Hg2 : The Hedonist

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Marrakech

Riad Capaldi
Located a short walk from the Museum of Photography in Marrakech’s Medina, Riad Capaldi is perfectly situated for exploring the old part of the city.
Riad Sapphire
Awash with white marble and modern Moroccan furnishings, Riad Sapphire is the ideal retreat in the midst of Marrakech’s labyrinthine medina.
La Pause
Le Marrakchi
An intimate and romantic a la carte Moroccan restaurant on the edge of the Place.
Amanjena Thai
Enjoy an elaborate menu in a picturesque scene.
Les Terraces de l’Alhambra
Reasonable food and good views make this a good stop-off in the bustling Jemaa El Fna.
16 Café
Perfect for a bite to eat when out shopping.
Diamant Noir
You'll find a no frills but a good atmosphere at the down-to-earth Black Diamond.
Ocha Sushi
Moroccan owned and with a Japanese chef this contemporary venue serves up great sushi at reasonable prices.
KIS Boutique
Fresh, light and airy accessories and fashion boutique in the heart of the Medina...
Trois Palmiers
El Yasmine Abdelghani
Selling wood and resin cutlery and necklaces one of only a couple of places that his handcrafted products can be bought.
Hassan Makchad
A great place to go if you're looking for gift ideas full to the brim with jewellery boxes notebooks and photo frames.
Le Square
An interesting Asian-French menu served in a pleasant garden.
Souk Cuisine
This half day course incorporates a visit to the souks to buy ingredients along with the basics in Moroccan cooking.
Nid Cigogne
A shady respite from the tourist trail.
Galerie Mourjana
A huge range of traditional antiques at reasonable prices.
Hammam Nikhil
A great option if you're looking for a true hammam experience but unlike many of the others it's clean and modern feel guarantees the best quality traditional massage.
Les Jardins des Gueliz
Friendly well-priced restaurant that provides a lunchtime haven.
Original Design
A pretty jewel amid the rough and clangorous environs of the Place des Ferblantiers selling all sorts of Morrocan kick-knacks.
Les Negoçiants
Good breakfasts and a terrific social scene make Negoçiants a popular spot in Gueliz.
Café des Epices
Simple but charming Cafe des Epices is a restful oasis of calm amongst the hubbub of Marrakech's souks with a wonderful upstairs terrace.
Café du Livre
Great literature and an imaginative menu have made Café du Livre a big hit
Café Arabe
One of a few refined sanctuaries within the souks.
Dar Attajmil
Dar Attajmil was one of the first upmarket riads in the Medina, furnished in style Dar Attajmil is known for its hammam and cooking courses
Riad UP
Riad UP has four tastefully-decorated rooms, each one a different shape, style and price, and personal touches give it a homely, contemporary feel
Riad Tchaikana
Riad Tchaikana is one of the best value-for-money riads in the Medina. An intimate space decorated tastefully and a romantic 19th-century courtyard.
Riad Tizwa
Great little touches from the Havaianas to the responsible tourism award, this designer riad aims to please.
Riad Mehdi
An intimate riad that aims for comfort and sensuality rather than overt hipness.
Riad Merdoudi
A welcoming riad with an eclectic mix of Moroccan and worldwide furnishings and a laid-back charm; all meals are cooked by Edwina, the delightful Australian owner, who also runs cooking classes.
Riad Mabrouka
Stylish and intimate, Riad Mabrouka has an atmosphere of tastefully restrained harmony
Riad l’Orangeraie
This little gem of a riad is tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the souks.
Maison Mnabha
This refined guesthouse is part 17th-century palace, part contemporary new-build.
Les 5 Djellabas
Your very own African hut complete with luxury spa facilities and exquisite cuisine. With stunning sights and adventurous activities on your doorstep, you're spoiled for choice at Les Cinq.
Dar Saria
Dar Saria is one of the Medina's most sophisticated and low-key budget riads. Perfect for a romantic stay without the hefty price tag.

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