Riad Zamzam

Marrakech [north medina]

About Riad Zamzam

The Riad ZamZam is located in the northern part of Marrakech Medina. The riad is entered through a doorway at the end of one of the Medina’s little lanes. Inside, the vaulted entrance leads you into the open-air courtyard dominated by the ancient palm. This wonderful intimate riad offers free wifi, a Moroccan-style décor and a rooftop terrace with sunbeds and mountain views.

Transfer Time from Airport:

  • 20 minutes (private transfer).

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Facilities

  • Plunge pool
  • Spa
  • Cookery classes
  • Family rooms available

Budget

  • Boutique
  • <10 rooms

Ideal for

  • families
  • couples
  • walking
  • fly drives

Accommodation

Riad ZamZam offers seven rooms and suites over two floors; each room has been decorated in an individual style. Stylish French and Moroccan antiques furnish the bedrooms together with hand woven berber carpets and artifacts sourced locally.

All seven bedrooms (4 rooms, 3 suites) feature sculpted ceilings and a seating area, dressing table and king size bed. The marble bathrooms are wonderfully crafted with luxury towels and organic products. Rooms also feature air-conditioning, de-mist mirrors, safes, wifi, mp3 docking stations and fruit/water. A feature of all the rooms is the stunning lighting created by one of Morocco’s top designers.

  • Hagar Room - This room is on the ground floor, leading onto the courtyard. This pretty lavender room has a mix of African and French antiques, finished with beautiful Berber carpets. This room leads onto a white marble and lavender tadelakt bathroom with walk in shower.
  • Harem Room - This room is magical and romantic. It is a warm yellow with fiery furnishings with an open bathroom with and separate toilet. At one end there is a pretty window and a king sized bed. The Moroccan lights in this room are exceptional.
  • Ismail Room - Can be twinned with the Isaac Room to provide a family suite of two bedrooms. The Ismail looks onto the first floor terrace. It is decorated in cool, beige and pink tones. It has a soft cream marble and beige tadelakt bathroom with shower.
  • Isaac Room – located on the first floor. A pretty soft beige and gold room with en-suite orange and black marble bathroom, including shower. This room can either be a king or a twin.
  • Berber Suite - this stunning suite on the first floor is decorated in soft pistachio tadelakt, with pretty hand made tiles. Two windows with views over the palm, make this room light and calming. The bathroom is in matching pistachio tadelakt and yellow marble; it has a curved bath with shower and high vaulted ceilings. This room can either be a king or a twin.
  • Rose Suite - This spacious suite is located on the ground floor and is great for those wanting easy access. The Rose has a beautifully relaxed feel in beige and cream tones. This suite can have a king bed or twin beds. It has a sitting area with beautiful antique chairs. The large bathroom is decorated in rose marble and brown tadelakt and features a rose marble sit down bath for two and double sinks.
  • Palm Suite - Master suite decorated in golds, black and burgundy. Large living area; the suite is situated to look directly at the palm from its own cedar wood balcony. The balcony has been carefully hand crafted by Moroccan joiners. It is a lavish suite with beautiful antique furnishings. The Palm Suite is fitted with satellite TV. The en-suite bathroom is red marble and sand coloured tadelakt with its own walk in red marble shower room. The Palm Suite can either have a king bed or twin beds.

Facilities

The salon, with its magnificent fireplace, an ideal place to sip a cocktail before leaving for dinner, or dining inside in the cooler months with the roaring fire. There are a number of common areas, including the courtyard shaded by the palm, which are wonderful for breakfast, writing, reading or playing games. A continental breakfast can be enjoyed every morning on the patio or on the rooftop terrace. Moroccan meals can also be served on request.

Riad Zamzam has a hammam on site; massage treatments and cookery lessons can be arranged at an extra cost. Other riad facilities include a pool (heated in the winter), Moroccan Spa with hammam, wi-fi, ipod docks and concierge service.

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.