A sumptuous Arab-Andalusian villa hotel set in five acres of beautiful gardens with wonderful service...
Dar Ayniwen has been a Lawrence of Morocco favourite for the past 15 years. A wondrously beautiful private hideaway in the Palmeraie only fifteen minutes drive from the centre of Marrakech. Dar Ayniwen is a sumptuous Arab-Andalusian villa hotel set in five acres, 30 year old gardens, strewn with palm, orange, olive, oleander and fig trees.
Inside, the house is a maze of tradition, revealing arches, lanterns and alcoves at every turn.
The property comprises 8 suites, each individually and richly decorated. Three of the suites have a private garden with hot tub. In addition there are two detached cottages within the grounds with have large bedrooms, living room with fireplace, bathroom and terraces.
Furnishings are a mixture of home-style comforts with an eclectic assortment of fine antiques amassed by the owner, plus discreet mod-cons (Free WIFI, air conditioning, CD players, mini-bars, safety boxes and cable TV).
The heated pool is hard to resist and, at night, when adorned by lantern-light, the effect is stunning. There are two dining rooms (Moroccan and European). There is also a large living room with fireplace, hammam and sauna are on offer along with great massage.
Guests are looked after by an attentive staff with 24-hour room service. There's also a private office (with fax, computer and internet) for those who find it hard to remain incommunicado.
During your stay a house car with driver is available for local travel (Free of charge), for instance to take you to dinner or to spend the afternoon at Jamaa El Fna (the main square in Marrakech).
Cooking courses are included in the price for stays of over 4 nights.
Dar Ayniwen is where you should stay if you are looking for true relaxation in the palm groves of Marrakech with easy (and free) access to the excitement of the city.
From Sue O who stayed here in September 2013
Dar Ayniwen was gorgeous and Stephan and his team were very helpful. We couldn't have had a more wonderful hotel, the only slight downside was the price of the food & drinks which was higher than similar luxury Riads in town. Continental breakfasts were excellent!
From Alex M who stayed here in March 2013
Lovely, would love to go back. Stephane was very helpful. Gorgeous garden. Cute baby tortoises. Good transfer system into down-town Marrakech.
From Sally B who stayed here in January 2013
We are so glad you suggested we stay at Dar Ayniwen rather than a larger hotel. The house and gardens are really gorgeous and you have this lovely sense of staying in a beautiful private house which was so relaxing .
We can't speak highly enough of Stefan , Aziz and all the staff. Each member of the team couldn't do enough for us and were so kind and helpful , particularly to our daughter , Zara. The food was superb at all times and we got some great recommendations for eating out too. It felt great to be somewhere where Zara could safely wander around the grounds on her own with no concerns .
I really wouldn't want to stay anywhere but Dar Ayniwen in Marrakesh!
From Mrs Ross who stayed here in October 2012
The Dar Ayniwen was very welcoming, particularly as we were given the top floor rooms with our own lovely sitting room.
Aziz the manager must be worth his wait in gold to the owners he was so charming, he could not have been more helpful never wilthout a smile and seemingly genuine interest in our well being.
We liked returning to the peace after the bustle of the Medina.