There is overwhelming choice for places to stay in Marrakech, but Riad Zahr is definitely a safe bet for a thoroughly enjoyable stay. Nicholas met us from the taxi (a necessity, as Riad Zahr is well hidden and not sign-posted) and gave us a mobile phone, map and a tour of the area to ensure we could safely navigate our way around. Nicholas and Jean-Remy are perfectly attentive hosts and we couldn't have asked for more from them. The meal they prepared for us on our arrival was superb, and they were only too happy to arrange a day-trip to Ourika-Asni for us.
Our room (the superior double) was clean, simple and tastefully decorated, with a private toilet and shower. There isn't a key for it, but it is a secure building and our belongings were safe there everyday. Breakfast on the roof-top every morning was a treat - the weather was beautiful even in February, and the various pancakes, breads and jams were delicious. The coffee was the best I have ever tasted, and the location of the Riad means that it is very peaceful and quiet, but still only a 15-minute walk from the main square.
They also have a young cat, which was a plus for us feline-lovers, but might not be if you don't appreciate loud meowing in the early hours of the morning.
We paid 45 euros per night for the superior double room, including breakfast, which was excellent value. I would happily stay here again, although there didn't appear to be any air conditioning which might be a problem in the height of summer. Highly recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Charming traditional home in Marrakech, you dive in the heart of moroccan traditions in a relaxed atmosphere.Let us guide you and taste the joys of Medina.We want your stay is a timeless moment ... ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Riad Zahr Hotel Marrakech