About the Riad Are you looking for a luxury riad in Marrakech? Riad el Zohar offers everything you need for an unforgettable stay in the city. This stunning 18th century courtyard house sits in the popular … Read More
At Riad el Zohar you will find a range of luxurious rooms available, all beautifully and individually decorated. Staying in the riad is very much like spending your holiday in an authentic Moroccan home in Marrakech. These exotic rooms give you a wonderful … Read More
Riad el Zohar is the perfect choice for an unforgettable holiday in Marrakech, whether you are coming to learn about the fascinating cultural history or you are just here to explore the city and enjoy … Read More
Frequently asked questions
Why stay with us?
We’ve been visiting Marrakech for over 40 years so know and love the city and would love share our passion with you. The 300 year old Riad is refurbished to the highest standards and yet still retains its traditional features and charm. We are one of the few Riads in Marrakech to have a swimming pool which is essential for cooling off in the summer months.
What is a riad?
A riad is a courtyard house which looks inwards, we have no external windows. A riad must have a central courtyard, open to the sky and have trees, plants, plus water at its heart. Usually several generations of a Moroccan family will live together in a riad.
How many bedrooms does the Riad offer?
We have five luxurious rooms available, all beautifully and individually decorated to the same high standard.
Where is the Riad situated?
El Zohar Riad is a luxury riad situated right in the heart of Marrakech’s old town, the Medina. You couldn’t hope for a more privileged location, absolutely central in this 1100 year old walled city.
We pride ourselves on our service and high level of repeat business – we were recently nominated TripAdvisor’s Travellers Choice Award 2017, a highly sought after award.
The City is a labyrinth, how will I cope?
We greet you with detailed maps and a location App for Smart phones, then take you out to show you the immediate locality. There is a Book of Guidance that we have written for guests in every room and saloon. We constantly advise, recommend and steer our guests for maximum enjoyment of this exotic City.
Can I dine in the riad or is it just B & B?
The best dinners you will have in Morocco are usually in a good riad. We are extremely fortunate to have three excellent cooks who produce wonderful classic Moroccan dishes with fresh local produce for dinner or lunch.
Will it be too hot, too cold?
There is a table showing average temperatures and rainfall on our website. Click here for our table. The favourite times to visit are Spring and Autumn. Mid-Summer can be hot but it is a dry heat which is manageable. All our rooms have aircon to cool off in summer and to provide heat in winter.
|Whole Riad per night||£465||£540|
|Whole Riad per 7 nights||£2730||£3420|
|Lunch per person||£11||£11|
|Evening 3 course dinner per person||£19||£19|
“You can stay in a four star hotel anywhere in the world and it will be pretty much the same experience. However, when you stay at El Zohar it’s like coming home. You are truly treated like family….family that’s liked!! Sitting at the spectacular table in the beautiful courtyard of the boutique Riad enjoying that tea is as comfortable as sitting in your own living room. Alan, one of the owners, will give you tips and advice as to where to shop and how to avoid being ripped off in the souks. The rooms are comfortable and clean. The staff…more like new found friends than staff. Breakfast is literally a feast…way too much food…. a great selection that’s far more than you could ever eat, but boy is it good!! If you are going to pick a Riad in Marrakech this is the one I would recommend without reservation.”