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La Villa des Orangers - Hotel
Ranked #29 of 496 Hotels in Marrakech
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london
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79 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“This hotel is heaven on earth”
Reviewed October 14, 2009

We went for a short break for our anniversary to Marrakech.We wanted to book a nice hotel and we just found that in the Villa des Organgers. Oddly enough, the hotel's website is ok, but it doesn't give the hotel not enough credit. Te old part of the hotel is so charming, the pool area just heaven for relaxation. The rooms are air conditioned, very well eqipped and bathrooms are almost as big as the rooms itself. You don't need to book a room witha balvony or terrace. The hotel has so many hidden places where you can rest and enjoy your stay. Absolut plus: free softdrinks in the room at the salon and the pool, free laundry and a free lunch which was superb. The spa menu was good. I choose the tradional hamman and was so surprised how nice and refreshing this was.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 25, 2009

very beautifull, excellent service and nice additions like free lunch. did have a grand suite which has great terrace and was completely worth the extra. felt very spoilt and relaxed. would definitely go back for some winter sun

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed September 16, 2009

La Villa des Orangers must be the best hotel in Marrakech. My husband and I have just spent 6 nights there this September and have just returned home feeling totally pampered and spoilt. The level of service there is incredibly high and it is all offered with such charm, warmth and generousity.

In fact "generous" is a good word to describe the hotel. The room rate includes a wonderful breakfast served on your own private terrace over looking Marrakech, then you may order just as many coffees, moroccan mint teas, fresh orange juices, soft drinks and waters as you could possibly want. A delicious three course lunch is also included and then throughout the day you many continue ordering soft drinks and teas or coffees brought to your room, terrace or beside the pools where ever you may be. The staff are just so charming as they pad about in their soft moroccan slippers, that's not to disturb you from the tinkling water of the fountains. The mayhem that is Marrakech is just there outside the walls of this beautiful old Riad but you would never know it!

We were looked after in such a wonderful, concerned way. The hotel has a fabulous chef and we ate his dinner one night and it was delicious and just so preety on the plates. But Marrakech has so many restaurants to choose from and the hotel desk staff make sure you have the right reservation in the right place with the petit taxi there to take you and bring you back if necessary. One night my husband was feeling unwell so the hotel cancelled our reservation, set up a table on our terrace and brought him plain pasta and bread to make him feel better. They were just so kind and they didn't charge us either.

It's a very special place, wonderful staff, very good food, beautiful and comfortable rooms, music and fountains tinkling in the early evening, we just loved it!
NB.
Watch out for the false friends on the streets saying "Hi, you know me, I work at your hotel" - they don't!

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 21, 2009

My wife and I stayed for three nights in August. The service was genuine, friendly and ensured we thoroughly enjoyed Marrakech through the thoughtful touches and advice. Room was lovely - again a great combination of luxury and authenticity. Dinner by the pool is a memory that will stay with us a long time, as are the constant and varied scents and fragrances that each room or courtyard offered. We will definitely return, next time with the children, and would wholeheartedly recommend Villa des Orangers on every level. Thanks for a wonderful weekend.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Los Angeles
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Reviewed August 15, 2009

10 of us stayed here in July. My husband and I were legally married here in CA and wanted a small 'ceremony' with our 18-26 year old children as we traveled in Europe. We chose Marrakech and I chose Villa des Orangers as our hotel only by what I read and saw on the internet. We decided to just find a location and a restaurant for an impromtu wedding when we arrived. The hotel could not have been more suited for our needs based on how beautiful it was and how accommodating the staff was. When we told them what we wanted to do, the response was, 'Madam, it would be our privelege and our pleasure to help you.'
The service overall was exceptional. Breakfast and a light lunch included as described on their website was full service with a menu of many wonderful choices. The staff anticipated our every need and were all very gracious. Our 'wedding' included an area in the garden set aside for champagne and appetizers and then a beautiful poolside setting for dinner and a special raspberry tart made by the kitchen.
The setting, the service, (especially Mohammed and Mustapha!), the proximity to the action of Marrakech all make it a must visit! I agree about the bathrobes but also...the SOAP! I bought some to take home because it smells so good!
We can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed April 7, 2009

Our 3 night stay in late March at the Villa des Orangers was first class. We were collected from the airport and arrived some 20 minutes later at the Villa, the entrance to which is just wonderful; tucked in between a couple of bike shops! Inside, the exceptional high quality of the Villa soon becomes apparent! We had a beautiful suite (Room No. 27) overlooking a courtyard, with a private roof terrace. The shower and bath room was cavernous and covered in beautiful marble and local rendering.

The cuisine at the Villa is very good indeed, with an excellent wine selection.
Breakfast is until …whenever, and can be served almost anywhere you wish!

The location of the villa was excellent – within the Medina but not so claustrophobic as being located by the souk area. The Jemaa El Fna “square” and the main souk area are a pleasant 10 minute walk away; definitely make sure that you visit the evening food stalls for great entertainment at night!!

The quality of service at the Villa was outstanding; dinner reservations at other restaurants and taxi arrangements to take and collect us, all went without a hitch! Room service deliveries of ice etc. were prompt and pleasant and we had a constant refilling of complimentary water and fruit.

The Villa’s hammam was outstandingly clean and wonderful; an absolute must to distress yourself! The bath robes provided are the most luxurious we have ever had, and available in the Villa shop. (and well worth the excess baggage cost to get home!).

The only drawback was that the wifi internet connection was weak, and required laptop and iPhone to be within a short distance of reception to get a signal.

We only spent 3 nights at the Villa, and could have spent longer, but the hotel staff made it feel as if we had been there for ever!

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 2, 2009

This is a really good hotel, professionally run right in the centre of the Medina of Marrekech well within walking distance of the major sights. It is expensive but isn't everything now that the value of sterling has fallen drastically and for the money perhaps the rooms are a little small for the money. We had 2 suites both with roof terraces but be warned they are not really suites just slightly larger rooms. The hotel can be a little noisy at night but this is inevitable given its location - would wouldn't believe it was there from the outside.

Service is particularly good with top class staff and a very good restaurant. Our children were well looked after and their only complaint was that there was no one else of similar age there making them stand out in what was otherwise very much a romantic couples sort of place.

I would definately recommend this place.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled with family
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Property: La Villa des Orangers - Hotel
Address: 6 rue Sidi Mimoun, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#12 Family Hotel in Marrakech
#18 Luxury Hotel in Marrakech
#21 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
#43 Business Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — La Villa des Orangers - Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the foot of the Koutoubia mosque, with its matchless landmark minaret and only 5 minutes walk from the Jemaa el Fna square, the Villa des Orangers offers an exceptional location to explore the medina. The Villa des Orangers is an intimate haven of peace located near the bustling souks of Marrakech with 27 rooms and suites arranged on two levels around three verdant open-sky patios with water fountains surrounded by galleries of chiseled plaster and a garden. ... more   less 
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