- Style Riad retreat
- Setting Marrakech medina
More luxe residence than boutique hotel, P’tit Habibi promises privacy within its traditional riad walls in the centre of Marrakech. With its well-stocked library, traditional Moroccan sitting room and extensive collection of Arabic music, this peaceful hideaway has all the comfortable amenities of a private local home. After a day in the dusty streets, watch films outdoors courtesy of a projector or settle into the terrace for sundown drinks overlooking the golden-hued city.
Need to know
- Rooms Four.
- Rates Double rooms from $124.60 (€91), excluding tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €2.50 per person per night on check-out.
- More details Rates include breakfast and mint tea. The whole riad is available for €450 a night in low season (high season, €540), with a minimum stay of three nights.
- Facilities Library with Moroccan salon, DVD library and iPod docking station with Arabic music. Films can be shown on an outdoor projector.
- Poolside There is a small pool on the roof terrace.
- Check–out You can check in at any time between noon and 7pm (please arrange with the manager if you're arriving outside these times – nb, check-in after 10pm costs an extra €20); check-out can be flexible, depending on availability.
Children Welcome. However, the hotel's traditional architecture and pool mean young children will need to be supervised. A cot is available. Babysitting can be arranged for €20 an evening.
- Hotel closed August.
- Also The hotel can organise airport transfers for a small fee.
In the know
- Our favourite rooms The Wangarata Room is playfully decorated with an eclectic mix of Americana pinball mirrors, Sixties Moroccan photographs and even a Swedish moose. Peruche has a bird motif in warm shades of pink and aubergine; it also has the largest vaulted bathroom. The White Room is the largest in the riad and has a balcony overlooking the courtyard.
- Packing tips Bring your iPod for the docking station.
Food and drink at P'tit Habibi
- Hotel restaurant There is no separate dining area. Breakfast is normally served in the library. Lunch and dinner can also be prepared and are served in the courtyard or on the terrace.
- Dress code As you like.
- Top table On carpets in the courtyard.
- Room service Food and drinks can be served anywhere in the riad.
- Hotel bar The house has a selection of alcoholic drinks. Guests may be requested to carry the drinks themselves during Ramadan out of respect for local religious sensitivities.