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“The real thing” 5 of 5 stars
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Riad Zina
3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   38 Derb Assabane | Riad Laârouss, Marrakech 4000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #904 of 1,135 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Malaga
1 review
“The real thing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2009

What can I say? After 10 years of traveling to Morocco and having seen so many Riads... Riad Zina struck me as the real thing, exactly that what a riad should be. Thank you very very much Beate, Fousia and Malika, for genuine hospitality and the way you safeguard and contribute to the history of riads. If riads were a wine... Zina is for connoisseurs!

  • Liked — The genuine craft of hospitality
  • Disliked — Can not think of anything, sorry
  • Stayed February 2009, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Muc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2009

The Riad Zina is a wonderfull place to enjoy the dream of the Arabian Nights! The owner is more than friendly and hleps your everytime to get an interesting journey in Maroc. She knows a lot of interesting places and the whole team of Riad Zina is giving the best. Starting from cleanness, accomodation and Service I can really suggest this Riad! We spent 5 nights in the Riad Zina and this would be the first place to go when we get back to Marrakech one day!

  • Stayed November 2008, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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The Hague
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2008

We stayed at the Riad Zina for four nights at the end of November and we had a fabulous time. The Riad is beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean. The roof terrace provides a great view over the Medina and was a perfect place to take breakfast in the sun.

The three staff were very friendly and professional - helping to make retaurant reservations, organising taxis and giving a guided tour of the Medina on our first night.

The breakfast was different every morning and tea and cakes in the afternoon were also tasty.

  • Liked — The freindly staff and stylish design
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2008

We stayed at Riad Zina for just two nights at the end of our trip, but it might be too short. The Riad is in the north east side of Fuena square (the location is very good) so that you can enjoy a short while walk through the Medina before getting there and I believe you would feel as if you're dipping in the old life in Medina. Talking about the Riad itself, facilities and rooms are completely cleaned up, well maintained and the meal served by charming clerks is also what I shouldn't miss to mention. Besides that, nice furniture and the stylish atmosphere will make you feel you are in a famous resort.

  • Stayed October 2008, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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UK
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2008

We stayed in Road Zina on our final night in Marrekech. We researched the web for a long time before making the booking and felt we were splashing out on something special for a last night (100 Euros/£75) . The roof terrace and court yard are indeed very lovely however without warning we were given a room without an en suite with a toilet/shower located round the corner opposite the reception desk . This was a very narrow hall space and meant that we had no privacy using the bathroom at all. Also we had to walk through the courtyeard in the night/and morning to shower, while other guests were eating breakfast. Because it is a very small bathroom, there was no space for changing in it, this meant walking around in a public reception and eating space in dressing gowns. The staff were not especially warm and in some cases pretty cool. We needed to get to the airport the following morning and the women who runs the riad offered to ring us a taxi and put the cost of it on the bill. Although the car we got was larger than the regular yellow taxis it cost us an incredible amount - £17 for a ride that we could have done for about £2. It was literally about 5 - 10 minute ride. Although we had been happy for her to ring the taxi for us at the time we were surprised that she had not warned us that it was the most costly way of doing it. We assumed it was because she got a large cut. Finally the towels were like cardboard and very scratchy and we had a condom packet on the floor next to the bed. Given we could have got a lot more for the same price and enjoyed a much more comfortable stay elsewhere we felt dissapointed and ripped off!

  • Stayed March 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Marrakech, Morocco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2007

Lovely small riad in the centre of Marrakech old City. This authentic old house built more than 350 years ago offers a great architecture blended with a very fashionable 70's decoration. With only 4 rooms, it is very calm and relaxing and the staff is incredibly nice. You must try Malika's Couscous, a perfection.

  • Liked — Great hospitality
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2007

We holidayed in Marrakech with some friends for the Easter break and could not have wished for a more pleasant place to stay. Arriving quite late from London it was wonderful to see Beate there to meet us as it was quite a maze to get to the riad but we soon learnt our way. Our party stayed in the Suite and the Al Ard room which were both decorated beautifully. Beate and her team were great, creating a relaxed home away from home for us. Mint tea and home cooked goodies for afternoon tea on the roof terrace was lovely. The evening meal we ordered, prepared by Malika and Faouzia, was delicious. Just loved all the roses and candles on the patio, such atmosphere. It was good to know that Mr Ali was there if we needed him too. Life certainly does not get much better than relaxing on the Riad Zina's roof terrace with good friends watching the sunset. Thanks again for a wonderful weekend!

Stayed April 2007
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Additional Information about Riad Zina

Address: 38 Derb Assabane | Riad Laârouss, Marrakech 4000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #904 of 1,135 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Riad Zina 3*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Riad Zina is a welcoming guesthouse to the west of the Ali Ben Youssef Mosque in the north of the medina, with just 3 rooms and 1 suite around the courtyard, a lots of interesting and arty clutter, you're really made to feel at home... ... more   less 
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