This is the place to stay in Marrakesh!
Peacock Pavilions (the name was enough to lure me there) is exquisite in every way. It doesn't feel like a hotel. Rather, you feel you're staying in the (incredibly exotic) home of good friends.
Chris and Maryam are fabulous hosts, happy to chat and tell stories but also great with advice and practical help. Their lovely staff are discreetly attentive. And the family pets wander about, contributing to the sense that you're really just a friend of the family who's come to stay.
Outside, the red earth stretches through the olive groves, lemons hang from the trees, a swing in the shade beckons you to sit on it. The air is scented by hedges of rosemary and the long pool is waiting to be dived into. On the other hand, the insides of the pavilions are such aladdin's caves, you may never make it outside. Maryam has brought together the most astonishing collection of treasures. Talk about style....
Food is superb. Beds immensely comfortable. Attention to detail quite staggering (the dinner table was never laid the same way twice throughout our visit). Everything has been plannd with flair and imagination.
Without question, one of the most special places I've ever stayed.....and one to which I've every intention of returning.More