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Kasbah Agafay
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Route de Guemassa, Km 20 | Sarl Kenitra limited BP 226, Marrakech 40 000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #105 of 461 Hotels in Marrakech
Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Marrakech Magic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

My friend and I booked five nights at the end of August. People said we were mad. That the weather would be too hot to breathe, that it would be a holiday best forgotten. How wrong they were. Thanks to Kasbah Agafay it was the most memorable, magical five days ever. From our welcome tea and homemade biscuits with Mo the Manager, to our morning yoga in the Olive Grove, to the cookery lesson illuminated by candlelight and laughter, to the most beautiful breakfast, lunches and dinners - this was the most perfect five days I have ever spent. Mo and his staff are our family now - and one thing is certain - we are definitely coming back.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

My sister and I booked 5 nights here at the end of July 2013. It really was one of the best hotels we've stayed in, mainly because the staff were so wonderful. Mo, the manager was so helpful and thoughtful. He went out of his way to make our stay at Kasbah Agafay memorable.
The food was quite simply out of this world! We were treated to incredible food everyday, most of which was grown in their own vegetable garden in the grounds of the fort.
Our room was stunning, we were upgraded from a standard room as the hotel wasnt full in late July. The manager explained that July & August were the most quiet due to the heat. It was over 50 degrees for 3 of the 5 days we were there!
We were provided with a lovely driver who showed us many attractions in Marrekesh, drove us to the foot hills of the moutains to do some waterfull climbing and to recommended restaurants. He also helped us cross the roads - which was a godsend as I have never exprianced roads like it!!!
All in all it was a truely amazing place, one I hope to go back to in the future. Not only is it beautiful and tranquil but every single member of staff made us feel welcome and special! We cannot wait to go back, possibly next year in September when its slightly cooler!

Room Tip: If its cool enough go for one of the large tented rooms! They are mind blowing!
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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phaytan, Manager at Kasbah Agafay, responded to this review, October 6, 2013
Dear Sophie and Sara,

It was a pleasure having you stay at the Kasbah and all the team thank you for generosity and kindness and we all hope to see you soon but not in July nor August !!!!!.

we wish you all the best for your future.

the kasbah Team and MO
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

We have stayed here with the family for 9 days, and every day was a real contribution to my life. Mo, the manager, and his entire staff were absolutely dedicated to make every moment special and tailor-made. The cuisine from breakfast, lunch and dinners were made upon request and we went through the whole Moroccan symphony of herbs, meat and fish. Also the Moroccan wines were very tasteful.
The Kasbah feels like your private house and not as a hotel. Many places on the Kasbah to wine, dine and relax.
We also enjoyed the activities like the camel riding, Marrakech medina, gardens and souks, quad driving and the cooking lessons as well as the beauty arrangements.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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phaytan, Manager at Kasbah Agafay, responded to this review, September 24, 2013
Dearest,

it was a great pleasure having you stay with us and the kasbah feels empty without you !
We hope to see you soon.

Best regards,
The Kasbah Team
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London, England, United Kingdom
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

We transfered to the Kasbah due to complications at our previous hotel in Marrakech. When we arrived, we realised that we were the only people staying in the Kasbah, which I must mention from the start is a castle in the mountains. Mohamed the manager I will rate as one of the best managers I have ever experienced. He was helpful, friendly, accommodating and providing the best service you can wish for. Nothing was too small or too big a task, I must mention also that I travelled with OAP and children. The food was exquisite, Mohamed would ask every day what we would like to eat and all ingredients used were from their own gardens. BEST FOOD EVER. My daughter wanted Salmon for lunch on our departure day. Mohamed arranged for a fresh salmon to be caught and delivered which was no less that 3ft long. The cook that we had, had previously cooked for the King, so you can imagine the standard. We were taken to the airport, to which Mohamed was with us up until the departure gate. It was a home from home! but I do feel that the 5 star rating is misleading it should be 5 PLUS. Also, the hotel accommodates many activities; my son enjoyed horse riding within their own stables, we all enjoyed the quad biking, the massage and the haman was sheer bliss. We are already planning to go back to the desert experience with the camels which will also include a beach excursion as well. All you could ever want in Morocco is in the Kasbah Agafay.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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phaytan, Manager at Kasbah Agafay, responded to this review, July 30, 2013
Dear friends,

It was a plaisir having you stay with us and on behalf of Kasbah Agafay staffs, with thank you very much and hope to see you , your friends and family soon.
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

This is a rebuilt fort, sitting strategically on a hill overlooking the approaches. The architecture is breathtaking and view from the rampart is stunning. Service was superb, especially the hammam.
The manager had only been on the job for 3 days when we arrived, but he was a superbly well prepared guide to the history and structure of the facility.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Truro, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

I met Abel on the plane to Marrakech and he kindly invited us to his hotel for my sister's 60th birthday. He sent a driver for us and we didn't know where we were going! What an amazing surprise...an old fort set in beautiful, well kept grounds with stunning scenery all around. Although I am a wheelchair user and would not recommend this hotel for wheelchair users due to the steps, I was treated like royalty! The staff carried me to the terrace where we were served iced water, mint tea, cakes and biscuits. The terrace overlooked the pool area and little olive grove where dining tables were set out. Bird song filled the air. Then we were taken to the pool where sunbeds had been prepared and more refreshments provided by the politest and most gracious waiter I have ever met. After a swim in the lovely clean pool we were served lunch next to the olive trees . Small pots of fresh growing lavender on the table were a lovely touch.Lunch was delicious, fresh salads followed by chicken and apricot tagine with a selection of fresh vegetables, all cooked and served to perfection. Dessert was a tarte tatin , followed by coffee. The service was impeccable. Abel, his beautiful wife and daughter came to welcome us warmly. We wished we could have stayed for longer, the spa facilities looked amazing. We will definitely revisit this sanctuary again and thank the staff for their exceptional care.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

From the moment we arrived the manager, Aziz made us feel at home. It was my birthday and he organized all the festivities including a cake at the restaurant and rose petals on our bed. The room was beautiful and kept cool in 115 degree heat. All of our drivers and guides were professional, well informed and spoke English. The grounds are beautiful and the pool is a dream. I cant wait to go back!!! Make sure Aziz is there when you go...

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Route de Guemassa, Km 20 | Sarl Kenitra limited BP 226, Marrakech 40 000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#38 Spa Hotel in Marrakech
#41 Luxury Hotel in Marrakech
#132 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
#155 Family Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Kasbah Agafay 5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kasbah Agafay, this luxury Marrakech hotel is a haven of relaxation and tranquility offering unforgettable views across Berber villages, the Atlas Mountains and olive grove plantations. Nestled around olive and citrus orchards just at the border to the big dessert plains South West of Marrakesh. Just a short drive (20 minutes) from the buzz of Marrakech and the airport, this Marrakech hotel dominates the old and new crossroads of camel and goat herds. This luxury Marrakech hotel has been elegantly restored in to a striking private hotel. For those that dream of escaping to an 18th-century castle fort, Kasbah Agafay is a unique retreat. ... more   less 
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