Editor’s pick • Top 3 Marrakech hotels
Hotel du Trésor
The Trésor is indeed a little treasure. This small hotel blends Moroccan features with mid-century accessories to create a retro look. The glam, white-tiled patio, dotted with Saarinen tulip chairs and tables, has a deep plunge pool and is shaded by a leafy orange tree. At this price, so close to Jemaa El Fna, it’s a steal.
77 derb Sidi Boulokat, off rue Riad Zitoun El-Kedim. +212 524 37 51 13. Doubles from €48.
A handsome mix of English country mansion and Moroccan townhouse pepped up with 1960s and art deco vintage pieces, Dar Doukkala is a very cool, slightly unkempt, homely place to stay. Its rooms are filled with gorgeous period details and furnishings and the lusciously overgrown garden courtyard and terrace pool seal the deal.
83 Arset Aouzal, off rue Bab Doukkala. +212 524 38 34 44. Doubles from £114.
This desert-chic retreat, blended with urban cool, is a big hit with hipsters, artists and young families alike. Banker-turned-entrepreneur Redha Moali has fashioned a funky hotel with a social responsibility ethos. Embedded into the unusual hotel landscape are spacious villas, a restaurant, pool, the Salon Mahler for films and talks, and the on-site cultural centre, supported by income from the hotel.
Route de l’Ourika, km13, Tassoultante, Canal Zabara. +212 525 06 50 00. Doubles from £130.