Marrakech Journals

Marrakech; a final sweep

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A travel journal to Marrakech by Slug

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Hotel Riad Omar Terrace Dining

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Restaurant | "Good and huge Marrakech Meal at Riad Omar"

Hotel Riad Omar Terrace Dining Photo, Marrakech, Morocco
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Our tour company for our mountain walk arranged for us to have a farewell meal in Marrakech. As our trip was a budget one we weren't anticipating anything fancy, and so was most impressed when we were led out onto a rooftop dining area in the centre of Marrakech, just down the road from the main square. While the restaurant didn't serve alcohol it was a minor grumble considering the food was so good and plentiful. Starters were a huge array of beautiful fresh salads and dips meze style, and after a week of tagine on the mountain, it was lovely to have something just a little bit different for dinner. Along with the bread and olives, I was quite happy with the half dozen or so dishes they h...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 3, 2012

Hotel Riad Omar Terrace Dining
22, Rue Bab Agnaou-Medina
Marrakech, Morocco

KFE Cafe

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Restaurant | "KFE Cafe: Great lunchtime spot with views above the souk"

KFE Cafe Photo, Marrakech, Morocco
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Hungry after a mornings wandering around the souk (our determination not to catch any sellers eye took it out of us), we were about resigned to working out which restaurant to choose on the main square, when we rounded a corner and came across a simple but clean looking restaurant the KFE Cafe. I got quite excited as we discovered that the cafe was up quite a few steps and on a tiny (perhaps 15 foot square) tower which extended a short way above the souk. Even more exciting was that in addition to the couple of tables around the food preparation area, there was a further space set out for dining on the roof top. We saw that the restaurant was French run, that the kitchen looked spotless, a...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 3, 2012

KFE Cafe
Souk
Marrakech, Morocco

Ensemble Artisanal

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Attraction | "A Training Exercise before you visit Marrakech Souk"

Ensemble Artisanal Photo, Marrakech, Morocco
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The Ensemble Artisanal in Marrakech on Ave Mohammed V about 5 minutes walk from the main square Djemaa el Fna and towards the main mosque at Koutobia Minaret is a great fixed price market place run by the Government and which allows visitors to look at local goods at their leisure and fairly free from over keen sellers. Both times we have visited Marrakech we have taken a stroll to this little market area to mainly get a feel for the prices we should be paying in the souks and haven't left empty handed either time. Most of the money spent goes to the craftsmen and women so it's also helpful for the local economy rather than most of the profit going into the hands of the shop owners as it d...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 11, 2012

Ensemble Artisanal
Ave Mohammed V
Marrakech, Morocco
024 44 35 03

Jardin Majorelle

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Attraction | "Jardin Majorelle - Not peaceful but beautiful"

Jardin Majorelle Photo, Marrakech, Morocco
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Around a dozen years ago when we last visited Marrakech the Jardin Majorelle were fairly quiet and a little run down, so we rather foolishly thought it would be similar and so sauntered over to the gardens after lunch to find them fairly packed out. The gardens were founded by French expat artist Jacques Majorelle in 1924. Majorelle as a painter is largely forgotten today, although his father a famous furniture maker is still renowned. Rather annoyingly for Majorelle his gardens are remembered today largely because they were purchased and championed by French fashion designer Yves Saint-Laurent in 1980.The gardens are a little way out of Marrakech city centre; we walked it in ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 11, 2012

Jardin Majorelle
Ave Yacoub el-Mansour
Marrakesh, Morocco
(00212) 044 30 18 52

Les Premices Marrakech

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Restaurant | "Great view over Marrakech Main Square with cheap food"

Marrakech Jemaa el Fna  Photo, Marrakech, Morocco
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The main square in Marrakech, Jemaa el Fna is noisy, hot and rather smelly so it’s not really a place I like to linger too long although it has to be said it is a good place for people watching. To compromise, we usually spend one meal sitting in one of the terrace restaurants that line the square, and taking pot luck on our most recent visit we decided that Les Premices had our name on it.When we came here a decade or so ago there was a restaurant that served a sly bottle of larger on the upstairs terrace and it felt particularly illicit in this Muslim country and particularly pleasant in the mid day sun. Unfortunately a few months after we left Marrakech the restaurant was blown up. I'm ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 14, 2013