Friday, 7 May 2010

No guide book.

As most of you know I am heading to Marrakech very soon and I would love any tips or advice from any of you who has been there. I always find much nicer places from your first hand experiences than any guide book.

All images Mr and Mrs Smith

17 comments:

winnibriggs said...

I'm sorry I have never been so can't help, but my aren't those images fabulous. Good Luck and do enjoy it. I'm sure some adventurous blogger out there will help.

Becky said...

The Jardin Majorelle, Yves Saint Laurent's old garden, is stunning. Plants from around the world, fountains and bright paintwork in sapphire blue and lemon yellow combine to make a beautiful oasis in the newer part of the city.

http://www.jardinmajorelle.com/en/

The Djemaa el Fna on a sunny morning for fresh orange juice from the many, many sellers, and then again once dusk falls for the wonderful atmosphere, street performers, smells of roasting meat and sounds of snake charmers pipes.

Enjoy yourself, I loved Marrakech.

kat said...

Holly of Decor8 is holding a workshop out there in November. Perhaps she'd know of some good places to check out J, xx

Carole said...

You are so lucky! I've been only once and loved it. I found the medina a lot less intimidating than I was expecting and felt completely safe wandering around the tiny alleys - but only by day. Be very careful at night. By far the best thing to visit is the Majorelle gardens - now owned by YSL. Have a great time.

Felicity said...

Hi there, you should make a booking at Yacout for dinner (it's closed on Mondays). 4 courses, traditional Moroccan, in the most incredible house. It's a real experience. I've just been (got back a couple of weeks ago) - you'll have a great time! Also, go to the Mamounia hotel for a drink.

Angie said...

We were there last year, I left a review on Trip Advisor about a lovely hotel. http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g293734-d303075-r23627716-La_Maison_Arabe-Marrakech.html
I would recommend the cooking class and also the spa at the hotel.

The people are lovely and it is a beautiful country.Enjoy!

CAM said...

There is a wonderful blog about it and perhaps you could contact its owner who also enjoys gorgeous images such as you have on here...

http://thehouseinmarrakesh.blogspot.com/

Val said...

dreamy place!
val

Carmel said...

HI
I just came across this blog by accident, and thought you might gleen some info from it. Enjoy your holiday.
http://thehouseinmarrakesh.blogspot.com/

Carmel

Trine said...

Lucky you!

I have been there many times and enjoy every time I go! A couple of nice riads is riadenija (riadenija.com) which is located in the souk. Another great riad is riad charai www.riadcharai.com. It is located in the medina, a 15 min walk from Djema El Fnaa.
Another great think to do is to eat lunch and sunbathe at Nikki Beach, hire a cab and chauffeur for a day and go to the mountains, visit a berber family, see "new town" Marrakech from one of the doubledeckers. Hammam is a must (the authentic local ones are the best, but not so stylish) And shopping in the souks of course!
Enjoy a meal from one of the foodstalls at Djema El Fnaa at night (I never got sick...), and watch the entertainers. Be aware of pick pocketers!

Enjoy your trip!

PS! I just posted a note on my blog on how I miss Marrakech. I wish I could go too! :-)


www.so-me.blogspot.com

Mandy said...

Sorry I'm no help, but I am loving the photographs, so divine !!!

The Curious Cat said...

Really be careful with the food - I had food poisoning the whole time I was there...take some typical home snacks to help settle your tummy a bit if needed...and imodium! xxx

Aron said...

Never been but would love to go. I would check out the fodors message boards. My wife and I get some great tips there for our trips, and you can ask specific questions and get fast good feedback.

have fun!

Val said...

Your blog is so inspiring,
I so love Morocco, I have been twice to Marrakesh and you definitely should visit the Majorelle's gardens, the saadiens tombs, El Badi palace, eat on one of the DJemaa el Fna food stools to eat traditional food, you should also go to the Medersa Ben Youssef and to the Marrakesh museum.
You may check some photos I took in 2007. Hope they make your mouth watering.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lemelimelodeval/tags/marrakech/

Aramar said...

You should also take a look at this blog http://moroccanmaryam.typepad.com/

It's written by Maryam, that moved with her family from the US to Marrakesh. She is now the owner of the most amazing guest house - Peacok Pavillions.

Lobster and swan said...

thanks so much for all your comments they have been a great starting point for planning our trip!

Victoria Bellow said...

I love your blog,Beds are awesome,the great thing about this is that it has a lot of great interiors,the rooms flow into each other perfectly so it doesn't seem jarring. :)