This exotic hotel perfectly reflects the bohemian allure of Tangier – once a favoured destination for Henri Matisse and Tennessee Williams. Set in a restored pasha's palace, with views across the Straits of Gibraltar, it has just six rooms, each decorated in an effortless blend of the traditional and the modern. The restaurant turns fresh fish from the local market and vegetables from the Rif mountains into tagines, soups and salads. The roof terrace is the place to soak up the sounds of live Moroccan music at night.
Nord-Pinus, Riad Sultan 11, Tangier (00 212 6 61 22 81 40; nord-pinustanger.com). Doubles start at €190, including breakfast.