Marrakesh is a multi-faceted city, which is what gives the city its wealth and its charm. In addition to the historical center known as the medina, new quarters have developed where visitors can discover a lesser known side to Marrakesh. The medina however, a UNESCO world heritage, is an enchantment for those who wish to immerse themselves in the city’s history and traditions. Its souks and its different sites and monuments bear witness to the past and to local culture. It’s here that we find the renowned Jemaa El Fna square and the famous riads, traditional houses organized around a central patio and which today have become very popular tourist accommodations. Outside of the medina’s ramparts, we find the Gueliz and the Hivernage, Marrakesh’s most modern quarters, with trendy bars frequented by young Moroccans, as well as shopping centers and luxury boutiques which contrast radically with the traditional commerce in the souks! It’s also in this area that one finds superb villas and luxury hotels.
Ideally located in the residential Hivernage quarter, the famous Dar Rhizlane becomes visible after passing through its immense wrought iron gate. The first of many delights here are the gentle aromas emanating from the hotel’s garden including orange trees, rosebushes, palm trees as well as hyacinths and bougainvilleas; a veritable garden of Eden.
The Dar Rhislane has two buildings, the Arab-Moorish inspired Menzeh and the Villa Rayanne. There are twenty rooms, all decorated in a combination of very traditional and authentic style, but complemented with touches of Art Déco. The entirety is chic and warm, often with the addition of objects from all over the world and purchased at second hand and antique shops by the hotel’s owners. Special attention has been paid to the choice of fabrics which cover the cushions and the beds, and which further embellish the rooms. They all have private terraces facing the remarkable floral decoration of the garden. Flowers are at the heart of the Dar Rhizlane, in the rooms, the bathrooms, and the petals that decorate the hotel’s numerous fountains.
The swimming pool, in the center of the garden, is a place of total relaxation enabling guests to take advantage of the sun throughout the entire day. The salons of this palace are an invitation to settle into one of their comfortable armchairs and enjoy a mint tea or a cocktail. Zakia Ait Aboulachcen, the Chef, will open your taste buds thanks to her fantastic traditional cuisine with a few modern touches. Zakia is the daughter and granddaughter of the Chefs of the celebrated Mamounia, and makes it her business to transform your meals every day, into unforgettable moments.
“The buildings were originally meant to be sold apartment by apartment, until we realized that the entire property could become a hotel full of charm in which instead of renting rooms, we would provide privileged moments.” Charles Boccara, the hotel architect.
Five stars / Moorish palace / Guest house / Hivernage quarter / Marrakesh art de vivre / Majestic / Filtered atmosphere / Water gardens / Traditional cuisine / Hammam / Outdoor swimming pool / Terraces / Salons / Fireplace / Cooking classes / Can be privatized / Soon opening Spa
Open all year
19 rooms and suites
Double occupancy from188 euros
Marrakesh-Menara Airport (RAK) - Marrakesh
Avenue Jnane El Harti
Quartier de l’Hivernage
Approximately 3 hours
- 1 hour in winter
- 2 hours in summer
Mediterranean climate on the northern coastal strip, Atlantic climate on the western coastal strip, continental climate inland and desertlike in the south
Valid passport covering the duration of the visit
No visa required
No required vaccinations
The Moroccan dirham (MAD, Dh)
French spoken and understood in certain regions
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+33 1 75 43 70 26 *Our reservation department is always happy to assist you via phone or via email. We are open Monday to Friday 9am to 18pm (GMT +1).