The Kasbah Bab Ourika has a total of fifteen rooms and suites. In 2011, it was awarded the Fodders Top one hundred hotels of the World, which is an amazing achievement. Kasbah Bab Ourika is perched majestically on a hilltop at the apex of the Ourika Valley, guarding the gateway to the snow-capped Atlas Mountains, and yet is less than 1 hour from Marrakech's International airport. With 360 degree panoramic views, this innovative new hotel receives warm sunlight all day, ending in spectacular sunsets, and from its unique eyrie-like position offers a birds eye view of the Atlas, traditional Berber villages and the lush river valley below.
The Kasbah has been constructed principally in rammed earth, the traditional Berber building technique. This method ensures environmentally sound insulation which takes away the need for energy intensive appliances such as airconditioning. The Kasbah's hot water supply is heated by solar panels and there is a programme established to generate its own electricity and to assist the community with projects funded by the hotel for the benefit of local schools and villages.
Guests can relax in individually decorated rooms with stunning terraces and views, or by the swimming pool in the Kasbah's magnificent hill top gardens. Eat bio fresh locally sourced food, take advantage of the nearby horticultural and Saffron farms, visit the large Monday Berber market at nearby Tnine Ourika, hike, trek, ski or ride in the scenic mountains, or drive 45 minutes to the heart of the vibrant Marrakech Medina to shop.
Bab Ourika offers the unique Moroccan experience, combining all the pleasures and conveniences of modern life with a truly relaxing and invigorating holiday in the Berber mountains.
|Mid Season:||4th April 2013 - 30th September 2013|
1st November 2013 - 20th December 2013
|High Season:||1st October 2013 - 31st October 2013|
The 4 Superior rooms can be made up as twin or double bedrooms. Two are on the first floor with valley views, and two are on the second floor with a shared terrace, and superb outlook. All rooms have an ensuite shower room.
|Mid Season:||£ 132 per night||€ 150 per night|
|High Season:||£ 158 per night||€ 180 per night|
The 5 Deluxe rooms are on the first floor, and can be made up as twin or double bedrooms. 4 of the rooms have either a balcony or terrace, and all have superb views. All rooms have ensuite bathroom with bath and shower.
|Mid Season:||£ 184 per night||€ 210 per night|
|High Season:||£ 180 per night||€ 205 per night|
The spacious Suites have a lounge area, and ensuite bathrooms with bathtub and shower. These suites all have either balconies or terraces, and stunning views.
|Mid Season:||£ 204 per night||€ 233 per night|
|High Season:||£ 237 per night||€ 270 per night|
The capacious Deluxe suites, have a lounge area with open fire, and ensuite bathroom with bathtub and shower. All have either a balcony or terrace with spectacular views of the valley.
|Mid Season:||£ 350 per night||€ 400 per night|
|High Season:||£ 390 per night||€ 445 per night|
The food at Kasbah Bab Ourika reflects the image of the place: colourful, fresh and refined.
Most ingredients are grown in the Kasbah's own garden and the selection changes daily, offering guest the leisure of trying out different tastes everyday.
At an appoximate cost of £15/20 per per person, great thought has been put into selecting the best wines to fully enjoy a top quality culinary delight.
Mediterranean fish soup, rustic crouton, saffron aiolli.
Warm, crispy goats cheese brick, mixed lettuces, red onion confit, red wine vinaigrette.
Three Moroccan salads, berber stone bread.
Roasted beetroot, rocket, feta, walnuts, mint, sherry vinaigrette.
Slow cooked lamb, potato cake, ratatouille, salsa verde.
Salmon fish cake, stir fried spinach, lemon, caper butter sauce, crispy fennel salad.
Charcoal cooked beef tagine, vegetables, wild herbed cous cous.
Spicy lentil fritters, crispy, green beans, oven roasted tomatoes, minted yoghurt sauce.
Bab Ourika flour less chocolate cake, mascarpone cream.
Frozen amaretto parfait, medjool dates, espresso syrup, amaretti cookie. Warm apple, quince tart, vanilla cream anglaise, quince ice cream.
Fresh strawberries, rose geranium syrup, peach sorbet
Amanda and her team are happy to arrange any sort of day trips by car, tailored to your needs. The most popular excursions around the Atlas Mountains include exploring the Ourika Valley, Setti Fadma waterfalls, the Tamadant Valley or even a ski session in Winter at the Oukaminen ski resort.
Exploring a Berber market
One truly authentic and memorable experience is to venture out the Kasbah on Mondays and mix in with the locals at the berber market of Tnine Ourika village.
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Please note: Local taxes of €2 - €3 per person per day are not included and are payable locally.
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