A friend and I made a last minute decision to get out of the rain in Milan. Within an hour we booked ez-jet, looked at photos, and called l'Orangerie having no expectation.
As an American living in Italy, I always find their culture to have a beautiful element of hospitality and care. But the way in which Cyril and his team treat their guests as family is simply next level. And I guess you could be anywhere in the world and with a team like that, feel absolutely at peace and comfortable.
The hotel is stunning. Cyril has an amazing ability to decorate. He is truly talented. The entry, once you find it, opens up a small gem full of light and calm. It is modern without defying traditional style nor adhering to the somewhat Indian style of decor loaded with contrasting and dizzying materials, which can be really quite kitsch.
Having read other reviews, I concur regarding observations about the hotel food. We did not have Nadia but frankly the food was some of the best I have ever had. When we asked for a variation or less spicy, etc, we found a level of willingness that almost felt enthusiastic to make additional effort.
I could give a list of examples of how personally Cyril takes the experience of his guests but I fear no one has read this far. So in summary, you won't see this level of enthusiastic attentiveness and inclusion at any Four Seasons in the world.
If I had one suggestion, it would only be to heat the library in January at bit more. But everyone says I'm irrationally always cold, so don't weight my input on thermostat too heavily.
The team should be very proud of itself and guests are so lucky if they stumble upon L'Orangerie.
You can be sure that none of the comments posted here are inflated. They are perfectly in-line with the way I experienced my time there.
Thank you to everyone for such an outstanding experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Restored to its previous grandeur by a passionate team, this ancient Marrakech residence has been transformed into a Riad with a delightful ambiance. The seven spicy bedrooms, warm and colourful like their name, open onto two patios. The garden patio, where you can enjoy the flowers and aromatic plants while the fountain trickles in the background and the pool patio, an invitation to the art of relaxation, beside the sky blue mosaic pool. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Riad De l`Orangeraie Hotel Marrakech