Need to know
Just five romantic suites.
Noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 2pm.
Double rooms from $423.19 (€392), excluding tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €2.50 per person per night on check-out.
Rates usually include Continental breakfast, a lavish spread of breads and pastries, cheeses, eggs any-which-way, fresh fruit and juices, and strong coffee or teas.
Take afternoon tea under the painted pergola on one of the roof terraces, or at a table set amid its many flower-filled urns. The view stretches out to the Atlas Mountains. Perfumed with orange-blossom, honeysuckle and rose, the rooftop ’s set for snoozy summer cocktail hours.
At the hotel
Courtyard gardens, hammam, twin roof terraces, lounge and dining room, and free WiFi. In rooms: artwork and antiques picked by Conran himself, free seasonal fruit and bottled water, handmade Egyptian-cotton linens, air-conditioning and Le Sens de Marrakech toiletries.
Our favourite rooms
We’ve got designs on the upper-level suites; best booked for soft-focus romance. Set overlooking the courtyard, each has a huge private terrace with voile curtains you can pull across when you need some alone time. Interiors are just as seductive: the pristine Egyptian-cotton linens in the white four-poster beds are begging to be rumpled.
It’s rare for a riad in the Medina to have a lap pool, so the 10-metre one in the courtyard is a welcome surprise hidden amid the garden’s luxuriant trees and flowering plants. It’s heated in the summer months, and after dark it’s lit by candles and lanterns. Couples can chill out side-by-side on a pair of sunloungers shaded by a peppermint-striped parasol, while servers waft over with drinks at the dozy nod of a sun hat.
There’s no spa, but the hotel has a small, green-tadelakt hammam for steaming, black-soap scrubbing and hardcore exfoliation with a traditional kessa mitt (it’s really quite pleasant and skin-softening).
A wide-brimmed hat and a fan for days spent on the terrace, a page-turner and a ballpark budget for your interior revamp once you return home.
On request, a local therapist can set up a massage table in your suite.
The glamour! The passion! The winding stairs and pool with no gate! This riad is for over-18s only, to maintain its wonderful sense of serenity.