Riad el Zohar

Marrakech [Mouassine]

About Riad el Zohar

Riad el Zohar is situated in the heart of Marrakech’s historic Medina, with a beautiful plunge pool in its central courtyard. The house has a traditional layout, with the building itself surrounding a central outdoor space where guests can take a dip and cool down in Marrakech’s soaring temperatures.

The Riad el Zohar, home to an artist and writer, has been lovingly restored, keeping original features such as the intricately painted living room ceiling, the balconied look on to a central patio with swimming pool and orange tree, and a roof terrace complete with both a Berber tent and a sundeck from which to watch the sun set over the snow-capped Atlas mountains.

Transfer Time from Airport:

  • 20 minutes (private transfer).

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Facilities

  • Plunge pool

Category

  • Small & Friendly
  • <10 rooms

Ideal for

  • couples
  • walking
  • fly drives

Accommodation

There are five double en suite bedrooms (two can be twin); each individually decorated with a mixture of high quality Moroccan and antique French furniture. Each bathroom is decorated in a Moroccan style with rich traditional tadlakt colours, mosaic and beaten copper sinks. A perfect place for those looking to step into an authentic Moroccan home, offering a taste of Moroccan life; these exotic rooms are designed to provide a welcoming atmosphere right in the heart of the ancient medina.

Beautifully restored from a classic Moroccan home into a luxury hotel, all rooms adhere to an extremely high standard with reversible airconditioning in each room that cools in the summer and heats in the winter. All rooms have en suite bathroom, hairdryer, shaving point in bathrooms, plush bathrobes, luxurious white towels [pool towels are found beside the pool], full toiletries selection, guide to Marrakech.

  • Tallilit Room (1st floor landing); its large picture windows open onto the balcony & have heavy wooden shutters. It has a standard double four poster bed. This room can take a supplementary bed. It has an ensuite bathroom & is decorated with Tadelakt, the Moroccan polished plaster.
  • Dades Room (ground floor); can be set as twin beds or a king size. This room can also take a supplementary bed. It has an ensuite bathroom and is decorated with Tadelakt.
  • Ourika Room (1st floor balcony). has a standard double four poster bed. This room has a large comfortable couchette which is often used as a supplementary bed so is either a double room, a twin room or a triple room. It has walk in wardrobes behind the bed, ensuite bathroom and is decorated with Tadelakt.
  • Draa Room (ground floor); has a standard double four poster bed. This room can take a supplementary bed. It is decorated with Tadelakt. The large ensuite bathroom features a beautiful rain shower.
  • Moulouya Room (1st floor balcony); has simple uncluttered decor, the light & airy room is decorated with Tadelakt, has an ensuite bathroom &  features a standard size double bed. Lovely room, very popular.

 

Facilities

The Riad el Zohar has an excellent roof terrace with 360 degree panoramic views of Marrakech Medina and the High Atlas beyond; they offer fine cuisine on request - you can dine in the beautiful central courtyard, in one of the two saloons or on the roof terrace; there is free wifi internet access.

Cookery Lessons

A morning of an informal cookery lesson starting with a trip to the markets to buy meat or fish, fresh vegetables, spices, olives & preserved lemons. Next, in the well appointed & spacious kitchen, you receive hands-on tuition for the preparation of two courses for a Moroccan meal - two starter dishes with usually tagine as the main course, but it could be couscous, it is your choice of dish & menu. The meal is usually eaten as a candlelit dinner in the riad but can be lunch if preferred.

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Things to do

Berber Trails - 4WD Excursion from Marrakech to the Atlas Mountains.

Berber Trails day trip - 4WD excursion into the High Atlas from Marrakech. Our driver will take you into Berber villages and off the beaten track, lunch included, pick up from your hotel or riad; included as part of a tailor-made holiday or short break in Morocco.

Day Excursion to Essaouira from Marrakech.

Essaouira day trip from Marrakech. Our driver will take you west to the Atlantic coast so you can have a full day to explore Essaouira's sights - this includes the old Portuguese harbour, the medina, beach and fresh fish stalls. Included as part of a tailor-made holiday or short break in Morocco.

Chez Ali - Fantasia Show & Dinner in Marrakech.

Fantasia live entertainment and dinner at Chez Ali in Marrakech's palmeraie. Our driver will take provide round trip private transfers from your accommodation; included as part of a tailor-made holiday or short break in Morocco.

High Atlas Adventure Day - Excursion from Marrakech with short hike and lunch.

High Atlas Adventure day trip - excursion into the High Atlas from Marrakech. Our driver will take you on a tour of the best scenery in the foothills of Toubkal National Park, includes Berber villages and a guided short hike, lunch included, pick up from your hotel or riad; included as part of a tailor-made holiday or short break in Morocco.

High Atlas Excursion & Hike to Tinmal Mosque.

Tinmal Mosque hike and day trip - excursion into the High Atlas from Marrakech. Our driver and guide will take you into Berber villages and off the beaten track en route to Ijoukak and Tinmal; lunch included, pick up from your hotel or riad; included as part of a tailor-made holiday or short break in Morocco.

Hot Air Balloon Excursion from Marrakech.

Hot Air Balloon flight from Marrakech in sight of High Atlas. Our driver will take you out of Marrakech for arly morning launch. Snack and tour of a Berber village included, pick up from your hotel or riad; included as part of a tailor-made holiday or short break in Morocco.

Imlil Valley Hike - Trekking in High Atlas from Marrakech.

Two day hike in High Atlas from Imlil. Tailor made trekking holidays in Morocco. Short and lower level hikes in all areas of High Atlas including Mount Toubkal. Fully supported treks with english speaking guide; accommodation in Berber Houses or camping.

Excursion to Kasbah Telouet in High Atlas from Marrakech.

Kasbah Telouet and Tichka Pass day trip - a 4WD excursion into the High Atlas from Marrakech. Our driver will take you high into Berber country and to the Glaoui Kasbah at Telouet. Lunch included, pick up from your hotel or riad; included as part of a tailor-made holiday or short break in Morocco.

Private City Tour of Marrakech [full day] - Tailor made holidays.

Private full day guided city tour of Marrakech. Tour includes all major sights such as Saadian Tombs, Koutoubia Mosque, Ben Youssef Medersa and gardens; also includes lunch and walking tour of souks and Djemma el Fna. Transport, entry fees and official guide included as part of a tailor-made holiday or short breaks in Morocco.

Private City Tour of Marrakech [half day] - Tailor made holidays.

Private half day guided city tour of Marrakech. Tour includes all majory sights such as Saadian Tombs, Koutoubia Mosque, Ben Youssef Medersa and gardens; also includes walking tour of souks and Djemma el Fna. Transport, entry fees and official guide included as part of a tailor-made holiday or short breaks in Morocco.

High Atlas Guided Day Hikes from Marrakech.

Guided day hikes in High Atlas from Marrakech; our driver and guide will take you into Berber villages and off the beaten track on a full day's experience; lunch included, pick up from your hotel or riad; included as part of a tailor-made holiday or short break in Morocco.

Cookery classes in Marrakech at La Maison Arabe.

Cookery class / workshop in Marrakech at the excellent La Maison Arabe. Meal of your own handiwork included, pick up from your hotel or riad; included as part of a tailor-made holiday or short break in Morocco.

Day Trip to Ouzoud Waterfalls

Cascades of Ouzoud day trip - an excursion into the High Atlas from Marrakech. Our driver will take you into Berber country and to the waterfalls at Ouzoud. Lunch is not included but good food available, pick up from your hotel or riad; included as part of a tailor-made holiday or short break in Morocco.

Quad Biking in Marrakech - tailor made holidays.

Quad biking half day trip into the palmeraie from Marrakech. Full instruction, insurance and safety equipment included; pick up from your hotel or riad. Available as part of a tailor-made holiday or short break in Morocco.