We booked three days/three nights in Riad Zara to get our bearings in Morocco and do a three week trip from there.
Monique was an absolutely wonderful hostess, she helped arrange a ride from the airport, and we ordered a beautiful dinner upon our arrival in the evening. We were glad that we did this, as it would be very difficult for us to have found on our own in the dark (as with most riads in Marrakech).
The courtyard is lovely, the rooms are large and welcoming, and the upstairs terrace is beautiful and quite private. On our first morning, Monique sat down with us at breakfast and helped us get a sense of the city via maps and really clear and careful directions. It is about a twenty minute walk to the souks, and you get to see areas that are more residential and less touristy on your way. She also helped us learn more about successful bartering, and helped us find a deal on a rental car.
We returned to Riad Zara after a seven day road trip, and were happily welcomed back. There were few other guests during our six nights total.
I thoroughly enjoyed it here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- "If you look only for authenticity, Riad Zara could be your place... Yes ! that is right, it is “my home” and I get great pleasure to share Zara’s home, a guest house somewhere in the Medina... A home from home, Riad Zara, a cozy restored riad, is situated in the east part of the medina, in the old Bab Aylen area. A real oasis in the middle of the “coloured” life ot the medina (old city). ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riad Zara Hotel Marrakech