I was recently lucky enough to get a little City Break to Marrakech. Only about three hours from London by plane, no time difference and perfectly blue skies… It’s sort of the perfect Autumn/Spring get away.
Both the food and facilities were unreal at the Four Seasons. It was the perfect place to relax and although the hotel feels as though it’s completely void of the bustle of the city, it was handily located just a ten-minute taxi from the Medina. The décor felt typically Moroccan with a modern twist, and vases of roses were abundant (a touch that I couldn’t get enough of!). I got involved with plenty of yoga and am now officially addicted to the sweet mint Moroccan tea.
Friends who had visited Marrakech in the past suggested that tourists could get quite hassled by the locals, especially in the Suq. However, whether it was the time of day that we went (around lunch) or because we had our lovely guide Mohammed, I have to say I really didn’t feel harassed or intimidated at any stage.
The Medina is full of beautiful craftsmanship with the most amazing jewellery, leather goods and furniture, while the Arab influence in the architecture with the backdrop of the Atlas Mountains is aesthetically amazing.
My Berber transformation...
It was an amazing three-day retreat that offered both relaxation in the hotel and the stimulating colours, sounds and smells of the Medina… I cannot recommend Marrakech (and the Four Seasons) more for a couple of days if you’re in need of a change of scene, relaxation and a mood boost…