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Kasbah Bab Ourika

Atlas Mountains, Morocco

Silver price level

Mango Opinion

Kasbah Bab Ourika is an excellent spot from which to spend a day or two hiking some of the many trails of the Atlas Mountains just outside of Marrakech. The setting and views form the Kasbah are stunning.

Kasbah Bab Ourika stands in an exceptionally beautiful landscape in the Atlas Mountains, just 35 km from Marrakech. On its hilltop, at the apex of the Ourika Valley, it looks down to the river, green fields, and groves of olives, oranges and lemons and up to the dazzling snowy mountains. Guests can relax in individually decorated rooms with their own terraces, or unwind by the secluded swimming pool. Above all the Kasbah offers peace and relaxation in spectacular surroundings, a memorable escape from the hustle of the Western World. The Kasbah is one of the most eco-friendly buildings in Morocco. Constructed principally from Pise (rammed earth), the traditional Berber building technique, it blends easily with rock and earth around it. All water at the Kasbah is recycled and used in the garden.

The Kasbah has 26 rooms, all individually decorated and all have stunning views of the Atlas, National Park and Ourika Valley. There are 15 rooms in the main Kasbah building and 11 rooms in the gardens, including two pool suites and the Villa Retreat. At Kasbah Bab Ourika the chef specializes in traditional Berber recipes as well as international cuisine. The Kasbah's Guide, Mohammed, with mules and muleteers offers a choice of six different treks, such as touring olive groves or nearby villages. In addition to easy walks and picnics locally, guests can explore the region on longer treks including the remote and unspoiled Salt National Park.