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Villa Makassar

Marrakech, Morocco

Riad Villa Makassar, hidden within the vibrant and exciting world of the medina, is a blend of contemporary luxury and art deco delights that feels both modern and ancient at the same time. The rooms and suites are inspired by iconic 1920's artists.

At a Glance

  • The owner of Villa Makassar is passionate about Art Deco and has spent years studying and collecting art from this period - a stay here is an extraordinary experience, perfect for the art lover and discerning traveler

  • Guests are wholly indulged with the choice of where to take breakfast, lunch and dinner - in your room, by the pool, on the terrace to name but a few

  • The rooms and suites take their design inspiration from iconic artists from the 1920's and 30's - Eileen Gray and Piet Mondrain are two examples

  • Where else in Marrakech can you recline in a whisky and cigar bar inspired by Winston Churchill

  • Villa Makassar features a spacious two-bedroom family suite and welcomes families wholeheartedly

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Insider's View

If you are into Art Deco be sure to ask the Riad owner to talk you through his collection from around the globe

Scott Dunn team

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Description

Villa Makassar comprises ten large, uniquely designed bedrooms fashioned with art deco period pieces from around the world. All with luxury bathrooms, all very different and all finished beautifully. If you have an interest in Art Deco or you are looking for something different then you will find this Riad simply fascinating. The charming owner is at the hotel often so if you get the chance, ask him to show you some of the wonderful artifacts on display throughout the hotel which he has spent the last 12 years collecting from around the world.

If you appreciate good food the resident Moroccan chef prepares excellent meals for lunch and dinner. The roof top terrace is spacious with lots of scattered day beds for relaxing in the sunshine or sipping juices from the roof top bar. This is also a great place to dine on a warm Moroccan evening.

The luxury hammam and spa is slick and inviting. The small indoor pool is lit by stylish colored lighting creating a calming atmosphere and also boasts a current system allowing you to swim at whatever level you require. There is also a large outdoor swimming pool that is secluded by an ancient medina wall hundreds of years old.

Whether you choose to sample the fantastic Moroccan food, enjoy the spa, take an evening swim or simply relax on the beautiful terrace with a glass of wine watching the sunset over the old city, the elegant Villa Makassar is a wonderful escape from the bustling city outside.

Accommodation

The ten rooms and suites are inspired by influential artists from the 1920's and 30's. All rooms have been meticulously designed and tastefully decorated to the highest standards, combining the timeless elegance of Art Deco with modern high-tech facilities such as flat screen TVs, DVD players and internet access. Suites have the addition of a marble fireplace, lounge area and balcony.

Childcare

Children are very welcome at Villa Makassar and there is a two-bedroom family suite (made up of adjoining suites) which is perfect for those traveling with children. Children's meals and babysitting can be arranged on request.

Facilities

At Villa Makassar there are no restrictions on where or when you eat - meals can be taken at the restaurant, by the pool, on the terrace or in your room, and the emphasis is on freshly sourced ingredients and delicate flavors. Enjoy whiskies, cognacs and cigars at the fabulously styled Winston Churchill Bar. There is an indoor pool, hammam and spa facilities for guests to enjoy.

Activities

Villa Makassar is perfectly positioned for discovering Marrakech's medina - its souks, palaces and museums are all close by and can easily be reached on foot. There are three golf courses minutes away by car as well as the delights of the Atlas Mountains which are easily reachable as a day trip.

Location & Directions

Marrakech, Morocco

Villa Makassar is situated in the Medina of Marrakech, close to the main attractions of the old city, the Moroccan Royal Palace and Bahia Palace. Villa Makassar offers a unique setting and a tranquil space away from the hustle and bustle of the colorful souks of Djemma el-Fna square, a short walk away.

When to go

Weather-wise, the best times to go are spring and autumn, when temperatures are 20°C to 25°C by day and at least 10°C by night, and November to February, with cooler nights but similar daytime temperatures and light rainfall possible. The weather in March and April features sporadic, light rainfall with some sandstorms in April, while June sees dusty siroccos (desert winds) sweep through the city. From mid-June to August temperatures rise into the 30s and occasionally 40s.

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