We spent the perfect Christmas here. The setting is stunning and the buildings, grounds and gardens are beautiful. Our Garden Deluxe room had a separate living room with well-stocked bookshelves and a log fire, lit each morning and night by the brilliant, attentive staff. There is so much to do nearby: massages, hiking, mountain biking, going to the market in the town on a Monday, or just relaxing in the kasbah. In December/January it's cold at night but still quite hot in the sun, and it was sunny every day. We would come back in a heartbeat. Thanks to Amanda and all the staff.
- 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