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Kasbah Angour Atlas Mountains Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Douar Toufsirine, CR Aghouatim | Asni, Tahanaout 42300, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Tahanaout
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Marlow, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Atlas Shangri La”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

We stayed 4 nights at La Sultana in Marrakesh before 3 nights here, so it had a lot to live up to. It did not disappoint. We were given an impressive welcome tour and told the history of the resort by the owner and creator Paul Foulsham, obviously and justifiably proud of his achievement. We have had some impressive breakfast views, but I think this was my favourite - really beautiful. Sunset and dusk were almost as lovely. Practical bits - once you are here, it's a real effort to dine elsewhere, but the food is excellent, though the menu is not vast and features only local cuisine (what we wanted anyway). The wine list is not that of a wine lover, but is adequate. The excursions were good - a short walk and medium walk (16km) with a cheery, friendly Berber guide were excellent. The all-day car tour plus walk was also spectacular, but we were left feeling very underexercised, with only 90 minutes' walking. The staff were excellent throughout - very friendly and eager to please - but do not expect 5-star sophistication. This is not "pamper me" but "come and enjoy the Atlas" - which hit the spot with us.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

My husband and I kicked off our holiday in Morocco with 3 nights at the Kasbah Angour and I could ideally have done with an extra day there. The grounds are stunning and the view towards the mountains perfect. The hotel itself is well laid out - it felt more like staying at a friend's villa than like a hotel. The staff are all friendly and attentive without being in your face. Other reviews comment on the food on offer and other little things like the absence of fancy little toiletries. In my view, fancy food and toiletries would have spoiled the feel of the place which to me is luxurious but honest.
In our 2 full days there we did a 6 hour energetic walk in the mountains and a half day mountain biking. Both trips would probably suit someone fairly fit but you don't need to be Paula Radcliffe or Bradley Wiggins.
You can also go on day trips to Marrakech which is only about 30 minutes away by car. However, this wouldn't have worked for me because I felt that Marrakech took at least a day to get used to and start to feel at home - after that I really enjoyed it.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

I went with my sister and parents for my birthday. Kasbah Angour was a fabulous place to retreat from busy lives and hectic schedules. The grounds are incredibly well maintained, beautiful and peaceful.

We had a half day trip up to the mountains with Youssef who was fantastic - really helpful and friendly. In fact that could be said for all the staff, helpful, friendly, available, conscientious.

Paul (the owner) was incredibly helpful and accommodating towards us. We wanted to go a day trip to Ourika Valley and Paul was really helpful in suggesting an alternative which he thought we would enjoy more - which we did.

I slept really well during our stay thanks to the quiet and the shutters which blocked out all light. We found we were able to relax and decompress in beautiful surroundings.

As with all places there are things that can be improved or be slightly different (which have been covered in other reviews) however I am sure Paul is aware and working on changes.

Thank you for a really lovely stay.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Spent two nights here after Marrakech, beautiful tranquil setting which offers quality accommodation and a welcoming host in Paul. you can choose to sit by the unsheathed pool and relax or take one of the many paid excursions. There are beautifully manicured gardens with fantastic views of the mountains, however the food doesn't quite meet the surroundings, with little variation in the menu, expensive food and drink prices, and sometimes hard to find staff during the day.
These are minor things which could be easily rectified and doesn't really detract from a beautiful hotel. This hotel is worth a visit after Marrakech, due to the serenity of the location.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Sandown, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

My wife and I stayed here for three nights after a hectic three days in Marrakech, and what a difference.
Kasbah Angour was. The place has magnificent gardens and is a quiet oasis where the staff always had a smile. We booked a days car tour to the Ourika valley, because the taxi driver’s English was reported to be suspect (he made himself understood very well and even helped me with a cash machine that refused to use English), the owner sent one of the staff along as guide. At the end of the day they both refused a tip as “there is no obligation”. We will certainly return to the Kasbah and Marrakech, but next time will base ourselves there and just visit Marrakech.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We spent 4 days here after spending 3 in Marrakech, and doing so was one of the best holiday decisions we could have made. After leaving Marrakech we felt we’d already covered a week, due to the intensity of the city, and we knew we needed some time to just chill out and relax. This was the perfect place for it.
The hotel is located in a quiet area and very often all we could hear was occasional birdsong and literally nothing else. The hotel has been so thoughtfully developed, sitting in gorgeous gardens with stunning views out to the hills. The rooms were spotlessly clean and decorated in keeping with the Berber style evident throughout the whole complex. The only fault with the room itself would possibly be a slight lack of storage; there was a good sized wardrobe with a couple of shelves but a little drawer space would have been nice.
There is a large restaurant room where we chose to eat dinner on a couple of evenings as the temperature was a little cooler, but mostly meals are taken on the patio outside. On our first evening, dinner was in the lovely café/bar with some local live music laid on; I believe this is done on a weekly basis.
We went on a B&B basis, with ample breakfast choices including fruits, cereals, pancakes, eggs, omelettes. Light lunches are available – salads, toasted sandwiches and desserts, and the evening meals were gorgeous although menu choice is a little limited. There were generally 4 starters, mains and desserts from which we were asked our choice a few hours in advance as the meals are all freshly prepared to order. Most nights the menu did include some repeats from the previous night but we always found enough to vary our choice each time.
As well as having beautiful gardens to enjoy there is a good sized pool. It's not heated but if I can go in then anyone can! There were not so many guests when we stayed but the place is so spacious it is never hard to find somewhere to sit and relax, whether it be by the poolside, at one of the patio tables, or on one of the lovely sofas in the lovely little courtyard by the cafe bar. There is also a large indoor lounge with TV available. We were the only people I saw go in this room - we went in a couple of times to just wind down with a drink in the evening (though on our last night we did pop in and felt only slightly guilty at watching the end of the England football match on TV!)
The staff were wonderful, all spoke English and were polite and unobtrusive. It did mean that occasionally you had to get up and look for somebody to ask eg if you wanted a drink, but this was a small inconvenience when balanced against the lovely feeling of peace. Paul, the owner, was always around to chat to guests too. He accompanied us on our half day car trip and it was great to get the benefit of his local knowledge, as well as hearing about how he built the hotel from scratch.
He has done a superb job and got the whole feel of it just perfectly right. If you want a hotel with lots of on-site activity, busy lively restaurants and entertainment on tap then this is not for you. The hotel is also fairly remote so walking down the road into town is not an option. But if you want somewhere where daytime activities can be organised (from visits to local souks to half day car trips to full day hiking, mule treks) but otherwise you are left to relax and enjoy some real peace and tranquillity in beautiful surroundings, then this place is perfect.
Big thank you to Paul and his staff for giving us such a wonderful time. Special thank you for the surprise cake we were presented with on our last dinner there as it was our wedding anniversary. It was hard to eat as we had had such a gorgeous meal already (though I never refuse a chocolate cake of any sort!) but was a really lovely gesture - thank you :)

Room Tip: We stayed in an Ardrar room, so peaceful overlooking the gardens. I believe the Assif rooms, while...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We stayed here for 4 nights following an exciting and hectic 3 night city break in Marrakech.

Set in beautifully maintained gardens with a stunning pool (not heated but not a problem in early October) Kasbah Angour offers a perfect contrast to the hustle and bustle of Marrakech and gives you access to another aspect of Morrocan life and culture.

We spent our mornings doing activities (walking, village tour and Souk) and our afternoons relaxing by the pool and in the gardens. The various activities are designed to give you a taste of local Berber culture (the Souk is a great experience) and we were accompanied by a friendly local guide on each trip.

You will probably dine at the Kasbah as there are no other options in the immediate vicinity. We were very happy with the quality of the food here. The menu was limited to a few options each day but there was enough variety to satisfy us for a 4 day stay. If you are looking for an international restaurant / menu where the staff have worked and trained in various establishments around the world (we weren't!) then maybe this isn't for you but if you want delicious freshly sourced local food prepared and served by a friendly, polite and courteous locally based staff then it's perfect. The lamb tagine was better than anything we had in Marrakech. At 235Dh for a 3 course dinner we were dining well in beautiful surroundings. Add a reasonable priced bottle of Moroccan wine and a beer and it was coming in at less than the average price we paid in Marrakech so we were very happy with all aspects of the dining experience.

Paul has built a beautiful place here and has a lovely team of people working for him. Kasbah Angour is a great place for a relaxing break in a beautiful location.

We will definitely visit the beautiful Kasbah Angour again

Thanks to Paul and his team.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Douar Toufsirine, CR Aghouatim | Asni, Tahanaout 42300, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Tahanaout
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Tahanaout
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kasbah Angour Atlas Mountains Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kasbah Angour is a boutique hotel in a gorgeous Berber castle 30 minutes from Marrakech. Perched on a hill-top in the foot-hills of the Atlas Mountains, the Kasbah has superb panoramic views. The 25 bedrooms and suites are constructed from traditional Moroccan materials and the locally made furniture has Berber motifs. The Kasbah has beautiful gardens, a large swimming pool and offers wonderful local excursions. You will be served by charming local staff. ... more   less 
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