This place is a peaceful haven in the foothills of the Atlas mountains and is a great respite from the hectic pace of life in Marrakesh. Wonderful views down onto the plains, would recommend dinner on the terrace under the stars, and overlooking the bright lights of Marrakesh in the distance. The staff were great, we had the place to ourselves. The only slight criticism was that our sheets were not changed during the four nights we stayed, this is not a real issue for us but may be for some people. Also if you're staying for more than a couple of days, you can get a bit tired of the menu as its the same at lunchtimes and evenings. Having said that, the food was very good, even the harrira soup in the mornings! If you just wanted to kick back and relax and not do anything other than laze by the large pool, you couldn't do much better than this place.
Out and about...
We walked down to the weekly local souk on Monday, be prepared to be hustled and hassled by prospective "guides" and hawkers selling fake geodes and plastic necklaces, but its worth a visit. We also did the Ourika Falls trip organised by the hotel, it was a good day out but too many stops at roadside stalls and I didn't particularly enjoy the visit to the argan oil co-operative, it charges ridiculous prices and the staff are very pushy, not what we expected. Could have done without the visit to the Berber house, it was jam packed with a bus tour - so much for an authentic experience! The driver/guide was very good, he spoke a bit of English and a bit more French.
The most enjoyable activity we did was take a walk up ourselves into the hills from the hotel (despite the gardener trying to come with us!). The scenery is spectacular and its great to get an insight into the day to day routines of the locals who were all very friendly and polite. We certainly felt we got a better feel for the area and people by getting away from the tourist hot spots.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome In the heart of the Berber culture, 30 minutes from Marrakech, stands the Kasbah Agounsane when myth meets the new. This charming, elegant style and the many personalized services will reveal its magic. Customers reviews Come with me to share this wonderful place and is delighted that the Kasbah Agounsane! A place that can not be ignored as it unforgettable and spellbinding. The Kasbah Agounsane provided an excellent location and contrast to the bustle of Marrakesh only 40 minutes away. ... more less