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166, Derb Jdid, Dabachi, Medina, Medina, 40000 Marrakesh, Morocco – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.5/10! (score from 148 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
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.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Pets are not allowed.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The bedroom and bathroom are open plan which might not suit everyone.
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
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!
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.
Nelly was an outstading host with a giant heart from our arrival until the very last goodbye! She made us feel at home instantly and went to great lenghts to ensure her guests well-being. The location is superb right in the middle of the boiling city- yet- when you enter her riad you feel like you've just entered an oasis, a getaway from the world. The breakfast is delicious, the hamam most relaxing and Nelly does not hesitate to fulfill any of your wishes. I really recommend the Vanilla Sma to anyone (couple, families, singles and so on) because everyone is going to leave more than satisfied!!!!
I can say from the bottom of my heart: there is nothing I could possibly complain about!
Excellent food Excellent friendly service from all staff
nothing at all - wonderful place
Cleanliness Khadija and Sultana are amazing Breakfast Decor
Wish the bathroom in the rooms had a door
Gorgeous decor, very nice breakfast, comfortable beds, attentive staff. My bus from Tetouan arrived three hours late, and there was still someone waiting for me at the station to take me to the Riad. Nelly arranged a guide for fantastic excursion to the Atlas Mountains which I shared with a couple who were staying at the Riad. She went out of her way to suggest evening activities.
great service from the owner, who helped us plan the rest of our travels through morocco. Also great help with getting around marrakech.
Rizwan- looked after us with the greatest care. Nothing was too much for him. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left, the riad was like a second home. We were actually sad to leave. Sultana is a great cook, and a very gentle person.The breakfasts were great and rooftop was an excellent place to relax. The rooms are clean and cool and furnished with great taste. The place is an oasis of calm and cool in an otherwise hectic city. It is very close to the main square and attractions. We are so lucky that we picked this riad to stay in. Would highly recommend and would stay here again when we return.
Nothing to fault
Vero nice place, colse to the main attractions
Food and service GREAT
Room small shower messey
Location and stagflation
Lack of swimming pool
just very helpful and really nice - very little wrong. comfortable beds, nice food, would go back.
baths a bit unusable - would have taken a day to fill and no tissues in bathrooms.
We got a warm and informative welcome from the owner Nelly who is very passionate in making sure her guests have a comfortable and enjoyable stay in her villa and makes sure her guests have a wonderful time in Marrakech by giving them very useful tips. The villa is as nice as they are in the photos and there is excellent attention to detail in every way from the decor to the relaxing music that is playing in the background in the common areas (I always got a sense of calm stepping back in to the villa from the hustle and bustle of Marrakech). The staff is always friendly, polite, helpful, professional and are never in your face. Breakfast consists of both western and Moroccan flavours; everyday is different and there is enough there to make sure you don't go hungry (they also offered to cook us omelettes)! I would go back if I ever visit Marrakech again and I would recommend this villa to anyone looking for nice and memorable stay.
Riad Vanilla Sma was so much more I expected. Now I understand all these excellent ratings, riad really is exceptional. The staff, service, rooms, breakfast, athmosphere - everything was just great. I recommend to have airport pick up, even the riad has good location, I am not sure if we would have found the place without pick up service.
Few times we had some problems with wi-fi in our room, but it worked well in common areas.
Everything about it was exceptional. We collected at the airport arranged by Nelly the owner. On arrival we were presented with peppermint tea and biscuits. The Riad was beautifully decorated. Reduion (spelling incorrect) presented us with a map and circled all the best restaurants & places of interest and gave us great advice. We loved our stay here it was a peaceful spa like sanctuary after being in the crazy medina. Could not fault it, the breakfast was fresh and outstanding. We will return one day.
The only thing I didn't like was there was no windows in the rooms but soon realised all Riads are like that and I soon got used to it. There is the roof terrace for sitting in the sun - which I thoroughly enjoyed for breakfast and at late afternoon.
Een pareltje, midden in de medina, en toch buitengewoon rustig en comfortabel. Warm welkom met muntthee en nuttige informatie bv. over hoeveel een petit taxi mag kosten (want afdingen moet!). Redouan is such a nice and helpful young man; every mum would wish him to be her son-in-law, and Sultana is the most lovely person we met during our 17-days trip throughout Morocco! Many thanks for taking such good care of us! Een echte aanrader; the right place to be on a citytrip to Marrakesh!
Amazing food and one of best massages I've had.
The staff made this stay unforgettable. Very accommodating and friendly!
That we couldn't stay in Marrakech for longer!
The whole atmosphere was lovely, the building, the staff, the food and the owner all contributed to a very enjoyable short break. Nelly (who is multi-lingual) was very helpful in organising taxi's and guides as well as suggesting places to visit and eat. Would definitely recommend.
Could not get WiFi whilst sunbathing on the roof terrace and drinking mint tea.