Les 5 Djellabas
What We Love
- Rate includes ground airport transfers, free WiFi, daily breakfast (of a Moroccan or international menu) and VAT
- Sprawling olive grove gardens romantically lit by lanterns at night
- The exotic, traditional-meets-contemporary architecture and design of the property by Thierry Isnardon
- A long slate-blue swimming pool framed by palm trees
- Ten independent bungalows, complete with four-poster beds, fireplaces and roll-top baths with views of the garden
- There’s no spa or hammam, but in-room and alfresco beauty and massage treatments are available
What To Know
- For guests who book three nights or more, the rate includes one return transfer from the city center
- Top-level golf is one of the big draws of Les Cinq Djellabas, but it’s not on the doorstep — guests have access to five courses (ranging from 18 to 24 holes) located 20 to 45 minutes away by car
- Better suited to couples looking to escape from reality for a few days than families with kids
- Being outside the Palmeraie proper, you are somewhat isolated, so you’ll need to rent a car or rely on local taxi or car services to get around
- Top-flight cooking combines traditional Moroccan dishes with lighter European options, but the menu is fairly small
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
With a stay at Les 5 Djellabas in Marrakech (Palm Groves), you’ll be close to Museum Palmeraie. This 4-star guesthouse is within the vicinity of Palmeraie Golf and Bab Debbagh.
Make yourself at home in one of the 10 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and minibars. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and DVD players are provided for your entertainment. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and ceiling fans.
Enjoy recreation amenities such as an outdoor pool or take in the view from a garden. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and a hair salon.
Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the guesthouse’s room service (during limited hours). Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar.
Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, multilingual staff, and a library. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available on request), and a train station pick-up service is also provided at no charge.
How to Get There
From the seamless airport pick up to leaving everything about this stay was top notch. The rooms are beautifully appointed, breakfast in the garden was a delight (but beware the many wasps), the pool was stunning with great service from the very friendly staff, and we ate a couple of times in the restaurant for dinner which although quiet was lovely. One of the most restful and enjoyable stays we’ve had anywhere, and great value. We will be back!!!
Absolutely loved our week here. The hotel and gardens are truly beautiful. Each villa is perfectly set up and attention to detail is wonderful even including two sun hats and a wicker shopping basket.
Included in our room rate the hotel arranged transfer to and from the airport and one return trip a day or night into Marrakech (aprox 20mins) they also bend over backwards to help with anything you want. From booking restaurants, excursions, massages, suncream..I really mean it you name it and they solve it.
I can't actually stress enough how amazing this place is and what a brilliant team they have here. Breakfast is served outside your room in the beautiful gardens surrounded by singing birds at whenever time you call for it and there is plenty of it...Morroccan pancakes, fruit, yoghurt, croissants, home made jams, cakes, bread, orange juice and coffee but if you want more then all you have to do is ask. Lunch by the pool and dinner either in the hotel restaurant or at one of the many choices in town . We loved NOMAD and LE JARDIN (booking advisable) and a walk around the Medina and then pick up by your driver as arranged. Lots of helpful advice on places to visit and things to do but in truth we spent our days by the beautiful pool relaxing. The pool house has a library of books you can borrow and the wifi is good thoughout the hotel, villas and gardens. During our stay the weather was 40 degrees but each villa has very good air con and a ceiling fan and plenty of umbrellas round the pool.
The hotel is wonderfully quiet and with only 10 villas no chance of being crowded.Beautiful sunsets from our mini garden every night. Really was hard to leave this place and would highly recommend to anyone who wants to have a wonderful relaxing holiday.
ROOM –The villas at Hotel Les Cinq Djellabas are heavenly! There are only ten villas altogether so even if the hotel is fully booked, it really doesn’t ever feel busy! Our villa was so stunning, very modern and clean and cool on the inside, built from mud on the outside with a gorgeous thatched roof. There is loads of space in the villa for two people (we also had a lot of luggage). The bed is very comfortable with plush and soft linen. Our bathroom was lovely, with an excellent spacious shower and we appreciated that the toilet was separated from the rest of the villa (unlike some hotels where the toilet is not very private). The AC and fan work a dream and are much needed in summer. The wifi in the room was also perfect.
LOCATION- The Hotel Les Cinq Djellabas is located in quite a remote spot, it’s around 20 minutes drive from the Old Town Medina, and 30 minutes from the Marrakech airport. It’s easy to get to by taxi, the driveway area is reached by a bumpy dirt road. I love Marrakech, but the old town does often get VERY busy, which is obviously part of the charm of it, but it’s absolutely lovely to be able to come to the Les Cinq Djellabas, it feels like a true desert oasis escape.
FACILITIES - The beautiful gradient pool is the star of the property, it’s very pretty, with good quality daybeds and pillows around it, some areas are shaded with umbrella and others are very sunny. The roof terrace above the main enrrance, lobby area and restaurant is a spectacular spot to take in the sunset, surrounded by cacti and palm trees. The Gardens are quiet and well maintained, though we mostly stayed by the pool. There is no specific spa area at the hotel, but we did book massages through reception and two excellent therapists visited bringing massage tables with them to our room (we had a choice of indoor or outdoor). The massages were very well priced and the therapists were super professional.
FOOD – We loved our breakfast every morning at Les Cinq Djellabas! It was always delicious and picture perfect. We also ate dinner in the restaurant each night and we thought the standard was very high.
STAFF – All the staff were very pleasant and discreet. The only issue we had was with the hotel driver who can be booked for journeys to and from the hotel. He was very friendly on our first drive with him, and told us we didn't need to pay him straight away. We assumed the taxi fares would be added to our hotel bill. But after check out, when we drove with him again to the airport, to depart Marrakech, he told us we had to pay him still for the first trip, which we did immediately, while apologising for not realising. Then, when we arrived at the airport, the cost of that journey was 150 dirhams, we gave him 200 dirhams in cash and he told us he had no change and would have to take the 200 dirhams. We then said we would change the cash with someone, or quickly buy water so we had the right amount, he became gruff and unfriendly and suddenly he told us he did have 50 dirhams change. He basically threw the change at us, didn't help with luggage, or say farewell, just slammed his door and drove off. I suggest if you take the hotel transfer, make sure to have the correct cash ready!