About Riad 12
Elegant and sophisticated, Riad 12 functions as both a private rental and guest-house. With just three rooms it offers a classical kind of chic; comfortably minimal on a white and beige palette with a courtyard plunge pool, sumptuous TV lounge and library well-stocked with books and DVDs, plus a roaring fire-place to gather around in the winter. Quality art works, antique doors and a secluded roof terrace with outdoor shower make this is the natural choice for families and groups travelling together seeking a quiet retreat to call their own.
Ines, 35 square metres
Rania, 30 square metres
Camelia, 35 square metres
Right on the edge of Dar El Bacha this is one of the medina’s most desirable locations: Armani and Bvlgari will both open Riads here soon. The royal palace of Dar El Bacha itself is slated to become a museum, meanwhile it’s still used by visiting friends and family of the king
Alessia’s insider tips
Get a vitamin fix at Terrasse des Épices where fresh squeezed juices and modern Moroccan fare is served on a designer rooftop terrace; stock up on Moroccan travel books at Librerie Dar El Bacha and hand-made soaps and perfumes at L’Art du Bain. For brunch with class check out the new menu at Dar Zellij.
Rates are in Euro, per room, per night.