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3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   294 Derb Ben Salek | Boutouil, Bab Aylen, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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Ranked #135 of 1,047 Marrakech B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

From the moment we arrived, our host, Monique couldn't have done more to make our holiday in Marrakech a truly memorable experience. She greeted us with tea and pastries then gave us directions to everywhere we wanted to go. She arranged the taxi pick up at the airport, excursions and also a visit to a spa - nothing was too... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

We had a lovely stay in Marrakesh in this Riad. If you're looking for a cute authentic and welcoming place to stay in the heart of the Medina don't hesitate. The Riad is beautiful, decorations are amazing and the owner does her best to provide you with an authentic Moroccan experience . The staff is super nice and if you... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

The idea of Marrakech was a bit overwhelming until I was referred to Riad Zara by a friend who had stayed here several years back. I reached out to Monique and received an immediate, very welcoming response. Monique provided details about rooms for my dates that suited me perfectly, a single male traveler. She also helped arrange a car and... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

I came across Riad Zara when browsing on Tripadvisor - the great reviews and positive comments on Monique and the place made me send an email inquiry immediately. I received a very warm response within an hour from Monique, stating availability/price and extending an invitation to share her home for the duration of my stay in Marrakech! I booked for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

We loved our stay at this beautiful riad in the medina so much so that we extended it 2 nights! Monique who runs it is friendly, genuinely cares about you and is bi-lingual (a great plus for us English speakers). She gave us a great welcome and introduction to Marrakech that we found helpful and the places she recommended turned... More

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

We booked three days/three nights in Riad Zara to get our bearings in Morocco and do a three week trip from there. Monique was an absolutely wonderful hostess, she helped arrange a ride from the airport, and we ordered a beautiful dinner upon our arrival in the evening. We were glad that we did this, as it would be very... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

We arrived on 22 December and as in previous reviews I can confirm the Riad is located in an alley in what is a residential area of Marrakech. It takes about 20 minutes walk to get to the main square but it takes you through a busy and typical area which is not so touristy, but gives you an insight... More

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Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

On arrival, we wondered what we had let ourselves in for as the Riad is situated at the end of an alleyway on the edge of town: however, the initial doubts soon turned into pleasures as started to appreciate both the Riad and it's location. It was quiet in this magical building, except for the Call to Prayers but then... More

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Karlsruhe, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

We stayed in the Riad Zara in November 2012 for our honeymoon at least for about one week. I can only recommend the location. After all the excitement of our wedding we enjoyed the quiet, beautifull place and had a great romatic time. People: Monique, the owner of the riad is like a good friend for all the people staying... More

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San Francisco, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

After carefully looking at tons of tripadvisor reviews and photos, my husband & I chose Riad Zara for our first Marrakech stay of 4 nights. We felt so welcome the second we set foot in Morocco! Through our gracious and warm hostess Monique, we had arranged to be picked up at the airport. After an absurdly long trip from the... More

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Address: 294 Derb Ben Salek | Boutouil, Bab Aylen, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
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Hotel Class:3 star — Riad Zara 3*
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"If you look only for authenticity, Riad Zara could be your place... Yes ! that is right, it is “my home” and I get great pleasure to share Zara’s home, a guest house somewhere in the Medina... A home from home, Riad Zara, a cozy restored riad, is situated in the east part of the medina, in the old Bab Aylen area. A real oasis in the middle of the “coloured” life ot the medina (old city). ... more   less 
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