Because the only thing more serene than biking past the mighty Atlas Mountains and exploring hidden bazaars is savouring Morocco’s beauty from your kasbah’s rooftop terrace. Below are the hotels I love introducing travellers to the most in Morocco.
This Relais & Chateaux riad exudes idyllic Moroccan craftsmanship mixed with a French twist. The hotel has three plunge pools, an incredible French-Mediterranean fusion restaurant shaded by orange trees, and a majestic hammam built in the authentic style of Moroccan baths. The best part? You’re right in the heart of Marrakech’s bustling nightlife.
A subtle mix of Andalusian sumptuousness and Moroccan art de vivre, this majestic palace boasts four harmoniously styled patios and panoramic sunrise views over the Fès Medina and the Anti-Atlas mountains. Hammams and massages, opulent fountains, sophisticated cuisine and a trendy lounge bar: this is a world where old-world traditions and contemporary beauty combine in harmony.
Surrounded by rose gardens, almond groves and fruit trees, Sir Richard Branson’s Moroccan escape has been crowned the top hotel in North Africa by Travel + Leisure not once, but four times. The hotel is nestled in Asni, right on the foothills of the mighty Atlas Mountains. We recommend strolling through the kasbah’s expansive courtyard, heading to the Asounfou Spa for traditional cleansing treatments, or soaking up the sun by the pool. Tamadot’s restaurant is also said to be one of the best in all of Morocco – think local Berber cuisine, incredible cocktails and Moroccan wine enjoyed under the flickering night sky. There’s even a secret spot at the kasbah that B&R dines in on our Morocco Active Expedition.
Our favourite getaway to the Atlas Mountains and the first hotel B&R calls home on our Morocco E-Biking trip, the Kasbah Bab Ourika is the place to be for seclusion in a magical setting. The hotel is nestled over the Ourika Valley and offers panoramic views of terraced gardens and mountain vistas thanks to its prime hilltop position. While the hotel’s exterior radiates the charm of a traditional Moroccan kasbah, the interiors feature a gorgeous minimalistic design and calming earth-tone fabrics and furnishings.
The Oberoi occupies 28 aches of orchards, ancient olive groves and fragrant citrus trees. The hotel is inspired by the palaces of ancient Morocco; its courtyard even features one of Marrakech’s most famous 14th c. monuments. We recommend sipping mint tea in the beautifully landscaped garden or heading to the hotel’s al fresco terrace with views of the Atlas Mountains for fabulous Moroccan and Indian cuisine.
Find Dar Ahlam nestled within almond trees and lemon groves of Skoura, where the kasbah’s lantern-lit courtyard, gorgeous turquoise pool and soaring views of the mighty Atlas Mountains tantalize all the senses. Natural materials and neutral tones are used inside, creating an atmosphere of tranquility after bike rides on our Morocco Active Expedition.
Don’t just dream about it, see and stay for yourself! Get in touch with Orsolya Kako, our Experience Designer for Morocco, to start planning.