Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Les Terrasses de l'Alhambra - a bar with a view


I always find my favourite hangout in the cities I visit. In Marrakech we always ended up for a coffee at Les Terrasses de l'Alhambra when tired after exploring the city. Coffee or tea, only, as pizzas, pasta and salads should be enjoyed elsewhere.

Located at the upper end of Djemaa el Fnaa, by the entrance of the soukhs, we had a great view of what went on at the square. Les Terrasses de l'Alhambra had a coffee and tearoom on the ground floor and two terraces (hence the name) for guests that wanted to enjoy their food. It consisted mostly of non-Morrocan dishes.

It was a very popular place for foreign tourists. The exterior and interior were very clean and nicely decorated and the service was great.

For those of you addicted to a wireless network, this is the place. I managed to hook up and read my mail, and I even tried calling home with my skype, bur did not manage to get connected. Wireless networks are not very common in Marrakech.

Les terraces is rather pricey compared to other coffee houses. A coffee and tea ended up around 30 dirhams, i.e. a little under 3 euros. Other places you could get the same for a fraction of the price. We did, however, end up liking the Terrasses de l'Alhambra during our stay, and were very much willing to pay that little extra.

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