Kasbah Tamadot is an authentically styled boutique property less than an hour from Marrakech. Dramatically set in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains and with stunning views towards Jebel Toubkal, the highest peak in north Africa, and a steep lush river valley below, the Kasbah is a walled retreat with peaceful courtyards and landscaped gardens.
Within the Kasbah’s walls, the eighteen individually styled rooms and suites, as well as the common areas, are decorated with an eclectic mix of Arabian, Indian and Far Eastern antiques and artefacts. These have been lovingly collected over time by the Kasbah's former owner, a renowned interior designer and antiques dealer. Located in the gardens are five stunning and spacious Berber Tents, each with its own sun deck and Jacuzzi.
Enjoy the chef's freshly prepared Moroccan and international dishes in one of the bars or in the stunning main restaurant, Kanoun or even on the Kasbah's roof terrace. For romantics, private dining is possible at any of the secluded locations in the Kasbah and its gardens. Ingredients are sourced locally and menus change according to the season. The atmosphere is relaxed and the service levels are as you would expect from one of Sir Richard Branson’s Limited Edition properties.
There is a full range of activities available from tennis to quad biking to trekking and hot air ballooning. During the school holidays the activities available for children are endless and include treasure hunts, mule trekking, Moroccan tea parties, pool parties and getting to know the Kasbah's menagerie of camels, mules and donkeys. For those seeking pampering and relaxation, the Asounfou Spa and Hammam await and offer a genuine world-class retreat with a full range of holistic treatments available for both men and women. There are also two swimming pools, an outdoor horizon pool overlooking the mountains and a stunning indoor oasis of calm.
At Kasbah Tamadot, each room has a descriptive Berber name which tells you something unique about it and all are individually designed and decorated. There are two Superior and seven Deluxe Rooms and there are several categories for the eight suites including a three-bedroom Master suite over two floors with a private swimming pool. All of the suites have either a terrace or balcony. The nine spacious Berber Tents are a unique experience and all have private decks and plunge pools with views out to the Atlas Mountains.
There are three Superior rooms, one looks out over the front courtyard, the other into an interior courtyard and the third forms part of the three bedroom Master Suite and has a large terrace and spectacular views over the Atlas Mountains. The Superior Room in the Master Suite can only be booked separately within 2 months prior to arrival.
The rooms are between 30- 36 square metres.
All seven Deluxe Rooms have a balcony or terrace. One of the Deluxe Rooms forms part of the Master Suite and interconnects with the Deluxe Suite with pool (Kasbah Tamadot's only interconnecting room). All Deluxe Rooms have a garden, pool or mountain view, the smaller the room in this category the better the view. The rooms are between 31- 33 square metres.
Of the rooms in the main building, the three Deluxe Suites occupy the premium locations for views of the valley and Atlas Mountains. Larger in size and with a sitting room, the smaller the suite in this category the better the view. These Suites can accommodate extra beds. The suites are between 35- 50 square metres.
|Deluxe Suite with Pool|
Offering wonderful uninterrupted views of the Atlas Mountains, this room is located on the ground floor of The Master Suite and has its own private pool with a large terrace, sun loungers, table and chairs. With a separate living room, floor to ceiling windows and patio doors leading out to the pool terrace, this room can only be booked separately within 2 months prior to arrival. This suite is 50 square metres in size.
All four Superior Suites offer a private balcony or terrace and are typically larger in size than the Deluxe Rooms, again the smaller the room in this category the better the view. The Superior Suites have a sitting area and are more private, they can also accommodate a roll away bed for 1 child. The suites are between 34- 44 square metres.
The tented suites are perched on the hillside with stunning views across the Atlas Mountain range and the valley below. Each tent features a king-size bed, large bathtubs, a terrace, sun loungers and outdoor dining. The tents are 55 square metres in size.
|Berber Tent with Private Jacuzzi|
Perched on the hillside overlooking a valley below, the five Berber Tented Suites offer stunning views of the Atlas Mountains. Five of the suites are located a short stroll through the herb and vegetable garden and all have views of Mount Toubkal, the Atlas' highest peak. All are perfect for those looking for a little more luxury adventure. Each tent features a king-size bed, large bathtubs, a terrace with private Jacuzzi, sun loungers and outdoor dining. The tents are 65 square metres in size.
The Master Suite is a miniature version of The Kasbah sitting out on a promontory and featuring three special rooms. Located near the glorious infinity pool the master suite more is ideal for families and features three bedrooms, a terrace and a private swimming pool. The building itself is rich in architectural detail and affords complete privacy. Within there is a Deluxe Room and a Deluxe Suite at the lower level with a private pool, both generously laid out. These rooms can interconnect. On the upper floor is a compact Superior Room with a huge roof terrace. This configuration is perfect for a larger party, or those seeking a true escape and complete privacy. This Master Suite is 112 square metres.
Children are accepted a Kasbah Tamadot in the school holidays and at these time kids are very well catered for with a huge range of activities available to tailor to each child's interests. These include getting to know the kasbah's two camels, three donkeys and three mules (who can take them on a tour of the local village), treasure hunts, cooking classes, 4WD excursions, nature walks, pool games, tennis and table tennis and even some nail painting with the spa's therapists! Children's menus and babysitting are also available on request.
Enjoy magnificent Moroccan, African and international dishes and fine wines at the Kanoun Restaurant with fireside bar and breathtaking terrace, the Pool Bar and the Rooftop Bar. Lunch is usually served by the pool and private dining can be arranged in your room or at a private location of your choice around the kasbah. There is a fully equipped gym, superb spa with a full range of local and international treatments, heated indoor and outdoor swimming pools, hammam, library with internet access and two tennis courts.
On site the gym, tennis courts, hammam, spa and pools offer plenty of entertainment but this region surrounding Kasbah Tamadot has so much to offer from balloon trips to mule and horse trekking, guided mountain biking, quad biking, long and short treks, excursions by car to points of interest and even golf.
When to travel
The Atlas Mountains can also be visited year-round, although it does get cold in winter, with averages in the late teens. Summers months can be unbearably hot, especially in the months of July and August. Late autumn (September to November) and early spring (February to April) are the best time to visit, with daytime temperatures in the 20s and low 30s Celsius.
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Location and directions
Kasbah Tamadot is located at the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, approximately one hour's drive from the centre of Marrakech, Morocco. The hotel sits at an elevation of 1,320m. The nearest village is Asni.
How to get there
It is a 3-hour 30-minute direct flight to Marrakech Menara Airport. Transfers from the airport take around 1-hour to Kasbah Tamadot.