Villa Des Orangers is arguably the most beautiful riads in Marrakesh, and was one of the first to open its doors as a luxury, boutique hotel in 1998. Carved plaster archways lead from one courtyard to another, and the fragrant citrus tang from the eponymous orange trees scents the air. Fountains bubble in the background and the attentive staff glide past ready to cater to your every need, creating a serene and rarefied atmosphere. The rooms combine traditional Moroccan architecture with elegant, modern touches and range from spacious to really quite vast in the case of the duplex Master Suite. A refined spa and excellent restaurant complete the picture, and taken all together, it’s no surprise that Villa Des Orangers is the sole representative of the Relais & Chateaux group in Marrakesh medina.