Stunning location in the foothills of the High Atlas mountains overlooking the Ourika valley. This kasbah style hotel is very spacious and has a good pool. Our bedroom and bathroom were excellent - plenty of space and light. The hotel grounds are extensive with beautiful gardens providing many places to sit and relax and beyond these a working garden that provides food for the hotel. Our favourite spot was a bench at the very end of the vegetable garden that looks straight across the valley into the High Atlas.
The food at breakfast and dinner was fantastic and all the staff friendly and helpful.
We would recommend this place to anyone who wants somewhere to relax for a few days to enjoy great scenery and good food in a friendly environment.
It's also worth taking a short 20 - 30 minute walk down the track to one of the local villages.
- 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