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Riad Shems
Marrakech Al Maaden and nearby
€175 - €440 +44 20 3318 7269
4 9.8 10

Riad Shems

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

In summary 

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.

Room 1
Room, 1st floor, view of the garden. This bedroom has 1 double bed. Bathroom ensuite, with shower.

Room 2
Room, 1st floor, view of the garden. This bedroom has 1 double bed. Bathroom ensuite, with 2 washbasins, bathtub, shower.

Room 3
Room, 1st floor, view of the garden. This bedroom has 1 double bed. Bathroom ensuite, with shower.

Room 4
Room, Ground level, direct access to the garden. This bedroom has 1 double bed configurable in twin beds. Bathroom ensuite, with shower. This bedroom includes also private terrace.


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


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 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.
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.

Staff & Services

Riad Shems is staffed with a full time housekeeper who will cook all meals and clean the house daily.
9am to 5pm: Housekeeper


  • Children welcome

Entertainment, well-being & sports

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

For your comfort and convenience

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

Kitchen & Appliances

  • Fully equipped kitchen


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


  • Cook
  • Fully staffed villa
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What is Included

Included in rates

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

Not included in rates

  • Cancellation insurance
  • Child care, Baby sitting
  • Child meal : starting from 9.00 EUR Per Guest
  • Dinner : starting from 30.00 EUR Per Guest
  • Heating of swimming pool : starting from 30.00 EUR Per Day
  • Lunch : starting from 20.00 EUR Per Guest
  • Pre pool heating : 30.00 EUR
  • Wine : 15.00 EUR

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
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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)


April 2021
May 2021

Our Guest Reviews

Riad Shems Recommended by 100% of our customers (4 reviews)
Average rating 9.8/10


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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