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.
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Posted on November 25, 2010 by James Robbins
Kate and William’s wedding on 29 April 2011 means we can look forward to a triple rollover of bank holiday weekends and short working weeks. Technically, if your boss allows, you can stretch your Easter holiday to 11 days – while only using three days holiday allowance. Which is a bonus. So Stylist have hunted around for the best deals for late April. And if you book now you’ll be getting a bargain too.
Peace In Morocco
Half an hour outside Marrakech is Tigmi, a rustic, restorative retreat that is far away enough from the mayhem of Marrakech, but near enough for a daytime visit to haggle in the souks. The hotel is run like a private house and has an infinity pool, hammam treatments and stunning views of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains.
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