Dar Ahlam - Relais & Chateau

3 nights from £ 1,169 per person
Example price for the next 21 days. Based on 2 adults including All inclusive as part of a multi centre holiday (no flights or transfers included).
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South & Sahara desert hotels, Ouarzazate & Skoura

A traditional Kasbah surrounded by a Garden of Eden, on two hectares of land. The property is located at the gateway to the Southern Moroccan desert, 40km east of Ouarzazate, in a palm grove named Skoura.

Relais and Chateaux

ABOUT

Lavish and luxurious, Dar Ahlam translates as the ‘House of Dreams’ for a reason.  A renovated, 19th century kasbah (fort), this is a sleepy paradise that will inspire the most sceptical naysayer.  Narrow passages lead to lantern-lit courtyards and secret terraces with conversation-ending views; all around are Balinese artefacts, muslin curtains, cushion-filled crannies.  Outside, there’s a 4,500-acre palmeraie; beyond that, only the endless Sahara...

ROOMS

The nine suites and four villas are simple but elegant, including big, stylish bathrooms with good water pressure.  All are spacious, and all have air-conditioning, under-floor heating, and fireplaces.  Villas have the additional lure of terraces and private, heated pools.

FACILITIES

Out in the landscaped gardens, past pomegranate hedges and date palms, await a heated stone pool, outdoor massage tents, a Jacuzzi and a small spa providing clay scrubs.  Dinners – traditional Moroccan with modern twists, followed by delectable French naughties – take place in a different location each day: one night you’ll be tucking into tagine within an olive grove, the next sinking macaroons in the grand salon.  Afterwards, order a grenadine and repair to the rooftop for some tipsy stargazing.

EXTRA INFO

A limitless menu of excursions are available: sunrise champagne picnics in the Valley of Roses; overnight camping in the Sahara; quad-biking; camel treks through almond blossom glades; stallion rides to a nearby Lake; visits to local co-operatives, and so on.  There are also cookery lessons and Wi-Fi, both free.


 

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Max Lawrence - MD Lawrence of Morocco

When travelling around Morocco it is not (contrary to common belief) necessary for women to ‘cover up’ out of respect for local modesty traditions. Morocco is a very mixed society with Moroccans who dress as westerners and more traditional families dressing in a more traditional way.

The only areas of the country where it is advisable for women to cover up their legs and shoulders would be in some parts of the High Atlas Mountains (very remote areas) where the locals are rarely visited by foreigners. It is highly unlikely that you will be visiting these areas on any holiday arranged by Lawrence of Morocco.

Max Lawrence, Owner

First travelled to Morocco in 1986. Lived and worked in Marrakech for 12 years.