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How to barter in Marrakech

How to barter in Marrakech

No visit to Marrakech is complete without a visit to the famous souks, a seemingly inescapable maze of open and covered markets selling everything imaginable. And who doesn't want to obtain a few good...

16 June 2013 Read more
Marrakech Weather

Marrakech Weather

'What's the weather like in Marrakech?' It's the question most frequently asked of those in the leisure and travel business. Seldom an easy question to answer with certainty at the best of times, it's...

01 June 2013 Read more
Football in Marrakech

Football in Marrakech

Moroccans love football. The national team has been kicking some serious

13 May 2013 Read more
Marrakech to Essaouira: a day trip

Marrakech to Essaouira: a day trip

If you're visiting Marrakech for long enough to afford taking a day out of town, the ancient port of Mogador, the modern day Essaouira, is well worth the two and a half hour trip. A small, pictures...

01 May 2013 Read more
New Summer Menus from our talented young chef

New Summer Menus from our talented young chef

In February 2013, a range of newly-created Spring and Summer menus was introduced to our hotel's

15 April 2013 Read more
Events in Marrakech April 2013

Events in Marrakech April 2013

If you're visiting Marrakech in April 2013, you might be interested in these events:

02 April 2013 Read more
More places to visit in Marrakech

More places to visit in Marrakech

Last month we published a selection of five of the best-known buildings in Marrakech illustrating different periods of the city's rich cultural heritage. Here are another five buildings, monuments and...

01 April 2013 Read more
Perfect couscous - Marrakech style! How to make perfect couscous

Perfect couscous - Marrakech style! How to make perfect couscous

Couscous is a versatile staple of Moroccan cuisine. It comes in two forms, the standard 'as-nature-intended' version or pre-steamed, although the latter, despite being easy and quick to make, tends to...

15 March 2013 Read more
Five must-see architectural gems of Marrakech

Five must-see architectural gems of Marrakech

Founded in the 11th century, Marrakech is a city steeped in history, as evidenced by several of its most famous monuments and buildings. Here are five examples of Moroccan architecture in Marrakech th...

28 February 2013 Read more
How to make Marrakech Stuffed Flatbreads (Khobz Bishemar)

How to make Marrakech Stuffed Flatbreads (Khobz Bishemar)

Bread, in some form or other, is served with most meals in Morocco. In Marrakech, as everywhere else in the country, it is normal to prepare bread at home each morning and then have it baked in the tr...

15 February 2013 Read more
Les Borjs pool reopens

Les Borjs pool reopens

After just six years in operation, our 10m swimming pool at Les Borjs was in need of a facelift. To cause the minimum of disruption to users, we decided to close the area for two weeks in December ...

05 February 2013 Read more
Alternative activities in Marrakech

Alternative activities in Marrakech

A hive of activity year round, Marrakech fizzes along with its varied menu of delights to tourists from the world over. As we have covered a number of these in previous posts we thought it would be us...

01 February 2013 Read more
Events in Marrakech February and March 2013

Events in Marrakech February and March 2013

This annual festival of traditional Marrakchi music, which has taken place in one form or other for hundreds of years, is the opportunity for local people, professionals as well as enthusiastic amateu...

18 January 2013 Read more
Events in Marrakech January 2013

Events in Marrakech January 2013

This well-known traditional circus complete with clowns, acrobats, illusions and animals comes to Marrakech; the venue is at the city gate Bab Jdid.

04 January 2013 Read more
Uncovering the culture of Marrakech

Uncovering the culture of Marrakech

The culture heritage of Marrakech can be soaked up in many places throughout the city's famous medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The heritage is diverse, not just in terms of Arab, Berber and Musl...

01 January 2013 Read more
The fashion boutiques of Marrakech - Where to shop and what to wear in Marrakech

The fashion boutiques of Marrakech - Where to shop and what to wear in Marrakech

Marrakech is well known as a shopper's paradise! Haggling in the labyrinthine souks with their myriad of coloured slippers, hand-stitched leather bags and woven baskets is still an essential part of e...

15 December 2012 Read more
A brief history of the films of Marrakech and Morocco

A brief history of the films of Marrakech and Morocco

The first film shot in Marrakech was by French pioneer Louis Lumi're in 1897. Some Hollywood 'big hitters'followed after the second war, notably Orson Welles who filmed 'Othello' in Marrakech and Essa...

01 December 2012 Read more
Skiing in Marrakech

Skiing in Marrakech

Skiing in Marrakech?! Well not in Marrakech, exactly, but from a base in Marrakech, only a short hop away. You might be forgiven for questioning the viability of skiing in Africa yet...

15 November 2012 Read more
The Music of Marrakech and Morocco

The Music of Marrakech and Morocco

Wherever you travel in Morocco you'll hear music, the basic expression of the country's folk culture. Traditional Moroccan music is an important part of everyday life, evident at every celebration, an...

01 November 2012 Read more
Marrakech events November & December 2012

Marrakech events November & December 2012

All year round, Marrakech is a hive of activity and a sensual mix of sounds, scents and scenery. As we like to keep you updated with what is happening in Marrakech on a monthly basis, here are a coupl...

18 October 2012 Read more