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Ksar Char-Bagh
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Palmeraie de Marrakech | BP 12478, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #153 of 460 hotels in Marrakech
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

What a wonderful place and lovely bedrooms. You can ask the taxi drivers of the hotel to drive you directly downtown. A great restaurant with good food made with the vegs from the garden. No wonder, we really enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

When we left this hotel – I said to my husband, one day we will come back. That is the longing tthis palace leaves you with as you depart.

Our experience at the Ksar Char-Bagh, for 7 days at the start of September was magical. The hotel itself offers serenity and elegance, perfect if you just want to shut yourself away from the world for a few days. When we arrived the staff were waiting and more than attentive. Our room was a standard room, but it can only be described as a suite, with rug-strewn plaster floors are almost monastic in their simplicity with the focus on good sheets, light and space. Bathrooms are large with twin sink units and deep baths. The star of the show is the private terrance which leads from the rooms allowing you to see the palm grove in all its beauty. The photographs on various websites do not do this hotel justice, its beauty its truly breathtaking.

The service was tailor-made to anything any everything we could have wanted. Fabien (food/drink and general genie) is our personal concierge. Your wish is quite literally his and his staff’s command – our stay wouldn’t have been as amazing as it was without Fabien. It is too difficult to review everything KCB was to us, but a short synopsis; breakfast by the pool, on your private Terrance with delicious breads and jams, lunch by the pool with a fresh daily menu, chauffer driven 4X4 to any location you wish, recommendations for restaurants which are private and romantic, a candle lit dinner at the hotel which was enchanting and magical, hiking in mountains are a few of the things Ksar char bagh allowed us to experience

Everything about KCB is exquisite- it is one of the most beautiul hotels in Marrakesh, having visited both the Royal Mansour and La Mamounia . If you and the person you love want to visit another word for a few days and experience something truly, Ksar char bagh is the place your dreams will come true.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

We spend the day "at the pool", heated pool that is, being treated like kings and queens with our daughter of 4 years. The best day off from the buzz of Marracesh, where we needed a break. Super lunch, top service, brilliant spa all this to please our daughter with a fun day at the pool....which turned out to benefit us all. Pricy, not really for being royal for one day from noon to sunset.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tripoli, Libya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

I think this place is very much underestimated by tripadvisor ranking (ranked #248 of 437 hotels in Marrakech!), I went there for the Hammam and I fell in love with the place from first sight, I was astonished by the magnificent property, it is an Alhambra like palace built over 5 acres of land in les palmeraie part of Marrakech. The Hammam was a heavenly experience, I strongly recommend that any one visiting Marrakech takes 2-3 hours of his time for this, you won't regret it.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

a true replica of the Alhambra palace in Granada, spain, but located in the heart of the Marrakech palmeraie. Beautiful huge rooms, with one pieze stone baths, great gardens, Alhambra like fountains, patios, flowers. Carved wooden doors. Great spa and pool. Suites have sometimes 3 floors and terrace included. wonderful

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 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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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

My friend and I visited this hotel just to receive a hammam treatment as the spa was mentioned in Lonely Planet. It turned out that the place was closed to guests as it was undergoing refurbishment. This made it an even more magical experience for us! It was like having our own exclusive palace for the day! (The owner and his family were the only other people there!)
We had booked from our Riad in the medina and when we turned up we were met at the door and given a tour of the hotel, including the suites and gardens before going down to get our treatments. It was idyllic!!
The spa was AMAZING!!! You seem to go down into the depths of the hotel on a spiral stone staircase into a room draped in deep burgandy cloth from the ceiling and down the wall and muted light reflecting from a chandalier in the middle of the room. We got changed into our robes and were led into the hammam, a huge dark marble walled room with a domed ceiling and boiling water bubbling behind the walls pumping steam out into the room. We then were rubbed in our green soapy exfoliating scrub and left to relax and bake for about 15 minutes before being buffed and scrubbed. We then were led to our separate rooms with different therapists and got the most relaxing massage with a perfect amount of pressure! Afterwards we were far too relaxed to head back to the medina...so we had lunch out in the garden under a shady awning. As there were no guests, the hotel didn't have what was on the menu, but they made us up the most amzazing vegetable salad with fresh veggies from the garden. After tea, some juice and lots of chat we eventually decided we had to go back. The hotel called our taxi and we returned to the hectic chaos of the medina.
Absolute bliss! I would love to return to this hotel to stay and would highly recommend it to anyone, the rooms looked palatial and the service was out of this world.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Not sure what to make of this hotel. Some things are exceptional, others ordinary. On the whole is is unusual and special enough to make it a rewarding experience.

Architecturally, it is stunning. It is built like a Moroccan castle on the outside, a palace inside. The internal court with its long pool, pillars and carving, is reminiscent of the beauty of the Alhambra, which is also recalled in the bannisters of running water. Each time I took the beautiful staircase and wound my way back to our room, through the scented corridors and halls, I was struck by the superb and atmospheric blend of minimalist modern and traditional Maghribi design.

As some reviews have said, the lighting is a bit low sometimes, though this adds to the charm in some public spaces and creates some dramatic effects. The lighting in our bathroom was remarkably dim however. The electricity in the room did give out altogether on one occasion.

We were two adults and two kids (4 and 7) in a very spacious suite with its own roof terrace - terrific, with pillows and a tent overlooking the palmeraie. This is actually much scrappier than it sounds, but at sunset, or at night with the stars overhead and the Atlas looming in the distance, it's pretty spectacular. We camped out there with our boys on two nights of our stay. Or rather we went to sleep there under duvets and then decamped downstairs. At New Year it is very cold at night in Marrakech.

Some of the suites have their own pools. The one next door to us had their pool on the roof - fun. The main pool is large and flanked by palm trees. It was not heated enough to swim, though the staff continually assured us that it was going to be hot enough tomorrow...

The spa is underneath the hotel, with good massage and a great hammam, though they can be a bit disorganised. There is a unique outdoor spa in a ruined building which would be amazing in the summer.

Service is uneven and not in the same league as the really top Marrakesh hotels like the Mamounia or Royal Mansour, for instance. But the staff is friendly and eager to help.

Make sure you order your breakfast as early as possible, especially the Moroccan breakfast, which takes a long time to make but is delicious when it arrives. Apart from some decent room service, we ate out for all other meals so can't comment further on the food.

This hotel is isolated and really is a long way from the action of the old city. You have to take a cab into town to do anything. Still our kids weren't bored. We spent a lot of time in the old town and on excursions, but in the hotel they enjoyed the hammam, exploring the grounds, the rose walk and the herb garden, chatting to the resident hawk and taking a camel ride through the building site of the palmeraie.

I liked the Ksar Char Bagh and would recommend a short stay, especially for romantics.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Also Known As:
Ksar Char-Bagh Hotel
Ksar Char-Bagh Hotel Marrakech
Ksar Char Bagh
Ksar Char Bagh Marrakech
Address: Palmeraie de Marrakech | BP 12478, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#60 Luxury Hotel in Marrakech
#152 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Ksar Char-Bagh 5*
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