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“Fine place to catch a rest”
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Villa 55
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Reviewed February 28, 2013

Villa 55 is a fine hotel where we found our rest in combination with the beautyful surrounding of the Palmerai (nice for a bikeride), the excitement of nearby Marrakech and the Atlas Mountains. Very friendly service, good food, nice & clean rooms. Manuela - Amsterdam

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 5, 2013

We arrived at the Villa 55, located in the Palmaraie area in the northeast of the center of Marrakech after a short 20 Minute’s trip from the airport. We relied on a transport organized by the hotel through an agency in Marrakech. This service worked perfectly.

Shortly after entering the small hotel complex we encountered a warm, friendly and relaxed atmosphere. The hotel manager Alexandra met us personally, easily completed all formalities and supplied us with offered tea and biscuits and gave an update of the most important information on Marrakech.

The resort is in very good condition, well maintained and well laid out in detail with care. This applies even more for the rooms, which were designed in a right mix of style elements of old Arabic architecture and modern design. Who wants to treat themselves to a real luxury tries to grab the 3-bedroom suite with dressing room and a huge bathroom with sunken tub or the roof suite with great views. Who gets by with less is still spoiled with at least 2 bedrooms and Entrée.

The hotel food is cooked by a Moroccan chef who knows how to combine the craft of good French cuisine with the typical spicy dishes of his homeland. Especially recommended are its selection of local appetizers and a remarkably rich chocolate mousse. Among the main courses stand out his Tajine with beef and the vermicelli noodles. We had some trouble to decide as to who was the jewel of the hotel, the chef or the manager. Both are likely to have a significant part in the success of the project.

Alexandra's husband, a former elite cyclist, organizes longer bike tours and bike weeks in the higher regions of the west of Marrakech on request - it is a little cooler in the mountains, but be aware: this man is pretty fit. Do not try to challenge him when cycling in the Moroccan heat.

Small and big needs are met by the staff quickly and friendly. Tea, coffee, juices and pastries are offered at prices that we can dream in Central Europe only. Leave the organization of transportation to and from the city and other places necessarily to the hotel. This costs a little more, ok, but it works - even in terms of punctuality - quite outstanding. The drivers are familiar with the area, the price is fixed, and each driver speaks besides classical Arabic at least an Arabic dialect, French and English.

The price-performance ratio convinced (the food may be a bit more expensive than expected), the rooms are more than generously sized and equipped, the hotel - around the central pool – offers a working Wi-Fi for free. The only caveat: Hot water in the morning takes a little longer.

A small hotel with some incredible guest rooms and suites, which is run by Alexandra skillfully.
Our overall assessment: Highly recommend.

Thanks to Alex and her team, Peter & Claudia

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Stayed: October 2017, traveled with family
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  • Stayed: October 2017, traveled with friends
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  • Stayed: October 2017, traveled with friends
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Stayed: June 2017, traveled as a couple
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Stayed: October 2017, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Villa 55

Address: Douar Makina | Bab Atlas, la Palmeraie, Marrakech, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 304 Specialty Lodging in Marrakech
Price Range: $134 - $285 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa 55 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Villa 55 is a charming boutique hotel, situated near Marrakech, in the heart of the Palmeraie. At 15 minutes from the famous Djemal el Fna place, the Villa 55 is also located one hour from the ski resort of Oukaimeden, and in a few minutes of the finest golf courses in Morocco. The hotel is composed of 8 individuals suites and 2 rooms. Scattered around a beautiful outdoor heated swimming pool, all suites of the villa are very comfortable and subtly decorated with fabrics and furnishings combining the elegance and the Moroccan tradition. They all have an area of about 80 m2 and a garden. Some suites can accommodate up to 5 people, they are composed of a double bed, two benches separated, a single bed, a bathroom with shower and toilet separated, hairdryers are also available to you provision. The rooms have air conditioning, heating and some fireplace for chilly nights of winter. You will discover Moroccan dishes prepared by our chef, with vegetables form our organic vegetagles garden ... more   less 
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