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“A lovely holiday” 5 of 5 stars
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Dar Ayniwen Villa Hotel
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Tafrata - Palmeraie de Marrakech, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #12 of 462 Hotels in Marrakech
London, United Kingdom
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“A lovely holiday”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

My wife and I were looking for some warm weather and a restful few days away. Here we found it in abundance. A lovely hotel in beautiful gardens with a pool. The food is great and plentiful. Nothing is too much trouble for the Aziz and his staff. The ethos of the place is to look after you and make sure you enjoy your holiday. The gardens are so quiet and relaxing you do not want to leave, but when you do the hotel offers an excellent car service into the centre of Marrakech.

We will be back

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  • Stayed December 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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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

I've stayed here twice and can't wait to go back again. It was quiet and the property is beautiful. I loved having by meals by the pool, surrounded by fig, date, citrus, and olive trees. Loved the
nocturnal swims--with traditional Moroccan lamps encircling the pool! So romantic!! The rooms are beautifully furnished and the washrooms contain extras like essential oil sticks
The staff was polite and attentive, yet unobtrusive. The whole place was very clean and the gardens were amazing. The free shuttle service into the city centre was well-organized and very efficient. The only thing left for me to do was to relax.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

We had an amazing stay at this hotel and would definitely stay here again. The property is set in a vast garden which is stunning and so relaxing- we spent all our days lazing by the pool. The service was first class and we were made to feel so welcome and all our needs were catered for. A plus was the complimentary car service which picked us up from the airport and also was available to take us into the city and back which was brilliant. All the staff were brilliant and the food there was also excellent.

  • Stayed November 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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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

We stayed 7 nights at this gorgeous place. On arrival we found that we had been upgraded to the Rotunda Suite which is situated in the gardens. Really lovely and very private. I think, which ever room they put us in it would have been wonderful. The pool is lovely and the gardens are just a treat and really well tended. If that wasn't enough, we then came across lots of beautiful exotic birds which are kept in the gardens.
If you want a place that is relaxing and quiet, then this is the place for you.
Thank you to Aziz (who is the manager) for making sure we were looked after by the drivers and for your helpful information.

Room Tip: overlooking the pool will not disappoint
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  • Stayed November 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Situated about 10/15 minutes by car outside the crazy busy Medina, Dar Ayniwen provides the perfect spot for complete relaxation

A selection of impeccably furnished rooms & villas with staff providing discreet yet excellent service & freshly prepared & authentic Moroccan food.

The hotel is situated in its own immaculately tended gardens with heated pool which will leave you refreshed & relaxed.

Nothing is ever too much trouble for the staff and the included transportation is a real bonus.

For some winter sun, 84 degrees in November, I can't think of a better short haul destination to relax & be pampered.

Highly recommended!

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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darayniwen, Owner at Dar Ayniwen Villa Hotel, responded to this review, February 9, 2014
Dear Albertbear,

Thank you very much for your comment.
We are very grateful for all your compliments. We always feel like school boys which have just gotten a good grade:-)

Indeed, you do have mentionned something I have been looking into for a long time.
The price of meals at Dar Ayniwen was not easy to calculate because of the exclusive character of it. As you have witnessed ,I do not have an open restaurant, It is only for the guests of the house. ( max 16 )
However, we wanted to be in a position to offer a snack menu and a full menu both Moroccan and International cuisine ( that could be serve anywhere in the house)with a maximum of quality products (local and bio, as well as homemade products.) bread, jam, eggs, herbs, some vegetables, are today home products for us. All of this lead to the rates that we apply( from 10£ to 35£ according to choiches). Indeed, if Marrakech has some cheaper places we are in the average to comparative hotels. I will not go on the fact that we do have some specialities that you won't find anywhere else. It is a secret ….
But at the end I do understand your position and will check again where we are relatively to our competitors.

Thanks again for all and we all looking forward to seeing you again at Dar Ayniwen.

Kind regards

Stephane
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Our stay at Dar Ayniwen ticked all the boxes for us. We stayed 5 days and didn't want to leave. The house typically Moroccan and authentic; like staying in someone's home. We found all staff
friendly and nothing was too much trouble - really!. Aziz the manager was so helpful and informative, he arranged restaurant bookings for us and also directed us to a place where we could look to purchase a couple of rugs.
We also dined in the restaurant of the hotel and found the food to be fabulous, indeed you didn't really need to eat any where else.
Finally we must say that the Taxi service the hotel offers is invaluable being a 10-15 min drive from the Medina & to be picked up at the end of the evening to be transported back to the tranquillity of the hotel was stress free. Would definitely return.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Galaxie suite; a bit more money but worth it. Views over the gardens and pool
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  • Stayed November 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013 via mobile

From the moment we left Marrakech airport we were made welcome. Dar Ayniwen is beautiful and a very special place. A true oasis. We were upgraded to a suite in the gardens which was perfect for the peaceful and relaxing break we required. The magnificent house and perfectly kept gardens added to the overall ambience of Dar Ayniwen. Stephane and all his staff made our break very special with candlelit dinners and fantastic food. The hamman spa was also an experience we will never forget and the massage afterwards just as rewarding. We will definitely be going back. A truly magical experience.

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Tafrata - Palmeraie de Marrakech, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Marrakech
#4 Luxury Hotel in Marrakech
#9 Family Hotel in Marrakech
#10 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Dar Ayniwen Villa Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dar Ayniwen Villa Hotel is a sanctuary of peace and tranquillity. Built as the owner's family home, in the Oriental-Andalusian style in a 5 acres park, 28 years ago, this majestic old residence with its charming and peaceful garden stands in front of the Atlas Mountains. This Villa-riad was turn into a luxury eight en-suites guesthouse in 2000, all of the very highest quality, is now run by the owner children, Anne & Stephane. ... more   less 
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