Rating: Ultimate Price from: £995pp for three nights including flights from London, transfers and city tour.
Villa des Orangers is a former townhouse just 400 metres from the Djemmaa el Fna and Koutoubia Mosque. It has been beautifully converted to offer stylish accommodation. There are 27 rooms and suites plus a separate private riad. All rooms are decorated in traditional Moroccan style and have air conditioning, TV, minibar, 'phone and safe. All rooms and suites have en-suite bathrooms, and many have access to a private patio or terrace. Suites are larger and some have a separate lounge. The private riad has 2 suites, a solarium, conservatory and swimming pool - ideal for families or groups travelling together.
There are 3 elegant courtyards and a large garden, complete with the orange trees that gave the riad its name. There is a good size swimming pool, heated in winter, surrounded by sunloungers, and an additional rooftop pool. The villa has an impressive array of facilities including the Nuxe Spa with a hammam, and 3 lounges providing space to relax after a busy day's sightseeing.
There are 2 restaurants, specialising in French & Mediterranean cuisine and local Moroccan dishes, both with impressive wine lists. Meals can be enjoyed indoors or outside, by the pool, in the garden or on one of the many terraces. There is also an open air bar serving a range of refreshing drinks.
Being so close to the main tourist sites, this is an ideal spot from which to explore this lively and fascinating city, yet it is also a tranquil retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and offers many cosy corners in which to relax.
Location: Villa des Orangers is by Koutoubia Mosque, just a 5 minute walk from the Jemaa el Fna, and 15 minutes’ drive from the airport.
Rooms: There are 27 rooms and suites, comprising 4 deluxe rooms, 2 rooms with private terraces, 6 junior suites, 7 suites with private terraces, 5 larger suites with terraces and 3 master suites with balconies. All are air conditioned, have satellite TV, IDD phone, safe, minibar and en-suite bathroom. The 3 master suites also have living rooms with fireplaces and dressing areas. They also have DVD and CD players. Rooms and suites are arranged over 2 floors round the courtyards. There is also a private riad with 2 bedrooms, an inner courtyard and terrace with a pool (heated in winter)
Activities: You’re well placed for sightseeing and shopping in Marrakech.
Facilities: There are 3 courtyards and 3 pools, one in the garden (16m long and heated in winter), one on the roof terrace (5x7m) and the other in the private riad (5m long). The hotel has 3 lounges and 2 dining rooms. The Nuxe Spa has 3 treatment rooms and a hammam, a beauty centre and fitness centre with a treadmill, exercise bike and weights.
Dining: Meals are served in the dining rooms, courtyards or by the pool. Mediterranean and Moroccan cuisine is served. Mint tea and snacks are available during the day.
Children: Children over the age of 12 years are welcome
Communication: There is free Wi-Fi internet access in the lounges and courtyards.
A rich blend of Marrakech city life, historic Berber stongholds, exploring dramatic gorges, palm-filled oases and the vast Sahara desert.
Tribes Travel, The Old Dairy, Wood Farm, Ipswich Road,
Otley, Suffolk, IP6 9JW.
Office hours: Monday - Friday: 9am to 5.30pm
Telephone: 01473 890499