We recently had our wedding at Beldi Country Club in mid April, and it could not have been more magical. We chose Beldi because of the organic beauty of this place and the extraordinary hotel buildings and grounds which are beyond breathtaking, especially the rose fields when in full bloom, which sit beneath a panorama of the Atlas mountains. There are many beautiful places to stay in Marrakech most of which we have visited (when trying to book a wedding venue), but Beldi has to be one of the most special, in terms of the design and the overall ambience of the place. It is a characterful blend of Provence and Marrakech, with it's organic olive groves, fragrant flowers and Moroccan inspired architecture. The fragrance of roses reaches you wherever you are and it has to be one of the most relaxing places we have ever visited.
The hotel is well managed, but there is still some work to do here, perhaps to make the restaurant run more effectively, this would not put us off returning to Beldi though, especially for a warm Spring or Autumn weekend, where you can take time to relax by the pool, or take a pottery class or have some delicious lunch at the Beldi club enjoying the beautiful surroundings.
We hope that the recent terrorism in Marrakech doesn't stop tourists from visiting the city, as it really is a gem, and staying just outside the city at Beldi is even better, because it is in complete contrast to the busy frantic atmosphere in the medina. If you like places of contrast, you'll be sure to like Marrakech.
It's probably not the best hotel for young children, and the food for children probably isn't varied enough, however this shouldn't deter you from visiting this beautiful place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Just 10 minutes from the center of Marrakech, The Hotel by Beldi sits in the magnificent 14 hectares of the Beldi Country Club. Here you will find a charming blend of Moroccan tradition and French chic. A green oasis of charm, ancient olive trees, stylish swimming pools and restaurants with views across the rose gardens to the Atlas Mountains. The 28 suites, exquisitely and individually furnished in the Beldi style, have been built to resemble a Moroccan village, with its narrow alleyway's, shady court yards and riads. The hotel has a swimming pool reserved for residents only, surrounded by olive trees and gardens. There is a garden restaurant and an indoor winter restaurant with a fireplace. There is one tennis courts and a delightful small 'home cinema'. During the winter, the swimming pool in the orangeraie of the Beldi is heated. ... more less