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“Wonderful, Serene, Great Food and Accommodation” 5 of 5 stars
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Villa Vanille
3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   N 60 - Douar Bellaaguid Commune Sidi Brahim | Palmeraie, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #380 of 1,136 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Sydney, Australia
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“Wonderful, Serene, Great Food and Accommodation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2011

We (5 adults & 3 kids) had a great stay at Villa Vanille for six nights. It was extremely hot so we were pleased to hang out at the Villa most days. The pools were brilliant, breakfast was divine, lunches and dinners were also exceptional. We felt as though all our meals were home cooked and the chef was even happy to show us how to cook tagine meals. We only went out for dinner twice during our stay as the staff were so flexible with meal times, the quality of the meal was great and we enjoyed dinner chillaxing by the pool. We would definitely return.

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2011

Villa Vanille was the ideal setting for our last holiday with friends and family. 30 minutes from the centre of Marrakesh it offered us everything we required - magnificently decorated and extremely comfortable bedrooms, a fantastic choice of exquisite food, wonderful facilities, beautifully-kept grounds and unfailingly helpful staff. I have visited Marrakesh 6 times and Villa Vanille is now top of my list for the best place to stay in Marrakesh.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2011

We wanted a week away in the sun with our 4 year old to do nothing but relax - and this place was perfect and very peaceful. The gardens are amazing and the staff not at all intrusive but available when needed.

Food OK and good value - but we preferred to eat out (which was generally expensive - especially the wine).

Wouldn't be fussed about not going to Marrakech again (noisy, smelly, not much to see and quite expensive for food etc) - but would stay here again in wonderful seclusion...

  • Stayed March 2011, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Amsterdam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2011

Villa Vanille is really the best hotel you can find in Marrakech. It's just outside the city, but that's a good thing. During the day you wonder around the bubbling city and afterwards you return to a oasis of peace and rest at Villa Vanille. My friend and I stayed in the Soleil room and we both had our own room. Every morning breakfast was a little feast: homemade pancakes, fresh orange juice and all served wherever you wanted (for example next to the swimming pool). You can also have lunch and diner at the hotel and once you did that, you never want to eat somewhere else. The food is just so delicious! We had dinner in town twice but that was a big disappointment. For the rest of the week we always had lunch and dinner at the hotel.

There are 2 swimming pools and one is heated. It's very nice situated in a beautiful garden with lots of trees, very convenient when it's too hot to sit in the sun.

We very much enjoyed our stay in Villa Vanille and will certainly return. And I would recommend this hotel to everybody. I cannot believe you will find another hotel in Marrakech which is so nice situated, where the food is so excellent and for such good price/value.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with friends
    • 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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london
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2010

The hotel is absolutely beautiful - tastefully decorated and set in about a hectare of idyllic gardens with 2 pools. We stayed in the "Toubkal" suite, which is very spacious and full of character. The staff are very helpful - Fatima, in particular runs the place amazingly well and the owners (a young French couple - Florence and Nicolas) are very helpful and friendly. There were a few things, though, that would not lead me to recommend this place - (i) it is very far from Marrakech centre (£20 in taxi round trip), so factor this additional cost when comparing rates; (ii) there really is nothing to do within walking distance of the hotel; (iii) although I was specifically assured that one of the pools would be heated, it was not; and (iv) despite the fact that all the literature says that children under 10 are charged at 50% of adult rates for lunch and dinner, when it came to settling up, our children (aged 8 and 6) were charged full price. When I asked Florence about this, she told me my children "ate a lot" and she had to make her money somehow. This really did not seem fair, especially as food is just presented in a tagine/large bowl (not individual portions), we ate what was given to us by the kitchen, never asked for seconds, so it was reasonable for us to assume the portions provided were standard and we would be charged accordingly. This resulted in us having to pay about £200 extra, which I felt was very wrong, but she refused to compromise at all. In the interests of fairness, I would say the food is tasty, the service excellent but, If you are considering staying here, please make sure all costs are agreed upfront.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 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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Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2010

Villa vanille is a beautiful guesthouse away from Marrackech crowd that stands far from overrated touristic hôtels. Everything sounds just genuine : the rooms, the garden and animals, the traditional hammam (try!! I just loved it!), the two lovely swimming pools, cactaes and olive trees. Villa Vanille has been designed in such a good taste. You can even admire the atlas from the mirador while having a drink and chill out (it is really enjoyable to leave Marrackech after a day in the souk).
The young couple running the place is looking after their host with lots of care and call a taxi for you at any time to join Marrackech. You can choose from a wide range of local food for the evening meal and have delicious food or tea served where you want (garden, your terrasse, dining room). we have been impressed by the care given to the guest. I really recommand this guest house to all of those that are looking for both discoverying lively marrackech and enjoying a quiet rest. By the way, I never had such comfortable pillows!
You won't be disapointed!

  • Stayed February 2010, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2009

Villa Vanille is everything it says it is on the website and so much more. Now under the caring, new management of Florence and Nicholas the villa is a little spot of heaven set in beautiful gardens. On arrival, we were moved into a two bedroom suite (at no extra cost) as the room we had booked was on one of the terraces being used for a dinner that evening. We were in heaven. We lazed by one of the two pools with the scent of frangipani and nothing but the sound of bees to interrupt endless hours of reading and snoozing. For breakfast, Fatima, one of their trusted house staff, delivered plates of home made pancakes as light as air and freshly baked cake and rolls. Having done all the souks and museums on previous vists, we had no reason to leave the villa. Four wonderful days with breakfast, lunch and dinner either in a shady spot or on the terrace outside our room. Nothing is too much to ask. Go and enjoy and say I sent you!

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with friends
    • 4 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: N 60 - Douar Bellaaguid Commune Sidi Brahim | Palmeraie, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #380 of 1,136 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa Vanille 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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