Winter sun in Marrakech at Les Cinq Djellabas

Located on the outskirts of Marrakech at the foot of the Atlas Mountains, the idyllic resort of Les Cinq Djellabas is far enough away from the hustle and bustle of the medina to relax and unwind but close enough to spend an evening exploring the labyrinth of alleys, which make up the souk. Located in the Palmerarie area, the lush green landscape reaches a dramatic end where the soaring Atlas Mountains begin.

Les Cinq Djellabas offers 10 individual luxury eco lodges all surrounding a vast pool and manicured gardens the ideal spot to take in a spot of lunch and enjoy the late afternoon sun. As well as the incredible view of the snow topped Atlas Mountains, the lodges are set in a garden of palm, olive and banana trees.

The owner of Les Cinq Djellabas is that of Marrakech’s first and oldest restaurant – La Foundouk, a riad hidden deep in the souk, which offers the most exquisite traditional Moroccan cuisine in a rooftop setting, with views as far as the eye can see. Guests are met by a traditionally dressed Berber on theoutskirts of the souk and whisked through the covered walkways to an unassuming door, which opens into a spectacular atrium and spiral staircase to the roof.

‘Thierry Isnardon has lavished great attention to detail on his innovative design, which combines contemporary minimalism with traditional Moroccan craftsmanship. Accommodation is in ten comfortable African eco-Lodges, some ‘Suites’, the others ‘Deluxe Suites’, scattered around the tranquil grounds. The food is excellent and fresh, with a menu that combines Moroccan and international cuisine, and service is warm and committed.’ – The Hotel Guru

The hotel is extremely proud of its eco friendly credentials of which many of these features can be seen including a large part of the structure which was designed using recycled materials.

The hotel provides a variety of additional experiences that guests can book during their stay.  Everything is catered for from a romantic champagne dinner in a tent and hot air balloon rides to more action packed activities like racing through the dessert on dune buggies.

The rooms all come equipped with a king sized bed and shower as well as any other facilities you could wish for including TV and Wifi as well as heating and air conditioning.

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