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Private luxury Riad with plunge pool in the Medina, Free WiFi

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 2,583 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Privacy & stunning design, a peaceful retreat from the Souk, sleeps 6 (3 Bedrm

Hidden away in an ancient alleyway of the old city in the prestigious Dar El Bacha district, lies a new retreat that offers escapism and privacy to the discerning guest. Minutes from the magic of the souks and the cities famed square Place Jamaa El Fna. Riad Zalia offers exclusivity and luxury. Renovated with passion and originality that harmoniously combines design, modern comforts and the charm of old riads. All rooms overlook the central courtyard where you can relax in the Bohu and listen to the refreshing sounds of the fountain. Relax on the large private roof terrace. Read, sunbathe or soak in the plunge pool. The upper roof terrace offers panoramic views of the Medina and the snow capped Atlas Mountains. By arrangement we can offer to meet you at the airport. Daily housekeeping is included in the price. Free WIFI throughout the riad.

Link to a video of Riad Zalia https://vimeo.com/32369330

House Keeper - Majda: Speaks English, French and Arabic

House Manager - Mustapha: Speaks English, French, German and Arabic

More Details

Property Manager
Joseph Sanderson
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
26 May, 2017

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Rahba Kedima in Marrakech

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2583 sq. ft.
  • 4 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bedroom 1 has free standing central bath with large wet room shower and wc. Bedroom 2 has bath with shower and wc. Bedroom 3 has circular shower and wc. Bathroom towels are provided
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , Travel Cot if required
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Master bedroom, with double bed has ensuite bath and seperate shower and WC 2nd bedoom has double bed and ensuite bath and shower and WC 3rd bedroom has two twin beds and ensuite shower and WC Hair dryers in each room
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Terrace
  • 6 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Stunning ground floor large central courtyard with fountain and bohu. Private spacious roof terrace with plunge pool, wooden sun loungers, covered seating /dining area and small kitchen. Upper terrace with panoramic views. Heating and air-conditioning in all rooms. Safe environment for children. Fantastic traditional meals can be made by Majda the housekeeper, and are paid locally.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(33 traveller reviews)

Brussels
5

Fantastic house, extremely well located

  • 5 of 5

We really had an excellent time at the Riad.

The weather was very nice, a little less hot the first 2 days but up to 35° C the last day of our stay (stay from 28/04 till 03/05).

The plunge pool beamen very very useful at that time ;-)

The house is extremely well located: not that far from the taxi drop off and very close to the heart of the Medina. Everything you need is there.

Decoration is very tasteful and the main bed room's bath room is very spacious with a large tub and a rain shower.

Majda is indeed a very good cook ! She made us some delicious tajines and pastillas.

We definitely recommand this house for people wanting to stay at the Medina with all the comfort and rest you need.

Nancy & Peter

  • Review Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
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5

Lovely Riad

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience staying here with our 2 children. Lots of space, well equipped kitchen and beds were very comfortable. The location is optimal being in the center of the Medina.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
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Manchester, UK
5

Exceeded expectations, has a real 'wow' factor

  • 5 of 5

We have used HomeAway for holidays in the USA, Barbados and Italy, all were fantastic. We were a little more nervous about Riad Zalia as we have never been to Marrakech and have no interest in slumming it. As others have said, the pick up from the airport worked great, (also one of smartest airports that you will see), and is only a fifteen minute drive to the drop off point. Mustapha is there to greet you to help with bags etc. and walk you through the alley ways to the Riad. If you have never been to this sort of place it is certainly different! What you realise after a couple of days, is this is one of the smartest parts of the central Medina. Immaculately clean, well policed and no hassle from street sellers.

After a five minute walk through a maze of alley ways we reached Riad Zalia, my fifteen year old daughter had the look of 'where have you taken us'. At the moment Mustapha opened the door all my fears evaporated, the lighting, the soft music playing, the Riad looked absolutely stunning.

It is so much bigger than the pictures suggest. We were a family of four with two teenagers and loved all the space we were afforded. We arranged breakfast for each morning which which we had on the terrace. Majda is wonderful, her english is great. She is discrete but very chatty should you want too. We wished we had done the cooking class earlier as it was useful to get a feel around the market and where to buy food.

Useful tips :- (we traveled at Easter)

a. the house has as many towels as you want to use.

b. there were no mosquitos

c. there are many many mid priced restaurants within walking distance

d. the Riad is part of a housing group who pay for the ally way to be kept clean and the security guard located at the end of the passage is paid for by them and you do not need to tip him, He will escort you day and night.

e. the street opposite the taxi drop off point has all the fruit meat and veg you need for cooking. The supermarket has a good supply of beer wine and spirits.

f. Mustapha can arrange for you to use the taxi driver when and where you need its just a call. He will wait for you while you go shopping.

g. Mustapa is your concierge who can sort, trips, taxis shopping, meal bookings he makes a real difference to your stay.

Imagine all the service of a hotel with maid and reception but in your own private house.

We often say we will come back to a place, but of course never do. Riad Zalia may just be the exception! Truly blown away.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Garmisch-Germany
5

Beautiful Riad!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Riad Zalia in December 2016. The property is a quiet retreat not far from the hustle and bustle of the Medina. The staff was professional and kept the house spic and span for us. We opted for daily breakfast which always included fresh squeezed orange juice and was delicious as well as reasonably priced. The house was impeccably decorated and Joseph was very efficient with great communication. I would definitely stay at another of their properties!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Beautifully decorated oasis in the Medina

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely time. We though Riad Zalia was beautifully decorated & provided a lovely peaceful haven for our trip.

We celebrated the birthday's of our daughters being 21 and 18. Majda provided a cooking lesson for our eldest daughter on her birthday and the produced an amazing meal which we all enjoyed.

It was extremely hot during our trip - well over 40 degrees most days. We did spend a lot of time in the plunge pool which helped us cool down.

The Riad was well appointed & the addition of hair dryers in each room was great with 3 women in our family. Its location was great for the Souks & Jemma El Fna square, we found the Moroccan people were friendly too.

The food prepared by Majda was amazing - she is a lovely lady & an asset to the Riad.

Mustapha was helpful organising trips for us.

The Atlas mountain trip to the Berber Village which Mustapha organised and accompanied us on was amazing - the scenery was stunning. We met with Saied - he took us all round the hillside village - followed by lunch in a local Berber house, followed by a trip to the lake, where we all had a paddle, before journeying back to Marrakech - a fantastic day out.

Mustapha also helped us organise a Quad Bike trip to celebrate our other daughter's 18th, many thanks to him and the Dunes & Desert team for an exhilarating and amazing experience - well worth it and would definitely do this again.

We would love to comeback to Marrakech and Riad Zalia would be our preferred property, but maybe when the temperature was a bit cooler!

We felt very at home in Zalia!

The Swift Family

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Provo, Utah USA
5

Great place, wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

We picked this place because we wanted something in the center of town and we were not disappointed. The house has a great location that is close to some great restaurants and shopping.

The riad itself was perfect. We stayed in several rentals during our vacation and this was my family's favorite place. The lowest level was pleasant and cool, the middle level had great bedrooms with adequate air conditioning and interesting furnishings and the roof was a great space to hang out and enjoy the sun. Everything is much bigger than the pictures let on.

The staff was very helpful. Mustafa was great at organizing trips and Majda made a great breakfast and did a great job cleaning the place. I wish we could have some more of her orange juice.

The best thing about the house was the location. My family - wife and 2 teenage girls - couldn't decide if we wanted a nice big house a little bit outside of town with a nice pool and access to other amenities or if we wanted to stay here. In the end we decided to stay here. It was a great decision. There were fantastic restaurants close by (recommended by Mustafa) and the souks and the markets and museums were all very walkable. At night when we would come back to the riad there was a security guard who would often walk us to our door through the maze of the neighborhood where the house was located.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Standard
6 Jan 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£440
for 2 nights
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£220
£1,350
 
 
Christmas
17 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£720
for 3 nights
From
£240
£1,500
 
 
Standaard
7 Jan 2018 - 22 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
£440
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£1,350
 
 
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2 night minimum stay
£440
for 2 nights
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£220
£1,350
 

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Pet Fee £20
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

1 to 2 Guests - Daily rate GBP 175- Weekly rate GBP 1,050
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