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

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


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

House Keeper - Majda: Speaks English, French and Arabic

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

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Property Manager
Joseph Sanderson
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2018


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

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2583 sq. ft.
  • 4 stories
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • town
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • 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 ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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
  • 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
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Terrace
  • 6 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • 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
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.


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Private luxury Riad with plunge pool in the Medina, Free WiFi
average rating of 4.9736843 based on 38 reviews
Paris, France

Very nice property in a good location.

  • 5 of 5

Clean and well appointed property. Overall it was a very nice stay. The driver was excellent picking us up at the airport and dropping us off as well as taking us on some excursions. He knew where to go what shops to stop at and set us up with the right people for guides. Mustapha was always available to help us arrange anything and with any questions. Majda cooked several breakfasts for us and a dinner when we arrived. She was excellent as well. Some things to note was that the Riad is a little off the main way down some narrow paths - never felt unsafe, and there was an escort person for night time. The rooftop dipping pool is not heated so we didn't get to use it as it was too cold. The TV only got news channels so entertainment was a little limited in that respect. Other than these few things it was a great stay and a comfortable place to hang out in the center of the action.

  • Review Submitted: 15-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, relaxing, spacious riad

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this beautiful riad in the medina. I stayed with my husband, and two sons (ages 9 and 11 years old). This riad is beautifully styled, clean, and spacious. The boys enjoyed the roof top terrace pool. The family enjoyed breakfast on the terrace every morning and a lovely dinner the first night by Mona. Our driver was gracious and friendly. He drove us to and from the airport, to the historial sites and the Berber village. Also, a hike in the Atlas mountains was a special treat. Thank you for a amazing vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent experience

  • 5 of 5

Riad Zalia was a great place to stay. Excellent location for both exploring the Medina as well as a jumping off point to see the city. The riad was as described - comfortable, clean, well appointed and upscale.The hosts recommendations in the welcome package were spot on. Communication was excellent from the beginning of the booking through our return home.

The true test of hospitality came when one us us took ill and had to go to the hospital. Mustafa was right there. He arranged a private car to come and collect us and take us to the Clinique Internationale. He then showed up at the clinic to see if he could help and assisted with the translations with the medical team. The following day he came back to make sure the discharge from the clinic went without an issue. This all happened on a weekend and during Ramadan when he should have been with his family.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: 06-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: 12-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Manchester, UK

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: 08-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Marrakech airport 10 minutes drive. Your contact while staying with us is Mustapha. He will meet you at the airport with a sign of Riad Zalia and your name. He will take you to the Riad where you will be greeted by the housekeeper Majda, who will offer you freshly squeezed orange juice or mint tea.

Other Activities: Shopping


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £50
Additional Guest Fee £10
Pet Fee £20
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

1 to 2 Guests - Daily rate GBP 175- Weekly rate GBP 1,050
We are also able to accept payment in EURO

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.