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What We Love

  • A tranquil, palace-side riad in bustling Marrakech, with breakfast, plus welcome tea and pastries
  • Being welcomed into Marrakech with tea and honey-soaked pastries
  • A refreshing dip in the pool in the riad's stylish white-washed pool terrace
  • Views of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains
  • Bartering in the colourful souks and emerging laden with bargains

What To Know

  • WiFi is available
  • Hotel is air-conditioned
  • Airport transfers can be arranged through the property


  •  Free WiFi
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
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A tranquil riad in bustling Marrakech, with an outdoor pool - includes breakfast, plus tea and pastries


With a stay at Riad Shemsi in Marrakech (Kasbah), you’ll be minutes from Royal Palace and close to Jamaa el Fna. This riad is within close proximity of Saadian Tombs and Moulay Al Yazid Mosque.


Make yourself at home in one of the 6 air-conditioned guestrooms. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Bathrooms have showers and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes, and housekeeping is provided daily.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Pamper yourself with onsite massages, body treatments, and facials. Additional amenities at this riad include complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services.

Food & Drink

Satisfy your appetite at the riad’s restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours).

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. A shuttle from the airport to the hotel is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours).

How to Get There

Riad Shemsi
194 Derb Chtouka, Kasbah
Marrakech, 40040 Morocco


5.0 Excellent 327 Reviews
Peaceful Haven
Reviewed 4 months ago

We stayed at Riad Shemsi for a relaxing break after our daughter’s wedding. Sadly, we missed our outward flight from Gatwick due to M25 roadworks and lack of diversion signage so we arrived a day late!! Thereafter Noura and Abdul could not have been more helpful despite ropey weather (no fault of their’s). This is a wonderful oasis from the manic world of the Medina and I cannot recommend it more highly.

Wonderful home away from home
Reviewed 4 months ago

We had a wonderful week at Road Shemsi. As a group of friends we occupied the majority of the 6 rooms. I stayed in the orange room and would recommend it and the Turquoise and Chocolate (if you can handle stairs) as the largest. The others were a little tighter. The breakfast was lovely and we had dinner at the Riad one night which was lots of fun. Turned up and music and danced away. The kitchen was happy to chill wine and beer for us as well. The rooms are a little dark if you like bright lights and you need to enter via a winding alley - so not good for heels!

A Great Place to Stay
Reviewed 6 months ago

Loved this Riad located close to the Palace inside the Medina. The staff including Abdul, Nadya and Zacaria made you feel so welcome - spotless rooms, pool and common area with the most delicious breakfast including a vanilla yogurt made by Nadya herself. Easy walking distance to all the sites and a 5 minute walk from a great harman - Hamman a L'Alahbra which i would highly recommend.
Will definitely go back.

Reviewed 8 months ago

Thoroughly enjoyed my stay! Perfect location, it was peaceful and quiet and a 10 minute walk to the bustling Jemaa el-Fna square. The staff were very welcoming and accommodating (e.g moving breakfast earlier so we could be ready for our day trip on time). The included breakfast was amazing, a mixture of traditional Moroccan pancakes and familiar croisants, and varied slightly everyday keeping it interesting. The fruit was fresh as well as the orange juice. The room was clean and comfortable and the decoration all over the road was beautiful. I spent most of my evenings either on the roof top terrace, with a 360 view of the town or one floor down in the sheltered area with comfortable seating (see picture). Adbdul was extremely helpful in recommending places to eat, booking taxis e.t.c. We will definitely return to Riad Shemsi if we visit Morrocco again!!

Zaccaria the best hoster ever
Reviewed 8 months ago

The room was very comfy and clean. It was just right in front of the pool. The breakfast was amazing. All the staff was always available and helpful. They helped us for the excursions and they looked after us. The riad is peaceful and close to the main attractions. Do not talk to the kids that lives around the area. Zaccaria was the best part of it, he made our journey amazing. Thanks zaccariaaaaaaa