Picked up from our Hotel in Marrakech for the 60 min transfer (slightly longer than expected due to local market). Kasbah itself is 20 mins up a dirt track by 4WD!!. The views are stunning and the Hotel itself is spacious with plenty of terrace & garden space for sitting down and relaxing. The pool is full size with plenty of loungers - perfect for the relaxing end to a busy holiday.
The hotel does have organised Treks of the local area but the heat in August was too much so restricted ourselves to a small stroll to small village nearby.
Daily menu for lunch & dinner is small but changes daily (I guess depending on what supplies are available in the remote location). It was delicious though and well presented. All staff were attentive & friendly - teh Manageress making a point of chatting to everyone at dinner.
A word of warning - it is very remote - if you are not after the trekking or a relax by the pool then suggest this is not for you.
- 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