There are two Riad Dr Zahia in Marrakech and this is the one owned and operated by Emanuela, a young Italian that speaks good English. We arrived by air and had the prearranged taxi waiting after a length process of entry customs. Emanuela met us at the entry with a man and his cart to carry our bags to the Riad. This was the start of a 3 week trip through Morocco and fortunately we picked a perfect Riad for our first 4 nights. The rooms are nice sized, comfortable and nicely furnished in Moroccan style. The Riad is beautiful with an attractive atrium with small pool and a retractable roof. The recessed lounge areas off the atrium are quite pleasant and the location for breakfast and dinners if you elect to arrange an evening meal at the Riad. Do not miss out on eating at the Riad. Two of the best meals of our trip were the dinners that we prepared true to custom and explained by the wonderful staff that prepared and served. Emanuela did everything possible to be sure we had a full calendar of things to see and do and where to eat. We got lost in the Medina, rather late, on our first night and ended up at the other Riad Dar Zahia. They gave us directions through the Medina maze and when we arrived Emanuela was dressed and about ready to go out looking for us. A bit embarassing. Our time passed too fast and we were sorry to leave.