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Villa Mandarine
Ranked #3 of 45 Hotels in Rabat
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 23, 2012

I have traveled more than 6 months a year all over the world for the past 6 years or so and stay in "cookie cutter" hotels where you wake up and can't tell the difference of where you're at or what hotel you're staying in! That changed with Villa Mandarine! Free breakfast with homemade jams, fresh fruit from the trees on the "estate" and peacocks wandering by... rooms are huge compared to typical villas. Staff was extremely pleasant and went out of their way to offer us food and drink after the restaurant and bar had closed! It was certainly memorable and the only place I will now stay in Rabat in my travels there!

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 10, 2012

In Rabat for a conference at the Sofitel, which was luckily sold out, which led us to find the Villa Mandarine via Trip Advisor. It was delightful. Stayed for three days. Excellent wifi! Grounds gorgeous, very private room with terrace, lovely pool, breakfast yummy (especially the homemade yogurt). Ten minutes via taxi to Sofitel. Villa Mandarine by far the better choice. Charming district, low rise, near many embassies. The very best part was the "hamman". While it wasn't the most beautiful spa, the treatment itself was magical. A steam was followed by "black soap" and then a wonderful scrub, followed by a good massage and hair washing.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 3, 2012

My wife and I stayed at Villa Mandarine our first night of a three-week tour of Morocco. We had just flown into Casablanca after some ten hours of travel from New York. We were exhausted but also excited. Villa Margine was the absolute best introduction we could have had to Morocco. It had all the comforts that a westerner would need in those circumstances but without losing the sense that, yes, we were in Morocco. It’s a beautiful hotel in a quiet affluent residential area outside the city center. Our room was large and spacious with a very comfortable king sized bed, a large modern bathroom and a small private loggia on the garden. It is built around a beautiful courtyard. Cabled internet in our room worked perfectly. The staff was very friendly and efficient. Dinner that night at the hotel was excellent. We went to sleep with the only sound being that of the hotel peacocks. One of the best night’s sleeps we had in Morocco. The next morning we were treated to a very good buffet breakfast. My only regret was that we only stayed one night

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 2, 2012

We stayed at the Villa Mandarine when in Rabat in April, 2012. It is set among all kinds of fruit trees, and all of the rooms wind down many halls and have their own private terrace in or overlooking the numerous gardens. Everything about the villa exceeded our expectations. The grounds, the public outdoor terraces and open courtyards are just beautiful. The entrance drive is charming and beckoning as well. The riad's rooms feature beds as comfortable as 'cocoons,' and each room was supplied with bananas, clementimes and mandarine oranges, homegrown of course, as well as fruit biscotti.

Walking into the large lounge with its cozy fireplace seating was very welcoming. On our way to the bar we passed through a room with a pool table which led to the bar and then to their restaurant. We had dinner there that was quite good (it is owned by a French family). This French family opened their home to the public while maintaining the original comfort and ambiance of a beautiful villa sheltered from the bustling city. Very nice!

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 28, 2012

Having reserved (10 days ahead of time), the staff informed me that Sundays they do not open the restaurant to people who are not staying in the hotel. Even after explaining that we traveled over 200 Kms for that dinner one in a lifetime first marriage anniversary, the staff, blaming us of course, showed and incredible lack of good manners, and refused us a table !!

None of the managers was there so we can explain the situation.

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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 24, 2012

We stayed here for a rest from the city stress and noise as we had travelled down for a day visit from Tangiers - what more could you ask for, a delightful hotel, rooms clean and above all the setting of the villa is gorgeous and quiet amongst lovely luxurious gardens, orange trees and peacocks. We dined in the restaurant in the evening, I took the set five course menu which was 500DH and delicious, well worth it. I visited the Spa but did not have the time to try it but looks beautiful. Much more of a family style and personal / quieter, than the Sofitel where we stayed before so if this is what you you are looking for would highly recommend. Personal parking also inside the property which is convenient. Breakfast was also very good and lots of choice, cereals, vienoisseries, fruits.

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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 23, 2012

We greatly enjoyed our visit to this hotel. The grounds are lovely to walk around. The service was great and everyone was very helpful. Though after staying in the medinas in Marrakesh, this was less centrally located than we anticipated so we chose to have dinner at the hotel as it was not very easy to get to another area. Dinner however was great, and looked to be a popular spot even among people who were not staying there.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Villa Mandarine

Address: 19 Rue Ouled Bousbaa | Souissi, Rabat 10030, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Rabat-Sale-Zemmour-Zaer Region > Rabat
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Rabat
#2 Luxury Hotel in Rabat
#2 Business Hotel in Rabat
Price Range: $177 - $357 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Villa Mandarine 4*
Number of rooms: 36
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