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Guide to Marrakech, Morocco

August 27, 2017

 

Marrakech is the red city, where you'll get lost in the maze of the wonderful souks. There is so much to see and do in Marrakech, but the 2 most important details are where to eat (eating is life, so clearly this is #1 for me haha) and where to stay while you're there.  

 

Where to Stay - Kenzi Menara Palace

 

Kenzi Menara Palace is a beautiful resort a few minutes outside the Medina. It truly is like a palace from the moment you step on to the property. The reception is huge with many wonderful sitting areas, but with a view of the enormous pool from the reception, I doubt you'd spent much time sitting inside. We certainly didn't. The hotel room was very big and even had a fridge, something we only found at 2 hotels in our stay in Morocco. We ate at their buffet restaurant the first night and they had a large selection of Moroccan and international food that was delicious. We were so full we couldn't sleep for hours, even though we had to be up at 6 AM for our flight back to Rome. If you are looking for luxury and relaxation, this is definitely the hotel for you in Marrakech.

 

A few photos of the stunning Kenzi Menara Palace:

 

 

Where to Eat:

 

The best Moroccan food we ate during our trip was in Marrakech. If we had a few more days in Marrakech, these are the restaurants we would have no doubt visited again. 

 

Atay Cafe

 

This was our first meal in Morocco, and I knew from the moment we ate here, that if all Moroccan food was this delicious, I'd be spending the next 10 days binging on Moroccan food. We were seated on a lovely little rooftop patio with a great view of Marrakech. We watched the sunset while we waited for our food. I had a beef skewer that was very tender and full of flavour. It came with a mix of veggies that were seasoned perfectly. My fiance had the meatball tagine, which was also very good. If we had more time in Morocco we have definitely visited here again to try some of the other dishes.

  

Kui Zin

 

We came here for lunch on our second day. We had the rooftop patio to ourselves, and relaxed in a shady corner while we waited for our food. This was the best food we had in all of Morocco. The dishes were all well priced around 70Dhs each. I had an incredible lamb and dried fruit tagine, which was heavenly. My fiance had a chicken pastilla and it was to die for. If you are in Morocco and see Pastilla on the menu you MUST order it. I promise you will not be disappointed. It is a heavenly creation of chicken and nuts wrapped in phyllo pastry with icing sugar and cinnamon on top. The combination of sweet and savory is perfect.
 

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