Owner Fabrizio Ruspoli created this small hotel for those craving old-fashioned charm: his hotel artfully blends Moorish and European design, and each of the four courtyards offers grandeur on an intimate scale. Beautiful carved wooden paneling leads you through the old wing to discover the cool inner patio, reading rooms, piano bar, and an elegant Moroccan restaurant. Most rooms have a fireplace and a balcony, and the hotel has a small (oddly placed) swimming pool and
sun terraces above. Guests have access to a country club just outside Marrakesh, with large pool and gardens. The house was once a famous restaurant, the first to serve Moroccan cuisine to such notables as Winston Churchill and Jackie Kennedy. Breakfast and afternoon tea are complimentary, and the service is excellent.