Located in the Medina or ancient part of the city, in the Bab Doukkala neighborhood, Riad Shambala is built over a dwelling which is more than 100 years old, and has kept all the spirit and traditional materials that Riad's are known for
Locals such as Abdessamad, Ibrahim, the three Mohammads, Kamal, Youssef, and many others who worked with their own hands and basic traditional tools (not using a single electrical or mechanical tool apart from a workhorse & some benches) raised,covered with wood and natural materials (originally Moroccan) a beautiful space ready for your complete rest and relaxation
Upon entering into Riad Shambala, the guest immediately feels at home in the unique surroundings, this experience of entering into a Riad encourages reflection and relaxation. Riad Shambala offers to its guests, an oasis of beauty, peace and relaxation inside its walls
In addition to the swimming pool in the patio, the Riad has a summer lounge, a winter lounge and five rooms with bath
Traditional Riad in Marrakech: 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 hotel 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.
Located in the old walled center: 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 & 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
Rooms Description: Riad Shambala has five luxury rooms with baths. Decorated in the purest Moroccan style with traditional and natural materials but with every luxury and comfort, light and color are present in all of them which invite you to relax in a comforting atmosphere.
All of them have views to the inner courtyard which will delight the guests and create a relaxed atmosphere. Enjoy the sound of water flowing from the fountain or relax by the swimming pool which is surrounded by colourful indigenous plants and flowers.
The beds in the bedrooms of the Riad have the finest Egyptian cotton linens, all have down comforters, two pillows of different filling and firmness which make them a real place of comfort and invite the guests to rest after a long day.
All rooms have bathrooms, air conditioning and WiFi.
The sumptuous breakfast which is included for all the rooms includes fresh fruit, fruit juices, coffee, pancakes, home-made jams, pastries and locally laid eggs which can be made to order.
Marrakech, whose original name in Berber is Tamurt n Akkuc, which means 'Land of God', is one of most important cities in Morocco. Located 460 meters above sea level at the foot of the Atlas mountains, it has a population of over 1.5 million inhabitants.
Marrakech today is one of the most visited city's in Morocco due to the immense tourist interest it generates. Its monuments act as a historical heritage to humanity, such as the well known and famous Square known as Plaza Djemaa el Fna Souk (the largest and most crowded in Africa) or by its popular market (souk) the largest in Morocco, as well as the big number of riads that it has.
No doubt the best experience in Marrakech is when one allows oneself to explore and get lost through the many small winding streets surrounded by the ancient wall's which leads the visitor to discover the traditional smells, tastes and colours that the city is famous for.
Out of the Medina will find Golf Camps and a modern city.