Riads in Marrakesh - English speaking riads in Morocco

The beautiful and elegant Riad Shemsi has been created from an original ancient house in the heart of the Royal Kasbah. From its terrace one has a stunning panoramic view of Marrakech. Riad Shemsi is a haven of tranquility; its large courtyard containing a substantial pool surrounded by traditional arabesque arches, antique and vintage tapis, palms and distinguished Marrekchi furnishings. The stunning chambers are all ensuite, revealing traditional coloured tadelakt plasterwork, finely worked mirrors and contemporary art. The beautiful salon with its open fireplace and elegant cedar fenestration is a wonderful place in which to savour the delights of the celebrated Shemsi cuisine and excellent Moroccan wines. Alternatively, take your evening meal on the atmospheric terrace with its subtle Moroccan lighting. The Shemsi staff are warm, attentive, discrete and ever welcoming.

Riad Shemsi is located just minutes from the Saadien Tombs and the Royal Palace, and within a short distance of the wonderful myriad Souks and Jemaa El Fna.

*Regrettably this property is not suitable for children under the age of fourteen, unless part of a group that occupies the whole house, due to the unguarded pool and elevated terraces.

Receive a 10% discount off regular prices for all 2011 reservations made before the 31st March 2011.


To make a reservation, hold a room, or submit an enquiry, please select the occupancy from the rooms below.

Room availability will be updated if a new date or duration is specified, and the total for your stay will be shown at the bottom of this page.

Please note: Local taxes of €1 - €3 per person per day are not included and will be payable locally.

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  • Airconditioning
  • Ensuite bathrooms
  • Large pool
  • Safe for personal effects
  • Free internet access available
  • Excellent traditional cuisine
  • Large terrace with panoramic view
  • Berber tent
  • Pick up from airport (charged)
  • English/French speaking staff

Pictures from the common grounds of Riad Shemsi. Click on a thumbnail for a larger image.

Dining Room
Dining Room
Roof Terrace
Roof Terrace
Roof Terrace
Roof Terrace

"If you are lucky enough to book a room at Riad Shemsi…well, your journey will be extraordinary. Why? because they will take care of you like one of the family, because the riad itself is amazing with its fine decoration and precious details everywhere. The sunset on the Riad's terrace is one thing you could not ever forget. I would recommend Riad Shemsi to everyone: from young couples to women who love to travel alone. It's the perfect location to enjoy the real flavour of Marrakech."

BENEDETTA ROSSI Elle Magazine (Italia)

"I wanted to say thank you to you and all your staff for a wonderful stay at the Riad Shemsi. It was such a clean and pleasant riad, and everyone who worked there was so friendly and professional. I would be happy to recommend your riad to any of my friends and family. Thank you for all your help in making our trip such a happy time in Marrakech."

Anna and Paul - April 2008

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A charming room finished with traditional vanilla tadelakt and fine hand worked silver lanterns and beautiful vintage rugs from the Middle Atlas, complimented with discreet North African furniture.

A superbly atmospheric room, with traditional Berber lighting giving a magnificent aura. Simple in execution with vanilla tadelakt and fine vintage rugs.

Elegant room finished in traditional beige tadelakt with fine art, a fine mirror, traditional Marrakshi furnishings and vintage rugs from the High Atlas.

This room can sleep three adults if required (€30 supplement).

Stunning tadelakt in the traditional style, elegantly counter pointed by silver lanterns and exquisite Berber mirrors, handcrafted in hardwood and silver. Large ensuite bathroom.

Orange Mini-Suite
Situated on 1st floor, this room is finished in traditional orange tadelakt. Features fine Beni Ouirain rugs and traditional North African furniture. Hand worked brass full-length mirror and beautiful brass lanterns. Ensuite bathroom.

This room can sleep three adults if required (€30 supplement).

Chocolat Suite
Sumptuous suite in rich chocolate traditional tadelakt. Extremely fine Beni Ouirain rugs, handmade mirrors and furniture, with a large ensuite bathroom. Situated on the first terrace level, receiving early morning sun and the song of native finches!

This room can sleep three adults if required (€30 supplement).

Entire Riad - 12/15 Guests
Riad Shemsi is available exclusively, with use of the sumptuous Chocolat Suite, the elegant Orange Mini-Suite, and four further charming rooms, accommodating up to 12 guests.

For a supplement, three of the rooms can sleep a third adult if required, allowing up to 15 guests in total.

*A minimum stay of 3 nights is required.