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Last updated: 03 December, 2023
Expert travel writer: Mandy Sinclair

This majestic and authentic Kasbah-style hotel is located on a remote hilltop in the Ourika Valley, overlooking a picturesque river and citrus and olive groves, surrounded by vistas of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains. Decorated in Moroccan crafts, it was built by local Berber artisans.

The 26 rooms are split between the original house, and a newer building set within the gardens, alongside a private villa.

The cuisine is a first-rate mix of Berber, Arabic and international dishes. Lovely walking and hiking of the area can be arranged with local, knowledgeable guides.

It’s an isolated property, 40 minutes from Marrakech, so a more suitable choice for second-time visitors and travellers looking for an authentic stay, and to get away from it all.

Surrounding area

Situated in the centre of the Ourika Valley, this isolated property is surrounded by arid mountains, including the rugged, snow-covered Atlas range.

Down below in the valley are small Berber villages and farms where locals seem to miraculously grow fruit and vegetables from the red soil that is parched in summer, yet almost lush in spring when the water from the melting snow runs down the mountains, greening the countryside.

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General amenities

Key facilities

Airport transfers*
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Kids club
Parking: On-site (free)
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Spa
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free
Yoga

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
*
Additional charge

Room amenities

Room types

Apartments
Bedrooms
Cabins
Suites
Tents
Villas
Yurts

Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Hot tub (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities
WiFi

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

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