Dar Zelda is an early 19th-century wealthy merchants' house. In the New Moroccan Style,the riad mixes pure design and traditional-artisan woods, forged iron and silks. A sublime paradise amidst the thrill of the city! 9 suites and double bedrooms.
Grand historical suite king-size bed + 2nd bedroom with queen-size, fireplace, 18th-century splendor...magnificent!!
Dar Zelda is a grand and lovely riad('house-garden') in the heart of the historic city center of Marrakesh. The riad boasts 4 double bedrooms, 3 junior suites and a large historical suite, La Douiria(70 square metres-2 great double bedrooms-a beautiful 19th-century salon with cuppolas and frescoes-and a monumental bathroom/dressing). The riad is in a perfect location, just next to restaurants, museums and the souks(bazaar). Dar Zelda has a small heated pool(30° celsius) and incredible terraces overlooking all the city and the snow-capped Atlas Mountains. The riad has a 5-person staff: butler, excellent cook, maids, chauffeur and your English-speaking host/owner, Michel
All guests have access to massages, excursions, free Wi-Fi throughout, chauffeur, 24/7 room service. Non-smoking rooms available, fire extinguishers on every level, fine dining in-house, full bar, fireplaces in every suite, large screen tv satellite.
Interaction with Guests
Your host, Michel, is a veritable fountain of great knowledge of the city: the trendiest, best restaurants, the most romantic venues, excursions, guided tours, rental cars, reservations for spas(we are inaugurating our own adjacent to the riad late September 2014)
The riad is located in the oldest quarter of the Medina(historic center), the neighborhood of the great foundouks: caravenserails or inns used by travelers on the Silk Roads of Africa in centuries past. Great auberges with immense courtyards and columned porticoes. The riad is just next to the Medersa Ben Youssef( a must to visit;in all the guidebooks) and the Museum of Marrakesh.
Right in the heart of the Medina, Dar Zelda is in walking distance to all the city's monuments, gardens, restaurants, souks. Just a 10-minute small taxi ride to the Majorelle Gardens, the new city, Gueliz, and the breath-taking Palmeraie(fantastic for golfing!)
Other Things to Note
Dar Zelda has so many return clients doubtless because Michel, your host, is so good at his vocation, having been born in a hotel on the coast of Brittany in France. You will fall in love with Dar Zelda, the same way you will definitely fall in love with Morocco!
We want you to feel at home at Dar Zelda. You can take breakfast as early or as late as you wish. You can enjoy a typical Moroccan, English(with eggs/omelets) or continental breakfast. Beverages such as coffee, mint tea oand orange juice are served free throughout the day.
Hello everybody! I was an exchange student to Britanny in France when I was 16, and never came back home to the states, having fell in love. I spent 2 1/2 years at the American University in Paris, 1 year at l'Universite de Versailles, studied auctioneering at Sotheby's Paris, then graduated in French and political science at the College of Charleston in SC. I worked in a famous French night club, Le Calao, for 9 years as manager, then bought and renovated this riad in Marrakech in 2001, one of the very first boutique hotels in the 'red city'. I adore Marrakech every day more, for its vibrance, colors, perfumes, cuisine, and its amazing Bedouin hospitality. This desert magical city has now stolen my heart. It will do the same for you!