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“Pure relaxation” 5 of 5 stars
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Dar Zemora
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Rue el Aandalib | Palmeraie, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #75 of 505 Hotels in Marrakech
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“Pure relaxation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

Just returned from the most fantastic week-long trip to Dar Zemora. It is a beautiful, relaxing haven away from the madness of the Medina. Stunning gardens, good-sized pool, lovely big and luxurious rooms (we stayed in Safra most of the time, and moved to one of the suites for the last night). The food was great, particularly the lunches. Some might say the portion sizes were small, and although I rarely left a meal stuffed, I was always well-fed, and the light and airy cakes that accompanied afternoon tea kept me going until dinner! The service was highly attentive - Youssef is really well-organised and can arrange anything you want. The pool was a little on the cold side (the owners are aware and are working on fixing this), which was fairly bracing on our first few days when the weather was decidedly cold for Morocco (around 20 degrees), but was wonderfully refreshing later on in the holiday, when the temperature was closer to 35! The gardens are extensive and stunning, teeming with wildlife. I have never heard or seen so many birds (and frogs!), and the resident tortoises were conveniently photogenic for us!

All in all, it was a wonderful holiday. I've already recommended it to a number of people and I only returned yesterday. We will be back!

Room Tip: All the rooms and suites are lovely - you can't really go wrong. We stayed in Safra - lovely big...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

The perfect place to relax and escape it all - and yet have the benefits of an exotic location and all the excitement and bustle that goes with it! Youssef, always miraculously on hand, ensures that if there is anything you want to know, or need, it is arranged. Whilst relaxing in the heat by the pool, the charming staff silently appear on regular occasions to provide chilled water, Moroccan tea and even cold face clothes. As far as food goes, breakfasts (included) are delicious but we were a little disappointed with the (very reasonably priced) evening meals. Décor is stunning but homely - as we were told on our arrival ... treat it like your home, and we did! We have stayed at a number of hotels in Morocco, but our intention is to return to this one (I hope next year this time!).

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Spent 4 nights here in early April and loved every minute of it. The level of service, the peace, the atmosphere, the beautiful gardens, stunning pool - we couldn't have asked for any more and were very sad to leave. We arrived with great plans to do various day trips but quickly realised the place was far too relaxing to move from. Yousef and all his staff do a wonderful job. We wanted for nothing without ever feeling pestered, they could not have been more helpful.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

We stayed here after a fairly hectic trip driving around Morocco. It was the ideal place to unwind and would also be great for a weekend break when Europe is still in the grip of winter. The hotel is located on the outskirts of Marrakesh which seems to me like a city on steroids, but you can enjoy both the hectic life in Marrakesh and the tranquility of this hotel. There are only about 8 rooms so it is never crowded and the staff are amazing.
The owners are English and the guesta were all English when we stayed. The food is good and reliable and I intend to return for a short break

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Our second visit to this "addictive" hotel, where I find yet again I have booked another visit upon returning home. It appears we are not alone, and that many people have returned up to seven times in the ten years it has been open. The British owners aimed to create a "country house" atmosphere, rather than a hotel, and they have certainly achieved it. All of this has been said before, but it is true that stepping over the threshold leads to instant relaxation. The staff are excellent but not intrusive, you never see a laundry bin outside your door...it's as if the fairies have whisked through your room without you ever spotting them. The same with the pool, which is made perfect early in the morning, and is lovely to relax by. The food is sublime, the ambience difficult to explain unless you experience it directly. The quality of the interior furnishings exquisite, the gardens beautiful, fragrant and immaculately cared for. A few days here is the equivalent of a fortnight somewhere else in terms of restoration. We decided it is more like going on (self imposed) retreat, rather than a holiday. When you want to go into town, Youssef arranges everything for you if you want that, and it is made easy. Hilary and Ross

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013 via mobile

We just returned from a stay at Dar Zemora and I would thoroughly recommend this hotel to my friends! The setting is absolutely stunning and the staff make such a wonderful effort to make you comfortable. We stayed in the Zahara suite which was beautifully appointed with a private terrace and we were able to eat on the terrace which was a really intimate and romantic setting. The grounds are gorgeous and we made use of the library for wifi ( wifi is not run throughout the hotel but I think this adds to the relaxation ;) we ate in the hotel many times for lunch and twice for dinner and the food was really delicious. The only critiscm I would have is that although delicious the portions were really quite small and I was sometimes hungry even after the two course lunch. I think the meals could do with being a bit more substantial. The pool area is luxurious and even in march very nice weather to lay out! 25-30 degrees! The pool was freezing though- definitely not heated so we couldn't swim :( All in all though this place is so fantastic and we can't wait to hopefully return, thank you so much to Youssef Omar Amina and the gorgeous girls who looked after our daughter when we were able to have dinner out and on our own! Loved Dar Zemora!

Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

What a wonderful gem to find and stay in. We booked this via Mr&Mrs Smith and it was a great find. We had a wonderful long weekend in Marrakech but this hotel make it that bit more special and fun. While we were there we met the owner and had a few great chats with him about building the hotel and the area, which was an amazing insight. We ate at the hotel a few nights which was great after a busy day around the town. Taxis are easy to get in and out and it's well worth it to lounge around and enjoy relaxation time. Great food, service and environment.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Dar Zemora
Address: Rue el Aandalib | Palmeraie, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#19 Family Hotel in Marrakech
#32 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
#45 Luxury Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Dar Zemora 4.5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in the Palmeraie area of Marrakech and set within 1 hectare of gardens. Large swimming pool. Traditionally built with some contempory features. Great space for a maximum of 14 guests. Many sitting rooms, Dining Room and Hamman on site. 4 Suites, 3 bedrooms. ... more   less 
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