Need to know
Six suites: five doubles and a twin/double.
11am, but flexible. Check-in, 2pm.
Double rooms from $135.55 (MAD1,364), excluding tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of MAD30.00 per person per night on check-out.
Rates include breakfast, morning coffee, afternoon mint tea and and homemade cake, a daily MK cocktail at 6pm and, for stays of three nights or more, airport transfers. Four-night minimum stay in high season.
You can tailor-make an in-room honour bar to your taste – just let the riad know your preferences before you arrive and staff will ensure it’s stocked with your favourite goodies. Otherwise, you’ll find such luxuries as Veuve Clicquot, mineral water and even Haribo sweets. Spa treatments can be arranged, and a delicious spread of food and drink, including home-made cake and mint tea is served in the afternoon.
At the hotel
Spa, hammam, iPad, camera and flip video for guest use, small library of books and DVDs, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: hand-made beds with Maison de Blanc bed linen, sound system with preloaded iPod. All rooms include a mobile phone, with credit.
Our favourite rooms
Thanks to the incredible mattresses (the same type that the king himself likes to slumber on), and the super-luxurious 600-thread count Egyptian cotton sheets, you’re guaranteed a good night’s sleep whichever suite you nest in. If you want a bit more space, Room 1, the master suite, is twice as big as the other five, with high ceilings, hanging silks and chandeliers and a gorgeous tadelakt bathroom. Room 5 can be used as a twin bed and Room 6 is the quirkiest, with exposed beams, hanging silks in orange and crimson, and windows looking out onto the street – its ensuite, with a walk-in shower is also rather luxe. If you'd like lots of light and a few special treats (a candlelit petal-strewn bath and a bottle of bubbly) stay in golden-hued Room 3.
The curvy plunge pool in the courtyard spreads like a teardrop from the wide fireplace in the courtyard. (The resident rubber duck seems to like it, too).
Purge your luggage of gadgetry – each of the riad’s rooms comes with a preloaded iPod and a mobile phone – with credit and useful numbers included.
There's a fireplace-fitted smoking room – with a few shisha pipes and a cigar box – if you need to light up. The riad also offers cooking lessons and has an alcohol licence.
Unless you book the whole riad, it’s over-12s only. An extra bed can be added to rooms 1 or 3 for MAD550 a night (MAD690 in high season, MAD415 in low). Board games and a children’s menu (with adaptable meals) are available on request.