An ancient city brimming with colour and excitement, with a near-perfect climate year-round, Marrakech is the ideal destination for a romantic getaway or break with family and friends. With more than ten golf courses, the finest restaurants, a plethora of museums, art galleries and cultural attractions, as well as plenty of souks and spas, Marrakech now ranks among the world's must-see destinations.
From the sleek, modern district of Hivernage to the wild, otherworldliness of the Palmeraie, you will find plenty of things to explore and enjoy in the unique ambience of this magnificent city and its surrounding areas. Take a wander through the winding streets of the old town of the Medina and immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and aromas of the colourful souks, and visit the most beautiful, sun-drenched gardens in North Africa, fly over the Atlas Mountains in a hot-air balloon, go horseback riding in the Agafay desert... the sheer range of things to see and do attracts travellers from all walks of life and none of them leave disappointed.
Marrakech is a city that straddles the old and the new, east and west, Europe and Africa, and succeeds in combining the very best of these sometimes disparate influences. It is a city where you can enjoy a fragrant, traditional meal cooked in a clay tagine, take in the latest modern art exhibition before passing snake charmers en route to a chic rooftop terrace to sip cocktails and watch the sun set behind the famous minaret of the Koutoubia Mosque. Speak to our local experts today and start planning your once-in-a-lifetime stay in the colourful city of Marrakech.
At Villanovo, we go the extra mile to ensure that everything about your trip to Marrakech meets the very highest standards. That is why we offer the end-to-end service of our local concierge to help you prepare your holiday and ensure you have the most memorable experience. Whether it's assistance in arranging airport transfer, car hire, a trip to the Agafay Desert or the beautiful Ourika Valley, tips on where to eat or, indeed, anything else that might take your fancy, our dedicate local concierge is on-hand to make your life that much easier, leaving you more time to dedicate to those closest to you.
Our bespoke concierge services include:
Airport / Train station pickup and drop off
– Taxi service
- Extra villa staff:
Housekeeper, butler, maid, cook
- Babysitting – Childcare
- Laundry or dry cleaning
- Chef or catering, grocery delivery
- Car rental / Motorbike rental / Chauffeur
- Horse-riding tours, mountain bike tours, quad, tennis
- Excursions, chic picnic, Moroccan cooking classes!
- Coach, massage
- Security services
- Business services
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We at Villanovo have taken great care to put together a stunning selection of luxury villas and elegant riads in Marrakech.
Our properties are carefully chosen to ensure they meet the very highest standards of sophistication and personality. Whether you wish to stay near the sumptuous palm groves, the world-class golf courses, or in city's chic modern districts, such as Hivernage and Gueliz, our selection of top villas and traditional riads, featuring lush gardens, elegant interior patios and beautiful swimming pools is sure to have something for you.
Browse our selection of luxury villas in Marrakech and filter according to the requirements to find your perfect holiday rental.
There's no doubt that Marrakech is most famous for its UNESCO-recognised Medina, where many of the most iconic sites can be found. The historic central neighbourhood, with its warren-like alleys and distinctive ochre hue is indeed worthy of its reputation as the ancient soul and beating heart of the city. Never is this more pronounced than in its famous Jemaa-el-Fna square, a hive of sights, sounds and tradespeople all vying for your attention. Elsewhere, a number of hidden gardens, rooftops and patios and a selection of almost palatial traditional riads provide plenty of places to bask in the city's understated elegance.
Nearby, the trendy bars and leafy gardens that make up the more modern districts of Hivernage and Guelíz show a different face of the city, where modern facilities, art galleries and a younger more progressive outlook prevail.
The unique area of the Palmeraie provides a fascinating palm-lined setting quite unlike anywhere else you will have encountered, with a number of beautiful villas and riads to select from.
For those looking to take in a round or two on one of Marrakech's world-renowned golf courses, the resorts of Al-Maaden, Amelkis and, of course, Royal Palm are particularly sought-after, their out-of-town locations offering extra space for some splendid large properties surrounded by truly wonderful gardens, all just a stone's throw from the fairway.
Then there is the more rustic setting close to the beautiful Ourika Valley, in which fertile farmland and trickling streams offer an escape to nature and a glimpse of another side of this magnificent kingdom.
When we selected the luxury villas and riads that make up our collection, we were careful to take into account the diverse tastes and special requirements of our clients. That is why you will find high-end properties offering a range of facilities and wishes, from private villas with swimming pools and rooftop terraces on which to sip a mint tea to hammams (for that special spa treatment) and beautifully refreshing patios in which to cool off.
Almost all our properties are fully-staffed, with local cooks on-hand to prepare you the finest traditional Moroccan cuisine (or whatever your preference may be), and servants to ensure your stay is one of the utmost luxury. If not already provided, extra services can be requested, including additional staff, airport transfer or private chauffeur, babysitter, local entertainment and much more. Speak to us about our dedicated concierge to find out more.
Marrakech is a wonderful city to explore, whether with friends or family, and offers countless possibilities to create memories guaranteed to last a lifetime. Among our favourite activities to try during your trip to Marrakech you'll find these top recommendations:
Take a stroll and gaze upon the monuments scattered throughout the Red City, including the famous Koutoubia Mosque, with its iconic minaret set against the Atlas Mountains, the Medersa Ben Youssef and the gorgeous Bahia Palace, not forgetting, of course, to pay the famous Jemaa el-Fna square where the local traders and snake charmers guarantee a unique atmosphere. Or discover your own tranquil oasis in the centre of the city by following in the footsteps of the Yves Saint Laurent at the Jardin Majorelle, in which you can find the late-designer's eponymous museum. A must-see for lovers of fashion and design.
and visit the museums and art galleries, many of which are set in beautiful old riads and celebrate culture both old and new. Those with a passion for photography, for example, will love Galerie 127, which showcases contemporary Moroccan photography and has held over 100 exhibitions since its inception.
For those who enjoy a spot of shopping, take a stroll through the Dar el Bacha in the Medina and discover all manner of delightful creations from the local artisans, while the boutiques directly below the Terrasse des Épices are something of an Aladdin's cave of wonderful items. For more modern necessities, head to the neighbourhoods of Hivernage and Guelíz, just minutes form the centre of Marrakech, where you're sure to find what you're after.
Beyond the simple pleasures of a stroll in the city there are a number of excursions and activities that can be arranged through Villanovo's local concierge, including a wonderful picnic trip to a camp in the Agafay Desert, camel rides in La Palmeraie (sure to have the kids' tongues excitedly wagging when they get back to school!) and a sunrise hot-air balloon flight over the Atlas Mountains, where you can see the local Berber villages (and indeed the Red City itself) from a whole different angle.
All who book a luxury villa or riad in Marrakech receive a specially curated Travel Booklet detailing the not-to-be-missed sites, restaurants, cafes, bars and shops to visit, as well as a number of family-friendly activities sure to keep even the smallest guests entertained.
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