The Most Relaxing Trip To Marrakesh - Zeena Xena

Thursday, 28 March 2019 Marrakesh, Morocco


Hello, it's me again... Trying to stick to my promise of being more consistent with the blog posts. If you haven't read my previous blog post on my Social Media Life Update, please have a read before proceeding with this one here

You have may recently seen that I visited Marrakesh not too long ago (I've just finished uploading all my content from the trip) and as always wanted to share my experience with you. Out of all my trips to Marrakesh, this by far was the most relaxing because I really didn't do a lot. Although my trip didn't end so well in Barcelona (one for the books), I'm so grateful to have had the time to just relax.

In this post all I'll be discussing is the places I stayed in on this trip, I received so many questions so thought it'd be best to give you the low down here on the blog. If you like what you see, make sure you bookmark this post for future reference.

Riad Zwin Zwin Marrakesh ~ A friendly riad in the heart of Marrakesh

As I was planning my trip to Marrakesh I reached out to Riad Zwin Zwin to collaborate on a night's stay basis. I liked the fact that this riad wasn't one of the over popular ones that you see plastered all over social media. Don't get me wrong that's nice sometimes, but there's a part of me that likes exclusivity and the opportunity to find a hidden gem... This riad was it.

After boarding a short 3 hour ish flight, we landed at Menara airport and had our transfer waiting for us outside. The transfer from the airport to Riad Zwin Zwin cost us roughly 15 EURO and will vary depending on where your chosen place of stay is.

Hannan the lovely lady who helped us throughout our nights stay, quickly came to meet us where our transfer dropped us off and walked us to our riad. Note: When you stay in a riad they're usually tucked away in streets where locals live and no cars can go down. The walks are usually 3-5 minutes to get to the riad, obviously again depending on where you're staying. When we arrived, I honestly felt so at home...


We were greeted by the other staff and were given some mint tea, biscuits and the wifi connection of course. Before proceeding to our room, Hannan talked us through the map, closest things to do, spa services etc. Note: English is spoken very well by the staff here, so there's no need to worry about communication issues! Once we were in the room, we decided to chat, unpack and showerrrr...




After we were settled, we went out into the medina (which was approximately a 15 minute walk) and had something to eat. The next morning we had breakfast on the terrace, Erman one of the riad's staff was a delight and helped us with our order. I did a few pictures/videos here and before I knew it, it was time to go...



Content taken at Zwin Zwin:

1) https://www.instagram.com/p/Bu6cCHbgnch/
2) https://www.instagram.com/p/BvY-3A8AIpG/

Overall the service here was seamless, staff were polite/helpful and the food was good.

Book your stay at Riad Zwin Zwin here

The Place Villa Marrakesh ~ A hidden gem perfect for those who want to be away from the hustle & bustle of Marrakesh

Erman walked us to our other transfer where Abdelkrim was waiting to take us to The Place Marrakesh. A nice little villa that I found (of course) via Air Bnb.

The transfer to The Place cost us 300 MAD around £23 which I did find to be quite pricey for a transfer from one hotel to another, however, the prices are given by the drivers and not the hotels themselves. Also, the villa is not in the main medina, you'll find it's about a 15-20 minute drive and when you arrive you'll honestly be stunned by this place's beauty. No pictures can do it any amount of justice. If you book this villa, I would suggest using their own taxi service as I've seen in reviews that other driver found it difficult to find The Place.

So before I start on the review, I'll let you know why I chose The Place. As you know, I visit Morocco at least once or twice a year and every time I've visited I always stay in the heart of Marrakesh. Although you don't really know what's going on outside when you're in a riad (they're so peaceful) the moment you step outside you're met with motorbikes, noise, pollution, cat calling and much more lol. I love Morocco, but recently I've been working so hard... I just really wanted a nice place to relax in. I also wanted somewhere that had a pool and the ability to sunbathe properly, so this spot was perfect for me.

I booked The Place at £50 a night (a true steal) for my room "Suite Guila"



My room was clean, styled so well and even had views out to the mountains. I've stayed in a few places in Marrakesh and based on quality/style wise this has to be one of the best. The style of the Villa is designed exactly like a riad, just more spacious.




The only thing I can critique here is the need for more staff. It was hard to get the attention of the staff here when wanting to make orders for food or anything else, so it would be great if there was a small front of house team on call for guests. Also I think The Place needs to work on their food menu (make it more extensive) and the actual food itself. To me, the food wasn't the best and didn't taste like the traditional Moroccan cuisine I'm personally used to. Apart from this, The Place would be the perfect stay for anyone wanting to relax whilst visiting Morocco.

Transportation in and out of the medina was fairly easy, where you could let Leo (the owner) know what time you wanted a cab and where you'd like it to take you to. To the medina this would be about 200 MAD for a return journey, again these prices will depend on the driver/season etc.


Overall this villa was sooo beautiful I'm even thinking of going back in the next few months. Leo and Jacob the two best friends that run The Place are real goals.

Content taken at The Place:

1) https://www.instagram.com/p/BvAMF_cAraQ/
2) https://www.instagram.com/p/BvHXsduA4eV/
3) https://www.instagram.com/p/BvMk0bQg-xP/
4) https://www.instagram.com/p/BveeogSgEkg/

You can book the place here and if it's your first time using Airbnb, you can get £25 off your first booking by clicking on my link here: https://www.airbnb.co.uk/c/zeenax?currency=GBP All you have to do is click and sign up!

Have I sold you on these places yet? Leave a comment below to let me know if you plan on visiting Marrakesh. Until next time xoxo.


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