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What is a hammam?

Hammam is the Arabic word for ‘bath’. In Morocco it has come to mean the ritual carried out either in a public hammam, spa or, like us, our own private hammam in the Riad. We provide everything - bathrobes, disposable slip/boxers, spa products, towels and slippers. ...

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Off the beaten track in Marrakech?

Want to find our favourite places? Download the Mapstr app once you have made a reservation with us. Send us your GSM/mobile phone number and we will share our map and places. We have put all our favourite restaurants, cafés, shops and sights, including the...

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THINKING OF A DESERT TRIP?

First, most important, most two day one night tours from Marrakech will not get you to either of the sand dunes on the edge of the Sahara, Erg Chebbi or Erg Chigaga. Watch out for agencies that say Desert or Sahara experience, but do not...

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COMING UP IN MARRAKECH

Ashurra 2017, the festival of light and music in Morocco will be on Friday 29 September. Lots of street drumming, and practising for the two weeks before....

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Aid al Adha about 22 August 2018

The date for the Eid 2018 will be announced near the middle of August. It is likely to be around the 22 and23 August. It's a two day public holiday, and follows two public holidays on 20 and 21 August. Many will take advantage to...

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Marrakech in the Autumn

The Autumn months are, like the Spring, a popular time for tourists to Marrakech. It's still very warm in September, October and November, with temperatures ranging from 32°C in September to 25°C in November. The nights become increasingly chilly as the Autumn progresses, however, and...

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Marrakech in the Summer

Summer temperatures in Marrakech are searingly hot. Starting at around 30°C in June, by the end of August temperatures can easily hit 40°C or more, with this dropping back to around 23 or 24°C at night. Although it is a very dry heat, it can be...

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Winter breaks

Winters can be surprisingly chilly in Marrakech, particularly at night. Daytime is mostly sunny and highs remain in the high teens Celsius, but nights can fall to around 4 or 5 degrees C. Don't worry, we have fires and radiators in the bedrooms so you...

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