Marrakech Journals

Anniversary in Marrakech

A May 2007 trip to Marrakech by albionvicar

Dar Les Cigognes Photo, Marrakech, Morocco More Photos
Quote: For our 25th anniversary and our first trip sans kids, we head to legendary Marrakech.

Dar Les Cigognes

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Hotel

Dar Les Cigognes Photo, Marrakech, Morocco
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We stayed for four nights at this beautiful Riad, located in the Medina just a 15 minute walk to the Jemaa El Fna, the centre of all the action. Our arrival at the hotel was greeted by mint tea and cooling towels, and we were soon in a position to relax.Our room (the Safi) was imaginatively decorated, with a huge bed, and the bathroom contained a super sized bath which was larger than some hotel pools I have swam in. The room was painted in soothing greens, though being in an internal courtyard did not offer much light. A curiosity was the lack of any locks, though a safe was provided for passports and cash, etc. The furnishings were very traditional (each room is supplied and decorated by a d...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 21, 2007

Dar Les Cigognes
108 Rue De Berima
Marrakesh, Morocco
212 524 38 27 40

L'Abyssin

Restaurant

L'Abyssin Photo, Marrakech, Morocco
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Half an hour from Marrakech City centre is a very different outdoor eating experience from the Moroccan norm. This restaurant is set in a garden and surrounded by large white linen tents, with a series of tables gathered around a water feature in the centre. Groups eat in the tents and couples around the pool. It is all lit with candles and lanterns, with a gentle sound system floating through, playing initially Euro pop, then as the evening progressed a more chill out Latino vibe. Portable Gas fires are distributed later when the temperature drops. Food is based on a French theme, with local specialities added. Portions are quite small and could be warmer by the time they hit the tabl...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 21, 2007

L'Abyssin
Palais Rhoul
Marrakesh, Morocco
044 328584

Marrakchi

Restaurant

L'Abyssin Photo, Marrakech, Morocco
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Overlooking Jemaa El Fna. This very popular tourist choice offers superb views and a lively night with local music and dancers. Food is Moroccan of a high quality together with a good wine list. It's a good value choice for the quality of both food and entertainment.

We were lucky to get a last minute reservation, ask for a window view over the square.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 21, 2007

Marrakchi
52 Rue De Banques
Marrakesh, Morocco
+212 44 44 33 77

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Limited time? Fed up with bartering in the Souks? Try the fixed price shopping plaza in the Kasbah. This is purely a shopping stop, without the atmosphere and fun of the souk. But! This huge warehouse of a place does have the largest range of souvenirs in town, and some of real quality you won't find anywhere else.

The prices are very fair and comparable to what you would achieve after a hard barter session in town. If you want a result without the work you can do no better.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 21, 2007

Complexe D'Artisanat
7 Derb Baissi Kasbah Botouil
Marrakesh, Morocco 40000
+212 2438-1853

Royal Air Maroc

Story/Tip

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I very rarely use this website to criticize a business unless it is a dire warning. As it was our anniversary we thought we would much prefer flying with a full service airline. Bad mistake. Outbound we were codeshared to Atlas Blue. There was no seat room at all and I was in pain throughout the trip, whilst my wife was actually bruised by her seat. Food and beverage service abysmal.The return was the full service airline and seating space and food was much better. Shame the a/c on the flight did not work. Unbearably hot throughout the journey and Both my wife and I were ill afterwards.In 30 years of travel this is the worst airline I have flown with. I suggest you fly Easyjet here, an...Read More