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Tucked away in The Kasbah – the oldest neighbourhood in Marrakech and once the site of the Royal Stables – Almaha is a boutique 12 room Riad designed by Belgian architect Charles Kaisin.
Almaha fuses the traditions and style of Moroccan craftsmanship with a more contemporary edge, epitomised by 'the pixel room' which is clad in 23,000 diamond shaped silk panels, each printed with an image of life in the bustling Jemaa el Fna.
The 12 guestrooms and suites are individually designed, with features including fireplaces, intricately carved cedar wood doors, and marble bathrooms. Each room offers the usual expected hotel amenities, as well as underfloor heating - a treat during cooler winter nights. Some Suites also offer a private terrace. With just 12 guestrooms and suites, the emphasis at Almaha is very much on a tailored, personalised experience for each guest.
Facilities at Almaha include a central patio and swimming pool at the heart of the riad, as well as a lounge, restaurant and spa with two private Hammams.
The library at Almaha is the perfect example of attention to detail which runs throughout the Riad - each of the 1083 books have carefully been folded to show a letter on the spine which, together, create a wall size print of the poem 'Invitation to Voyage' by Charles Baudelaire.
Charlotte C, Original Traveller