The Guardian: Special Places to Stay in Morocco
Posted on January 12, 2011 by Arabella Robbins
From city riads to mountain retreats, Morocco has plenty of stylish hideaways. Alastair Sawday, publisher of the Special Places to Stay guides, picks 20 favourites:
Max’s hilltop retreat is a cluster of reconstructed village houses between Marrakesh and the mountains. You are led onwards and upwards through endless courtyards, corridors, arches and alcoves where light and dark play games with your eyes and level-changes confuse your geography. The peace of the place can now take over. Materials and forms are organic: irregular walls of stone and plaster, tadelakt bathrooms, quietly furnished bedrooms for rest and refreshment. The monastic serenity does not preclude gentle yet high-class hotel service.