Atlas Mountains, Morocco
Acquired by Sir Richard Branson in 1998 during one of his famous ballooning expeditions, Kasbah Tamadot in Morocco is an enchanting hideaway set at the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, one hour’s drive from Marrakech. Featuring traditional Moroccan décor, this magnificent walled retreat, is replete with peaceful courtyards, landscaped gardens and impressive views. Kasbah Tamadot the ideal destination for a relaxing holiday both in Summer and Winter. Its cosy bar and library have roaring fires in the colder months while come Summer, the fragrant gardens come into their own.
Run by local staff, you can expect impeccable service and first class facilities at this luxury boutique hotel, which includes two pools, tennis courts, spa, gym and sauna. Families are welcome and during school holidays, activities such as mule trekking, Moroccan tea parties, pool parties and meeting Kasbah’s menagerie of animals can be arranged. Babysitting is also available.
Kasbah Tamadot has 27 stylish bedrooms and suites, all individually decorated using traditional Moroccan furnishings and antiques, as well as items from the vast collection of Luciano Tempo, Kasbah Tamadot’s former owner. The three-bedroom Master Suite, set across two floors, is a miniature replica of the Kasbah, with 360-degree views of the mountain scenery and its own swimming pool. This accommodation is ideal for families travelling together. Equally impressive are the luxurious Berber Tents, which come with their own private deck offering fantastic views of the Atlas Mountains, king-size bed and large bathtub. Some of the tents also feature a private Jacuzzi.
The cuisine at Kanoun, the hotel’s restaurant, is a magnificent mix of Moroccan, African and international specialities, and there’s an impressive wine list. Enjoy lunch by the infinity pool and romantic candlelit dinners on the roof terrace or in a secluded spot in the grounds. Cooking lessons and demonstrations can also be arranged.
There is plenty to keep even the most active traveller busy. Adventure seekers will enjoy quad biking, mule trekking, hot air ballooning and even golf. Unwind after a tiring day with a treatment in the spa, a cocktail by the infinity pool as you admire the views or watch a movie under the stars.
Kasbah Tamadot is part of Virgin Limited Edition, Sir Richard Branson’s portfolio of unique retreats.
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Kasbah Tamadot Information
- Location & Getting There
Located at the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, Kasbah Tamadot is about one hour's drive from the centre of Marrakech, Morocco. For Guests arriving from the Marrakech’s Menara Airport, it takes about a 45 minutes drive.
Kasbah Tamadot has a total of 27 bedrooms and suites, including 9 luxury Berber Tents, each well furnished with traditional Moroccan decor and antiques. Each room is personalised with its own Berber name. Perfect for the more adventurous, the berber tents are equipped with a private deck with sun loungers and a space for outdoor dining. Five luxurious suites are also equipped with their own private Jacuzzi. The master suite which comprises a large terrace and private pool is a renowned and intricate architectural beauty itself. It offers a spectacular view complete with a private pool, interconnected rooms and a huge roof terrace.
-Spa, Sauna, hammam
-Organized excursions and activities
-Dining: 2 restaurants, 3 bars
-Pool: 1 mountain view infinity pool, 1 heated indoor pool
-No pets allowed
Cooking afficionados must indulge in a class with the chef. Excursions with a scenic drive through to Marrakech or simply visit the Tin Mal Mosque and the village of Ouirgane are also a must. For golf lovers, there is a Royal Golf Course, Amelkis Golf Course and Palmeraie Golf Course located. Sports facilities such as tennis, ping pong and trekking tours are also available. Mule trekking along the high Atlas mountains is a highlight, followed by awell-deserved treatment at the hotel's spa.
Children are welcomed. Games and cultural activities are available for children. Children’s menu is available. Cots and high chairs can be requested in advance. Baby sitting can be arranged.