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“Easy shopping” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Ensemble Artisanal

Ensemble Artisanal
Avenue Mohammed V, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
+212 5243-86758
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Ranked #8 of 70 Shopping in Marrakech
Type: Art Galleries, Specialty Shops
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Easy shopping”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Not quite the experience of the souks but certainly less stressful! everything has a price and this removes the need to haggle. there are some really beautiful things for sale here. It is also a great way to know what prices to pay in the souks. We looked at some paintings here but didn't see anything which really took our fancy - however we did price certain artists and sizes of paintings which meant when we went to the souks that evening we were able to get two decent sized paintings for 650DHS rather than 1100DHS! worth a trip! very pretty inside too!

Visited May 2014
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“Henna tattoo at the ensemble artisanal”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Tourist guides for Marrakech warn you, not to get a henna tattoo at the "Square", because there is no control about professionalism and toxic ingredients like PPD. But if you think, you are better off, if you go to the Ensemble Artisanal, you are wrong. The young woman, who is doing henna tattoos there, uses PPD without any warnings. My daughter got a terrible infection and a dramatic allergic reaction after getting a tattoo there. She will suffer for the rest of her life from it. Therefore, don't go for a henna tattoo at the ensemble artisanal - there are other shops, however, which offer quite good products. I don't want to condemn the whole institutions.

Visited April 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Worth a visit.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Just like the inner pay off the souk, you get to see craftsmen at work and products to purchase. It's a good place to gage the price of local handicrafts. The cafe serves good and cheap food too.

Visited April 2014
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“Relaxing shopping”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This place is great for a browse. If you have no idea what typical moroccan goods should cost you are obviously going to be completely lost and ripped of in the souks. It does have the same goods that you can get anywhere else, but here you can relax and really have a look at things without it being assumed that you are going to buy. It has a selection of shops each specialising in something from lanterns to baskets and so it also really showcases the beautiful crafts unique to morocco. Although the building does not look like much from the outside, as with many buildings in morocco it is beautiful on the inside. I love the perfume shop here as you can really explore the scents without feeling under pressure. If you want a scent that can bring you back to marrakech in an instant, buy a small block of amber perfume leave it in a drawer.....

Visited April 2014
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Alberta, Canada
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“Interesting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

It was fun to shop here after our souk visit to buy the items that we still needed. Quite different from the souks, no worrying about being hit with a donkey cart or scooters!
You need to shop in the Ensemble and the Souk, both very different experience, both with advantages and disadvantages.
The interior of the Ensemble is worth seeing, tile work, flowers, all exquisite.
There's an ATM on site, a spot for a light lunch, and a henna artist.

Visited April 2014
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