Its my daughters birthday is in January, and Marrakesh is where she wants to go to celebrate.
Can anyone recomend / or not places to go/stay/not stay please.
We plan to stay about 4 days.
I just came back from Marrakesh myself. The medina is quite large, so I would recommend to stay in one of the sidestreets of the square Jemaa el Fna. It is very nice to stay in a riad (traditional arabic house). If you're close to the square it's easy to go there, also in the evening.
A few riad's close to the square are: Riad Couleurs d'orient, or Riad Diana.
They are both the in a street called Riad Zitoun Lakdim, which is very close to the souks and square.
I stayed in a rather interesting Riad Jonan operated by helpful (British) owners who can assist with local advice. But its about a 15 slow walk to the centre at Djemma El Fna which has all the snake charmers and orange juice sellers ! But its perfectly respectable and quite comfortable. Staying in the old city in a Riad is great. I don't get any 'atmosphere' of Marrakesh visiting the French newer city where all the night venues and big hotels are. However maybe your daughter wants nigh clubbing and modern with forays into the old city. There's a double decker bus tour so you can see both cities - new and old.
Have an enjoyable roam around the Travel pages put together - mine for example - on recommmended accommodation and sights to see.
I would love to recommend jnanemogador.com but if its January you are looking then its bound to be already full. Popular also at a good budget but with character and quality is Hotel Sherazade and there are a number of good ones in the Lonely planet that have been tried and tested by VTers and are written about amongst their pages.
I like Hotel Toulousain but is about 5-10 mins by vehicle away from the main square of Djma Elfna.
I would recommend going to Chez Ali for an evening which is an excellent evening showing the various tribes and their music, costumes and so in, including some fast horse riding displays (fantasia) along with a multi course banquet. well recommended for only about £25 a head. Most hotels will have tickets and can arrange or do have a bus that picks up from their hotel (this was the case when I stayed at Hotel Islane - which is quite an okay hotel to stay at and only a few mins walk from the main square.)
a palace banquet meal is also a nice night out such as Yacout.
have a read amongst travel pages and then come back for any more questions.
All the best.
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