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Dar Zemora
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Rue el Aandalib | Palmeraie, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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“Gorgeous. Awesome.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2009

For a perfect romantic trip in the sun. Beautiful rooms. Great service. Food and wine very good. Makes an excellent short but relaxing trip for two.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2009

I cannot praise Dar Zamora highly enough and have been telling everybody we meet that staying there was the best hotel experience I have ever had. We stayed in a double room that was full of thoughtful touches, the grounds were truly stunning and we had a wonderful meal in the restaurant. Above all the staff were exceptionally helpful and hospitable but unobtrusive- truly an exceptional experience.
A general note about the Palmeraie v Medina "choice" - Palmeraie is 150-200 Dirham return taxi from the Medina and very easily acessible so although you do benefit from the relaxing surrounding you are by no means isolated.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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london
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2009

Dar Zemora has the feeling of a private residence that has been turned into a small, intimate hotel. It doesn't have the unneccesary - a gym, business centre (although it does have internet access), TVs in the rooms etc. Rather it has 6 rooms and plush gardens & can provide lunch & dinner if you want it and request it on the day, which we often did. We were one of only 3 couples there and felt we had the place to ourselves (which, during the day, we did). We stayed in one of the suites, which was large, comfortable and well furnished. Lighting is v subdued, which is atmospheric but it would have been good to have the option of making the room brighter. The terrace was excellent - sunny in the morning and shaded from lunchtime onwards. Sometimes service was a little slow & it was difficult to find someone, depending who was on duty, but it was ramadan & one should make allowance for this. The pool is large and refreshing, the gardens well tended, so it is easy to while away the entire day there. The staff were helpful booking restaurants & cars to take & collect you - it all worked well. Having stayed in the medina on a few occasions & in the Palmerie, where Dar Zemora is, we prefer this option - being 15 minutes from the bustle, visiting when you want, but being in the calm oasis of DZ for the bulk of the time. Food was pretty good - lunch better than dinner, which was a little dull. So, if you want peaceful and intimate, stay here. We would definitely return, especially as they were unusually accomodating when our travel plans changed at short notice.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Winchester, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2009

Dar Zemora was our first stop on our honeymoon - beyond the sort of experience we would normally go for on a holiday but for obvious reasons entirely appropriate this time round. We had settled on it as it looked to offer everything we needed - essentially pure R&R, comfort and a heavenly start to our married life - and we were beyond satisfied. Arriving late in the evening and being ushered into this little haven of tranquility we just felt all of the hard work and stresses of the previous weeks melt away.

We were fortunate enough to spend a couple of days in the pavillion pool suite and simply had the time of our lives - absolutely wonderful. The whole place is simply beatiful, bursting with flowers and an army of little birds flying around to keep you entertained. Staff were fantastic - occasionally a little tricky to track down if you want a drink but we soon found that this was more of a Moroccan hospitality thing than a Dar Zemora thing, and anyway all you have to do is dial through and everything is taken care of. Food was very good, and dining on the terrace in the evenings was a delight.

The whole place just feels like quality. With so few rooms you really feel like you are having a very exclusive experience. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Dundee, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2009

This was our first trip to Marrakech - we stayed for three nights in the Medina then four nights in Dar Zemora. The hotel was beautiful, with well kept gardens and a decent sized pool (although a little cold in May!). Attentive staff were friendly and welcoming and two of the three meals we had there could not be faulted (the third was really disappointing though - perhaps worth reminding the staff about vegetarian requirements in advance? Although most of the time there was no problem...). We stayed in a standard room although we were lucky enough to see both the honeymoon suite on the roof (huge and wonderful private terrace!) and the two bedroomed lodge in the garden which was sumptuous and would recommend it if two couples were travelling together. We will definitely go back to Marrakech and going back to Dar Zamora is a definite possibility. Staying out in the Palmeraie is not a problem - the hotel can book a return petit taxi and the cost (around Dh200) is reasonable.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Holmfirth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2009

Having been to Marrakech twice before we wanted to experience staying in the Palmerie away from the hustle and bustel of the Median and chose Dar Zemora - it couldn't have been more perfect. We stayed for 6 nights during the Easter holidays and had a wonderfully relaxing holiday and were beautifully looked after by the charming and helpful staff.

We booked at the last minute and so stayed in three different rooms (the staff moved everything for us so it was very easy). The suite on the top floor is fabulous - the patio is huge - large enough to have a drinks party for at least 50 people - and beautifully appointed. Breakfast on the private patio is a real treat and not to be missed. We also stayed in a small double room - quite perfect and then the pool suite - fabulous!

The food is delicious and beautifully served buy Yousef and all the team - nothing is to much trouble - and they are all so anxious to ensure that your stay is as perfect as can be.

The common areas, pool area and gardens are absolutely beautiful - this is a very special place to stay. We plan to return

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2009

We have stayed in some fabulous hotels but none have succeeded in besting the time from stress to relaxation in quite such a dramatic way - minutes rather than days! More country guest house retreat than hotel - there are no plaques to indicate reception nor numbers on doors and certainly nothing so vulgar as a minibar - undoubtedly a deliberate and welcome statement by it's English owners for whom much love and attention has been showered on this Morrocan idyll.

Although there are suites of considerable style, we did not feel that our double room was in any sense a compromise given the intimacy without crowding and excellent public spaces not to mention gorgeous gardens (or should that be grounds?).

This is a perfect location for those seeking to unwind. Situated in the Palmeraie, it is close to many outstanding restaurants and within a 200 dirham taxi ride of the Medina for those who want a little more excitement.

Service is exceptional and unobstrusive - a truly remarkable accomplishment. Valerie and staff transform this paradise by their obviously generous and natural warmth.

Can't wait to return!

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
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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:
#12 Luxury Hotel in Marrakech
#19 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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