Spread across fourteen acres at the foot of the Atlas mountains, Fellah Hotel is more like a village than a hotel. This luxury hotel in Marrakech, Morocco, is the labor of love of a French couple with North African roots. Their influences are eclectic which is clearly visible from the hotel’s interiors: mid modern vintage furniture pieces are combined with traditional furniture made by Moroccan craftsmen.
The beautiful villas have lovely outdoor terraces which offer stunning views of beautiful gardens and the breathtaking Atlas Mountains. (more…)
Dar Kawa is a beautiful five-star accommodation in the heart of the Marrakech medina. The old riad has been restored together with Belgian architect Quentin Wilbaux. The owner, Valerie Barkowski, looked for a way to combine the house’s seventeenth-century Saadian architecture with modern comfort and style, bringing the house firmly into the twenty-first century.
Only traditional materials were used for the restoration and the basic structure of the house was left intact. The decor is deliberately simple, yet authentic, with great attention paid to details, quality and service. (more…)
Dar Rafti is a beautiful restored riad in the exotic city of Fez in Morocco. The stunningly decorated riad is owned by the jewellery designers of Bouvier.
During a visit to Morocco the Australian couple fell in love with the rich culture and colours, the fabulous food and beautiful, generous people in this mystical part of the world. This trip ultimately led to the purchase and restoration of an ancient residence in Fez situated right in the heart of the city’s bustling medina. (more…)
Peacock Pavilions in Marrakech is on my personal (wish)list of places to stay. It has been since owner Maryam announced on her blog My Marrakech that she was building this guest house. I knew from the start that it was going to be fabulous!
Maryam, who is originally fro the US, is a freelance photographer, travel and lifestyle writer, often reporting on food, shopping, spas, and other fun experiences in Marrakech. Currently she is doing a coffee table book – part memoir and part Moroccan interior design treatise – for a major US publisher. Besides all this, she is trying to save the world as an international human rights and democracy specialist. (more…)
After moving from London 10 years ago, interior designers Emma Wilson and Graham Carter bought an 18th century house in Essaouira, Morocco. They spent two years fixing the place up until it was ready for receiving guests. The 4 storey villa Dar Beida is built around a central courtyard and outfitted with a mix of eclectic colorful lighting and furnishings mainly from the 1960’s era.
On the ground level there is a library connecting to a chill out room with fire place. Out in the courtyard is a fountain and rest area. On the 1st floor there is an open plan fully equipped kitchen/diner at one end, a living space with stereo in the middle and two fire places and a moulded bedroom and shower room towards the back.The 2nd floor has two double bedrooms with pod fire places in each. In between the bedrooms is a curved bathroom with skylight. (more…)
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