This visit was my husband's and my 4th visit to this gorgeous Kasbah. By accident we arrived one day earlier than we were expected. Luckily, the resident manager Hassan and one of his assistants Mustapha happened to be looking over the gorgeous views just outside the private gate. We noticed the puzzled look, but then the smiles began. Hassan greeted us like family and told us we would be more than welcome to stay even though no other staff was there. We insisted that we did not want to inconvenience anyone, but Hassan persuaded us to stay and assured us that it was no trouble at all. He even offered to personally make dinner for us as long as we liked Moroccan food, which we adore. Soon we were given tea and cookies on the terrace overlooking the most gorgeous valley imaginable. Hassan, whose English is perfection talked to us while we drank tea and ate cookies, and his entire charming and delightful personality came through. We ate the most delicious tangine in front of the warming and beautiful fire made for us by Mustapha. Each room in this lovely place has its own fireplace.
As I stated this was our 4th visit to Kasbah Agounsane, and we stayed a total of 3 days, but this first day with Hassan and the following days of gorgeous views, close access to the amazing snow-covered Atlas mountains with a ski resort as well as the sophistication of Marrakech made this the most delightful trips my husband and I have ever taken.
There is truly no way to express the warmth and kindness of the entire staff. Special thanks to Abderrahim and Rachid, the amazingly talented chef who made us the additional 2 meals. Each night Rachid came to us personally to find out what we would like and even made us his beyond delicious tiramasu as a special treat.
Each evening beautiful fires were lit for us both in the lounge and dining room. The bed is so very comfortable with lovely crisp monogrammed sheets. The room's decorations and tasteful colors add to the ambiance. In fact, the entire Kasbah is very elegantly appointed.
Each time we left the kasbah some of the staff helped us to our car and greeted us upon our return.
Even though this 4th trip was in December, we were lucky to have gorgeous sunny skies, making it warm. Marrakech is famous for its sunny days.
Another absolute plus about the Kasbah is the rooms themselves have central heat and cooling which is individually controlled by the guests, unlike most places in Morocco which have room heating and cooling units. This means there are no cold spots or imprecise temperatures in the rooms.
Another plus is the GM Bruno and his lovely wife Sylvie who made us feel so welcome.
Over the 5 years of living in Morocco, my husband and I have visited many riads and hotels, but Kasbah Agounsane is our very favorite. We will be back there in 2 weeks and, honestly, I can't wait!