you the long route around and then ask for money for the privilege. But if you don't want to walk, shaden is very close to the Madina gate where you can easily get a cab.
Just make sure you get them to turn the metre on as otherwise they will try to over charge you.
The room we had in Riad Shaden was amazing, comfortable bed and amazing ceiling and wall decoration.
I can highly recommend a stay, the Riad is lovely, the rooms great and the staff really do go the extra mile to make your stay that bit better.
Thank you to all the staff and management
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in a traditional area in the east of the medina, yet only a 15 minute walk from Djemaa al Fna, Riad Shaden is the perfect place to relax and unwind. The property has a total of 6 bedrooms (2 suites and 4 standard double/twin rooms). All rooms are ensuite, with reversible air conditioning, flat screen TVs, complementary toiletries and safes. There is a spacious central courtyard, a cosy living room and a sunny and secluded roof terrace with sunbeds and parasols. Breakfast is included in the room rate, with additional meals available on request. Cookery lessons are available, which include a shopping trip to the local market. Riad Shaden's staff speak English and French and are available 24 hours a day. They are happy to assist with booking day trips, golf, restaurants and hammams, as well as providing general advice about what to see and do in Marrakech. Riad Shaden's English speaking driver is available for airport transfers, as well as day trips and longer excursions. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riad Shaden Hotel Marrakech