We leave the tidy hubbub of Rabat behind and plunge into a mandarin grove. From the window of every room at this singular hotel, which is no doubt one of the favourites in town, we look onto the trees. The hotel is managed by the Claudy Imbert, a French family who are rooted to the place. The hotel has a restaurant which is a reference, amongst the best in Morocco. The building is one storey high except over the Arabic patio where the rooms are located which is two storeys high. The rooms are distributed around the patio and each of them has a south facing balcony or private terrace overlooking the garden. This patio is full of plants and has a burbling fountain. One begins ones day with good spirit opening the door onto this interior garden full of palm trees, banana trees, fan palms and sparrows brightening up the morning. The hotel also has a bar with African decoration and a grand drawing room come library with a fire place and views over the garden.