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Riad Shaden In Marrakech Medina - Leila Double Room - Sleeps 2

Riad with 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and golf nearby in Medina, Morocco

From £256 per week

Riad to rent in Medina, Morocco

Riad Shaden is a traditional 6 bedroom riad in the medina of Marrakech, an easy 15 minute walk to Djemaa al Fna and the souks. Our staff speak English and French.

  • Riad
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony / terrace
  • Near golf
  • Parking
  • Washing machine

Riad overview - owner's description

Riad Shaden has 2 suites and 4 standard rooms, which can be rented individually.

Leila is a double bedroom on the ground floor and is adjacent to the Kaiss twin room. Leila and Kaiss (Morocco's Romeo and Juliet) are ideal to rent together for a family group, see our separate listing for the Kaiss room.

All our rooms are ensuite with shower, hairdryer and complimentary toiletries. There are flat screen televisions and safes in each room.

Guest rooms are situated around our spacious central courtyard where meals are taken, and we also have a large living room and several separate seating areas where you can relax with a book or a glass of mint tea.

Riad Shaden has a large, sunny and secluded roof terrace, with sunbeds, and a covered seating area to escape the direct heat of the sun. These areas are for the use of all guests. As we are a guest house, some or all of our other rooms may be occupied by other guests during your stay.

Breakfast is included in the price, and all our food is prepared in our own kitchen, using fresh produce bought daily in the local market.

Our property is staffed 24 hours a day, and our on site team, managed by Said, speak English and French. Why not let us do all the hard work for you. We can organise:

• Airport transfers
• Day trips and overnight excursions with our own English speaking driver
• Lunches and dinners in the riad
• Cookery lessons, including a shopping trip to the local market
• Golf
• Camel riding and quad biking
• Hammam and spa treatments
• Birthday or anniversary celebrations with dinner and entertainment

Free wifi is available throughout the riad.

Riad Shaden has been awarded Trip Advisor's Certificate of Excellence every year since 2011.



4 other reviews

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Riad Shaden and can honestly say that we have made some new friends with the staff of the Riad who were all kind, attentive and good fun. Youseff recommended several excursions and restaurants which we took up and all proved to be a great experience. We had three days out over the mountains and in the desert which we could only describe as the trip of a life time. Abdul was our friend, driver and guide during our stay and we send our special thanks to him. If anyone is thinking of booking the Riad Shaden for a stay in Marrakech do so. Stop thinking about it and book it you will be delighted I am sure. Nikki L, November 2011

We have just returned from Marrakech and stayed 3 nights in Riad Shaden. One word – ‘wow’. It is a beautiful property with the most amazing staff. Also staying in the Riad were the owners who are just lovely and even walked us to the main square on our first day so we were sure of the way (which is easy and about a 10-15 minute walk, which was nice when you needed to walk off your delicious Moroccan dinner!). Abdul picked us up from the airport and was very informative on the drive to the Riad, pointing out where things were etc. Youseff greeted us with mint tea and talked us through a number of excursions we could take. This was a very informative chat and was in no way a ‘pushy sale’. We decided to book the day trip to the mountains which included a trip to a village and a walk to some waterfalls. I can highly recommend this again it was Abdul who took us here and we saw many a packed mini bus of tour groups and felt quite smug in our nice car!! – just the two of us and Abdul. Said was an absolute gem for the time we were there, he always asked about how our day was and even ran out to get us some drinks for dinner. Everyone at the Riad goes above and beyond to make your stay in Marrakech enjoyable. They are all so approachable and will be happy to help with anything. We also enjoyed a fabulous meal in the Riad on our first night, the food was delicious – as was our breakfast every morning. Nice to try different foods to fuel us up for the day – all of which were lovely. Our first trip to Marrakech couldn’t have been better – we were blessed with good weather, fabulous staff in the Riad and plus we were staying in the Amir Suite which is just lovely. We will be back! Jennie S, December 2011

After many visits to Marrakech we found the ideal Riad but were then disappointed to find out it was up for sale, when we discovered that the owner had bought a larger establishment called Riad Shaden we had no hesitation in giving it a try as the previous Riad had been excellent. Although further from the square [10 – 15 minutes walk] we always enjoyed the walk as it gave a chance to see local life as it happened. We were impressed by the size of the rooms at Shaden as riad rooms tend to be on the small side, the whole riad was tastefully decorated and comfortable in the evening we had dinner in the lounge and we would recommend that anyone staying should try at least one meal as the standard of cooking is fantastic and we also found it to be competitively priced. The owner has retained most of her original staff and we found that Youssef and Said spoke excellent English and one or other was always on hand to help us, we were particularly pleased they were there to help when we ran into a few problems due to rain during our camping trips and feel they went beyond the call of duty and always made us feel nothing was too much trouble. The ladies kept the whole riad immaculately clean and would provide welcome drinks whenever asked. To sum up having stayed in many riads in Marrakech over the last 10 years we find that the whole package on offer at Riad Shaden will compel us to return again and again. John and Jan, January 2012

Absolutely love love loved staying at Riad Shaden- one of the best holidays I have ever been on!! My sister and I booked for 4 nights and we were blown away by the vibrant location, wonderful staff and the value of the accommodation. Youseff and Said were so very helpful, booking hammams, restaurant reservations, escorting us to pick and dro p off points and providing info on excursions (Said even prepared breakfast for us at 05.30am as we were going on an early excursion!). We also met the owners Shona and Ronnie who were a pleasure to speak to and had a vast knowledge of Marrakech and a genuine interest in the local culture. Shona was so helpful prior to our stay as I bombarded her with emails about sightseeing and taxi transfers etc! Breakfast was spot on and filled us up nicely for our busy days ahead. Rooms were cosy, clean and tastefully decorated- there were a number of rooms for guests to chill out in aside from the bedrooms which was lovely. We loved the 15 minute walk to the main square from the Riad as it gave purpose to our days and ensured we saw more of Marrakech than just the centre of the Medina. Marrakech itself was fabulous, burstling with energy and we found the locals to be very friendly. Riad Shaden is a little gem, I cannot recommend it enough. Both my sister and I felt quite emotional when saying goodbye to everyone and we will certainly be planning a further stay in the future, hopefully with all our friends next time! Kelly and Sam, May 2012

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This riad is:

180km from the nearest beach 1.5km from the nearest bar 1km from the nearest restaurant 40km from the nearest ski lift 2km from the nearest supermarket 9.3km from Marrakech Menara International Airport

Local activities

Golf 2km Skiing 40km Swimming 5km Walking 20km

Sights and attractions

Historic site 1km Museum 1km Shopping 1km

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Outside this riad in Medina, Morocco
This riad is in the city and near a lively area. It has a balcony and a patio heating. Car hire is not necessary as the riad is less than a 15 minute walk to a large selection of shops, bars, restaurants; however parking is available if required.

Prices and availability

Updated 15 March 2018

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Changeover days and minimum stays

  • 23 December 2018 - 5 January 2019: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 23 December 2019 - 5 January 2020: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 23 December 2020 - 5 January 2021: the minimum stay is 3 nights.



1 bedroom, Sleeps 2:

  • 1 double bed


1 bathroom


CD player, Internet / WiFi, Satellite / cable


Living area seats 12, Dining area seats 12, Air conditioning bedrooms only, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire optional


Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Oven, Pots / pans


Balcony or terrace, Parking, Patio heating

Suitable for

Children, Infants

Riad Shaden

Average rating from 3 reviews

Agency From Tranent, United Kingdom Member since Jun 2012

My name is Shona, and I live in Edinburgh. I have owned property in Marrakech since 2007, and I spend as much of my time there as I can.
Riad Shaden is managed on a day to day basis by our manager, Youssef, who speaks English, French and Spanish. He is assisted by Said, who lives in the riad, and speaks English and French. We also have Saadia and Sanaa, who cook and clean, and generally look after our guests.
Riad Shaden is our second guest house in Marrakech, and we are happy to have many guests who return to us year after year, having enjoyed their stay with us so much.
We are happy to answer any questions about our riad or about Marrakech in general, either before or after a booking is confirmed, and we look forward to welcoming you to our riad.

Past bookings: 6 bookings

Response rate: 50%

Response time: within 39 minutes

Last logged in: 3 months ago

Number of properties: 7

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