We had the most fantastic stay at Dar Zemora in June. Difficult to know where to begin because the level of relaxation that we had there, and the level of service which is provided is exemplary but probably doesn’t translate well into words. It really needs to be experienced to be understood.
From the moment we arrived, when two members of staff come out to warmly greet us, we felt all our stress evaporate. It is a really well laid out building and we found that we could meander around the public spaces with ease and admire the beautiful decoration and particularly the artwork. Each lounge has a different feel and each is more welcoming and relaxing than the next. We stayed in the Zahara Suite which was just heavenly. The artwork, the attention to detail and the luxury of it is just fantastic. The couches and chairs inside are lovely and comfortable, but we particularly liked the sheltered ‘day bed’ on the terrace for an afternoon snooze or a read. We had our breakfast on our terrace every morning, and each morning the birds would serenade us. They are able to sniff out the sweetness of the pancakes and fruit and are just waiting for you to finish before they swoop. We’ve never seen anything like it before – but it was so entertaining to watch them hide in the surrounding plants and plot their next move.
My husband particularly loved the pool area and would have been happy to stay there all day, every day, if I didn’t drag him off to do sightseeing every now and then. The pool is just gorgeous and beautifully clean and the staff regularly come around with cool water and occasionally, a cool flannel. We’ve never been spoiled like that before.
We found that the calmness of the hotel was a necessary foil to the hubbub of the Medina. They really are like chalk and cheese – but only if the chalk is really chalky and the cheese extra cheesy. After a day of milling around the souks and sightseeing all the wonders that Marrakech has to offer, it was such a pleasure to go back to Dar Zemora and relax again.
Even though everything is perfect and I could gush on all day, the most praise must be given to the staff and the service. All the staff were extremely warm and friendly. Yousseff talked football with my husband (the World Cup was on), and shopping with me - he really is the perfect man. The staff anticipate your every need. If I was thinking that a glass of water would be nice, I would turn around and there it would be. The level of service spoiled us for restaurants where not only was the water not on the table when I fancied a sip, but attracting the attention of the wait staff was difficult. After a couple of frustrating evenings out like that, we had the rest of our evening meals at Dar Zemora where the quality of food matched the quality of the service. We particularly liked the Moroccan themed food nights all the food was top notch and our personal food likes and dislikes were taken into consideration by the chefs.
All in all it was a very memorable holiday and we are already planning our next visit.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Dar Zemora Marrakech
- Dar Zemora Hotel Marrakech