Riad Zarka

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

143 Derb Aarjane, Rahba Lakdima, Marrakech, 40008, Morocco
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Value Score Great Value!

Costs 59% less than similarly rated 4 star hotels

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  • Families90
  • Couples86
  • Solo0
  • Business0

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Riad Zarka and La Maison Rouge Marrakesh

by mitmorr

These are the two riads we have reserved for our trip to Marrakesh in March. Any opinions on these riads would be greatly appreciated. They just happened to have the right combination of availability, but any experiences with either riad would help us gauge our decision to stay there.

Travel Tips for Marrakesh

And yes, NEVER leave Morocco...

by Krystynn

And yes, NEVER leave Morocco without exploring the ancient capital city of FEZ.... That's me standing outside the Palace gates.

If you want to know more about FEZ, please check out my 'MOROCCO' travel page. Thanks!

Lovely food chic air conditioned surroundings

by 43beckos about Al Fassia

This restaurant is run entirley by women, with the only exception to this being the doorman. The decor is a sort of modernised Arabic theme, and is air conditioned, which can be a welcome relief.

For local style cusine, this place is excellent, with several different types of Tagine and cous cous on the menu, as well as mixed kebabs and other Moroccan specialities.

The restaurant also now has a licence for alcohol, despite what the guides say, and the wines are reasonably priced. If you like tangy whites try the local white called Medallion which costs 220 DHS, about £14.50

The restaurant also takes major credit cards There are two dishes i can personally recommend at this restaurant, the local soup ( starter )
which resembles a French peasent soup, but is served with a side order of Lime wedges and dates, strange combination but really works, and for main course ( which is huge so go easy on the starters ) try the chicken, chick pea and caramalised onion tagine, which comes with a side dish of cous cous.

This tagine is a delicious stew given added bite by the inclusion of the chick peas.

Had the orange salad for dessert, but this was nothing special.

Les Souks

by MM212

Situated at the converging point of many trade routes, Marrakech has thrived from its founding as a merchant town. Its souks are thus the largest in Morocco. While the entire Medina is dotted with interesting shops, the main souk area is situated between Djemaa el Fna and Medersa Ben Yousef, right in the heart of the Medina. It is divided into several souks, each with its own name and specialty product, and most of the merchandise is beautiful artisanal products of Morocco. For the first time visitor, the souk can be overwhelming. It is a labyrinth of narrow alleys, some of which are covered, with tiny shops selling clothes, spices, shoes, jewellery, and countless other items. The souk stimulates all the senses by its bright colours, fascinating sights, spicy scents, unusual noises, intriguing people, etc. Tourists are often approached by shopkeepers to entice them into buying, and after several discussions, it could get exhausting, so beware. It is best to allow oneself to get lost in the souk with no time constraints, for every shop will have something fascinating to examine. Making a purchase can be a fun experience as one is expected to barter heavily, often settling the purchase at only a small fraction of the original price. Ask for tea with mint, it could take a while... [take a look at the photos to see some of the colours!]

Les Bain de Marrakech - Day Spa

by sue_stone

After a couple of days exploring in exhausting Marrakech we were in need of some pampering and relaxation, so headed to Les Bain de Marrakech. This is a fancy day spa offering both traditional and not-so-traditional Moroccan treatments in plush surroundings.

Located close to the Kasbah Mosque, just near Bab Agnaou, Les Bain de Marrakech is an oasis of calm. We popped in after lunch one day and were able to make appointments for that afternoon, though it is advisable to book ahead.

Relaxing indulgences range from traditional Hammam treatments and bathing rituals, to massages and vitality treatments. Before and after your chosen treatment/s, you can relax on a lounge in the central (interior) courtyard and enjoy a nap or a mint tea.

We were keen to experience the Hammam, but there were no appointments available for the next few days, so we had a massage instead. I had the 1 hour 'Relaxing orange-flower water' massage and Alison had the 1 hour 'Stimulating aromatic toning' massage. Both were excellent - mine was so relaxing I felt like I was floating when it was finished.

Robes and rubber thongs (the footwear, not the underwear!) were provided.

Green Marrakech

by lucyt

"WORK IN PROGRESS"

One thing that often surprises people on their first visit to Marrakech is how green it is.
It's another of the fantastic juxtapositions the city offers.
Arid baking heat on the one hand and, on the other, lovingly tended green places.

Green places to see at the Marjorelle gardens with its great Museum of Islamic Art, Menara Gardens and the new park on Mohammed 5 Avenue - just past the Katoubbia Mosque.

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Address: 143 Derb Aarjane, Rahba Lakdima, Marrakech, 40008, Morocco