The Villa des Orangers is in an exceptional setting from which to explore the medina of Marrakech, at the foot of the Koutoubia mosque and halfway between the royal palace and the famous Jemaâ El Fna square.
Moreover, this riad is only 15 minutes from the airport and easily accessible by car.
A riad is a traditional building in the medina. The Villa des Orangers was built in the Thirties for a very important person in Marrakech who lived here until 1998, when it was transformed into a luxury hotel, combining tradition and refined decoration.
It took nine months to restore the house and all the work was carried out by Marrakech craftsmen according to local tradition, making the hotel become an integral part of Moroccan culture. The Villa des Orangers is a charming hotel with 27 rooms and suites, and belongs to the Relais & Châteaux chain. The Villa des Orangers is a quick walk from the buzzing Jemaâ El Fna square, and is an oasis of calm and coolness set around a large garden and three flowered patios with fountains, each leading to galleries with carved plaster archways. The finewood used to make the Moroccan-style furniture and the iridescent colours of the decoration are so harmonious that they create an elegant setting in a refined, calm atmosphere.
On the first floor, suites with private terraces open on to the medina. The rooves, fitted with a pool, gardens and solariums, dominate the old city, the Koutoubia mosque, and have an unobstructed view of the Atlas mountains. The three lounges all have a fireplace which creates a warm, friendly atmosphere, a great place to relax in a tranquil setting.