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
Thank you for a fantastic stay at this beautiful Riad in the midst of Marrakesh old medina. The shock that awaits you when you arrive from the airport with taxi and are dropped of at the place Moukef on the outskirts of the old medina is like a slap in the face. Thankfully the Riad had provided someone to guide us through the the maze and hustle and bustle to the Riad. When you cross the door into the Riad Tzarra a fantastic breeze of tranquility will enchant you. The ambiance is of forlorn days and we got the treatment like the sultans. Breakfast on the roof terrace. Dinner in the “courtyard”, Hammam and massage. Thank you to all at the Riad who made this experience so wonderful, and a special thank you to the chef Naima which introduced us to some fantastic Moroccan dishes.
A woderful hidden gem in the bck steets of Marrakech within easy walking distance of the main swuare and the souks. The staff are so friendly and helpful. You must try having an evening BBQ on the rooftop as it is magical looking out over the city
Our stay in Riad Tzarra could not have been better.
The Riad itself is well appointed. Perhaps there are better (and more expensive) places to stay but the Riad has all the comforts you would want for a city break in the Medina (including good hammam facilities). All the rooms are well appointed and the terrace and inner courtyard are excellent places for meals in or relaxing.
The location is handy for the souks and restaurants in the medina.
We arrived to an excellent lunch on the terrace and I would recommend eating in: it is every bit as good as restaurants in town.
What sets this place apart is the home from home atmosphere and the unfailingly helpful and cheerful staff. Nothing is too much trouble and they kindly arranged both restaurant bookings, treatments and (recommended) a day trip into the mountains.
If you are planning a trip to Marrakech, make sure that this is on your list!