I went on a study abroad trip and was lucky enough to stay at Riad Vanilla Sma for 3 days in May. It was my first time in Morocco this was the first place on our itinerary. It was a perfect introduction to Marrakesh. The riad is located about 5-6 minutes past Jemaa el Fna, the main square. The staff was accommodating; they arranged for us to go on a walking tour of Marrakesh and even assisted in booking our class a visit to the hammam (bathhouse).
The roof top terrace was wonderful; there are a few lounge chairs and a nice tables with benches and pillows. Each morning, the gracious staff served us breakfast on the terrace. The breakfast was probably my favorite meal during our stay. We had pistachio yogurt, fruit, omelets, croissants, coffee and orange juice. The orange juice was fresh squeezed and unbelievable.
The rooms were very clean and modern. Each has an AC unit too, which was nice during the day. My bathroom was really fantastic - there was a giant, deep tub that was perfect for relaxation. The riad is down one of the side streets, so it was very quiet and peaceful, but only a minutes walk to the souks and shopping!
I would recommend this riad for family, friends, and couples. I hope to visit again. Thank you for a great stay!
- 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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