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Riad Zolah

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We booked 2 rooms last minute so we could be within the medina for the last 3 nights before returning to reality. The staff was attentive and welcoming. The rooms were well appointed. The food was delicious. The Riad is 10 minute walk from the main square from which we roamed the area. This was a great find and look forward to a return stay. There were some small issues in specific areas where repair was needed. But all in all, I would highly recommend.

So I am probably one of the rare traveller for this riad, a single, solo female traveller. I stayed here as my last stretch of my 10 days in Morocco, and wanted to treat my self to a nice few days prior to going home. The email correspondence prior to arrival and them being wonderfully accommodating to my requests and needs, staff who came to pick me up to the gate, allowing two friends of mine not staying to join me for dinner, the room and the food were all marvelous. Stunning room and delicious food, attentive staff. Then, few things started to, well, not go as perfectly. There were few things for the food. The menu we were sent previous to my arrival asking to reserve ahead if we were to eat included more dish than what we were served. Cous cous that was supposed to come with the main dish was missing. When I asked the super kind front desk woman the next day, informed me that that was an old menu that they haven't updated yet and that she was sorry. The dishes we did get were absolutely delicious, but there were mistakes there as well, such as having asked for all three kinds to share but only got two kinds, but since the 2 were delicious, not even a big deal - but, one we were missing was vegetarian. We asked for the soups, and we got the salads. Small things like that, but since it was so delicious, we didn't care too much! But, If you are asking for vegetarian meal, do double check. The bathroom sink, was not draining. Which was fixed the next day, but unfortunate. Note that the hotel is tucked deep in the side alleys away from the main streets of medina. If you are a couple then there's not too much worry I suppose, but I have lived and worked in some sketchy areas around the world, and I definitely did not think it was a smart idea for me to be walking home alone post meal the next day. I had a Moroccan number so I called them to see if someone could help meet me since I got ridiculously lost in the windy stoned alleys, no one answered. I ended asking another hotel staff because one man started started talking to me and followed me few streets - when I arrived to Zolah and the other hotel staff apparently asked our hotel staff for 20 dirham for having walked me, I was slightly scolded about not being able to find my way home. I mentioned how I called, several times throughout maybe a 15 minute span, and was told "we have other things to do, we can't be sitting around waiting for a call". This is also a same male staff, during breakfast the next day, gave me an unsolicited commented on my age (32) and 'single', and "needing to find a man". I booked a Hammam, which was amazing and relaxing - but when I asked them how long the package was when booking and was informed about hr and a half. It felt absolutely amazing, but it ended within the hour. I also realized I left my necklace in the spa earlier, so at very late in the evening, went downstairs to the security desk to ask if I can go in. He wasn't there, but when he did eventually find me roaming around the ground floor, was again grumpy, and as I asked him to allow me in to the spa (I did find my necklace, thank god!) kept on reminding me "it's sleep time" over and over. The breakfast of my parting day, I had spoken with the staff and checked out, paid bills the afternoon prior to streamline things, asked for a breakfast at 8:00, went down stairs around 8:05, then was asked if i wanted breakfast. So small things like that. I think maybe if I was here with friends and didnt have the attention span to notice things, it would have been ok. What was provided was amazing, such as the staff who came to meet me at the gate and helped me with my luggage upon my arrival, Khadija at the desk, food that was served and the masseuse at hammam while it lasted. The room was absolutely stunning, most of the staff was superb - but I will not stay here again. If you are someone with family, or only females traveling also, I'd be careful about what time I get out and come back. If you're a couple who wants to enjoy beautiful room this might be great for you.

I would have rated this riad higher but a couple of days before our arrival we called them to ask why they hadn't replied to our e-mails requesting transport from the airport, they replied that they hadn't replied because they no longer had our room available for one of the nights we had booked and offered us their other hotel which is about a half hours car ride from the medina, we refused this option and had no option but to accept a change of riad for one night as we were leaving for the airport the next day. I won't say this ruined our trip but it wasn't a great start as we wasted a half day getting to the other riad and waiting for the room to be ready and the same the next day when we returned so quite unacceptable for a 3 day visit. The location couldn't be better, a 5 minute walk to the square. The staff were very helpful and always accompanied us to the restaurants in the evening so that we wouldn't get lost. The breakfast on the roof was very good but the dinner we had on our first night was very average and quite expensive for what it was and this is a dry riad so no wine only water. Because of the problem we had with the room we wouldn't return here and actually prefered the other riad where we spent the one night.

We were three adults in this Riad, and the room was good for three. The place is very quiet and the roof terrace is stunning. The breakfast served was really lovely and abundant, with simple but delicious offerings. The staff were very professional and thoughtful. Highly recommend if you wish to stay in the Medina of Marrakech.

A quiet oasis with spacious rooms, beautiful roofdeck view, and special breakfast served at the roofdeck under the Marrakech sun. Strangely, there were not toiletries except for 3 bottles of lotion, sewing kit, and shower cap. Other than that, we loved the personal service, peace and quiet, and the privacy.

Staff and service - Excellent, we were given lots of info about anything that we asked about and even a mobile phone incase we got lost - nice touch! Breakfast - Fresh, tasty and high standard and baked breads etc were baked on site! Room and general cleanliness - Excellent What a great place to stay with a perfect location! Highly recommend Riad Zola.

Excellent location, very friendly staff, great breakfast, whole riad is amazing! Yes you need help with your luggage from old city walls, as cars can't drive into old city, but this is not a problem as the staff organised porter both ways. Would stay here again immediately! Thank you to all the staff, especially the kitchen for amazing food!

We stayed there for two days and loved it. Great location, the rooms were amazing, with air conditioning, breakfast was delicious taken in the rooftop, staff was friendly and very helpfull. Loved it !

This was a great spot to stay. The room was spacious, clean and comfortable. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed breakfast on the rooftop every morning and it was very delicious. After a long day of exploring Marrakech the pool was refreshing (although small). I would recommend.

4 wonderful day at Riad Zolah! Well located--very close (2 minutes) to the Hidden Garden a wonderful contemplative double garden in the midst of the medina. A fine home cooked meal our fist night, 4 great breakfasts on the roof top terrace; a plunge pool; a room larger than most double rooms in the US; excellent bed, a truly caring staff especially Abdul who went out of his way to make sure we were well cared for; and all with a decor to die for. What more could anyone want.

114-116 DERB EL HAMMAM , MOUASSINE Marrakech Marrakech

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Marrakesh Museum and Ben Youssef Mosque
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Onsite dining

Riad Zolah places you in Medina, within a leisurely stroll of popular sights such as Marrakesh Museum and Ben Youssef Mosque. This 6-room, 4-star riad has free breakfast along with conveniences like an indoor pool and a rooftop terrace. In the historical district, it's also near Jamaa el Fna and Almoravid Koubba.


Start your day off right with a free continental breakfast, served each morning from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or grab a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant.


All of Riad Zolah's 6 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including washers/dryers, iPod docks, and minibars. Beds sport Egyptian cotton sheets and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Safes and phones are also standard.

Property features

Riad Zolah offers an indoor pool, a steam room, and a rooftop terrace. Airport transportation is made easy with an airport shuttle (available 24 hours). The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to help secure valuables, and answer any questions about the area. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a business center.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

97.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 592 reviews