GORGEOUS 18TH CENTURY RIAD WITH POOL IN MARRAKECH MEDINA

Peter Mercer

Speaks french, portuguese, spanish, english
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

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GORGEOUS 18TH CENTURY RIAD WITH POOL IN MARRAKECH MEDINA

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Sun terrace, plunge pool, log fires, A/C/heat, wi-fi, delicious cuisine

Situated in the heart of the historical Marrakech medina just 10 minutes from the main square of Jemaa el Fna, Riad Dar Zaman is a traditional 18th century Moroccan home that has been refurbished to create a luxurious guest house. Retaining many of its original features, the riad is tastefully furnished with rich local fabrics, African artwork, soft Berber rugs, pots and beautiful handmade furniture.

Our Marrakech Riad is available by room and is also perfect for families and small groups renting the whole riad as a quality private retreat.

Boasting four exquisite double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and air conditioning/heating, the queen-sized beds are heavenly; decadent lie-ins are mandatory! For friends travelling together, two of the rooms can be made up with twin beds. Both the salon and salle à manger have log fires, and a third salon is equipped with satellite TV. Wi-fi is available throughout the property.

The sun terrace is a wonderful retreat in the sun or shade, graced by swaying palms and perfumed by jasmine and orange blossom. Relax with a mint tea and relish in the magic of the call of the muezzin and the spectacular views across the Medina rooftops to the snow-capped Atlas Mountains.

We offer a high level of discreet personal service, including a comprehensive welcome brief and 24/7 concierge for all your needs in Marrakech. Our aim is to enable our guests to experience the “not for tourist” Marrakech, the Marrakech we’ve come to know and love over the last 5 years.

Our team will happily share their excellent knowledge of Marrakech with you – where to buy things and the prices you should pay, where to get the best spa treatments, where to take your cooking class (at Dar Zaman!), and where you can eat a tagine seated metres from a stunning waterfall in the Atlas Mountains.

A sumptuous breakfast is included in the room rate – a wonderful choice of fresh bread, croissants, pastries and crepes with honey and jam, yoghurt and eggs, served with freshly squeezed orange juice, tea and coffee.

Our housekeeper, Karima, has been feted for her delicious Moroccan dishes. Dining at Dar Zaman is a feast for the senses. Karima can make many favourite local dishes, such as briouattes, pastilla, lots of delicous salads (Moroccan salads are mostly cooked vegetables delicately flavoured with spices), tagines - chicken with lemon, lamb with prunes or figs, couscous dishes, vegetarian options...whatever you choose, you'll be in for a true gastronomic delight!

Languages Spoken: An English speaking and English managed Marrakech Riad, we also speak French, Spanish and Portuguese.

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Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
This was my first trip to Marrakech (went with the family) and I stayed one night in Dar Zaman and another two nights in another Riad elsewhere in the Medina. Dar Zaman was absolutely amazing. The Riad is well laid out, the rooms are functional and clean and, above all, the people running the place are amazing. Hassan, the day-to-day manager is very friendly and accommodating and makes you feel at home. He is also very knowledgeable about Marrakech, giving us useful advice and told us what was worthwhile seeing and what wasn't during our fairly short trip. He also entertained us with funny stories! We met the owner as well (Peter) briefly and he was also very friendly and knowledgeable. All I can say is that this Riad cares about its clients and does everything it can to make sure their experience is wonderful (and they succeed!)
Jan 2014
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Peter Mercer

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I grew up in the South East of England, lived overseas for 14 years and moved to Marrakech from New York City in 2005 to create what is now the wonderful Riad Dar Zaman.

Peter Mercer purchased this house in 2005

Dar Zaman is located in an historical area of the Marrakech Medina which is named after Mohamed Ben Slimane, one of seven patron saints of Morocco. The neighbourhood is mostly residential, charming and authentic. I came to stay here in 2005 and fell in love with the calm simplicity of the neighbourhood.

Dar Zaman is a magical 18th century riad in the heart of the Marrakech Medina that casts a spell on all who enter! It's hard to leave, it's so peaceful and cosy, you'll wish you could stay longer!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

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4.8
based on 4 traveler reviews

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Gorgeous 18th century riad with pool in Marrakech Medina
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COMMENTS FROM OWNER GUESTBOOK

johnny03, London Sep 13, 2007

The stay at the Riad was magical…step inside and this calm peaceful place greets you. It has been recently refurbished to a high standard…I felt so safe and at peace with the world…Breakfast was a joy…
  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2007
  • Stayed: Dec 2007
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Gorgeous 18th century riad with pool in Marrakech Medina
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A TRULY MAGICAL LITTLE GEM!!!

  • 5 of 5
Well, what can I say...... First time in Marrakech & we will most definatley return. The riad was excellent, in a perfect location too. Peter (the owner), was so very helpful- prior to the holiday & whilst we were guests. He provided us with a map & made superb recommendations . Peter's staff are very helpful & friendly too. Well done to you all, keep up the hard work!!

Vicki & Tom
  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
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Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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THANK YOU

  • 5 of 5
We stayed in the riad for 10 days during May 2008. Neither of us had been to Morocco before. We had the warmest of welcomes from Peter the owner and the welcome continued throughout our stay. The riad is such a relaxing place to stay, with the most amazing of home cooked food. We stayed in the terrace room, waking up to the most amazing breakfast each morning. I cannot fault this holiday....We want to go back soon. Many thanks to Peter, Hassan and Fatima for making our stay so wonderful.
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2008
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Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Gorgeous 18th century riad with pool in Marrakech Medina
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FIRST EXPERIENCE OF MOROCCO

  • 4 of 5
We loved the riad and thought it was beautifully restored. Peter was extremely helpful and organised taxis, a visit to a fantastic restaurant/piscine in the mountains where we had a relaxing day and gorgeous lunch, he also booked our coach travel to the coast.
Hassan was very attentive and we enjoyed a lovely evening meal served by him and prepared by Fatima. The riad is immaculately maintained and we particularly enjoyed the terrace

It was amazing to be in this lovely riad set so close to the souks and amidst the local Marrakesh people.
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2008
  • Stayed: Jun 2008
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
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Map

Nearest Airport
8 Kilometres
Marrakech Menara (RAK)
Nearest Ferry
450 Kilometres
Tangiers
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Marrakech
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Targa
Nearest Beach
150 Kilometres
Essaouira
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Cafe Arabe
Nearest Ski
70 Kilometres
Oukaimden
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Royal Golf
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Kilometres
Dar Zellij
Car: not necessary

A centuries old English owned Riad in the heart of the Marrakech Medina, Dar Zaman guest house Marrakech is ideally situated within easy walking distance to the souks, hammams, Medersa Ben Youssef, Marrakech Museum, the main square of Jemaa el Fna and other main attractions, and just minutes from two top Marrakech restaurants, Dar Zellij and Dar Yacout. Tucked away at the end of a peaceful derb (cul-de-sac) away from the regular tourist trail and street noise, Marrakech Riad Dar Zaman is a true oasis of calm and serenity. The Riad is easily accessible by taxi, and secure parking is available just two minutes away.

Golf: There are numerous golf courses in Marrakech.

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Medina House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per room
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2014
Jul 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
1 night minimum stay
£64
 
 
Autumn 2014
Sep 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
1 night minimum stay
£71
 
 
End of Year
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 5 2015
2 night minimum stay
£89
 
 
Spring 2015
Jan 6 2015 - Jun 30 2015
1 night minimum stay
£71
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£71
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%
Stay tax £2.5 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 11 years.
Notes Rental rates provided are for ONE room based on double occupancy. We operate as a hotel, so you can rent individual rooms or book exclusive use of the riad. For rental of the whole riad please contact us for the rate.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Medina House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guest House
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Luxury
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • La Douiria - toilet , shower
    La Baignoire - toilet , combination tub/shower
    La Carbone - toilet , shower
    La Terrasse - toilet , shower
  • All bathrooms are finished in tadelakt, and are fitted with sink, toilet and shower. In the case of La Baignoire, the bathroom has a large tadelakt bathtub also with shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • La Douiria - 1 queen
    La Baignoire - 1 queen
    La Carbone - 1 queen
    La Terrasse - 1 queen
  • We have four magical en-suite bedrooms at Marrakech Riad Dar Zaman with en-suite bathroom, air conditioning and heating. The beds are queen sized, and dressed with quality linens. Each of them has a unique feature, all of them are equally charming. La Douiria has its own log fire, La Carbone has a balcony overlooking the courtyard. La Baignoire has a bathtub, and La Terrasse is located on the sun terrace, with the roof garden just outside.
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • Daily Maid Service
Attractions:
  • museums
  • water parks
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • gambling casinos
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • cycling
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