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Riad Dar ZamanMarrakech, Morocco
CALM AND AUTHENTIC
Amidst the intoxicating smells, colours and sounds of Marrakesh, this traditional Riad is a magical melting pot of style, character, peace and comfort. A roof terrace, delicious food, log fires and charming hosts make this property an oasis of calm after a hard day's haggling at the markets.
In a quiet back street just a short walk from the heart of the medina of Marrakech, the property is nicely out of the way of the main tourist stretch and its location gives you a proper insight into local living. In the northern part of the medina, the accommodation is perfectly placed for exploring the city's highlights, from the main square, Djemaa el Fna, to gardens, hammams, cafes and souks. While there is opportunity aplenty to shop in Marrakech's souks - and haggle you must - there are also wonderful food markets, such as Le Marche du Mellah. It's a fantastic covered market and a labyrinth of stalls: you'll just want to follow your nose to the herbs, spices, pastries or fruit you might fancy.
The souks are an amazing experience, but for respite, there are lots of cafes to relax in and peaceful places to visit, such as the beautiful Majorelle Garden, a tropical sanctuary in the centre of Marrakech. Taking time to visit the museums, including the new Maison de la Photographie is a good way to understand the diverse personality of the city, as is a visit to the tannery district, where you'll see the traditional tanners at work.
Finally, don't forget the hammams: Les Bains de Marrakech make the ideal antidote to a day at the crazy souks. If you want to go further afield, excursions to the Atlas Mountains, Ourika Valley and the Sahara Desert, among others, are available.
To get to Marrakech, you can fly from London in about approx 3hr 30 and transfer to the accommodation by taxi.
Please remember that Morocco criminalises both homosexuality and sex outside of marriage. Few western gay travellers have issues in Morocco, but do remember this and exercise respect and caution.
About The Owners
Peter arrived for a holiday with friends and by the end of his week he had, like you do, bought a Riad for total renovation! He is still not sure what came over him that week but lets just say he was seduced by the vibrancy of the colours and the architecture. Peter is English but was working in advertising in New York when he bought the Riad but now lives full time in Marrakech. He is supported by a wonderful small team including Karima the cook, Hassan and his younger brother, Yassine.
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