Dar Zemora is one of the best small boutique hotels in Marrakech. The 3 luxurious and spacious suites with their four poster beds and private terraces, and 3 elegant rooms are all individually designed. Traditional finishes have been used throughout the hotel such as tadalkt walls, bejmat floors, hand-painted zouak ceilings and doors and moucharabieh woodwork.
What makes this gorgeous small hotel special, however, is the many and beautifully appointed reception rooms as well as the hammam, treatment and small shop. Space to be social or not as the mood dictates. From the traditional gatehouse a driveway of olive trees leads you up to the house. After entering the turreted hall you find yourself in an enormous circular domed reception room. Two large sitting rooms lead off this room, both with comfortable armchairs and sofas, and one with a large welcoming fire in winter. For those who really want to retreat there is a cosy library with fireplace and an intricate hand-painted ceiling. The last and most impressive reception room is the airy Fan Room, perfectly named after its shape. It is an inside/outside room where guests can relax during the day or take an aperitif in the evening.
Next to the large and free flowing swimming pool are cushioned teak sun-beds with umbrellas. The garden, filled with orange and lemon trees and of course palms, roses, oleander and bourganvillea, has been created by a designer who has paid special attention to providing quiet areas and little pathways perfect for a quiet stroll. There is also a separate treatment room for massages and Hammam. The aim of Dar Zemora is to create a tranquil haven with friendly but unobtrusive service within a luxurious but understated setting.
The dining room at Dar Zemora has a terrace overlooking the lily pond for quiet lantern-lit dinners. Zemora breakfast, English tea & home made cake, and still mineral water are complimentary. Complimentary morning mint tea is also served on request. A two course light lunch and three course modern Moroccan dinner are served everyday, except on Sunday evening when a more traditional 4-course Moroccan dinner is served. Please advise if dinner is required on the first night. For all other days, dinner is discussed with all guests over breakfast. The two course lunch is 150 dirhams per person plus 10% government taxes; dinner is 300 dirhams per person plus 10% government taxes.
The Perla Suite has a king size four poster bed, sitting area with fireplace, separate dressing room and bathroom. A large, totally private and half curtained roof terrace. The Zahara Suite, our favourite room has a king size four poster bed, sitting room with fireplace, and large bathroom with separate shower room and dressing area, private terrace and garden. The 3 elegant double rooms overlook the gardens. All suites and rooms have personally controlled air conditioning, marble or enamel baths, bath robes, ipod speakers and safe. The lovely swimming pool is heated in cooler months and the rooms centrally heated during the winter months. Two of the double rooms at Dar Zemora now have their own balcony.
The Pavillion Pool Suite is a house in the gardens with two suite bedrooms and bathrooms, large living/dining room with fireplace and French doors onto extensive outside dining terrace with fountain. The Pavillion has the same attention to detail as in the Main Villa with a hand painted ceiling in the living room and vaulted ceilings in the bedrooms. The Pavillion Pool Suite has its own private heated pool. Bebra is a very individual room, with an outside sitting area and can be made up as a twin or a double room and is the only standard room with a working fireplace. The en-suite bathroom has a marble bathroom with a traditional brass hand basin. The Perla Suite is on the first floor and has a draped four poster superking-size bed with sitting area and fireplace as well as a separate dressing room and vast private roof terrace.
Mecila - double/twin room
Double or twin bedded room. Overlooking the gardens. Berber inspired carvings on matching wardrobe, lamp bases and mirror. Large bathroom with marble tub with shower over, separate WC
Safra - double room with balcony
Queen size bed with half poster. View over the garden. Bathroom with marble tub, wash hand basin, separate shower cubicle and WC.
The Zahara Suite
King size four poster bed, sitting area in front of fireplace, large bathroom with marble tub, twin wash hand basins, Separate WC and Separate shower cubicle and dressing area. Terrace over looking gardens. Can add single bed for a child or cot for baby
The Pavillion Pool Suite
Two suite style bedrooms and bathroom. Sitting room with fireplace and dining table. Terraces for dining and relaxing by the private pool
The Perla Suite
The only suite above the ground floor. Draped four poster super-king size bed, sitting area with fireplace.
Marble bath tub with shower over, WC and twin wash hand basins. Separate dressing room.
Enormous private roof terrace with separate pergola and views over the palm tops.
A very individual room which can be either twin bedded or double bedded. Furniture is decorated in traditional Tatoui style using Oleander wood. This is the only standard room with a fireplace.
The bathroom has marble tub with shower over and a traditional brass wash hand basin. WC is within the bathroom.
Outside sitting area.
How to get there?
Location: Dar Zemora lies in the Palmeraie (the palm groved outskirts of Marrakech), a 10/15 minute taxi ride from the Medina and Souks. By Air: Marrakech Menara (10km). Served by several airlines. By train / bus: Marrakech has good rail and bus connections to the rest of Morocco, including Casablanca and Agadir. From the airport It is a 20 minute drive from Marrakech airport, but however you arrive it is strongly recommended that for a stress free arrival you ask Dar Zemora to arrange the transfer – it is hard to find otherwise!
Marrakech - 20 minutes One-way transfer is £20
42-28 days before arrival: 20% of total 27-21 days before arrival: 30% of total 20-15 days before arrival: 50% of total 14-7 days before arrival: 75% of total Within six days of arrival: full stay is payable
For High Season (Easter, Christmas and New Year periods) and exclusive use bookings: 30% of the total is non-refundable at any time. 70% of the cost will be kept if cancelled within six weeks of arrival.
Check in and check out times are dependent on the arrivals and departures of other guests but flexiblity may by possible on request.
Check-in time: 14:00:00
Check-out time: 12:00:00
Early check-in: yes, subject to availability
Late check-out: yes, subject to availability
Please note: rates indicate FROM price for the given period and may differ for higher number of visitors. Rates currency is GBP.
Price includes Zemora breakfast, still mineral water and the Moroccan government taxes. Rates exclude Christmas and New Year supplement. Dar Zemora is closed from the 22nd July - 25th August & 21st - 31st December.
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