We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save
Share
14 Derb Marhouk Bab Taghzout, Marrakech 44000 Morocco
Lowest prices for your stay
Lock in the lowest price from these sites
Booking.com
$98
Hotels.com
Priceline
StayForLong
Expedia.com
Orbitz.com
Travelocity
View all 10 deals
Prices are the average nightly price provided by our partners and may not include all taxes and fees. Taxes and fees that are shown are estimates only. Please see our partners for more details.
Traveler (111)
Room & Suite (74)
Dining (19)

About

#383 of 1,364 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Location
4.1
Cleanliness
4.6
Service
4.7
Value
4.6
Recently refurbished by its new owners who decided to settle in Marrakech: Corinne, experienced beautician and Jean-Marc, globe-trotting photographer. Dar Zouar, ideally located in a quiet area of the medina, is a true haven of peace just a stone’s throw from the souks and the main tourist spots of the ochre city. Located in the district of Bab Zaouia El Abbassia one of the oldest parts of the medina, Dar Zouar is ideally located. Just around the Riad, you will find the mythical Dar Yacout Moroccan restaurant, as well as the excellent Dar Zellij or the fantastic Italian restaurant Limoni. The enchanting museum of Perfumes is but 300m away. You can wander through the souks up to the square of Spices through a 10min walk and continue your exploration, leisurely, up to the not to be missed Jeema Efna square.
Read more
Suggest edits to improve what we show.Improve this listing
Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Solarium
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Street parking
Wifi
Restaurant
Special diet menus
Car hire
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Ironing service
Show more
Room features
Housekeeping
Safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Budget
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Arabic
167Reviews1Q+A7Room tips
Traveler rating
  • 114
  • 39
  • 7
  • 4
  • 3
Time of year
Traveler type
Language
  • More
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Sort by:
Most Recent
bevkan2017 wrote a review Nov 2018
London, United Kingdom58 contributions5 helpful votes
Dar Zouar is a lovely traditional Riad, through the door, once located, you are taken into a very pleasant court yard, used for lounging and meals. The room is clean, well layed out, pleasantly furnished, peaceful and calm. There are staff on site to let you in and out, who are helpful and polite. A comfortable and pleasant space to stay. Breakfast is plain and simple, setting you up for the day. Staff are both friendly and helpful in giving directions in this part of the city, which is away from main road. The only down side is the location, where you will need to be met by the Bab Taghzout arch to be escorted, as unfortunately taxis do get lost, which you will do initially, without exact directions to Dar Zour. Possibly a precise map should be issued to all guests with confirmation bookings. Booking was easy and hassle free. Yes, a great place to stay, if not too concerned of local area being off the beaten track.
Read more
Date of stay: November 2018
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: We stayed on ground floor which opened to courtyard, very comfortable.
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Esther Y wrote a review Oct 2017
10 contributions8 helpful votes
Its a nice Riad with very heplfull staff. I wouldn't come back again because of its Location, the Riad is in a very unpleasant and noisy part of Marrakech, pushy people waiting for you at the gate and crazy motorbike drivers...next time we will find a Riad with a better location.
Read more
Date of stay: September 2017
Rooms
Location
Service
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
orange66 wrote a review May 2017
Birmingham, United Kingdom96 contributions130 helpful votes
I have stayed at a few different mid priced raids in Marrakech, and Dar Zouar is absolutely head and shoulders above the rest. Easy communication before we came out, small friendly unobtrusive staff. The driver Dar Zouar retained for us for the airport transfer was helpful and competent. The breakfasts were excellent. The rooms were elegant and simple and extremely comfortable. Studied air of competent professionalism about the whole place, and a really deep understanding of what their customers want. I can't praise Dar Zouar enough. I would have no hesitation returning to this beautiful house in the future.
Read more
Date of stay: May 2017Trip type: Traveled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
defigurant2016 wrote a review Nov 2016
Bern, Switzerland2 contributions1 helpful vote
Great, great place. The people who run it are very competent and friendly. A great breakfast. Rooms are nicely decorated and naturally cool. The inner courtyard is gourgeous, and watching the sunset on the roof while enjoying a (smuggled) drink is unbeatable! The only draw back for us was: you will never find it the first time on your own. It is hidden in a typical marrakech neighbourhood, which adds to the flavour, but makes finding the place impossible :)
Read more
Date of stay: April 2016
Cleanliness
Service
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with friends
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Vanessa S wrote a review May 2016
20 contributions12 helpful votes
We had a great stay at this riad. Its about 15 minutes walking from the main plaza, No so easy to find at first time but the owner sent a person to take us there from the main street, near from hotel. The staff is very friendly and helpfull. The room was very clean and spacius. The only bad thing was the shower, that was broken. Breakfast simple but good.
Read more
Date of stay: April 2016
Cleanliness
Service
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Andrei P wrote a review Oct 2015
51 contributions36 helpful votes
Booked for 3 nights, loved every aspect of our stay. ROOM: Clean, daily cleaning also, air conditioning, wifi, fresh towels daily, hot water with good pressure, no hairdryer. The only downside is nonexistent soundproofing between the room, the bathroom and the rest of the house in general, but this is universal across all moroccan guest houses, so you'll just have to broaden your comfort zone and pick up some ear plugs. HOUSE: Good as new, with a common chill out/breakfast area downstairs and a terrace on the roof. Trees grow right inside, attracting small birds that will cheer you right out of bed in the morning, which is lovely rather than an inconvenience. NEIGHBOURHOOD: Get the transfer service to the guest house - worth every penny and more. Very nice gentlemen picked us up at the airport on a spacious minivan and delivered us to the guesthouse. Even if you take a taxi there is very little chance you'll find your way from a drop off point. Surrounding streets will seem rough to Morocco virgins, but you soon realize there is nothing to fear. Also take the business card at the house, it's got a small map on the back with the name of the bab nearby - it will come in handy when you'll have to tell taxi drivers were to go. STAFF: Everyone is extremely nice. Someone is always at the house, so if you need any assistance there is always someone to ask. BREAKFAST: Selection of jams and honey, local bread, coffee, tea, milk, local yoghurt, fresh orange juice, and delicious local pancakes - enough to sustain you until you accumulate enough resolve to start picking food from medina streets. PAY: No surprises, everything as per booking plus municipal taxes.
Read more
Date of stay: October 2015Trip type: Traveled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
nr456 wrote a review Oct 2015
New York City, New York48 contributions38 helpful votes
Dar Zouar is located in the Bab Taghzout area of Marrakech; about a 10-15 minute walk to the medina. Tucked away (as most Riads) on a dead-end street, this stylish and hospitable Riad delivers its charm. From owner Thierry, to host Samad, your stay in Marrakech will be surely accommodated.
Read more
Date of stay: October 2015Trip type: Traveled solo
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
stefan-bsd3 wrote a review Jun 2015
Berlin, Germany2 contributions4 helpful votes
We stayed in the Riad Dar Zouar for 4 nights in may 2015. We had a good time in Marrakech, and this resulted for a great part from the beautiful riad and its friendly team. The riad: First of all, we can confirm most of the positive points made by other guests. The riad is indeed a calm oasis in the Medina. It’s cool during daytime, calm and comfortable, and it has a beautiful patio and a big roof-terrace. For us, it was a good mixture of arabic and european-cosmopolitan atmosphere, because of the multi-cultural team and the nice arrangement of the rooms. The only thing we had to get used to a little bit is the fact that you can hear other people in the atrium easily. Especially the rooms in the ground floor are really next to the seats in the atrium, where breakfast takes place. But during our stay, all the other guests were totally thoughtful and more interested in activities in the daytime and not partying at night, so it was really ok. The shower worked great! Language (if your french is poor like ours is): The owner Thierry speaks fluent English and is present most of the daytime. Samad, who stays from the evening till late morning, also speaks English (sufficient for most questions concerning the Medina etc.). If Thierry isn’t around in the daytime, Amina (who takes care of food and rooms) will call Thierry if there is something difficult you want to ask. Everything concerning the riad can be shown with gestures easily, because Amina is talented in reading your hand signals. Bab Taghzout: The part of the Medina where the riad is situated is called Bab Taghzout [bab tarzout], and though its not far away from the souks, it is a less-touristic area compared to other parts. This was fine for us, because we wanted to explore Marrakech and not only buy souvenirs. I think it’s not possible to find the riad on your own the first time, if it is your first experience in Marrakech like it was for us. After we took a local bus from central station to the Medina (local busses are really cheap, but its difficult to find the bus stop; take a look for people that are waiting by the street.. look up the line before if possible.. ), we took a petit taxi through the Medina (20 Dhm is appropriate for a short ride) to the place Bab Taghzout. Then some kids from the district lead us to the riad, which seems to be the “normal” way, and of course you have to pay them. A few metres away from the riad is a mosque, where people with disabilities (especially people that are blind I think) life. This was interesting for us, because one of us is blind, and sometimes inhabitants of the district talked to us about that mosque spontaneously. Generally, but particularly speaking for the one of us that is disabled, it sometimes was exhausting to get along in the city, because of the unstructured, crowded and laud traffic and because of the uneven ground and missing traffic-lights etc.. Some people also were too rough when offering services. But two things totally compensated this (apart from the beautiful landscape of the country): firstly the nice team of the riad. All of them (especially Samad) always had a look if we were fine and they always offered help. Secondly, everyday in the city we met Moroccans that were heartily helpful. This outstanding people then did everything they could in the specific situation to make us feel welcome (and did not even accept a tip for that!).
Read more
Date of stay: May 2015Trip type: Traveled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Acorda81 wrote a review Jan 2015
Petersfield, United Kingdom10 contributions9 helpful votes
The riad was beautiful, calm, quiet and clean. i enjoyed the roof terrace m abdvthe breakfast was soooo delicious ! The morrocan pancakes and the homemade marmalade were delicious ! The staff were so helpful and kind. We had two meals in the riad which were very tasty indeed and very large portions . I was grateful that they provided these meals but they were a little too pricey and blew our budget ! We had to eat one of the meals in riad as we were a little scared to be out after dark. the location of the riad was down three dark alleys which lead to a dead end and both times we walked back we were followed/led/guided there against our will by locals which felt intimidating as they wanted money. I think we needed to be a little more streetwise and practiced the route back a few times so we didn't look do lost. I would definitely stay in this riad again as now I would know how to handle the unwanted 'guides' a little better. Overall it was an excellent riad and I literally cannot stop thinking about that marmalade ( and I don't even like marmalade in the uk!). Thanks for you samad for making us feel so welcome . P.s if the hotel organises a taxi from the airport - dont pay the guide that takes you from the taxi to the street (we were nearly conned) pay the hotel on departure
Read more
Date of stay: December 2014
Value
Rooms
Location
Cleanliness
Service
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
OrhanTuna wrote a review Oct 2014
Izmir, Türkiye1865 contributions91 helpful votes
positives +location in medina +room comfort +helpful staff +silence +beautiful building negatives -staff english is not that good, only the owner is very comfortable about it Although it is authentic as is, having a shower curtain would improve comfort
Read more
Date of stay: October 2014
Value
Rooms
Service
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Previous
PRICE RANGE
$82 - $122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
MoroccoMarrakech-SafiMarrakech
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

DAR ZOUAR, RIAD & SPA - Prices & B&B Reviews (Marrakech, Morocco)

Frequently Asked Questions about Dar Zouar, Riad & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Dar Zouar, Riad & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Moroccan Nature Trail (0.3 miles), Essaouira Fishing Port (0.3 miles), and Boutique Stella Cadente Dar El Bacha (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Dar Zouar, Riad & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Dar Zouar, Riad & Spa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Dar Zouar, Riad & Spa?
Yes, paid public parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Dar Zouar, Riad & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dar Zellij, Limoni Cafe and Restaurant, and La Ferme Medina Restaurant.
Does Dar Zouar, Riad & Spa have airport transportation?
Yes, Dar Zouar, Riad & Spa offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Dar Zouar, Riad & Spa located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of Marrakech.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Dar Zouar, Riad & Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Arabic.
Are there any historical sites close to Dar Zouar, Riad & Spa?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Palácio da Bahia (1.2 miles), Medina of Marrakesh (0.5 miles), and Medina of Essaouira (0.8 miles).