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“Great base for experienced travellers”
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Villa Guest & Spa
Reviewed 18 June 2014

my girlfriend and i stayed at villa guest from the 31st of may - 9th of june 2014

This is an excellent base for you to explore, highly recommend it for seasoned travellers. If you want a cosemtically decorated and run hotel then this isnt for you. If you want authentic moroccan decor and a homely experience then you cant do much better. if youve not been to Marrakesh before then please take my advice and book accomodation out of the centre. its a dry dusty place and having a peaceful retreat is paramount to a good experience.

the accomodation at villa guest is very simple and understated. the staff are very welcoming and helpful on request but largely enough they leave you to enjoy your holiday. The pool is very clean and plenty large enough even if the villa was full.

there is a supermarket right next to the accomodation which means food for snacks and bottled water is easily accesible.

getting into the centre of marrakesh is simple enough, there is a bust stop right outside the hotel that is served every 15 minutes. it takes anything from 15 minutes to 45 minutes to get into the city centre depending on the time of day but it only costs 4 MAD which is about 30p (may 2014)

the other option is to take the minivan provided by the villa, the driver is readily available with 5 minutes notice and it only costs 50 MAD which is rougly £5

as for marrakesh itself, our best experience was watching the city come to life at night, head down about 7pm and find a rooftop cafe, enjoy a lovely mint tea and watch as the sun sets and the streets buzz with a food market and performers, story tellers and snake charmers. once its dark head down and sample the wonderful street food, use your fingers to eat and be amazed at whatt you can get for as little as £2 per meal.

Room Tip: if you can ask for room number 2, this over looks the pool with a private balcony. or room numbe...
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

We stayed for 9 nights during Easter 2014 and the hotel was excellent value for money. The building itself appears to be a converted (large) villa with a good sized garden and a fabulous pool. We didn't actually stay in the building itself, but in a suite, which was at the back of the garden and built into the pool. It was more than spacious for the 3 of us, with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Very quiet, with a small outside garden with a table and 4 chairs, as well as a small atrium inside, which led up to the pool, and could have been a nuisance, but wasn't as the hotel was quiet and the pool not used a lot (although we did our share!). Wi-fi was barely available in the suite, but the very comfortable lounge and decking area got very good reception. The hotel itself didn't have much to offer except tranquility, a great pool and a reasonable breakfast. Evening cooking was okay but nothing special. Luckily, there is a good restaurant within 10 minutes walk and there is a bus on the corner of the street which takes you into the town centre for pennies.We found this to be a life-saver when we needed shopping or getting to a bar or a change of restaurant. We used the bus service daily. Often it was very busy on the way back and we had to stand most times, but it is only a short journey. Bear in mind the last bus back is at 10 pm from the city centre, so a late night means a taxi ride, which was very expensive, according to a Spanish couple we met there.The manager was very helpful and so too was the driver, who picked us up from the airport and returned us - all for free. In fact, all the staff were friendly. A bit of French helps, too, although we got by with English. Great spot to relax. Very peaceful. Not a lot going on locally, so if you want partying and lots of action, this is not the place for you.

Room Tip: The room we had was a suite at the back of the garden - very quiet and roomy, but right next to the...
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 February 2014

If you need one night to stay in Marrekesh then it is ok it's not really expensive its in a quiet area far from the city and you need a taxi or a car to go to the soukh However there is an Italian restaurant in walking distance with good food The rooms are clean a good shower and AC We didn't had breakfast because we had to leave early so we can't rate it Will I come again? Hmm I don't think so it's not bad for one night but not very impressive

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 February 2014

We have just come back from Villa Guest after a last minute decision to go to Morocco,
Firstly this is out of the town which is a good thing, but its not 5 minutes too it its at least 25 minutes on the bus. No 16 was really handy.
My biggest tip would be to take comfortable shoes it can be a tiring day which is why Villa Guest was ideal to come back to.
Firstly,,, it does not have a safe or hairdryer in the room, internet is only at the front of the property which it does stipulate this. The breakfast was nice slightly different every day, rooms were ok it is a b&b after all. The staff we met mainly didn't speak English so was sometimes hard as our French is not that great.. Fatima and Nortin were both very friendly and helpful. We slept well and used the room as a base really but a couple of rainy days kept us in ... wasn't much to do without internet..The property itself could do with some up keep but i did enjoy it.... Big big annoyance for us was that we were informed that the card machine to take payment for our bill, wasn't working... so we were asked to withdraw from our accounts .. of course there's a charge for each time you take money out we were asked the day before late in the evening if we could do this , so meant the next day we were looking for cash machines to take money out... i asked again if we could use card machine as i had read online that they do this as they get taxed quite highly on using the machine?? We struggled to find cash machines that would allow us to take out that much as some of the machines there are hit and miss, so Nordon took us to a machine to take it out.... this is something that you need to be aware of and hadnt been mentioned in previous reviews... overall was ok, nice place could have been better, negatives were paying the bill, no access from the phone in the room for reception, no tea or coffee/ or water in the rooms , room very dark but windows are tinted and sometimes didnt know who was a guest and who was member of staff or if they talked English... One last thing we hired a guide from the hotel and were taken to meet him it was 12 euros , we paid guide and on bill .... the fee for taking us to meet him...tip clarify what and were will be paid and when...hard to do though. Wouldnt order food from the villa guest very expensive and was just ok, we went to pescaria on Nordons recommendation as only other place close by is the pazstas apparently was not that good..... Hope this helps

Room Tip: Rooms on front will have access to internet
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 October 2013

my girlfriend and I stayed at villa guest in sept and found villa guest to be a very nice place to stay with friendly and very helpful staff, it had a lovely pool and nice seating areas to relax. the food at the villa guest was very tasty and filling, the rooms were nicely done and cleaned every day, the outside was very well looked after by the staff. the only down side was it was not a spa area. but villa guest is just a bus ride away from the town and the square which is nice or you can ask the staff nicely take you. You can also book trips at the villa, and a nice restaurant near by to eat (very nice food) ask the manager for details. James & Michelle

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 June 2013

My wife and I stayed here 4 nights, and we're really glad we chose this place over a Riad in the Medina. It is located in the Targa area and Bus 16 goes to it from the main square downtown. The staff was very friendly and even helped us upgrade our room when we had minor problems with our first room. Villa Guest has everything that you need, but at about 35 euro less than any other place. Bus 16 goes to the main square and souks, and takes about 30 minutes. We used the bus several times, no need to rent a car. The last bus goes back to the Targa area at 22:00, so make sure you catch is from the square, or you will have to get a pricey taxi. Also, the market near the guest house has good prices. We did two different day tours and our tour company (Imzi tours) had not problem picking us up each day and dropping us off at this location.

If you want a good value, in a safe area, with a pool and a modest breakfast in the morning, I would recommend staying here. The room overlooking the pool is by far the best one.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 May 2013

This is a very small but perfect oasis on the outskirts of the hustle and bustle of Marrakech. Myself and 3 friends wanted a cheap week away and Villa Guest provided this. If you want luxury then this isn't the place for you. It was very cheap but provided everything we needed. A base, a bed, a shower, pool, breakfast, food in the eve if required but most of all a getaway from it all. The Villa is about 10mins from the main square, you can use the Villa transport or get the local bus. A supermarket is just around the corner and there was a fridge in our room to keep drinks and snacks cold for when we wanted them. The gardens are beautiful and the staff really friendly and helpful. We had the place to ourselves for most of the trip. I am writing this whilst still here, sat on the veranda with a cool drink, using the free wifi whilst listening to the crickets. It is basic and yes it could do with a tidy up but there is certainly a charm to it. Having been into Marakech, we are all glad we've stayed on the outskirts, you can actually enjoy some peace and quiet here! Would thoroughly recommend just be aware you get what you pay for and keep the expectations in check. I am going to tell everyone I know about this little piece of Morroccan heaven..

  • Stayed: May 2013
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2  Thank Bekster5
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Address: Quartier Targa, Douar Sidi Daou | Propriete Koalal, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #85 of 304 Speciality Lodging in Marrakech
Price Range: £40 - £107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Villa Guest & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Villa Guest is a small luxury hotel located in a very quiet district only 10 minutes away from the city centre. With its traditional architecture, it is built amidst a large garden with a swimming pool. The villa is only composed of 9 rooms and suites, each one with its own character. They are all comfortable and equipped with shower, air-conditioning, satellite TV, mini-bar, safe and direct dial telephone. ... more   less 
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