Auberge Du Sud \ Merzouga \ Morocco

Located at the base of the spectacular Erg Chebbi Dunes in South Morocco sits Auberge Du Sud, a spectaular desert oasis. Offering luxurious Saharan-style rooms at the hotel, camel trekking, Sahara desert tents and stunning suites in the exclusive Riad, there is something for everyone. It truly is the unique location and proximity to the mythical desert that sets Auberge Du Sud apart. Get swept away in the magical energy of the Sahara...

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Riad Anayela \ Marrakech \ Morocco

Named after a note left by a 16 year old girl that was unearthed in the restoration process, Anayela literally means "I am Yela", and with it, a clandestine love story that was hammered into the vast silver doors throughout the house by one of the most renowned calligraphers in Morocco. German entrepreneur Bernd Kolb lovingly restored the gorgeous 300-year-old city palace using only traditional Moroccan craftsmanship, with the entire restoration carried out by hand by more than 100 artisans. In typical palace design, the boutique hotel revolves around a central courtyard with heated limestone pool and features a stunning rooftop terrace that overlooks the historic medina. Complimenting the natural berber-style color palette, the palace is filled with beautiful furnishings, every piece designed by Kolb and finished by Moroccan artisans, creating a hushed sanctuary which is an art piece in itself.

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Riad ZamZam \ Marrakech \ Morocco

Located in the heart of the ancient Medina in Marrakech, this beautiful boutique hotel is a traditional riad with 7 rooms and suites, a lavish sitting room with magnificent fireplace, a shady courtyard, refreshing plunge pool, and rooftop terrace with views to the Atlas Mountains. Using only the best local artisans and materials, Riad ZamZam was lovingly restored and beautifully decorated with Moroccan fabrics and handicrafts, French antiques and African Art. This is the ideal place to rest and restore balance from your adventures in the incredible city of Marrakech.

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Dar Bo \ Essaouira \ Morocco

Located in the heart of the old town of Essaouira right next to a colorful square, this bright 4 bedroom home is adorned with handcrafted furniture and artisan pieces, creating a zen and relaxing experience. Built over 3 floors, this oasis offers a large living room, a kitchen, and 3 terraces to enjoy the lovely year-round temperatures of this idyllic, ancient town. There are 2 rooms each on 2 floors (1 double bedroom, 2 triple bedrooms with a double and single bed, and 1 twin room with 2 single beds). Rooms are bright and airy, decorated with natural colors and materials. Watch the sun set over the ocean on the upper terraces, then enjoy the warmth of the fireplace in the salon.

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Riad Baladin \ Essaouira

Located in the 'Dar Skala' neighborhood of the medina in Essaouira, Riad Baladin is perfectly situated just steps from the water and minutes from the main square and port. Made up of two interconnected houses, Riad Baladin is an oasis of tranquility with 10 rooms, all simply decorated with a beautiful blend of Moroccan style and contemporary design using lots of natural materials such as the custom-designed canopy beds. Guests can enjoy fantastic views from one of the many rooftop patios, relax in the shade of one of the lounges to escape the mid-day heat, or warm up by the fireplace on chilly evenings. 

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P'tit Habibi \ Marrakech \ Morocco

Fusing local artisan craft with modern design, this chic riad feels more like a private residence than a boutique riad. The five-bedroom 'Little House of Happiness' was designed by the Norwegian owner and architect Knut Hovland, who beautifully blends Moroccan design with a Scandinavian aesthetic, giving this peaceful hideaway a somewhat eclectic and rock 'n' roll feel. Geometric hand-cut floor tiles, James Bond-esque gold and mother of pearl chandelier, intricate hand-carved walls, richly embroidered cushions. Cool down in the rooftop plunge pool, enjoy a sundowner overlooking the golden-hued city, or stay in and enjoy a film in the private cinema. Whatever your desire, nothing is too much trouble for the wonderful staff who are there to help and create a memorable experience that will have you wishing you could make this your home away from home!

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Palacio de Las Especias \ Marrakech \ Morocco

Located within the heart of the Marrakech medina, The Palacio de las Especias is a stunning 19th Century home, beautifully restored into a 7 room guesthouse by owners Jose and Higinio. Once owned by a family of spice merchants, the building was updated with all the modern comforts while maintaining the original architecture to respect its historical past. With cool patios, a courtyard pool and fountains, and a rooftop terrace, this chic retreat is the ultimate hideaway of relaxation and tranquility.

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