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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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... More 

Thank livi_6567
Dublin, Ireland
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16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More 

Thank Korleen
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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... More 

Thank ijei
St. Petersburg, Florida
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviewed 9 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... More 

Thank Lee A
Montreal, Canada
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016

We stayed at the Riad Vanilla Sma for 4 nights and we loved it! The owner, Nelly, was super friendly and helpful, so as all of the staff. We stayed there with our toddler (we knew a Riad might not be the best choice for a toddler) and we always felt that he was more than welcomed. We had a... More 

1 Thank Marie-Eve B
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Riad was extremely nice, we had the choice of two rooms upon arrival. Nelly and her staff are all very nice and extremely accommodating. We would highly recommend this hotel however we do feel that it's better suited to couples rather than friends. This is because it is situated behind the souks and a lot of boys/men hang around on... More 

1 Thank Sami C
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

What a lovely experience we had, staying at the Beautiful Riad Vanilla Sma.. the staff couldn't have been more accommodating and friendly. We didn't have to worry about a thing. The owner Nelly is a fantastic lady, easy to chat away with; next time we can share a bottle of wine and swap travel stories.. :) Reda (Redwine), was incredibly... More 

1 Thank PerlinaPD
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

We started our Morocco trip in Vanilla Sma, where the lovely Nelly took good care of us. She took the time to give us an introductory lesson on life in Marrakesh, which really helped us to enjoy the chaotic Souks in the Medina. She also shared her personal favourites when it comes to bars/restaurants. Without her intro, we probably would... More 

1 Thank Brent W
New York
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33 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

Where do I start? It's a beautiful Riad with great service. Make sure to arrange for a driver as they will drop you off at a location where another person will come with a trolley to take your luggage and guide you to the Riad (it is definitely a maze and daunting at first but I was able to head... More 

3 Thank BellaGal00
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Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

Feeling home in a country you barely know is the best thing that can happen to you while you travel. We had a wonderful time in riad vanilla sam. We were welcomed with so much love from everyone. Especially Nelly the owner is an amazing inspiring person and we had so many great chats. The place is lovely decorated and... More 

1 Thank Chrissy R

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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: $118 - $162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“All rooms are nice!”
 of 5 bubbles livi_6567, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“keep in mind that most Riad batthrooms have no door, only a curtain.. :)”
 of 5 bubbles PerlinaPD, 25 Apr 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are very nicely appointed”
 of 5 bubbles jennifereaston3, 28 Mar 2016 | Read review
“All six suites have an individual touch - so try them all... ;-)”
 of 5 bubbles TobiasV387, 26 Oct 2015 | Read review
“All the rooms are beautiful!”
 of 5 bubbles suzicuzi, 17 Sep 2015 | Read review
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