Not only is Kasbah Tamadot as beautiful as the photos suggest but from the moment we arrived we were made to feel very welcome.
Linda M 55 yrs, Cheltenham, UK, Read 41 reviews »
- Berber-style tented hideaways all come with mountain-views and luxurious sunken Jacuzzis.
- Enjoy the fresh mountain air as you wander around the indigenous gardens.
- Kasbah Tamadot is a brilliant breather after experiencing Marrakech's melee.
Facilities includeComplimentary WIFI Heated Indoor/Outdoor Pool Luxurious Spa/Hammam Safety Deposit Box Kanoun Restaurant
- Scenic Golf
- Tennis Court
- Horse Riding
- Cinema Nights
- Mule Trekking
- Gym and Trainer
- Asounfou Luxury Spa
- Atlas Mountain Biking
- Visit The Eve Branson Foundation
- Cooking Lessons and Demonstrations
Seasons in Morocco
About Kasbah Tamadot
With breathtaking views, Sir Richard Bransons award winning Moroccan retreat Kasbah Tamadot is set in the spectacular Atlas Mountains. Each of the stunning 27 rooms and suites have been individually decorated and features antiques from all over the world, where the spirit and traditional charm of Moroccan design is beautifully infused with contemporary elements, creating an ambiance of luxurious serenity and a hint of exotic adventure.
The extensive grounds are filled with intriguing staircases, peaceful courtyards and landscaped gardens to explore. Employing local staff from the surrounding villages, Kasbah Tamadot gives guests a sense of staying in a Moroccan home rather than a hotel.
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.
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 one child.
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 a roll away bed for one child.
The Deluxe Suite with pool offers 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.
Perched on the hillside overlooking a pretty valley below, the nine Berber Tented Suites offer stunning views of the Atlas Mountains. 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, TV & DVD player, coffee machine, walk-in showers, large bathtubs for soaking while you gaze over the mountains, a terrace, sun loungers and outdoor dining. Five of the Berber Tented Suites have private Jacuzzis on the terrace.
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.
The area around the hotel is predominantly inhabited by the Berber people who make up 90% of the work force at Kasbah Tamadot. The Berber language, Tamazight, has gradually evolved into over thirty languages and hundreds of dialects, but many Berbers also speak French, English, or both. If you'd like to give a few Berber words a try, we suggest: Walaikum salam, the traditional "hello"; Tanmmirt - "thank you", and Atay nlikmt - "mint tea".
How to get there
The nearest airport is Marrakechâs Menara Airport â you can fly there from the UK and elsewhere in Europe with British Airways (www.ba.com), Royal Air Maroc (www.royalairmaroc.com), EasyJet (www.easyjet.com) and Ryanair (www.ryanair.com). Transfers from the airport take around 45 minutes.
Driving in Morocco can be daunting, but it gets easier outside of the congested cities. Should you want to drive, hire a car at the airport from Avis (www.avis.com). From Marrakech follow the signs to Tahannaoute and Asni for about 42km until you reach Asni. As you leave Asni, take the turning on the left and follow this road for 4.5km until you see Kasbah Tamadot on the left.
When to go
3rd January - 31st March
1st June - 31st August
1st April - 31st May
Kasbah Tamadot is the ideal escape for groups as the entire property can be hired for private use. There are 27 rooms in total that can accommodate up to 54 guests.
Visa: EU passport holders with a passport that is valid for at least 6 months beyond your return date do not require a visa to enter Morocco for tourist purposes. If you hold a passport from outside the European Union we strongly recommend that you check with your nearest Moroccan Embassy.
Currency: The local currency in Morocco is the Dirham. It is not possible to obtain Dirhams outside Morocco however there are cash machines at the airport and in central Marrakech. You can change Sterling, Dollars or Euros into Dirhams at Kasbah Tamadot, but it is illegal for a hotel to change Dirhams back into any other currency. They accept Sterling, Dollars, Euros, Dirhams or credit cards to settle your bill. You can only change Dirhams back at the airport if you have a receipt from a registered Bureau de Change. Dirhams are not accepted after passing through airport security as they are not permitted to leave the country. Most restaurants and even some of the market stalls in the larger souks accept credit cards. Many places will also take Euros as payment however your change will most likely be in Dirhams.
In smaller places or remote areas you will find it much easier to pay in Dirhams. If you are carrying currency to the value of 10,000 Dirhams or more on arrival into Morocco, we strongly recommend you declare this at Customs.
Drinking: Although Islam forbids the consumption of alcohol by Muslims, alcoholic drinks can be legally served and sold throughout the country, though in some restaurants you may need to ask to see the drinks menu. Morocco even produces its own range of wines, some of which are available to try at Kasbah Tamadot, which serves a full selection of beer, wine, and spirits. Kasbah Tamadot are able to serve alcohol during the holy month of Ramadan.
Morocco is a Muslim country therefore we would recommend women avoid wearing revealing attire if they wish to observe local custom, particularly when travelling outside of the hotel.
Travelling with children
Children of all ages are very welcome at Kasbah Tamadot for selected dates during the year:
2nd January - 12th January
13th February - 23rd February
27th March - 12th April
24th May - 1st June
3rd July - 31st August
18th October - 1st November
11th December 2015 - 10th January (subject to annual closure dates)
Kids aged from 0 - 11 years can stay for free during the following dates:
13th December 2014 – 12th January (excluding 22nd December - 2nd January)
16th February – 23rd February
3rd July – 31st August
11th December – 21st December
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