Kasbah Bab Ourika
13th November 2014
What: An excellent escape to the hustle of Marrakech. This stunning hotel is situated in the Ourika Valley and has the most dazzling views on the snowy Atlas Mountains.
Atmosphere & design: Owner Stephen Skinner wanted to reflect the traditional Berber style in the Kasbah. He asked interior designer Romain Michel-Ménière to decorate 15 rooms featuring locally sourced textiles and artefacts. The result is classy, but authentic. It’s all about natural colours and beautiful Berber carpets. Do ask about their excursions (treks in the national park, hot air ballooning, mountainbiking, exploring Berber markets, skiing in the Atlas Mountains, …).
Location: Located 45 minutes from the city centre of Marrakech. You pass some Berber villages before arriving on this breathtaking location.
Insiders tip: Stephen’s wife sells beautiful traditional Berber carpets (in love with the Beni Ouarain carpets!). Do have a look at her website Collection Souk.
Price category: Rooms — superior rooms from 150 to 180 euros / deluxe rooms from 230 to 260 euros / suites from 300 to 340 euros. Depending on the season.
Contact: 00 212 668 74 95 47 / 00 212 661 63 42 34
Copyright pictures: Alan Keohane (Still Images)