Need to know
12, including 10 suites.
Noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $215.90 (€183), excluding tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €2.60 per person per night on check-out.
Rates include a traditional Moroccan breakfast, return transfers from Marrakech Menara Airport, spa access, and tea and pastries on arrival.
Belgian architect Charles Kaisin designed the hotel, which took 10 years to complete. Each room’s furnishings are bespoke and Kaisin’s designs update traditional Berber patterns and palettes. Artists should hang out in the colourful lounge, where walls are bedecked with woven cubes, which create an abstract, pixellated depiction of Djemaa El-Fna.
At the hotel
Spa, terrace, lounge and library, and free WiFi throughout. In rooms: a TV, working fireplace, under-floor heating, a minibar and free bottled water.
Our favourite rooms
The Deluxe Rooms with Private Terrace are airy and courtyard-spying; we love their traditional ogee-arch fireplaces and secluded outdoor spaces. For a ravishingly-regal lodging, check into a Senior Suite with Private Terrace, where you’ll find an oversized marble bath tub, sculpted wall furnishings and ornate marquetry on the magnificent bed’s headboard.
The bijou, blue, Zellige-tiled pool (18sq m) is sunk into the roof terrace; it’s heated year-round and open to adults only. After dark, it’s romantically lantern-lit.
The tempting Almaha spa has a traditional, marble-lined steam room; two hammams; a Jacuzzi; and two treatment rooms. Choose from traditional black-soap scrubs, shoulder-loosening Ayurvedic massages and reflexology treatments, all using locally-sourced products.
Bring an extra-large suitcase to stash your market-sourced spices in.
The courtyard’s reflecting pool is at its best after dark, when it refills itself every evening.
This restful riad is better suited to couples.