Morocco’s riads offer an authentic, affordable taste of the country and our picks – with stays in Fez, Meknès and Moulay Idriss – are perfect for exploring city neighbourhoods and Berber townsNungwi Village
The ancient riad’s cathedral-height courtyard is resplendent with zellij tiles and ornate stucco – and cook and designer Robert Johnstone has decorated the five suites with characterful antique finds from around the country. You’ll get a kaftan and babouche to laze around in and in the morning a flask of tea or coffee is left outside your room, before a breakfast of fresh fruit, eggs-to-order and a basket of freshly baked local breads in the wonderful Ruined Garden restaurant next door, on the balcony, or in the library. Johnstone is opening a cooking school next year, where you can learn to conjure up your own Moroccan feast.
• Doubles from €110 B&B, +212 649 191 410, riadidrissy.com