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GORGEOUS 18TH CENTURY RIAD WITH POOL IN MARRAKECH MEDINA

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Peter Mercer

Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

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GORGEOUS 18TH CENTURY RIAD WITH POOL IN MARRAKECH MEDINA

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Sun terrace, plunge pool, log fires, A/C/heat, wi-fi, delicious cuisine

Situated in the heart of the historical Marrakech medina just 10 minutes from the main square of Jemaa el Fna, Riad Dar Zaman is a traditional 18th century Moroccan home that has been refurbished to create a luxurious guest house. Retaining many of its original features, the riad is tastefully furnished with rich local fabrics, African artwork, soft Berber rugs, pots and beautiful handmade furniture.

Our Marrakech Riad is available by room and is also perfect for families and small groups renting the whole riad as a quality private retreat.

Boasting four exquisite double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and air conditioning/heating, the queen-sized beds are heavenly; decadent lie-ins are mandatory! For friends travelling together, two of the rooms can be made up with twin beds. Both the salon and salle à manger have log fires, and a third salon is equipped with satellite TV. Wi-fi is available throughout the property.

The sun terrace is a wonderful retreat in the sun or shade, graced by swaying palms and perfumed by jasmine and orange blossom. Relax with a mint tea and relish in the magic of the call of the muezzin and the spectacular views across the Medina rooftops to the snow-capped Atlas Mountains.

We offer a high level of discreet personal service, including a comprehensive welcome brief and 24/7 concierge for all your needs in Marrakech. Our aim is to enable our guests to experience the “not for tourist” Marrakech, the Marrakech we’ve come to know and love over the last 5 years.

Our team will happily share their excellent knowledge of Marrakech with you – where to buy things and the prices you should pay, where to get the best spa treatments, where to take your cooking class (at Dar Zaman!), and where you can eat a tagine seated metres from a stunning waterfall in the Atlas Mountains.

A sumptuous breakfast is included in the room rate – a wonderful choice of fresh bread, croissants, pastries and crepes with honey and jam, yoghurt and eggs, served with freshly squeezed orange juice, tea and coffee.

Our housekeeper, Karima, has been feted for her delicious Moroccan dishes. Dining at Dar Zaman is a feast for the senses. Karima can make many favourite local dishes, such as briouattes, pastilla, lots of delicous salads (Moroccan salads are mostly cooked vegetables delicately flavoured with spices), tagines - chicken with lemon, lamb with prunes or figs, couscous dishes, vegetarian options...whatever you choose, you'll be in for a true gastronomic delight!

To read what previous guests have to say about us, please read our reviews on TripAdvisor.

Languages Spoken: An English speaking and English managed Marrakech Riad, we also speak French, Spanish and Portuguese.

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Suitability:
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Peter Mercer

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Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
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I grew up in the South East of England, lived overseas for 14 years and moved to Marrakech from New York City in 2005 to create what is now the wonderful Riad Dar Zaman.

Peter Mercer purchased this house in 2005

Dar Zaman is located in an historical area of the Marrakech Medina which is named after Mohamed Ben Slimane, one of seven patron saints of Morocco. The neighbourhood is mostly residential, charming and authentic. I came to stay here in 2005 and fell in love with the calm simplicity of the neighbourhood.

Dar Zaman is a magical 18th century riad in the heart of the Marrakech Medina that casts a spell on all who enter! It's hard to leave, it's so peaceful and cosy, you'll wish you could stay longer!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

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Reviews

Reviews for this holiday house rental in Medina, Morocco

Gorgeous 18th century riad with pool in Marrakech Medina
average rating of 4.75 based on 9 reviews
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Gorgeous 18th century riad with pool in Marrakech Medina
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Comments from Owner Guestbook

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 06-Dec-2007
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2007
johnny03, London Sep 13, 2007

The stay at the Riad was magical…step inside and this calm peaceful place greets you. It has been recently refurbished to a high standard…I felt so safe and at peace with the world…Breakfast was a joy…
Helpful votes: 18/20
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Gorgeous 18th century riad with pool in Marrakech Medina
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Medina Marrakech
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Beautiful Riad, Fantastic Customer Service

  • Review Submitted: 29-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
This was my first trip to Marrakech (went with the family) and I stayed one night in Dar Zaman and another two nights in another Riad elsewhere in the Medina. Dar Zaman was absolutely amazing. The Riad is well laid out, the rooms are functional and clean and, above all, the people running the place are amazing. Hassan, the day-to-day manager is very friendly and accommodating and makes you feel at home. He is also very knowledgeable about Marrakech, giving us useful advice and told us what was worthwhile seeing and what wasn't during our fairly short trip. He also entertained us with funny stories! We met the owner as well (Peter) briefly and he was also very friendly and knowledgeable. All I can say is that this Riad cares about its clients and does everything it can to make sure their experience is wonderful (and they succeed!)
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Gorgeous 18th century riad with pool in Marrakech Medina
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Medina Marrakech
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Stop looking and Book Here!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
I just left riad Dar Zaman and I can honestly say that this place has definitely got more than the perfect riad features. The wonderful Hassan welcomed us by saying "welcome home" and it really was not an exaggeration at the end of our short stay. Karima made us an amazing breakfast every morning and Peter is just a great host. He is a super star in Marrakech, everyone knows and respects him. We had lovely conversations and I felt
genuinely sorry of leaving the place. I do feel like I've got friends in morocco now.
The place is truly magic. This is due to its beauty but also because of the warmth of their welcome and their genuine, friendly service. If Hassan decides that he doesn't want to work there anymore, I'll go and take his job.
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Gorgeous 18th century riad with pool in Marrakech Medina
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p86428
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Medina Marrakech
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Fantastic

  • Review Submitted: 29-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
This really was a welcoming, warm, relaxing and lovely place to spend time in. Peter, Hassan and the rest of the staff couldn't have been more helpful and friendly. From the amount of time they spent making sure we were OK and offering us some very useful tips on where to go, what to do and what to look out for, they couldn't have been better hosts.

The riad is beautiful. Very clean, very quiet and extremely relaxing. We had a meal on our first night and the food was superb.

If you are planning a trip to Marrakech, I'd wholeheartedly recommend staying here. You really won't be disappointed. It's beautiful.
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Gorgeous 18th century riad with pool in Marrakech Medina
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p86428
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Medina Marrakech
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Hidden Gem you must visit

  • Review Submitted: 29-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
My wife and myself booked an 11 day holiday to Agadir but to break it up slightly we had two days in Marrakech. We are so glad we picked the Dar Zaman to stay in, as the riad is in the middle of the medina we felt we got the authentic Marrakech experience. We really felt that the whole riad was authentic from bedrooms with ornate shutters and black shower room to Moroccan wall hangings and carved wooden furniture. But the biggest asset is the staff team of Hassan the manager and Karima the housekeeper/cook. Hassan was full of information and tips and was always there to help with any thing you might want .Karima prepared us a beautiful meal on our first night which was the tastiest meal we had for ages and also Peter the owner,who was extremely helpful, was always on hand with hints and tips of what to do and where to go. All in all a great couple of days and I would recommend Dar Zaman highly to everybody.
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Location

Nearest Airport
8 Kilometres
Marrakech Menara (RAK)
Nearest Ferry
450 Kilometres
Tangiers
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Marrakech
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Targa
Nearest Beach
150 Kilometres
Essaouira
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Cafe Arabe
Nearest Ski
70 Kilometres
Oukaimden
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Royal Golf
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Kilometres
Dar Zellij
Car: not necessary

A centuries old English owned Riad in the heart of the Marrakech Medina, Dar Zaman guest house Marrakech is ideally situated within easy walking distance to the souks, hammams, Medersa Ben Youssef, Marrakech Museum, the main square of Jemaa el Fna and other main attractions, and just minutes from two top Marrakech restaurants, Dar Zellij and Dar Yacout. Tucked away at the end of a peaceful derb (cul-de-sac) away from the regular tourist trail and street noise, Marrakech Riad Dar Zaman is a true oasis of calm and serenity. The Riad is easily accessible by taxi, and secure parking is available just two minutes away.

Golf: There are numerous golf courses in Marrakech.

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Availability & Rates

Rental rates for this holiday house in Medina, Marrakech

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rental Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate Minimum Stay
 
Base Rate
£75
1 night
 
 
End of Year
20 Dec - 5 Jan
£93
2 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Rental rates provided are for ONE room based on double occupancy. We operate as a hotel, so you can rent individual rooms or book exclusive use of the riad. For rental of the whole riad please contact us for the rate.

Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Medina in Marrakech

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guest House
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
Location Type:
  • city centre
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • La Douiria - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    La Baignoire - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    La Carbone - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    La Terrasse - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • All bathrooms are finished in tadelakt, and are fitted with sink, toilet and shower. In the case of La Baignoire, the bathroom has a large tadelakt bathtub also with shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • La Douiria - 1 Large Double Bed
    La Baignoire - 1 Large Double Bed
    La Carbone - 1 Large Double Bed
    La Terrasse - 1 Large Double Bed
  • We have four magical en-suite bedrooms at Marrakech Riad Dar Zaman with en-suite bathroom, air conditioning and heating. The beds are queen sized, and dressed with quality linens. Each of them has a unique feature, all of them are equally charming. La Douiria has its own log fire, La Carbone has a balcony overlooking the courtyard. La Baignoire has a bathtub, and La Terrasse is located on the sun terrace, with the roof garden just outside.
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • Daily Maid Service
Attractions:
  • museums
  • water parks
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
  • gambling casinos
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • water tubing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • whitewater rafting

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