Our Marrakech boutique hotels can now be booked 24 hours a day online.
Convenient availability calendars show current availability on a room by room basis so it is quick and easy to secure your preferred accommodation whether that is a romantic double, a fun and practical family room, a luxurious twin or a whole Riad !
But don’t worry, our friendly and helpful reservations team are still on hand from 8am to 10pm UK time seven days a week. Don’t hesitate to make contact through our enquiry form, or call us today on +44 207 193 7357.
There has never been a better time for Marrakech holidays. There are currently scheduled flights from all four London airports transporting you in just three hours to the most exotic and foreign destination you can viably reach for a weekend break.
There are fantastic hotels and villas in Marrakech, as there are all over the world, but the accommodation that is unique to the Red City are the restored merchants houses in the old town known as Riads.
Sympathetically converted into wonderful little boutique hotels you will never have experienced such relaxed and attentive service, in our Marrakech Riads nothing is too much trouble. Make your reservation today!
Peering through an green iron gate covering an open window frame into a dark room during the middle of the day, you notice several women covered in ornately patterned blankets asleep on the floor surrounding a large well decorated box. These are women seaking spiritual help from the enshrined body of Sidi Abdellaziz at-Tabba, one of the ‘Seven Men of Marrakech’, adorned by much of the older generation and still by many of the younger.
For 350 years, women and men have come to pay homage to one of the 7 different shrines of Marrakech for a variety of problems from difficulty getting pregnant and marriage problems to chronic debilitating illnesses. As is tradition sugar, candles or money are placed beside or under the shrines as means of further enhancing their chances of spiritual fulfilment and appeasement of their troubles.
Although declining in believers as technological generations increase, the respect and understanding, as with many other beliefs and traditions, is still very much shared by the population.
Our restored Riad hotels are the perfect base from which to explore the Marrakech old town.
In Europe Absinthe is synonymous with a distilled highly alcoholic spirit and ‘little green fairies’, however with the local Moroccan population in Marrakech, it is something quite warming and welcoming with the colder winter period setting in when mint is out of season. This herbal tea drink is bought and made in much the same way as mint tea, first with green tea leaves then adding the absinthe herb stems.
Although illegal in some countries because of its stimulative drug properties, Moroccan Shiba (absinthe), with its delicate fragrant taste is sold readily by the portable herb sellers of Marrakech (pictured) found all round the Medina, who offer a vast range of the freshest herbs bought by families and shops on a daily basis.
Stay in a restored Riad boutique hotel in the old town and discover the Real Marrakech!
Mint tea is the staple of Moroccan hospitality. Here is our recipe for mint tea as the locals drink it.
* 1 teapot
* 2 tsp Loose Black Tea Leaves
* 2 bunch Fresh Mint Leaves
* Boiling Water
1. Put the tea leaves in the bottom of the tea-pot
2. Break mint stalk in half to release flavor and put into the tea-pot
3. Pour boiling water over the leaves to nearly full
4. Put tea-pot on gas stove for 30s (or until boiling again)
5. Pour one cup of tea into a glass then pour back into tea pot (for flavor)
6. Serve in small glasses with lots of sugar
Pour from a height so that the tea has a frothy head or ‘mousse’.
Tea leaves will form at the bottom of the glass but don’t drink these.
Complimentary mint tea is available on request to guests in our Marrakech Riad hotels. Don’t delay making your reservation to experience the real Morocco at first hand.
The Henna Cafe also offers a wonderful mint tea, as well as a range of authentic local foods with any profits funding education and charity projects.
Even better, as with other commonly accepted credit cards we make no processing charge. Confirming your reservation could not be easier, we will email a link to our secure online payment gateway.
Another good reason to stay in our Moroccan Riad hotels.
Looking to furnish your house, learn some Arabic, stroke kittens walking over 1920s telephones or sift through abundant mountain ranges of clothes and strange and wondrous second hand items all at a price that seems too unfair on the seller, Marrakech’s ‘flea market’ at Bab el Khemis has this and so much more.
Not usually frequented by tourists this sprawling area in the North West of the Marrakech old town is where many locals hunt for bargains. The busiest day is Thursday but the market district is open 365 days a year and is usually a hive of activity with food, clothes, prayer, sports and craftsmanship all mingled to make for an interesting visit.
Ryanair’s Spring Schedule for 2013 sees the return of the popular direct flight from Luton to Marrakech. Starting on the second of February the service builds up to a fantastic SIX flights per week. There are bargains be had for early reservation with most flights under £50
We will be pleased to have you met on arrival at Marrakech airport and whisked away to a Romantic Riad Hotel in the old town Medina. Perfect for your spring break and great value with our online booking offers!
Budget airline Easyjet is launching a new year round service to Marrakech from London Stansted.
Flights leave on Monday Wednesday and Friday with the inaugural flight on Friady 15th February 2012. Tickets are now on sale and there are some fantastic prices with flights from as little as £25 in the opening weeks.
Where better to stay in Morocco than a traditional Riad in the old town of Marrakech. Reserve accommodation in one of our Riads in Marrakech and we can arrange to have you collected at the airport and whisked away in time for a luxurious dinner on the roof terrace.