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Dar Ayniwen Villa Hotel
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Tafrata - Palmeraie de Marrakech, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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London
1 review
“Perfect for honeymoon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2009

We were looking for a place to spend 4 nights in Morocco after our wedding and found Dar Ayniwen. It had great reviews so we decided to book a suite and were certainly not disappointed. When arriving, we were greeted by complimentary mint tea, Moroccan pastries and an introduction to the history of the hotel. It is beautifully furnished and designed and the setting is very romantic. Our room (Mocha Suite) had a massive terrace and also a balcony overlooking the pool. We had dinner at the Ayniwen a couple of times and the food was always delicious and the service perfect. Also the breakfast and transport were excellent and very helpful - many thanks for a lovely holiday!

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 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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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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prince016
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2009

The hotel staff was the most friendly and service oriented I have ever experienced. Dar Ayniwen was beautifully appointed, comfortable and quite. Perfect place to relax and recharge your batteries, but not ideally located for exploring the city. The attention to details was wonderful and the food out of this world.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Chatham,NJ
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23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2009

Our stay was very nice, but not a 5 star hotel as is suggested. The lawn furniture was a bit dirty, as was the bird grap on the outside dining tables. The staff was helpful, they just needed more direction. The Johnny Cash music playing in the house, wasnt in keeping with the atmosphere.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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lamaisondespalmiers, Owner and Manager at Dar Ayniwen Villa Hotel, responded to this review, July 1, 2009
Dear Sir,

Thank you for your warnings.
We are sorry if there are things that we have missed out and if they were obstacles to the perfect stay we would like to offer to our guests.
I do have noticed that the birds may sometimes become too friendly and that they often stand on the top of our chairs. Even if I am a bird passionnate and I do have found this fun at a time, I will find a gentle style to chase them away a little and be more cautious of the chairs cleanliness and particularly if the guests request it.
For the lawn furtniture, it is true that they do have pay a toll to the harsh stormy june weather (sand is never good on canvas) . If you had told me I would have been delighted to fix these for you or exchange the swing canvas all together.
For the music, it is true that we have an Ipod in the house, and that we do not check it at all time as it is on shuffle mode. However , we do insist that like in a house, your house, you change the themes or music if you don' t like a style.

Please do remember that all we want is to offer you the best stay of your life and a great place to discover Marrakech from. We are there to serve you, so, if something troubles you do not hesitate to tell us because you can be sure that we will do anything possible to fix it.

Kind regards

Stephane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2009

After many hours of research and a few trips to Marrakech to check out venues for our wedding we chose Dar -Ayniwen to celebrate our wedding with our family and friends. . Stephane & Aziz promised a lot and delivered the DREAM ! Dar- Ayniwen gave us a wedding that far surpassed our expectations, everything was done to an excellent standard and they decorated the grounds beautifully with amazing flower arrangements.
Service is excellent without being obtrusive. Nothing is a problem, we wanted fire eaters and belly dancers for entertainment, no problem. A Gnoua band to welcome the wedding party and a abrasque band throughout dinner - again no problem.
All the suites at Dar Ayniwen are fantastic with each having its own feature which makes it special. The gardens and pool are beautiful both in the day and at night.
Three weeks later and all our friends and family are still talking about Dar Ayniwen, the food, the ambience, the location, the staff - what a fantastic place it is. Any one looking to spend time in Marrakech, we would urge you to experience this villa, we have stayed in many riads & hotels in Marrakesh and whilst this is not the cheapest it is by far the best.
Our heartfelt thanks to Stephane, Aziz and the Dar-Ayniwen team for making our dream come true, for making our wedding so very special and giving us so many wonderful memories.

  • Stayed June 2009
    • 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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lamaisondespalmiers, Propriétaire gérant at Dar Ayniwen Villa Hotel, responded to this review, July 4, 2009
Thank you so much for your comment.
We are delighted to know that we have been succesful in delivering the Dream.
In our constant desire to strive for perfection in service and to keep the property at its top quality wise, your message is what makes us want to go even further.
Indeed it was a very beautiful evening and a great memory for all of us at Dar Ayniwen as well, Thank you again and best wishes.
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sarflondongirl
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2009

beautiful house, wonderful host, delicious food, stunning gardens, use of a car into town.....complete privacy to spend some quality time.

one of the most lovely places I have ever stayed, we'll happily go back again.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2009

My husband and I just got back from a four night stay at Dar Ayniwen and we can't stop raving about this place! From start to finish, our trip was fantastic. Thanks to all the past reviewers of this gem - we wouldn't have stayed here without them and would have missed this wonderful place!

Upon arrival, we were very warmly greeted by Aziz who took such good care of us during our stay. We were upgraded to the (800sq ft) Galaxy Suite which is beautiful and has a great balcony overlooking the pool and garden area. Aziz said to treat Dar Ayniwen as a home away from home and he was certainly right. With only 8 suites (which were all full when we arrived as it was the weekend but then we truly had the place to ourselves by our third day) even at full capacity, it feels like barely anyone is there. This could also be because the service at Dar Ayniwen is so great - there's only a few staff but they are constantly around to help with whatever need you may have. And the free car transport is great which makes being 15-20min outside the Medina very easy. As this was our frist trip to Marrakech, we originally wanted to stay in the Medina but decided that the Palmeraie would be more relaxing (and we wanted a place with a pool bigger than the size of a bucket) and we are very glad we decided how we did. The car transport was super easy - we didn't have to pay for a taxi the whole trip.

We hope to be able to visit again soon! Thanks for everything Aziz!

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Washington D.C.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2009

Dar Ayniwen is simply not a hotel, it is much more intimate; in fact it's rooms together make up what was formerly a private mansion. Arriving at the grounds was almost surreal between the beautiful gardens, filled with exotic plants and animals, the rooms, tastefully adorned with Moroccan art and memorabilia, and the service, fit for a king. One cannot be disappointed.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with friends
    • 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 ( Wi-Fi ) 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:
#1 Spa Hotel in Marrakech
#4 Luxury Hotel in Marrakech
#7 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
#9 Family Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Dar Ayniwen Villa Hotel 5*
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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