#0629: Morocco, Marrakech

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home exchange #0629: Morocco, Marrakech
home exchange #0629: Morocco, Marrakech
home exchange #0629: Morocco, Marrakech
home exchange #0629: Morocco, Marrakech
home exchange #0629: Morocco, Marrakech
home exchange #0629: Morocco, Marrakech
home exchange #0629: Morocco, Marrakech
home exchange #0629: Morocco, Marrakech

    Description

    With 360 degree panoramic views, Kasbah Bab Ourika receives warm sunlight all day, ending in spectacular sunsets. 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.

    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. Thick walls provide natural insulation in the heat and along with solar panels ensure a balanced temperature. All water at the Kasbah is recycled and used in the garden. An innovative biodigester system is to be used to produce electricity and also compost for the garden; the village below will also benefit.

    Location

    Car needed no
    Car useful yes
    Car available no

    Accomodation

    2 x Superior room | each sleep 2

    bedroom 1: 1 x queen double

    shower 1: shower, toilet

    7 x Deluxe room | each sleep 2

    bedroom 1: 1 x king double

    bathroom 1: bath with overhead shower, toilet

    6 x Suite | each sleep 2

    bedroom 1: 1 x king double

    Dramatic views of Mountains and the Ourika Valley. Suite has ensuite large bathrooms with bath and shower, safe, fireplace and or private terrace.

    bathroom 1: bath, shower, toilet

    4 x Deluxe Suite | each sleep 4

    bedroom 1: 1 x king double

    Dramatic views of Mountains and the Ourika Valley. Deluxe Suite is very large and is often used by families with 2 extra beds. It has ensuite bathroom with bath and shower, safe, fireplace and private terrace.

    bathroom 1: bath, shower, toilet

    Amenities

    General
    central heating air conditioning fireplace telephone
    fax machine internet access linen towels
    sofa bed baby high chair baby crib hair dryer
    disable friendly computer available wifi sauna / steam room
    gym indoor pool ceiling fans high speed internet
    home security gated community water view lift /elevator
    Kitchen
    oven hob / stove dishwasher washing machine
    clothes dryer fridge freezer microwave
    coffee maker toaster iron & ironing board condiments/essentials
    Entertainment
    tv vcr cd player/hi-fi dvd player
    cd library video library dvd library cable / satelite tv
    ipod dock      
    External
    parking garden / yard shared pool balcony/terrace
    outdoor grill private hot tub outdoor furniture private pool
    shared hot tub garage beach / water front canoe/cayak
    Services
    nanny /babysitting caretaker housekeeper cook
    gardener doorman resort privileges  

    House rules

    Units
    2 x Superior room | each sleep 2 (14 to 16 credits per unit)
    High Season is October 2012, 27th Dec 2012 - 6th Jan 2013, 25 March 2013 - 5th April 2013.
    7 x Deluxe room | each sleep 2 (19 to 23 credits per unit)
    High Season is October 2012, 27th Dec 2012 - 6th Jan 2013, 25 March 2013 - 5th April 2013.
    6 x Suite | each sleep 2 (26 to 30 credits per unit)
    High Season is October 2012, 27th Dec 2012 - 6th Jan 2013, 25 March 2013 - 5th April 2013.
    4 x Deluxe Suite | each sleep 4 (36 to 40 credits per unit)
    High Season is October 2012, 27th Dec 2012 - 6th Jan 2013, 25 March 2013 - 5th April 2013.
    Cleaning included yes

    Activities

    Sports

    Swimming (on site)

    Downhillskiing (40 minutes drive)

    Whitewater rafting (10 minutes walk)

    Other

    Restaurants (on site)

    In addition to easy walks and picnics locally, guests can explore the region on longer treks including the remote and unspoilt Salt National Park. You can experience a taste of Berber village life as you pass through the many local villages.

    The Kasbah’s Guide, Mohammed, with mules and muleteers offers a choice of six different treks to suit all levels of fitness. The Kasbah’s chef can arrange individual picnic lunches or special picnics set up by the Kasbah staff in spectacular locations. All prices are based on 2 people trekking.

    The Kasbah can also arrange for Mohammed and his team to meet you at the beginning of the Kasbah road and take you on a 1 hour walk through the local villages and olive groves before arriving at the Kasbah for lunch. (DHM 100 per person)

    Hot Air Balloon Day with camel ride and visit to Berber Village.

     

    Getting there

    Only 35 minutes from Marrakech’s International Airport. Airport transfers can be arranged.

    Guestbook

    Just loved this hotel. So peaceful after the frenzy of Marrakech. Weather in April was perfect - too cool for the pool, but not to hot to walk around. But obviously well catered for inside eating in the colder months when there is ski-ing nearby. Food was mostly local and delicious. Breakfst outside under the trees, and loquats being harvested on the terrace! I'd go back anyday!

    Pat Shutter (05 Apr 2013)

    A superb villa perched high above the Ourika Valle...

    Kasbah Bab Ourika - the gateway to the Atlas Mountains

    At a glance

    Property Boutique hotel, Resort, B&B (rental property)
    Exchanges Credits Exchange
    Units
    2 x Superior room | each sleep 2 (14 to 16 credits per unit) per week
    7 x Deluxe room | each sleep 2 (19 to 23 credits per unit) per week
    6 x Suite | each sleep 2 (26 to 30 credits per unit) per week
    4 x Deluxe Suite | each sleep 4 (36 to 40 credits per unit) per week
    Guests 46
    Min stay none
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