Kasbah Bab Ourika
Only just 45 minutes from Marrakech, you can experience the magic of Morocco to the max! Blessed with beautiful scenery, Kasbah Bab Ourika is perched high above the majestic Ourika Valley in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. This rural retreat offers a sense of absolute peace, low key luxe and an away-from-it-all vibe, but it’s the dream setting you’ll come back for.
The last part of the road to Kasbah Bab Ourika is a very bumpy track through the narrow streets of a Berber village, which is all part of your Moroccan adventure. Once you arrive you’ll be blown away by its perfect hilltop position and panoramic killer view. The wraparound views of the high peaks of the Atlas Mountains, the fantastic forms of the Salt Natural Park and the traditional Berber villages are truly exceptional.
Brainchild of a well-heeled English gent, Kasbah Bab Ourika is designed for guests who take romance seriously. The terraced gardens surrounding the kasbah hotel offer lots of peaceful terraces and secret corners, ideal for inhaling lavender & rose scents and enjoying the breathtakingly beauty of nature. Its large swimming pool with mountain views is the ultimate spot for lounging and sunbathing. Inside, there are lots of quiet and cozy salons to rest, read a book and soak up Kasbah Bab’s laidback atmosphere.
Solidly built from mud and clay using an age-old Berber technique, this eco-friendly boutique hotel in Morocco boasts fifteen rooms and suites. Throughout this affordable & attractive hotel you can find furnishings of Berber fabrics, sourced in the Marrakech medina, shades of beige, cream and brown plus lots of stone, leather and wood. Don’t expect luxury amenities here. The simple yet stylish rooms, without TV’s and aircons, are all individually decorated in a Moroccan style and feature views of the Atlas peaks and Ourika Valley. Some larger rooms offer private terraces.
Dinner is served on the candlelit patio to complete your romantic stay. The menu includes pure Arabic, Berber and international dishes. You can also book a daytrip to Kasbah Bab Ourika for a tasty lunch followed by poolside lounging. Forgot your favorite kaftan? Check out the gorgeous kaftans from the London-based designer Liza Bruce, which they sell in the lobby. Feeling active? Biking, rafting and trekking are some of the activities that can be done in the surrounding area. After exploring the surroundings, hit the hammam where you can enjoy the ancient ritual of body cleaning and exfoliating, practiced in Morocco for 1000′s of years.