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Riad Vanilla sma

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This Riad was an 11/10 experience! I can hardly put into words how amazing our trip was to Marrakech and that was large in part because of our Riad and our host Nelly. Before we arrived Nelly the owner of our Riad answered my ridiculous amount of emails quickly. She organised our transfer to the hotel and made suggestions for...

Thank blbaxter
Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 1 week ago

Vanilla sma is a small Riad with excellent ambience which makes you feel cozy and at home. It is perfectly located, centrally in the old town (Medina), but placed in an ally (which makes it quit) off one of the main streets. The service is excellent and the facilities include both an small indoors pool and a rooftop terrace with...

Thank Peter_Ekh
Marlborough, Connecticut
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Vanilla Sma was a great Oasis in the Median in Marrakech. Nelly was a wonderful hostess and her team were equally great. Redouane was attentive and service was impeccable. The food was great, especially loved our dinner on the terrace at night. The rooms were quite comfortable, but definitely designed for couples - not much bathroom privacy for friends traveling...

1Thank cherylmorg
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

We are currently on our flight home from our first experience of Marrakech, a 4 night stay for our honeymoon and my 40th birthday, and we didn't leave without booking a return stay at Vanilla SMA ❤️ We landed in Marrakech with our 6 month old baby not really knowing what to expect. We were met by our taxi driver...

1Thank Sophie F
Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 19 February 2017

My boyfriend and I can only recommend the vanilla sma. When we arrived in Marrakesh we had some troubles with our taxi driver, with some "helpful" people who cheated on us. When we stumbled into the vanilla sma, Redouane, the manager, was our life safer. He helped us in every possible situation (booking tours, explaining us what to do in...

1Thank jasalzlechner
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Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful stay at this magical Riad. Nelly has impeccable taste and everything was perfect! The calming white and creams are such a contrast to the colorful craziness of the souk. Tucked away on a little street, this place was such a treasure for us to find. The breakfast was so tasty, everything homemade and omelettes upon request....

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Reviewed 29 November 2016

We fell in love with Nelly, the riad's owner, who is the loveliest host! She sat down with us as soon as arrived and made us feel much more at ease (it is a crazy place when you first arrive!). Nelly got the map out, circled where we needed to go and tips for each place. She recommended an amazing...

Thank livi_6567
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 18 November 2016

I booked Riad Vanilla after reading all the wonderful reviews on here. I was travelling to Marrakech on my own and needed somewhere I would feel comfortable and safe. From the moment I booked I knew I was in good hands. Nelly, the owner was so friendly and went put of her way to make you feel welcome. Redouan the...

Thank Korleen
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Our second visit to Riad Vanilla Sma at the end of October was just as deeply relaxing and enjoyable as the first a year ago. Charming and attentive staff make you feel completely spoilt and looked after at this hidden gem of a Riad. They always go above and beyond. Breakfast on the rooftop terrace was delicious. The bedroom decor...

Thank ijei
St. Petersburg, Florida
Reviewed 8 September 2016

This is a wonderful riad and we enjoyed every minute here. The owner was out of town, but manager Redouan took care of our every need. He gave us a good map of the city and gave us good ideas where to go and what to see. The breakfasts were delicious and the two dinners we had here were the...

Thank Lee A

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Riad Vanilla sma

Address: 166 Derb Jdid, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Price Range: $151 - $198 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“All rooms are nice!”
livi_6567, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“keep in mind that most Riad batthrooms have no door, only a curtain.. :)”
PerlinaPD, 25 Apr 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are very nicely appointed”
jennifereaston3, 28 Mar 2016 | Read review
“All six suites have an individual touch - so try them all... ;-)”
TobiasV387, 26 Oct 2015 | Read review
“All the rooms are beautiful!”
suzicuzi, 17 Sep 2015 | Read review
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