We spent 4 nights at Riad Vanilla Spa. The owner Nelly was away during our visit, but Redwan and Sultana looked after us incredibly well.
The rooms were beautiful and the baths the biggest I've seen! - I had booked the "moon room" for the 4 nights, but after 2 nights Sultana (the cook/housekeeper) requested that we change rooms. Due to her limited English it was not explained why, but to be honest, the rooms were equally as nice, and the second room a lot quieter and cooler so we didn't mind too much.
The Riad is down a network of twisty lanes which were clearly explained by Redwan upon arrival so we didn't get lost trying to find our way back. It is about a 5 minute walk to the Souks, and Jemaa el-Fna down a lively hustly bustly lane.
We booked the Hammam experience to include dinner for 70 Euros each. It was a unique experience (especially for a lady!) as being from England it is not typical to remove bikini tops (and bottoms for the showering part!) during a spa experience, but this is typically Moroccan and once I got over my inhibitions if was perfectly fine and comfortable. My husband did not encounter any problems and his shorts remained on throughout!
The food cooked by Sultanta was delicious.
The breakfasts consist of orange juice, pancakes, cakes, toast, fruit, omelettes, coffee, and varies slightly from day to day which is nice. You will never be hungry, and will always fill yourself up regardless of your morning preference (savoury or sweet).
This is a good value for money Riad (there are some cheaper, but I would highly recommend Vanilla Sma).
- 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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