About the property
- House2583 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
Privacy & stunning design, a peaceful retreat from the Souk, sleeps 6 (3 Bedrm
Hidden away in an ancient alleyway of the old city in the prestigious Dar El Bacha district, lies a new retreat that offers escapism and privacy to the discerning guest. Minutes from the magic of the souks and the cities famed square Place Jamaa El Fna. Riad Zalia offers exclusivity and luxury. Renovated with passion and originality that harmoniously combines design, modern comforts and the charm of old riads. All rooms overlook the central courtyard where you can relax in the Bohu and listen to the refreshing sounds of the fountain. Relax on the large private roof terrace. Read, sunbathe or soak in the plunge pool. The upper roof terrace offers panoramic views of the Medina and the snow capped Atlas Mountains. By arrangement we can offer to meet you at the airport. Daily housekeeping is included in the price. Free WIFI throughout the riad.
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House Keeper - Majda: Speaks English, French and Arabic
House Manager - Mustapha: Speaks English, French, German and Arabic
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 27, 2018
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Beautiful, relaxing, spacious riad
We had a wonderful stay at this beautiful riad in the medina. I stayed with my husband, and two sons (ages 9 and 11 years old). This riad is beautifully styled, clean, and spacious. The boys enjoyed the roof top terrace pool. The family enjoyed breakfast on the terrace every morning and a lovely dinner the first night by Mona. Our driver was gracious and friendly. He drove us to and from the airport, to the historial sites and the Berber village. Also, a hike in the Atlas mountains was a special treat. Thank you for a amazing vacation.
Riad Zalia was a great place to stay. Excellent location for both exploring the Medina as well as a jumping off point to see the city. The riad was as described - comfortable, clean, well appointed and upscale.The hosts recommendations in the welcome package were spot on. Communication was excellent from the beginning of the booking through our return home.
The true test of hospitality came when one us us took ill and had to go to the hospital. Mustafa was right there. He arranged a private car to come and collect us and take us to the Clinique Internationale. He then showed up at the clinic to see if he could help and assisted with the translations with the medical team. The following day he came back to make sure the discharge from the clinic went without an issue. This all happened on a weekend and during Ramadan when he should have been with his family.
Fantastic house, extremely well located
We really had an excellent time at the Riad.
The weather was very nice, a little less hot the first 2 days but up to 35° C the last day of our stay (stay from 28/04 till 03/05).
The plunge pool beamen very very useful at that time ;-)
The house is extremely well located: not that far from the taxi drop off and very close to the heart of the Medina. Everything you need is there.
Decoration is very tasteful and the main bed room's bath room is very spacious with a large tub and a rain shower.
Majda is indeed a very good cook ! She made us some delicious tajines and pastillas.
We definitely recommand this house for people wanting to stay at the Medina with all the comfort and rest you need.
Nancy & Peter
We had a great experience staying here with our 2 children. Lots of space, well equipped kitchen and beds were very comfortable. The location is optimal being in the center of the Medina.
Exceeded expectations, has a real 'wow' factor
We have used HomeAway for holidays in the USA, Barbados and Italy, all were fantastic. We were a little more nervous about Riad Zalia as we have never been to Marrakech and have no interest in slumming it. As others have said, the pick up from the airport worked great, (also one of smartest airports that you will see), and is only a fifteen minute drive to the drop off point. Mustapha is there to greet you to help with bags etc. and walk you through the alley ways to the Riad. If you have never been to this sort of place it is certainly different! What you realise after a couple of days, is this is one of the smartest parts of the central Medina. Immaculately clean, well policed and no hassle from street sellers.
After a five minute walk through a maze of alley ways we reached Riad Zalia, my fifteen year old daughter had the look of 'where have you taken us'. At the moment Mustapha opened the door all my fears evaporated, the lighting, the soft music playing, the Riad looked absolutely stunning.
It is so much bigger than the pictures suggest. We were a family of four with two teenagers and loved all the space we were afforded. We arranged breakfast for each morning which which we had on the terrace. Majda is wonderful, her english is great. She is discrete but very chatty should you want too. We wished we had done the cooking class earlier as it was useful to get a feel around the market and where to buy food.
Useful tips :- (we traveled at Easter)
a. the house has as many towels as you want to use.
b. there were no mosquitos
c. there are many many mid priced restaurants within walking distance
d. the Riad is part of a housing group who pay for the ally way to be kept clean and the security guard located at the end of the passage is paid for by them and you do not need to tip him, He will escort you day and night.
e. the street opposite the taxi drop off point has all the fruit meat and veg you need for cooking. The supermarket has a good supply of beer wine and spirits.
f. Mustapha can arrange for you to use the taxi driver when and where you need its just a call. He will wait for you while you go shopping.
g. Mustapa is your concierge who can sort, trips, taxis shopping, meal bookings he makes a real difference to your stay.
Imagine all the service of a hotel with maid and reception but in your own private house.
We often say we will come back to a place, but of course never do. Riad Zalia may just be the exception! Truly blown away.
We had a wonderful stay at Riad Zalia in December 2016. The property is a quiet retreat not far from the hustle and bustle of the Medina. The staff was professional and kept the house spic and span for us. We opted for daily breakfast which always included fresh squeezed orange juice and was delicious as well as reasonably priced. The house was impeccably decorated and Joseph was very efficient with great communication. I would definitely stay at another of their properties!
Marrakech airport 10 minutes drive. Your contact while staying with us is Mustapha. He will meet you at the airport with a sign of Riad Zalia and your name. He will take you to the Riad where you will be greeted by the housekeeper Majda, who will offer you freshly squeezed orange juice or mint tea.
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Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
1 to 2 Guests - Daily rate GBP 175- Weekly rate GBP 1,050 We are also able to accept payment in EURO .