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Riad Zenithya
Derb Sidi Messaoud No 89 | Bab Doukala, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #548 of 1,053 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Mexico City, Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“very helpful staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

we did not have the fortune to stay at this beautiful Riad, but we were helped immensely by two of their staff, Abdou and a younger man. We wish we had booked this hostel instead (though it seems to be beyond our budget) as we stumbled across this place in an attempt to find our own hostel (Riad Arocha - a much more poorly located, more poorly renovated, more rudely staffed place in the middle of a very dodgy neighborhood far in the north of medina). They sat us down, offered us tea, went out of their way to search on the internet for another number for our hostel and called them several times for us. they discussed, bargained and argued on our behalf (in arabic) with the hostel owners to send us a taxi and were adamant that a good hostel in such a location would not have charged the prices ours wanted to get us to their place safely. In fact from the reviews above, it seems they practice what they preach and are willing to meet guests and walk them back to Zenithya at no extra cost. Lovely. I really wish our hostel offered that. In fact, the younger guy offered to walk us safely there (a loooong journey for them) and generally just chatted with us (in french and quite good english!). They offered us that famous Moroccan hospitality that you read about everywhere, but rarely find without a request for money. My husband was nervous they would ask for money (given our experience in Morocco thus far, it was a natural fear), but in fact there was never even a hint that they wanted anything back from us. Never. And that made me feel very very happy. I want to thank them very much for helping us. I also want to apologise to them for interrupting their prayers. Beautiful people. Such kindness! By that point, we were getting quite nervous wandering around the streets of the medina at night and when they opened the door to us and let us in, I felt like we had found asylum in a very beautiful warm space. We were well impressed by the courtyard as well. The riad is also beautifully renovated. Thank you Abdou and friend!!! - from mexico&nigeria

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Copenhagen, Denmark
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

Riad Zenithya is a modern designerhotel with great rooms and friendly staff. The rooms are heated and warm so really nice to get back to in the evening in this time of the year. We stayed for 4 days and it was a wonderful. The hotel is only 10 minutes away from Yves Saint Laurents garden "Jardin Majorelle" and very close to the new city center of Marrakech.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

From the moment we entered the riad, we loved the place. The staff were all attentive, friendly and allways smiley, specially Khamissa. Located near in the heart of the medina. If you can't find your way back to the hotel in Marrakesh labyrinth, you can give Khamissa or Abdon a call anytime. The terrace areas very nice and a great escape from the busy Souks. Delicious breakfast. Would definitely recommend it.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

From the moment we entered the riad, we loved the place. The staff were all attentive, friendly and allways smiley, specially Khamissa. Located near in the heart of the medina. If you can't find your way back to the hotel in Marrakesh labyrinth, you can give Khamissa or Abdon a call anytime. The terrace areas very nice and a great escape from the busy Souks. Delicious breakfast. Would definitely recommend it.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

Thanks for all your help Khamissa, we were lucky to meet you on our way. Zenithya is a beautiful riad with great stylish and exotic (at least for European) interior. It is a great place to stay when visit Morocco, very much different than popular hotels of international networks. Actually staying in riad like Zenithya should be a "must do" experience when visit this beautiful country and could be a one of unforgotten experiences of your trip. During our trip through Morocco we stayed in many places but this one was exceptional due to its helpful and knowledgeable staff keen to share this knowledge and help you when needed. :) Strongly recommended!!!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Jose, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2011

This was a nice raid with a very helpful staff, but very far from Djema El Fna. The room was okay, but the toilet and shower area is not separate from the room. The price was very good, but remember that you have to pay in Dirhams. Also, the maps on Expedia or trip advisor are no where near this riad.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2011

I stayed here a week in March with my family (total of 7 adults) and we rented out the entire iad. We had an amazing time in Marrakesh. The staff is very helpful and they arranged a couple of trips for us (to the Ourika Valley for example and a day at the hammam). Breakfast is included and it is a very good one. We had dinner in the Riad two or three times and the food was just great (and so was the Moroccan wine!). The rooms are very clean and very nicely decorated. It wasn't too hot in March, but at the rooftop terrace we could enjoy some early morning sun. If you're looking for a lovely and affordable place to stay in the heart of the Medina, Riad Zenithya is the place to go!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Derb Sidi Messaoud No 89 | Bab Doukala, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #548 of 1,053 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The new charming Riad Zenithya is situated in the Medina of Marrakech with a lovely indoor swimming pool .You will feel confortable and relax , the riad is very near from the centre of the old city and from the "" place Jema El Fna ""On the top of the riad , you will find a terrace with some sunbeds at your disposal , and a dining space for your romantic dinner or tea break ..The whole team of the Riad Zenithya will do the best for you to enjoy your stay in Marrakech . ... more   less 
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