This month’s pick is: Medina Gardens, Marrakech, Morocco
Located in North Africa, Morocco is undoubtedly one of the most interesting cities in the world. But one of the biggest draws has to be Marrakech. Nicknamed the ‘Red City’ because of its red walls which surround the Medina, there’s nowhere quite like it!
This vibrant city is steeped in history and packed with fascinating discoveries. Do you love to shop? Then head over to the souks. This maze of shops is bursting with all kinds of delights from spices to beautiful lighting. Djemma El Fna Square is a UNESCO world heritage site and is often described as the heart of the city. This attraction is worth a visit both through the day and at night as it takes on a very different vibe. Overflowing with street vendors, snake charmers and musicians, you’ll be in for a real treat.
The Medina Gardens Hotel screams location, location, location, as it sits on the door step of Djemma El Fenna Square, and is conveniently located just five minutes from all the hustle and bustle of the souks, restaurants and cafés. Wander inside this adult-only hotel where a peaceful ambiance awaits you.
Time for Fun
Spend your days soaking up the Moroccan sun and laying across luxurious double sunbeds. Or, if you prefer to keep active, head over to the hotel’s fully-equipped fitness room. Fancy a little self-indulgence? Then book an afternoon in the hotel spa. When evening falls there’s live music from the resident musician as well as themed evenings to keep you entertained. Do you fancy a flutter? If so, why not try the conveniently located casino, situated close to the hotel?
Time for Indulgence
Take your pick at this hotel with its Half Board and All Inclusive options. The main buffet restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and evening meals, and dishes up all kinds of tasty international treats including some delicious Moroccan delights. The grill restaurant is also available, but if you want to try something different we suggest you try dining al-fresco. Picture this – you’re sitting under the stars and tucking into some mouth-watering Indian dishes, washed down with a glass of something refreshing. Heavenly.
Time for Relaxation
This hotel has spacious and airy rooms, which all offer a contemporary feel with their Moroccan finishing touches. If you’re celebrating a special occasion or just fancy something a little different, we would recommend upgrading to a double room with a whirlpool bath. This is a great way to start or end any evening. Imagine a stylish soak while you slowly sip a glass of your favourite bubbly.
The local currency is the dirham, which is a closed currency. This means you can change your money when you arrive, but you won’t be able to bring any home – great excuse to grab some bargains in the souks.
Take care when crossing the road. In Marrakech you’ll encounter cars, bikes, donkeys, cats, pedestrians and motorcycles piled high with multiple passengers, a sight to behold!
If you need to grab a taxi, make sure that the price is agreed before entering. You should pay no more than 50 dirhams to travel anywhere in Marrakech.