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“Great Holiday”
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Dar Zelda
Ranked #299 of 500 Hotels in Marrakech
Dublin, Ireland
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
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“Great Holiday”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

This is a great place to stay. Dar Zelda is very centrally located in the Medina and about a 10 minute walk through the shops to the “Big Square”. The Medina is a maze so it took us two days to realise how centrally located we were, it was fine once we decided to ignore the advice of local people on the streets who claim to be directing you to the “big square” but actually want you to visit their carpet shop/tannery. Be sure to get the taxi collection from the airport, otherwise the Riad might be hard to find, like I said, the Medina is complex.

The room in the Riad was lovely, and well air conditioned, which is much needed in the summer heat. The plunge pool in the court yard was a nice way to relax and the roof-top garden is spectacular. Its amazing how tranquil Dar Zelda is when just outside its walls is the hustle and bustle of the Medina.

The staff were lovely and Aladdin was particularly great. We inquired about the best way to see the Cascades (a waterfall 3 hours away) and instead of just seeing the Cascades, we saw the Cascades, the Arch, experienced a Hammam, saw Aladdins home town, and met and celebrated the end of Ramadan with Aladdin’s’ family. This definitely made the trip!

I would highly recommend Dar Zelda.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 3, 2013

Dar Zelda is an absolutely beautiful guesthouse. The photos don't do it justice! We were upgraded on arrival as we were the only guests. The location is excellent - about 2 minutes walk from the souks. The staff were all so accommodating and helpful. The roof-top terrace and plunge pool made the perfect retreat for afternoons when the Marrakesh July heat beat us. The dinner we had at the Riad was really great (if a little more pricey than other local options) but overall Dar Zelda is excellent value for money. It is however difficult to locate so definitely opt for the airport pickup as we would have struggled to find it after our late evening flight.
Thanks so much Dar Zelda - we hope to return soon!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed April 16, 2013

We had a fabulous stay at Dar zelda. Michel and his staff are extremely pleasant and helpful. The location is perfect if you want to experience being in the middle of the old medina. When you need to retreat from the intense atmosphere in the streets, this Riad has a peaceful, great terrace and spacious rooms. Definitely to recommend!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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London
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

Spent 5 days, headed out to the mountains/coast and then 2 more days. Couldn't have been better. Michel and his team.. Tissam, Meryem and Alladin made us feel super welcome. They were great with the kids. Good breakfasts on the terrace, and the food that was cooked in the evening was some of the best we had in Morocco. The room that we got on our return, was, it has to be said, the most amazing room I've ever stayed in. Having travelled in over 70 countries, no small feet.

A fun, great place, with a very warm atmosphere.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 17, 2012 via mobile

We loved our stay! Beautiful roofterrasse, great breakfast, beautiful room. Alladin and the girl were very helpful and friendly.
Great value for money.

Only thing: You have to walk through some very small streets to get there. Make sure you know the way.

  • Stayed November 2012
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Reviewed April 27, 2012

We stayed for 4 nights. the riad is nice and clean, the room was quite large and the staff was great. Mohammed picked us up at the airport and was always there when we needed something. The roof terrace was quite special. The location is perfect. Very central to everything. Overall it was very pleasant. Prices were right.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 10, 2012

we booked one of the rooms but got downgraded to their most basic room upon arrival, which wasn't a pleasant experience, other than that it was a nice place, but the restaurant they recommended was terrible...

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Dar Zelda
Address: 7, Derb Laakar | Kaât Bennahid, Marrakech, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #299 of 500 Hotels in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Riad Dar Zelda is a small luxury boutique hotel in magical Marrakesh. The Riad has 4 double bedrooms, 3 junior suites and one grand 19th-century luxury suite. The decor is resolutely Zen and minimalist, but respectful of the ancient Moroccan artisanship: wrought iron, silks, precious woods. Every room is refined and luxurious.Dar Zelda is ideally located in the heart of the Medina (historical city center), just next door to the Medersa Ben Youssef (a must to visit; in all the guides) and the Museum of Marrakech. The riad is 10 minutes from the celebrated Place Djemaa El Fna and 2 mn to the souks (bazaar).Dar Zelda has a discreet/competent team of workers always attentive to realize your desires.The riad has 24 hour reception and room service. Lunch, dinner or snacks can be made to order anytime. You will enjoy the small heated pool and several terraces dominating the entire Medina and the snow-capped Atlas Mountains. ... more   less 
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