10 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"August 24 -29 The mystique of Morocco is no better illustrated than when you walk through the maze of the medina past numerous little doorways and finally a door opens to you and you see the beauty within. Riad Tzarra was a haven of tranquility after the hub bub of the medina and we returned to it gratefully each evening. The decor is beautiful, the rooms well appointed with artifacts and object d'art and thoughtful additions like ipod docking stations. The staff were sweet, friendly and unobtrusive, greetings and compliments to them all. A dip in the plunge pool was a perfect way to cool down after the intense heat of the medina. Christian organised a wonderful trip through the high atlas mountains and on to the most wonderous Kasbah. It was well worth it and I highly recommend seeing some of this amazing country this way. The driver was knowledgeable and friendly but did not invade our 'space'. Breakfast was a treat each day, freshy squeezed orange juice, local yoghurt, pastries and fresh fruit. We had dinner at the Riad on our last night, a wonderful fresh salad and the most delicious chicken, lemon and olive tajine. Again, I highly recommend this lovely experience."
- Travel date: 9th September 2008
"Very elegant riad with charming, friendly staff. We brought our two daughters (13 and 16), who loved every moment. The plunge pool - and it is just that was very refreshing after a day in the souk, and the roof terraces is attractive and lovely to sunbathe on. The decoration is very understated and chic. It is beautifully run and the staff are exceptionally helpful. They organise interesting off the beaten track tours up into the mountains too - which can take in Berber markets and for lunch with a Berber family. We will definitely return"
- Travel date: 1st September 2008
"The Riad Tzarra scores highly for friendliness, and for its food. It's not as clean as we'd expect from a North American perspective. Also, we found the experience of staying four nights in the medina a bit overwhelming. In retrospect, we would recommend going into the medina with a guide -- we wouldn't have gotten lost as much as we did, and we wouldn't have run the gauntlet of children and young men running us around in circles. The Riad itself is charming."
- Travel date: 21st August 2008
Oz on holiday
"The riad is beautiful, very calm and relaxing. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff. We enjoyed a trip to the local market to buy ingredients for dinner and then our wonderful cook showed us how to prepare an authentic Moroccan dinner which we ate on the terrace as the sun set on a perfect day. The hammam was also excellent. From the first moment of contact everything was arranged with efficient and helpful communication. Thanks to all the fantastic staff!"
- Travel date: 4th June 2008
Superb hospitality at Riad Tzarra
"A wonderful place to stay in exciting Marrakech, Riad Tzarra cannot be too highly recommended. Ideally and conveniently situated in the heart of the Medina this riad exudes class and charm. Staff are charming,attentive, helpful and yet discreet at all times.Nothing was ever too much trouble. All of this without being pretentious.Perfect for true relaxation - the riad and it's great sun terrace are a true haven from the hustle and bustle that are just minutes away. The English owners ( fluent French speakers too) ensured that every need of ours was attended to, including organising taxi transfers, porterage and recommending countless places of interest to visit during our stay, including booking a restaurant for us. A truly personal service. My wife and I enjoyed a beautiful dinner at the sister riad - Dar El Hanane - all manner of candles,lanterns and fresh rose petals subtly arranged to create a truly romantic atmosphere. Having been consulted for any preferences we were treated to a very tasty soup followed by tender marinaded lamb.Outstanding ! We will definitely be returning to Riad Tzarra !"
- Travel date: 27th April 2008
4 day escape from cold, wet, windy London to the magic of Marrakech
"We arrived in magical Marrakech for a 4 very exciting 4 night stay.... our first but not our last visit. The Riad Tzarra was everything we hoped it would be, peaceful, beautiful, wonderful friendly staff. It is a haven away from the exciting chaos of the Souks. It was wonderful to get back to the Riad at the end of the day where smiling faces were always ready to greet us. Cris, the Manager, was great and very helpful and efficient. Marrakech itself is exciting, vibrant, noisy, fun - again everything we had hoped for. Our one regret is that we did not have more time for shopping ... the shopping is GREAT. Will we be back again? Of course we will."
- Travel date: 14th March 2008
Romantic and refreshing break
"My wife and I had never visited Marrakech before, and were looking for somewhere exciting and slightly exotic for a 20th Wedding Anniverssary break. I researched Tripadvisor and settled on Riad Tzarra for its intimacy, simple style and authenticity. It did not disapoint. My wife and I had a three night stay in the Africa room. This was pleasent, first floor and extremely quiet and comfortable. We had dinner in the Riad the first night, preferring to take it easy and enjoyed a wonderful home cooked meal, just the two of us, like a large private dinning room. Superb meal and very romantic. A quick 7-8 minute walk to the Square done a few times and you're quiet the expert. Would strongly recommend."
- Travel date: 16th February 2008
"We arrived from the airport in the evening and finding a taxi to go to the Riad was no problem. When the door was opened we were greeded with big hospitality and a wonderfull view of the Riad. Our stay in the Africa room was very nice and authentic. The view from the roof top was really something and eating breakfirst in the sun gave every day a nice start. We even had a nice trip in the hammam and the following massage gave us new energy for the long walks in Marrakesh. Definately recommendable"
- Travel date: 1st February 2008
A wonderful experience at Riad Tzarra
"Came to know of Riad Tzarra whilst in Marrakech looking through Alistair Sawday. The owners of this Riad own another just a few doors away..Dar Hanane. This Riad Tzarra is absolutely beautiful. Having spent a dissapointing first 2 nights in Marrakech at the beginning of our holiday, staying in Tzarra for our last 2 nights offered us the opportunity to come back to the UK with extremely fond and romantic memories of Marrakech. If you are going to this city, stay in Riad Tzarra and come away more then fulfilled. The Riad itself is stunning..spacious, glamerous, elegant....yet unprotentious and not commerical in the slightest. It is a beautiful example of style...contemporary....yet with all the tradition that you would expect. It is beautifully kept..impecably clean and decorated....and the staff only add to it's class, charm & style. A great Manager, very approachable and down to earth,,,,,and cooking simply to die for!! A Taste of Morocco is what you get in this place,,,,,in all it's elegance and splendour. We had the best Moroccon Salad, Filo Pastry and Lamb Tagine cooked from the soul of somebody that could not have put more love and care into the preperation of the food if she tried. I watched her making breakfast for us each morning and the same amount of passion went in to that as the evening meals before. Style, sophistication, class and taste......i cannot stress enough what a beautiful experience it was to stay in the Riad. At affordable prices, I will be recommneding this Riad and Dar Hanane to everyone i come across interested in Marrakech. It paints a beautiful picture of the experience you should have when in Morocco. I feel so lucky to have found the place...and i will be going back. Well done to whomever manages and owns Tzarra...and thank you!"
- Travel date: 21st August 2007
Elegance and complete calm in the Medina
"What a fabulous short stay in this divine riad, sister to Dar Hanane (the same owners) just a bit further down the same derb in the heart of the Medina. The plunge pool was very welcome after the heat in the Souk and we will surely come back and try out te hammam when its not so hot. The riad is beautifully decorated and the staff very friendly. Would recommend this as a great place from which to sample the delights of Marrakech."
- Travel date: 14th August 2007
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