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Villa Zainab, a beautiful luxury town villa in the centre of Marrakech

Bedrooms 5
Space 4,520 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

5 double bedroom villa for 10 with private pool in central Marrakech.

Tastefully furnished and decorated in a modern Moroccan style including paintings and ornaments, the Villa has 5 double rooms, 3 bathrooms and 4 toilets. The master bedroom has its own en-suite, living area, massage table and balcony. There are 2 living rooms with a fully functional fireplace and an office. In house entertainment facilities are large plasma screen TV, DVD, satellite and hi-fi system with satellite TV in each bedroom. A large dinning room leads off to the private pool and caters for a party of 10.

Next to the pool is the pool lounge, and there are 2 roof top terraces to soak in the sun with views of the Atlas Mountains.There is also a fully equipped kitchen and a breakfast area for the use of our guests. There is air conditioning through out the house.

The villa has a small garden adorned with cati and has ample car parking space and a double garage.

Perfect location to explore Marrakech.: This beautiful large town villa is situated in the heart of Marrakech, in the trendy area of Gueliz, with its gentile cafes, restaurants, boutiques and bars and only 5 minutes from the famous Medina and Jemaa el-Fna.

Villa Zainab is located just minutes’ walk from the centre of the trendy Gueliz and next to local shops and amenities. Gueliz is just outside the old walled city of Marrakech and combines the convenience of being in the town centre but away from the hustle and bustle of the old town (the Medina). Gueliz provides modern cafes, abundance of great restaurants, bars, clubs and fashionable shops

Activities available near the villa.: Within easy reach of various golf courses (20 minutes drive), tennis club, horse riding and Atlas Mountains (45 mins away) There is also a large water park, cycling tours, camel rides and mountain treks nearby. If you want to go to the sea side, the famous and stunning port town and beautiful surfing, kite boarding and windsurfing beach of Essaouira is 2 hours 30 minutes from Marrakech.

* Numerous golf courses with in 20 minutes.

* Atlas Mountains with walking, cycling and Berber market are 45 minutes.

* Water parks, city tours, horse riding, camel rides, and tennis all with in 20 minutes.

* Clubs, bars, restaurants, shopping and cafes are in Gueliz.

* Local shops, patisseries and butchers are all next to the villa.

* Beach and port town of Essaouira is 2 hours 30 minutes drive for surfing, kiting boarding and windsurfing.

* Medina and Jemaa el-Fna is 10 minutes.

Services provided in the Villa: We provide the services of a full time maid who will clean and prepare breakfast for you daily. We also have a limited menu which is freshly home cooked by our housekeeper. If you wish to eat in the villa then all you do is let the house keeper know what choice of menu you require in the morning and she will purchase the ingredients locally and prepare your dish for you. All the ingredients are fresh and bought on the day. If you wish she will also teach you Moroccan cooking as she prepares your meals for you. We have found this very popular with many of our guests as they not only learn to cook Moroccan food but also enjoy home cooked traditional meals.

We also provide the services of your own tour guide who will organise anything you may need such as site seeing, trips, booking restaurants and providing transportation.

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 8, 2017

About The Owner

We are a retired couple from the UK and originally bought the villa as a family holiday home. Now that our children have all started working and do not have a lot of time to spend here, we decided to start the rental business to cover the cost of running the villa. We still spend a lot of time in the Villa so it's our home as well as renting it and this means that we keep the villa in perfect condition.

The Owner purchased this villa in 2006

Why The Owner chose Semlalia

The villa is located in a very select upmarket area of Marrakech called Semlalia. It is very large with 5 double bedrooms. Marrakech is only 3.5 hours from the UK but you enter a different exotic world with plenty of sunshine.

What makes this villa unique

Beautiful location in central Marrakech (Gueliz) with it's own private pool and close to all amenities. No car is required. A large town villa (400 sq mtrs) with 5 double bedrooms, 2 living rooms and 2 terraces.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear readers,

If you would like to see the most current reviews please see TripAdvisor;

Sorry about this but it is easier for clients to post their reviews on one website rather then asking them to do their reviews on numerous websites.

Thank you very much for your interest in our villa.

Carol and Ngawang Lobsang

May 2013
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Semlalia Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4520 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain
  • Town
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • All bathrooms are beautifully decorated with large mirrors and hair dryers. En-suite bathroom has a luxury oval bath and separate shower room.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
  • Master bedroom has its own en-suite, living room, massage table and balcony. There are two further bathrooms with showers for the the other 4 bedrooms. The villa is a 3 story building with 2 bedrooms and a bathroom on the 1st floor, master bedroom on the 2nd floor and a further 2 bedrooms and a bathroom on the 3rd floor. All rooms are fully air conditioned and have there own satellite TV with DVD player in the master room. All rooms are tastefully decorated with built in cupboards. All rooms have their own colour theme and are individually named, Sena, Zakina, Ghrizlane, Hiba, and the master room called Zourhair. 5 double bedrooms with the master bedroom with en-suite, its own balcony, massage table and living area. 3 bathrooms and 4 toilets. Cot and high chair available.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • 15 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Private Pool with covered lounge area and a further 2 roof top terraces. 2 living rooms with functional fireplace and 1 office. Fully equipped kitchen, breakfast bar and dinning room for 10 guests. Home entertainment with DVD, satellite TV, and hi-fi through out the villa. Air condition throughout the villa. Ample secure parking and double garage.


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average rating of 4.9 based on 31 reviews

Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Villa Zainab. We were well taken care of and very happy! We loved the pool and pool area to relax. Also, location location location... This house is very well situated, close to restaurants, shopping and all top spots in Marrakesh. We will be back!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We will be happy to welcome you back to villa Zainab and promise to do even better. Villa Zainab
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this beautiful and spacious villa. We were greeted with a very warm welcome from Mr. Ngwang who guided us with things to do in Marrakech. We really enjoyed our time and most of all we enjoyed myriams delicious freshly cooked dishes. Myriam is a true asset to the villa she is such a pleasant

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review and we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us.
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Towie girls on tour

  • 5 of 5

I recently rented Villa Zainab for 3 nights with a group of 8 other girls we can thoughly say we loved it. For the first couple of days we enjoyed the outside space in the sun and most of us went into the Pool it was cold but was lovely after sitting in the sun for awhile. The breakfast was continental enough to get us started in the morning. The evening we arrived I had arranged in advance a home cooked meal by the housekeeper Nardia, I would recommend the Leg of Lamb and the Tagine all was great food

The villa is really beautiful and very spacious it is well looked after and extremely clean. The location is great as we had a supermarket, chemist literally 25 meters from the Villa. We also found a Pizzeria down the road. We was greated at the Villa by the owner Ngawang who is a really nice gentlemen he gave us a nice warm welcoming and explained to us the places to go and asked if we needed any resturants booking. He also organised the transport to and from the airport which really makes life easy (and also included in the rental cost).

We used the transport services available through the villa to go out at night, Abdul and Yousef were great drivers they would drop us off and we would just call when we were ready to be picked up. The service was prompt, professional and excellent.

I also arranged an afternoon at LES BAINS DE MARRAKECH Spa this is one of the best in Marrakech it was very relaxing and enjoyable. We ate at Le Comptoir and Le Fondouk the food was good in both but the Le Comptoir had good entertainment and the music was good. Watch out for the Le Fondouk this didn’t have Air Con and by the time our meal arrived nobody felt like eating as we were all too hot, but they do have outside tables.

I strongly recommend the rental of the Villa it was good value for money with what comes included and I will defenitely be renting this villa again.

Hope everyone else does too many thanks to all Nicky

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2011
  • Stayed: October 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This villa is perfect for families or group of friends. I have personally rented with a group of 7 girls who loved it. The most we have enjoyed is the outside space with the Pool especially when we wanted to stay away from the hectic medina center but still enjoy the sun. The breakfast was great and the housekeeper was really sweet as although it is normally a continental breakfast in the menu, she has kindly prepared for us some morrocan specialities... really delicious... The villa is really beautiful and so spacious that we didnt feel at anytime living on top of each other. (rented for 5 days so you can imagine :)). The Villa is well looked after and extremely clean. It is located in one of the nicest part of marrakech "Jardin d'Yves Saint Laurent": yes, the fashionable and memorable French haute couture designer. Furthermore it is a very calm area with a neighbourhood (all beautiful villas around). The location is great as we also had a supermarket, chemist at literally 25 meters from the Villa. But most of all, the owner of the villa is a really nice gentlemen who gave us a nice warm welcoming and explained to us the places to go. He also organised for us the transport return from the aeroport to the villa which really makes life easy (and included in the rent cost). We also used the transport services available through the villa to go out at night and enjoy the evening. It was really great as the driver stayed with us the whole evening and drove us back whenever we were ready to go home. The service was prompt, professional and just excellent. I strongly recommend the rental of the Villa because: 1. The owner is a true gentleman; 2. The villa is paradisiac with the outside space (rare to find in center marrakech); 3. The cost of the villa is really reasonable considering the rarety of finding a villa to rent in marrakech center; 4. Walking distance to everywhere (Medina, supermarket, gueliz...); we rarely took a taxi unless we were really really exhausted and that was more because of late nights than sunny and wonderful marrakech; 5. Very spacious and therefore allows privacy when needed; 6. Pool very clean and magical at night with all the lights around; 7. breakfast available and included (so practical to start the day like this) 8. transport service very good and reasonably priced; 9. what else can I say other then I will defenitely rent this villa again. Enjoy the morrocan life style.... Yours sincerely, SAMIRA

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2011
  • Stayed: September 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Perfect Week in Marrakech!

  • 5 of 5

This was our family's first trip to Morocco and we were not sure what to expect. Right from the start, we knew we had picked the right place. The house was large, clean, comfortable, and very well appointed. The pool was perfect for all-day and evening swims.

Our host, Ngawang, ensured that we were taken care of from food, to massages, to transportaiton, to tours (both local and remote). He introduced us to an excellent guide, Jamal, who led us on adventures in the Atlas mountains, Berber villages, and even a night of camping in the Sahara. Somehow, our entire family, including our 4, 6, and 7 year old children had a wonderful, unforgettable night in the Sahara, thanks to Jamal.

I cannot recommend this villa more highly. I cannot wait to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2011
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Most amazing holiday ever

  • 5 of 5

I have to admit I am generally quite lazy when it comes to writing reviews, however there is no way I could pass up the opportunity to review Villa Zainab. The villa is absolutely beautiful, huge, even at maximum capacity you would still find somewhere to hide away. The decor is stunning - exactly how you would picture the perfect Moroccan paradise. In fact I could wax lyrical about it all day as there are literally no negatives. The pool is amazing, we were in it at every available opportunity! If you are thinking of booking a villa - this is the one. The location is fantastic, close enough to be a taxi ride from anywhere you want to be, the western shops of Gueliz or the intoxicating markets and souks of the square. Taxis were literally on our doorstep. If you have found this page you are a lucky person, all 8 of us had the most amazing time of our lives here. Its perfect for any occasion - Ngawang and Nadia were the perfect hosts. Ngawang really took the time to make sure we had the experience of a life time in Marrakech - the Hammam he took us to was the most relaxing, unforgettable experience! All his recommendations were perfect and Nadia's food is the best in Morocco in my opinion! If you like nightclubs - Marrakech is the place for you, Theatro was the best night out I think I've ever had! We went to Nikki Beach - pricey but totally worth it - if you want to spoil yourselves it is pure luxury. The square is also an experience I will never forget, so vibrant and full of wonderful people, I wanted to buy everything!! We had a belly dancer come to the villa - arranged by Ngawang and was so much fun. Marrakech is without a doubt one of the best places I have ever visited, all of us 8 girls fell in love with it. You have to go to Marrakech and you have to go here, I can promise you, it will be one of the best experiences of your life. I can't thank Ngawang enough for making our time in Morocco so special.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2011
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
500 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Over 7 golf courses
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
200 Kilometres
To Casablanca, Essaouira and Agadir
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Nearest Beach
190 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Marrakech has the most exuberant marketplace in the world, the Jemaa el Fna, virtually unchanged since medieval times with snake charmers, story tellers, musicians, acrobats, and an exotic food fare. Marrakech has the largest market (souk) in Morocco where you can bargain hunt for traditional Moroccan handicraft.

Places to visit include Bahia Palace a 19th Century Politicians Mansion, Koutoubia Mosque tower, Marjorelle Gardens with its lily ponds, cacti, and art museum and the Marrakech Museum of Moroccan Art and Sculpture

Near by activities include numerous golf courses, tennis, water parks, cycling, camel and horse rides and Atlas Mountain treks nearby. The beautiful port town of Essaouira with it's stunning beach, surfing, kite boarding and windsurfing is 2.5 hours away.

This beautiful large town villa is situated in the heart of the city, in the trendy area of Gueliz, with its gentile cafes, restaurants, boutiques and bars.

Please note that as we are located in a quiet residential area, we are sorry but we cannot accept all male bookings, stag or hen parties.

Other Activities: Camel rides, water parks, quad biking


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $352.48

A 50 % non refundable deposit is required upon booking with the final payment plus a refundable deposit for breakages of €300 is due 30 days prior to the arrival date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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