Riad Matham

Marrakesh, Morocco
Adress: 2 Derb Sidi Ahmed Ban Naceur, Kaat Ben Nahid, 40000 Marrakesh
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35$ pp

This stunning Riad is housed in an ancient building of the 16th century that belonged to a wealthy Berber family. Ideally situated at the heart of the historical and cultural center of Kaat Ben Nahid in the medina of Marrakesh, all sights are easily reached within walking distance.

Guests can choose to stay in either one of the two creatively decorated double rooms or one of the four suites. All rooms have kept their traditional charm with high-painted ceilings, rtaj doors and stucco plaster. Some of the rooms also have their own living room and offer space for more people or a family. All rooms are equipped with air-con and en-suite bathrooms.

The building was stunningly renovated and is tastefully furnished and decorated. Breakfast and other delicious food is served in the wide patio that is brightened up by palm trees, olive trees, bougainvilleas and its sweet scents of orange trees and jasmine.

The amazing roof terrace offers a 360° view of the medina and plenty of comfy options to chill and relax. It is also the ideal place to enjoy a romantic sunset before heading to the unforgettable Djemaa El-Fna. 

What makes this hotel simply cool? The thousand and one nights ambience paired with a creative touch in the middle of the medina

Kaliwa Lodge

Moshi, Tanzania
Adress: Machame Road, Machame-Uduru, Moshi
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80$ pp

The modern architecture of Kaliwa Lodge as well as the amazing surroundings with the view of Mount Kilimanjaro and the WeruWeru River make it a unique place to stay and an ideal starting point for Kilimanjaro climbs, hiking trips or a safari.

In between the fascinating tropical mountain rainforest vegetation the guest rooms are nestled between old Eucalyptus, Banana and Coffee trees and a mixture of exotic colourful plants. All 10 rooms offer enclosed private bathrooms and are comfortably furnished. The modern architecture is an interesting contrast with the surrounding nature. The huge glass fronts allow plenty of sunlight to enter and the stylish eucalyptus wood furniture offer a pleasant European comfort on African soil. The Restaurant Lounge with a romantic fireplace, terrace and bar is a meeting place and also offers a refreshing range of drinks and international cuisine with local ingredients.

Kaliwa Lodge is located 1’300 masl and a 15 minutes drive from Machame Gate of the Kilimanjaro National park. Various day trips and transfers can be arranged on-site. 

What makes this hotel simply cool? The modern and stylish architecture in the middle of Africa

Old Mac Daddy

Grabouw, South Africa
Adress: 112 Valley Road, Grabouw 7160
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40$ pp

The Old Mac Daddy is without doubt one of the most unusual hotels in the world. This establishment is a luxury trailer park located on an apple farm. Here you are close to nature, but with all the amenities for a happy getaway. This hotel was created for fun and relaxation and focuses on comfort, humour and the creation of good memories. The hotel is water wise and eco-conscious.

Each accommodation unit consists of a funky Airstream trailer plus an attached lounge and bathroom area. All trailers are individually and very creatively decorated by Cape Town designers. From its individual deck each unit offers stunning views over the hotel and the area. There is a great barn restaurant and bar, you can chill in the nice pool and children are happy in the designer playroom. Get entertained in the library or updated with wifi. Massages and beauty treatments are available in the comfort of your unit.

Old Mac Daddy is located a short drive from Cape Town and you will find orchards, vineyards, frog-song ponds and dusty mountain-bike-roads in the area.

What makes this hotel simply cool? It is the perfect glamping destination