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.
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.
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.
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.
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.