Dating back to 1924, Korakia Pensione offers a unique and relaxing getaway in the heart of Palm Springs. Set in two lovingly restored historic villas that are modeled after a Mediterranean-style pensione, this luxurious, upscale hotel features stylish rooms and suites with touches of Moroccan and Mediterranean accents, antique furnishings and wooden beamed ceilings. The elegant inn is surrounded by lush gardens and grounds and features an array of facilities such as an outdoor swimming pool, a courtyard with fire pits and day beds, and a bocce court. Guest can enjoy yoga classes in the mornings followed by a gourmet breakfast every morning and traditional afternoon tea and use loaner bikes for exploring the area.
Accommodations at the Korakia Pensione are designed to blend harmoniously with the surrounding California desert and feature Moroccan-inspired décor and antique furnishings. Suites, studios, and bungalows are spread between two villas – the Moroccan and the Mediterranean – and feature stone or wooden flooring with throw carpets, hand carved wrought iron or four poster king or queen-size beds in designer linens, down comforters and hypoallergenic pillows, and en-suite bathrooms with soaking bathtubs, walk-in rain showers, plush towels and bathrobes, and branded bath products. Spacious, airy living spaces have high wooden beamed ceilings, comfortable seating, fully equipped kitchens with designer appliances and utensils and sleek breakfast counters, and expansive patios and wrap around courtyards that overlook the stunning gardens.
The Mediterranean Villa is a classic 1930s abode decorated in a vivid blend of earth-tone hues with North African accents and features whitewashed stone walls, a grove of citrus trees and gorgeous views of the swimming pool. Built in 1924 and once the former hideaway of Scottish painter Gordon Coutts, the Moroccan Villa, formerly known as Dar Marroc, features a wide variety of architectural features and exotic Moroccan décor.
The begins with a gourmet home cooked breakfast served in the beautiful Moroccan front courtyard with a selection of hot and cold choices along with freshly brewed coffee and Moroccan tea. Breakfast can also be delivered to suites if required and special dietary requirements are accommodated if needs are. Korakia serves a poolside lunch menu which can be enjoyed in the sun next to the pool, in the privacy of the guest suites or their sunny courtyards. Traditional Moroccan tea is served every afternoon next to the fire pits, which reflects the hospitality of the Moroccan culture.
Amenities & Recreation
Amenities and facilities at the Korakia Pensione include two heated outdoor salt water swimming pools surrounded by fire pits and boasting loungers, umbrellas, and gorgeous views of the San Jacinto Mountains. A fully stocked library of books and paintings collected by the original owner Gordon Coutts offers a tranquil place to relax and stylish cruiser bikes with helmets are available for guests to use. A team of professional therapists is on hand to provide a range of pampering massages and indulgent body treatments in the indoor/outdoor spa lodge or the privacy of guest suites or rooms. Yoga and meditation classes are offered on Sunday mornings against a backdrop of beautiful mountain views, and every evening Korakia transforms into a magical oasis with the lighting of hundreds of candles and lanterns. Guests can kick back and relax under the stars every night with a variety of classic vintage movies.
Weddings & Events
Korakia offers an intimate and dramatic setting for special celebrations such as weddings, receptions, ceremonies and more. The Pensione features a beautiful outdoor space for up to 130 guests with candle-lit walkways, stunning swimming pools surrounded by fire pits and breathtaking mountain views. The hotel also offers a variety of exclusive packages for weddings and honeymoons, including services such as catering, flowers, cakes and more.
257 S Patencio Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92262, Phone: 760-864-6411
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