3 Bedrooms ensuite, sleeps 6
- english, french, german, arabic, finnish
About John Shield
Am a lawyer in central London working for the art, fashion and restaurant clients
John Shield purchased this House in 2002
Why John Shield chose Gueliz
Always loved Maroc especially Marrakech is people, colours, sounds and sounds
What makes this House unique
2 lovely staff Aziza & Mbarak are included in the let and house always lets a single let. You will experience the real Marrakech and be guided around the Medina. No hidden extras & taxes inc TVA /VAT are included as is dinner on the first night or to suit. Airport taxi one way included
Pool / Spa
Max guests: 6
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
A wonderful property staffed by sweet people and administered by a very caring owner. The restored riad is a fascinating building and very tastefully furnished. Although first-time visitors to Morocco may experience an initial culture shock, the local area is friendly and safe.
I would definitely recommend this property located in the heart of the beautiful old medina, within walking distance of the souks and the djemaa el fna square.
It is a "hidden pearl" in Marrakech!
Also the Staff was amazing and very helpful. They provided us with all necessary information and surprised us with their delicious local cooking.
We enjoyed our stay in riad njemma to the fullest.
Thank you John!
6 Belgian Friends
Gorgeous Riad, great staff
My husband and I stayed at this beautiful Riad for 12 days, and from the moment we enquired about the Riad to the day we left, service was absolutely impeccable.
We were picked up at the airport by a 'grand taxi' and driven to the Riad, where we met the staff that were to look after us at the Riad, Aziza and Mbarak. Their attention throughout was attentive, without being intrusive, which is just what we needed.
The Riad itself is large, with beautiful rooms with high ceilings surrounding a courtyard which is well kept and serene. The attention to detail in terms of style is without a doubt one of the lovely things about this Riad, and ensures that you could easily while away the days in the Riad without seeing anything of Marrakech! Each large bedroom has a gorgeous shower room en suite, in traditional tadelakt, with huge shower heads and plenty of hot water!! Impeccably clean throughout.
The terrace is beautiful, gorgeous plants everywhere, and very well kept. The surrounding area is 'authentic Marrakech', and you will definately be immersed in the culture of Morocco just stepping out of the Riad front door... plenty to see!
Breakfast was served daily with the minimum of fuss, fresh coffee, fresh everything! It was a real treat to stay here, and we would definately do so again given half a chance!
Thank you to John for the great communication throughout, and thank you to the wonderful staff for making our stay memorable and relaxing!
Superb Riad in a Wonderful Place
What a fantastic Riad! From the outside you have no idea as to what beauty and luxury awaits you on the inside. The Riad is lovingly restored and is an oasis in amongst the the streets of the Medina. There are personal touches and the workmanship of the materials and building work is superb. The Riad is clean, beautifully kept and it was wonderful to return each day/evening to relax and enjoy it.
Aziza & Mbarek are great! Aziza will cook the evening meal & we ate in the dining room, on the terrace and each time it was a feast. When Mbarek goes to get supplies, highly recommend hitching a ride on the back of his "mobylette" and having a tour of the streets! Mbarek will help you find your way to the Djemaa & souks. Aziza loves children and will babysit if adults want to go out for the evening.
Hameed will collect you and take you to the airport and is also availble for transport to the mountains or further afield. His English was better than our French!
We loved our stay and when return to Morocco there is only one place we will stay! We cannot recommend this Riad and its staff enough. It was a wonderful and relaxing place to stay.
We are looking forward to our next visit!
We spent a wonderful five days at the Riad Njema.
Marrakech is a fabulous city, but being able to relax in this beautiful riad really made the trip unforgettable. The riad itself is cosy and stylish, and very well kept. The staff, Aziza and Mbarek, is extremely friendly, hospitable and helpful. Aziza’s cooking was the best we had tasted during our holiday!
Many thanks to all of them and John for an amazing holiday. We are looking forward to our next visit.
Amy, Arabelle, Halina, Michael & Pascal
The riad is situated in the northern part of the medina Marrakech. Marrakech is about 30km from the Lower Atlas and about 200km from the Atlantic coast. Both being easily accessible by car, bus or taxi. Trips to the local countryside, Ourike Valley or further to the beaches of Essaouira or a couple of days in desert can be organized by Aziza at the house. Aziza will also arrange travel to the local golf courses or if you wish to have a few hours and lunch with a swim at the many places listed in the Guide books.