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“A tranquil hideaway” 5 of 5 stars
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La Villa des Orangers
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   6 rue Sidi Mimoun, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #31 of 462 Hotels in Marrakech
London, England, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“A tranquil hideaway”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

The entrance to this Riad is nothing special but be prepared for a very pleasant surprise once inside. We stayed here for three nights and had a truly memorable experience. We received a very warm welcome upon arrival and this set the tone for the very personalised and attentive service you can expect throughout your stay. The staff are all friendly and you feel like you are a guest in their home and are never asked to give your name or sign for anything. The Riad itself exudes character and reflects the culture of the city. Waking up in the morning to the sound of the birds singing and the call to prayers was truly blissful. The hotel is ideally located to be able to explore the old city, being only 10 minutes all from the colour of the central square. This also means that it is easy to return back when you need to recharge your batteries with a cup of mint tea sat in one of the delightful, quiet seating areas in this beautiful hotel. This really is a great place to stay, especially for couples wanting a few lazy days away together.

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

This hotel is absolutely exceptional. It is peaceful, immaculate and a blissful escape from the chaos and traffic of the road outside.
Staff doing everything and anything they can to help you. They were willing to book us a restaurant and arranged a hamman appointment for us in the hotel as a couple.
There are a few central courtyards in the hotel with lovely little secluded sitting rooms around them. We had wonderful and peaceful evenings sitting here. There is relaxing live music on some nights.
The pool is stunning and well designed with a few steps leading down into it. Since it is a small hotel we had it to ourselves at some points, which was fantastic for two swimming addicts!
This hotel was most certainly the best thing about our trip to Marrakesh, truly memorable.
The only small complaint I can think of is that the restaurant is extremely overpriced when you compare the quality of the food there with what you can get in restaurants/cafes in the U.K for a quarter of the price or less.
However, we will never forget our exceptional stay at this beautiful and utterly relaxing riad style hotel. Wonderful.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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61 reviews 61 reviews
44 hotel reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

I reviewed this hotel in March 2012, we visited again recently. Just to say that this is a truly wonderful hotel, a haven of peace and solitude in a busy city. Just a word this time about the restaurant, the food is truly superb, even if you don't stay here try and eat here at least once. Expensive but well worth it.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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37 hotel reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

A short 15minute,hotel provided car journey from the airport,this delightful riad is located on the edge of the medina in a road that belies the quality you will find within the large external doors.The noise and bustle of manic Marrakech fades into the background as soon as you enter and walk along a corridor to the reception, adjacent to a courtyard filled with orange trees exuding the aromas of its blossom and the gentle sounds of trickling water.
Through the courtesy of Azure Collection of Chester, we were upgraded to a junior suite with terrace located on the first floor. Check in was efficient , professional and with a warm welcome.
The suite was of a very good size with plenty of seating and storage. The comfort of the king size bed was exceptional with quality linen. The bathroom was very large with twin sinks, a large deep roll top bath and separate walk in wet shower. The terrace afforded us complete privacy and had sun cover from morning to night. A Bose I dock was provided , along with satellite TV but other than France24 in English, all other channels were Arabic or French. WiFi is provided free but is not available in all parts of the property, a minor issue. A mini bar is provided with complimentary mineral water.
Although tea/coffee making facilities are not provided ,worry not, as room service was consistently of a high standard with complimentary tea/coffee service being brought to our suite in a few minutes,irrespective of when requested,as was the breakfast service to the terrace.
The courtyards and pool areas (2) are very well maintained with service unobtrusive yet attentive, with staff anticipating guests every need where possible.
Seating areas are plentiful within all the enclosed courtyards and around the two pools which are excellently maintained with numerous sunbeds and towels .
There are two main restaurants, each with a stunning log fire, with tables well spaced apart for those seeking quiet conversation and privacy......those seeking an intimate meal can dine in a number of quiet rooms and alcoves . The food is of the highest quality with a good choice of menu to please the international or a more Moroccan palate. The wine list is select but will cater for all tastes.Special mention must be made of the Maitre 'd who provided the highest level of service and care to all residents and dinner guests throughout our stay.
Those staying on B&B have lunch and laundry included, a very attractive option.
The hamman and spa is excellent with well trained,attentive and considerate staff offering a wide choice of treatments .....we particularly enjoyed the Duet massage.
Such is the quality of this venue a very famous film star booked in (no names to respect their privacy!) and mixed with other guests with not an iota of change in atmosphere or service levels with every resident treated as a valued guest.
Would we stay again?...in an instant!....this is an excellent venue to relax and de-stress and you will begin to do just that within a very short time of your arrival.
Highly recommended.

Room Tip: All rooms are a delight but a private terrace is a real treat!
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  • Stayed March 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

We had three nights at La Villa des Orangers and had an amazing experience. The hotel is stunning. We had a fantastic room, very large and luxuriant. The hotel salons are beautiful furnished. It is really an oasis. The service is impeccable, nothing is too much trouble and suggestions are all good and factual. We have stayed in some of the best hotels in the world and this is added as one of the best we have stayed in. It not cheap but you get what you pay for in life. It is defiantly worth paying for. The G M really knows how to put a team together and run a good hotel.

  • Stayed March 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester
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35 reviews 35 reviews
32 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

This is a coverted Judge's riad whose unprepossessing front entrance stands amidst garages and hardware emporia. A short walk down the passageway brings you to a quiet Paradise. You are greeted by charming and solicitous staff who are professional to the fingertips. The peaceful beautifully fountained courtyards lend themselves to fabulous photographs. The bedroom (number 16) is beautiful if only underlit; the bathroom is well planned with all the acoutrements expected of a luxury setting. A visit to the rooftop terrace with its own pool gives a view around that part of town which is not in itself fabulous. The main pool is in a beautiful large courtyard setting with an outdoor but gazeboed dining area on the other side of shrubbery; the lunches are not too heavy and seemed entirely appropriate. There is faint street noise but nothing distracting. The occasional percussive clacking is from the nesting stalks on a nearby tower! The dining and lounge facilities were sumptuous with much welcome open olive wood fires as there was a February chill. The breakfasts and dinners were excellent; we ate in on 2 of the 3 nights.

  • Stayed February 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sao Paulo, SP
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

So good I don´t even know where to start. Beautiful and calm enviroment were you fell welcome.
Alll the employes know who you are since it´s a small hotel. It´s perfect just to relax by the pool having a drink or enjoying some time by the fireplace. The staff is really nice and they are always ready to serve you the best way possible. It has a great breakfast served wherever you choose.
A luxury riad with the most beatiful enviroment and rooms. Everything is in a very good condition, including the room and the comom areas. Placed in central area, it allows you to explore Marrakesh any time. Staying at La Villa des Orangers is definitely an amazing experience.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 6 rue Sidi Mimoun, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#11 Luxury Hotel in Marrakech
#13 Business Hotel in Marrakech
#16 Family Hotel in Marrakech
#26 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — La Villa des Orangers 5*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the foot of the Koutoubia mosque, with its matchless landmark minaret and only 5 minutes walk from the Jemaa el Fna square, the Villa des Orangers offers an exceptional location to explore the medina. The Villa des Orangers is an intimate haven of peace located near the bustling souks of Marrakech with 27 rooms and suites arranged on two levels around three verdant open-sky patios with water fountains surrounded by galleries of chiseled plaster and a garden. ... more   less 
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