Sitting at the foot of the Atlas Mountains, the imperial city of Marrakech gave Morocco its name. For over 1000 Year's the influence of the Berbers and the Arabs has shaped the city and its culture. Majestic Palaces, Simple mosques, Lavish gardens, and ornate Koranic schools all nestle with in the maze of streets worth smooth by centuries of trade.
The Term Riad means a house with an enclosed courtyard or garden within the walls of the Medina. Marrakech has a whole host of them. We work with the best that the market has to offer. Marrakech is also served by a host of other properties throughout the sitting offering something for everyone.
Rising out of the ground the mountain ranges the High Atlas provide a natural barrier against the ever-encroaching Sahara. Ranging from Algeria in the east and plunging in to the white sand beaches of the Atlantic Ocean in the South.
Towering Gorges and valleys and lush valleys provide the perfect backdrop for many imposing Kasbahs; the traditional fortified houses of the region, many now are a welcoming sight at the end of the day, be it the simplicity of a Gite or the luxury hotel.
Considered to be the most imperial of the 4 imperial cities and was the first capital city of the kingdom. The town is an ocean of flat roofs, soaring minarets and is a bustle of activity with its passages, stairways, courtyards and maze of streets lined with stalls. The city is built in two halves with new Fez, Fez El Jedid, built in the 13th century and the old town called Fez El Bali. The first university of the western world was founded in Fez, which is still in existence today, and the town is still the spiritual and cultural centre of old Morocco. Like Marrakech its Riads and Hotels are very close to the middle of the Medina and are perfect for exploring the city on foot and for escaping the city and exploring the surrounding attractions
Take a journey back in time along the Kasbah trail, the setting for many films including 'Lawrence of Arabia'. Start in Ouarzazate and travel down the Draa valley to Zagora. Cross the desert to Erfoud and see the sun rise over the mighty sand dunes at Merzouga. Continue North through to Ziz valley and down the valley of a thousand Kasbahs to Tineghir to visit the Todra Gorges and Valley of the Dades. An area where the sand is all invading with a landscape of vivid contrasts from burning sand to snow covered mountain peaks, breathtaking canyons and lush green countryside.
Tangiers is a mesmerising mix of North African, Spanish and French influences blended into a unique and vibrant culture. Modern day Tangiers has a distinctive cosmopolitan air with wide boulevards lined with shops and chic cafes- perfect for watching the world go by on a lazy morning. Ancient Tangiers has a fascinating history, laced with mystery and intrigue coloured by Greeks, Phoenicians, Romans and Arabs…. All bound together with later influences of the European powers.
Today the city offers promenades, tree covered squares, cafés and bars and quality hotels. Relax and enjoy the surroundings.
Casablanca is the largest city in North Africa and the home of 60 percent of Morocco’s industry and commerce. The magnificent Hassan II Mosque dominates in Neo-Moorish style. In 1943 the city hosted the historic meeting between Churchill, Roosevelt and De Gaulle. Today the city provides luxury hotels and international designer shopping with restaurants offering every type of cuisine. There is a large deep-water port and a modern Corniche yet the city can still be identified as Moroccan by its traditional old quarter and ancient souks.
The imperial city of Rabat is the capital and home of the Royal Palace and seat of government. The city has a long history not least because it is twinned with the Roman fortress town of Sale just across the Bouregreg River. The historic Hassan tower marks the remains of the ancient mosque and you should visit the mausoleum to King Mohamed V who was the architect of independence for Morocco.
For hundreds of years, Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans and Portuguese have been drawn to Essaouira's white sand and harbour. They traded in a huge variety of goods, including ostrich feathers, spices, purple dye and gold dust.
This historic fortified town offers a great place to stop over and enjoy the cuisine and culture that has built up in relation to the sea. Easy going and informal the towns properties offer quality and style in a relaxed environment.
After a period of refocus Agadir has emerged as a gateway to the Southern Atlas Mountains. Kilometres of golden sand, big blue skies and the Atlantic Ocean are a warm welcome to visitors. Originally a Portuguese trading post the city has developed into an engaging town where the dominant white buildings contrasts with the multi-coloured flowers in the tropical gardens. Fresh fish is landed daily at the port and is in plentiful supply in the many restaurants.