10 of the best: romantic escapes - 8. Morocco: Riad El Fenn, Marrakech
The romance factor: Sumptuous décor, hanging gardens, quiet corners and a rooftop swimming pool and sundeck close to Marrakech’s bustling souks and colourful Djemaa el Fna square.
The hotel: Vanessa Branson, sister of airline tycoon Richard, has created a romantic boutique escape featuring traditional architecture and modern art, with facilities including hammam spa, private cinema and library.
Stay: From £360 per person for three nights in a standard room, with daily breakfast Moroccan afternoon tea and cakes and airport transfers. Room 19, from £495 per night, has brown leather floors, a wooden ceiling, walls adorned with Antony Gormley ink studies, an outdoor colonnade and fireplace, a cast iron bath and sitting room, and stairs to a private terrace. Its heated plunge pool has a glass bottom, giving views to the sitting room below.