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Dar Zelda-New Arabian Chic

SuperhostMarrakesh, Marrakesh-Tensift-El Haouz, Morocco
Room in bed and breakfast hosted by Brandon
16+ guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
Clean and tidy
6 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
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100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Dar Zelda is an early 19th-century wealthy merchants' house.The riad's design is in the New Moroccan Style:a subtle mix of pure architecture, sleek lines and artisan-crafted woods, forged iron and silks.Eclectic antiques,beautiful rugs and fine furnishings from non-conformist artists. 1100m2. Heated pool and large, new equipped fitness room. At the Riad Dar Zelda the superb level of calm,service,food and environment has all been transposed on a magic carpet to Marrakesh!

The space
In 2001 Brandon and Michel were looking for a holiday home and walked into the almost ruined courtyard of one of Marrakech's formerly great private homes. Nearing
dusk and with the sound of the muezzin's call to prayer echoing in the air, they instantly fell in love with the atmospheric house. They soon realized that their holiday home was going to be so much more.
Dar Zelda is a beautiful 'riad'(house garden) in the historic city center of Marrakech.The Vegetale double bedroom offers a queen-size bed, large bathroom in zelliges(tiles) from Fez,balcony overlooking the garden-courtyard.The riad is in a perfect location, just next to restaurants, museums, and the 'souks'(market/bazaar). Dar Zelda has a small heated pool(30 degrees celsius) in the planted patio and a large, roof-top jacuzzi amidst incredible terraces overlooking all the historic city and the snow-capped Atlas Mountains. The riad has a 5 person staff: butler, excellent cook, maids, chauffeur and your English-speaking host and owner, Michel. Free Wi-Fi, satellite flat-screen tv's ,fireplaces in every bedroom,soft 900 thread-count bed linens,a library, full-bar,massage rooms, restaurant-quality dining prepared by our chef, Majda. The riad is 10 minutes by foot to the famed Place Djemaa El Fna, 2 minutes to the souks. Just 10 minutes by small taxi or our chauffeur to Yves St Laurent's Majorelle Gardens or to the prized golf courses: Golf Royal, Al Madden, Amelkis. This year we are hosting YOGA retreats for the weekend or a week! Please inquire!

Guest access
All guests have access to massages, excursions, chauffeur, 24/7 room service. Non-smoking rooms available, fire extinguishers on every level, fine dining in-house, full bar, fireplaces in every bedroom/suite, satellite tv. NEW large, equipped fitness room perfect
for YOGA!

Other things to note
Dar Zelda has so many return guests doubtless because Michel, your host, is so good at his vocation, having been born in a grand hotel on the southern coast of Brittany, France.

Because our lives are increasingly time poor as the world keeps getting busier. And while we’ve seen Marrakech grow and expand over the years since we opened - donkeys and carts replaced by scooters that buzz and smartphones that ping - the Medina is also immutable: ancient, atmospheric and inspiring. We want you to make the most of that while you’re here.

You’ll find spaces around Dar Zelda to relax in so please do make the most of them to read, sleep or sip a mint tea and listen to the muezzin’s call to prayer as the sun sets. Then, once your energy levels are reset, we urge you to venture out a little further and see what you find - or finds you - in the exciting, beautiful city of Marrakech.
Dar Zelda is an early 19th-century wealthy merchants' house.The riad's design is in the New Moroccan Style:a subtle mix of pure architecture, sleek lines and artisan-crafted woods, forged iron and silks.Eclectic antiques,beautiful rugs and fine furnishings from non-conformist artists. 1100m2. Heated pool and large, new equipped fitness room. At the Riad Dar Zelda the superb level of calm,service,food and environment…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Amenities

Hot tub
Wifi
Dryer
Cable TV
Laptop-friendly workspace
Hair dryer
Breakfast
Iron
Hangers
Pool

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Marrakesh, Marrakesh-Tensift-El Haouz, Morocco

The riad is located in the oldest quarter of the Medina(historic city center), the neighborhood of the Great Foundouks: caravenseries/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), the Maison de la Photographie and the Museum of Marrakesh. There is a great, not too pricey spa, Le Spa Farnatchi, at just 100 metres from Dar Zelda.
The riad is located in the oldest quarter of the Medina(historic city center), the neighborhood of the Great Foundouks: caravenseries/inns used by travelers on the Silk Roads of Africa in centuries past. Great…

Hosted by Brandon

Joined in January 2012
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Hello everybody! I was an exchange student to Britanny in France when I was 16, and never came back home to the states, having fallen 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(USA). 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, perfume, cuisine, and its amazing Bedouin hospitality. This magical, desert city has now stolen my heart. It will do the same for you!
Hello everybody! I was an exchange student to Britanny in France when I was 16, and never came back home to the states, having fallen in love. I spent 2 1/2 years at the American U…
During your stay
Your host, Michel, is a veritable fountain of knowledge of the city: the trendiest restaurants, the most romantic venues, the best excursions , guided tours, reservations for spas(we are opening our own adjacent to the riad late March 2018)
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  • Languages: English, Français, Español
  • Response rate: 100%
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Pets are allowed
Smoking is allowed

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