At a glance
The newly built Villa Azzaytouna (meaning olive in Arabic) stands in 5,000 square metres of gardens filled with lavender, orange blossom, bougainvillea and olive trees. This is a private retreat, which can sleep up to six guests and cannot be seen from Villa Ezzahra. The interiors, which have a contemporary Moroccan feel, have been designed by Philip Hooper from Sibyl Colefax and John Fowler.
The house features many souk finds, which include Berber benches, wooden carved doors, antique pots and Beni Ourain rugs.
The villa has a 12.8 metre pool with loungers and Indian daybeds, a large sunken berber tent for evening drinks, a dining terrace overlooking the pool, a sitting/dining room with open fire and a stand out domed ceiling with bespoke Moroccan bauble lights.
All three bedrooms have private terraces and open fires. Two of the rooms have private plunge pools, which are lit at night and large daybeds on the terrace.
Our house cook prepares a daily changing menu featuring Moroccan and European dishes made with locally grown seasonal produce and comforting classics for younger guests. You will be able to choose your dishes from a wide choice of menus.
All our villas come with a hammam, treatment rooms and unlimited spa treatments as well as many other touches including a large berber tent at Villa Ezzahra and Villa Azzaytouna ideal for evening drinks and a gym and cinema rooms at Ezzahra.
Azzaytouna has a 350m running, jogging or walking track with various exercise stations available as you go around (1 km is about 1500 steps).
The house comes fully staffed and is managed by the Ezzahra estate manager, Maria, who will assist you with all your requirements.
Villa Azzaytouna is located in the exclusive Palmeraie, where small houses are usually hard to come by. It is located 15 minutes from Marrakech’s vibrant Medina and souks and 12kms from Menara airport. Activities close to Villa Azzaytouna include horse riding, camel riding, go-karting and golf. Guides can be arranged for those who wish to explore the centre of Marrakech and its many souks. Day trips to the Atlas Mountains, 40km from Villa Azzaytouna, can be arranged including a one or two hour mule trek and a country lunch.