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“A holiday to remember for the rest of our lives!” 5 of 5 stars
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Sidi Abdellah Riat, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #105 of 187 Specialty Lodging in Marrakech
Norwich, United Kingdom
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“A holiday to remember for the rest of our lives!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2011

My fiancée and i visited Jereca Farm in the second half of June after winning a 3 nights stay from a Help for Heroes raffle. Being our first visit to Africa and wanting to waste the opportunity we paid for an extra 4 nights. 8 days that turned out to be a week of a lifetime.

Jereca Farm is owned by a British couple, Kate and Jimmy, who along with their staff gave us a friendly welcome which involved being guided around the building and olive groves along with a lovely 3 course lunch served with a much needed bottle of French rosé wine. Not realising we were visiting in the low season, it was surprising to find we were the only guests. Even more so as it dawned on us the staff who were mainly from the local berber village were there solely for us. Although we were looking forward to being there with other guests, the peace and quite was blissful and the staff were more than personable if we wanted to break the silence.

Of course there were the resident camels, dog and peahen to entertain us in between taking a dive in the pool, taking a walk around the farm/village, relaxing in the sun or reading one of the many books from the library. We didn't use the Hamam (spa) as it was plenty warm enough without it! And no there wasn't any internet, but we were more than grateful to be secluded from the real world for a while. There is a sound systems and a projector for films in the living room if you find yourself at a loss.

Old Marrakech with it's squares and Medina is not to be missed by day or by night, nor are the Atlas mountains to the south which were still snow capped whilst we were there. Fuoad, who works for Jimmy and Kate, guided us around the different sites for the week at a reasonable cost. He also ensured we got fair prices whilst visiting the souks where bartering is part of the game. Fuoad was also invaluable in securing a roof terrace table at Kasbah Toukal up in the Atlas Mountains where I was able to propose to my fiancée with the mountains behind us and the picturesque Ourika valley below. We (more me) would have been lost without him.

I can't say enough nice things about Jereca Farm or the kind people working there, but I hope I have done enough to convince you it is definitely worth serious consideration for a holiday to Morocco.

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2011

After three hectic days in the Medina we were picked up by Faoud the manager and instantly he made you feel at ease and welcome. On arrival at Jereca Farm we were greeted by Humphrey and Bogart the baby camels before we were shown to our room. Our room was amazing, very tastefully decorated, cool and tranquil.
After a fabulous lunch cooked by Attika (she should have at least 2 Micheline Stars) we chilled around the pool.
On the second day after a healthy breakfast Faoud took us up to Mount Toubkal (a trip not to be missed) It took about six hours in total and that only scratched the surface.
Back at the farm another great meal served by Ali, probably the worlds best waiter. My wife Lorraine stole some oranges from the trees which were heavenly.
Day three was a day which was spent around the pool and the farm. When you explore the farm you find original sculptures done by Kate's husband Jimmy, secret gardens with an amazing array of flowers and a vegetable garden full of organic produce.
Having stayed in places all over the world we found that the staff at the farm were up there with the best.
If you are looking for a getaway look no further than Jereca Farm.
Phil and Lorraine Andrews. June 2011.

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2011

We went to Jereca Farm following 4days/3nights in the Medina. Marrakech is amazingly mad, chaotic and vibrant but after a while you need a respite. Jereca Farm is just that. It is only a short drive away from the Medina but the contrast could not be more stark - quiet, peaceful, in short the real Morocco. Yes, it's a little isolated but the Manager Fouad is a truly excellent guide and chauffeur! He took us to the local village souks and negotiated some great deals on locally produced jewellery, spices and even tagines! You soon discover there are Medina souk prices (inflated for the tourists) and then the real prices the locals pay! We also really enjoyed our excursions into the Ourika Valley and the Atlas mountains, and the meal we had at Bab Ourika was lovely. The food at Jereca Farm was also among the best we experienced - so fresh, locally produced and all organic. Simply beautiful. You must take home some of their own delicious Olive Oil! The staff were all excellent - yes, they don't speak great English but mutual respect and courtesy is a universal language. And the decor of the Farm is divine - so artistic and classy - and the lighting is to die for! Do stay here - you will not be disappointed!

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2010

Excellent, friendly service. Spacious, airy rooms, with unique features. Impressive combination of colourful, strong artistic influence alongside beautiful, lush, expansive gardens, including some wonderful views. A relaxing, uplifting, special few days that balanced out the busy energy of Marrakech, very well.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2010

We visited Morocco for our Honeymoon in October 2010 - selecting Jereca Farm based on tripadvisor reviews - and our expectations were exceeded in every possible way.

The property is located a conveniently short drive from Marrakech City (if you want to take day trips) but is far enough away to feel like another world.

We found Jereca Farm to be a feast for the senses; the beautiful interiors show great attention to aesthetic detail and the many trees, flowers and vegetables which are thriving in the red Moroccan earth around the farm made this place a visual treat!

We enjoyed hearing birdsong and seeing butterfly’s & dragonfly’s dancing in the garden and a friendly peacock, pair of young camels, goats, sheep and chickens all made for relaxing and entertaining strolls around the grounds.

The meals provided by Jereca Farm's chef were tremendous in quality, freshness and sheer variety. We specifically requested local dishes and the meals served here far exceeded those we’d eaten at top Marrakech Restaurants earlier the same week.

A tremendous sound system and movie projector in the spacious and comfortable lounge provide additional entertainment, making Jereca Farm ideal for couples or small family groups.

Most importantly, the team that care for the Farm and it's Guests are exceptional.
Their warm welcome, attentive service and help with organising trips combined to made us feel totally at-home.

Whether strolling between the Olive trees, viewing the Atlas mountains from the roof terrace, lounging in a hammock or taking in a dip in the pool, the atmosphere here is so relaxing that I believe you cannot fail to unwind and fall in love with the place.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2010

My wife and I stayed for 3 nights at Jereca Farm in September 2010. We chose the location from Hip Marrakech as we wanted a few days relaxation after spending 4 nights in the Marrakech medina.

We were collected from the city by the driver, Fouad, at the agreed time and effortlessly transferred to Jereca Farm. On arrival it became clear that we were going to be the only guests there for the 3 nights we had booked. This proved a mixed blessing as, although it was quiet, we had a choice of rooms. The Blue Room that we had booked was next door to the kitchen (not clear from the booking information) so it could have been noisy in the morning but we were able to choose the Pomegranate Room instead which opened onto a lovely enclosed courtyard with, of course, a pomegranate tree.

We arranged with Fouad, the manager, for a couple of excursions into the Ourika Valley and the Atlas mountains. These trips were excellent with good food and beautiful scenery. I think they were necessary as the farm is very isolated and although it is possible to walk from the farm the locality is not very picturesque.

In addition, although Fouad spoke very good English, the other farm staff (with whom we were left in the evenings) spoke no English at all. Therefore communication proved difficult at times. However, the food that was cooked on the premises was good and filling and the staff were very friendly.

In summary, I think that Jereca Farm is a very relaxing place with a nice pool area and a very large communal lounge/dining area. I think it would suit larger groups better as we felt a little isolated as a single couple but that was just the way bookings worked out and no fault of the farm.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Santa Barbara, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2010

We loved it!!! We took a risk in going there, because the reviews sounded almost too good to be true. But the place was absolutely fantastic! The staff is local and the service and friendliness was wonderful. It was tranquil and lovely - just what we wanted! Also, the food they served us was the best we ate in Morocco (plus they went out of their way to accommodate our very particular diets). Fouad is their amazingly helpful manager, and we enjoyed touring both the Marrakech Medina, and a visit to the mountains and a Berber village with him. The only thing to know is that Jereca Farm is a little bit out in the countryside with nothing commercial around it. You will need a car and driver to get anywhere. Fouad is available for this at a very reasonable rate - and a delightful person to be with! Also, we enjoyed wandering out on the farm and petting the young camels. They are probably the best-cared for camels on the planet!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Sidi Abdellah Riat, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool
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Ranked #105 of 187 Specialty Lodging in Marrakech
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Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to our secret garden! Nestled at the foot of the Atlas mountains, close enough to visit to the souks yet light years away from the hustle and bustle of Marrakech. A charming working Berber farm with a modern twist. Delicious seasonal food. Generous rooms with four posters. Unique artwork. Ipod docks and home cinema. With only 4 rooms it is an intimate country home. A kiss for you from Humphrey and Bogart our pet camels! ... more   less 

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