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Gorgeous 18th Century Riad with Pool in Marrakech Medina

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Last updated: 11/14/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Marrakech bed and breakfast description

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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Property Type

  • House
  • 120 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Bed And Breakfast
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guest House

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Included In Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

  • La Douiria: 1 queen

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  • La Baignoire: 1 queen

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  • La Carbone: 1 queen

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  • La Terrasse: 1 queen

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  • 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....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • La Douiria: toilet, shower

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  • La Baignoire: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • La Carbone: toilet, shower

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  • La Terrasse: toilet, shower

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  • 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....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    We have a small library of books where you can exchange books you've read for a new one....moreless

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Water Parks
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

      • Massage Therapist

      Leisure Activities

      • Gambling Casinos
      • Horseback Riding
      • Walking

      Location Type

          • Downtown

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Cycling
          • Golf
          • Hiking
          • Jet Skiing
          • Mountain Biking
          • Mountain Climbing
          • Swimming
          • Tennis
          • Water Tubing
          • Whitewater Rafting

          Dining

          • Dining Room
          • Seating for 8 people

          General

          • Air Conditioning:

            All bedrooms have reversible air conditioning, i.e. it blows hot and cold!...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            We dry our laundry under the African sun......moreless

          • Fireplace:

            There are two log fires downstairs in the sitting room and in the dining room....moreless

          • Hair Dryer
          • Internet
          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided
          • Living Room:

            The living room seats 10 and the main feature is the log fireplace....moreless

          • Safe
          • Telephone
          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Wireless Internet:

            There is a strong wi-fi signal all over the riad including in the bedrooms....moreless

          Kitchen

          • 4 Ring Stove
          • Freezer
          • Oven
          • Refrigerator

          Outside

          • Balcony
          • Terrace

          Pool / Spa

              • Outdoor Pool

              Forms Of Payment

                  • Accept Credit Card

                  House Cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Included
                       

                      Reviews

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Autumn 2014
                      Sep 1 - Dec 19, 2014
                      1 night min stay
                      £71
                      End of Year
                      Dec 20 - Jan 5, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      £89
                      Spring 2015
                      Jan 6 - Jun 30, 2015
                      1 night min stay
                      £71
                      My Standard Rate
                      1 night min stay
                      £71

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • No additional mandatory fees
                      • VAT Tax Rate 10%
                      • Stay Tax *

                      * 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.


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                      Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                      Last updated: 11/14/2014
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                      Location

                      8 Kilometres
                      Nearest Airport
                      Marrakech Menara (RAK)
                      0.5 Kilometres
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Cafe Arabe
                      450 Kilometres
                      Nearest Ferry
                      Tangiers
                      5 Kilometres
                      Nearest Golf
                      Royal Golf
                      3 Kilometres
                      Nearest Train
                      Marrakech
                      20 Kilometres
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Targa
                      0.2 Kilometres
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Dar Zellij
                      70 Kilometres
                      Nearest Ski
                      Oukaimden
                      150 Kilometres
                      Nearest Beach
                      Essaouira

                      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.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2005

                      About the owner: 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.

                      Why the Owner Chose Marrakech:
                      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.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Bed And Breakfast:
                      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!


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese

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                      Photos

                      • Marrakech Riad Dar Zaman

                        Marrakech Riad Dar Zaman

                      • Dipping pool at Marrakech Riad Dar Zaman

                        Dipping pool at Marrakech Riad Dar Zaman

                      • Aerial view of Marrakech Riad Dar Zaman

                        Aerial view of Marrakech Riad Dar Zaman

                      • Salon with log fire

                        Salon with log fire

                      • Dining by the log fire

                        Dining by the log fire

                      • Marrakech Riad courtyard with dipping pool

                        Marrakech Riad courtyard with dipping pool

                      • Marrakech Riad - La Carbone twin

                        Marrakech Riad - La Carbone twin

                      • Marrakech Riad La Carbone balcony

                        Marrakech Riad La Carbone balcony

                      • Breakfast at Marrakech Riad Dar Zaman

                        Breakfast at Marrakech Riad Dar Zaman

                      • Marrakech Raid - La Carbone bathroom

                        Marrakech Raid - La Carbone bathroom

                      • Marrakech Riad - La Carbone double

                        Marrakech Riad - La Carbone double

                      • Marrakech Riad Dar Zaman

                        Marrakech Riad Dar Zaman

                      • Our manager, Hassan

                        Our manager, Hassan

                      • Marrakech Riad courtyard

                        Marrakech Riad courtyard

                      • Breakfast on the sun terrace

                        Breakfast on the sun terrace

                      • Cosy salon for relaxing

                        Cosy salon for relaxing

                      • Sun terrace at Marrakech Riad Dar Zaman

                        Sun terrace at Marrakech Riad Dar Zaman

                      • Marrakech Riad - La Douiria double

                        Marrakech Riad - La Douiria double

                      • Marrakech Riad Dar Zaman

                        Marrakech Riad Dar Zaman

                      • Marrakech Riad - La Baignoire bathtub

                        Marrakech Riad - La Baignoire bathtub

                      • Marrakech Riad - La Baignoire double room

                        Marrakech Riad - La Baignoire double room

                      • Marrakech Riad - La Terrasse double room

                        Marrakech Riad - La Terrasse double room

                      • Marrakech Riad - La Douiria twin

                        Marrakech Riad - La Douiria twin

                      • Karima's delicious Chicken tagine with preserved lemon and olives

                        Karima's delicious Chicken tagine with preserved lemon and olives

                      £71 - £89 per night (GBP)
                      3

                      4 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

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                      Minimum stay: 1-2 nights
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                      Member since: 2007
                      Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
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                      • Response rate: 100%
                      • Calendar last updated: 11/14/2014
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