Welcome to Dar Zerhoune – a traditional Moroccan home nestled in the white washed hilltop of Moulay Idriss Zerhoune town. Small enough to feel cosy to the individual, large enough to rent exclusive for an intimate retreat, Dar Zerhoune is an off the tourist track addition to your tour of nearby Imperial Meknes and Fez.
Come and stay, or join us for lunch on our terrace while you are on a day trip to Volubilis and Moulay Idriss. From the roof terrace your view spans from the town of Moulay Idriss to the roman ruins of Volubilis and back to the mountains and the long deep valley.
Dar Zerhoune is owned by Rose Button, originally from New Zealand and the UK, she was a tourist in 2006 and visited Moulay Idriss and Volubilis on a day trip and returned one year later to buy Dar Zerhoune. Rose was the first, and only, non muslim, female westerner to buy a house in Moulay Idriss, complete the restoration and gain permission to run as a guesthouse.
Dar Zerhoune is managed by Hajiba, who speaks fluent french, english and arabic. Rose stays regularly and continues to love local life in Moulay Idriss and is happy to share her life and experiences as being an local, and outsider, living in the Holy City of Moulay Idriss – come and visit or send her a message at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When she is not in Morocco, Rose works as a process engineering and Dar Zerhoune was restored with western standards in mind – hot hot water, strong WIFI internet, a relaxing terrace and warm rooms. The restoration work removed layers of lacquer, paint, tiles and varnish to return the columns, rooms and woodwork to it’s original natural state. The restoration of Dar Zerhoune is warm, welcoming, calming, elegant, light and relaxed – though see for yourself! Rose has brought many western comforts, for example in winter each bed has an electric blanket to keep you warm, duvets, sheets and towels from the UK. And also an emphasis on serving great food.
Dar Zerhoune is in the centre of Moulay Idriss, and just a few minutes from the main square, grand taxi stand and mausoleum. An ideal location for an overnight stay, or to relax for a week.
For more information and photos about our accommodation and rates see the bed and breakfast page.
Information and Reservations
For lunch and accommodation reservations and information please contact Dar Zerhoune. We speak english, french and arabic.
Phone +212 (0) 642 247 793