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Kasbah Bab Ourika is managed by Beatriz, hotel manager.
150 - 660/night
Suitable for 2-5 people

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Kasbah Bab Ourika - Kasbah Bab Ourika, in Atlas Mountains, Morocco
— Beatriz: “I can’t tell you how many times our guests have told us that this is the most beautiful place they have been to which delights and motivates us all.”
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— How would you describe Kasbah Bab Ourika in a nutshell?

Beatriz: “Kasbah Bab Ourika is a unique boutique hotel with a 360-degree panorama of the Atlas Mountains. It is surrounded by verdant hills and a national park. It is a remote place to get away from the world yet is only 45 minutes from Marrakech. Harper’s Bazaar journalist Alex Preston said recently ‘It is a vision of Paradise, this earth–hewn hotel, its hilltop garden, its scents and its scenery. There is a quality of silence up here in the clear still air, a sense of timelessness that tricks you into believing that the fortress-like building, with its rose earth walls and cool courtyards, might have been here forever - a symmetrical extrusion from the hillside itself’.”
Kasbah Bab Ourika - Kasbah Bab Ourika, in Atlas Mountains, Morocco
— Kasbah Bab Ourika

— Please describe the layout of the Kasbah and the rooms.

Beatriz: “There are 15 rooms in the main building and the gardens offer a further 6 rooms. We have Superior Rooms, Deluxe Rooms, Suites, Deluxe Suites, Pool Suites and a recently opened 5-bedroom Garden Retreat with its own terrace and infinity pool on the cliff-face with the whole of the Ourika Valley in front of it.

All of our rooms have great views. The style of the rooms reflects the Berber culture. The beds’ headboards have been upholstered in natural tones of leather, Beni Ourain rugs cover floor surfaces, windows are dressed with old Berber plaids — each one is unique in design — and Berber blankets decorate the beds.”
Pool Suite - Kasbah Bab Ourika, in Atlas Mountains, Morocco
— Pool Suite

— How would you describe the atmosphere at Kasbah Bab Ourika?

Beatriz: “The atmosphere here is of peace and of beauty. Nature is an intimate part of the hotel.

Light changes during the day create different magical ambiances. Mornings are glorious and later when the light begins to soften, drawing itself down the snow-capped mountains the valley, it becomes greener and redder and at dusk magic starts with candle lights all over the courtyards and terraces. Dinner is served outside half of the year under the stars with the breeze bringing garden scents in.

Winter days are mostly sunny and nights are cooler but the rooms are cosy. Log fires welcome you to the bar or the TV room to watch a movie.

A lot of our guests come to relax and unwind. Lazy lunches, reading in the many special places around the gardens. Others may want to see more of the Ourika Valley with excursions from the Kasbah or to trek in the national park next the Kasbah.”
 - Kasbah Bab Ourika, in Atlas Mountains, Morocco

— Who should stay at Kasbah Bab Ourika and who should rather book something else?

Beatriz: “The Kasbah is a pure place where guests can experience a more genuine side of Moroccan life – the life of the Berber villages. If you are looking for a TV in your room or nightlife you may be better staying in Marrakech.

Our staff is part of the hotel family and they are proud of the hotel that has been created together. They will do their best to make you feel that the Kasbah is your home away from home.

From up here we have one of the most spectacular views of North Africa. I can’t tell you how many times our guests have told us that this is the most beautiful place they have been to which delights and motivates us all.”
Garden Deluxe Room - Kasbah Bab Ourika, in Atlas Mountains, Morocco
— Garden Deluxe Room

— Please tell us about the restaurant and the food you serve.

Beatriz: “At Kasbah Bab Ourika we are passionate about our produce. We source the freshest organic ingredients available from our own kitchen gardens and nearby markets to prepare a pure artisanal cuisine for our guests to enjoy.

Kasbah Bab Ourika and freelance consultant chef Michael Arthur have been working on a unique vision to create a balanced Moroccan and European menu. Our menu changes daily reflecting the fresh produce from our kitchen gardens and the surrounding valley.

Food is simple and healthy, rural and local but with sophistication and is served in the pagoda restaurant or under the trees.”
Garden Deluxe Room - Kasbah Bab Ourika, in Atlas Mountains, Morocco
— Garden Deluxe Room

— Please tell us about other facilities and services offered.

Beatriz: “The Kasbah sits on its own hilltop surveying the Ourika Valley and the snow-capped Atlas beyond. The main Kasbah building is a formidable castle. All furnishings have been sourced locally. Genuine antique wood doors open up to private balconies or courtyards that lead to the main terrace and gardens.

The gardens are luxurious and spacious and feature a large swimming pool, water gardens and immaculate kitchen gardens that supply the Kasbah restaurant.

We are attentive to our guests’ personal requests and needs and offer a wide range of excursions and activities as well as spa and massage treatments. A particular favourite is demonstrations given by the Kasbah Kitchen on creating typical Berber dishes.”
 - Kasbah Bab Ourika, in Atlas Mountains, Morocco
 
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