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Riad El Zohar
Ranked #15 of 1,130 Marrakech B&B and Inns
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Beverley, England, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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“Friendly, central and comfortable.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2014

This Riad is superb. In the middle of the Medina and on the edge of the Souks the friendly English and Moroccan owners and equally willing staff will greet you and advise you on each step of your visit. With only five rooms (and we had the Riad to ourselves for two days) there is plenty of time to interact with guests and for a very personal service. Nothing is too much trouble. Excellent advice was given from day one - from what to see to dealing with shop owners. We found everything we wanted within walking distance. The Riad is used as a house and home from home so guests have access to every space from the salon with it's welcome evening fire (at least in January!) to the roof terraces with both shade and open spaces for sun bathing. Tea and coffee is dispensed on demand by the lovely staff and is free. The meal and lunch we had at the Riad was great value and traditionally prepared. The shower in our room was great and the beds comfortable. I have no complaints at all and look forward to returning at some point and renewing my acquaintance with Allan and Malika. Brilliant fun!Thanks to all concerned. I would certainly recommend this to anyone but perhaps especially those visiting this wonderful city for the first time.

Room Tip: The rooms are all slightly different. Go to the Riad website and have a look. I don't think I wo...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Beverley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2014

The Riad El Zohar was an excellent place to stay so central. This was my first visit to Morrakech and it was made so much easier as the proprietors of the Riad were happy to impart all their knowledge of the area. Such a warm and friendly Riad, the staff were always on hand day or night to give friendly advice and help us to find our way around. I was taken to the spice shop by the owner so that I could by spices that were both excellent quality and value for money, including saffron at an exceedingly good price.
The Riad El Zohar has 5 rooms, we stayed in the Moulouya; the room was very comfortable for two people, with en-suite. Both of which were to a very high standard of cleanliness. There was plenty of room and storage and on the odd night when my partner snored too loud and took up the whole bed, there was a little extra place for me to put my head down for a couple of hours.
The Riad had was a very relaxed atmosphere with the proprietors checking in regularly with us making sure we were having a good time and able to do what we wanted to do. They were able to give advice on the best places to view and eat and also where we should be a little more vigilant.
The terrace in the Riad was a great place to catch the sun or to have afternoon tea under the shade. Complementary Tea and coffee was available on demand and was always served by cheery friendly staff. The evenings in the lounge with a blazing fire were just one of my favourite memories of the Riad. I would recommend this place for couples, families, travelling friends or even if you are on your own they have a room to suit all traveller and a warm friendly welcome for all.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2014

We stayed here on our first visit to Marrakech for 5 nights over new year and this is definitely one of the most special places we have ever stayed. All the staff are constantly friendly and helpful even when you're demanding the fifth cup of mint tea that day and the owners Allan and Malika take a genuine interest in their guests which is rare to find. I'd definitely recommend taking advantage of the cooking lessons offered by the Riad - we helped to cook our new year's eve meal and ate it in front of an open fire which was lit especially for us by Erradi. Plus amazing breakfasts, fantastic shower and a location that manages to be both peaceful and right next door to all the manic action of the souks.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2013

This is a small Family (English) run Riad in the Centre of Marrakech Medina. There are only 5 rooms all quiet. It has a small plunge pool (not heated) and a rooftop sun terrace. The couple running it (Allan & Malika) are both charming and helpful. They provide an evning meal cooked to order if you wish. It is ideal for a brief stop in Marrakech for those, like us, who want to do something else within a weeks stay in Morocco.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Shropshire, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights at the end of our trip and could not have asked for a more perfect place. A place of quiet and beauty in the middle of the souk. Allan and Malika were the perfect hosts and their staff are incredibly helpful. Breakfast was lovely and our room incredible. We will definitely return.

Room Tip: Our room on the ground floor (number 1?) had an AMAZING shower!
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2013

Unfortunately we only stayed here one night. Even so, Allan and Malika made us more than welcome, as Malika said treat this like your home. If you stay there, the information pack is well worth reading. Their prices are very reasonable and we would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2013

Just what one wants from a small Riad...five rooms, all very well appointed. The owners Allan & malika really make the stay very good...from a 30 minutes "around town" informative session on arrival...after the mint tea! And Allan walking you out on your first venture into the medina (sheer madness!) to ensure that you find your way back...lovely terrace..small plunge pool
Really great and will definitely return

Room Tip: Each of the rooms are detailed on the website...we stayed in Tallitt...lovely!
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Riad El Zohar
Address: 56 Derb El Hammam | Mouassine, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 1,130 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Riad El Zohar 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A historic 18th century riad set in the Mouassine district at the very centre of the Medina - the old city - right at the start of the souks. Perfect riad for exploring the city & for exeriencing local life ... more   less 
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