La Villa Des Orangers – Relais & Châteaux
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
A stay at La Villa Des Orangers – Relais & Châteaux places you in the heart of Marrakech, walking distance from Kasbah Mosque and Moulay Al Yazid Mosque. This 5-star hotel is within close proximity of Saadian Tombs and Koutoubia Minaret.
Make yourself at home in one of the 27 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring minibars and LCD televisions. Satellite programming and DVD players are provided for your entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature complimentary toiletries and bathrobes. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and complimentary newspapers.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. You’re sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, which include 3 outdoor swimming pools and a fitness center. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands.
Food & Drink
Satisfy your appetite at the hotel’s restaurant, which serves lunch and dinner, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Relax with a refreshing drink at one of the 3 bars/lounges.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services.
How to Get There
La Villa des Orangers effortlessly blends old riad charm wit the amenities and atmosphere of an upscale, 5* hotel and the result is magical. The layout is sprawling which made for a lot of fun exploring and discovering nooks and crannies.
3 pools to choose from including one on the roof where you are also afforded stunning views of the sunset over Marrakech.
We opted for breakfast on the terrace of our Grand Master Suite which arrives promptly at the time you specify and impeccably presented.
The absence of a bar is replaced by smiling staff who deliver drinks to you, wherever you are in the villa; perhaps in one of the many lounge areas, the orange courtyard or around the fire pit.
A 5* experience from the moment you walk in
La Villa des Orangers is a fabulous hotel run by highly skilled, dedicated and charming people. The rooms are delightful, spacious, we especially like room 5, and comfortable. The suites with a roof terrace are worth the extra expense as you can have breakfast in quiet solitude up there with the storks wheeling overhead. Breakfast is my favourite meal there, delicious freshly squeezed orange juice, home made jams (the fig jam is exceptional), Moroccan breads and french pastries, softly scrambled yellow eggs, wonderful home made apple compote with yogurt, OH YUM YUM! Dinner is also exceptional and we think offers the best food in Marrakech. Sitting by the pool with the tinkling of water, the scent of orange blossom and the exceptional service is pure delight. The menu is split between french and Moroccan specialities and it is all delicious. The Moroccan lamb dish is just divine. I could not recommend this hotel more highly, it is wonderful.
if you have to spend a few days and find the right size between a large hotel and a riad, this hotel is the right balance.
Thanks to its very good manager
manages to have a high attention to customers. I also recommend it for its proximity to all the destinations.
I hope to come back soon
Beautiful property with several lovely public seating areas, excellent spa, and very competent and personable staff. The Villa is a short walk to the main plaza and the souks. The Villa, however, has no elevators, so all rooms on the second floor are walk ups. Worse yet, our original room, billed as a suite, had a sitting room and bathroom on the first floor and and a bedroom on the second floor. The connecting staircase is steep and has no handrails. Very dangerous for seniors who need to take nocturnal bio breaks. The room also did not have a shower. We would have left after the first night had we not been moved to another room, with a shower and tub. It was on the second floor, and at best average for a high end hotel. My advice is that you get specific Information as to location and layout of the room before booking.
Our favorite property in our visit to southern Spain and Marrakech. Beautiful riad-style boutique hotel. We had a room with a balcony which was superb. Large, beautiful room and a large balcony with great city views.
The staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful and the location to the souk is great; very close but not in it. We used a guide and a driver through the hotel to help us get oriented. Neither were expensive; guide was 300MAD for 3 hours, driver was 600MAD for 4 hours. Worth it to us.
Unrelated to the hotel itself, I will add some thoughts on the city experience. It was our first time in Marrakech and we were a bit concerned about safety and especially going into the labyrinthine souk. We needn't have been. We found people to be very friendly. We arranged a guide through the hotel for a tour of the nearby area and our first visit to the souk. He was friendly and very knowledgeable but all the usual cautions on guides in the souk hold: they take you to shops where they have an arrangement with the merchant. Despite my clearly saying I did not want to do it this way it happened anyway.
It was only on our visit to the souk unguided that it became clear what the real impact of a guide was. Interestingly, we were actually hassled less not more without a guide. Also, the initial prices offered unguided seemed to be much more realistic than those with the guide. For example a merchant showed us a necklace for 1000MAD that he said would have been 3000MAD had we been with a guide as he would have to go through a much more aggressive negotiation, and pay the guide. We got it for 600; better than the rule of thumb guidance you read about trying to get to a third the original offer (had we started at 3000). Contrast that to a bowl shown with a guide at 15000MAD (ridiculous) that we got down to 4000MAD (less ridiculous). We did get to witness the negotiation between the merchant and the guide which was clearly all staged. The merchant knew our price before we entered (we returned the next day with the same guide as we would have never have found the merchant again) I am quite sure. But they went through this dance for us anyway, as though the outcome was in doubt. It still should have been less but we liked it, and in fairness we would never had found this shop without a guide as it was very nondescript and tucked away. In general though, I prefer a real price and a reasonable negotiation to the ridiculously inflated starting point. Oh, and don't be like me: take your time getting to the bottom line. They expect to negotiate and get offended when you throw out one price then don't budge.