Les Jardins de la Medina

5 out of 5 stars5 Stars

Derb Chtouka, 21, Kasbah de Marrakech, Marrakech, 40000, Morocco
Les Jardins de la Medina
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Value Score Great Value!

Costs 46% less than similarly rated 5 star hotels

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3 women traveling in Morocco

by 611front

Is it safe/comfortable for 3 women to travel to Morocco - specifically Fez and Marrakesh?
What is the weather like in December?

Re: 3 women traveling in Morocco

by leics

I have not been to Morocco but I do not think there will be any problems for 3 women, as long as you behave and dress appropriately (not difficult in December!).

You can find climate averages for Marrakesh here;

http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/world/city_guides/results.shtml?tt=TT000410

and for Fez here:

http://www.wordtravels.com/Cities/Morocco/Fez/Climate

You'll need something warmer for early mornings and when the sun sets, and it may well rain. Layers are always good.

Re: 3 women traveling in Morocco

by Lumiere

It is safe, specifically in Fez and Marrakesh, two royal towns. There has been some problems with security in the past, not so long ago, though. Weather should be ok, possibly around 20ºC during the day and somewhere around 10ºC during the night. Have in mind that the weather can get cold very fast at nights.

Re: 3 women traveling in Morocco

by earthflyer

Can confirm that you will have no problems in Fez or Marrakesh and the weather in December should be good with winter blue skies but don't be surprised if it does rain or have a very cold damp day but if the sun it out then it will be a very nice day with max temps around 20c.

You will proberly see a bit more rain in the north and it is usually warmer in the south like Marrakech or Essaouira but you will defiantly need your winter coats, it will get cold when the sun goes down but all in all Morocco is a good place to go to in December.

Re: 3 women traveling in Morocco

by al2401

Morocco is fine to travel as a woman - as already mentioned, respect that it is a Muslim country and dress conservatively which will indeed not be difficult in December. Rather than take big bulky winter coats, dress in layers with an outer windproof waterproof jacket. Fes and Marrakesh are both fantastic places to visit and you can get middle range accommodation quite inexpensively.

Travel Tips for Marrakesh

Cash machines

by MissPiggy83

There are numerous cash machines in the square however not all take major cards. I found out the hard way that before you leave the UK, notify your bank to let them know you're going away on holiday to north africa as your card will only work once then the card will lock itself down as it thinks its been stolen and someone is trying to use your card.

I was informed by friends and colleauges that taking large amounts of euros, sterling and US dollar would be confiscated thus left it until we arrived at marrakesh airport to take money. Big mistake! Was really stressful and looking back in hindsight i would change money at the bureau de change over there. also leaving marrakesh airport, the shops and dutyfree do not use the local currency of dirhams but expects visitors to pay using either euro or sterling so make sure you have enough with you!

Also make sure you have lots of small change as tipping someone 50 dirhams or £3 to find the riad is way too much money. Should only be about 20 dirhams. Plus lots of toilets in tourist attractions requires visitors to pay 1 dirham to use their facilities.

Ouriki, market day

by sachara

We were very excited to have a look in this village at the marketday. When we walked around, it was as if we were back in another era. These pictures are not from 1975, but made in 2000.
It was very crowded in the village indeed, but it was also easy to find some more quiet places at the edges of the village with only a few donkeys and local men around.

Chegrouni : Local food and what a view!

by yoshimi about Chez Chegrouni

Typical morrocan food, you can sit on the terrace and do some people watching! They have vegetarian couscous.
Meatballs/shish kebab: 20 DH/US$2
Tajine/couscous: 40 Dh/US$4 You go there because it's cheap, good, clean and for the terrace.

Pink Walls - a reminder of a wealthy civilisation

by aaaarrgh

The entire central city area of Marrakech is enclosed within solid, tall city walls, finished with local red mud. They run for 16 km!

Considering that the walls were first built in the 12th century, it reminds you what an enormous trading city Marrakech has always been.

There are a number of large gates leading through the walls. I stayed opposite Bab Doukkala, the arched gate to the north of the city.

On the south side of the city is the incredible ornate Bab Agnaou, by far the most splendid.

Marrakech's walls are often full of square holes. Originally I thought these were for birds to nest :-) However, the main reason for these perforations are to control the ventilation of the city. The city is protected from the strong winds and at the same time has a sophisticated medieaval air-conditioning system!

carpets 4 sale - carpet souk

by angiebabe

The souks are arranged according to the goods or services on offer and the carpet souk, also known as Criee Berbere, is in the area north of Place Rahba Qedima,which is a small square with apothecaries and carpet stalls, which used to be where the slave auctions were held until the French put a stop to it in 1912.

The main access to the souks is along Rue Souk Smarrine which the southern end of is flanked by textile and souvenir stalls also interspersed with carpet shops.

As with shopping in souks in general in readiness for the high pressure and hustle that tourists can be subjected to its recommended to take a lot of patience with you! and also to have had an introductory visit to a local Ensemble Artisanal which are government run craft shops with fixed prices and good quality goods. Usually more expensive then the prices in the souks, ie the value of the goods that you need to haggle to get the price down to, but they give you an opportunity to get a feel for the market or an idea of qualities and prices to look for.

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Address: Derb Chtouka, 21, Kasbah de Marrakech, Marrakech, 40000, Morocco