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“Just what the doctor ordered...”
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Dar Zemora
Ranked #80 of 502 Hotels in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 12 February 2013

My husband and I had a wonderful stay over Christmas at this small boutique hotel. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and it was just what we needed to recuperate from the pre-christmas madness! The team here are wonderful, always smiling and helpful and nothing is too much trouble. Our only negative was the massages. We opted for a couples hamman and massage and the masseuses were chatting and giggling the entire time which made our relaxing massage just irritating. I recommend splashing out and going for one fo the suites as they are both amazing. If you book through Mr and Mrs Smith you get a rose petal bath included for free which was a lovely experience.

Room Tip: La Perla has its own terrace but the suite on the ground floor is the one to go for.....
  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 January 2013

What a magical sanctuary Dar Zemora is. After the hussle and bustle of Medina it was always a pleasure to return to tranquility. The staff could not have been more charming and helpful in every way, they could not do enough for you without being intrusive.
The weather was beautiful, clear blue skies and clarity of colour. The venings were chilly so fires were lit in the rooms and small hot water bottles placed in the bed. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff. I highly rcommend Dar Zemora in every way.

Room Tip: All rooms are just delightful.
  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 8 January 2013

Another fabulous stay at Dar Zemora. Once you enter the gates and they close behind you, you can feel all your stresses and worries ebb away. Your greeted by their delightful staff who cannot do enough for you. We stayed in the Sahara Suite which is our favourite. The food was delicious and every meal was a delight, well done to Jamila (the chef) she never disappoints Youssef is the perfect Manager, he always knows when to be there and is full of very useful information.
Whilst its good fun to leave Dar Zemora (for a very short period of time) and explore the rest of Marrakesh it's even more exciting to get back to Dar Zemora with its peace and tranquility. Fantastic service every time, fantastic food and fantastic accommodation, Bravo to the owners!!!!

Room Tip: We loved the Sahara Suite
  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Shell687
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Reviewed 30 December 2012

I and my mother spent a week in mid Dec 12 at Dar Zemora. It exceeded expectations in every way. The decor is to die for. It is incredibly classy and sophisticated. A million miles from even a 5 star hotel, in that it has been so lovingly restored with amazing precision and expense. You marvel at all the detail. The surrounding gardens are a joy to behold, and the pool is big with very comfy loungers.
The best thing though is the attention of the staff. Nothing is too much trouble. They are kindness personified. Youssef, the General Manager, is first class and so are all the staff. You just end up hugging them! We had a wonderful couple of massages there too - very professional and top notch.
In mid Dec it is low season and it was quiet but it is a great time to go as the days were hot with blue skies (20-23 degC). Gets dark at 4.30pm and you then need a fleece. But your room will be lit with a roaring fire, tea and cakes served.... Bit like being in a ski chalet.
We ate at the Dar every evening as it suited us, but it is only 15 mins by taxi to the Medina etc.
It also suited us to be outside the hurly burly of the Medina; it was much quieter, surrounded by gardens and towering palm trees, orange trees full of fruit and flowers. We would go for an evening stroll in the Palmaraie every evening.
The food was all home made, fresh produce and delicious. We both felt the menu was a bit old fashioned, but the cook Jamila was excellent.
Altogether we would highly recommend this wonderful oasis!

Room Tip: Both suites in the main house are excellent. The ground floor one is very dark though and we had to...
  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 29 December 2012

Not our first stay, but 5 nights at the fantastic Dar Zemora should be medically prescribed! From the moment you are driven through the gates and Youssef greets you at the steps, the madness of the world outside just melts away. We stayed in the Perla Suite which is simply beautiful with an enormous private terrace. The attentive staff are completely unobtrusive and regularly anticipate your needs with a cool drink, or ask if you would like a cup of tea or coffee - just when you are thinking that's what you would like. The food is exceptional - we ate lunch in every day and dinner in twice and sent back empty plates each time. Everything is arranged for you, you only have to ask. Cannot recommend enough - we left Dar Zemora feeling completely relaxed and refreshed.

Room Tip: All the rooms are lovely and beautifully decorated with really comfortable beds - we have stayed in...
  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 December 2012

This large privately owned house , set in its own superbly kept grounds, was the ideal location for the last 4 days of our 3 centre Moroccan holiday, and we couldn't have stayed anywhere better than this really beautiful place. We dined in each night and the individual attention, combined with expertly cooked meals catering for our dietary needs was a fabulous experience. I must mention the house manager Youssef, who was just the perfect host..polite, ever-present yet not overbearing, he arranged everything for us from transport to and from the city to camel rides right from the front door!His caring professionalism was duplicated by the rest of the staff. Dar Zemora is a little bit of paradise on the edge of the intoxicating chaos of Marrakech. Lawrence of Morocco organised our entire trip , and our expectations were exceeded every time.....GO TO DAR ZEMORA, it's a must

Room Tip: Send a little more and book a suite
  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank ericholly
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Reviewed 6 December 2012

We won't go over the multitude of positive reviews that have been written about Dar Zemora bar to say they that we concur with all of them and more. The real gems of the place are the staff, starting with Yussef's calming management of the place, which filters right through to all the staff who go out of the way to ensure you are treated like a treasured guest in a very homely but luxurious boutique hotel setting. In particular, the Dar Zemora massaeur was excellent - probably one of, if not the best massage we've ever had; so please don't miss out whether or not you combine with the Hammam. Also, would agree with the former reviewer, that the lunch and dinner menus are as good as many of the restaurants outside, which is a great compliment to the Dar Zemora chef as well. To own/manage/be a guest at Dar Zemora is a privilege. We will be back!

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Address: Rue el Aandalib, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#19 Family Hotel in Marrakech
#32 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
#43 Spa Hotel in Marrakech
#60 Luxury Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range: £159 - £617 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Dar Zemora 4.5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in the Palmeraie area of Marrakech and set within 1 hectare of gardens. Large swimming pool. Traditionally built with some contempory features. Great space for a maximum of 14 guests. Many sitting rooms, Dining Room and Hamman on site. 4 Suites, 3 bedrooms. ... more   less 
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