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166, Derb Jdid, Dabachi, Medina, Medina, 40000 Marrakesh, Morocco – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.4/10! (score from 164 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at Riad Vanilla Sma.
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Terrace, Sun Deck
Sauna, Massage, Turkish/Steam Bath
Food & Drink
Breakfast in the Room
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and charges apply.
Packed Lunches, Car Rental, Airport Shuttle (surcharge), 24-Hour Front Desk, Express Check-in/Check-out, Tour Desk, Baggage Storage, Concierge Service, Laundry, Ironing Service, Honeymoon Suite
Safe, Non-smoking Rooms, Heating, Air Conditioning, Designated Smoking Area
From 2:00 PM
Until 12:00 PM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
One child under 2 years stays free of charge when using existing beds.
One child under 2 years stays free of charge in a crib.
The maximum number of extra beds/cribs in a room is 1.
Pets are not allowed.
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Based on 164 reviews
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This Riad is located in central Marrakesh, a 10-minute walk from Koutoubia Mosque. It offers a shaded rooftop terrace and 5 guest rooms.
Score from 93 reviews Wonderful
Located in the Old Medina in Marrakech, Riad 72 is a boutique hotel and offers guest rooms decorated in a traditional Moroccan style, a hammam and patio. Jemaa El Fna Square is a 10-minute walk away.
Score from 30 reviews Exceptional
Riad Shama is in an 18th-century building with cedar ceilings. It offers accommodations with private bathrooms, a terrace and swimming pool. Free Wi-Fi and free parking are available.
Score from 234 reviews Very good
Located just a 3-minute walk from the spice market, Riad des Eaux et des Epices offers a rooftop terrace with panoramic views of the Atlas Mountains.
Score from 32 reviews Excellent
May 4, 2015
Simple an amazing experience! From our initial greeting and introduction to the Medina from Hisham, up to the overall catering of Nelly, we just could not ask for a better experience! The rooms are amazing and even the tranquil smell of the court yard riad area provided a a feeling of a home comfort.. Definitely a must!!!
April 28, 2015
Open space between room & bathroom but this didn't bother us!
Nellie will give you all the necessary advice in order to get the most out of your stay in Marrakech!
April 19, 2015
Service, Clean, beautiful design
April 7, 2015
-The staff at this place was the nicest staff I have ever encountered in all of my travels. -The property was very clean and located within a 5 min walk to the square. -You can arrange all your meals at the property as well as all your tours. -Hands down the best experience I have ever had at an accommodation.
March 30, 2015
March 26, 2015
The dinners and lunch are overpriced compared to what you would pay in local restaurants. You pay the huge extra for convenience.
Friendly and helpful staff, clean and comfortable. Very close to jamma el fna and all the action yet very quiet at night.
March 16, 2015
Location & super friendly staff.
March 14, 2015
There wasn't anything we didn't like. There isn't a wall or door separating the bathroom from the room but it is Marrakech. Everything was incredible.
The location was fantastic. We arrived late at night but with Nellys help were still able to get ourselves to the square and back. The staff were incredible. Always on hand. Always smiling. And constantly thinking one step ahead of you.
March 3, 2015
Nothing - can't fault a thing!
Absolutely everything! Rooms - amazing and comfortable; location - perfect; staff and friendliness - beyond outstanding; this is the place to stay.
February 26, 2015
Location ideal and very helpful staff friendly and efficient! Beds were extremely comfortable' breakfast was delicious!
February 25, 2015
We stayed in three riads. This was by far the best and if I ever return to Marrakech I would definitely stay in this one again.
February 15, 2015
Make sure you arrange to be taken to the Riad as it's very hard to find first time round.
Very friendly and helpful staff. Beautifully designed Riad.
February 12, 2015
Clean crisp sheets - comfy beds and excellent location. Staff were so friendly . Definitely going back!
February 9, 2015
Nelly and the team were all lovely, extremely welcoming and helpful. They did all they possibly could to make our stay enjoyable. We stayed in the Suite Sma, which was nice and spacious. The bed was very comfy and the big bath was a nice touch. The riad was really lovely and quiet. Just what we needed after a whole day in the busy medina. Breakfast was delicious. We also strongly recommend the dinner. After having a few not so great veggie meals in town, the home made veggie tajine was to-die-for. It's also worth taking the airport transfer offered by the riad. I don't think we would have found it without it. All in all, we've had a really great stay. We'll happily stay there again and we'll definitely recommend it to friends.
January 25, 2015
Very helpful owner. Extremely nice and qualified staff. One feels part of the family.
January 21, 2015
As other guest said, there is no door between the bedroom and the toilet. Wifi only works on the ground floor. We had some unpleasant meetings when we came back at night (by night i mean 8pm). First night, a junkie followed us asking for money, the second night three guys screamed at us calling me "pute" many times (we're a young couple and my boyfriend is a boxer 1.90tall, not inspiring for street fight) We thought there was a sort of "pusher's corner" that we disturbed walking by. Now, we had never been in danger (as in all the city center, it's very safe) but we were little worried coming back at night, cause the riad is in a very little and dark alley, desert, except for those guys. Anyway, no other guest noticed it, maybe we were just unlucky.
Beautiful building and nice room (we were in the Sma suite) nice staff (we met Nelly just once cause she was sick during our stay), good breakfast, 5min walking from Jemaa el Fna. They arrange us the transfer to the Casablanca's airport.
December 25, 2014
Our room was almost in the lobby and had a glass door (had curtains). Whoever is in the lobby can hear every word you say.
November 21, 2014
Big welcome and really quiet in the middle of a bustling city. Nothing is too difficult for Nelly and her staff who arrange everything for you.
November 11, 2014
Since the suite had a huge tub, the shower was just so-so. It would be helpful to have the front entrance better identifed as Riad Vanilla Smaa.
I was lucky to book the Sma suite and it was perfect. Upon arrival you were greeted with tea and cookies, and given a map with guidance around Marrakech. The owner was engaging and willing to help in any way. It was great to have the transport to the airport taken care of with little cost. Once you found the riad, it was convenient to get around around the medina.
November 10, 2014
Fantastic location, beautifully appointed, amazing food, staff and hamman. Couldn't fault a single thing. Our group stayed in 4 of the 6 rooms available and all were beautiful. Nelly and her staff were all brilliant, friendly and extremely helpful.
November 2, 2014
The bedroom and bathroom are open plan which might not suit everyone.
The staff were fabulous, friendly, generous and nothing was too much trouble. The riad was clean, cool and elegant. Loved the crisp white cotton sheets and very comfortable beds and pillows. A very relaxing refuge from the mad Medina.
October 29, 2014
Nelly was super accommodating and helped ensure our trip ran completely smoothly from organizing airport pickup to also speaking with our next transfer asking if he could take us to Jardin Marjorelle on our way to our next Riad. It was our first time in Marrakech and being two girls we wanted to make sure we felt safe and this Riad was a complete haven. Felt so peaceful and safe there in the bustle of Marrakech. Nelly also organized a tour for us with our own guide which was the best money spent because we had limited time there. The best bit about the Riad is it's walking distance to the main square which make it easy to navigate anywhere, considering Marrakech is a complete maze. Would highly recommend, Nelly and her team are all lovely and incredibly helpful
October 29, 2014
Everything! Nelly and her wonderful staff are simply magic! From the minute we were picked up from the airport to the moment we checked out of the Riad it was seamless. Nelly really took the time to help us map out our stay in the city and ensured that we were always comfortable. Her and her staff went above and beyond what we expected and really made our stay feel like we were right at home. We loved it so much we stayer here again on our way back home from Morocco!
October 15, 2014
October 15, 2014
The staff, food and hospitality were amazing. We would highly recommend staying at this riad. The owner, Nelly, goes out of her way to make people feel welcome and relaxed.
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