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“An amazing place, so glad I stayed here!”
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Riad Zinoun
Ranked #255 of 500 Hotels in Marrakech
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Kolda, Senegal
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20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“An amazing place, so glad I stayed here!”
Reviewed 30 January 2014

I spent two nights at this beautiful riad and it was wonderful. M. Zinoun made us feel so at home - as soon as we checked in we were served Moroccan mint tea and biscotti, and we spent 20 minutes with him asking questions and going over a map of the city. The rooms are quite comfortable, and the breakfast that is included was very nice. You can relax on the terrace that overlooks the city's rooftops, or hang out in the central lobby area that is beautifully decorated. You can access wifi from your room, and everyone who works in the riad is so helpful and pleasant. Plus, it has a great location, being just a few minutes walk from Jemaa El Fna square but down a quiet street, away from the bustle. I highly recommend staying here.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Dubai
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Reviewed 28 January 2014

It wouldn't be the most fancy place you stay in, but at the price, you should not expect super fancy. What they lack in fanciness though they make up in extremely efficient and friendly service. For example, we were one night so tired of going out, that we asked them to prepare for us a menu for 2: couscous home-made, with all the starters also home made, fit for a king and at reasonable price. Highly recommended only because of the homey, great service. Oh yes, and it is very centrally located.

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed 19 January 2014 via mobile

This Riad is perfectly situated in close proximity to all of the action in the Jemaa El Fna. We arrived in Marrakech in the late evening and had arranged for a hotel transfer. The driver was waiting for us once we made it through customs and got our luggage. One important thing to think about is money. When we arrived the airport ATM machines were already closed. It would be smart to at least have some Euros because they do take those in Marrakech along with the local Dirhams. We were taken into the main area of Marrakech and then met by someone from the Riad to take us back. I am SO thankful for that as it was dark and very confusing so it would have been a huge challenge to find the Riad on our own. Once we got in we were welcomed with Mint Tea (SO GOOD) and cookies. We learned once we arrived that they only took cash so make sure you have at least enough money for your first nights stay. We thought we could use a credit card so we were surprised about having to pay cash. This was also concerning because we didn't have any local money. The Riad was great and we worked it out with no issues. The first morning we had a nice breakfast and went to explore. Our room was great and had a nice working shower and warm water. We stayed in two different rooms and our second room had a broken shower head but we did not care much since we had just come back from a 3 day camel Trek and just needed to shower! The staff was very friendly and helpful even with our extreme lack of French or Arabic language abilities. I would recommend having them arrange a guide for your first exploration out into the city but overall we were very happy with our stay. It felt more like we were staying at a friends house than a real hotel. They also do have plenty of bottled water for sale so no need to worry about that! We would stay here again also due to the great location. They are truly right around the corner from the main square. This is SO important since it can be really easy to get turned around when in the alleyways. If you are looking for quiet, good location, and a friendly staff this is your Riad!!!

Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2013

The location is what sets this Riad apart. You are very close to the main square which is the center of everything. The Riad was easy to find you way back to also, very important in a place like Marrakech. (The owner has cards printed to remind you of directions in case you forget.) The over went out of his way for us too. The breakfast is traditional (bread and toppings) with no eggs or any meat, but a good beginning to the day. My five start rating is based on the location and price - very good value for the money. As mentioned else where, you must walk in from where the taxis drop you so I would recommend arranging transport from the airport through the Riad.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 September 2013 via mobile

What a really lovely place. Only 3 or 4 minutes from one of the worlds best known attractions Djemaa El Fna.Traditional Riad with rooftop terrace. Friendly hosts. Traditional breakfast.
We were awoken at dawn by the call to prayer from the nearby Mosques. Really really quiet place with lovely clean rooms en suite. Just great.
Very reasonable considering the location.

  • Stayed September 2013
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London, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 June 2013

I am so pleased I choose Riad Zinoun for my stay in Marrakech. Its the first Riad I have stayed in. You would never think this Riad is right in the heart of the busy Medina, Its so peaceful and quiet and a good retreat to get away from the busy square when you need to. Mr Said Zinoun was very welcoming and he made me feel like it was my home. The main reason I stayed at Riad Zinoun was for the tadelakt course which is a 2000 year old ancient waterproof plaster. It has been a life changing experience completing the tadelakt course and the visit to Marrakech in general. I would like to thank mallam (master craftman) majid who is a very talented teacher and I really enjoyed and feel honoured in learning his ancient techniques. Sarra who was the translator on the course is an amazing person with her peace and love personality. She was very helpful and always at hand when I needed help or information. The food was outstanding and everyday was something different. In the warm evenings it was nice to retreat to the balcony where it was very peaceful. If you are coming to Marrakech for the first time, then you have to stay at Riad Zinoun!! Thank you

Stephen (tadelakt company, UK)

Room Tip: I stayed in Noisette, right at the top. The room is large and the colours within the room are very w...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 22 June 2013

beautiful riad,the room are clean and tidy, and the warm and helpful staff was the thing that made us to came back at the end of the trip just to say hello again.
the location is perfect, 2 min walk from the Jamaa el-Fnaa,fills safe and relax.
recomended at all catagoris!!!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Riad Zinoun
Address: 31, derb Ben Amrane | Riad Zitoune Kedim, Marrakech 4000, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#123 Family Hotel in Marrakech
#139 Spa Hotel in Marrakech
#150 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Riad Zinoun 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hostesses will welcome your in their house and will make sure that you have a lovely time during your staying. Each client is unique and we want to realize all its wishes. After walking in the charming little paths of the historic city, you will enter an authentic place to delight you. Passing the door, you will see a ravishing patio with an open-sky and bright arches. You will also discover magnificent doors with soft colors. This place will brings you the fresh shade you will need during the torrid summers in Marrakesh. The poesy of this home awakens, during a moment, the desire of a timeless life. The historic tradition is a testimony of a lifestyle, the harmony of the Moroccan architecture being the most important characteristic. ... more   less 
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