About This Listing
Breakfast and staff included in price!
This beautiful RIAD is located within the walls of Marrakech Medina or, as it is also known, the ancient part of the city.
Inaugurated in September 2011, the house represents the realisation of Carlos, its owner´s, dream.
"Carlos' Dream" as it is known (which is inscripited in Arabic on the door of the Riad) brings to life his artistic interpretation and vision of a traditional Moroccan Riad.
Every single detail, from the construction, the location, style & furnishings of the Riad are recreated in the classical & traditional manner which is typically Moroccan and one that the locals would recognise and admire as a typical Moroccan Riad
This vision enables the guests to engage themselves and appreciate the beauty and passion of this beautiful city with surroundings that bring to life of an era long forgotten but brought to life by the traditional settings of the Riad.
During the Riad's construction only traditional Moroccan materials were used, such as Tadelakt plaster (concrete hand polished stone), Bejmat (baked clay), all of which was hand produced individually using traditional tools producing a complete piece of artisan work.
Relax and enjoy drinking cocktail's or mint tea in its lounges or by the swimming-pool; far away from the hustle and bustle of the streets in the heart of Marrakech Medina, with the backdrop of the magnificient snowed Atlas mountains, or watch a beautiful sunset over the city at the end of the day, the choice is entirely yours.
Do not miss the romantic experience of arriving at night at the Riad and going up to your room with a traditional candle lighting the way, whilst in the morning awake to a wonderful breakfast which can be taken in any of the Riad's charming locations or terraces.
If you wish so, book your evening dinner at the Riad, you will certainly not forget the experience of tasting wonderful original Moroccan food on the patio or one of the many terraces, all set in a complete relaxed atmosphere enabling you to forget about the worries of the world.
Thank you Carlos, you certainly made a gorgeous retreat and your heart really shows in the many small touches. We were beyond delighted with Riad Shambala.
From this first moment's impression of welcoming tea and goodies, we were delighted by the riad and its amazing staff. English, Spanish, Arabic, French-speaking staff make is so easy to ask questions.
We had a dietary restriction that they handled with ease after just 1 explanation.
Mohammed, the day manager, is a dear, just THE nicest person. He was so helpful in helping us find our way through the souks and find the best spices, rugs, oils and so on. I had long booked this before stumbling on the tons of positive reviews on another website. Moushein, the night manager, helped get us food several times, and was always there with a smile.
Hakima and Ilham were so kind to us, warm loving women.
We miss them all already!
In Riad Shambala, we very much got, what we hoped to get. Great location in the quiet corner of medina, stylish private accomodation, fantastic service from all the female and male staff members, as well as good food.
The only thing, we might complain a bit, was the chilly weather in Marrakesh. In a house with shutters only, without window panes, we could seldom take off warm jackets.
Riad Shambala is exquisite and serene; yet in the heart of the Marrakech Medina. Everything is lovely. The elegant decor and true Moroccan food and hospitality. I would highly recommend this Riad and will stay again.
A woman traveling alone here, the security is impeccable; subtle yet strong.
The staff indisputably offers the highest quality of care and service I've experienced; equal to that of the Aman Family of resorts. The General Manager, Mohamed Bigan, is exquisitely servicing, most very kind and helpful. Mouhsen, during the evening and throughout the night, is ever reliable, most kind and helpful.
My gratitude to everyone here. Carlos, you have a top team working for you at the Riad Shambala.
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