Arrived back a day ago from a magical weekend in Marrakech. I was a bit skeptical at first as the taxi stopped in a dusty busy side street and told us that we had arrived at our destination. As we were treating our friends for their 10th wedding anniversary I was slightly worried! He carried out luggage down a few side streets and stopped at a big wooden door, as soon as the door opened with a friendly face behind and we stepped in I relaxed immediately. I felt like we had stepped into Dr Who's tardis, we sat for awhile with drinks and moroccan pastries surrounded by sofas and large pillows. Our rooms were delightful and the service was a great although a bit on the slow side which didnt bother us. We spent our days going around markets and an indoor souk where we had a great time haggling, and came away with some lovely things . Our first restaurant we went to was Le Comptoir which can tend to be a bit pricey if youre not careful but is well worth visiting! You get great value for money with the food and it is delicious. You can relax outside on the large sofas whilst sipping cocktails then if youre lucky get taken up to the terrace to eat or eat in under the tents (which was still great) make sure you reserve a table. Second night (Sat) we went to the bar/restaurant right next door, again you can enjoy drinks on the terrace and even get blankets for the ladies if feeling cold. The food was good but the service wasnt amazing and the band was left to be desired, when they went off however the DJ was great! Sunday we decided to hire a 4x4 via the hotel to take us to the waterfalls. If you dont mind climbing then you will love this experience, just make sure you wear sensible shoes! On the steep climb up with a local guy who you pay 120dh you get to mix with the locals and try out their cooking or browse around their shops......yes more shopping! Im so glad we did this not sure if I would do it with kids though as some of the bridges we had to cross reminded me of being in an Indiana Jones movie. Finally on the last night we finally managed to find a restaurant I had been searching for called the Terrasse des épices,15 Souk Cherifa, Sidi Abdelaziz
We found a young boy who knew where it was and guided us through a maze of backstreets where both our husbands were moaning that it was going to be rubbish. They soon ate their words as we climbed the stairs onto again an amazing terrace, lit with lanterns and overlooked the square. Food was lovely although no alcohol served we still had a magical last meal in the fantastic Marrakech. Make sure you stay in a Riad within the walls as you will be in the heart of everthing, well worth a trip with an open mind. Enjoy!
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