We stayed at two beautiful traditional Riad’s during our stay in Marrakech. First up was Riad Farnatchi, situated in the Medina amongst the hustle and bustle of the markets. Our taxi drove us as far as he could take us and then we were met by staff at the hotel who walked with us the rest of the way through the narrow red bricked alleyways. This is the perfect place to come if you’re looking for privacy as there are only 10 suites. We had the whole pool to ourselves whilst we were there and spent the day working on our wedding tans before changing into our dinner outfits for a night in the city. I wore a beautiful lemon print dress from Monsoon, which is normally not my style at all but was perfect for Marrakech. It kept me covered and feeling respectful when we ventured out for dinner – a must during Ramadan.
La Sultana, my favourite place to visit in Marrakech, and the hotel that started my mum and I’s love affair with the city. This hotel is actually comprised of 5 individual Riad’s and has a much larger feel than Riad Farnatchi. There is so much beauty in every detail of this space. For this reason I kept it simple clothing wise around the pool with a classic lightweight shirt from Monsoon. The perfect accessory to throw on over your bikini. I always prefer to wear more classic pieces, especially when on holiday and this cover up fit the bill perfectly.
Le Palace Marrakech – This restaurant is at the pricier end of the spectrum but worth every penny. The atmosphere is electric and the food is delectable. We sat upstairs where the vibe is a little more airy than the red, moody downstairs. The mixed starter is worth trying as you get to sample 6 of the favourites from the menu. Our favourites were the chicken spring rolls and the tuna tartar. I wore a beautiful black dress from Monsoon. Simple and elegant but with a nice lace up detail on the neckline and a ruffle hem. The fabric is what made me love this dress as much as I did. It’s really weighty and feels more like a designer piece.
Apart from a few dinners we didn’t explore much this time round. Instead we decided to stay put and make the most of our beautiful accommodation. But I would highly recommend a trip to the souks, you can find some great bargains if haggling is your thing including beautifully intricate wedding blankets, leather handmade shoes and plenty of beautiful ceramics.
In the evening a visit to Comptoir Darna is perfect for a cocktail and a belly dance. They also have a bar upstairs where you can continue the fun and dance the night away.