We've hand-picked the very best boutique and luxury hotels in Africa to bring you our collection of stylish romantic retreats. Find your perfect hotel and get the low-down on holidays in Africa – just choose your destination from the list below…
Hide away within the walls of Kasbah Tamadot: you'll spend your days wandering its peaceful courtyards and intriguing stairways, exploring its glorious grounds and taking it its heavenly High Atlas views. Our top pick of the compound's deluxe suites is the antique-packed Aman Room, with its roomy terrace and private pool…
Escape from the bustle of the medina to your marvellous Marrakchi escape, Dar Nanka: it’s a peaceful hideaway with a swimming pool surrounded by palm trees, terracotta plant pots and cast-iron sculptures. Survey the scene from your suite’s private terrace, admire the decadent decor (the villa is awash with the owners’ myriad antiques) or just retire to your four-poster bed.
This awe-inspiring, 19th-century confection of a hotel was created by a Parisian party planner, and a chic sense of occasion carries through every hidden herb garden, secret candlelit terrace and spacious Superior Suite: each room is swathed in silks and packed with antique treasures, and the Atlas Mountain views are amazing. The most romantic touch, though, might be what isn’t there: each suite is TV- and telephone-free.
When the mercury soars in the Moroccan summer, this is the coolest place to be. Plunge into the pool in your private garden or splash in your outdoor shower… then lie back on your king-size bed surrounded by spectacular marble pillars. This feng shui-influenced edge-of-Palmeraie palace has sumptuous spa and five-star service, and the sprawling Balinese-style grounds are are almost as gorgeous as the fashionable clientele.