Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Marrakech

Fan wa Nour
Not a spot for budget shoppers but a must for seekers of sleek contemporary one-off home furnishings.
Ezzahra is Perfect and Private Moroccan Retreat
Sleeping 14, Ezzahra is a luxury private villa in pristine surroundings.
Es Saadi Casino
A family-run casino full of high rollers and intense gamblers.
Ensemble Artisanal
Owned by the state this market has a reputation for being the best of it's kind.
El Yasmine Abdelghani
Selling wood and resin cutlery and necklaces one of only a couple of places that his handcrafted products can be bought.
El Badil
Only authentic antiques sold at this two storey maze of treasures.
Dior Institut
While we're not usually ones to drool over designer labels here at Hg2 (at least not unnecessarily), it has to be said that the Dior brand does add some extra oomph to this super-spa in Marrakech.
Diamant Noir
You'll find a no frills but a good atmosphere at the down-to-earth Black Diamond.
Destination Evasion
With five years experience Pierre is a reputable choice when visiting the Moroccan hills.
Decoriente
European and Moroccan designs at competitive prices.
Darhani
A classic riad tucked away in the Medina, Darhani has just four rooms to choose from. Intimate and relaxed it's a great choice for the city.
Dar Zemora
Dar Zemora is a stunningly elegant villa set out in the dusty Palmeraie, where the domed reception leads through to a series of charming rooms...
Dar Zellij
Intimate alcoves and rose petal-strewn tables make Dar Zellij a great option in the Medina.
Dar Tiskiwin
Featuring diverse exhibitions, the aim here is to reflect and preserve different cultures.
Dar Si Said
This 19th century palace now home to the Museum of Moroccan Arts exhibits all kinds of traditional artefacts from Berber daggers to distinctive pottery from the regions of Safi and Zagoura.
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.
Dar Sabra
Like something from 1,001 Nights, Dar Sabra is tucked away behind imposing walls and is just ten minutes from the hustle and bustle of the medina.
Dar Moha
One of the premier dining spots in town, Dar Moha serves traditional Moroccan food.
Dar Liqama
Week long Moroccan cooking course with all the added extras including spa tennis courts and movie room.
Dar Les Cigognes
Dar Les Cigognes is a former 17th century merchant's townhouse has been renovated into one of the most impressive boutique hotels in Marrakech.
Dar JL
This truly romantic destination has it all: Dar JL is a luxury villas in a private olive grove that offers relaxing opulence in the out of the way Palmeraie
Dar Jaguar
A romantic riad within walking distance of the Jemaa El Fna, Dar Jaguar is a lavish hotel with its own rooftop terrace and plunge pool.
Dar Doukkala
The dizzying design and vast rooms make Dar Doukkala a popular choice in the Medina. The slightly dated interior makes a change from faux South Beach riads
Dar Cherifa
Escape the hustle and bustle of the Medina by ducking into this elegant and peaceful Riad for a spot of mint tea.
Dar Charkia
Dar Charkia is a chic riad in the middle of the Medina, making it excellent base for those in Marrakech for a shopping trip
Dar Ayniwen
Dar Ayniwen is the epitome of old school Moroccan elegance and is one of the more refined and sophisticated of the hotels in the Palmeraie
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
Dar Attajmil
Dar Assiya
A beautifully restored riad within walking distance of the Jemaa el Fna, Dar Assiya offers five traditional guestrooms and a delicious Moroccan restaurant.
Creation et Passementerie
An ever changing collections of clothing and accessories. Traditional yet innovative designs.
Comptoir Darna
Le Comptoir remains a legendary haunt spot for first time tourists and locals alike.
Club Equestre de la Palmeraie
This picturesque setting is not only great for a spot of horse riding but the hotel itself also has other facilities should you wish to make a day of it.
Churchill’s
A bastion of sophistication in Marrakech's most well-known hotel.
Cheese Me
Friendly Gueliz wine bar offering sharing cheese platters and plenty of fresh vino.
Centre Artisanal
One of the biggest and most popular shopping areas.
Cavalier Ranch
Perfect for riders of all abilities. Trips tailored to your needs from one hour hacks to day trips up into the mountains.
Casino de Marrakech
A traditional family run business with modern facilities lounge bar and two restaurants for late night dining.
Casa Mangani
A mixture of Mangani designed lamps IN Italian and Moroccan styles with minimalist furniture designs by Soumaya Jalal.
Caravanserai
Caravanserai is a little way from Marrakech, set in the heart of a tiny local village, the locality and tranquility make it the perfect place to escape to
Cafe Extrablatt
This debutante to the Gueliz district's cafe scene is already a favourite.

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