“A bijou oasis in the medina: 7 rooms overlooking a beautiful courtyard, with a pool, pampering service and a panoramic roof terrace”
Each room and suite is individually decorated, with shuttered windows and French doors that bring in plenty of sunlight. The poetically named rooms open directly onto an arched walkway overlooking the inner courtyard. Most are doubles, but Cinamon and Ivoire can be set up as twins on request. We loved Jasmine's fireplace - perfect for cosy winter evenings.
The suites are much more private. Oulidia is tucked around the corner and it's double bedroom has stairs leading up to a private area of the roof terrace. Largest is the 2-storey Dome Suite, a mini palace with a separate lounge, delicate white fretwork, cut-metal lamps and intricately painted woodwork. Stunning.
Gorgeous Moroccan details include herringbone bejmat floors, Berber rugs, hand-carved bedside tables, traditional black-wood ceilings and velvet curtains pooling by the door. Ensuite shower bathrooms have dark polished tadelakt walls and traditional copper fittings.
Luxurious amenities include Egyptian cotton sheets and towels, robes and slippers, artisan soaps and shampoos, complimentary bottled water, and vases of fresh flowers.
A traditional breakfast is served every morning on the roof terrace, in the courtyard or in the dining room. Expect fresh bread, Moroccan pastries, homemade jams from sister hotel The Capaldi, freshly squeezed orange juice, coffee and tea, fruit salad, yoghurt and a choice of eggs.
Lunches and dinners can be ordered with a few hours’ notice; the manager will discuss the menu with you. Our supper was an absolute feast of Moroccan dishes, including delicious pastillas, lamb tagine, spiced vegetables and butter-soft poached pear for pudding. There’s also a short but well-chosen wine list.
Staff are always happy to recommend restaurants, make reservations and even walk you there and back. Le Foundouk, an easy stroll from the hotel, is known for its authentic Moroccan cuisine, stylish interiors and lovely roof terrace.