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Riad Zolah
Ranked #147 of 502 Hotels in Marrakech
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Reviewed December 19, 2012

I could have lived here! The public areas were so pretty and our room was like an apartment! We were on the 2nd level and overlook the pool area. The bed was very comfortable and the bathrooms were beautiful. We also liked the ipod docking station so we could listen to some music in the room. We ate breakfast here 2 mornings and it was your typical Moroccan breakfast of breads, jellies, etc but very good and kept us full. The staff was super friendly and we really really enjoyed the rooftop terrace! A great place to relax and soak up the sunshine.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 16, 2012

When we got sick of being drenched by rain in Spain, we changed our plans and flew to Marrakesh with 12 hours notice. We were extremely lucky to find Ryad Zolah and find that they had a vacancy. The staff are so helpful, nothing Is too much trouble. Rooms are great, service is friendly. just loved it there. They helped us find more accommodation in Marrakesh when we had to move on after 3 days as they were fully booked. I would highly recommend this place...we will definitely go back

  • Stayed: November 2012
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Reviewed December 14, 2012

We stayed at Riad Zolah for the first four nights of our trip to Morocco. It was just as fabulous as we expected: beautiful, quiet, great food, kind and helpful staff, and a fantastic location right in the middle of the souks, a short walk from Jmaa el Fna, and walking distance of all the main sights. Our room was lovely, and the fireplace was great on chilly December nights. And the whole place just smells really good - I mean, so good that we're still talking about how good, and how we wish we'd asked them how they got it to smell that way. The last night of our stay, we were too tired to go out for food, and at the last minute they prepared a meal for us, which we ate in the lovely courtyard. They sent someone out to buy our bus tickets to Essaouira and didn't charge us for it. The free transfers from the airport / to the bus station were also very welcome, and we loved the in-room wi-fi. I can't wait to go back again.

The only negative (and negative seems too strong a word) is that we asked for a recommendation for dinner and they reserved a table for us at a strange touristy pleasure palace restaurant extravaganza right near Jmaa el Fna. I think they think this is the kind of place tourists want to eat, but it isn't - at least, we didn't. We walked past another place they recommended and it didn't seem our style at all either. So just bear that in mind when they make recommendations about eating out, and do your own research if you'd like somewhere less touristy.

Room Tip: We stayed in - and loved - suite 1.
  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 6, 2012

A friend and I stayed here for two nights at the end of our two week trip to Morocco. The location is great. It was easy enough for us to find our way to and from as we wandered through the Medina. Everything about the riad is calm and peaceful. The staff was so wonderful. Our room was beautiful with a large sitting area and gorgeous bathroom. There were rose petals all over the bathroom. It was just a wonderful touch. The beds might have been the most comfortable of our stay. The ipod docking station was the best! We listened to music each night. Breakfast was filling and tasty. I really loved the hot chocolate. We spent several hours on the roof terrace reading and soaking up the sunshine. It was amazing how quiet the terrace was, even with the hustle and bustle of the Medina.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 9, 2012

We stayed 3 nights in Riad Zolah in September 2012. This riad is quietly located in the center of old medina, very close to Jmaa El Fna square and souks (about 5 minutes walking distance), as well as to Koutoubia Mosque, Palias Moulay Idriss and Palais Bahia (15 minutes by foot).

We had a very nice spacious room on the 3rd floor with beautiful traditional Moroccan decoration. The king size bed is firm and comfy. Bathroom is huge with a 'pool size' tub and shower. Shampoo, soap, bathrobe, hairdryer were provided. But you need to bring toothbrush and toothpaste. Towels, bedding were decent. Our room was cleaned twice a day. We love the iPod Bose docking station and it was so relaxing to listen to our favorite music at night. WiFi was free and fast. Besides, in the room there was complementary plate filled with fruits and nuts, plus two bottle of water everyday.

Breakfast was generous, freshly squeezed juice, mint tea, coffee, bread, pastry, Moroccan pancake, butter and jams as well as variety of fruits, see my picture.

Staffs were very friendly, helpful and thoughtful, a cell phone was provided to us in case we would get lost. They speak very good English.

We truly had a very good time in this riad, which providing an exceptional service, we highly recommend this place.

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This riad has a tight stairs inside and outside the room, for example, in our room the bed area is raised, so we have to get one step up or down from that area to go to other area. Mentally, we had to constant reminder this issue to ourselves.

The car can not go into the medina, so make arrangement with riad staff to pick you up at the edge of the medina, (only 8 minutes from the parking place) and have riad phone ready in case the taxi driver needs to call it. The Phone number is: 00212 (0) 5 2438 7535. I attached a picture to show the alley leading to the riad.

To go to the Jamaa El Fna square is very easy, from riad, turn right, 1 minute turn right again, then go along the alley until you see a white gate marked “Bougainrullier Cafe” (see my photo) on the right, from there, turn left, by 3 minutes you will be in the square.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 4, 2012

We spent four nights at the Riad Zolah. All the staff were friendly, incredibly helpful and ensured that our stay was as enjoyable as it could have been.

The riad itself was beautiful and relaxing, and the food was excellent.

Overall it was an excellent place to stay and I would recommend it to anyone!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 3, 2012

We loved every minute we spent in Riad Zolah thanks to Fatima, Omar and the rest of the staff who made our visit the most enjoyable experience.
They really went out of their way to accommodate all our needs. As we stayed in the riad for my wife’s birthday she received a complimentary birthday cake. A really nice touch!
Our room was decorated in beautiful Morrocan style with nice touches of candles and red rose petals scattered around the room.
We were dining in riad as well as in other restaurants in the city, but we must say the food served in Riad Zolah was the best one we had during our stay in Marrakech. We would strongly recommend to eat there and to try the lemon chicken tajine!
We had a wonderful time in this beautifully designed, clean and friendly riad and if we ever come back to Marrakech the Riad Zolah will be the place we choose to stay!
Stayed in October 2012, travelled as a couple.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Erik740
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Additional Information about Riad Zolah

Address: 114-116 Derb El Hammam | Mouassine, El Haouz, Marrakech, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Hotel Style:
#36 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
#105 Luxury Hotel in Marrakech
#110 Family Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range: $116 - $278 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Riad Zolah 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Perfectly located luxury boutique hotel in the heart of the ancient walled city. Traditional charm plus the very best of modern facilities. ... more   less 
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