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Dar El Sadaka

Marrakech, Morocco

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Impeccably designed with exceptional artwork and nine uniquely themed suites, Dar El Sadaka is a spacious and fully staffed villa designed for a magical stay near Marrakech.

In brief

  • Unique Interior design
  • Intimate celebration venue
  • Exquisite organic cooking

About the villa

Part of our high-spec ABOVE collection, Dar El Sadaka is an exceptional villa designed for large groups of family and friends. Created by French visual artist Jean-François Fourtou, this unique property features fascinating artwork and nine individually-themed suites and bedrooms. Nestled in a twenty-five acre private area in the palmeraie of Marrakech, Dar El Sadaka truly offers a holiday to remember. On the ground floor, guests will discover a spacious and stylish living room, dining room, library and home cinema, as well as a hammam and spa treatment area. There are also four double-bed suites here, each with wonderfully unique features including a plunge bath in the Tortoises Suite, a dressing room in the Donkey Suite, a circular plunge bath and lounge in the Geese Suite, and a rain shower in the Bee Bedroom. Head upstairs to discover four more en suite bedrooms. The lovely Dog Suite is designed with access to both a terrace and balcony, while the Camels Suite has a plunge bath for two and an annexe with a single bed. The bright and airy Ant Junior Suite features a skylight and an annexe with a single bed, whilst the Snails Bedroom includes a fireplace and a rain shower. The spacious Giraffe Suite can be found on the second floor, complete with a super-king size bed, a workspace, sitting room with a wood stove, hanging cactus garden, rain shower and an outdoor freestanding bathtub to enjoy under the stars. 

The additional Riad Suite can be rented alongside the main villa to sleep up to four more guests. This annexe includes a double and twin bedroom, a lovely patio with a covered sitting area, and a terrace with a cactus garden. This exceptional property is just as spacious and unique outside, with a lovely large pool and lush gardens. The villa is fully-staffed for an indulgent and luxurious escape just 8.9km from the vibrant centre of Marrakech.

Villa details


Accommodation

Ground Floor

  • Living room
  • Dining room with sitting area
  • Library
  • Home cinema / meeting room
  • Hammam
  • Spa treatment room
  • Professional kitchen
  • Double (super king size, can be twin) bedroom with bathroom en suite opening to private garden
  • Double (super king size, can be twin) bedroom with bathroom en suite opening to private garden
  • Double (super king size), bedroom with bathroom en suite opening to private terrace
  • Double (super king size) bedroom with shower room en suite

First Floor

  • Double bedroom (super-king size bed, can be twin) with bathroom en suite opening to terrace and balcony
  • Double bedroom (super-king size bed, can be twin) with bathroom en suite opening to terrace and annex with single bed
  • Double bedroom (king-size) with shower room en suite opening to terrace and annex with single bed
  • Double bedroom with shower room en suite
  • Please note the villa has 9 bedrooms in total, 2 of which have 1 extra single bed in an adjacent room sharing the bath or shower room. These single rooms are more suitable for children and young adults.

Second Floor

  • Double bedroom (super-king size bed) with bathroom en suite opening to balcony

Riad Suite (available for 21 - 24 people)

  • Patio with covered sitting area with terrace with cactus garden
  • Master bedroom with super king size bed
  • Bathroom
  • Twin bedroom

Facilities

Children's Facilities

  • 3 complimentary cots
  • 3 complimentary high chairs

Entertainment

  • Satellite TV
  • Home Cinema
  • WiFi

Games and Sports

  • Tennis court
  • Table tennis
  • French bowls court (petanque)
  • Small gym
  • Running track

Keeping Cool

  • Air-conditioning throughout

Private Pool

  • Heptagonal pool
  • Pool dimensions: 170 square meters 0.2m - 1.75m deep
  • Built-in steps
  • Outdoor shower
  • Pool towels
  • Day beds

Something Special

  • Organic vegetable and herb garden
  • Olive hedge maze
  • Sculpture park
  • Spacious traditional Caïdal tent

Villa Essentials

  • Central heating throughout
  • Organic bathroom amenities
  • Safe in each bedroom

Service & Staffing


DINING SERVICES

  • Daily breakfast including Moroccan pancakes, Moroccan bread, fresh fruit juice, fresh fruit
  • All mineral water, traditional Moroccan mint tea and Louisa (verbena from the garden)
  • Meals - brunch, BBQ, lunch, dinner, appetizers, snacks prepared by the talented House Chef and her team, with fresh produce of the highest quality, whether you want Moroccan classics, vegan, sugar-free or detox meals or everything in between. According to family tradition, guests are asked to choose in advance a set menu – one starter, one main course and one dessert – for their entire party. All menus can be adapted to special diet requirements if needed (gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, kosher etc.)
  • Drinks are à la carte. If you bring your own wine or other alcoholic drinks, a corkage fee (MAD 90 per bottle for wine, and MAD 165 per bottle for champagne and spirits). Special orders for alcoholic beverages can be arranged at additional charge, depending on the order specifics.
  • Exceptional Signature dining experiences – A Thousand Candle Tree, Magical Laser Garden, Gourmet Astronomical Terrace, Sumptuous Arabian Nights, etc.
  • Entertainments – barman or mixologist, fire jugglers, belly dancers, musicians, equestrian performing arts shows, DJ etc.
  • Small private events (up to around 30 people)
  • Cooking class with Chef Madame Hassna

Villa staff

  • Daily housekeeping and evening turn-down service
  • Laundry and ironing
  • Linen and towel change two days per week*
  • Daily change of pool and gym towels
  • Baby-sitting
  • A dedicated concierge to assist with pre-arrival requests, stay planning including transfers, meals and activities, arranging local excursions, and throughout the stay (Guest Experience Designer)

WELLNESS EXPERIENCES

  • Massages, body and beauty treatments
  • Tennis and yoga classes

Additional villa experiences

  • Organic bathroom amenities
  • Private taxi transfers
  • Entertainments
  • Swimming pool heating
  • A guided tour of Jean-François Fourtou’s park of monumental artworks and complimentary dining for children aged up to three years old
  • Private transportation with English speaking driver and customised off-site activities
  • Local excursions – guided cultural discoveries, neo-retro sidecar or classic car tours, hot air balloon flights, Agafay desert scenic escapes, 4WD drive adventures in the fertile valleys of the Atlas Mountains, etc.
Pool area
Pool area

Important Information


Please note that this property sleeps 20 in the Main villa in 9 bedrooms, 2 of which have an annexe with an additional single bed. These rooms share the bath/shower room with the main bedroom. 

Dar El Sadaka is a full staffed and fully serviced private villa. The guest services team provides support for stay planning prior to your arrival and during your stay. A wide range of experiences is offered and each stay is personalised according to guests’ preferences and special requests. Additional services payable locally are charged in local currency.  The team may use carefully selected subcontractors to for the provision of some services but outside suppliers or outside providers for on-site services cannot be used during your stay.

Dar El Sadaka is a fully hosted experience including dining service à la carte. It is not possible for guests to self-cater or to hire their own chef. Daily full breakfasts are included. All mineral water (still and sparkling), traditional Moroccan mint tea and Louisa (verbena from the garden) are also included. All other meals, snacks and drinks are à la carte. Half-board or full-board are not available.  Our very talented House Chef offers a flavourful and creative cuisine with international influences. Moroccan classics are reinterpreted, lightened and delicately spiced. Every day, Madame Hassna and her team compose exquisite meals made with fresh organic produce of the highest quality. There are plenty of options available to ensure all tastes are catered for, sample menus are available on request. In keeping with family tradition, for each meal guests are asked to choose ahead a starter, a main course and a dessert for their entire party. Menus change every day and follow the seasons. They can be adapted to special diet requirements (vegetarian, pescatarian, vegan, nut-free, gluten-free etc.) Children's menus are composed according to the instructions given by their parents. Please note that there is no in-room dining service and the kitchen is closed at night. Night snacks prepared in advance are available upon request. Dar El Sadaka holds an alcohol licence. Alcoholic drinks are à la carte but guests can also bring their own alcohol for a corkage fee of MAD 90 per bottle of wine and MAD 165 per bottle of Champagne and spirits. In addition, wine, Champagne and spirits can be coordinated via special orders. 

The artwork decorating the villa interiors and exteriors, the animal sculptures in particular, cannot be moved or removed. Product/brand placement and shooting with the artwork for commercial purposes is strictly forbidden. The villa, including the furniture and the other contents are to be treated with care. A security deposit of MAD 55,000 will be pre-approved on your credit card upon arrival against incidentals and any damages. You can have day guests and intimate events with up to 30 people during your stay. Larger events are not allowed. The swimming pool is not fenced and young children need to be looked after by in-house guests at all times.

Dar El Sadaka sculpture park, including Jean-François Fourtou’s monumental art installations Fallen From The Sky and The Giant’s House, is adjacent to the property and accessible during your stay but is not for exclusive use.

Please note that there is a 50% deposit required for this property. 

Please note that this property has low walls in various locations.  

OWNER MANAGED 

The concierge will be available by phone during your stay. Contact details will be sent with your travel documents.

Tenancy Times 

Arrival from 1600 hrs Depart by 1100 hrs


Location


Amenities

  • Chemist 4.6km

Places of interest

  • Centre of Marrakech 8.9km
  • Marjorelle Gardens 9.8km
  • Ourika Valley 49km
  • Kasbah Tamadot 61km

Beaches

  • Essaouira 216km

Airport

  • Marrakech 14.8km
About the area

Marrakech

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