Riad Shemsi Marrakech hotel
About the home
Riad Shemsi is a beautiful, luxurious 19th century Marrakech riad guest house with six en-suite bedrooms. All bedrooms are air-conditioned/heated and have bath robes, complimentary toiletries, hairdryers and personal safe.
Marrakech Riad Shemsi is a special place to stay, with its large courtyard and swimming pool, perfect for cooling off in after a hard days haggling! Riad Shemsi in Marrakech has lovely terraces with stunning, panoramic views over the ancient city and Atlas mountains. The riad is tastefully decorated with fine handcrafted Marrakchi furniture and fittings.
Our warm, friendly team will see to your every need, whether for a refreshing drink on the terrace or a light lunch. Delicious home cooked evening meals can be taken in the elegant dining room or on the terrace. Our English speaking receptionist is on hand to make reservations and organise Marrakech excursions etc.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 15, 6 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Essaouira, 180km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Hen and stag parties
|Access:||Car not necessary|
|Family friendly?||Not suitable for children|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
|Luxuries:||Log fire, DVD player, Staffed Property|
|Pool:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Air conditioning, CD player, Telephone, Fax, Safe, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||6 Bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 6 en suites, Solarium / Roof terrace|
|Furniture:||Double beds (6)|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
Further details outdoors:
Our pool is one of the largest riad pools in the Marrakech medina. The terrace boasts extraordinary views of the medina roof tops, the nearby Royal Palace, the Agdal Garden and in the distance the snow-capped Atlas Mountains.
The Marrakech / Essaouira / Marrakech Region region
Morocco is a jewel in the North African continent, a land of stunning contrasts and experiences. With its mix of African and Arabic cultures it is testimony to its great and colourful past and the living consequence of the early spread westwards of Islam and the Arab conquest.
Fortified Marrakech, once the capital city of Morocco under the Saadian dynasty of the 16th and 17th Centuries and preceding Berber dynasties, was established as long ago as the 11th Century and much of its historical fabric remains today, including the beautiful Koutoubia Mosque and the ochre city walls. It is appropriately designated as a World Heritage Site. Within the walled city known as the Medina there are various quarters, all displaying their own particular character, but the Place Jemaa El Fna remains the City's centerpiece and touristic focal point. Situated around the Place are the many souks in which can be found a wonderful array of Moroccan goods.
Marrakech weather is usually sunny all year round with relatively warm summers and mild winter days. The nights can be very chilly. The mean temperature varies incredibly. The place is blessed with distinct seasons. The winters are followed by charming springs which is followed by the scorching summer after which the land experiences rainfall making the following autumns a bit cooler.
The Marrakech City / Medina area
A short walk south from the Place and the surrounding souks leads through the Mellah (the ancient Jewish quarter with its characteristic "outward looking" houses) to the Royal Kasbah, the fortified area within the Medina with its own distinctive atmosphere and appearance, home to the two Royal Palaces and the famous tombs of the Saadian Dynasty. Here, in its heart, can be found Riad Shemsi (literally interpreted as "my sun").
The little souks in the small alleys and squares are very interesting and you can find them dedicated to specific crafts. You can even watch part of their process of making them. The best time to visit them is early morning or late afternoon when they auction their stuff. You can go around the souks in about 3 hours. A major attraction with tourists is the Rue Souk Smarine a major textile market which is at the vicinity of the Ouessabine mosque.
The Medina part of Marrakech is the best location to find some great eating options. There are many French style cafés, bistros and restaurants. The food stalls at the Djemaa el Fna are a must try that offer many inexpensive Moroccan style traditional cuisines.
Places of Historic interest include:-The Saadian Tombs, Katoubia Mosque, Ali Ben Youssef Medersa, Bahia Palace,El Badi Palace, Marrakech Ramparts
How to get there
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Low cost flights to Marrakech depart most major European cities daily. From the UK, British Airways, Easyjet, Ryanair and Royal Air Maroc fly direct to Marrakech from London Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton, Bristol, Manchester, East Midlands and Edinburgh.
We recommend allowing Riad Shemsi to organise your airport transfer, it's by far the most convenient and pleasant way to arrive!
Our property is located in the Royal Kasbah area of the ancient medina of Marrakech, and has vehicle access only one minute from our doorstep. The riad is a pleasant 15 minute walk to the main square, La Place Jemmaa el Fna.
Activities near Marrakech City
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
A winter sun break
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 2|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|B&B Low Season||1 Jun 12||15 Dec 12||£ 588||£ 84||£ 84||Flexible|
|B&B High Season||15 Dec 12||6 Jan 13||£ 700||£ 100||£ 100||Flexible|
|B&B Low Season||6 Jan 13||15 Mar 13||£ 588||£ 84||£ 84||1 Night|
|B&B High Season||15 Mar 13||1 Jun 13||£ 700||£ 100||£ 100||1 Night|
|B&B Low Season||1 Jun 13||14 Dec 13||£ 588||£ 84||£ 84||1 Night|
|Prices for group size 15|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Low Season||1 Jun 12||15 Dec 12||£ 4200||£ 600||£ 600||Flexible|
|High Season||15 Dec 12||6 Jan 13||£ 4900||£ 700||£ 700||Flexible|
|Low Season||6 Jan 13||15 Mar 13||£ 4200||£ 600||£ 600||1 Night|
|High Season||15 Mar 13||1 Jun 13||£ 4900||£ 700||£ 700||1 Night|
|Low Season||1 Jun 13||14 Dec 13||£ 4200||£ 600||£ 600||1 Night|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
We have six available rooms, ranging from 80-165 euros per night, including breakfast. The Rental rate for 2 persons displayed in this listing reflects the rate for the Berber room. Additional tourist taxes of 3 euros per person/night apply.Enquire now
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