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Last updated: 28 October, 2022
Expert travel writer: Mandy Sinclair

One of the most popular of the Palmerie’s luxury properties, Dar Ayniwen is beloved for its shady, tranquil gardens and peaceful swimming pool that offer respite from Marrakech’s hustle and bustle.

The style of the place is old-fashioned elegance, with stained-glass windows, antique furniture, and landscape paintings. It’s popular with families – children are welcomed.

It is located in the Palmerie area, so you’ll need to plan your excursions into the city (but a free shuttle is provided).

Surrounding area

The Palmerie is a lush oasis with lofty palms as far as the eye can see. It’s home to some of Marrakech’s most luxurious hotels and convenient for the three finest golf clubs in Marrakech. It is, however, a short drive from the Medina and the madness, so not suited to those wanting to be in the centre of the action.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers*
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Kids club
Parking: On-site (free)
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

Bucket list experiences our writer says you must do in this destination, closest first

Yves Saint Laurent Museum

Marrakech, Marrakech-Safi, Morocco[4.8 miles]

One of the two international museums dedicated to the Yves Saint Laurent fashion house, displaying iconic pieces by the famed designer in an architecturally-interesting building.

Best for ages: 13+ | £10

Souks of the Medina

Marrakech, Marrakech-Safi, Morocco[5.1 miles]

The world’s quintessential Arabic bazaar, the Medina’s maze-like souks are a shopper’s paradise.

Best for ages: 13+ | Free

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Jemaa El Fna

Marrakech, Marrakech-Safi, Morocco[5.2 miles]

UNESCO World Heritage-listed central square that hums with snake charmers, musicians, magicians and other exotics.

Best for ages: 6+ | Free

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Other worthwhile experiences in this destination if you have the time or the interest, closest first

Stone entrance to old city of Marrakech

Bab al Khemis

Marrakech, Marrakech-Safi, Morocco[3.6 miles]

A bustling Thursday flea market that’s the go-to for authentic homewares and furnishings. Held in this imposing gate in the Medina walls.

Best for ages: 18+ | Free

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View of Marrakech on a clear day from rooftop cafe

Rooftop cafe of Photography Museum

Marrakech, Marrakech-Safi, Morocco[4.3 miles]

A high terrace provides panoramic views of the medina, including the Atlas Mountains in winter months. Time a visit with when the muezzins call the prayer from the surrounding mosques for additional Arabian atmosphere.

Best for ages: 18+ | Free

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Tiled interior courtyard of a riad (traditional Moroccan home) with plants and a fountain

Photography Museum

Marrakech, Marrakech-Safi, Morocco[4.3 miles]

Tranquil Medina riad housing an interesting collection of photographs documenting Moroccan life from the 1870s-1950s, that gives the best insight into life in the city before tourism arrived.

Best for ages: 18+ | £4

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Interior of concept store selling jewellery, clothing, shoes

33 Rue Majorelle

Marrakech, Marrakech-Safi, Morocco[4.8 miles]

Marrakech’s first concept store, just down the road from the YSL Museum, rotates an impressive selection of designs by contemporary Moroccan creators.

Best for ages: 18+ | Free

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