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Traditional Secluded Riad In the Heart of the Medina

Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

A traditional 6 bedroom riad in the heart of Medina

Welcome to Dar Habiba, the heart and soul of Marrakech, an English owned and English speaking Riad hotel.

You will love the secluded location of the Riad, just a short straightforward walk from the tumultuous Jemma Al Fnaa square. You will appreciate the comfortable en suite rooms, spacious patio with dipping pool and stunning roof terraces. But most of all you will not forget the warmth of the welcome from our dedicated staff.

In Moroccan Arabic Habiba means close friend or sister. At Dar Habiba we truly hope you will arrive as a guest and leave as a friend.

Whether it’s a special occasion, a relaxed family holiday or a last minute get-away with friends exclusive use of a whole Riad is a fantastic way to enjoy Marrakech. Our accommodation is so flexible we can offer any combination of romantic doubles, fun and practical family rooms or luxurious twins and triples. When required we can equip a whole Riad with single beds providing ideal accommodation for yoga groups, dance holidays, or a girls weekend. The highlight of any group booking will be a banquet in the Riad, delicious food in a friendly relaxed atmosphere whether you dine by the pool or in a Berber tent on the roof terrace. We can even arrange a musician or dancer for your entertainment!

More Details

Mike & Lucie Wood
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 11, 2018

What makes this house unique

What really makes us special, and fantastic value for money, is the small team of dedicated staff in each of our Riads who will be on hand to help, reassure and advise throughout your stay. These perfect little boutique hotels each have just five to seven guest rooms so we can provide a truly personal service.

It is the small things that count: complimentary toiletries; breakfast served at the time of your choice; delicious evening meals individually prepared to your taste and dietary requirements; Wifi; a complimentary map of the old town; help booking restaurants and excursions; nothing seems to be too much trouble. We are pleased offer the loan of a local pay-as-you-go mobile to stay in touch with your English speaking hosts while you are out exploring.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wonderful, superb accommodation and hospitality, would highly recommend and hope to return. Found on-line I contacted the London office by E-mail and telephone to book. Extremely helpful and personal service. On arrival at the airport we were personally met by a taxi and taken to the wall (15-20s mins journey). We were then escorted through the amazing rabbit warren of alleyways to Riad Papillon (Bougainvillea room) to spend one night (the English owners have three riads and shortly a fourth). Arriving in the evening I had pre-booked a three course Moroccan dinner prepared in-house by their fabulous cook - a truly memorable meal. Everything was ready and the riad full of lighted candles. Next morning a fantastic Morrocan breakfast on the gorgeous roof terrace. On request we were taken to Riad Cinnamon to look around (this one consists of suites instead of rooms and is close by). Later we transferred to Riad Dar Habiba (Berber room) for two nights, also with a stunning roof terrace. Staff are English speaking and were on hand to offer advice and assistance. You are given a mobile phone to carry in case you get lost etc! They have internet and things like restaurant recommendations were really useful. I booked to use the small hammam at Dar Habiba and they brought in a lovely girl to do the washing and massage for a very reasonable charge. Not the cheapest option in Marrakech the riads nevertheless offered great value for money and inexpensive by British standards. It was much more interesting and personal than a hotel, clean, very friendly, slightly 'quirky' and very individual, the owners have obviously thought about little details (eg, there are books and dvds around for guests) food can be ordered to suit and freshly prepared straight from the market, complimentary mint tea brought without even asking. Perfect locations close to the main square. Note, wine is available but you can bring your own (bought at the airport in the UK). Thank you to all the staff (Yassim and Mustafa and colleagues).
Mar 2012
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Riad Zitoun Jdid House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 13 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Hammam ensuite - toilet , shower
    Berber room - toilet , shower
    Habiba ensuite - toilet , shower
    Nomade ensuite - toilet , shower
    Kouba ensuite - toilet , shower
    Koutubia ensuite - toilet , shower
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  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Hammam room - 1 double , single room
    Berber room - 1 queen , double or twin
    Habiba room - 1 queen , double or twin
    Nomade room - 1 queen , double or twin
    Kouba room - 1 queen , double or twin
    Koutubia suite - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Double / twin or triple
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks


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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Marrakech Menara
Nearest Beach
100 Miles
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

The rates are for the exclusive use of the whole house on a self catering basis.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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