KORAKIA PENSIONE – Mediterranean Hideaway in Palm Springs

Korakia Pensione, the Mediterranean & Moroccan boutique hotel located in the desert of Palm Springs is a magical retreat. Named as one of the “Sexiest Hotels in America” according to Forbes Traveler, Korakia Pensione is the ultimate getaway to add to your bucket list!


It takes about 1.5 hours to drive from Los Angeles to Korakia Pensione. When you pass the keyhole-shaped entrance, you feel like entering a Mediterranean dream. Ornamented wooden doors, the sound of a splashing fountain and relaxing music can be heard. Bougainvillea, citrus and olive trees are blooming in the beautiful Moroccan front courtyard.

Desert Oasis

The Mediterranean-style pension, nestled in the Jacinto mountains, is a unique place to refuel. A small staff is welcoming guests, fresh oranges are piled on an antique commode. It feels relaxed, light, without the usual huzzle. Guests unwind at the pool area surrounded by the peaceful atmosphere of the desert, Moroccan daybeds are waiting in the shadows. Actors, writers and photographers have discovered this enchanting hideaway as a retreat from day to day reality.

Former hideaway of Scottish painter Gordon Coutts

The individually designed bungalow suites allow for precious privacy. Whites, colourful mosaics and handmade furniture fill the exotic atmosphere. Korakia`s artistic ambience has served as a setting for some of the top photographers in the world, gracing the pages of leading publications such as Elle and Vogue.

Once the former hideaway of Scottish painter Gordon Coutts, the Moroccan villa revives the artistic spirits of the Painter. In the library, where the original owner Gordon Coutts exposed his paintings and regaled his guests with tales of adventures, guests can enjoy local painters & classic books.

As in a tale of  1001 nights

At night, Korakia Pensione is lit up by lanterns and fire-pits flicker as in a tale of 1001 nights. Take a romantic bike along the peaceful wide streets lined with palm trees to feel the warm desert breeze. When the sun drops behind the mountains you will understand “What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well” (Little Prince).



Seek healing through yoga or pamper yourself with a spa offerings. Yoga Weekend classes begin at 8:30am. (Meet in Library off Lobby.) Private Sessions available for $75 per hour. 


As the sun sets, Korakia presents classic vintage movies every night. Relax in the warm desert nights and enjoy your favorite actors under the stars.


Complimentary bycicles are available for guests in the front courtyard.


Heal the mind, body and spirit with a massage treatment from professional therapists. Take in the experience of an indoor/outdoor spa lodge or opt for an in-room session. Appointments can be booked through the front desk prior to a stay or at check in.





Winter is the best time to visit Palm Springs. Between January and  April temperatures are most pleasant, however, because it`s peak season, room rates will also be higher.


Palm Springs is located about 2 hours by car from San Diego and 1.5 hours from Los Angeles. Airlines flying to the local  Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) are American Airlines, United, Delta and WestJet.


Room rates at Korakia start are from 169 USD to 309 USD. Depending on the suite, the individually furnished rooms are equipped with a full kitchen and private patio area.


 Korakia Pensione  257 S Patencio Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92262, USA Phone: +1 760-864-6411   http://korakia.com


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