La Maison Arabe

1, Derb Assehbe, Bab Doukkala, Marrakesh, Marrakech-Tensift-Al Haouz, Morocco

Situated at the edge of the medina with easy access to parking, taxis, and the main Djemâa el Fna square, La Maison Arabe is a stylish and sought-after address for those seeking exceptional Moroccan hospitality. 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 that's one of the best in Marrakesh. Most rooms have a fireplace and a balcony, and the hotel has a small (oddly placed) swimming pool and sun terraces above. There is a luxurious spa and hammam and guests also have access to a country club just outside Marrakesh, with a 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.

PROS

  • lots of little nooks
  • renowned cooking school
  • exemplary service

CONS

  • some rooms are small
  • the outdoor restaurant overlooks the pool
  • often fully booked

Location

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Historical
Sophisticated
Central
Grande Dame

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 0524-38–70–10

HOTEL DETAILS

26 rooms
Rate Includes: Breakfast

What’s Nearby


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