I stayed in Riad ZamZam with my 2 year old for one night only as the other accommodation for the rest of the week was with friends who could not accommodate us for that 1 night. Riad ZamZam had come highly recommended by our friends who live locally and it did not disappoint. It is tucked away like a well kept secret in the north part of the Medina, and the immediate calm I felt as I stepped into the courtyard of the Riad was very powerful. There was the clear blue pool decorated with rose petals and the palm tree in the middle that confirmed the charm that I was promised. We stayed in the Rose suite on the ground floor which meant that the service we needed was right there and the staff were quietly amenable. Particularly when I treated myself to a Hammam and a massage upstairs in the spa rooms while my son was being checked on regularly as he was consumed by his Dora DVD. The Rose suite was really grand and I enjoyed the huge marble bath to its full extent. I also enjoyed the Lounge round the corner where I could hide myself with a glass of peppermint tea and a book. Riad ZamZam is authentic & pure but modern and fashionable where it needs to be. It has wifi that works and state of the art air conditioning. Ibrahim, the Riad's knowledgeable guide who speaks fluent English showed us around the souks and surrounding areas (wherever I wanted to go basically) and pushed the buggy the whole 4 hours!!! such a gent. He knows his stuff...I felt very safe in his hands. The best thing about Riad ZamZam? The food!!! OMG. Lunch was plentiful and so flavoursome, and Dinner consisted of first of all spaghetti bolognese made specially for his highness which he devoured after which he went to bed at 8 (thankfully), followed by a candle lit dinner for moi of which the main was succulent prune and lamb tagine on the roof terrace, under the stars listening to the hubbub of the medina at night, so peaceful....and the food is just beautifully authentic, top of the range....that's what you pay for. There is also a very helpful Taxi service to and from the airport which you really want to take advantage of. This is very much a boutique hotel type Riad which means the owners Marcus and Emma or their manager Iman (everyone speaks English) will have time to make sure you have the experience that is right for you and advise you accordingly on what would be good to do and when, that is their pleasure I feel. It's also very very pretty! Next time I'm coming with the girls!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Zamzam Riad is a luxury boutique hotel and spa with concierge service, hosting 7 bedrooms and suites over the ground and first floor. A number of stylish French and Moroccan antiques furnish the bedrooms together with hand woven Moroccan carpets and artifacts sourced locally and globally. Come and taste our superb Moroccan and International fusion cuisine! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Zamzam Riad Hotel Marrakech
- Zamzam Riad Marrakech