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“Great cooking class” 5 of 5 stars
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Zamzam Riad
4.0 of 5 Boutique Hotel   |   107, Rue Kaa El Machraa, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #68 of 505 Hotels in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
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“Great cooking class”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

My daughter and I had a wonderful time doing a cooking class at the Riad. It was the only place I had seen that advertised itself as offering this for children and it was fantastic to be able to have a class with just two of us rather than with a whole group. They were really helpful in working out a menu that catered to children's tastes as well (chicken kebabs, carrot and raisin salad, tomato and aubergine salad, oranges with cinnamon and almond pastries in honey and sesame seeds).

The staff looked after us beautifully, making us mint tea and delicious fresh orange juice while we worked out the menu, and then taking us out shopping to the market to buy the ingredients. We had lots of fun doing the actual cooking and they couldn't have been more patient or kinder to my 9 year old daughter.

My husband and son then joined us to eat our feast for lunch on the beautiful rooftop terrace. Absolutely perfect and a real highlight of our holiday, with some recipes to take home as well.

(We didn't stay there but they took us on a tour of the Riad and the rooms looked beautiful.)

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

We stayed for a week at Zamzam and really enjoyed it. The location is great - north of the Medina, a bit away from the "tourist" parts, the area felt very authentic (it is really hard to describe, there is really nothing like the medina in Marrakech...). The ryad is beautifully renovated; it is like a little oasis. The staff is very friendly and the food is amazing (do eat at least one lunch and one dinner there, you won't regret it!). We would recommend combining this with a couple of days in Essaouira or the atlas or the desert.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

Riad Zamzam is in the middle of the medina and yet is a haven of peace - in the morning all we could hear was birdsong. Emma and Marcus have created something very special here and have managed to blend luxury with simplicity. The staff are friendly and the service unobtrusive but always there when needed. We stayed for 3 nights but would have been happy to double our stay or even treble it. A huge thank you for an unforgettable stay!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

I stayed at Zamzam for 4 nights at the beginning of December. We were met by the wonderful staff, Faysal, who was extremely helpful throughout our stay, and Imane who suggested fantastic trips and helped us plan our days. The whole riad is stunning and authentic. On arrival our room was upgraded free of charge! The breakfast was simple and delicious (with bread, jams, fresh fruit, yogurt, fruit juice, tea/coffee, crepes, eggs). The location is slightly further out than some of the other riads we looked at, but it is situated so you get to see a realistic picture of the marrakshi way of life. I would stay here again!!!!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Marrakech
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

What can I say? This is truly an exceptional place in architecture alone, let alone the finish. The owners obviously did this through love and appreciation of Moroccan workmanship. The furnishings and lighting alone, leave you with a mouth open enough big for a Stork to fly in.

The staff are so friendly and the service cannot be faulted. You could, if desired, spend your entire time in the riad, with all it offers. Forget going to other places for a Spa, Hammam or massage, just stay herel. It also has the best cookery courses in Marrakech, much to my partner's delight and my waistline's disgust.

It is truly one of the most relaxed and luxurius boutique riads in Marrakech.

Thank you for a wonderful experience.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Beeing in Zamzam Riad for more than a week it was on of the most intense journey of our life.
Located in a very characteristic district where you can breathe the true meaning of life in Marrakech. The hospitality and care of our every smallest desire has made our stay in Zamzam an unforgettable experience. Thank you very much to Emma and Markus but also the kindness & availability of Faysal with the success of our holiday!! We brought with us the indelible memory of the dinner at the riad and an amazing afternoon spent being pampered with massages and hammam .... one thing to say .... WE HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON.

Situato in un quartiere molto caratteristico dove si puo respirare il vero senso della vita di Marrakech. L'ospitalita e la premura di soddisfare ogni nostro piu piccolo desiderio ha fatto del nostro soggiorno a Zamzam un esperienza indimenticabile. Grazie di cuore ad Emma e Markus ma soprattutto alla gentilezza e disponibilta di Faysal vero artefice del successo della nostra vacanza!!!! Abbiamo portato con noi anche il ricordo indelebile delle cene al riad e un sorprendente pomeriggio passato a farsi coccolare con hammam e massaggi.... unica cosa da dire.... SPERIAMO DI VEDERVI PRESTO

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

We arrived at Riad Zamzam after spending one night at what was supposed to be a good Western-style hotel in Ville Nouvelle. My travel companion had fallen ill from some bad food the day before, and had been vomiting the whole night. We reserved the Zamzam based on the Tripadvisor reviews and found the place after much confused wandering.
We had high expectations, but honestly we could not have been prepared for this place. From the moment we walked in, Imane (the manager) soothed our frayed nerves - and my friend instantly felt better. The riad is stunning. It truly feels like an ocean of calm amidst the chaos. The rooms are spectacular, even the standard room. The food has been scrumptious, no bad stomach here. Best of all, ALL of the staff is amazing, they will do anything you need with a genuine smile. Faisal, Imane's assistant, is wonderful. They arranged an expedition to the Atlas Mountains for us. We both experienced truly relaxing massage.
All told, this is a magical riad, and an incredible value. When we return, we will most definitely come back to Riad Zamzam

  • Stayed November 2012
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Property: Zamzam Riad
Address: 107, Rue Kaa El Machraa, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 Business Hotel in Marrakech
#21 Family Hotel in Marrakech
#41 Luxury Hotel in Marrakech
#43 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Zamzam Riad 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Zamzam Riad is a luxury boutique hotel and spa with concierge service, hosting 7 bedrooms and suites over the ground and first floor. A number of stylish French and Moroccan antiques furnish the bedrooms together with hand woven Moroccan carpets and artifacts sourced locally and globally. Come and taste our superb Moroccan and International fusion cuisine! ... more   less 
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