We just returned from a short (April 3 - April 11, 2014) holiday in Marrakech and had chosen "Le Diamant de Zaraba" based on the recommendation of friends living in Marrakech.
This guest house is 13 km south of Marrakech on the Route de l'Ourika and can be reached via a small paved road off the main route that runs along a water channel ("zaraba"). This made for an extremely comfortable and peaceful location surrounded by olive groves, yet it only took us 20 minutes drive to get into the middle of Marrakech.
The location is also perfect for relaxation and includes a refreshing swimming pool set among olive trees and a well kept lawn. Additional facilities include a fitness room, sauna and Moroccan Hammam (steam bath).
Rooms were very comfortable and all individually Moroccan-themed, which was a welcome change from the hotel chains that I usually stay in during my overseas trips. Rooms have two or three beds and as we travelled with our 13-year old daughter we took a small suite that had an additional bedroom with in-suite shower/lavatory.
We usually left for our excursions after a late breakfast on the covered patio and staff was always more than happy to serve us breakfast at 10:30 am or even later. As a sign of gratitude for our friends, we had asked the resident chef to prepare one evening a 6-course Moroccan meal for our group of seven, which proved one of the culinary highlights of this trip.
In short, all three of us thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the Diamant de Zaraba and look forward to an opportunity to return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- << Le diamant de Zaraba>>, a luxury palace where everything has been designed to give you free rein to dreams and good felling.We invite you to discover a new high standing host' palace situated on ourika's road, at 20 minutes only from Jamaa el Fna square ! A real jewel inside a case of greenery and olive-trees with a big swimming pool, a tennis court, a fitness center with hammam, Sauna, Room for massages and care, fitness room, tea room and rest room, a big living-room an da gourmet restaurant with moroccan and international specialities and a 10 very spacious suites with large terraces and very nice view on the Atlas mountains or swimming pool.Come to relax and spend a unique stay in this fabulous setting, where calm, confort, luxury, and nature will invite you to a certain escape or an inforgettable week-end ! ... more less
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