We were lucky enough to escape the cold and snow this week and spend a few nights in Marrakech, just a 3 ½ hour flight away, yet bathed in brilliant warm sunshine. We stayed at the charming and traditional Riad Tara in the heart of the Kasbah, about 20 minutes walk to the main square, the Place Jemaa el Fna. The colourful and exotic atmosphere, and bustling markets along the way, offering (among numerous other things!) an amazing array of spices and essential oils are a real feast for the senses.
Les Jardins de la Medina, a lovely boutique hotel in the Kasbah, with one of the most beautiful interior gardens in Marrakech, as well as a heated pool, a friendly bar in the evening with an open fire, and great food and wine.
Le Fondouk, a trendy and atmospheric restaurant offering contemporary Moroccan cuisine, and situated just behind the Musée de Marrakech.
Kosy Bar, in the Mellah, overlooking the Place Ferblantiers (lamp makers’ square), with a great terrace for lunches or dinners.
Special Mother’s Day Offer for March!
The wonderful Riad Dar Jaguar in the Medina is offering a special Mother’s Day package with champagne, massages – a memorably spoiling treat, including a free night’s stay if you book for at least three nights! As well as a bottle of wine and canapes upon arrival, be sure to expect…
· One hour full body massage for each of you.
· An exotic excursion beyond Marrakech to the waterfalls of Ouzoud or another similarly breathtaking trip.
· A cooking lesson followed by a three course romantic candlelit dinner on the terrace overlooking the fabulous Medina. Includes a bottle of wine.
· Private professional guided tour of the souk and/or religious and historical sites
We are now off to Essaouira ….more to follow …