Riad Shanima & Spa

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Overview of Riad Shanima & Spa

Riad Shanima & Spa

4-star property
4-star riad with spa, near Jemaa el-Fnaa

9,2/10 Superb

119 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Air conditioning
175 Derb arset aouzal, Bab Doukkala, Marrakech, Marrakech, 40000
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Airport shuttle
  • Area shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Separate sitting area
  • Premium TV channels
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Blackout drapes/curtains

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Medina
  • Jemaa el-Fnaa - 15 min walk
  • Majorelle Gardens - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • Menara Airport (RAK) - 16 min drive
  • Marrakech Central Station - 4 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Riad Shanima & Spa

4-star family-friendly riad in the heart of Medina
Riad Shanima & Spa is located close to Jemaa el-Fnaa, and provides a roundtrip airport shuttle, a terrace, and shopping on site. Indulge in a sports massage, a body treatment, and a facial at the onsite spa. The onsite Moroccan cuisine fine-dining restaurant, SHANIMA & SPA, features light fare. In addition to a coffee shop/cafe and a library, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • An indoor pool
  • Continental breakfast (surcharge), an area shuttle, and an area shuttle
  • Massage treatment rooms, a 24-hour front desk, and tour/ticket assistance
  • Free newspapers, luggage storage, and a front desk safe
  • Guest reviews speak highly of the breakfast and helpful staff
Room features
All guestrooms are individually furnished, and feature comforts such as 24-hour room service and premium bedding, in addition to perks like pillow menus and air conditioning.
Other amenities include:
  • Select Comfort beds and down comforters
  • Free toiletries and hair dryers
  • Flat-screen TVs with premium channels
  • Decks/patios, wardrobes/closets, and separate sitting areas


Arabic, English, French, German

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination
COVID-19 vaccination record requirement applies to all guests aged 12 and up; guests must have received complete COVID-19 vaccination at least 14 days prior to check-in
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 6 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - midnight
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions
  • At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination
  • COVID-19 vaccination record requirement applies to all guests aged 12 and up; guests must have received complete COVID-19 vaccination at least 14 days prior to check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • One child (2 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No onsite parking


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*


  • Area shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast (surcharge) each morning 11:30 AM–1:00 PM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Private dining
  • Private picnics
  • 24-hour room service
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free
  • Children's menu

What to do

  • Shopping
  • Bicycle rentals nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • Built in 2011
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • An indoor pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Massage/treatment rooms


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Well-lit path to entrance


  • Arabic
  • English
  • French
  • German

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Premium satellite channels

Home comfort

  • Climate-controlled air conditioning and heating
  • Bathrobes and slippers

Sleep well

  • Pillow menu
  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Select Comfort mattress

What to enjoy

  • Deck or patio
  • Individually furnished and decorated
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Champagne service


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves with a trip to the onsite spa, which has 3 treatment rooms. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages, and facials. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a spa tub, a steam room, and Turkish bath/hammam.

The spa is open daily. Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa.


SHANIMA & SPA - This fine-dining restaurant specializes in Moroccan cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city and collected at the property. Exemptions or reductions might apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 2.50 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 8 years of age.
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per adult: EUR 60
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per child: EUR 30 (from 4 to 15 years old)
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: EUR 80
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: EUR 40 (from 4 to 15 years old)

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between EUR 15 and EUR 25 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 40 per room (roundtrip)
  • Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 4 percent

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination.

COVID-19 vaccination record requirement applies to all guests aged 12 and up; guests must have received complete COVID-19 vaccination at least 14 days prior to check-in.


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Riad Shanima Marrakech
Riad Shanima
Shanima Marrakech
Riad Shanima & Spa Riad
Riad Shanima & Spa Marrakech
Riad Shanima & Spa Riad Marrakech

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Riad Shanima & Spa?
This property confirms that guests must provide documentation related to COVID-19 at check-in. Furthermore, disinfectant is used to clean the property, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Riad Shanima & Spa?
Yes, there's an indoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Riad Shanima & Spa?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Riad Shanima & Spa?
No, unfortunately, but there's discounted parking nearby.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Riad Shanima & Spa?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is EUR 40 per room roundtrip.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Riad Shanima & Spa?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
Is there an onsite casino at Riad Shanima & Spa?
No, this riad doesn't have a casino, but Casino de Marrakech (4-min drive) and Le Grand Casino de la Mamounia (4-min drive) are both nearby.
What is there to do at Riad Shanima & Spa and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as cycling. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in the indoor pool. Riad Shanima & Spa also has a 24-hour fitness center.
Are there restaurants at or near Riad Shanima & Spa?
Yes, SHANIMA & SPA offers Moroccan cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Dar Marjana (5-min walk), Chez Yassine (8-min walk), and Café Arabe (8-min walk).
Does Riad Shanima & Spa have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a deck or patio.
What's the area around Riad Shanima & Spa like?
Riad Shanima & Spa is in Medina, a short 15-minute walk from Jemaa el-Fnaa and 5 minutes' walk from Dar el Bacha Palace. Travelers recommend the riad for its central location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Place to stay!
Thank you to Asme; for the amazing stay. Honestly everything was well executed all the way to a point when we had to leave. Honestly I miss the atmosphere. I miss the staff. I miss Jalil, he catered to all our needs. If you want a place that will make you not only feel safe but also help plan your trip in Marrakesh. This is the place to pick. I not only felt safe as two women traveling but; also felt like on a vacation. -Yullz
3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Super friendly and helpful staff, very eager to make your stay special. Nice, authentic and very clean premises. We loved spending our time and look forward to come back.
Michael, 7-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Amazing Stay in Marrakesh
Amazing experience at the Riad! The team all the difference in our trip. They were so kind and keen to help at all times! Asma took great care of us and the whole staff was extremely helpful. The breakfast is brilliant and they change a little bit everyday for you to enjoy all the Moroccan flavours. Thanks for everything and definitely coming back! PS: We recommend getting the transfer from the airport, even more if you arriving after sunset. The narrow roads can be quite daunting for the first comers.
Yuri, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Fantastic stay
Amazing stay. Beautiful Riad in a great location - very near the main square and souks but very tranquil. Asma and her team an absolute delight and couldn’t do enough to ensure a pleasant stay. Arrived in the evening so had dinner in the Riad - traditional Moroccan food - reasonably priced and wine available if desired. Breakfast was fab and an excellent start to hectic days in the square and souks. Looking forward to returning in the future ........
Jan, 3-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Great location in Medina. Very good breakfast. Staff very friendly and helpful
Dennis, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

An incredible stay at this Riad. The staff were exceptional and went out of their way to make us feel comfortable. Special thanks to Jalil and Adil for everything. It is located on a quiet road just off the Medina - a perfect location for exploring Marrakech. The rooms are perfectly clean and the breakfast is brilliant. Would recommend to everyone!
Alise, 6-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Najla, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Perfect Stay!
We had the loveliest time! We were greeted with hot mint tea and cookies when we arrived. Every member of the staff was so genuinely kind and helpful. We were able to arrange dinner, taxi, tours and even a camel ride through the Riad after we arrived. They were so helpful and everything was much better priced than what we had found online. Our room was clean and lovely. We enjoyed reading on the terrace upstairs and our room was quiet and relaxing.
4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great service, great food, highly recommended!
The riad was perfect, the team was outstanding and could not have done more for us, our toddler was treated like a princess and we, like family. The riad is located in a quiet area of the medina perfect for first time visitors or if you are looking for a nice peaceful place. I would highly recommend having dinner the cook is amazing too!
Fabien, 5-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

5-night trip
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