Fodor's Expert Review Kasbah Tamadot

Rte. d'Imlil, Asni, Marrakech-Tensift-Al Haouz, Morocco Fodor's Choice

Should Hollywood set-makers get to work on a superdeluxe Moroccan mountain retreat, they might come up with something like this; this former villa of a prominent Italian art collector was even restored by Richard Branson himself. Every inch is a decadent destination of choice: from the infinity pool (one of two) to the wow-factor spa, this haven is the darling of the jet set. Wander its ramparts, gasp at the private collection of fine art and artifacts, and wonder if you can afford to overnight in one of the ultraexpensive "Berber" tents (complete with air-conditioning and mesmerizing views). Test the magic of the ambience with a glass of wine; sip the house white while drinking in the view of the river Issktan from the Kasbah's plant-filled terraces. Be warned: this establishment is something of a destination in itself, with many guests hardly venturing beyond the thick walls. Leave your cell phone in your room; the only sound of ringing welcomed here is that of Berber song. If you balk at the price tag, remember that the Kasbah does much to support the Berber community, from staff recruitment and training to projects such as funding the local ambulance service. If traveling with children, check first that your visit falls within U.K. school holidays, the only time that youngsters are allowed.

PROS

  • heaven on earth
  • 20% of your breaktaking bill goes to the local Berber community
  • complete and absolute luxury
  • 20% of your breathtaking bill goes to the local Berber community
  • fantastic pool and spa

CONS

  • far removed from real Morocco
  • children only allowed certain times of the year
  • expensive

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Green, Romantic, Views
Sophisticated
Countryside
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 877-577–8777-U.S. Toll Free | 0524-36–82–00 | 877-577–8777-U.S. toll-free

HOTEL DETAILS

24 rooms including 6 tented Berber-style suites
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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