Holidays in Marrakech take you to a modern city which is a far cry from its former incarnation as a stopping off point on the trans-Sahara caravan route. Yet it still retains a Moroccan mystique and a flavour of exoticism, most pungent in its spicy souks and the famous Jemaa el Fna square, home to fire-eaters and street sellers.
With no beach, Marrakech isn't your classic summer holidays or last minute holidays destination and probably isn't the sort of place you'd rush to take the kids. But travel to Marrakech is perfect for a short break or a more cultural getaway. You can also rely on a very good standard of hotels. For couples there's the 5* Atlas Medina & Spa, exclusively for adults and simply oozing style and sophistication. Alternatively, if you're looking for that real 'away from it all' feel, why not try the Tikida Garden? It's convenient for the city centre, but with its peaceful atmosphere it seems a million miles from the hustle and bustle of the Medina.
Marrakech is probably not one of the first places you'd think of for cheap holidays. But Morocco is great value for money, not least when it comes to eating out. For real bargain fare you can try Jemaa el Fna, where the exotic food stalls sell everything from couscous to pigeon pie. Alternatively, there are some excellent restaurants around the city, with menus often showing Gallic flair, a legacy of the old colonial days.
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Written on 01/04/2010, Anonymous said...
The city is generally poor and the people very proud and resourceful, skilled.The number of places to go and see were limited for a middle-aged couple, although there may be more for the younger and more adventurous. The best sites for us were the... more on this review
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Our hotels and apartments in Marrakech include ClubHotel Riu Tikida Palmeraie, Hotel Riu Tikida Garden, Hotel Sofitel Marrakech, Les Jardins de la Koutoubia, Opera Plaza Hotel, Red Hotel, Red Hotel/Timoulay Hotel Twin Centres, Riad Catalina, Riad Catalina/Riad Al Madina Twin Centre, Riad Dar Sbihi, Riad Les Hibiscus, Riu Tikida Garden/Riu Tikida Beach Twin Centres, Riu Tikida Garden/Riu Tikida Dunas Twin Centre, Riu Tikida Palmeraie/Riu Tikida Palace Twin Centre, Sirayane Boutique Hotel & Spa, Sofitel Marrakech/MGallery Essaouira Twin Centre and Sofitel Marrakech/Sofitel Agadir Twin Centre.
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