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Recommended Hotels in Marrakesh

Recommended Hotels in Marrakesh

Wherever you go, know that the rates for Marrakesh accommodation are more expensive than anywhere else in Morocco. Prices are continuing to rise, as the value of the dirham fluctuates against the Euro, the state levies additional taxes on guest houses. Even so, more travelers are coming back for their second, third and seventh helpings of Marrakshi hospitality.      The ...

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RIADS ON A BUDGET

RIADS ON A BUDGET

     Staying in a Riad guest house lets you experience the Marrakshi art of hospitality, and gain an understanding of Marrakesh behind those brass-studded Medina doors. But all is not always what it seems from websites with retouched glamour shots of candlelit Riads promising locations ‘5 minutes’ from the Djemaa el-Fna. Some are located in remote Medina neighborhoods far from ...

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Gueliz, Hivernage are the heart of the modern part of Marrakesh

gueliz marrakech

ORIENTATION    Count on a 30-minute walk from the centre of the ville nouvelle to Djemaa el-Fna, the main square in the heart of the old city. Since the blocks are long and boring until you enter the medina, you may want to take a bus or taxi.     The main areas of the ville nouvelle are Gueliz and Hivernage. ...

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2 Days in Marrakesh: What To Do ?

Place Jemaa El Fna

    From the moment you arrive in Marrakesh, you’ll get the distinct feeling you’ve left something behind – a toothbrush or socks, maybe? But no, what you’ll be missing in Marrakesh is predictability and all sense of direction. Never mind: you’re better off without them here. Marrakesh is too packed with mind-boggling distractions and labyrinthine alleyways to adhere to boring ...

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What is a Riad ?

Riads Marrakesh Morocco

A Riad is a house or palace with an interior garden. The word riad comes from the Arabian term for garden, “Riad”. Entrance to these houses is a major transitional experience and encourages reflection because all of the rooms open into the central atrium space. In the central garden of traditional riads there are often four orange or lemon trees ...

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