Villa Des Orangers in Marrakech
Villa Des Orangers is a Relais et Chateaux hotel
The former Marrakech residence of a judge, Villa des Orangers was acquired and converted into luxurious boutique accommodation by a French husband and wife team with an already established successful hotel business in Paris.
The style is Moorish palatial and it has 27 rooms and suites arranged on two levels around a trio of beautiful courtyards - one of them filled with the eponymous orange trees, others lavishly decorated with lacy carved plasterwork, fountains and gardens. All rooms have a bath and shower, mini-bar, safe, satellite TV and phone; some suites have private sun terraces.
All guests have access to the roof with its plunge pool and matchless views of the nearby Koutoubia Mosque and its landmark minaret. The location is good - just a few minutes walk from Jemaa El Fna, the old city's central square. Befitting its status as one of the few "Relais et Chateaux" hotels in Morocco, the service and attention to detail is outstanding.
The third courtyard has three luxurious garden suites overlooking a large pool (48 x 12 ft) and gardens. Each of these suites has a living room and bedroom with fireplace, bath and shower, small dressing room with double vanity facilities, plasma screen TV, CD and DVD player, internet connection, safe and mini-bar.
Eight of the suites are grouped with a traditional hammam with massage cabins, restaurant, a third pool, fitness room and winter lounge as well as a larger garden.
Also available is a small riad containing just two suites, a solarium, sitting room with fireplace, and even a small pool, to be booked as a whole.
The hammam and spa are excellent. Other features are a restaurant with Moroccan and Mediterranean cuisine, a massage cabin, beauty centre, boutique and changing room with shower for those guests who have a late check-out prior to leaving for the airport. Wireless internet is freely available in the lounges and courtyards.
The Villa Des Orangers does not normally accept bookings for children younger than 12 years.
Free nights, upgrades, hammam & massage and honeymoon special offers.
Live like Lawrence of Arabia and cross the orange dunes on a camel
Fes, Desert, Kasbahs, Todra Gorge & Marrakech
Feedback and reviews
Wonderful service and food, and the passion of the owners is evident in the attention to detail and enthusiasm of the staff. Only advise would be to book a room with its own balcony, it just makes the experience that much better. J.M in April 2010
Wonderful hotel in excellent position.The staff were v helpful and nothing was too much trouble.We ate in the dining room which was v good and the hotel were good about recommending places to eat.The rooms were all (I saw 3) large and interesting. S.C. in March 2010