Once Marrakech's most talked about restaurant, La Maison Arabe was transformed in 1997 by Fabrizio Ruspoli into an understated luxuryhotel. It now boasts apiano bar, three restaurants and a cooking school alongside itstwenty-six rooms and suites. The facilities are good, and most of therooms include a private terrace and fireplace. A spa with atraditional hammam is also on-site.
   Outside are splashing fountains and flowered patios onto whichdrinks and light meals can be taken, whilst inside the sublime blend oftraditional Moroccan craftmanship and smart European style secures La Masion Arabe's place as one of the best places to stay inthe city.