Recommended place to stay:
La Maison Arabe
Marrakech, Marrakech-Safi, Morocco|www.cenizaro.com|
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Established in 1946, this legendary hotel is one of the Medina’s finest and most comfortable, with intricate carved doors, lattice windows, cedar ceilings, and plush furnishing.
Oriental paintings and candelabras hang on walls and Moroccan lanterns illuminate each room. Pretty courtyards with fountains and potted palms, two big and beautiful swimming pools and a spa with hammam complete the picture.
The location in bustling Bab Doukkala, a short stroll to Jemaa El Fna, is excellent, making this an ideal choice for a first Marrakech stay.
While you're there
The hotel is also famed for its resident cooking school, run by a traditional Moroccan Chef (dada). Workshops start with a visit to the spice market, and a traditional neighbourhood bread oven.
The Medina location in the Bab Doukkala neighbourhood is excellent.
Just over the hotel walls is a lane dotted with superb antique stores. Follow it to reach Marrakech’s main square, the Jemaa El Fna, via a fascinating 15-minute stroll through the bustling souks.
In the other direction, it’s a 10-minute walk to Bab Doukkala, a gate in the city wall. En route is a local market lined with hole-in-the-wall grocery stores and local eateries.
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