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

Medina, Marrakesh, Morocco
  • House2152 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms6
  • Sleeps14
  • Bathrooms6
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 3 nights

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.



Shona Lines

Member Since 2008
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within a few hours
english, french
Calendar last updated:
Mar 29, 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 Marrakech

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.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 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.


      • 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.

      Location Type

        • Downtown


            • Budget
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Catering available


                    • Local Activities Guide
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Bottled Water
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                    • Basic Soaps
                    • Local Maps
                    • Parking
                      Secure parking is available nearby
                    • Safe
                    • Shampoo
                    • Sunbed
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                      Laundry can be done for a small additional charge.
                    • Wireless Internet
                      Free wifi throughout
                    • Free Wifi


                        • Kitchen
                          Our property is catered, breakfast is included with other meals available on request.
                        • Refrigerator


                            • Dining
                              Meals can either be taken in our courtyard, or on the roof terrace. Or why not combine dinner with a cookery lesson, which includes a shopping trip to the local market.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 14 people


                                • Books
                                • Books for Adults
                                • CD Player
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                  All bedrooms have flat screen TVs


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      There is a large, sunny and secluded roof terrace, with sun beds and parasols.
                                    • Golf
                                      Golf courses nearby. We can arrange transport and book golf for you - please ask for details and prices.
                                    • Terrace


                                        • 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.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: Flexible

                                                                  Check-out: Flexible

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  11 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Nice, Quiet Riad in the Heart of Marrakech

                                                                  James F.

                                                                  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.

                                                                  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

                                                                  Welcoming, quiet, relaxing Riad

                                                                  Ashley R.USA

                                                                  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!

                                                                  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.

                                                                  Professional, friendly and informitave staff. Very clean, central location and quite.

                                                                  maggy k.

                                                                  Really enjoyed my stay and will return next year.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review.

                                                                  Please do come back and visit again next year.

                                                                  Wonderful stay

                                                                  Kara G.

                                                                  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.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  We’re glad that you all enjoyed your stay at Riad Shaden and hope to see you back again some time.

                                                                  A very nice and friendly place to stay

                                                                  Kelli J.

                                                                  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.

                                                                  Perfect in everyway

                                                                  Sukie D.

                                                                  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.


                                                                  Medina, Marrakesh, Morocco

                                                                  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

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Additional Guest Fee
                                                                  $27 - $37

                                                                  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.

                                                                  11 Reviews
                                                                  Excellent 4.4/5
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                                                                  Property # 493025ha