After dreaming of going to Marrakesh since my late teens, it was exciting to now have the opportunity to visit with my husband and my 2 children aged 10 and 6. We looked into staying at a hotel but were drawn to the idea of the 'riad' the traditional Moroccon home. As there were many to choose from I avidly read all the trip advisor reviews and plumped for 'Riad Zehar'. It was a fantastic once in a life time experience. As soon as we arrived we were sat down with mint tea and little cookies to eat. Youssef manages the riad and nothing is too much trouble for him. Aisha works alongside him and cooks and cleans. As Youssef said, we are a family so make yourself at home and ask for anything you need. The riad is beautiful. Bedrooms are basic (there is no TV - yes!) but it is clean and the rooms have heating which is needed on the cold winter nights. Because Marrakech can be an over whelming place, Youssef was a God send. He can advise, guide and even haggle for you as he did for us. Make use of his expertise, he isn't pushy he is friendly and caring and wonderful with children, (particularly our youngest who is a fussy eater). The sun shone and breakfast was served on the roof terrace. In the evening, if you ate at the riad, supper would be served at a little table surrounded by candles and incense burning. Next time we hope to attend the cookery class that Aisha and Youssef run. Their food is plentiful and delicious. We ate out only one night and much preferred the food we at Zehar. All in all a wonderful break and we the right choice was made, riad over hotel so that you can really experience Marrakech, the sights, sounds and smells.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Riad Zehar Luck is a luxury " ZEHAR = Luck in Arabic !!! " Staying at Riad Zehar is an opportunity that you should not deprive yourself of. Not only because "Zehar" means "luck" in Arabic, but because this riad is a place full of charm and variety. The patio at the entrance is original and as magical as the panoramic terrace giving you a wonderful rest area to enjoy this charming place. Relaxation is a luxury that can be found in every detail of this place. Between the Chambre Eden, Chambre Menara and not forgetting the Toubkal Suite, you will be assured to have a truly unforgettable stay. You can wander through some famous streets of the Medina around the neighborhood " Mouassine " and arrive at Riad Zehar , conveniently located only five minutes from the " Jemaa El Fna " and it is truly magical. ... more less
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