Kasbah Bab Ourika
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. Soon a biodigester will provide electricity and compost not only for the hotel but also for the village below.
Guests can relax in individually decorated rooms with their own terraces or unwind by the secluded swimming pool. Meals are served in the gardens or in the colonnaded restaurant or can be taken privately in the rooms or suites. The restaurant serves food that is freshly supplied daily from the surrounding villages. The chef specialises in traditional Berber recipes as well as international cuisine.
Those curious to see more of Morocco can visit the large Monday Berber market at the nearby town of Tnine Ourika or call at some of the farms that grow herbs and flowers in the valley for the perfumiers and herbalists who sell a wide variety of exotic perfumes in the Medina. For the energetic there is also hiking, trekking, biking, rafting, and riding from the Kasbah or skiing nearby in the Atlas mountains. Alternatively, guests can drive only 45 minutes into Marrakech to explore on foot the Souks in the Medina and enjoy the delights of the famous Main Square (Djemaa el Fna).
The Kasbah Bab Ourika provides opportunities for many different kinds of holiday in an exceptionally beautiful part of the Atlas mountains. The Kasbah offers a peaceful but spectacular interlude in sharp contrast with the hustle of the Western World. Days spent relaxing here will be remembered with pleasure for long afterwards.
Bab Ourika opens in 2009, with a total of fifteen rooms and suites.
Superior Room €150
Deluxe Room €210
Deluxe Suite €400
To make a reservation or find out more call 00 212 661 25 23 28 / 00 212 661 44 77 89 / 00 212 524 38 97 97