Villa Alexandra is a stunning villa, 13 Kilometres south east of the city of Marrakech and 20 minutes drive from Menara Airport on the road to the Ourika Valley in the direction of the Atlas Mountains.
This private villa is set in a mature five-acre walled garden full of palms, olives, citrus, roses and a large fountain. The cool pure air from the mountains mixed with the scent of the orange trees makes it a wonderful place to relax.
Villa Alexandra was originally built by a French Colonel 70 years ago. It was completely renovated in 2003. The style is now Mediterranean which compliments its light and spacious rooms. The villa has been beautifully decorated using traditional materials and Tadelakt decorative plaster work along with Zeliges tiles, Diss and Bejmatt local bricks. The rooms in the villa are 4.5 metres high and 0.5 metres thick which provide great insulation.
The drawing room has 1930’s Egyptian wall hangings along with mother of pearl inlaid Syrian mirrors. The bedrooms have silk wall hangings, comfortable beds, ceiling fans and air-conditioning.
At night the front of the villa, drive and fountain are lit by candlelight lanterns. The palm trees in the gardens are also illuminated.
It is the perfect place to stay and to use as a base to visit the medina of Marrakech, the valleys and Berber villages in the Atlas Mountains, or the beaches and fish restaurants of Essaouira. Please visit the activities section for further information.
The Villa can accommodate up to 12 people staying in the main house and the pavilion.
The Main House
The main house can accommodate 8 people and includes the following:
Large Entrance Hall leading to:
The Dining room, which can seat up to 12 people.
The Drawing room has fireplace and French windows onto a large terrace.
Library and TV room with, DVD player, computer and board games.
A 25 metre hallway leading to:
A Roof Terrace with two seating areas, one with a wrought iron circular dining table for six people, and the other with cushioned stone benches and Zelige tables under a pergola for up to 20 people.
Two double bedrooms with terraces, ceiling fans, air-conditioning and en suite bathrooms.
Two double/twin bedrooms with fireplaces, ceiling fans, air-conditioning and en suite bathrooms.
The Pavilion can accommodate 4 people and is in the garden, close to the villa. It has two double bedrooms with air-conditioning (one twin and one double), one separate bathroom, a terrace and a kitchenette. The ceiling of the pavilion has intricate Moroccan designs in plasterwork.
The Pool House has a twin bedroom with overhead fan, a shower room and a loo. There is a fridge stocked with soft drinks and water, and also a Ping Pong table.
The Swimming Pool has two set of steps, it is 20m x 6m and has a beach at the shallow end. There are chaise-longues around the pool and a curtained pergola with Zelige dining table to provide a shaded eating area for lunch.
There is a new clay tennis court in the garden.
As well as the many citrus and soft fruit trees in the garden, there is also a large Potagerie (vegetable garden) which provides the vegetables, salad and herbal teas for the house.
Meals are included in the rental price:
Breakfast of your choice includes fresh orange or grapefruit juice, croissants, home made breads, special honey, fruit, yoghurt, tea and coffee or a full English breakfast of your choice.
Two course lunch or a picnic.
Tea with home made biscuits.
Three course dinner.
Very drinkable Moroccan wines (rosé, gris, white, red) can be provided from 100DH upwards.
Dietary preferences should be discussed with staff in advance.
There is good reception for UK mobile phones.
The electricity supply is 220V, and the sockets fit european round two-pin plugs.
The staff are highly motivated. While gratuities are at the guests discretion, we will advise on the amounts if requested.
Imported spirits and champagne.
(Guests are encouraged to bring duty free spirits and champagne as, while they are available in Marrakech, they are costly).
Heating of the swimming pool between November to March is £500 per week.