What We Love
- A lovingly restored riad in the heart of Marrakech, with breakfast and perks for longer staysThe prime location – within strolling distance of the spice souks and Djemma El Fna square
- The intimate home-away-from-home feel, with only four rooms at the property
- Staying in a lavish, traditional riad, lovingly decorated and styled with impeccable taste
What To Know
- The riad's courtyard has a refreshing plunge pool
- You can arrange traditional Hamman and massage services
- The rooftop terrace is your spot for alfresco breakfasts and mint tea breaks
Positioned in the heart of the Marrakech medina, one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods, Riad Tzarra offers a particularly warm welcome (including mint tea and a handy map) within its carefully restored walls. The painstaking project of renowned architect Christophe Simeon, this gorgeous riad (a traditional Moroccan house with an inner courtyard) boasts a rich decorative style, faithfully following the intricate beauty of the original house, with thoughtful touches that enhance, rather than obscure, its historical features.
You’re encouraged to consider this riad your home away from home during your stay. All four of the bedrooms are designed in an imaginative style and overlook the secluded pillared courtyard, while the exquisitely furnished communal areas, including a high-ceilinged salon with an open fire, add to the mystical ambience. Unwind in the authentic hammam, or climb up to the terrace for a cooling aperitif, with the muted buzz of legendary Djemma El Fna square in the background and the heady aromas of the spice markets wafting over the rooftops.
Each of the four exclusive rooms here is individually decorated and richly furnished to capture the air of a specific region. Choose between Persia, Africa and Colonial, all of which have lovely en-suite bathrooms.
Taken in the bhou (salon) or on the rooftop terrace, a delicious Moroccan breakfast is included in your stay, with freshly squeezed orange juice, yogurt, fruit, a selection of breads and crepes with honey and jam. Enjoy light lunches and authentic, home-cooked three-course Moroccan dinners in the first-floor dining room.
Riad Tzarra sits in Marrakech’s quiet Kaat Benahid neighborhood, in the heart of the medina. It’s a five-minute walk from the Museum of Marrakech, Ben Youssef Mosque and the entrance to the souks, with the spice markets being the closest. You’re also a 10-minute walk from Marraekch’s vast central square, Djemma El Fna, packed day and night with food stalls and performers.
How to Get There
From the very first minute until the end everything was perfect. We felt very welcome and the place was perfect for us. We basically felt we were at home. We woke up with either the call for prayer or the little birds at the Riad's patio. We had dinner twice here and, arriving at the afternoon, and already smell the aromas of the food we were going to eat was really special. Imagine someone cooking specially for you as if we were family....thanks Nayma. Even for breakfast, the ladies specially cooked Moroccan dishes, and different every day. The mint tea after dinner was a relaxing moment and the orange juice made on purpose when we arrived after walking all day was delicious. All the team member were very polite, friendly and helpful. We particularly would like to thank Toni for his guidance and help during our stay. Congratulations to you all and keep the good mood and service.
I’ve just spend three wonderful nights enjoying the outstanding service and attention of Mohammed & Abdel and their staff.
Every morning there was welcoming wood fire in the breakfast room where Naima and Khadija had prepared their homemade treats.
Mohammed went out of his way to help me organise my daily explorations. I couldn’t recommend them highly enough and intend returning with my wife very soon.
We stayed at the beautiful Riad Tzarra, in the bustling Medina, for 5 night. The riad is a charming and calming escape from the Médina but only steps away from the most fantastic restaurants and culture of the old town. The whole team at Pure Riads were amazing bending over backwards to help us find our way or make a booking for a restaurant or taxi and providing excellent advice on trips. Mohammad recommend some amazing restaurants and the breakfast every morning was delicious in the beautiful setting. The hotel and staff made it a fantastic break!
Stayed here for 2 nights and it was amazing. Beautifully decorated and a true oasis in the in the heart of the Médina. It is walking distance to the major sites near the square. We arrived and were served Mint tea which was delicious. Mohamed sat with us and provided good advice on getting around, where to eat and bartering tips. We enjoyed breakfast in the beautiful courtyard of the Riad which was delicious and plentiful.
I recommend requesting for the Riad to organise a taxi for you from the airport as locating it for the first time on arrival to the medina may be tricky. After this we had no problems finding our way.
Book this and you will not be disappointed!!
Great location in Marrakesh Médina. Wonderful staff, great rooms, lovely roof terrace and really peaceful. A lovely tranquil place to stay within the hubbub of the Médina. Staff really helpful, which was important as this was a first visit to Marrakesh; hopefully it won’t be my last!