Riad Dar Sofian


About Riad Dar Sofian

The Riad Dar Sofian is surrounded by palm trees, just on the quiet edge of Zagora, set in the heart of the Zagora palm grove. This high quality kasbah guest house offers modern facilities in a traditional style, an outdoor pool and a delightful terrace overlooking the palmeraie.

"As I was born in Southern Morocco, I chose to settle in Zagora around 30 years ago. To celebrate the birth of my son Sofian, I built a Riad among the palm-trees next to the mountain. It was in this magical place that Sofian was lucky to begin toddling. Today, I am pleased to welcome you there." - Moulay Slimane (owner)


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  • Pool
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Cookery classes


  • Boutique
  • 10-20 rooms

Ideal for

  • families
  • couples
  • fly drives


Riad Dar Sofian has 10 rooms. Some are equipped with terraces; the others overlook the garden or the swimming pool. The Riad is decorated with antiques, pottery and ancient Berber carpets, gathered over the years. All photographs displayed in the Riad are original works from the Portuguese photographer Albano Da Silva Pereira, a friend of the owner. He has captured all Draa Valley’s beauty, its strength and its history.

Room details:

  • GROUND FLOOR - two 20 m² rooms: a double room with a view over the swimming pool and the cactus garden, and a twin room with a view over the terrace. Two 25 m² rooms: both are setback and have a view over the fountain and the cactus garden. They display a harmonious blend of antiques and contemporary furniture providing a pleasantly warm atmosphere.
  • FIRST FLOOR - two 20 m² rooms: a double room with a view over the palm grove and the swimming pool. A twin room with a view over the mountain and the pool.
  • SECOND FLOOR - two 20 m² rooms: a double with view over the palm grove and the swimming pool. A triple room (double and single beds) with view over the mountain and the pool. The single bed can be used (if not occupied) as a comfortable sofa to relax.
  • THIRD FLOOR - two 18 m2 rooms with private terrace, a double room with view over the plam groove and the pool. A twin with a view over the mountain.


A traditional menu of Moroccan cuisine prepared with fresh local produce is on offer and you can take your meals around the swimming pool, in the dining room, on the terraces, in the lounges, around the cactus garden or under the blue Berber tent; try also a range of teas in the bar.

For your comfort, the riad is air-conditioned and wifi is available everywhere. Besides Arabic, the staff speak French and English. Free private parking is also available on site.

Also available are massages in a Berber tent or discover the art of henna, its symbolism and its related traditions. You can join a cooking courses - as Wednesday and Sunday are market days in Zagora, they organize a tour to the souk where you can learn to choose the best ingredients. You will discover Moroccan cooking with its spicy scents and afterwards you will enjoy the dishes you will have made: marinades, confits, tajines, couscous... You can also learn the art of the “Moroccan mint tea”, to cook the famous “beghrir” (Moroccan pancakes), and to make bread in the clay oven.