In October I visited the city of Marrakech with my other half as a birthday gift for his 30th birthday. I can imagine that Marrakech might be one of those places you either love or hate… Why? Well, the Souks can be pretty intense as well as the Jma El Fna square. Despite this, I absolutely adore this city with its colourful riads, inviting rooftops and local artisans. Here are some of the places we visited while in Marrakech.
Riad Jardin Secret
We stayed here for two nights and it was simply perfect. We loved the homemade healthy breakfast that is served on the pink rooftop every morning. This stylish and comfortable riad has been curated with inspiring pieces from local artisans, flea markets and the souks that created an inviting space that we looked forward to returning to after an intense day of exploring Marrakech.
Address: 43- 46 Arset Aouzal
We went here for dinner on our first evening in Marrakech and we had the best time. It’s located within a beautifully renovated 16th Century building and it offers a choice of traditional Morroccan and European cuisine.
Address: 32 Souk Jeld Sidi Abdelaziz
After enjoying the hustle and bustle on the streets and making our way through the souks we went on to visit NOMAD. I loved the modern Morroccan feel, the minimalistic interior, the gorgeous tiles and simply the best food. Don’t forget to make a reservation if you decide to visit.
Address: 1 Derb Aarjane, Medina
Tucked away in a more quiet quarter of the Medina you’ll find this incredibly inspiring hotel. Stunning interior, lots of lanterns, vibrant colours and candle-lit halls. We made our way all the way up to the rooftop bar where we enjoyed cocktails and dinner. The rooftop of El Fenn offers a superb view over the medina and it has the most gorgeous courtyard.
Address: Derb Moulay Abdullah Ben Hezzian, 2
Le Jardin Majorelle & Yves Saint Laurent Museum
The Jardin Majorelle is one of the most visited sights in Marrakech, together with the Yves Saint Laurent Museum. It’s a place with lots of greens – think collections of cacti, exotic plants and trees – in the middle of the city. Don’t forget to visit the Yves Saint Laurent Museum either as it’s entirely devoted to the work of the late fashion designer.
Address: Rue Yves St Laurent
Café des Épices
This cozy place is nestled in one of the most visited squares of the Medina. It offers healthy and simple refreshments, from breakfast to dinner.
Address: 75 Derb Rahba Lakdima