Kasbah Bab Ourika was all that we could have hoped for and more. The setting is simply stunning and the house and gardens are beautifully decorated and maintained. There is a wonderfully relaxed feel to the place and it would be easy to just laze by the peaceful pool or relax in one of the quiet sitting areas dotted about the gardens. We did manage to tear ourselves away for a walk to the market (very interesting) and for a 4 hour walk into the surrounding hills which was a great way to get a feel for the countryside. Amanda was really friendly and helpful, as were all the staff. The food was generally excellent. It's hard to think of anything that could have been better.
- 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