Review of Riad Palais Rhoul Marrakech

Riad Palais Rhoul is a resplendent residence located a short distance from Marrakech, just to the edge of the palm groves in the peaceful Palmeraie district.

Hidden away in acres of lush gardens, the former family home reveals its grandeur as you take in the dramatic main hall with its 40-foot ceiling and abundance of antiques and oil paintings from around the globe. There are 12 art-filled rooms decorated in a blend of Moroccan and art-deco styles, with lots of antiques, large plasma-screen TVs and lots of funky design in between. A further six sumptuous and exotic Arabic-tented suites are in the garden, complete with a fireplace and a terrace with a garden and pool view.

There are two restaurants, one serving traditional Moroccan cuisine and the other offering international cuisine in a comfortable garden setting. Facilities include a traditional hammam, fitness centre, tennis court out of beaten ground, sports hall and sunken swimming pool.