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“Great stay in the Riad Zarka” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Riad Zarka
Ranked #280 of 508 Hotels in Marrakech
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“Great stay in the Riad Zarka”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2007

We stayed in the Riad Zarka for 3 nights,beautiful Riad and within two minutes of the Souk.Don't be put off by the alley way leading to it -it is a bit grotty and dirty, but as soon as you walk through the door of the Riad its like a little paradise!
They have five rooms all with a different colour scheme all tastefully decorated by the owner.
The staff are very helpful especially Aziz. It is best to arrange a taxi transfer to the riad ,from the airport ,as it is very hard to find until you get used to the souk.
Overall a great stay and Marrakech is wonderful. Enjoy!

1 Thank optirec
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  • Sleep Quality
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Value
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2007

Booked Riad Zarka for a minibreak in beginning of feb 2007. It is VERY DIFFICULT to find, you will not find it on your own! It's down 5 pitch dark long back alleys and just a door with a tiny sign. Hence we asked the hotel to pick us up at the airport to avoid getting lost in the Medina. They FORGOT to pick us up, and we got ripped of taking a taxi to Jemma el Fna (Main square) and then spent 2 HOURS finding it lugging all our bags around the medina: At last had to pay some kids to find it for us, they made a big scene and wanted a ridiculous 100 dirham for the job.

As we arrived, the madamme said she had changed our rooms and gave us a different one to that we had booked. She just said "sorry, forgot eh!" about the missing pickup... Although our internet booking said 120 USD in total, she charged us 135 USD, but in Dirham. As this was february our room was freezing cold at night and the heating did not work/was not turned on.

It should in fairness also be said the breakfast was really good, all home made juice, jams, cakes, and the rooms vere also clean and well presented. All in all it was fairly good value. But the madamme running it was a bit arrogant and unfriendly. She even said "your first night is more expensive but since you are students I will not charge you more" although we had a confirmed booking with a fixed price!
If you want to stay here MAKE SURE you are picked up from airport, as you can completely FORGET finding the place on your own, it is simply not possible!

Stayed February 2007
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2007

A party of 12 ages 11 to 67 have just returned from a magical weekend at the riad zarka. We booked the whole riad to our self had 5 lovelly rooms very clean and colourfull lovelly courtyard and roof terrace to chill in great food and staff always there but not intrusive. I celebrated my 60 birthday here and Christine organised the whole thing food music belly dancers it was a magical night we will never forget nothing was to much trouble.The riad was a short walk to the djemma el fna the heart of the medina full of moroccan life and all the shopping alleys all around us it was our first visit to marrekesh and was all we expected and more it was a totally new experiance and we found the moroccan people welcoming.Our thanks to all at riad zarka for making our stay such a happy one and we hope to be back one day .

  • Liked — a nice small welcoming place just like home
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed January 2007, travelled with family
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Property: Riad Zarka
Address: 143 Derb Aarjane | Rahba Lakdima, Marrakech 40008, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Airport Transportation
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Ranked #280 of 508 Hotels in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Riad Zarka 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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