About This Listing
A beautiful Moroccan riad just 15 minutes walk from the famous Place Djemaa al Fna. We have 6 traditionally decorated bedrooms, a spacious central courtyard and a sunny roof terrace. Multi-lingual staff on site. Free wifi throughout.
Riad Shaden is a traditional Moroccan riad in the medina of Marrakech, a 10-15 minute walk to Djemaa al Fna and the souks. There are 6 ensuite bedrooms around a spacious central courtyard, a comfortable living room and a sunny roof terrace.
Why not rent the whole riad for your group (sleeps up to 14) and enjoy exclusive use of our beautiful house?
The riad also has a large comfortable living room and a sunny and secluded roof terrace with sunbeds.
Breakfast is included in the price and lunch and dinner can be ordered in the riad, with all our meals prepared fresh every day using local produce from the Bab Aylen market on our doorstep.
Our cooks are happy to show you how it's done, with cookery lessons available daily.
All our rooms have flat screen televisions, safes for your valuables, hairdryers and complimentary toiletries.
Our staff speak English, French and Spanish and there is always someone on hand to help with anything you need during your stay. We can help with arranging excursions, and we have our own English speaking driver, Abdul, who can take you to the Atlas mountains, the desert or the coast.
We look forward to welcoming you to Riad Shaden, and are happy to respond to any enquiries in advance of booking confirmation.
Riad Shaden is proud to have been awarded Trip Advisor's Certificate of Excellence 2014
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All our rooms are ensuite. We also have a sunny roof terrace, as well as a spacious courtyard and a living room for the use of our guests.
Interaction with Guests
Youssef and Said are available during your stay to help with anything you need. They speak English, French and Spanish.
Riad Shaden is in the traditional, residential area of Bab Aylen, and the 15 minute walk to Djemaa al Fna allows you to experience the 'real' Marrakech.
We can arrange airport transfers, door to door. A car is not necessary, everything is walkable, or you can pick up a taxi at Bab Aylen, just 2 minutes walk from the riad.
For day trips we have our own English speaking driver, Abdul, or we can help you organise 'shared tours'.
However, if you do have a car, secure parking is available nearby.
Other Things to Note
We can help you organise anything you need, you only have to ask.
In order to comply with Moroccan law, we ask that you don't bring visitors back to the riad without first checking with our manager.
Smoking is only permitted outside on the roof terrace.
Very comfortable riad and great value for money - especially as our airport transfers were included. Nice terrace and communal room. It was kind of Shona to let us hang around and not have to check out of the rooms on the day we were leaving as they weren't renting out the riad.
There are no enough words to describe our happiness and how special we all felt at this Riad!! I organised a birthday trip to Morocco with 12 friends. We spent 3 days in Riad Shaden and was the most special and impressive place we've been during the whole trip. The food they cooked, the way they treated us, the place, the location, their loyalty... I highly recommend to rent the whole place and enjoy it for yourselves. Youssef will organise everything for you and make sure every guest is happy. So delighted we discovered this place. Once again, thank you from all of us!
12 of us took over the Riad Shaden for a friend's 30th over a weekend. We had an amazing time - the Riad was clean, spacious and has a lovely roof terrace. It is well located without being in the middle of a touristy area. Youssef and Said were very helpful and accomodating with everything from drinks and food, to taxis and booking Hamams. We also had an in-house birthday dinner, cooked by two lovely ladies - delicious. Thanks for a great stay!
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About the Host, Shona
Hi, I'm Shona and I live in Edinburgh, although I like to spend as much of my time in Marrakech as I can. I have been visiting Morocco for over 20 years, and I bought my first riad there in 2007. Riad Shaden is my second guesthouse in Marrakech, and I bought it in 2010.
I love the medina of Marrakech and I love the traditional riad houses, which give visitors a unique holiday experience.
Riad Shaden has a staff of 4, managed by Youssef, who speaks English, French and Spanish. He is assisted by Said, who also speaks English and French. We also have Saadia and Sanaa, who will cook and clean for you during your stay.
Our driver, Abdul, also speaks English, and will pick you up from the airport on arrival. He can also take you on excursions from Marrakech, to the mountains, the desert or the coast. Just ask for details.
We rent individual rooms or the whole property, and we love to cater for special events, birthdays etc. Let us know your requirements when you book, and our team will look after you all the way.