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The Marrakesh Guide

This exotic land of mosques, palaces, gardens and souks is sure to entice childlike wonder and awe

Enter into this imperial land of sweeping desert landscapes, delectable food stalls, ancient palaces, elegant textiles & tapestries as well as technicolor markets that will transport you and yours to a time of gilded elegance and luxurious fun…a place ripe for magic!

Where to Stay

Royal Mansour
This epicly illustrious showpiece of a hotel, where luxury meets the Morracan art of living, consists of 53 separate riads, each with their own courtyard and fountain. This place exudes traditional Morracan decor at its finest. Wandering into the door of your own private riad, you are struck with awe and pleasure of the quintessence of the real Morocco (The garden at the hotel (palace) is the epitome of relaxation and beauty, a perfect getaway for just you two). View on Google.

Le Bab
This boutique hotel is not only a great deal in Marrakesh, it is understated luxury with only 45 rooms and done minimally in black and white, it is not only hip, but gleaming with Moroccan possibilities. View on Google.

Riad Camilia
In the heart of the historic Medina area, this vast and luxurious traditional 17th century residence offers the ultimate experience of authenticity and refinement in Marrakesh. The Riad has 2 rooms and 4 suites all of which are sumptuously decorated and generous in size. (Food is taken seriously here and Fatima, the cook, turns out a perfect breakfast under orange trees in the patio or on rooftop terrace). View on Google.

Where to Eat

Chez Lamine
THE local food stall serving the most authentic and delicious pit oven-roasted lamb that Marrakesh has to offer. A trip to Morocco would be incomplete without sampling this traditional delight, and at Chez Lamine it is done beyond right. (This is where Moroccan families regularly eat, so you are sure to feel like a local in the know!) View on Google.

La Grand Cafe de La Poste
A 1920s cafe preserving the decadence of the gilded age to the hilt. A truly romantic spot to grab a drink and be immersed in the history of Morocco and Marrakesh. View on Google.

Dar Marjana
Dar Marjana is translated as (Rare Pearl) and it most certainly lives up to its name. The restaurant is housed in a magnificently restored mansion and the authentic Moroccan dishes are sure to satisfy. (To add to the atmosphere and sense of place, traditional belly dancers entertain as you sample Marrakesh’s finest fare. A perfect Insta-post in the making!) View on Google.

Where to Shop

The Souk Semmarine
This traditional marketplace is a labyrinth of stalls selling everything from food to lamps to spices and furniture. The myriad goods are set in a colorful wonderland of a shoppers dream and a photographer’s delight. View on Google.

Ben Rahal
A favorite rug shop located in the newest part of Marrakesh, this shop has a stunningly beautiful selection of Moroccan carpets that will not only bless your abode, but allow you to carry home authentic Moroccan memories. View on Google.

Scenes de Lin
This elegant French operated shop offers sumptuous housewares. Check out their hand embroidered throws, placemats and hammam towels that are the perfect take-home to your loved ones… they are sure to be beloved heirlooms. View on Google.

Best Place to Watch The Sunset

Riad Star
Originally the home of jazz-aged superstar Josephine Baker, this now intimate hotel has a rooftop that offers sunset colors and views unrivaled in Marrakesh. The Atlas mountain views from this location are not only breathtaking but worthy of a slew of photo opportunities. View on Google.

Perfect Picnic Spot

Agdal Garden
The Agdal Gardens are a large area of botanical gardens covering hundreds of acres which back up to the royal palace of Marrakesh. Consider renting a bike after procuring your picnic supplies and enjoy a ride to the gardens, and make it a day of natural beauty with your beloved. View on Google.

Date night idea

Ateliers d’ailleurs
A truly authentic discovery of Moroccan culture through classes (crafts, cooking & culture) that you and your sweetheart will cherish for years to come. The cooking school offers two classes, “food and culture” and “kitchen simplicissima,” and both are sure to turn up the heat at this date night locale. View on Google.

Places to get lost in

Majorelle Garden
A villa once owned and restored by French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent, this garden is not large but extremely beautiful and charming. This is a perfect place to start the day “while still somewhat cool outside.” View on Google.

Hidden Romantic Spot

The Ruins of Badi Palace
Construction of El Badi (“The Incomparable”) Palace began in the late 1570’s and is a stunning example of what Morocco and Marrakesh must have been like several centuries ago! Today the glorious palace is reduced to mere ruins, but still a living splendor that will take your breath away as you ponder the richness of times past. View on Google.

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