The Atlas Mountains
Kasbah Bab Ourika

Created using traditional Berber building techniques, thus blending beautifully in to its’ surroundings, this unique hotel is a wonderful venue to relax in the beautiful foothills of the Atlas Mountains.

It’s hilltop location affords guests stunning 360 degree views over charming gardens to the Ourika Valley and snow capped peaks beyond. After dinner in the Colonnaded Restaurant, retire to your individually decorated room with high ceilings, traditional tadelakt features and private terrace.

Facilities & Activities

The lovely swimming pool, where you can while away many happy hours, is accessed via meandering pathways edged with rosemary, through the delightful gardens.  If not relaxing enough,  try a traditional hammam or steam bath in the Spa which also offers rejuvenating treatments incorporating products made from plants sourced from the Ourika Valley.

Take a picnic on a day trek in to the surrounding mountains with a local guide, or if you want to try something different, perhaps explore on camel-back with a route through the village of Timalizen and down to the river.

If you are fortunate to stay longer than a few days, further afield day trips can be organised to Marrakech, the Nectarome gardens, local markets and Setti Fatma waterfalls.

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Traditional Moroccan inspired dishes are presented using home-grown ingredients from the extensive vegetable garden.

Breakfast is a feat of local produce: fruits from the gardens, freshly baked bread and ‘Berber style’ omelettes whilst lunch on the terrace enables you to enjoy the views as well as food.

The set menu for dinner, hosted in the gracious restaurant, changes daily offering simple but extremely delicious fare!

Afterwards, head to the bar, where you can enjoy a night cap in front of a fire in colder months.


All of the 41 charming rooms are individually decorated and furnished with leather and wool touches in traditional Berber style and boast stunning views of the Atlas Mountains.  15 are located in the main building, and the same number in the gardens (including a 5 Bedroom Villa and 3 Pools Suites) whilst 11 are located in the new retreat.

As they are all so unique, we will work with you to choose your perfect option, whether it be a panoramic terrace, private pool or cosy sitting room with fireplace.



Whilst quite a calm and relaxed atmosphere pervades, children are also welcome.

Deluxe Suites can cater for 4 guests whilst the Pool Suite Panoramic and Garden Deluxe Suites and Private Pool Villa both feature 2 bedrooms.  For an extended family celebration, the Private Villa with 5 bedrooms and private pool is ideal.


The Kasbah is one of the most eco-friendly hotels in Morocco.  For example, it uses solar panels to heat the building and the domestic water supply.
It also encourages international companies and guests to sponsor the activities of the local school and have guests that regularly send over packages with essential materials such as books and writing equipment.


The Kasbah is only 35 minute scenic drive from Marrakech International Airport, located in the beautiful Ourika Valley, overlooking rivers, green fields and groves of palm trees.

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