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Riad Vanilla sma
166 Derb Jdid, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #22 of 1,043 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Amberley, New Zealand
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“Simply the Best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

From the narrow medina street and un-imposing front door you might wonder what you are in for - until the door is opened with a gentle smile and greeting [ no, not Nellie !]. A cool, soothing
atmosphere greets you, created by the water pool in the courtyard and the sophisticated but
un-pretentious decor.
Comfortably seated in the groundfloor 'reception' area we were served freshly brewed mint tea
while Nellie made us feel at home and and gave us a verbal guided tour of the Riad and the surrounding area.

My wife had been ill for two days and I was suffering internal upset so we were not the most
inspiring guests! But Nellie, and her staff, for two days went out of their way to make us comfortable, catered to our every wish and served food acceptable to our delicate stomachs. She even sent out for special requests such as bananas, and late one night for hariri from a local restaurant.

Our room was spacious & comfortable with efficient air conditioning. The bath was stylish and
large with a powerful shower.
Everything was just first rate ! Definitely recommended.

As this Raid was booked for us through Alizes Travel of Casablanca, as part of an all-inclusive tour I cannot commment on 'value' [ though I rate it highly !]

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

Riad Vanilla is a great place to stay. It is close to the square and a lovely oasis in the hustle of Marrakesh.
On arrival Nelly showed us exactly where to go and what to see, noted on a map, and what to avoid over a lovely cup of mint tea next to the tranquility of the indoor splash pool.
The rooms are decorated with incredible taste and immense detail.
I would recommend staying at Riad Vanilla any day.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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Brno, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

This is really good choice of the accommodation in Marrakech. Very close to the main square and all touristic attraction. Nelly helps you with all your questions and wishes. Rooms are comfortable and with great design. Breakfast is served on the roof terrace and during the day you can relax in patio by small swimming pool. I highly recommend Vanilla Sma and hope that I could come back again.

Room Tip: Suites are bigger and really romantic, so great choice for couples....
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

We found this riad through a recommendation. We were simply wowed by the place. The riad was stunning and Nelly, the owner, was great. She was very warm and accomodating. The location is very close to the market and going back to the riad was simple and easy. We wish we could have stayed longer. The riad made our vacation memorable.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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Manila, Philippines
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

Book at Riad Vanillasma before everyone finds out about it and it gets fully booked. Discovered Riad Vanillasma through a referral and our family loved our stay. Newly opened, the riad is modern, tastefully decorated and so close to Jemma El Fna.
Nelly our host and the staff were so helpful and warm. Nelly even accompanied us when we arrived and took us around the souk which was very much appreciated.
We will definitely be back!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012 via mobile

The owner, Nelly was a lovely host and really looked after me during my stay. I would definitely recommend to anyone visiting Marrakech. 

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

Behind the simple front door is a stunningly restored riad. The decor is fantastic and has been clearly been carefully thought through. Close to Jemma el Fna but quiet and tranquil. The staff and owner were brilliant. We arrived as guests and left as friends.

Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: 166 Derb Jdid, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 1,043 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Riad has been renovated with passion, respect to authenticity into a peaceful, supremely comfortable, elegant oasis.Our discreet staff will be on hand at all the time to assist you, to make your stay unforgettable perfect in every way.We are just a five minutes walk from the famous Jamaa El Fna square. ... more   less 
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