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Dar Zemora
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Rue el Aandalib | Palmeraie, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #26 of 480 Hotels in Marrakech
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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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“addictive hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Our second visit to this "addictive" hotel, where I find yet again I have booked another visit upon returning home. It appears we are not alone, and that many people have returned up to seven times in the ten years it has been open. The British owners aimed to create a "country house" atmosphere, rather than a hotel, and they have certainly achieved it. All of this has been said before, but it is true that stepping over the threshold leads to instant relaxation. The staff are excellent but not intrusive, you never see a laundry bin outside your door...it's as if the fairies have whisked through your room without you ever spotting them. The same with the pool, which is made perfect early in the morning, and is lovely to relax by. The food is sublime, the ambience difficult to explain unless you experience it directly. The quality of the interior furnishings exquisite, the gardens beautiful, fragrant and immaculately cared for. A few days here is the equivalent of a fortnight somewhere else in terms of restoration. We decided it is more like going on (self imposed) retreat, rather than a holiday. When you want to go into town, Youssef arranges everything for you if you want that, and it is made easy. Hilary and Ross

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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London
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26 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013 via mobile

We just returned from a stay at Dar Zemora and I would thoroughly recommend this hotel to my friends! The setting is absolutely stunning and the staff make such a wonderful effort to make you comfortable. We stayed in the Zahara suite which was beautifully appointed with a private terrace and we were able to eat on the terrace which was a really intimate and romantic setting. The grounds are gorgeous and we made use of the library for wifi ( wifi is not run throughout the hotel but I think this adds to the relaxation ;) we ate in the hotel many times for lunch and twice for dinner and the food was really delicious. The only critiscm I would have is that although delicious the portions were really quite small and I was sometimes hungry even after the two course lunch. I think the meals could do with being a bit more substantial. The pool area is luxurious and even in march very nice weather to lay out! 25-30 degrees! The pool was freezing though- definitely not heated so we couldn't swim :( All in all though this place is so fantastic and we can't wait to hopefully return, thank you so much to Youssef Omar Amina and the gorgeous girls who looked after our daughter when we were able to have dinner out and on our own! Loved Dar Zemora!

Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

What a wonderful gem to find and stay in. We booked this via Mr&Mrs Smith and it was a great find. We had a wonderful long weekend in Marrakech but this hotel make it that bit more special and fun. While we were there we met the owner and had a few great chats with him about building the hotel and the area, which was an amazing insight. We ate at the hotel a few nights which was great after a busy day around the town. Taxis are easy to get in and out and it's well worth it to lounge around and enjoy relaxation time. Great food, service and environment.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

We stayed in the Pavilion suite with our 3 teenagers. Suite doesn't do it justice as it is really the size of a small villa, the layout is great with plenty of privacy, a lovely large sitting room, lots of different outside spaces all with lovely furniture and two comfortable bedrooms.
Dar Zemora is a place with a relaxed air that just makes is so easy to relax yourself, even the more active of our family got the vibe and laid back with a book or game of chess.
The staff are lovely with good restaurant recommendations and nothing too much trouble. We particularly like the restaurant and bar at Grand Cafe de la Poste.
They serve nice breakfasts and delicious lunches which again let us just relax and lay back in the lovely surroundings.
I had a fantastic hamam and massage, the treatment room is really pretty, with lovely furnishings and log fire blazing as I had my massage with a really great masseur.

Last time we came to Marrakech we stayed at the Amanjena and frankly the suite here and the atmosphere are actually much nicer.
We stayed here about 10 years ago and really won't be leaving it another 10 to return.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

My husband and I had a wonderful stay over Christmas at this small boutique hotel. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and it was just what we needed to recuperate from the pre-christmas madness! The team here are wonderful, always smiling and helpful and nothing is too much trouble. Our only negative was the massages. We opted for a couples hamman and massage and the masseuses were chatting and giggling the entire time which made our relaxing massage just irritating. I recommend splashing out and going for one fo the suites as they are both amazing. If you book through Mr and Mrs Smith you get a rose petal bath included for free which was a lovely experience.

Room Tip: La Perla has its own terrace but the suite on the ground floor is the one to go for.....
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

What a magical sanctuary Dar Zemora is. After the hussle and bustle of Medina it was always a pleasure to return to tranquility. The staff could not have been more charming and helpful in every way, they could not do enough for you without being intrusive.
The weather was beautiful, clear blue skies and clarity of colour. The venings were chilly so fires were lit in the rooms and small hot water bottles placed in the bed. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff. I highly rcommend Dar Zemora in every way.

Room Tip: All rooms are just delightful.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 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 8, 2013

Another fabulous stay at Dar Zemora. Once you enter the gates and they close behind you, you can feel all your stresses and worries ebb away. Your greeted by their delightful staff who cannot do enough for you. We stayed in the Sahara Suite which is our favourite. The food was delicious and every meal was a delight, well done to Jamila (the chef) she never disappoints Youssef is the perfect Manager, he always knows when to be there and is full of very useful information.
Whilst its good fun to leave Dar Zemora (for a very short period of time) and explore the rest of Marrakesh it's even more exciting to get back to Dar Zemora with its peace and tranquility. Fantastic service every time, fantastic food and fantastic accommodation, Bravo to the owners!!!!

Room Tip: We loved the Sahara Suite
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Rue el Aandalib | Palmeraie, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#9 Luxury Hotel in Marrakech
#17 Family Hotel in Marrakech
#32 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Dar Zemora 4.5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in the Palmeraie area of Marrakech and set within 1 hectare of gardens. Large swimming pool. Traditionally built with some contempory features. Great space for a maximum of 14 guests. Many sitting rooms, Dining Room and Hamman on site. 4 Suites, 3 bedrooms. ... more   less 
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