Marrakesh's best-kept secret among Europe's most discerning travelers is the benevolent boutique Noir d'Ivoire, now counting nine bedrooms, seven of which are decadent suites. This is a boutique hotel that truly takes care of you, with a warm and professional service team that see guests returning time and time again due to their highly personalised level of service. The riad’s courtyard is a veritable oasis with a plunge pool, banana trees, and chirping birds. Each of the nine African wildlife-themed rooms have been beautifully outfitted with Syrian furniture, local handicrafts, working fireplaces, and pieces from the owners' own travels on the continent. The newer suites boast deep-soaking private jacuzzis and dining terraces thrown in the mix. You’ll really feel like you’re in Marrakech when the riads donkey, Couscous, comes to greet you after you’ve arrived to carry your bags from the taxi drop-off point to your room. Don’t miss a serious pampering session at the riad’s in-house spa, which offers some of the most refreshing facials and deep massages in the city. Breakfast is also included, along with the gifted on-site chef's creations in Moroccan and other North African dishes which can be prepared throughout the day on request. Thankfully the price tag is highly affordable here, making this one of the most popular riad choices in Marrakech.