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“An air of calm and great style” 4 of 5 stars
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La Villa Nomade
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   7 Derb el Marstane Zaouia El Abbasia Bab Taghzout | Médina, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #43 of 460 Hotels in Marrakech
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“An air of calm and great style”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Getting out of your car in a small market area in the north of Marrakech’s Medina, you enter a maze of narrow and windy corridors, and there at the end is a wood and brass door. Enter a different world.

Villa Nomade is quite something: an old house built around a shaded courtyard garden and fountain. Palm trees reach all the way up to the roof terrace. There is an air of calm, and great style wherever you look. Wifi is available all through.

On our first evening we ate in the dining room and particularly enjoyed an amazing salad - actually 8 delicious dishes on two silver stands. Exotic and refined.

You may hear a dove in the morning. Certainly you'll hear the early morning call to prayers.

Don't miss exploring Villa Nomade's roof terrace - a great place for breakfast or just reading and relaxing during the day.

We would recommend you explore the Medina on foot. Villa Nomade are happy to show you directions on a map. There is so much to see and people seem endlessly happy to help you find your destination.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

We staid 4 nights there in family with our 2 teenagers and absolutely loved it : a beautiful Riad in a lost part of the Medina, nice discreet service and beautiful features in the hotel. This is the kind of place which is really welcome after a day in Marrakech.
Rooms may not be as big as in other high-range riads but facilities (pool, terrace, patio) are wonderful. We had our last dinner in the Riad, worth paying the price : no need to search for different ideas, try the couscous which is absolutely awsome! If we go back to Marrakech, it will be there.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012

We were excited to try this restaurant, after reading a good review of it in our guide. Unfortunately, we paid top dollar to be seated in a cold hallway next to a brick wall, and the service was very bad from the start. All the dishes took a very long time to come out of the kitchen, and it was very hard to flag down the waitress to even get more bread. The management needs to have more waitresses on staff. Fortunately, this was the only bad dinner we had during our trip.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2011

I stayed here for three nights with my family. It would have been hard to find if someone from the riad hadn't come to greet me! At first, the ambiance was a bit cold, but, after a fantastic mint tea and cracking a couple jokes with the staff, we began to feel right at home. The names of the rooms and their decor were fun and imaginative. I stayed in two riads in Marrakesh, and I liked that this one was in a more traditional Moroccan neighbourhood where real Moroccans live. Here, as a tourist I was not harrassed as badly as in the Jemaa el Fna area. On our last night we enjoyed a great Moroccan meal at the riad.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2007

The trip got off to a bad start when the riad forgot to send someone to pick us up from the airport. La Villa Nomade is in the north of the medina (old town) which is just a maze of windy alleys. In the end we had to take a taxi but the hotel is in such a small alley that the taxi could not take us to the door. We were forced to rely on a posse of school kids to lead us to the riad in exchange for all the loose coins we had in our pockets. The hotel is not signposted as with much in Marrakech and we would never have found the riad without the children.

The room (Puigardeau) was nice and well appointed with a large bathroom overlooking the central courtyard. We ate breakfast in the courtyard and on the terrace but these are patrolled by the local cats. We had dinner on the first night. The food was good but expensive by Moroccan standards. Far better was the Riad des Mers seafood restaurant, about 5 minutes walk away (sorry cannot describe the walk, as again it was down lots of little alleys!) Really fantastic comfortable atmosphere and stonkingly fresh fish plus very friendly staff. Its on the ilove-marrakech website and we liked it so much we had dinner there twice in our 4 day visit.

A word of warning - this is primarily a French riad and the staff don't really speak much English.

  • Liked — quality of the room
  • Disliked — the location and the fact it was overrun by lots of cats!
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 7 Derb el Marstane Zaouia El Abbasia Bab Taghzout | Médina, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#15 Spa Hotel in Marrakech
#18 Luxury Hotel in Marrakech
#31 Family Hotel in Marrakech
#49 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — La Villa Nomade 5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Over the hubbub of the nearby bazaars, the soothing sounds of a fountain’s steady stream can be heard; a heavy door, discreetly ajar among the ancient facades of the old town (medina), opens onto one of Marrakech’s most beautiful riads.Nine rooms and 3 suites gathered around a large and shaded patio await you. In this palace, beautifully restored in the spirit of refined Arab tradition, you will discover a unique Marrakech. ... more   less 
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