La Maison Arabe
Authentic décor, fine dining and wonderful service combine for an enchanting Moroccan experience.
Nestled in the walls of Marrakech’s medina, La Maison Arabe provides an oasis of calm away from the bustling souks. It’s small enough to offer a warm, welcoming atmosphere and personalised service, yet large enough to provide plenty of secluded spots to relax.
Fine dining is offered at Le Restaurant, where you can sample an exclusive Moroccan menu underneath a hand-painted zouaké ceiling accompanied by Arab-Andalucian music, or outside on a flower-filled patio listening to the trickling fountains. Enter Les Trois Saveurs, lit by teardrop-shaped lanterns, and enjoy French, Moroccan and Asian cuisine inside or al fresco on the poolside terrace. As night falls, head to the 1930s-style Piano-Jazz Bar for classic pre and post-dinner drinks. There’s also a refreshing central swimming pool in a courtyard strewn with olive trees and roses, and a new spa with two hammams.
If you do want to get a little further out of the centre, then make the most of the hotel’s exclusive Country Club, just 15 minutes away by free shuttle service, where you’ll find a second pool in lush gardens and a further restaurant, Le Figuier. Back at the hotel, rooms and suites are housed in two buildings – patio side and garden side – that surround the swimming pool. Each is unique in décor and layout – most feature a fireplace and terrace, and all have a Moroccan marble bathroom and Wi-Fi.
Intimate and tranquil, these smaller hotels offer a warm welcome and excellent personalised service. They are hideaway havens that offer the perfect place to unwind, wherever the destination.
At the edge of the medina, just two minutes’ walk from the souks and ten minutes from Djemma el-Fna
36 rooms and suites
Good to know
Minimum stay: 5 nights 20 Dec-10 Jan.
• Tee off at one of the golf courses close to the Country Club* • Book a half day workshop at the cooking school* • Take the shuttle to the Country Club
3 restaurants, bar
Breakfast by the pool or in your room
*Denotes local charge