We spent three nights here in September 2012 after our week in Marrakech for our wedding.
It was a perfect mini moon, so relaxing, amazing rooms, great service, yummy food and great value.
Its the perfect contrast to Marrakech and a great way to experience the Atlas mountains.
We went on the Monday market trek with Mohammed, he was fantastic. Spoke perfect English and invited us to his home for mint tea. We also did the camel trek with Omar, again he was fantastic although he spoke less English but tried very hard to keep up conversation.
I would recommend the Kasbah in a heartbeat!
- Also Known As:
- Kasbah Bab Ourika Hotel
- Kasbah Bab Ourika Hotel Ourika
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bab Ourika perches majestically on a hilltop at the apex of the Ourika Valley, guarding the gateway to the snow-capped Atlas Mountains – yet it is only 45 minutes from Marrakech’s International airport. With 360 degree panoramic views, this innovative new hotel receives warm sunlight all day, ending in spectacular sunsets. From its unique eyrie-like position it offers a birds eye view of the Atlas, of traditional Berber villages and of the lush river valley below.The Kasbah is one of the most eco-friendly hotels in Morocco; constructed principally from rammed earth, the traditional Berber building technique, it seems almost to have grown out of the rocks beneath. The thick walls provide such good insulation that air-conditioning is unnecessary. Solar panels provide hot water for the hotel and and the underfloor heating in the dining and bar area. Soon a biodigester will provide electricity and compost not only for the hotel but also for the village below. ... more less