Hidden between the olive trees, about 20 kilometers from Marrakech, in a tiny berber village called Oumnas, you will find a serene oasis, a paradise where you’ll be able to leave the busy and bustling city behind and ultimately come to rest.
Pink walls made of clay from the garden, rooftops with palm and eucalyptus wood found in the area around. On one side it all feels authentic, with respect for the traditional Moroccan architecture, and on the other side it’s modern. Vintage finds are interspersed with design that easily mix with the Berber rugs and checkered tablecloths. Sounds a bit like a mishmash of styles but it all combines harmoniously.
Architect Romain Michel-Meniere has already made name for himself by designing a few riads and properties like the stylish and eclectic Bab Ourika (definitely on my list for a next visit to Morocco). But now, in his own Berber Lodge, everything seems to come together. Nature, authenticity, serenity, style and old fashioned cosiness. You will feel right at home here and you’ll never want to leave again. I will be back here for sure.