My partner and I went to Marrakech and stayed at the Riad Zam Zam for five nights as a treat for Valentines Day. We had the most amazing, wonderful time! Marrakech and particularly the Medina did not disappoint with its unique atmosphere which at times is really magical.
The experience of staying in a Riad in the middle of the Medina is one that will stay with us for a very long time. You are experiencing a taste of true Marrakech life, staying in close contact with families as they go about their daily life. Hearing the call to prayer, the sights and smells all add to the richness of the experience. As does getting lost! This is an almost inevitable part of visiting this wonderful place, and i must stress we never felt threatened or scared in any way, usually we would find a local landmark that gave us that sense of direction again - and anyway it all added to the fun!
The Riad itself is wonderful and has a real sense of atmosphere and warmth. The personal service is incredible and i cannot praise Mo, Marcus, Emma and the staff enough. Bedrooms and bathrooms have been designed to feel luxurious with wonderful beds that meant I had the best nights sleep in a very long time!
We ate at the Riad a couple of times and this again was a lovely experience, the dining room is very intimate and the food excellent. However i would also recommend sampling some food bought on the street - we had the thought that if locals eat the food then so could we...we had no problems. In fact speaking with locals about life in general added depth to our experience and I found everyone so helpful, friendly and willing to chat.
To summerise if you want to experience a really different culture only three hours away from the UK, then i cannot recommend Marrakech highly enough and after doing some research if staying in the Medina is for you, then you'll love Riad Zam Zam!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Zamzam Riad is a luxury boutique hotel and spa with concierge service, hosting 7 bedrooms and suites over the ground and first floor. A number of stylish French and Moroccan antiques furnish the bedrooms together with hand woven Moroccan carpets and artifacts sourced locally and globally. Come and taste our superb Moroccan and International fusion cuisine! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Zamzam Riad Hotel Marrakech
- Zamzam Riad Marrakech