This was our 2nd stay at the Riad Zolah, as we preiously stayed in August 2007. We stayed for 9 nights in Suite 6 which is on the roof terrace and has recently been extended. It is a great room, with large king size bed, sitting area and large bathroom. We ate at the Riad on 2 seperate occasions, and their portions were 'very' generous. We recommend the beef tagine as part of the 3 course menu. I was a little disapointed with the pizza i had on the last night as it was quite expensive (£12), but the morrocan food they serve is great and well priced. On one night we went to Bo Zin which is a taxi ride away and they serve Thai food. The food is great and the atmosphere is great, and i would recommend the Thai Beef (£15). Another great restaurant is Le Foundouk, which is a 15 minute walk from the Riad, near the Marrakech Museum. Great quality food at a reasonable price (around £10 per main course).
Ishmail, Aziz and the rest of the staff were once again friendly, helpful and nothing was too much trouble for them. Ishmail arranged a couple of excurrsions for us, one was to the water park which was good fun and the other was an afternoon at Locoquad, which was quad biking about a 15 minute ride away. Locoquad pick you up and take you back and this transfer is included in the price. For a quad bike with my partner as a passenger, it came to around £75. The quad biking lasted for around 3 hours and included a stop off at a local house where we recieved refreshments and pancakes. Regarding taxi's to restaurants etc, the Riad have a flat rate of 200MAD (£15) arranged with a taxi firm (some taxi's are modern and air conditioned, however others are the standard old mercades which you could catch anywhere), which is a little steap for short distance journeys where you could get a lot cheaper taxi if you just went to a taxi stop, but this involves negotiating yourself which could be difficult.
The riad is clean, tranquil and the atmosphere at night has a bit of magic about it with candles lit. There is also a turn down service, which involves candles being lit in your room and rose petals scattered. The riad also offers a clothes cleaning service for free, but we left a small tip to say thank you. That saved on lots of washing when we got home.
All in all a great place, and we will look to go back again in the future when the potential extension which involves 2 extra rooms and a spa being added.
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- 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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- Also Known As:
- Riad Zolah Marrakech
- Riad Zolah Hotel Marrakech