Amy Risley

Korakia Pensione

www.amyrisley.com
  • Where:Palm Springs
  • Why:Celebrating our two year anniversary.
  • When:October 2014
  • Who:Me & Jay
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...great weekend, sealed with a smooch.

Lobby area with eclectic Moroccan details and afternoon tea & snack service.

The comfy nook just off the lobby.

The bed in the Tangier Studio is built into an arched Moroccan alcove. Someone seems to like it.

Serene & clean sitting area in our room.

Plenty of options for a private dine or dangle.

Every room has a cute kitchenette complete with a stove, glassware...even a Moroccan tagine!

Fire pits, fountains and dozens of flickering lanterns up the sexy, exotic vibe at night.

This was our favorite spot to sink into at dusk.

Cute lil two top outside our room where we ate breakfast every morning. Most guests dine in the open front courtyard. We, are lazy.

The centerpiece: a heated pool and chic striped lounges, overlooked by the Artist Studio's beautiful turret windows. (It's rumored Winston Churchill painted there).

Highs & Lows

  • The whole place is truly transportive and inviting. It feels like nowhere you've ever been, and home at the same time.

  • The service is subtle but strong. The staff knows exactly when to appear and when to slip away.

  • Sunday Morning Yoga is held around 8:15am, a bit earlier than someone in a blissfully relaxed state might want to hit the mat.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 46/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Bed & Breakfast

  • Vibe

    Sexy & tranquil desert hideaway.

  • Location

    On a quiet side street close to downtown Palm Springs.

  • Rooms

    28; ranging from studios, bungalows and villas modeled after Moroccan and Mediterranean style.

  • Music

    A range of mellow moods from Coldplay to Reggae.

  • Year Opened

    Built in 1924, renewed in 1989.

  • Designed By

    The original decor & concept date back to the property's first owner, Scottish Painter Gordon Coutts, who created it in the spirit of his earlier life in Tangier.

  • Pool/Gym

    Two pools, complimentary yoga Sundays at 8:15am and free bikes.

  • Restaurant

    No restaurant, but they serve a full-cooked breakfast every morning (delish huevos rancheros and banana pancakes during our visit) and offer room service through a local restaurant.

  • Bar

    No bar.

  • Minibar

    Just some easy essentials like a coffee maker, Brita filter and fresh fruit. BYO from the local Trader Joes!

  • Children

    None under 13 years old allowed.

  • Price

    From mid to moderate depending on room selection.

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Korakia Pensione

257 S Patencio Rd, Palm Springs, CA

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