Beldi Country Club, Marrakech

Beldi Country Club, Marrakech

just a 10-minute taxi ride from Marrakech, the Beldi Hotel and
Country Club
screams out for a party. You’d start the night
with sophisticated cocktails by the blush-pink lily pond, before
sitting down to a dinner set in a conservatory that brims with
greenery and belts out classical music. You’d dance along the
pathways than snake through the rose garden (planted with no less
than 15,000 rose bushes), cool off with a midnight swim and indulge
in an invigorating hammam the next day.

This 15-acre estate was one of the settings for Poppy
Delevingne’s three-day wedding extravaganza back in 2014, and by
god is the place romantic… If you’re not Poppy Delevingne, however,
you can still enjoy the best of Beldi’s charms. The rooms are
surprisingly reasonable (from £159), and all 28 of them are
arranged as though part of a traditional Moroccan village. They are
furnished from the local markets and feature heavy wooden doors,
ornate chests and four-poster canopy beds – a dream to sink into
after an evening spent dining at one of Beldi’s three

You don’t have to spend the night though, and many visitors to
Marrakech make day-trips to Beldi to escape from the hustle and
bustle of the Medina. The estate is home to two streamlined pools
surrounded by a terrace, a souk selling linen and Berber carpets,
and a spa which offers a range of treatments based on the abundant
rose petals at hand.


Designed in the beldi (traditional) style, there are 28 rooms
built of earth, plaster, wood and iron. They are all furnished from
local souks and feature heavy wooden doors, ornate chests and
four-poster canopy beds.

What’s for breakfast?

A Moroccan spread of assorted breads, pancakes and cakes make of
semolina, jams, cheeses and eggs made to order.

How about lunch and dinner?

Le Palmier Fou, located in the hotel gardens, serves an
international a la carte menu with a few regional specialties
including tagine. In the summer months, dine on grilled prawns in
the open-air poolside café Le Badya, which showcases a
Moroccan-Mediterranean menu. In the winter, elegant Le Messraf is
located in the riad and has beautiful views over the Atlas

Is there a bar?

Yes – take your cocktail to the gardens or to the hotel’s ‘blue
salon’, which has fireplaces and plays jazz music before dinner.


Free wifi, two swimming pools, three restaurants, a souk, bar,
spa, conservatory, tennis courts, an artisan
workshop offering pottery classes, 15 acres of grounds filled with
palms, olive and fruit trees, pampas grasses and 15,000 rose

Things you should know

It’s a 15-minute hop by taxi to the medina, so it’s not for
those who want to be in the thick of it. Visitors can purchase a
day pass for the estate’s grounds.

Within a short walk you can find…

You could wander the Beldi’s ground’s for hours, but if you want
to get further afield then staff can arrange lakeside picnics at
their kasbah in the Atlas Mountains.

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