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Riad Zolah
4.0 of 5 Boutique Hotel   |   114-116 Derb El Hammam | Mouassine, El Haouz, Marrakech, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #54 of 461 hotels in Marrakech
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

We spent three nights here and it all started off pretty good: we got upgraded by a bigger room. The riad is beautifully decorated and they pay attention on the details: for example, we had a checkerboard in our room which resulted in playing checkers on the (also amazing) roof terrace in the sun.. along with some mint tea and a shisha! Mint tea is complementary by the way and I must have asked them dozens time for mint tea and they always bring it to your room with a smile.. The service was the best too; one of the hosts walked with us to a safer ATM, after I told them that I didn't feel comfortable using an ATM at the square, because of all the beggars sitting right next to it! Yes, Marrakech is full of beggars and people who try to scam you (which is something you really have to adjust to, but it comes naturally after the first day), but Riad Zolah made me feel safe and at home. I'm used to travelling to far destinations that have a lot of poverty, but I have to say that Marrakech was the worst regarding scams and pushy beggars. However, I had a good time: the city is really nice and beautiful and I truly believe that Riad Zolan is one of the very best accomodations in it.

  • Stayed January 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

We spent four nights here and had the most amazing, restful stay. The rooms are very comfortable and the roof terrace was the perfect place to rest and recharge batteries after the hustle and bustle of the markets and square. Such a treat to find the rose petals sprinkled around the bathroom and bedroom and the nightlights lit on our return after dinner. The staff were all extremely helpful, and Fatima and Khadija were able to offer good advice on where to eat, what to see etc. The breakfasts were excellent and on the last day I managed to enjoy a mornings hammam and massage in the Riad's own spa area. I can't recommend this Riad enough - go, enjoy!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

I recently spent 3 wonderful nights at Riad Zolah and cannot recommend highly enough.
The space itself is beautiful, with authentic and lavish furnishings. The public areas are wonderful with a beautiful roof terrace which has day beds, etc. it is located in the centre of the bustling Medina yet offers a quiet and calm oasis.
suite 6 had direct access to the roof terrace, a huge bed, comfortable seating area and large bathroom with every facility.
The staff at this establishment are wonderful. They are friendly and not only seek to accommodate your every request , but also try to anticipate your needs. They go above and beyond without being intrusive.
I would return in a heartbeat.

Room Tip: Suite 6 has direct access to the roof terrace is large and comfortable and offers more seclusion tha...
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  • Stayed January 2013, 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 January 5, 2013

Thank you everyone at Riad Zolah. We stayed here for 3 nights at the beginning our our month in Morocco and returned for our final night. You must try the Chicken Pastilla! So delish. The riad is beautiful, with it's rooftop terrace, heated pool, comfy common areas, and the rooms...wow. Both rooms we stayed in had king size beds, luxurious bathrooms and fireplaces (which in evenings in December were so romantic and cosy). Perfectly located in the medina, away from the noise but right in the heart. The staff were amazingly helpful, bringing candles, lighting the fire and finding us bubble wrap for all the treasures we bought to bring home. They even offered to help us pack it all up! Warm, friendly and sincere. We would highly recommend this Riad and can't wait to come back!

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

I could have lived here! The public areas were so pretty and our room was like an apartment! We were on the 2nd level and overlook the pool area. The bed was very comfortable and the bathrooms were beautiful. We also liked the ipod docking station so we could listen to some music in the room. We ate breakfast here 2 mornings and it was your typical Moroccan breakfast of breads, jellies, etc but very good and kept us full. The staff was super friendly and we really really enjoyed the rooftop terrace! A great place to relax and soak up the sunshine.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012 via mobile

When we got sick of being drenched by rain in Spain, we changed our plans and flew to Marrakesh with 12 hours notice. We were extremely lucky to find Ryad Zolah and find that they had a vacancy. The staff are so helpful, nothing Is too much trouble. Rooms are great, service is friendly. just loved it there. They helped us find more accommodation in Marrakesh when we had to move on after 3 days as they were fully booked. I would highly recommend this place...we will definitely go back

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

We stayed at Riad Zolah for the first four nights of our trip to Morocco. It was just as fabulous as we expected: beautiful, quiet, great food, kind and helpful staff, and a fantastic location right in the middle of the souks, a short walk from Jmaa el Fna, and walking distance of all the main sights. Our room was lovely, and the fireplace was great on chilly December nights. And the whole place just smells really good - I mean, so good that we're still talking about how good, and how we wish we'd asked them how they got it to smell that way. The last night of our stay, we were too tired to go out for food, and at the last minute they prepared a meal for us, which we ate in the lovely courtyard. They sent someone out to buy our bus tickets to Essaouira and didn't charge us for it. The free transfers from the airport / to the bus station were also very welcome, and we loved the in-room wi-fi. I can't wait to go back again.

The only negative (and negative seems too strong a word) is that we asked for a recommendation for dinner and they reserved a table for us at a strange touristy pleasure palace restaurant extravaganza right near Jmaa el Fna. I think they think this is the kind of place tourists want to eat, but it isn't - at least, we didn't. We walked past another place they recommended and it didn't seem our style at all either. So just bear that in mind when they make recommendations about eating out, and do your own research if you'd like somewhere less touristy.

Room Tip: We stayed in - and loved - suite 1.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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: 114-116 Derb El Hammam | Mouassine, El Haouz, Marrakech, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#19 Luxury Hotel in Marrakech
#41 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
#65 Family Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Riad Zolah 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Perfectly located luxury boutique hotel in the heart of the ancient walled city. Traditional charm plus the very best of modern facilities. ... more   less 
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