North Africa

Exclusive guide to the best holiday destinations in North Africa, independent reviews from award-winning travel writers

Le Jardin des Douars, Essaouira, Morocco

26/11/2022 by .
Le Jardin des Douars

Where do you go when Cannes is too chilly, and you have tired of Nice? Michael Edwards checks out Essaouira’s Le Jardin des Douars.

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Riad Spice, Marrakech

29/06/2020 by .
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Michael Edwards visits Riad Spice in the heart of Marrakech’s historic souk. Another memorable addition to the riads owned by English couple Lucie and Mike Wood.

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Kasbah Angour Hotel, Marrakech

09/03/2020 by .
Kasbah Angour tower

Unlike so many hotels in the foothills of the Atlas which are really suburban outposts of Marrakech with mountain views, Kasbah Angour is the real thing.

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Jardin Des Douars Essaouira Hotel

05/03/2020 by .
Jardin des Douars pool

If there’s anything more enticing than a Moroccan resort hotel untouched by package tourists, it’s one which punches up the vibrancy and colour typical of its native land with an added touch of Senegal.

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Riad Star, Marrakech

31/05/2019 by .
Riad Star roof view night 1

There’s a certain “je new sais pas” about the passengers boarding the flight for Marrakech, floaty fabrics and bold bangles suggest that it’s a destination for the fashion conscious.

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Palais Amani. Fez

01/10/2018 by .
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It’s an odd feeling flying into Fez late at night. The streets into the city are deserted; not an image you would normally associate with Morocco. Still, it’s a mercifully traffic-free journey to Palais Amani, my luxury abode inside the Fez’s ancient medina.

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