About this listing
Enjoy Volubilis, Moulay Idriss and mountains views from my sunny terrace, in the heart of Moulay Idriss Zerhoune. Just 20mins from Meknes, 1.5 hours from Fes and a lovely 1 hour walk to Volubilis.
An authentic, local moroccan welcome, in a traditional home restored by a kiwi engineer with western comforts. Like hot, hot water and good strong WIFI.
And Dar Zerhoune we support our local community by providing free veterinary care for the working donkeys in Moulay Idriss.
Dar Zerhoune is fabulous! A traditionally restored moroccan home, with an authentic, local moroccan welcome and western comforts.
Each room has an ensuite (with one room has a separate, dedicated, bathroom). Beds are soft comfortable mattresses (a find in Morocco) and we add to this with duvets, electric blankets (in winter) and hand made bed throws. We supply towels, shampoo's and soap in each room, as well as a hair dryer and heater (in winter).
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 westerner to open a guesthouse in Moulay Idriss. In our restaurant we offer traditional moroccan meals, lighter options such as soups, pasta, pizza and salads, and you can learn to cook in the traditional breads and cookies in our community oven's 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, take mountain hikes, relax in the main square watching locals go about their day, shop in the souqs and experience Morocco without hustle bustle and tourists.
Children under 9 stay for free.
Internet, laundary (free), WIFI, kitchen, moroccan salon, terraces
Interaction with guests
I am often in Dar Zerhoune and love meeting my guests. I do tend to travel and can let you know when you book if I will be there or not. When I am not there my staff speak fluent english, french and arabic and I am always available through Airbnb.
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.
Grand taxi's and buses run regularly between Meknes and Moulay Idriss. All day, every day. Or we can arrange a private transfer - just ask.
Moulay Idriss is mainly pedestrianised so use a donkey to carry luggage or to take you from Dar Zerhoune to Volubilis. We have bikes available for rent or just walk around the city on you own. Note - we are on a hill so there are a few steps.
Other things to note
I employ some great local women as my staff. They all speak fluent french and arabic and mostly fluent english. Please do engage with them as they are confident and vibrant and it is a great opportunity for my guests to meet some wonderful women in Morocco. They will be happy to assist you with anything you need.
Smoking is allowed on the terrace.
Check in is 2-6pm, unless agreed in advance (and this is not a problem)
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
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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.