Les Borgs de la Kasbah, Marrakech.
Date: April 24 2009
I have just returned from a weekend at this fabulous riad in the heart of Marrakech, close to the Kasbah. I was really impressed with it, for several reasons. Firstly, the look and feel of the place transports you back in time, with its open-air courtyards, authentic tiling and Moroccan detail everywhere.
Les Borgs was originally seven houses and the owners have created a charming, old-style boutique hotel with real character.
Secondly, for such a small, boutique style hotel - it has just 27 rooms - it has all the facilities and amenities of a much larger property. For example, a relaxing and decent-size open-air pool on the rooftop and a luxurious spa.
Bedrooms are to a high spec, from beautifully-tiled bathrooms to flatscreen TVs. Most rooms overlook the main courtyard and the suites overlook the pool area.
Staff have a can-do attitude, which is refreshing too. They arranged a friend's birthday party and just got on with it and everything went like clockwork.
Last but not least I loved the fact that it was so discreet, with a door and small sign on the outside, neither of which suggests the rich interior the other side.
I recommend it highly.
- Also Known As:
- Les Borjs De La Kasbah Hotel
- Les Borjs De La Kasbah Hotel Marrakech
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Les Borjs de la Kasbah is a charming boutique hotel (opened in 2007) combining all the character of a traditional riad with the modern comforts and professionalism of a luxury hotel. Adjoining two borjs (defensive towers), the hotel stands at the southern edge of the walled city, close to the royal palace, a 15-20 min walk through the kasbah from the Place Jemaa. There are 18 rooms, 3 lounges, a bar, restaurant and meeting room, all with free internet access. In a separate, secluded part of the complex there is also a 10m swimming pool (a rarity in the kasbah), with poolside bar, and a spa with traditional hammam, massage rooms and sauna. ... more less
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