About This Listing
Enjoy Volubilis, Moulay Idriss and mountains from my sunny terrace, in the heart of Moulay Idriss Zerhoune. 20mins from Meknes and a lovely 1 hour walk to Volubilis.
An authentic, local moroccan welcome, in a traditional home restored by a kiwi engineer so you can enjoy your western comforts.
Dar Zerhoune is fabulous! A traditionally restored moroccan home, with an authentic, local moroccan welcome and western comforts. Your home away from home. From our two terraces you can enjoy views of Moulay Idriss, the mountains and the roman ruins of Volubilis. Perfect for relaxing, enjoying your dinner and watching the sunset. Just one hour walk to Volubilis from here (or ride a donkey!).
Dar Zerhoune is in the Holy City of Moulay Idriss Zerhoune, which boasts Moussems, local markets, roman ruins (including an aqueduct, roman baths with hot spring water), a main square where you can watch the world go by at the cafe's. Moulay Idriss is not full of tourists so you get to enjoy 'real morocco'.
You will be greeted with mint tea or coffee, breakfast is included as well as free WIFI internet. We have loads of local knowledge and travel experience as I am the first non muslim, western woman to open a guesthouse in Moulay Idriss. We offer traditional moroccan meals, and you can learn to cook in the community oven's, cook traditional breakfast breads or enjoy couscous with a local family.
Each ensuite room can sleep up to 3 and I have 6 rooms.
From Dar Zerhoune you can walk to the roman ruins of Volubilis, relax in the main square watching locals go about their day, shop in the souqs and experience Morocco without hustle bustle and tourists.
A double is 54 euros, single 34 euros. Children under 9 stay for free.
Internet, laundary (free), kitchen, moroccan salon, terraces
Interaction with Guests
I am often in Dar Zerhoune and love meeting my guests. In the lower season I do tend to travel. When I am not there my staff speak fluent english, french and arabic.
I love Moulay Idriss as it is peaceful, hassle free and a traditional and simple life. I hike up the hills, shop for fresh produce at the local market, chat to my neighbours, I laugh with the donkey owners and love having a mint tea in the main square watching the world go by.
Yes, grand taxi's and buses run regularly between Meknes and Moulay Idriss. All day, every day.
We loved the stay.
Great place very authentic.
The view from the terrace is incredible.
Had a tremendous couscous and nice breakfast.
A very positive experience.
Perfect location and hosts. So informative and welcoming. Great place we wish we could have stayed longer. Terrace is fantastic. Rose has thought of everything to make the stay comfortable. It's a great town and a great space. Would stay again in an instant.
Nos encantó la casa de Rose. No solo las vistas son espectaculares, también lo fue la atención. Tomamos una cenita estupenda, así como el desayuno; Rose estuvo disponible para nosotros todo el tiempo. Lo recomendamos totalmente si se tiene la intención de visitar Volubilis o simplemente, de pasar un tiempo de tranquilidad en Moulay Driss.
The perfect stay. Rose was more than helpful, and always responded quickly. The location was great. Our rooms were clean, well equipped, and comfortable. The staff is wonderful. Moulay Idriss is definitely worth a visit. The locals were super friendly and helpful. Volubilis is worth a half day, at least, to stroll and lay under the trees with a picnic. Get a guide!
Moulay Idriss is a great little town, great atmosphere, not too touristy, between some steeps rocks and the green plains (in february). The city on the hill is only accesible by foot and donkey. Dar Zarhoune is a great guesthouse. Even in winter there is warmth, great bed, and the rainy afternoon was filled with baking and a walk to the community oven. What can I say, Volubilis is a great walk, the Roman bath, the people... go there, and you will definately fall in love like Rose did, and her house is just the best!
Wonderful stay at Rose's...warm welcome on the terrasse, comfy room, delicious breakfast and dinner, and lots of helpful information. Thanks to Rose, Hajiba, Kalta and Fatima (and apologies for the spellings!).
I would highly recommend a stay in Moulay Idriss. Rose welcomed us into the riad, showed us our rooms, then arranged for a fabulous English speaking guide who walked us all the way to Volubilis, explaining both the town and the Roman ruins. Rose was right- he was an EXCELLENT guide. We ate both supper and breakfast in the b & b and enjoyed the introduction to Moroccan food as well as the insights into the culture and country provided by Rose. Rose also arranged for a driver to take us the back way to Fez, giving us a wonderful look into the amazingly beautiful agricultural life of Morocco. Thank you!
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About the Host, Rose
I am from New Zealand, currently living between Morocco and the UK! I love to travel, meet people, experience different cultures and the world.
I opened my guesthouse in 2007 as I loved to travel, and I loved people. It is in a lovely country town to allow people to experience real Moroccan life. I am one of two westerners living here and love the depth of life, and open heart, it gives me.