Regal courtyards and sunbaked traditional houses, at Riad Zineb

Riad Zineb takes you back to the yesteryears of Marrakech; be it geometric carved doors, Fassi-embroidered curtains or pastries served in ceramic ware. Riad Zineb was once the home of Morrocan merchants. This explains the name of the old street- ‘Derb Chmaa’, translating to a candle in Arabic.

A swirl of ancient wooden doors leads you across different rooms. Daytime sunshine is best enjoyed at the outdoor swimming pool and a rooftop terrace with panoramic views of the surrounding Medina. Highlighting artisanal decoration unique to Morocco like zellige, painted and sculpted wood, and wrought ironwork, it’s almost like you’re in an ‘Arabian Nights’ story with colourful carpets, gold-framed mirrors, and magic lamps.

Riad Zineb
4.6
Based on 44 reviews
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Nazurah KhokharNazurah Khokhar
15:35 15 Feb 24
I stayed at this riad with my family and it was an incredible experience. The riad was very clean, quiet, peaceful, and beautiful! The staff were very accommodating and easy to communicate with. I highly recommend staying at this riad in the Medina!
MTB MoroccoMTB Morocco
22:26 27 Aug 23
My recent stay at Riad Zineb was nothing short of exceptional. From the moment I stepped inside, I was transported to a world of elegance and tranquility. The riad's stunning architecture, adorned with intricate details, provided a captivating blend of traditional Moroccan design and modern comforts.The hospitality extended by the staff at Riad Zineb was truly remarkable. Their genuine warmth and attentiveness made me feel like a welcomed guest in their home. They were always ready to assist with any request, ensuring that every aspect of my stay was comfortable and enjoyable.The rooms at the riad were beautifully appointed, exuding a sense of luxury and authenticity. I particularly appreciated the meticulous attention to detail, from the comfortable bedding to the charming decor that reflected the local culture.One of the highlights of my stay was the culinary experience. The riad's restaurant served a delectable array of Moroccan dishes that tantalized my taste buds. Each meal was a feast for both the eyes and the palate, showcasing the chef's skill in creating traditional flavors with a contemporary twist.What truly set Riad Zineb apart was its serene courtyard and rooftop terrace. These spaces provided an oasis of calm amidst the bustling city, making it the perfect spot to unwind, enjoy a cup of mint tea, and take in the breathtaking views.If you're seeking an enchanting escape in the heart of Morocco, I wholeheartedly recommend Riad Zineb. The combination of impeccable service, exquisite design, and a genuine sense of hospitality make it a haven that promises an unforgettable experience
Enrique SanchezEnrique Sanchez
09:37 23 Aug 23
My family and I stayed there for 5 days in August. The location is in the center of the medina, very close to the heart of the city. The Riad is perfect, not overcrowded, quiet at night and with the basic services for a good experience. The staff was charming and helpful. A very satisfactory experience. Thank you.
Eva LomeEva Lome
08:31 13 Jan 23
Nice Riad and very delicious breakfast.Hamza was super supportive and always available for us.Thanks to the whole team!Eva
A beautiful Riad in the heart of Marrakech Medina. The Riad is very authentic and charming. A peaceful place to relax.The staff is very friendly and makes you feel at home ❤️ Everyone is friendly and always smiling, and happy to help.My highest recommendation 👍Nice breakfast at the rooftop.
Shahbaz SaleemShahbaz Saleem
20:54 18 Jan 20
We stayed here in Jan. Riad style hotel, built around a central courtyard. All the staff really looked after us Londoners.Every need was accommodated for by the staff, especially Amin. The food was incredible.On arrival, staff explained the map of the Medina (old city), places of interest, what to avoid. Rooms are traditional Morroccan style decor, kept very clean.
Syed HussainSyed Hussain
23:50 25 Sep 19
Amazing Riad. Felt like home there. The room was large and cosy. The windows let in generous amounts of natural light in the morning. The courtyard was beautiful with a small pool and a really welcoming communal area. Staff are also very accommodating and friendly. Another Riad I'd definitely stay in next time I'm in Marrakech!
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Guesthouse
8 Rooms

What we liked the most

  • Enjoying stunning views of souks and minarets from the rooftop terrace
  • Taking a bicycle excursion into Marrakech
  • Distinct art styles, no room is like the other
  • Helpful hotel staff that plans different activities - you can go hiking at Mont Toubkal or get your dose of nature at Valley Ourika

Rooms Overview

Live as ancient sultans once did, amidst Aladdin shiny lamps, diva beds, lush carpets and so much more. Private bathrooms in each room, coupled with a range of services- massage and hammam rooms. Each of the 8 rooms open to a common patio, viewed through the windows.

Standard Room

3 guests View into the patio

Spacious and lavish at once, the standard room includes a double bed or two single beds.
The room also features sound-proof construction, air-conditioner, and non-smoking policy,

Superior Room

3 guests View into the patio

Quite regal, this room hosts an array of collectables, equally matched in its level of comfort. Perfect for a couple and accommodates a third person by the addition of a single bed with fancy wooden partitions-sliding doors.
The room also features sound-proof construction, air-conditioner, and non-smoking policy,

Junior Suite

3 guest + child guests View into the patio

Wrought-iron chests with wooden doors, a mini library, and vintage gold goblets at the Junior Suite make you feel like royalty. Located on the first floor, it holds either a double bed and single bed or 3 single beds.
The room also features sound-proof construction, air-conditioner, and non-smoking policy,

Services and facilities

Affordable
City-center
Eco-friendly
Winter sun
Air conditioning
Family rooms
Laundry Service
Non smoking rooms
Pool
Restaurant
Terrace
Wellness services
Wi-Fi
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Taste the flavors

Table d’hôte

Enjoy sumptuous meals at the terrace, prepared in the hotel’s kitchen. More traditional dishes can be ordered a la carte. Candied figs, fried almonds and dates in gleaming goblets, spiced tagine meat in special earthen pots transport you to the palaces of the Sultans in the bygone eras.
You can also enjoy Moroccan cuisine at Riad Karmela (part of Riad Zineb), located 100 meters away; Chef Saleh creates Moroccan cuisine with modern elements

Breakfast

Wake up to a decadent, buffet-style breakfast that highlights specialities- pancakes and bread, along with seasonal fruits, homemade jams and freshly squeezed juices.
Breakfast is served in the hotel’s restaurant or on the terrace

Focus on sustainability

Figs

Like the fig tree roots, the property is constantly addressing many sustainable tourism areas and excelling in most fields.

Sustainability comes as part of Dar Zineb’s DNA.

  • Even though sustainability was not trendy by the time the building was refurbished, the original 17th-century architecture helped to temper the air inside thanks to the thick walls, small windows opening to the patio.
  • Here we carefully manage to offer the best local experience through activities involving the neighbouring community and only local products are offered to the guests

Explore the location

Staying at Riad Zineb offers a head-start to reach Marrakesh’s wonders. Check out Jamaa El Fna Square and Koutoubia Mosque with dazzling minarets of 77 meters, an essential symbol of Muslim art. Stroll past colourful souks safekeeping treasures from past eras. Visit the Orientalist Museum, the Boucharouite Museum, and Dar Si Said museum that showcases wooden crafts and pottery. Enjoy a paperback in the expansive patio that is adorned with an array of orange trees.

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