It’s just a 35-minute drive from Marrakech to Hotel Capaldi, an oasis of peace and serenity in the midst of the Atlas Mountains. There are two outdoor pools, both with dramatic mountain views, as well as several outdoor bars, a rooftop restaurant and a sophisticated dining room decorated with Moroccan furnishings and crackling open fires. The food here is a distinct selling point, with a fresh daily menu of refined Moroccan classics alongside French-leaning European fare, as well as an impressive cocktail list and comprehensive selection of both Moroccan and international wines.
There are various room categories to choose from, from farmhouse terraces to sprawling poolside suites, but each display the same stylish design accents and many offer private terraces, in-room open fireplaces and traditional tadelakt bathrooms. There are no TVs in any of the rooms, but it’s hard to imagine watching anything other than the pink-hued sunsets and incredible canopy of stars when staying here – though those who do crave some screen time can catch a film in the cosy onsite cinema.
But for many loyal Capaldi guests, the real attraction lies in the opportunity it affords for instant relaxation. Whether lounging on an oversized beach bed, strolling through the landscaped gardens, curled up with a good book in the elegant library, or indulging in a full body massage at the spa, this adults-only property promises complete and total calm.