- Full board
- Excellent staff
- Extensive beautiful gardens
About the villa
Villa Alexandra is an impressive country house, situated 13 kilometres south of Marrakech on the road to the Ourika Valley and the Atlas Mountains. It is a twenty-minute drive from the centre of town and the airport. This wonderful house is suitable for all ages from small babies to less active grandparents. Built by a French Colonel in 1925, the style is now mainly Mediterranean which complements the high ceilings and light, spacious rooms. Traditional decorating techniques have been used; Tadelakt (polished plaster) works well alongside Zelige tiles, Diss and Bejmatt local bricks. The ceilings in the villa are 5 metres high, and the walls 0.5 metres thick which provides great insulation from the heat, and the chill of winter’s evenings.
Within the main house, there is a large entrance hall leading to the Dining Room which seats up to 14 guests. The Drawing Room has a log fire which is lit on winter days and evenings if required. The drawing room has 1930’s Egyptian wall hangings, and antique textiles collected by the family blend beautifully with mother-of-pearl inlaid Syrian mirrors and furniture. French doors lead out onto the terrace, with a seating area and bougainvillea covered pergola which provides shade for one of the dining table.
In the library, there is a large selection of books to read; classics, travel/guide, novels etc, as well as Smart Television with real time UK and European channels. A 25-metre corridor takes you to: 4 double/twin bedrooms and bathrooms which all have comfortable beds, ceiling fans and air-conditioning. .
There are stairs to the Roof Terrace which has a spectacular view of the Atlas Mountains, and cushioned seating area under a pergola for up to 16 guests. This is where pre-dinner drinks are normally served and is ideal for a yoga practice first thing.
The mature 2 hectare garden is enclosed by high walls and is abundant with mature trees as well as 90 olive trees. The birdsong is wonderful, and the house is an ideal spot for the keen bird-watcher.
Guests are delighted by the delicious cooking (including home-made ice cream!) and attentive service they receive here. The villa has a loyal following of repeat clientele. Early booking essential.
- Open plan sitting room and dining room opening to terraces with steps down to gardens
- Library/TV room
- Entrance hall
- Master double (super king size) bedroom opening to terrace with bathroom en suite.
- Double bedroom (king size) with bathroom en suite
- 2 Double (super king size)/Twin bedrooms, each with bathroom en suite
- Steps up to terrace
- Double bedroom (king size bed)
- Twin bedroom (can be made as king size bed)
- Smart TV
- DVD Player
- CD player
Games and Sports
- Table tennis
- Air conditioning
Private Tennis Court
- Clay surface
- Central Heating Included
- Laundry included
- Concierge services
Service & Staffing
The dedicated and experienced team of in-house staff look after guests and the villa is offered on a full board basis with all meals included. The team prepare breakfast of your choice including fresh fruit juice, croissants, home-made breads, special honey, fresh fruit, yoghurt, tea and coffee OR full English breakfast of your choice. Two course lunch or a picnic. Tea with home-made biscuits. Three course dinner. All water is included. Soft and alcoholic drinks are not included but very drinkable Moroccan wines (rosé, gris, white, red) can be provided from 100 MAD upwards. Allergies, dislikes and special requests can be catered for, please request on booking.
The Villa Manager will welcome you on arrival and be available by telephone during your stay. Contact details will be sent with your travel documents.
Arrival from 16:00. Departure by 10:00
Please refer to the Health & Safety pages on this website. Morocco is an enjoyable destination all-year round with lovely temperatures in the winter months. Our customers also enjoy our villas in Morocco in the summer months due to the dry continental climate. There is low humidity, temperatures drop at night and it is very pleasant in the shade.
A car with English speaking driver is available and costs are paid locally.