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“A *wonderful* find” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Villa Vanille
Ranked #543 of 1,176 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Kent, England
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“A *wonderful* find”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2007

We have just returned from a wonderful few days at Villa Vanille and could not recommend it more highly. Removed from the hustle and bustle of the medina, you can relax and unwind in a way I didn't think was possible in Marrakech. There are 4 rooms in 2 separate bungalows (containing a double room and a suite each) set in magnificent gardens and each has a private terrace too. The pretty suite answered our every need, with a large bath to relax in, comfortable furnishings, an open fire and a fridge (and satellite TV if that's what you're after). You can choose to have breakfast (and lunch and dinner if you wish) on your terrace, or by the pool, or in the cosy Moroccan-style pavillion, or in a luxurious Berber tent in the garden - it's all about you the guest and what you would like to do. The food is very fresh and well-cooked and drinks are available whenever you would like during the day.
The owners Pia (Swedish) and Pierre (French) are lovely and helpful. They are discreet and leave you to enjoy your holiday as you wish but if you need it, they are full of good advice on trips and restaurants. They will phone a trusted taxi driver to take you on the cheap 15-minute drive to town and you can then arrange to meet him at a specified time or phone him to collect you and take you back to the Villa. Equally if you fancy a trip into the magnificent Atlas mountains, it's just an hour's drive with anoher of their recommended drivers. And if you just feel taking it easy, Pia is a qualified masseuse who will work her magic on your achey shoulders in a comfortable cabin at the far end of the gardens. Villa Vanille is a real gem.

  • Liked — The sheer comfort and atmosphere
  • Disliked — not applicable
  • Stayed March 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank FKKent
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2006

This was our second visit to Marrakech and we were looking for a special place to relax and chill out. We love boutique hotels and unusual places and thought Villa Vanille's website looked quite nice. We were a little nervous though as there were no existing reviews on Trip Advisor or in any of the UK press.

We needn't have worried. This place is really rather special. The owners, Pia & Pierre, are really sweet and very conscientious. There are two bungalows in the grounds of their private house and each bungalow has two separate rooms - one double and one suite (the rooms can be rented separately). We stayed in one of the suites which consisted of a bedroom, a bathroom, a lounge and a terrace. Not enormous, but very comfortable and furnished in a typical moroccan style with a twist of the owners' french/swedish culture.

The two bungalows share a beautiful new pool, which is painted black. Its one of the nicest pools we've seen and the red dragon flies darting over it were beautiful. They have great sunbeds and a really cool raised terrace with a view across the city of Marrakech.

Lunch and dinner is served wherever you fancy - beneath the trees by the pool or on your private terrace. Food was extremely tasty although breakfast did become a little monotonous after the first few days. Pia gave us the name of a fantastic local taxi driver and it cost approx £6 to get into the Medina. Pia was also great with recommending restaurants.

We had an amazing time at Villa Vanille and will definitely be back.

  • Stayed April 2006
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Villa Vanille

Property: Villa Vanille
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 #543 of 1,176 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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