Need To Know
26, including 7 family suites.
12 noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from £104.90 (MAD1,300), including tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of MAD30.00 per room per night on check-out.
Rates include a Continental breakfast of Moroccan pancakes, breads, home-made jams, cooked eggs, fruit salad and fresh orange juice, as well as tea, coffee and hot chocolate. Children Children stay free in cots; extra beds (MAD110) for under-12s can be added to all but Relax, Romantic and Luxe rooms.
In the bathrooms, you'll find a mini hamman kit stocked with local argan-oil products.
The hotel closes for two or three weeks between January and February.
At the hotel
Spa, swimming pools, restaurants, bar, botanical gardens with access to surrounding countryside and riverbed, boutique, terrace, lounge with fireplace, library, pétanque pitch, free WiFi in common areas.
In your room
Bathrobes, slippers, Les Sens de Marrakech toiletries.
Our favourite rooms
The four-bedroom villas, set close to the main house, are just right for large families. Each has a garden with a private heated pool, and one even has a pétanque pitch. With kids’ bedrooms, bunk beds and space for extra beds, many of the hotel’s rooms are perfect for families. In the main house, Family Rooms have a double bedroom and another room with two single bunk beds; some come with a terrace and a small outside garden. The Douaria Rooms are small self-contained houses perfect for large families, with a lounge area, a double bedroom, a twin room and space for two extra cot beds. Under the main dome, the spacious Royal Suite has two terraces, a double bedroom with a fireplace, a second bedroom with twin beds, lots of space for another bed or two in the spacious lounge and – best of all – two bathrooms.
The family-friendly pool is heated all year round, with a very shallow end within the main pool perfect for small children, and some changing rooms nearby. It’s not supervised, but there are plenty of sunloungers from which to keep an eye on little ones. The adults-only infinity pool is a chic rectangular affair, tiled in blood-red and peacock-green zellige, surrounded by wrought-iron day-beds and straw parasols. It’s heated from October to May and the perfect setting for some quiet sun-worshipping or purposeful laps. Both pools are open from sunrise to sunset.
The atmospheric marble-lined spa (open 10am–8pm, last treatment at 7pm) has two calming treatment rooms and two hammams. The region is famed for its precious argan oil, harvested by local women’s co-operatives; argan-tree bark is used to heat the eucalyptus-scented steam rooms, and the pulp for scrubs. Perfumed black-soap exfoliation, hot-stone massages and algae wraps leave skin prepped for the North African sun. The spa welcomes children too: under-12s can get mini-priced 30-minute massages, manicures or pedicures (MAD300).
Don't forget your wetsuits: the windswept beaches are better for surfers than shallow-paddlers.
The hotel offers daytime babysitting for parents wanting to make the most of the area’s surf spots, but make sure you arrange this when booking your room.
Pets are welcome, and stay free, but you’ll need to bring their bedding and food with you.