In a Nutshell

Dar Zemora is a gorgeous six-bedroom boutique hotel in Marrakech in Morocco, located in the Palmeraie and just 15 minutes drive to the Medina.



At a Glance

  • Unquestionably one of Marrakech’s best boutique hotels
  • Just a few rooms, with excellent service
  • Particularly lovely gardens and pool, giving you a lot of space to relax
  • Just 15 minutes from the Medina therefore easy to dip into the city
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Swimming Pool

The Detail

Without a doubt, the maxim, ‘small is beautiful’ could hardly be more appropriate for the charming hotel Dar Zemora. It lies in the Palmeraie outside Marrakech, a peaceful country house ‘dar’, surrounded by three acres of tranquil gardens. Moreover, you are just fifteen minutes from the lively Djemaa-el-Fna the Medina.

Approached through a traditional gatehouse up a drive of olive trees, the entrance to Dar Zemora is a striking circular domed reception hall. You firstly receive warm greetings from the charming manager set the tone of an intimate house party. In other words, as The Daily Telegraph wrote, ‘nothing is too much trouble for these hosts, you will not find a more romantic bolthole’.


There are just six rooms at Dar Zemora. These are made up of three rooms and three suites.  Mecilla, Safra and Bebra are the rooms that feature small balconies. The Perla Suite is upstairs and has a large private roof terrace. The Zahara Suite features its own private garden. The Pavilion Pool Suite is located in the gardens and has two bedrooms and a pool, so ideal for families.

Dining & Facilities

In addition, several gorgeous sitting rooms are decorated with a clever mixture of traditional Moroccan and contemporary chic. The excellent local cuisine is served in a dramatic and atmospheric dark red dining room.  Likewise, there is always somewhere to kick back and relax.

Palm studded gardens dotted with secret hideaways are resplendent with roses, orange and lemon trees, bougainvillaea and hibiscus. A large swimming pool is a perfect spot for drinking in the garden’s scents and the overall sound of silence. There is also a separate treatment room for massages, which is a blissful retreat from the world. As indeed, Dar Zemora is in its entirety.

Millis Potter Insight

Firstly, we love Dar Zemora. In essence, you will find a verdant oasis away from the hubbub of the Medina. It’s a particularly homely boutique retreat. Moreover, the staff are so lovely and always there to make you smile. Likewise, the food is delightful.

We loved just sitting out on the lawn for long lunch washed down with some excellent white wine. However, it must be said that the rooms aren’t especially flashy. On the other hand, they really comfortable and stylish. All in all, Dar Zemora offers truly fantastic value for money. In short, we love the peaceful tranquillity here, and the chance to dip into Marrakech when you want on such a short drive.

Dar Zemora Itineraries

Travel is all about those unique and special moments which make you smile. Our aim is simple: to offer exceptionally unique and innovative itineraries that are totally personalised around you.

Grand Tour of Morocco

Casablanca - Fez - Merzouga - Skoura - Ourika - Essaouira - Marrakech  

This comprehensive private tour of Morocco brings together the sights and sounds of this fantastic destination, and the chance to discover more than the well-trodden paths around Marrakech.

14 days from £2550 p. p.

A Desert Adventure in Morocco – Souks to the Sahara

Casablanca - Erg Chigaga - Zagora - Skoura - Ourika - Marrakech  

There is something impossibly romantic in delving into the great dunes of the Saharan Desert. Nights under canvas, sunsets and camel rides; experiences that undoubtedly make you feel like you have escaped.

11 days from £1760 p. p.

Trekking Holiday in the Atlas Mountains

Marrakech - Ouiigane Valley - Ait Aissa - Imlil - Ourika Valley - Oumnass  

A trekking holiday in the Atlas Mountains allows you to walk through timeless Moroccan Berber villages and along dramatic scenic valleys overlooked by the towering peaks. You’ll be staying in the best possible lodges and boutique hotels.

10 days from £1650 p. p.

Marrakech & Atlas Mountains

Marrakech Medina - Atlas Mountains - Marrakech Palmeraie  

Combine the bustling souks of colourful Marrakech before experiencing the timeless Berber culture and stunning views in the High Atlas Mountains. 

8 days from £1228 p. p.

A long weekend in Marrakech


Marrakech makes for a beautiful long weekend from any European city. With five days, you will have plenty of time to both explore and relax. The weather is perfect in the winter, and you can also immerse yourself in a fascinating culture.

6 days from £1095 p. p.