My husband and I got married at Kasbah ban Ourika in June 2013.
It was the most incredible wedding experience we could ever have hoped for. The building, grounds and views are breath-taking in every way. Snow capped mountains in-front of us, a stunning canyon to the left of us and a beautiful valley to the right of us.
Our guests were completely blown away - from the magical rose gardens, to the beautiful water features, the stunning lavender bushes to the perfect swimming pool.
But all of this would have faded into insignificance, for a wedding, if you didn't have the army of amazing staff. Led by Amanda the phenomenal manageress, the staff were ever attentive and on hand to help with every situation - even down to finding extra towels for the impromptu 7am skinning dipping we had after the wedding. Nothing was ever too much to ask Amanda - she simply, swiftly, efficiently dealt with every situation, demand and inconvenience with a smile and a brilliant 'that won't be a problem'.
I think we all left the wedding week - rather in awe of her mastery of every task she is ever given! She, and the staff made the wedding a complete joy - not just to experience but to organise as well. Being based in the UK organising a wedding abroad with no wedding planner could have been a nightmare - but it wasn't. And that's down to Amanda.
So, whether you are wanting a mind blowing wedding in paradise or a holiday - we couldn't recommend Kasbah ban Ourika highly enough. We've been there 4 times now and it never disappoints. The food is incredibly tasty, with most of the fresh veg grown in their own organic food garden, and very well priced. The alcohol is also good and well priced.
But what makes this place the idyll just 45 mins away from Marrakech airport, is the combination of the gorgeous building full of feminine touches like rose petals on the beds, own brand lavender bathroom products, slippers by the beds, straw hats on the bed loungers, coupled with the stunning views, lovely staff and gorgeous food. The perfect escape from city life and an amazing place to have a destination wedding that will create memories that will last you, and your guests, a lifetime!
Go, go, go, go. Please. Just go there.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Kasbah Bab Ourika Hotel Ourika