We spent 5 very relaxing days at this hotel with our two children aged 5 and 2 ½.
This is a small, friendly place about 20-25 minutes from the Djama el Fna. Its highlights are without a doubt the wonderful, immaculately maintained garden and the beautiful heated swimming pool whcih acts as a focal point for the hotel. Service is attentive without being invasive and the food, while simple, is delicious and authentic. Minor glitches -eg temperamental plumbing- are fixed immediately when they occur and the atmosphere is one of relaxed luxury.
Our children had such a wonderful time playing in the garden and swimming in the pool that they keep asking us when we can go back! They "want to live in Morocco", and declared Dar Ilham the best place they've ever been to. Surely the sign of a great holiday! Although this is not a family hotel it is ideally suited for families due to its size, secluded location and friendly service.
Its distance from the center of town is at the same time its blessing- complete, wonderful quiet- and its weak point- transports can be expensive and problematic especially in high season when taxis are scarce. The introduction of a shuttle service to and from town would solve this issue and make this lovely hotel perfect.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In a stunning natural setting, facing the Atlas Mountains, the Kasbah Dar Ilham welcomes you to an unpretentious luxury that combines Moroccan knowledge with the modern comfort of the services provided. Alain and his devoted team, attentive and discreet, welcome you and will turn your stay into an unforgettable experience. Luxury and simplicity: The utmost luxury resides in life's simple things and happiness is the combination of all small pleasures, like relaxing by our wonderful swimming pool of 72 x 26 ft, heated in winter for your greater comfort, or enjoying your well-being in our Jacuzzi for up to 6 people. Enjoy a delicious breakfast under the arches or in the terrace and discover the wonderful cooking concocted by Aicha and her team. You can also choose between a numerous range of different additional activities available, like golfing (3 courses just 15 minutes away), horse riding, SUV riding, jet skiing, quad, kart racing and many others. Marrakech's well-being: Your stay wouldn't be complete without a special moment for yourself in which Nawal, our beautician/masseuse will make you discover the advantages of a traditional Hammam and the secrets of numerous cares and Oriental massages. Everything here is made for you to have pleasant moments, to discover the traditions and the culture of Morocco, and to make you leave full of charming memories... So that you come back! ... more less
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