Marrakech is again Tripadvisor’s Travelers’ Choice award – we are offering a fabulous Valentine’s Day package with discounts on suite, meal and hammam/massage.
Valid for stays between Feb 10th and 18th incl. – 3-nt pkg. discounts off room prices, meal and spa treatments. Package includes 3 nights’ stay in one of our relaxing suites, a 3-course meal for two for the evening of your arrival, a hammam each and a one-hour massage each. Perfect for enjoyment and relaxation.
Surprise your loved one with this fabulous break for Valentine’s Day.
Thanks to you, our guests, Riad Sapphire and Spa, boutique riad hotel in Marrakech, has just been awarded a Booking.com Guest Review Award with a review score of 9.5.
Book our Winter Sun 2016 special and get some sunshine.
We look forward to welcoming you to our hotel in the old city of Marrakech and treating you to our personal service.
Another new restaurant opening in #Marrakech
Buddha-Bar in #Marrakech Bar Lounge Restaurant with Zen music mix
The latest addition to this hotel franchise created by Raymond Visan and Claude Challe – the first restaurant bar lounge being opened in Paris, France in 1996.
The Buddha-Bar attracts foreign yuppies and wealthy tourists – offering an upscale bar-restaurant with an orientalist ‘lounge’ ambience” serving Asian cuisine and DJ music offering an eclectic mix of avant-garde music . The franchise has even compiled albums of their music mix under the Buddha Bar brand released by George V Records.
The opening night in #Marrakech was on Friday, October 23rd, 2015. The Buddha-Bar is close to the new Menara Mall – check the opening night video
We are so pleased that Amal Women’s Training Center and Moroccan Restaurant have won this award. We have much admired their work – combining good food, great value and a charitable component that helps women in need in Marrakech.
Congratulations from Riad Sapphire and Spa – our riad in Marrakech run as a luxury boutique hotel
We publish the recipes for the Moroccan dishes served in our riad in Marrakech. Check out our website for the latest –
Baghrir (or beghrir) Moroccan pancakes
Carrot and coriander soup
Moroccan lamb tagine
Tagin of chicken with preserved lemons and olives
Already #3 on Tripadvisor, this restaurant on the road between Riad Laarous and Bab Doukkala has shot up on the popularity list. It is easily accessible from our riad, Riad Sapphire and Spa. From the square at Riad Laarous, take the road west that leads past the Mohamed V high school. The restaurant is on your left-hand side. You enter via a wide corridor and turn right into a really large courtyard – with shady trees and palms.
The menu can be described as nouvelle Moroccan cuisine – a blend of traditional and modern Moroccan cooking. Dishes are beautifully presented – like works of art.
It’s slightly expensive and does not have an alcohol licence.
Open from noon to 11 p.m. Closed on Wednesdays
86, rue El Gza Arset lhiri Bab Doukkala – Marrakech, 186 Rue el Gza, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
Fairly new restaurant in the medina of Marrakech. Good place to stop for lunch on your way to the Medersa Ben Youssef, Marrakech Musuem or the Maison de la Photographie.
Recommended by clients who told us it was a great find – good food, good value, good wifi and nice music.
There are several levels, including two rooftop terraces. The staff is friendly and speak good English.
62 Sidi Abdelaziz Amsfah, Marrakech, Morocco
Cell: 06 61 34 42 46
Nomad restaurant in Marrakech – newly opened near the main square, Place Jemaa el Fna’
Already receiving great reviews, this restaurant just off the south east corner of Place des Épices, is a welcome addition to the restaurant scene in the medina with its mix of Moorish flavors and spices with contemporary cooking techniques.
You will be pleased to discover interesting new takes on classic dishes , for instance the Tunisian brik – a vegetarian pastille filled with beetroot and other vegetables. It all makes for a refreshing change to typical Moroccan dishes – something you come to appreciate after you’ve been a while in Marrakech.
The restaurant is pleasantly decorated – simple and chic. In the mid-price range, it’s good value.
To find it, take the small street tucked in the southeast corner of the Places des Épices and walk about 5 paces to a smart shop window that is a kitchen supply store, called Chabi Chic. Here you’ll find some of the tableware as well as beautifully packaged quality spices and oils as used in the restaurant.
The restaurant is upstairs – with a salon and some dining areas, then higher up are two roof terraces with an interesting view over the Place des Epices, the entrance to the carpet market formerly the old slave market.
1 Derb Aarjan. Marrakech Médina
Tel. +212 5 24 38 16 09
You may have already visited Marrakech and are thinking to come back but want something a little different. Or you may be a foodie, always interested in foreign cuisine.
We have the tour for you. It’s Marrakech Food Tours – a personally-guided tour around Marrakech to discover the food that Marrakchis eat.
The creative idea of a Marrakchi/American couple who went from the simple premise of discovering the best places to eat in Marrakech – not the fanciest venues but the most authentic. You wander the Marrakech souqs, learning about the different food artisans, food culture, and history of the area. A moving feast with culture as added spice.
They are happy to accommodate special requests and diets.
Visit their website at www.marrakechfoodtours.com
Tel 06 11 81 47 81
The first Café Clock opened in Fez, Morocco and now there is one in Marrakech. A great place for cultural exchanges as well as a cup of coffee and a place to rest.
Cafés are spring up all over the medina of Marrakech – and a welcome addition they are too.
There is local artwork on the walls alongside vintage items, street art and a program set up for cultural exchanges and the promotion of aspiring artists. Every Wednesday there are jam sessions for musicians – anyone can bring along their instrument. There is traditional Marrakchi storytelling with an English translator on Thursday nights. Saturday nights offer live concerts. You can also find classes for yoga, darija, oud, calligraphy and oriental dancing …
More than your average café. In the Kasbah area of the old city.
224 Derb Chtouka
05 24 37 83 67