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What are the best things to do, see, or eat in Marrakech?

My answer to What are the best things to do, see, or eat in Marrakech? on Quora

Stay in a Riad. We stayed in Riad Laârouss and absolutely loved it—the best place we stayed in Morocco or Egypt (and we were travelling in North Africa for three months). Peaceful, friendly and with a plunge pool for cooling off. http://www.booking.com/hotel/ma/...

It’s also in a really good location—far enough away from the main tourist square that you can get thoroughly lost in the medina. Exploring is definitely the best activity.

Marrakech has some amazing restaurants—our favourite for traditional Moroccan food was a place called Ksar Essaoussan—it’s down a series of progressively scarier back alleyways, which makes it all the more spectacular when the door opens on to a beautiful courtyard. Great hospitality there. http://www.lonelyplanet.com/moro...