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Riad Vanilla sma

166 Derb Jdid, Marrakech 40000 Morocco
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#36 of 1,338 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Travellers' Choice
The Riad has been renovated with passion, respect to authenticity into a peaceful, supremely comfortable, elegant oasis.Our discreet staff will be on hand at all the time to assist you, to make your stay unforgettable perfect in every way.We are just a five minutes walk from the famous Jamaa El Fna square.
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Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Indoor pool
Breakfast in the room
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
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Seating area
Laptop safe
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Italian
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Djbplb6 wrote a review Mar 2020
Birmingham, United Kingdom15 contributions32 helpful votes
The Riad Vanilla Sma is a tranquil retreat in the heart of the Medina (walled old city). Everything was perfect for us. Our transfer from the airport was well organised by the riad without any problems. The owner, Nelly, has created a quiet haven for her guests with much attention to detail. The small team of staff are attentive and professional. With special thanks to Abdel who would greet us everyday with fresh mint tea and his warm personality, he made our stay memorable, a real home from home. I visited in March 2020 with my daughter Holly and would love to return soon. Thank you all xx
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
1 Helpful vote
Finest wrote a review Jan 2020
Gold Coast40 contributions25 helpful votes
Love love this Riad.. wish we could stay longer. Well first of all thank you for welcoming us to your beautiful riad. It felt like being at home. Very clean room, exceptional staff and service . Very hospitable, friendly & helpful.The riad just stunningly decorated without being too pretentious. Very close to to the Souks yet quite and private only six rooms. Breakfast just delicious. Lunch & dinner freshly prepared upon request with gourmet ingredients .. wow amazing flavour.The Hammam & massage experience was the best. Lovely tagine dinner served after the hammam. Private tul tuk was organised in very reasonable price.Aziz the driver took us around from the riad and basically anywhere we want to go. The rooftop where you enjoy Moroccan tea & sweets or just read a book under the sun.Thank you team and keep up your excellent work. We will be back hopefully this year. Would definitely recommend this to everyone!
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
2 Helpful votes
Gabriel C wrote a review Dec 2019
Braintree, Massachusetts22 contributions8 helpful votes
I stayed at this beautiful Riad for 4 nights while in Marrakech. Upon arrival, the owner drew us a detailed map of all the great restaurants, where to explore, and even filled us in on tips and tricks of negotiating with cabs and locals. She helped us arrange transport from the Riad and also helped us book a tour guide for a day in the city. On our last night here, I treated myself to the hammam and massage package that's offered inside the Riad. The great thing about this Riad is that they have a dedicated hammam so that you don't have to travel outside to get that done. When you're clean and well oiled, you don't really want to be traipsing back home. It's nice to be able to just go back upstairs after a nice relaxing massage and hammam. I would highly recommend Nelly and Riad Vanilla Sma for your stay in Marrakech.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Matt C. wrote a review Oct 2019
4 contributions6 helpful votes
My gf and I stayed at the Riad Vanilla Sma for about three nights and the staff was incredible. They attended to our every need and helped us really enjoy our stay in Marrakesh. The last night of our stay they prepared us a wonderful, romantic candlelit dinner that really put the whole experience over the top. The Riad itself is beautiful and tranquil. Its location makes it easy to access from the main thoroughfare of market streets of Souks, while also isolated enough to buffer the guests from the excitement of the market.
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Date of stay: September 2019
2 Helpful votes
Thea_Angelina wrote a review Oct 2019
Zurich, Switzerland508 contributions142 helpful votes
This beautiful little riad has 6 rooms and is located in the middle of the Medina - about 5-10min walk to the main square (depending on how good you can resist the shops and fruit juice stand on the way). It is decorated ever so nicely and it feels as if entering an oasis after being in busy and dazzling Marrakech. The room is perfect and the bed comfortable. For breakfast you will be served delicious food (fresh juice, coffee, tea, cakes, pastries, eggs etc.) between 8 and 10 but if you want it earlier or later, just talk to the lovely staff and they will make it possible. And this is the crucial part of the fantastic stay - the staff! All of them are ever so lovely, helpful and considerate. It feels like a home more than a B&B. Like being with friends! We will go back for sure! Thank you ever so much for everything.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
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Frequently Asked Questions about Riad Vanilla sma
Which popular attractions are close to Riad Vanilla sma?
Nearby attractions include Escape The Medina (0.3 km), Aux Merveilles de Marrakech (0.5 km), and Boucharouite Museum (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Riad Vanilla sma?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
What food & drink options are available at Riad Vanilla sma?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Riad Vanilla sma?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Riad Vanilla sma?
Conveniently located restaurants include Casa Lalla Restaurant, Cafe Restaurant Dar L'hssira, and La Cantine Des Gazelles.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Riad Vanilla sma?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool during their stay.
Does Riad Vanilla sma have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Riad Vanilla sma offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Riad Vanilla sma?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Riad Vanilla sma?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Palácio da Bahia (0.7 km), Medina of Marrakesh (0.7 km), and Medersa Ben Youssef (7.2 km).