Dar Ayniwen Villa Hotel – Marrakesh, Morocco
Very close to the heart of exotic, chaotic, one-of-a-kind Marrakech, Dar Ayniwen Villa Hotel – Marrakesh, Morocco offers an intimate sanctuary of relaxation and comfort.
Dar Ayniwen is a sanctuary of peace and tranquility in its five acres park. This majestic old family residence stands out facing the Atlas Mountains lodged in a fabulous botanical like garden in the centre of the famous and now protected palm grove. Villa Hotel offers 7 suites & 3 rooms, and it has become a unique and exclusive address in Marrakech.
Its prime location in the Palmeraie of Marrakech, makes Dar Ayniwen a peaceful destination just a short drive away from the bustling old city centre, the KoutoubiaMosque and the Jemaa el-Fna square.
The seven opulent suites are decorated with original period furniture, Oriental paintings, and antique carpets. From your suite, you can look down on the outdoor swimming pool – a beautiful addition to the traditional hammam and massage room.
Enjoy a warm welcome and 5-star level of service during your stay at the Dar Ayniwen Hotel: Think boho-luxe style, a warm, friendly atmosphere, and excellent International – Moroccan cuisine.
Staying at Dar Ayniwen is very much like visiting a family friend, such is the convivial atmosphere engendered by your host Stéphane and his staff, and the intimate proportions of his lovely Arabo-Andalucian home-hotel.
Built as his father’s passion, the house is typical of the boho-luxe of 70s Marrakech.
Lounges and salons are family-sized and wonderfully cosy, filled as they are with knik-knaks from around the globe: bronze statuettes, Berber pottery, Persian rugs, inlaid mirrors, Orientalist paintings and even the family silverware.
The effect is opulent, decadent even. Outside there are Moorish patios, manicured English lawn punctuated by the pool, a cactus garden, lily ponds and Koi carpes, aviaries and area of wild woodland.
This Villa of Arabo-Andalusian architecture is decorated in an oriental style as well as “annee 30”.
Total capacity of 20 to 24 people. Possibility of privatisation of the all the house. (they now have extensive experience with wedding , anniversaries and party in general).
The villa has three rooms, seven suites within independent pavilions with wraparound terraces and private whirlpool tubs. All are incredibly spacious, well-equipped and luxuriously decorated with Eastern antiques in keeping with the Orientalist theme of the main house.
All of them have direct access to the all year heated pool as well as beautiful views of the garden.
Bathrooms are a highlight with acres of room, richly tiled zellij floors, retro sanitary ware, Venetian mirrors, piles of fluffy towels and walk-in showers or baths. Come evening they are scattered with rose petals. Make sure you bring a kaftan to match.
This elegant 30 m2 room is located in the main villa, and overlooks a tropical garden and orange trees. Beautifully-appointed for single occupants or couples, it provides a classic decor with all the latest technology the modern traveller has come to expect. The inviting and spacious en suite bathroom is fitted with a superb Rosa Portugal marble walk-in shower.
The Ajdig room offers the perfect accommodation solution for family stays, with children accommodated in this comfortable room and their parents staying in a deluxe suite next door.
Luxurious and beautifully-decorated, this generous room for 1 or 2 guests is located in the garden. It comes with its own private terrace which overlooks the exotic bamboo garden. The luxury marble en suite bathroom features a double washbasin and a spacious walk in shower.
For family stays, the Bamboo room can be connected with the Rotonde Pool Suite, providing added space and privacy for both children and parents.
THE MUCHA ROOM
The Mucha Suite hides a true gem: a 30m2 secluded patio, designed by the team of the luxury hotels TV show “Room service”, to be used as a dining area and outdoor lounge. This superb private terrace features a covered area with large sofas and long drapes, which offer a much-welcomed refuge on hot sunny days.
This Junior Suite is situated in a separate building close to the main villa. It provides luxurious living space and offers direct access to our riad style garden with fountains. Beautifully decorated, it boasts a luminous double bedroom, which leads onto a large lounge with marble fireplace, and an Art deco style marbled bathroom with bathtub.
This romantic suite, superbly decorated with rich fabrics, splendid mosaic floors, and antique furniture, evokes the Tales of the Arabian nights. The huge en suite bathroom features an impressive collection of perfume bottles.
THE GALAXY SUITE
Embark on an Oriental journey with luxurious and romantic Galaxy Suite. Here you have a choice of two terraces, both affording panoramic views of our beautifully- landscaped gardens. This 1st floor suite is located in the main house and comprises a double bedroom, a spacious lounge with deep sofa and armchairs, and a richly- decorated bathroom with tub
Experience living in your own little private museum, with this lavishly-appointed suite featuring: furniture with intricate marquetry work, and antiques reminiscent of the Moor period. It offers guests a unique and intimate setting. Ideal for couples and families, it has a double bedroom, a single room, and a spacious bathroom with retro- style washbasin and fittings.
TIWALINE II SUITE
Located in a spacious bungalow near the cactus garden, this splendid master suite boasts an elegant Moorish style decor. The Tiwaline Suite 2 has its own 50 m2 private patio with Jacuzzi, a lounge with fireplace, as well as marble bathtub.
THE ROMAN PAVILION
This luxurious bungalow, with spacious private garden and outdoor Jacuzzi, is nestled in a secluded part of our large grounds. It comprises a large living room, a master bedroom with en suite facilities, as well as a twin-bedded room with bathroom. Completely separate from the rest of the hotel it provides a unique refuge: a true haven of peace and tranquillity!
POOL SUITE ROTONDE
The Rotunda is a romantic refuge, located in a private bungalow with private garden, pool and sun loungers. It features a great round bedroom, a living room with comfortable leather sofa and armchairs, and a large bathroom with bathtub.
Ideal for families or two couples travelling to Marrakech together, it provides an exclusive setting in the heart of our exotic garden.
Family Suite for 3 or 4 people, a family with baby or children or even a little friends group.
The name of the rooms will be precised at the confirmation of the reservation.
At Dar Ayniwen Villa Hotel you will have breakfast, lunch and dinner whenever and wherever: swimming pool sides, Caidale tente with Moroccan Sofa, terraces and garden are highly appreciated.
Each day the talented chef and his team prepare a selection of mouth-watering Moroccan and international dishes including: starters, grilled meat and fish, salads, tagines and other local specialities.
As all the dishes are cooked fresh, from ingredients sourced and grown locally, guests are asked to pre-book their lunches and dinners on the day by breakfast time.
You have a choice of various à la carte vegetarian and non-vegetarian lunch and dinner menus, organic food, a children’s menu.
Moroccan cooking classes
Discover the secrets of fine Moroccan cuisine with our chef and his assistant, by attending one of free the cooking classes.
Tagines, couscous and other Moroccan specialities are renowned worldwide and you will learn all the tricks to ensure you can prepare them perfectly when back home.
At Dar Ayniwen, you can choose where you want to have your breakfast! It can be served in the house, by the pool, in your suite or in the large dining tent.
WELLNESS & SPA
The Dar Ayniwen spa is an area of pure tranquillity, where you can relax and unwind, in a cosy intimate atmosphere.
This unique well-being centre offers a steam bath (hammam) and a sauna for two, as well as beauty treatments delivered by expert in-house therapist.
Massages, body treatments, facials, hand and foot care, are natural using only organic desert plants, argan oil or essential oils.
Enjoy a warm welcome and 5-star level of service during your stay at the Dar Ayniwen Hotel. It will be provided a concierge service, a tour desk and free shuttles into town each day.
The friendly and discreet staff strives to provide the best service possible, to ensure your stay with us is truly unforgettable.
Check-in and check-out are standard times, but all guests are welcome to take full advantage of the hotel facilities and pool outside these hours. A changing and shower room is available to use prior to departure.
The Dar Ayniwen hotel spa in Marrakech is set in grounds extending over 2 hectares and offering several ambiances, alive with wildlife and fascinating flora, and a unique collection of exotic birds. Exploring the grounds is like embarking on a journey through several continents; your host will take great pleasure in showing you around the rich and varied gardens of the property. You will come across a Moorish patio, evocative of the Alhambra in Granada, an impeccable English lawn, a cactus garden, woodland with fragrant tree essences, a riad style garden with fountains, as well as a bamboo garden.
These peaceful and beautifully-tended gardens are home to a large swimming pool. It is one of the few heated outdoor pools in Marrakech, making it perfect for a swim in all seasons. Surrounded by a lawn, planted with olive and palm trees, and equipped with comfortable loungers, the pool offers the perfect spot to relax and enjoy a decadent afternoon nap.
Once a large family home, Dar Ayniwen was extended and turned into a luxury hotel with pool and spa by the present owner’s father, an antiques collector. Superbly located in the select Palmeraie district in Marrakech, this chic and truly welcoming guesthouse offers guests a haven of peace and tranquillity.
The opulent interior decor combines the elegant style of a traditional Moroccan riad with splendid works of art and antiques collected throughout the world. There are 10 suites and rooms, all individually-designed to provide a true homely feel. The hotel boasts a spa with hammam and sauna, an outdoor heated pool, a restaurant, and a private business centre.
Circuit of the Palmeraie of Marrakech.
20 min from the Marrakech Menara airport.
07 minutes for the city walls of Marrakech
15 min from the Souks and the Jamaal Elfna place.
10 min of the golfs, Royal, Palmeraie Golf Palace and Amelkis.
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Bahia Palace and the Dar Si Said are a riot of tilework and intricate floral painted-wood ceilings, the Saadian Tombs are enriched by an opulent bounty of marble, while the Musée de Mouassine and Musée de Marrakech are a showcase of swirling stucco and carved-wood design. And if you choose to bed down for a night in a riad, you’ll be able to sleep amid some of this splendour too. Marrakesh is a city steeped in ancient artistry that continues to thrive, kept alive by the modern craftspeople of the souqs and the contemporary art and design scene of the ville nouvelle.
Faith & Culture
You’ll understand how religion permeates the rhythms of daily life when you hear the sonorous call to prayer echo out from the mosques. As an old imperial capital, Marrakesh is home to some beautiful examples of Islamic architecture, most impressively the Ali ben Youssef Medersa and the Koutoubia minaret. The city also holds on to a heritage of the other religious communities that once helped it become a vibrant caravan town. Head to the old Jewish district of the mellahto visit the Lazama Synagogue and the Miaâra Jewish cemetery to gain a greater understanding of Marrakesh’s cosmopolitan past.
Think of the medina’s souqs as a shopping mall, but laid out according to a labyrinthine medieval-era plan. Whether you want to spice up your pantry with North African flavours or buy a carpet to add Moroccan-wow to your house, this magpie’s nest of treasures is manna for shop-til-you-drop fanatics.The main market streets are Souq Semmarine and Souq El Kebir. If you see something you really like there, fine – but understand prices will be higher. Smaller souqs and souqs dedicated to artisan workshops such as Souq Haddadine (Blacksmith’s Souq), where you can buy direct from the producer, generally have the best deals.
Got your map ready? Well, it’s probably of little use to you here. Wrapped within the 19 kilometres of powder-pink pisé ramparts, the medina is Marrakesh’s show-stopping sight of crowded souqs, where sheep carcasses swing from hooks next door to twinkling lamps, and narrow, doodling ochre-dusted lanes lead to nowhere. The main artery into this mazy muddle is the vast square of Djemaa El Fna, where it’s carnival night every night. Stroll between snail-vendors, soothsayers, acrobats and conjurers, musicians and slapstick acting troupes to discover the old city’s frenetic pulse. The party doesn’t end until the lights go out.
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Mountains & Desert
From Saharan dunes to the peaks of the High Atlas, Morocco could have been tailor-made for travellers. Lyrical landscapes carpet this slice of North Africa like the richly coloured and patterned rugs you’ll lust after in local cooperatives. The mountains – not just the famous High Atlas but also the Rif and suntanned ranges leading to Saharan oases – offer simple, breathtaking pleasures: night skies glistening in the thin air, and views over a fluffy cloudbank from the Tizi n’Test pass. On lower ground, there are rugged coastlines, waterfalls and caves in forested hills, and the mighty desert.
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Enjoying Morocco starts with nothing more strenuous than its national pastime – people-watching in a street cafe with a coffee or a mint tea. Use the opportunity to plan your next moves – hiking up North Africa’s highest peak, learning to roll couscous, camel trekking in the desert, shopping in the souqs or getting lost in the medina. Between the activities, you can sleep in boutique riads, relax on panoramic terraces and grand squares, and mop up delicately flavoured tajines – before sweating it all out in a restorative hammam.
Morocco is a storied country, that has, over the centuries, woven its ties to Sub-Saharan Africa, Europe and the wider Middle East into whole cloth. Its mixed Arab and Berber population forms a strong national identity, but an increasingly youthful one, taking the best of its traditions and weaving the pattern anew – from the countryside to the city, from the call to prayer from the mosque to the beat of local hip hop. Morocco has a hundred faces and sounds, all ready to welcome the traveller looking for spice and adventure.