Need to know
Seven spacious suites.
10am, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
At the hotel
Indoor pool, rooftop, spa with hammam, two patios, restaurant. In rooms: WiFi, TV, safe, heated floors, bottled water, organic Nectarome products. Three of the suites are kitted out with fireplaces.
Our favourite rooms
All seven suites are tastefully decorated, but we love the ground-floor Alba suite with it’s fireplace and floor pouffes. Those wanting a view of the action might opt for the Beni Abs suite – its indoor terrace looks down to the swimming pool.
Palm trees, pouffes and a floor-to-ceiling mirror (positioned to reflect the riad, not your face mid-front crawl) border Antara’s small, solar-heated pool. Despite its size you can still get your laps in, thanks to its counter-current swimming technology.
Relax travel-tired muscles in the two-person hammam, a traditional Arab escape from the medina melee. There’s a treatment room for traditional hot-stone and herbal massages, too.
More is more in Marrakech, so bring your loudest fits to compete with the medina mania.
The hammam and pool are heated by solar panels; LED bulbs are used throughout the riad; and the restaurant reduces its carbon emissions by working with small, local producers that use sustainable and organic practices.