Showing posts with label stay. Show all posts
Showing posts with label stay. Show all posts

June 21, 2018


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Looking for exclusive property in the Medina of Marrakech can be exciting. It can also leave you with a lot of questions. A lot of hidden problems and an ongoing rebuilding adventure for some years to come.

Don't get me wrong, I LOVE rebuilding :)! But in case you don't share my enthusiasm on that topic, I have a real opportunity for you here!

June 01, 2018

RIAD JAANEMAN - a peek behind the door

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Riad Jaaneman in the Dar el Bacha area

In our series peeking behind the door, we cover riads we haven't visited before. We look and dream away with the photos we find on the web, we check the area where it's located, rooms and prices and what to discover in the hood.Finally, we go and visit and share some real time foto's and a video with you. If you want any more details, please subscribe to our newsletter to get the full story on every riad we visit.
Some photos on beautiful suites kept popping up and when a friend asked me about riad Jaaneman, I knew it was time to go and find out!
A most wonderful riad with 5 suites, with own bathroom of course.
You notice the touch of the owner, who is Italian, throughout the place. Small details as tabs and showers, Italian marble and a finesse in decorating. As the rooms were occupied, we did not make any photos there but we can assure you the photos on the internet are exactly as we found it.
The patio was ever so lush and more beautiful than we could imagine from the web. Birds were hopping from tree to tree, singing their song and the covered bhou was the perfect spot to sit, relax and enjoy all this.

May 29, 2018

OUT OF AFRICA - Ethnic Chic at Areias do Seixo

When Ethnic chic travels around the globe, inspiring other styles and other cultures, some beautiful interiors are created...
In this series, we will take you from time to time to one of these dream places to get inspired and maybe influence you in your shopping behaviour in the souks of Marrakech.
We start with an eco resort in Portugal. Does the word eco-resort rings a bell of hippies, goats and peace?
This place takes eco to a whole other level. Luxury and style with a high dose of Morocco!

May 17, 2018


M Avenue, Four Seasons, Narrakech
M Avenue, scheduled to open in late 2019, is a new 500-metre-long “Garden Avenue” located in the heart of Marrakech. This unique development, which is adjacent to the Four Seasons Resort Marrakech, will create a new and exciting city centre that will revitalise the city and will offer an innovative mix of properties including Four Seasons Private Residences, the Pestana CR7 hotel (the Cristiano Ronaldo hotel as we call it) shops, restaurants, cafes, offices, art galleries and exhibition venues. The vision is to become an international lifestyle destination for design, fashion, food, recreation and culture.....
And guess what! The leading Marrakech' PR Agency, Red City PR, invited me to have a peek behind the door. 

April 30, 2018

RIAD LES ORANGERS D'ALILIA - a peek behind the door

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April and May are the months to bath in the scent of Orange blossom
As I recently moved into the Kasbah...Time for a stroll in the hoods. The Kasbah in Marrakech is a walk too far out for many and they are right! It takes about half an hour to walk from place Jemaa el Fna to Café Clock, one of the known spots.
However, if you like to discover a small village within the city, a place that reminds me of a Southern Mediterranean place on a siesta moment on a hot summer's day, then take that walk and wander off from the main street!
By 6 p.m. that main street turns into one big restaurant scene with local food stalls and fast food tourist places, combined with souvenir shops and hundreds of people, scooters, horse carriages and ....
Please try the local restaurants as they happen to have the best local food I've ever tasted in Morocco!
There's the guy from Fez, (you recognise him with his shiny copper pots) who has at least 5 different dishes. There's the small hole in the wall of Khadija who can't read or write but she and her mother serve the best fried sardines and lentil stew I ever had!

March 28, 2018


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Left: le riad Yasmine - upper right: riad bleue du sud  lower right riad les yeux bleues

our top 5 bohemian hotels with a serious dose of design!

March 16, 2018

A TRIBAL CHIC APARTMENT - our FaceBook topic this week

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A fantasy in Tribal Chic

Live the Tribal chic look!

January 18, 2018

VALENTINE IN ESSAOUIRA - our top 5 hotel offers!

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The best boutique hotels in Essaouira


Valentine is just around the corner, and we found you the ultimate coastal getaways in Essaouira!
It doesn't matter if you are the sporty type who loves surfing, the hipster who is in for discovering some trendy hotspots or a romantic couple that loves some good walks and good food along the coast. Essaouira has this and a lot more! Think wellness town with a major W.  Hip and authentic little sister to Marrakech that is an easy day trip away with all its hustle and bustle.
Time to show you where to book!

Again, a warm THANK YOU to all the hotels for their help....😍

These are DIRECT BOOKING DEALS ONLY. Meaning you will have to get it by booking directly at the hotel.
We have included a link to every offer.
Some offers are only valid during a certain month!

January 11, 2018



The last weeks we have been working hard! That is, working hard on comparing luxury hotel deals. Winter season is an excellent time to explore the red city and we got almost overwhelmed by all the spectacular deals right now. We finally selected the 5 best ones that are more than worth spending your money on!  
Enjoy our best offers to travel Marrakech in style!

A special THANK YOU to all the hotels for their help and ansers to our sometimes endless mails in trying to figure out which offer got it all....😍

These are DIRECT BOOKING DEALS ONLY. Meaning you will have to get it by booking directly at the hotel.
We have included a link to every offer for you.
Some offers are only valid during a certain month!
For the YSL deal. The Museum is closed on Wednesdays!

December 27, 2017


Holiday season decorationat Royal Mansour Marrakech

Of all hotels in Marrakech, the Royal Mansour has that little (or big) something!  When the Royal Family visits Marrakech, the entire hotel is at their disposal. And on other days, it's just for all of us! Making us feel somewhat like a princess! If that's not a reason to book...

November 17, 2017

A TANGIER CITY TRIP - where to stay and enjoy the good life

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The harbour and the bay

Many moons ago...I arrived in Tangier (Tanger, Tanja, Tangiers). It was the first day of Ramadan and it was my first visit ever to Morocco.

September 11, 2017


Urban Tribal chic, when Nordic cool interiors get mixed with tribal goods. That's one way to travel Morocco.

August 25, 2017


Marrakech riads Dar Assoura

About 5 years ago, I came across the first pictures of this beautiful riad, well hidden in the heart of the old medina of Marrakech.

July 07, 2017


luxury hotel essaouira, Salut Maroc

(p.s. we got you a #superdeal! Read all about it at the end )

When designer and businesswoman, Helen Howat introduced the vivid colours of Australian brand Kas Australia to Dubai, I wonder if she was already dreaming of making the circle round...

May 24, 2017

MARRAKECH, my 5+ favourite bedrooms on the market

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Ik weet niet hoeveel riads Marrakech telt in de Médina, maar er zijn er altijd een deel die wachten om van eigenaar te veranderen.

December 12, 2016

NEW HOTELS IN MARRAKECH - try the Beldi chic style!

Beldi chic, terrace

article by Marlène Pauly more articles by Marlène HERE
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If Scandinavian lifestyle and Moroccan ever are related, then the typical Beldi style at this new hotel is what comes closest.  Defining 'beldi'?  Beldi is a word that is used for just about everything in Morocco that is somewhat  authentic.  The typical Berber architecture is simple and literally 'down to earth'. Built with what one can find on site. Around Essaouira you should think stones and from Marrakech towards the Sahara it is mainly red mud. The floors are in polished cement enriched with minerals in order to achieve a particular colour. The walls are covered with lime and wet rooms with tadelakt. All this combined with natural wood tones and rattan. All these  ingredients, colourwise, happen to be the basic for Nordic living.

room, private terrace
room, private terrace
New hotel in Marrakech Medina

To find an authentic rural concept in the Medina of Marrakech is rare, if not unique! The El Idrissi family  tried a different approach.  After opening and running a traditional riad, they transformed their own little farm in the medina into a five room hotel with restaurant. All very cozy. An eclectic fusion of art, flea market finds and authentic pieces. Combine this with an onsite traditional oven,  their house donkey, a handful of chickens and cats and the picture is complete. Farm tourism Maroc style 😆. All reservations and inquieries here

eclectic, art, authentic
countrystyle restaurant
countrystyle restaurant
Als het Scandinavische wonen en het Marokkaanse zich ergens ontmoeten dan is het wel in de typische Beldi stijl van dit nieuwe hotel. Wat is 'beldi'? Beldi is een woord dat voor zowat alles in Marokko gebruikt wordt dat een vorm van authenticiteit in zich draagt. De typische Berber architectuur is eenvoudig en letterlijk 'down to earth'.  Bouwen met wat je op het land vindt. Rond Essaouira zijn dat keien vanaf Marrakech richting de Sahara is dat rode leem. De vloeren in gepolierde cement waar regelmatig mineralen aan toegevoegd werden om tot een bepaalde kleur te komen. De muren werden met kalk bestreken en de natte ruimtes met tadelakt. Combineer daar veel natuurlijke houtkleur bij en rotan en je hebt meteen de ingrediënten voor het scandinavische wonen wat het kleuren schema betreft.

countrystyle restaurant
countrystyle restaurant
countrystyle restaurant
Zo een authentiek plattelands concept vinden in de Medina van Marrakech is zeldzaam, zelfs uniek! De familie El Idrissi gooide het over een andere boeg. Nadat ze al een traditionele riad hadden vormden ze hun eigen kleine stads boerderij om tot een 5 kamer hotelletje met restaurant. Alles heel gemoedelijk. Een eclectisch samengaan van kunst, vlooienmarkt vondsten en authentieke stukken. Combineer daar een traditionele broodoven, hun huis ezel, een handvol kippen en katten bij en het plaatje is compleet. Hoevetoerisme Maroc style 😆.  Boeken doe je hier!

Donkey in Marrakech
cats of Marrakech

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July 06, 2016



Aladin's lamp - Magical Babouches and more mysterious beauty!

There are 2 kinds of travelers. The ones that want to go on holiday to relax and the ones that want to go on holiday to discover and experience. 
Let me tell you, booking a riad in Morocco gives you both.
Booking a riad with a pool, an outside fireplace and beyond magic suites can give you a lot more!

It's a fairytale and we love stories with an open end, don't we?
it goes like this....

Many years ago there was an Englishman who got under the spell of the Mystical Marrakech.
There was just no escaping, he had to return time after time again and for every time, the spell became more obvious as he started to look around in old, abandoned houses...
little did he know the magic of Moroccan Riads.

He could not resist to buy one.
but that was not enough! He bought two, three, four...

They started to take control of his life. At night he was dreaming how they would look like.
His days were filled with trying to organize the construction works and explaining the magical dreams he had at night to the Moroccan builders.

It was hard at times, very hard, but that's the way magic is created...
The builders started to see the transformation.
The Englishman started to see his dreams come alive,
and the houses turned into these magical palazzo's 
waiting for you to come and visit.

The spell, however, you can not escape....
you will want to buy a house in Morocco too
just like the Englishman...
who is buying, and dreaming, and building for a 1001 nights to come...

Er zijn 2 soorten reizigers. Degenen die op vakantie willen om te ontspannen en degenen die willen ontdekken en beleven.

Neem van mij aan, het boeken van een riad in Marokko geeft u beide.
En een riad met een patio bad, buitenhaarden op het dakterras en magische suites die je verbeelding tarten geven je nog veel meer...

Het is een sprookje en we houden van verhalen met een open einde, nietwaar?
Het gaat zo....

Vele jaren geleden was er een Engelsman die in de ban geraakte van het Mystieke Marrakech.
Er was gewoon geen houden aan, telkens moest hij weer terugkeren en na elke reis werd de betovering sterker en duidelijker. Het werd zo erg dat hij zelfs begon rond te kijken in oude, verlaten huizen diep in de medina, in de steegjes met gesloten wanden waar het zonlicht schaars naar binnen dringt ...

Wist hij veel van de magie van de Marokkaanse riads!
Tot het te laat was en er niets anders meer op zat dan er eentje te kopen.
Maar dat was niet genoeg! Hij kocht er twee, drie, vier ...

De prachtige, verlaten huizen begonnen zijn leven te beheersen. 's Nachts droomde hij ervan hoe ze eruit zouden zien.
Zijn dagen waren gevuld met pogingen om de bouwwerken te organiseren en  zijn magische dromen te verwoorden aan de Marokkaanse bouwers.

Vaak was het moeilijk, heel hard zelfs, maar dat is de manier waarop magie wordt gemaakt ...
De bouwers begonnen de transformatie te zien en de Engelsman begon zijn dromen tot leven te zien komen.
De huizen veranderden in magische palazzo's, klaar voor u om ze te komen bezoeken.

De betovering, helaas, daar kunt u niet aan ontsnappen ....
Ook u zal een huis willen kopen in Marokko
net als de Engelsman
Die doorgaat met kopen en dromen en bouwen, nog 1001 nachten...

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