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Riad Shaden - Award winning riad in Marrakech medina - sleeps up to 14

Bedrooms 6
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Situated in a quiet cul de sac, with easy access to Djemaa al Fna

Riad Shaden is a traditional Moroccan riad, in the medina of Marrakech, an easy 15 minute walk from the famous Place Djemaa al Fna. There are 6 en-suite bedrooms (4 standard double/twin rooms, and 2 suites), with reversible air conditioning and heating, flat screen televisions and safes in all rooms. On the ground floor, as well as a spacious courtyard, there is a large, comfortable living room with CD player. There are additional seating areas in the courtyard.

The riad has a spacious and secluded roof terrace with sunbeds and parasols as well as seating, both covered (shaded from the sun) and uncovered.

We can arrange airport transfers with our own English speaking drivers for a small additional charge, which we highly recommend.

Our staff speak English and French and are available at all times to help you make the most of your stay. They can help with booking excursions, recommending restaurants, and with general advice on making the most of your holiday.

Our English speaking driver can take you on excursions, we have a number of options available, including the Atlas mountains, the coast or the desert.

We can also help you to organise activities, such as golf, camel riding or quad biking.

Breakfast is included in the price and other meals can be ordered on request. Or why not combine dinner with a cookery lesson, and learn how to prepare traditional Moroccan food using only fresh, locally sourced ingredients.


More Details

Shona Lines
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Shona Lines

I live in Edinburgh, but I spend as much time as I can in Marrakech, where I have been holidaying for over 25 years..

Shona Lines purchased this house in 2010

Why Shona Lines chose Medina

Riad Shaden is my second Moroccan riad. I bought it in 2010, after looking at many properties in the medina. I loved it on first sight and hope that you will too. It is in a traditional area of the medina where local people go about their daily lives, but it is only a short walk from Djemaa al Fna, the souks and all the tourist attractions.

What makes this house unique

Riad Shaden is my second home, I love the building and the location. The rooms are all different but decorated in traditional Moroccan style, and I never tire of sitting on the roof terrace in the evening listening to the call to prayer and watching the storks flying overhead back to their nests.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful 4 days at Riad Shaden, the 5 charming staff looked after us quite beautifully. Really an oasis in the midst of residential old town Marrakech, lovely carved ceiling in our beautiful double room and bath too. Also not at all expensive.

They booked restaurants, arranged an excellent trip to the Atlas mountains and organised a cookery lesson, all in all fabulous.

Would return if going back to Marrakech.
Nov 2012
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Medina House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • Complementary toiletries and hairdryers are provided in all rooms.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 3 twin/ single
  • All bedrooms have air conditioning/heating, flat screen televisions and safety deposit boxes.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Terrace
  • 14 garden chairs
  • Groups
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
Prices are for 2 people in a standard double or twin room. Breakfast is included in the room rate and includes freshly squeezed orange juice, a selection of home made breads and pancakes with jam and honey, yogurt, fresh fruit, eggs and a choice of tea or coffee. Smoking is only permitted on the roof terrace. In order to comply with Moroccan law we ask that guests do not bring visitors back to the riad without consulting our manager first.


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Riad Shaden - Award winning riad in Marrakech medina - sleeps up to 14
average rating of 4.3636365 based on 19 reviews

Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful Riad, we especially enjoyed the roof terrace. Siad and Mohammed were so helpful and accommodating. Made our stay really special. Would fully recommend.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We’re glad that you all enjoyed your stay at Riad Shaden and hope to see you back again some time.
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Nice, Quiet Riad in the Heart of Marrakech

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with a friend of mine for five nights, and had a great stay. All of the staff were extremely friendly and polite, the included breakfasts were great, and the riad itself was very quiet and tranquil. The location is great, about a 10-15 minute from the main square. We arranged shuttles to and from the airport, which worked out perfectly. We also booked a camel ride through them, which was great as well. Overall, my friend and I both had a great time staying there, and I would definitely stay at Riad Shaden again next time I'm in Marrakech.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us, and hope to see you again
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Welcoming, quiet, relaxing Riad

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at the Riad- both Mohammed and Siad were so accommodating and helpful. They made sure all of our needs were taken care of and went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable and answer all of our questions. They give suggestions for the area and things to do-they will even make reservations and set up excursions, spa & hamman and airport transfers for you! The riad was a great location right in the medina and about a 20 minute walk from Jemma el Fnaa where we spent a lot of time. Excellent stay and I can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your lovely review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope you will come back again in the future.
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Professional, friendly and informitave staff. Very clean, central location and quite.

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed my stay and will return next year.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. Please do come back and visit again next year.
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A very nice and friendly place to stay

  • 4 of 5

My daughter and I stayed here for over a week and had a wonderful time. The staff is very helpful with anything you need. They set up appointments at the spa, got someone to help us with our luggage on departure. Pick up and drop off to and from the airport and breakfast every morning when we got up. I would recommend them to anyone that is going to be staying in the Medina. It's a little distance from the main square but you get to experience and discover more of the true Medina that way. I would have no problem staying here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect in everyway

  • 5 of 5

I organised a trip for my sisters 50th birthday, there were 15 middle aged females and we had the whole Riad to ourselves. We arrived late and were a little disheartened when we had to walk down a couple of narrow alleys, however when we arrived at Riad Shaden the walk was well worth it!! What a beautiful tranquil place to stay.

The Riad was clean and very well maintained. The staff were always at hand and nothing was a problem for them. We were very well looked after, the service was second to none and I would like to add that as the organiser I looked at many Riads before choosing Riad Shaden, I couldnt have asked for a better place. I'm still amazed at how easy it was to organise a celebration meal, flowers and a birthday cake from the comfort of my home, all thanks to Shona.

If your looking for comfort, good food and a central location at a very good price then this is the place for you.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2012
  • Stayed: March 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Jemaa el-Fnaa Market
Visit Djemaa al Fna during the day to see snake charmers and acrobats on your way to the sou...
Koutoubia Mosque
Have a walk round the Koutoubia gardens, and admire the beautiful architecture of the mosque.
Morocco Sahara Desert Tours
We can arrange desert trips, best if you have a minimum of 3 nights but we are happy to disc...
Ben Youssef Madrasa
Visit the ancient Koranic school in the medina of Marrakech
Palais de la Bahia
Don't forget to visit the beautiful Bahia Palace
Jardin Majorelle & Musee d'Art Islamique
Don't miss a visit to the Majorelle gardens, made famous by Yves St Laurent
Marrakech Souk
Easily accessible on foot from Riad Shaden, you can spend hours exploring the souks and hagg...
Saadian Tombs
Visit the Saadian Tombs in the Kasbah area of the city
Cafe Des Epices
Café des Epices is a great lunch stop in the medina
Le Jardin Secret
Beautiful garden hidden in the centre of the medina, with great views over the city
Un Dejeuner a Marrakech
Not to be missed
Andre Heller Garden
Great new gardens outside Marrakech, with free shuttle bus from the medina
Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Marrakech Menara Airport
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Golf courses
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
180 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Riad Shaden is situated in a traditional district of the medina, away from the hustle and bustle, but with easy access to the famous Place Djemaa al Fna, the souks, cafes and restaurants. Within easy reach of all the major tourist attractions, including the Majorelle Gardens, Bahia Palace, Ben Youssef Medersa and the Museum of Marrakech. Enjoy a trip round the city walls in a horse drawn caleche, visit a traditional hammam, or simply wander round the narrow maze of streets, shopping in the souks. By day the Place Djemaa al Fna is occupied by snake charmers, and at night it comes alive, with food stalls, entertainers, acrobats and much more.

Why not let us help to organise your stay? We can do all the hard work for you, by organising:

- day trips and overnight excursions

- camel riding, quad biking etc

- cookery lessons

- golf

- hammam and spa treatments

- restaurant bookings

- in house celebration dinners and parties


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Prices are for 2 people sharing a standard room.

We also rent the riad in its entirety (sleeps 14 people).

Price includes breakfast and local tourist and Government taxes of 23 dirhams per person per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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