Proof that staying in a beautiful riad with elegant rooms does not have to break the bank, this Moroccan-run guesthouse is a real treasure, newly extended to add a second tier of rooms. A tiled fountain occupies center stage in the upstairs patio and keeps you cool in summer; for winter evenings there's a luxuriant salon with fireplace, cedarwood ceilings, and a library of books to browse. Rooms are all tastefully furnished and finished with tadelakt walls, subtle lighting,
and sculpted stucco details. There's a lovely roof terrace for breakfast (included in the rates); other meals can be arranged in advance.
128, Riad Zitouen Lakdim, Marrakesh, Morocco