Riad Shaden

222 Derb El Kadi, Bab Ailen, Marrakech, 40 000, Morocco
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Riad Shaden - do they allow smoking

by jayjay19

We are thinking of booking into this Riad for my husbands birthday but he is a smoker and dont want to book somewhere that he would have to leave the Riad to have a cigarette. Can anyone give me information on this Riad
Thanks jayjay19

Re: Riad Shaden - do they allow smoking

by nada1712

You really need to ask the hotel. What happened re smoking last year may be different this year.

Re: Riad Shaden - do they allow smoking

by geojean

I don't smoke but I stayed in a Riad in Tangiers, Fez and Marakesh that seem to be open to alchol and smoking, I can't recall if I saw anyone smoking in the Riad I stayed at. The best thing to do is to ask when you submit a reservation.

Travel Tips for Marrakesh

Cascades D’Ouzoud

by khalid_2

About 2,5hours north of Marrakesh are the Cascades D’Ouzoud, Morocco’s most impressive waterfalls. The water drops 361 feet. The name of the falls comes from the Arabic word for “olive,” named for the many olive trees in the area.

My Restaurant Recommendations

by MsCynthia about What I liked.......

Places I DO NOT recommend:

*Le Pavillon- We read in Lonely Planet that Le Pavillon was one of the best restaurants with great ambiance; everyone ranted and raved about it. So when we got there (it was in a weird part of town) we were led to the courtyard for dinner. I was not very impressed with the place at all. Granted, there were candles and trees but still, the simple Riad I was staying in had better ambiance. Furthermore, the food wasn’t even that good. One of the dishes we had was like a slice of Pizza, but only WORSE and at 16.00 Euros!! The food was nothing special; I actually enjoyed my $0.80 salad at Chez Chegrouni alot more!! At the end of the night the bill came out to 80 euros for 2 appetizers and one entree; We didn’t even order wine. I was very displeased with the food and atmosphere. This place is totally overrated.

Places I recommend:

*Le Marrakachi- Very cute and trendy romantic restaurant overlooking the square. Great food. Bottle of wine and nice dinner for two for 60 euros.

*Chez Chegrouni- Nice, simple, but delicious restaurant overlooking Djemma el-Fna. Very cheap. Lunch for 2: 8 euros.

*Cafe Arabe- Nice, trendy, modern atmosphere. International cuisine, which is a nice break from Moroccan food. Relatively priced about 15 euros per plate.

*Hotel Ali- Tired the lunch buffet, had the spaghetti pomodoro which was DELICIOUS with real spices for 8 euros per person

*Riad Tamsna- Lonely Planet described this place as achingly stylish and it´s true. The moment you walk in, you are stunned at how beautiful this place really is. Kind of hidden away, you need to get detailed directions or just ask someone, this place is very nice and the food was great. Very romantic and nice atmosphere. Food relatively priced 19 Euros per plate.

*Cafe Argana- Food was just okay, nothing great. The service was sooo slow and they weren’t the friendliest. but they always let you use the restroom. The ice cream downstairs is really delicious and highly recommended.

Koutoubia Minaret

by iwys

When you look at how perfect the minaret of the Koutoubia mosque is, it's hard to believe that it is as old as it is. At 70m, it has dominated the skyline of the Medina since the 12th century.

It was built between 1150 and 1199, mostly during the reign of Sultan Yacoub el Mansour.

Non-muslims are not allowed to enter the mosque, but you can wander around the adjacent gardens. and take lots of photos. The minaret is particularly photogenic at sunset.

The Souk

by mvtouring

Marrakesh's souk is a rabbit hole of narrow streets that spread out from Jemaa-al-Fnaa Square. Walking into the area, just dive into one of the tiny streets and get yourself lost. You will be harassed by shop owners to buy souvenirs, which are everywhere. If you don't want them, just keep walking and look at all the other fascinating stuff crammed into the tiny lanes.

You will also probably get approached by young men who want to be your "guide" through the souk. Resist.

All day long show in Djamaa El Fnaa

by gmg61

If you really have time you could decide to spend a full day in Djamaa El Fnaa and I am sure you'll not regret the time spent there!
Start in the morning, having breakfast in one of the many terrasse cafes around the square. You'll see the area waking up, some vendors coming and the first tourists.
With the hours passing by the crowd will increase and so the mobile stalls with orange sellers and so on. There are many stalls that selkl orange in the square: They sell you the fruit or a freshly made juice. If you look for more variety you can add tangerine or lemon juice.

In the afternoon the square starts to change its face and to become a sort of open air circus.
Evvery kind of weird people gather there: acrobats, traditional dentists, healers, fakirs, street players, storytellers, water sellers, snake charmers.

All make their show together and everybody attracts a small cros in circle around the show.
You can be part of the crowd or observe everything from above, stepping again in one of those cafes.

Later, the orange stalls go away and the food stall come, converting the whole square in a huge open air restaurant.

It's easy to understand how it works: you just choose the preferred stall and show to the owner what you'd like to get, choosing among vegetables, meat, sometimes fish. Everything is prepared freshly on the spot and is tasteful and cheap.

The basic rule is obvious: try to follow the moroccans and not the tourists, and you'll find the place where you eat better!

This show goeas on until late at night, with the shows still going on around.
Only few hours of silence divide the square from the new day...


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Address: 222 Derb El Kadi, Bab Ailen, Marrakech, 40 000, Morocco