Riad Shems
Marrakech Al Maaden and nearby
€175 - €440 + 44 330 684 5125
4 9.8 10
Your stay
1 Guest
175 starting from / per night
Price : Contact us

Lovely modern riad in the beautiful golf resort of Al Maaden, 4 spacious ensuite bedrooms, large and nice roof terrace, private pool, views of the Atlas mountains

The Home

Riad Shems is part of the newly developed Al Maaden Golf Resort. About 10 minutes drive from the centre of Marrakech and the airport, Al Maaden is a quiet haven away from the bustling souks with beautiful gardens filled with olive trees, oranges and bougainvillea.

Riad Shems has 4 spacious double bedrooms, all with ensuite bathrooms. As typical of traditional Riads it has been designed around a central courtyard, with a pool and a large roof terrace with dining area, chill out zone and kitchen/bar. The house is fully air conditioned.

Riad Shems was designed by the internationally renowned architect Didier Lefort, and is modern in style but maintains many classical Moroccan features. It mixes a blend of elegance and tranquility. As one of the few frontline properties in the Medina it overlooks the golf course, with spectacular views of the Atlas mountains.

The development has been designed to the highest standards. There is an 18 hole golf course. The Medina within Al Maaden has been constructed in a traditional Moroccan style to resemble a fortified village, with high rampart like walls and riads with gardens within. It is quiet and peaceful.

The large walled garden is filled with trees and exotic plants. It holds a heated swimming pool and an extensive covered sun deck from where to enjoy the Moroccan sun all year.

There are 4 spacious double bedrooms, all with ensuite bathrooms and a small maids suite.

Room 1: Double bedroom on top floor - amazing views over the garden, golf course and Atlas mountains - ensuite bathroom with shower - easy access to the roof terrace

Room 2: Master Bedroom, Large double bedroom on first floor - private sun deck with 2 loungers overlooking the garden - beautiful views of the golf course and Atlas mountains - stunning huge bathroom with twin sinks, shower and large bath

Room 3: Spacious double room overlooking the garden and with views of the Atlas mountains - beautiful appointed marble bathroom with shower - large double bed and lounger

Room 4: Large double or twin single room on the ground floor - ensuite bathroom with shower - private terrace leading to garden - alcove seating area which can be used as a small bed

Riad Shems is staffed with a full time housekeeper who will cook all meals and clean the house daily.

Included in price:
- 9am to 5pm: Housekeeper

Entertainment, well-being & sports

  • DVD player
  • Private pool
  • Stereo sound system
  • TV
  • Internet access (broadband, wifi)
  • Heated pool
  • Swimming pool
  • Satellite or cable program

Kitchen & Appliances

  • Fully equipped kitchen

For your comfort and convenience

  • Living room
  • Fireplace in living room
  • Air conditioning
  • Terraces
  • Dining room
  • Dining room with dining table
  • Moroccan living room
  • Hair dryer
  • Lounge chair(s)
  • TV lounge


  • Pool lounge chairs
  • Lounge area in the courtyard
  • Barbecue
  • Terraces
  • On a golf course
  • Lounge chairs on the terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor dining table
  • Lounge area on the terrace
  • Parking


  • Children welcome


  • Fully staffed villa

What is Included

Included in rates

  • Housekeeper
  • Daily house cleaning
  • Breakfast
  • Airport transfer both ways

Not included in rates

  • Wine : 15.00 EUR
  • Pre pool heating : 60.00 EUR
  • Lunch : starting from 18.00 EUR Per guest
  • Heating of swimming pool : starting from 30.00 EUR Per Day
  • Dinner : starting from 25.00 EUR Per guest
  • Child meal : starting from 9.00 EUR Per guest
  • Child care, Baby sitting
  • Cancellation insurance

Rental conditions

- Children welcome
- No safety fence around the pool
- Pool has no swimming guard
- Language spoken by staff : English - French
- Check in : 13:00 h - Check out : 11:00 h
- Amount of security deposit : 800.00 EUR
- Security deposit must be paid in the form of : Credit card pre-authorization (amount is not debited from your card)

Reservation conditions

- Guarantee deposit charged by Villanovo upon reservation : 40 %
- 2nd payment 45 Days to arrival day : 60 % of total amount of reservation is due to Villanovo.
- Advance payments can be made with the following payment method : Visa - Mastercard - Carte Bleue - Bank transfer.
- On site payment can be made with the following payment method : Cash.
- The reservation price does not include optional incidentals or on-request items which will be added to your final bill.

Cancellation policy and cancellation fees

- Any booking modification or cancellation must be sent to us by email
- Cancellation policy is applied according to villa local time
- For all cancellations, the initial guarantee deposit is non-refundable.
- Cancellation occurs less than 45 Days to arrival day : 100 % of total amount of reservation is due to Villanovo.
- No show 100 % of total amount of reservation is due to Villanovo

The Area

For some of our properties, the map does not show the exact location of the house.

Distance from

Golf (1 Minutes by car)
Marrakech (10 Minutes by car)


01/02/2019 - 31/01/20203 Night(s) min.440 € / Night
01/02/2019 - 31/01/20203 Night(s) min.383 € / Night
01/02/2019 - 31/01/20203 Night(s) min.279 € / Night
01/02/2019 - 31/01/20203 Night(s) min.175 € / Night


October 2019
November 2019

Our Guest Reviews

Riad ShemsRecommended by 100% of our customers (4 reviews)
Average rating9.8/10


Samirah est le grand plus de cette maison qui est très bien meublée avec goût et fonctionnelle. Elle s'est très bien occupée de nous tant au niveau de la cuisine que des renseignements donnés quand nous lui demandions.

Maison très bien tenue.
une touche de modernité à la marocaine et la convivialité de Samira
trés belle maison dans un cadre reposant
Riad en excellent état général, parfaitement entretenu, très confortable, spacieux, bien équipé.
Les services de Samira sont un vrai plus. Elle est toujours à l'écoute des besoins et demandes et est fine cuisinière (son couscous est un régal !).

Le site Internet Villanovo demande à être amélioré pour l'usage via tablettes et téléphones (quelques bug d'affichage sur iPad et iPhone).
Bonne organisation générale des prestations : arrivée, départ, excursions (un grand merci à Hassan, le chauffeur sélectionné pour nos sorties).
Manque peut-être une machine Nespresso.
Riad Shems is a beautiful villa well located on a golf course in a very peaceful secure housing area. It is close to the city (12 minute drive) and 2 minutes to two amazing golf courses, The villa is tastefully decorated and spotless clean. The rooms are spacious with balconies looking on to a beautiful garden. Samira was so welcoming and friendly! Breakfast was excellent! She is an amazing chef ,so much so, that we dined every night of our stay at the villa.. We will be back soon. I highly recommend this Villa and if you are a golfer it is paradise!

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