Marrakesh, Morocco

Villa Makassar

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Why We Love It

  • This riad has gorgeous Art Deco styling
  • The hotel is a unique oasis, within a 15 minute walk of Djemaa el Fna
  • It has a sun-trap roof terrace with views of the Atlas Mountains
  • All guests get welcome tea & pastries, plus access to the hammam (daily) & Jacuzzi (once per stay)

"Respite from the surrounding urban bustle" -- Wallpaper*

92% (39 Member Ratings)

"We enjoyed the experience, the ambiance of the place which was very comfortable while at the same time sophisticated, and the quality of service was outstanding without being imposing. It is ,peaceful as it's on the edge of the Medina and very well placed for access to all areas. "
Mar 19, 2013


Map & Directions

The hotel is five minutes' from the Marrakesh Airport by taxi.

Rooms & Rates

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Vibrant geometric décor and Art Deco style make the Villa Makassar somewhere "Jay Gatsby would approve of," according to The Daily Telegraph.

The hotel is situated next to the Palais Royal, near the wall of the medina and a 15 minutes walk from the souks and the busy square of Djemaa el Fna, where magicians, dancers and snake charmers perform for passers-by. After a hot dusty day bartering in the medina, the hotel is an air-conditioned oasis. It has a heavy door to shut out the noise, a small outdoor plunge pool to relax beside and a rooftop terrace with views of the Atlas Mountains.

The owner's impressive collection of artifacts are spread throughout the property, creating what The Independent describes as a "treasure trove of eclectic Art Deco style." Stop by the small (but perfectly formed) spa during your visit to use the hammam and indoor Jacuzzi. Breakfast is a spread of local pastries, yogurt and freshly squeezed orange juice. The restaurant also serves lunch and dinner, and a light à la carte menu in the afternoon. You can request to dine anywhere in the hotel.

The intimate property has 10 individual rooms, each with the all-important air-conditioning and a non-alcoholic mini bar. The Prestige Rooms are on the smaller side, while Suites are larger. Grand Luxe Suites have even more space, and come with a private balcony.

From the press:
  • "A welcome respite from the surrounding urban bustle" -- Wallpaper*
  • "A treasure trove of eclectic Art Deco style" -- The Independent
  • "The villa [has] specially-commissioned bronze sculptures and wrought-iron work, Makassar ebony veneers, stained glass windows, leather wall coverings and antique objets d'art everywhere" -- The Daily Telegraph



  • Bar
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Roof terrace
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • No pets allowed
  • Spa


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Hair-dryer


  • Public car park (fees apply)

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 2pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 12pm.

Children and additional guests: The hotel is not suitable for children under 12. Extra bed are available in some rooms and on request. Charges will apply and are payable to the hotel directly.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Fees: City tax not included: 26MAD per person, per night, payable at the hotel.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Although the rates are published in euro, the hotel will accept payments in euro or Moroccan Dirham on checkout. In the case of prepaid rates, the hotel will charge your card in Moroccan Dirham based on the exchange rate of the reservation date.

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The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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39 Member Reviews
(92% Positive)
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Enjoyed Most: We enjoyed the experience, the ambiance of the place which was very comfortable while at the same time sophisticated, and the quality of service was outstanding without being imposing. It is ,peaceful as it's on the edge of the Medina and very well placed for access to all areas.
Other Comments: An extra toilet facility on the terrace would be helpful and maybe the steps ,in marble, eg from bathroom to bedroom etc need a strip of black paint to demarcate them, and avoid an accident.
THOFIQUE Mar 19, 2013 ,

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