Within hours of walking into Zamzam I had been fed and scrubbed and massaged and pampered and then fed again. My cares fell by the wayside and I felt as relaxed as I had in yonks. Kicking back in my room the eyes feasted on the intricate detailing of local craftsmanship which yes goddamnit I did deserve. Fit for royalty and run and staffed by wonderful people for whom nothing is genuinely too much trouble.
Then I was ready for the little amble to the souks and sights and what souks and what sights. You almost need to live it in slow motion in an attempt to take it all in such is the vibrancy.
When you've had your fill of the souks and sights then Zamzam is serenity itself. I joined a yoga, reiki, massage retreat and after a day at Zamzam we all headed out over the Atlas Mountains and into the Sahara where we stayed at an incredible luxury tent location. Subjected to all the elements during these few days the experience was all the richer for it as was I. I'm feeling warm inside just casting my mind back.
They only run three retreats a year but seem to attract a special kind of person which has the knock on effect of the whole group amounting to so much more than just the sum of its parts. Do yourself a favour and try get on one of these. Admittedly I have only been on the Saharan retreat but the team assembled are all excellent at what they do and furthermore they surreptitiously heal you.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Zamzam Riad Hotel Marrakech
- Zamzam Riad Marrakech