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.
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Riad Tzarra is an elegant, tranquil idyll in the heart of Marrakech, with charming staff for whom nothing is too much trouble. The bedrooms are beautifully appointed, the Moroccan cuisine was delicious and the masseur and hammam were heavenly.
I would return in a heartbeat.
This riad is exceptionally stunning, the level of detail gone into preserving the original features makes it a truly special place. Not to mention the staff and owner are so friendly and helpful, nothing was too difficult with our ever changing dietary requirements and assistance in booking activities and restaurants.
We had a lovely long weekend away and spent most of the time relaxing but also ventured out for some evenings.
I will be back in October to book try out on of the other riads.
We stayed in this Riad for 2 nights.
The owner was extremely helpful, courteous and exuded traditional moroccan charm.
Deliciously prepared dinner and breakfast. Promptly served.
The place is scrupulously clean and well maintained
limited seating. There was only one dining table.
Low water pressure, old fittings, no shower curtain, dim lighting
Owner was reluctant to share WIFI pass word. He would prefer to enter into the device
A fairly long walk from the car. Approach is through narrow dirty lanes and leads to a very crowded market place
Weigh the pros and cons and decide what is best for you.
What a magical place. Four couples stayed at the Riad Tzarra for three nights after a hike in the Atlas. We enjoyed the hospitality and pampering of the local staff. They took extra care of us, always helpful and friendly. The rooms are just magical, very spacious and comfortable. Beautiful breakfast was served by the fire and we had the best Moroccan dinner made by Naima. We recommend this tranquil and unique Riad for those who like to fully experience Marrakech.
We had a wonderful week in this beautiful Riad over Christmas. Fabulous breakfasts, lovely fires and superb staff. Thanks to Mohammed's marvellous map we didn't get lost once! Great recommendations for sights and for restaurants.