Appealing authenticity and a contemporary flair collide in this former-fortune teller’s abode, Zamzam Riad & Spa

The Zamzam Riad Boutique Hotel poses the ultimate snapshot into this Moroccan utopia. Lain in the vibrant heart of vivacious Marrakech, towards the northern stretch of the Medina, the hotel poses a reprieve from the city buzz. This traditional riad offers visitors a chance to marvel at the modern-day luxury and teeming traditional charm, with both opposing features fringing throughout.

From the marble bathrooms and Moroccan antiques to the handwoven carpets and ethnic art pieces, each individual space has been idiosyncratically curated to appease all the senses. Get pampered in the hammam, refresh yourself in the plunge pool, or indulge your taste buds in the array of palatable plates and traditional Moroccan cuisine.

Dotted with divine details and intricately intimate spaces, the experience in this boutique hotel is further ameliorated by the panoply of features. Enjoy a novel under the palm-shaded courtyard, or peruse the undulating mountain tops from the terrace during the heat of the summer. And in the cooler months, get cuddled up by the fireplace and bask in the beauty of the star-filled sky. The Zamzam Riad offers the ultimate snapshot into local living, elevated on a lavish level.

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7 Rooms
  • Taking a dip in the steam bath after a relaxing massage in the hammam
  • Relishing in the combination of locally-grown ingredients over lunch in the courtyard
  • Peering out over the Atlas Mountains from the comfort of the shaded sun loungers
  • Basking in the serenity and star-gazing from the rooftop terrace at night
  • Conversating over a colourful cocktail in the Moroccan sitting room

Rooms Overview

Dashed with intimate details and luxurious finishes, traditional Zamzam Riad offers high-end boutique hotel suites that seamlessly tie it all together. From the Egyptian bed linen and antique carpets to the sumptuous sofas and array of artisan touches, every last inch of this Moroccan edifice is a hotel connoisseur's haven.

Berber Suite

3 guests One-bedroom suite View into the patio

Replete with coloured tilework, luxurious bedding, curtain-draped windows, pistachio-painted, curved walls, and a lavish seating area, this suite serves as a respite from the bustling city life. Peer out the grandiose windows and bask in the cool shade provided by the courtyard’s palm tree.

Harem Suite

2 guests One-bedroom suite

Cosy finishes fringed by warm tones make this suite all the more special. This intimate environment features velvet curtains, a hand-woven Berber tribal rug, a traditional Moroccan lantern, and a seating area that is sure to spark all the romance.

Palm Suite

2 guests Balcony One-bedroom suite View into the courtyard

Etched with golden decorative details, rich red features and black undertones, this space is dramatic, dynamic and sumptuously romantic. From the marble bathroom, traditional lanterns and the wooden balcony, guests can expect nothing short of sheer paradise.

Rose Suite

4 guests One-bedroom suite View into the courtyard

Luminous lighting interplays with the wealth of white and beige tones, offering an airy, light ambience. Peruse the interplay of the courtyard’s light from the grandiose windows, get refreshed under the rain shower, or share a traditional Moroccan tea in the seating area.

Hagar Suite

2 guests One-bedroom suite

Get immersed in the eclectic fusion of French, African and Moroccan features in this suite. From the unique lanterns and delicate antiques to the marble bathroom and traditional, Moroccan vaulted ceiling, soak up all the sights and serenity.

Isaac Suite

2 guests Connecting rooms option One-bedroom suite

Rose-tinted, velvet curtains, apricot tones and golden details meld together to create an airy ambience that can’t be matched. From the lush furnishing and ornate chairs to the Berber carpet and walk-in marble bathroom, elegance reigns throughout.

Ismail Suite

2 guests Connecting rooms option One-bedroom suite

For a dive into the traditional realms of Moroccan life, this suite is your best bet. Dashed with luxe furnishing, velvet drapery, a marble bathroom, and an awe-worthy Moroccan vaulted ceiling, this suite oozes charm and luxury.

Services and facilities

City-center
Heritage
Spa
UNESCO Site
Winter sun
Air conditioning
Bar
Concierge
Dining on demand
Family rooms
Hammam
Laundry Service
Non smoking rooms
Parking
Pool
Restaurant
Spa
Terrace
Wellness services
Wi-Fi
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Taste the flavors

Delectable dining experiences

Honing in on seasonal, traditional Moroccan meals, the Zamzam Riad Boutique Hotel offers a dining experience sure to captivate all your senses. The ingredients are sourced from their very own vegetable garden, olive groves and citrus groves that lie in the outskirts of Marrakech. Satisfy your taste buds knowing that each palatable plate is rich in organic, locally-sourced ingredients that support sustainability. Enjoy a Moroccan-style lunch in the comfort of the courtyard, or bask in the snow-capped mountain vistas over dinner on the rooftop terrace. Every day at 4 pm in the courtyard, guests are invited to bask in the flavours of homemade pastries and traditional Moroccan tea.

Start the day with a divine breakfast

The Zamzam Riad Boutique Hotel is home to an enticing breakfast spread that’s sure to fill you up. Enjoy the organic jam spread over crunchy bread, devour a Moroccan pastry, or keep it simple with some yoghurt and locally-grown fruit. For something a little different, try out a traditional egg tagine, a Bissara soup or a Berber porridge.

About sustainability

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

  • The building features a traditional design and structure that supports sustainability.
  • The Zamzam Riad has a vegetable garden, as well as various citrus and olive groves just outside the city. The team works tirelessly to cultivate organic produce from their own garden, or from other local markets, which helps support the local community.
  • The boutique hotel works with the surrounding community to provide itineraries and experiences within Marrakech. From the Sahara Desert tours and Mount Toubkal hike to the yoga retreats and exhilarating day trips, there is something for everybody.
  • All toiletries are locally-made and organic, therefore helping the local businesses to thrive and to nourish your body properly.

Explore the location

Sitting on the northern side of the Marrakech Medina, the boutique hotel offers prime opportunities all-round. Discover the nearby Marrakech Plaza, head into the Majorelle Gardens, or check out the Souk of the Medina. Hop on a bike for a different perspective, embark on a camel ride in the palm grove, or get comfy on a horse and carriage through the city. Discover 8 must-do experiences in Marrakech.

Explore the location like a local!

Located close to the airport, the Zamzam Riad additionally offers an airport shuttle to help make things easier on your trip. The staff can help you with public transport, as well as organising car hire.

Book a trusted local driver for your transfer to and from the hotel, and introduce you to the destination, pre-order travel essentials, and get all your questions answered before or during the trip. Choose the stops, visit the attractions, and don't waste any time waiting. We‘ve partnered with Welcome Pickups, the first company to deliver a holistic, in-destination travel experience.

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