Review of Hotel Noir d'Ivoire, Marrakech

Fantastic riad, wonderfully decorated, personal care

Noir d’Ivoire really is a fantastic place to stay when staying a few days in Marrakech. The small riad (9 rooms, among them are 3 gorgeous suites) is located in the northern medina of the city (not accessible by car, you will be picked up a few minutes away by employees with a donkey cart, nice …).

Review of Hotel Chez le Pacha, Zagora

Nice setting, but that's it

Chez le Pacha is located in the most southern point of Morocco and beautifully laid out. There are 20 rooms (16 tent rooms and 4 suites), we had one of the latter ones.

Review of Hotel Dar Daif, Ouarzazate

Superb small hotel, nice oriental furnitures, fine food

Dar Daif came as a surprise to us as we hadn’t expected such a lovely hotel in the south of Morocco! It’s located a few kilometers outside of Ouarzazate in a quiet neighbourhood. The hotel is small (only 12 rooms) but can satisfy also the needs of picky travellers.

Review of Hotel Jardins de la Medina, Marrakech

Fantastic garden, nice ambiance

Les Jardins de la Medina is located in the southern medina (accessible by car) in a former palace. The riad (hotel) has a little bit more than 30 rooms (quite a lot for a riad as they have usually only a few rooms). 

Our family (with one teen) had a double room „privil├Ęge“ which we liked as it was located on the top floor with a bigger room for the adults and a very small adjacent room (without windows) for our son.

My travelogue of Morocco 2009

Our trip to southern Morocco in autumn brought us (I usually travel with my husband and our teenage son) first to Marrakech (one night), then to the south (three nights) meaning via High Atlas to the most southern point of Morocco called M'Hamid (the Sahara desert begins there ...) and back to Marrakech for five more nights.

After a pleasant flight with Easy Jet (actually our first one with this airline) we arrived in Marrakech early in the morning. Our first task - to get a taxi to our first hotel in the medina - turned out to be tedious because these taxi drivers in Morocco are out to cheat the passengers. But never mind ..., after a short ride we safely arrived in our first hotel,


My travel map 2009

I have done my travel map on Google Maps. There you may see all the destinations I've visited so far, also my nine favourite ones are mentioned.


My Google Maps of Canada and Morocco 2009

As I mentioned in my introductory blog I'm also doing my own Google Maps of our trips i.e. so far of Canada and Morocco. For those who aren't familiar with this, in Google Maps you can mark your travel itinerary together with your comments on hotels, restaurants etc. Here are the links: