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“Fantastic location in Marrakech” 5 of 5 stars
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Riad Zouina
43, Rue Sidi Yamani - El Mouassine, Marrakech, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #152 of 1,120 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Bridgend
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Fantastic location in Marrakech”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Riad Zouina is an oasis of calm and tranquility a few minutes from the souks and Jemaa el Fna. This was our first stay in Marrakech and we would not hesitate to return. Our room was superb and Catherine and her team of girls were welcoming, kind and thoughtful; Catherine took time with us to run through a map of the City and to recommend restaurants, places to vist and to avoid! Breakfast was served on the roof terrace, where you can also enjoy a cold beer while taking in the view of the medina and the Atlas mountains in the distance. Catherine and her husband are good company and nothing is too much truoble for them. I am sure we will be joining the many reviewers who regularly return to the Road Zouina.

  • Stayed December 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

I don't know why I am sharing this with other people - I want to keep it all for myself! This was my third visit and my second this year. This place is perfect in every way. Right in the medina and minutes from the souks. The rooms are delightful and so comfortable. Fresh flowers, fruit, pastries and a new bottle of water every day. Lots of hot water and thick fluffy towels. Catherine and Maurice are superb hosts and make you feel so welcome. They are, in fact, sharing their home with you. Their loyal staff are like family. I never want to stay anywhere else when I am in Marrakech.

Room Tip: I loved our room 'Iris' but the only slight drawback was that it is near the front door and...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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High Falls, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

I was a bit hesitant to book this riad because there were not recent reviews. How can one feel confident when there are so many Marrakech choices? Zouina turned out to be beyond perfect. It underwent a renovation enhancing it's elegant ambiance. Three salons and ten bedrooms make for plenty of privacy and quiet all decorated with Moroccan antiques and Berber carpets. Catherine, the English speaking French owner is a detail person and she was always so pleased to help with anything. This means your stay will be ideal. It's immaculate, plenty of hot water, embroidered linens, thick towels. Charming terrace where breakfast is served amid bougainvillea, potted palms and jasmine climbing trellises has a view of the Koutoubia Mosque and Atlas mountains. Breakfast begins with crepes, then coffee or tea, yogurt, cake, fruit, toast, eggs if you want and spreads. Enough for us till dinner. We stayed in the room named Douria with a wooden ceiling complete with a colored glass windowed domed cupola. Very special. Bottled water and bouquets seemed to be room standards. The pool with jacuzzi jets, like most pools in Marrakesh, is al temprano. The home is a cool tranquil respite from the frenzied medina. It's a seven minute easy to remember walk to Fna. We had one meal of salads which were delicious. Easy to find. Less than ten minutes from the train station.

Room Tip: Choose Douria, itLs a special treat.
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  • Stayed October 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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Mandalay, Myanmar
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Riad Zouina was the place I found years ago and I have never stayed anywhere else since. Catherine and her team have created an oasis of peace and tranquillity in the most convenient location within the bustling medina. The service is incredibly friendly - almost family-like - and the staff has helped us with everything from travel arrangements through wedding planning. Riad Zouina is one of the reasons Marrakesh has become a yearly must-holiday for us.

Room Tip: All rooms are very different und have their unique style. I prefer the ones on the first floor rathe...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Balmain, Australia
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16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Marrakech has so many beautiful places to stay and Riad Zouina is one of them. Spread over two Riads its has been beautifully re-created into a very charming space. The sprawling terrace is a delight. Catherine was a very informative and helpful host giving us a great orientation to the fabulous city of Marrakech. Recommended.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

The location, staff and decor of Riad Ziouna were exceptional. Even though the hustle and bustle of the medina (and the main square Djemma el Fna) where all a few minutes away you could easily relax in the riad if you needed some downtime, and taxis to Hivernage and Ville Nouvelle (where a lot of restaurants are), can be found at the end of the street. The advice and guidance of Catherine was extremely helpful and we would recommend anyone to stay here if wanting a Riad experience in Marrakesh. We will definitely book again when coming back to Marrakesh (and will brush up on French as it will help). Thanks to Catherine and all at Riad Ziouna!

Room Tip: We did not see all rooms, but ours (Jasmine) was lovely and generally cool as on ground floor, but t...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bucharest, Bucuresti, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Great riad, charming, Catherine was very helpful and nice. The wheather is very hot, so the pool is a bless.
It is very close to the market jemma el fna, we only stayed for 2 nights, wished we stayed longer. Maybe next time.
Greetings from Romania.

  • Stayed April 2013, 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: 43, Rue Sidi Yamani - El Mouassine, Marrakech, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #152 of 1,120 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
RYAD ZOUINA is situated in a prime location, on the main street of district “Mouassine", the most wellknown of the Medina : only seven minutes by feet from the famous Jemaa El Fna Square and three minutes from the Souks. As soon as you come through the remarkable chiselled copper door, you will be amazed at the space, quietness and spell of the site. Two authentic ancient ryads were gathered together, restored and turned into Guest House with deepest care of preserving the priceless architectural inheritance and with the full respect for Moroccan traditions. The whole RYAD ZOUINA gets now a huge surface (almost 1000 square meters) with only 10 bedrooms and 2 patios, 2 living-rooms, 1 hammam, 1 massages room, 1 swimming pool/jacuzzi, 1 terrace for breakfasts and 2 panoramic ones. Catherine, the owner, lives on site and will welcome you in her house, making your stay in Marrakesh an unforgettable experiment. ... more   less 
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