AnaYela is a small, 300-year-old city palace in the heart of the Medina, the historic city of Marrakesh. “Ana Yela” translates literally as “I am Yela” and the architecture tells the story of a girl called Yela who once lived in this riad.
The restoration of the riad took months and was carried out using only traditional Moroccan craftsmanship, for which Marrakesh is famous throughout the world. A renowned calligrapher hammered the story in silver on the vast doors through the house, like pages of a book. Every single piece of furniture, every lamp, all the decorations, are individually handmade by Moroccan artisans. As a result the house as a whole is a spectacular piece of art in itself. Here all one’s senses are beguiled and inspirational energies and emotions are awoken and set free in this unique atmosphere.
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Don't forget to check in which chapter of the love story of Yela you are sleeping in - it is written in arabic calligraphy on the huge wooden doors of each room and the last sentence of the chapter is written next to your bed.
All rooms are designed to make you feel surrounded by excitement, romance and comfort. Cream-coloured walls and an individual light concept create a soft, romantic atmosphere. Sink into a pile of cushions on your bed, light the candles and incense sticks and dive into the magic of 1001 nights.
The unique interior design is complemented by individually designed, hand-carved silverware (lanterns, bath accessories, etc.) and gorgeous floor-to ceiling mirrors.
These rooms offer a private sitting area in front of the room next to the pool in the patio. All rooms are equipped with bathtub or shower, special eco-medical mattresses, hair-dryer, exquisite oriental bathroom amenities, etc.
The unique interior design is complemented by individually designed, hand-carved silverware (lanterns, bath accessories, etc.) and a gorgeous floor-to-ceiling antique wooden door.
This room offers a private sitting area with two poufs and a silver hand-carved table. The room is equipped with a big bathtub, air-conditioning, special eco-medical mattress, hair-dryer, exquisite oriental bathroom amenities, etc
These suites are designed to make you feel surrounded by excitement, romance and comfort.
The unique interior design is complemented by moroccan antiques and individually designed, hand-carved silverware (lanterns, bath accessories, etc.). Cream-coloured walls and an individual light concept create a soft, romantic atmosphere.
All suites are equipped with air-conditioning, special eco-medical mattresses, private fire-place, huge bathtub for two, hair-dryer, exquisite oriental bathroom amenities, etc.
Visiting Marrakech is a magical journey through time and space. The surroundings also offer unique places and landscapes.
We arrange private tours for you that go off the traditional tourist track and let you explore the beauty of the country in a private way. From special guided city tours, to private one-day excursions to unique places around Marrakesh to a ¾ day tour to the desert – sleeping under the stars in a nomad tent!
Discover the hidden sites of the Medina of Marrakesh. Let our guide know your main points of interest and he will make you discover the secrets of the city. No matter if you are interested in the history of the city, its beautiful gardens, the architecture, the handicraft – or just shopping – they have the perfect guide for you to explore the city!
Hammam For those traveling to Morocco - a visit to a hammam is a genuine cultural experience as real as the souks and medina. A Hammam provides an overall wellness both for the body and the spirit. The Anayela doesn’t have a Hammam in house but we cooperate with the best Hammams in Marrakesh and are happy to book you a treatment and arrange transfers for you!
The Ourika valley is located in the heart of the Atlas. It’s one of the most beautiful valleys in the kingdom, rich in history, culture, arts and crafts, cuisine and lush landscapes. The valley spreads from the foothills of the high Atlas olive grove to the village of Siti Fata. After crossing a first olive grove – the road sinks into the mountains following the Ourika Oued