double room with ensuite (can sleep 3)two double bedrooms on the first floor

Private room

12 Guests

5 Bedrooms

1 Bed

Private room

12 Guests

5 Bedrooms

1 Bed

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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.

The space
Bathrooms: 5 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 5
Beds: 1
Check In: 2PM - 6PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Private room


Extra people: $23 / night after the first guest
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The space

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.

Guest access

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.

The neighborhood

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.

Getting around

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.

House Rules
Not suitable for pets
Check in time is 2PM - 6PM

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.

Safety features
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

1 night minimum stay

62 Reviews

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Megan User Profile
April 2017
We loved staying here! We got in late after being caught in a storm, and the ladies were so sweet in welcoming us with mint tea and cookies. The dinner here (not included but well worth it) made for one of the best tagines we have had in our 10 months in Morocco. The views from the terrace were beautiful, the walk to the ruins was easy to navigate, and breakfast was delicious. We hope to be back!

Ryan User Profile
April 2017
To start with, Rose is a very wonderful host. She responded to my emails fast and was able to accommodate one more person to our group. Although the place was a little difficult to find (more due to me not doing my homework) a lot of locals are willing to help to show where the guesthouse is located. Everyone in Moulay Idriss knows Rose or Rosa. The staff are wonderful and everything about the place is just amazing! The details of the room including our room ceiling, the bathroom and the terrace with an amazing view of the town and Volubilis from the distance. We enjoyed the food and felt very relaxed and at home during our 2 night stay! Rose was more than willing to provide us information on everything and even had time to hang out with us on the terrace over tea/coffee discussing anything under the moon. Thank you so much Rose, do not pass the chance to experience Rose's place if you find yourself in Moulay Idriss!

Disa User Profile
April 2017
Absolutely lovely, both the guest house and the village. I cannot recommend this place enough. Rose has decorated a bright and cool guesthouse in the heart of the village. The roof terrace is amazing for chilling out and the food is seriously delicious. Relaxing on the terrace after a meal overlooking the neighboring countryside is just so peaceful and lovely. I recommend hiking up any of the neighboring hills, the nature around the village is amazing. We has some health issues that were handled really amazingly by Rose, by the staff at the guest house and by the staff of the local hospital. We felt safe, welcome and relaxed the whole time we spent in Moulay Idriss.

Rez User Profile
December 2016
100% recommended. Great location, great stuff/host. Very friendly and helpful. Made me feel at home.

Caitlin User Profile
October 2016
Moulay Idriss is a charming town. Volubilis is visible from the terrace and definitely worth a day trip and picnic. The local people are kind, the food is fresh and the nougat served at holy sites is especially good here. The real experience though is the host Rose. Her warmth, hospitality and knowledge is unparalleled. She has created a space that works harmoniously with the community, never seeking to displace what already exists but quietly enhancing with her ability to build relationships. Dar Zarhoune had a big impact on me - I continue to be inspired by what Rose has built and continues to build.

Aya User Profile
September 2016
Before heading on our trip Rose was very helpful in giving us a background on how to get to the location and gave us suggestions on how best to deal with our luggage. Rose was out of the country during our stay but her staff was amazing they provided us with a delicious dinner and breakfast on the terrace which had a breathtaking view. Rose's staff were kind and willing to answer all our questions about the city and give us an idea on the best sights and how best to get there. The location of the Raid was great, it was right in the town and getting around was super easy. Would recommend this Raid and this city to anyone going to Morocco, its beautiful and the people are wonderful! And if you are going make sure to watch the sunset at the town's view point (Rose's Staff will kindly guide you there).

Kaunteya User Profile
May 2016
We fell in love with Rose's place from the minute we walked in and were welcomed graciously by Fatima Zoahra with cookies and tea on the wonderful terrace. It has an epic view over the houses of Moulay Idriss to Volubilis, a vista in which one can lose oneself for a long time. The house is tasteful and minimalist with bright splashes of colour creating a sense of warmth, space and light. It's wonderfully cool and tranquil inside, in the hot afternoons and we spent our afternoons taking siestas. The dinner we had of the subtly spiced tagines on the terrace under the twinkling stars was one of the best we had in Morocco. We have to thank Rose herself who is a warm and caring host with many fascinating stories to tell, and also her team of gracious ladies who ensure that staying here is the perfect experience. We would love to go back.

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Fes, Morocco · Joined in August 2011
Rose User ProfileRose is a superhost.

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.

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