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City Guide: Marrakech

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City Guide: Marrakech

Morocco was always on the top of my bucket list. I was seriously dreaming about experiencing the architecture, the souks, the hammam baths, the culture, shopping... everything seemed amazing to me and when my husband and I were coming up with vacation ideas, Morocco was a no brainer. Lets just say that it was just has amazing of a trip as I had anticipated if not, more! We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite spots and recommendations. 

Dining: 

 La Grande Table Marocaine | Katel Home | City Guide Marrakech

  • La Grande Table Marocaine | Royal Mansour Hotel-  Rue Abou Abbas El Sebti Royal Mansour، 40000, Morocco. (Splurge $$$)
La Grande Table Marocaine is truly an unforgettable dining experience. A whirlwind of beautiful architecture, fantastic service and unbelievable food. I highly recommend this place if you're looking for a romantic evening with your significant other and don't mind splurge.

 

La Pause | Katel Home | Marrakech, Morocco

  •    La Pause- 48 Derb Toudgha, Marrakech, Morocco

We came with a group of four friends (its about an a 45 minute drive from the city) and we all thought this was one of the highlights of the many. La Pause functions as a hotel but we were there solely for dinner, which I highly recommend. Upon arrival, your greeted by hotel staff and then led to the hills for an amazing camel ride through the mountains, which took about an hour. After we were done with our camel ride through the Atlas Mountains, we were then shown our table (outdoors as shown), which was lit by candlelight. The feast arrived family style, with four courses and the food was traditionally moroccan prepared, with a great French wine paired. Highly Recommend La Pause 

Dar Marjana | Katel Home | Marrakech
  • Dar Marjana- 15 Derb Sidi Ali Tair, Bab Doukkala, Medina

The restaurant is in a restored mansion and with the best traditional Moroccan dishes fit for a king (in fact, King Mohammed VI is known to visit here from time to time). The ambience here is specular and the added bonus to meals here is that belly dancers serenade your table! 

 

Hotels: 

  • El FennDerb Moulay Abdullah Ben Hezzian, 2, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco

Owned by Richard Branson’s sister, Vanessa, El Fenn is a bright spot in a city that’s already wildly colorful.

Located in the heart of the Medina, Dar Darma is a private dwelling that can offer privacy, low-key services and traditional Moroccan hospitality in a relaxed, exclusive atmosphere.

La Mamounia Spa | Katel home

  • La MamoumiaAvenue Bab Jdid، Marrakech 40040, Morocco

There is a reason the opulent moorish styled hotel was voted best hotel in Africa. This hotel offers every amenity known to man on top of the most spectacular spa experience you can ask for. If your looking with a luxury trip to Marrakech with culture included; I recommend staying at La Mamoumia for a couple of nights and then switching to a raid like El Fenn or Dar Darma in the heart of the Medina, for a bit of luxury and authentic experience.

Shopping: 

  • Chabi Chic: Marrakesh 40000, Morocco

Chabi chic is a Moroccan brand offering a modern, trendy collection of tableware , cooking utensils and other household items of outstanding quality. 

33 Rue Majorelle | Katel Home

  • 33 Rue Majorelle: 33 Rue Yves Saint Laurent, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco

Rue Majorelle is Marrakech's most sought after concept store, offering everything from Kaftans, to unique fashion, home decor and gifts. 

  • The Souk: Medina

In Marrakesh there is a sprawling Souk or traditional Moroccan marketplace, where  goods are sold in small stalls that line the streets in the heart of the Medina.  Fruits, vegetables, rugs, lamps, furniture, spices and handcrafts are all sold here and have been for centuries. A great place to shop, or even just to experience,  but make sure to put those bargaining skips to use! 

 

Added Activity Must:

Another fun actively to take advantage of in Marrakech with your not shopping, dining or amercing yourself in the culture in a hot air ballon ride looking down at the Atlas Mountains. We used Marrakech By Air, and they arranged everything for us including a traditional moroccan style breakfast outdoors after the ride was over. It was a great way to see The Mountains and so much fun! 

 

Marrakech by Air

 

 

 

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