Korakia Pensione, Old Glamour in the Desert

With a delightful nod to the past, Korakia Pensione is laden with charm and a heavenly sense of calm. Nestled in the San Jacinto Mountains, this Mediterranean & Moroccan boutique hotel has been named as one of the “Sexiest Hotels in America” by Forbes Traveler.

The Moroccan villa, originally dubbed Dar Marrow, was built in 1924 by Scottish painter Gordon Coutts to conjure Tangier. With whitewashed walls, a Keyhole-shaped grand entrance with ornately carved wooden doors and turret windows, the property evoked such Moroccan glamour that became the desert hideaway for Hollywood golden era stars such as Rudolph Valentino and Errol Flynn.

The lure of Korakia Pensione has continued its seductive appeal. The pair of delightfully restored exotic villas, now consist of several bungalows, guesthouses, gardens, and beautiful pools.

As soon as we entered the serene courtyard, we were immediately seduced by its bohemian flavor. Our cozy room was in the Mediterranean Villa. During the day, we loved walking in the gardens among scented citrus blossoms and olive trees.

Delicate fairy lights add a magical touch to the beginning of a romantic evening. Bathed in soft candlelight, we felt beautifully cocooned from the world. At night, We would stargaze on a Moroccan daybed by one of the fire pits, or enjoy a classic film by the sparkling pool under the impossibly jeweled desert night sky.

Price: From 150E (Breakfast included)

Korakia Pensione

257 S Patencio Rd, Palm Springs

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