So we came here for just one night of a quick weekend visit from London having spent the first night at the sister hotel - Kssour Agafay - in central Marrakech.
What a difference in location! Whereas Kssour Agafay is right in heart of the Souks of the Medina, Kasbah Agafay, while only being half an hour from Marrakech airport, feels like it's on the edge of the desert, with the High Atlas mountain in the distance. The air is dry and silent with only birdsong in background.
The rooms are fabulous and comfortable. The sitting areas, under double height ceiling are great places to relax and chat. The pool is large and clean with comfortable sun beds and towels.
As with Kssour Agafay we ate very well with a light and healthy breakfast on the terrace, grilled lunch in the garden and dinner in the central riad of the main building with the most incredible Gnawa "Trance" drum performers after dinner. If you haven't seen this music done well it will blow you away. It makes modern techno sound a little lame. All the food was delicious.
Mo, the manager is delightful and we spent a great deal of time discussing the history of the Kasbah and of Morocco! Nothing was too much trouble for them from the moment we arrived to our bags being dropped off in front of the check-in desk at the airport.
There is also an incredible, authentic wood fired hamman. I didn't (dare) use it but my wife and lots of others did. Incredible apparently. There was lots of glowing skin and floating about in a dreamlike state so it must have been good.
We had a lovely time and can't wait to come back next year.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kasbah Agafay, this luxury Marrakech hotel is a haven of relaxation and tranquility offering unforgettable views across Berber villages, the Atlas Mountains and olive grove plantations. Nestled around olive and citrus orchards just at the border to the big dessert plains South West of Marrakesh. Just a short drive (20 minutes) from the buzz of Marrakech and the airport, this Marrakech hotel dominates the old and new crossroads of camel and goat herds. This luxury Marrakech hotel has been elegantly restored in to a striking private hotel. For those that dream of escaping to an 18th-century castle fort, Kasbah Agafay is a unique retreat. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kasbah Agafay Marrakech
- Kasbah Agafay Hotel Marrakech