Rate includes daily breakfast and a VIP welcome of Moroccan mint tea and pastries
Ten minutes from bustling Marrackech and close to La Palmeraie’s golf courses
Contemporary artwork and sculptures in walled gardens and courtyards
Five swimming pools; the best is the vast central pool in the garden
What To Know
A city tax of approximately $3 per person, per night, will be collected by the hotel at checkout
English-speaking staff is friendly, not fawning
Parking on site
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Offbeat escape 10 minutes outside Marrakech, with Zen-like rooms, five swimming pools and modern art
You'll find nary a stereotypical Moroccan touch in this tin lantern and velour cushion–free hotel. Instead, Dar Sabra trades on a chic, cosmopolitan vibe throughout its recently refurbished rooms and suites. Surrounded by pale pink adobe walls, the hotel reveals its modern edge in gardens with rare art sculptures like a topiary bull and a 10-foot-tall steel gorilla.
Bed and Bath
The recently refurbished modern wing houses vast contemporary suites that feature comfy platform beds, pendant cage lamps and bathrooms with deep plunge bathtubs and walk-in showers. Each shares a 650-foot lap pool and has its own private courtyard with colorful Pop Art frescos by artist Erró. In the older wing, themed suites, such as Art Deco, Moroccan and Nomad, blend a Zen vibe with such stately touches as spiral wood columns, wall tapestries and animal-print bedspreads. Slightly removed is the two-bedroom Villa di Rosa, which has a private entrance and a lap pool.
The contemporary art collection, assembled by owner François Chaputot, forms a sort of offbeat alfresco gallery. Chaputot also hosts private art tours and extends invitations to guests to join him for family-style dinners. The hotel's restaurant dishes up Moroccan, French or Asian cuisine using the freshest produce, and you can choose to take breakfast and lunch outside overlooking the pool or in the Berber tent. Days are spent sipping cocktails by the five pools, playing a match of table (or full-size) tennis and winding down with an exfoliating body scrub or a Moroccan tonic massage at the spa.