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Hidden in a labyrinth of alleys near Koutoubia, Dar Sholmes is a gem. French owner André painstakingly renovated the riad with a traditional meets contemporary approach—think gray tadelakt walls (polished plaster), graceful arches, hand-carved doors, and vivid Moroccan artwork. Rooms feature ethnic touches such as kélims and lanterns, plus mod cons like WiFi and flat-screen TVs. Step up to the terrace for sweeping views over the city.