Kasbah Asmaa

2 nights from £ 83 per person
Example price for the next 21 days. Based on 2 adults including Half-board as part of a multi centre holiday (no flights or transfers included).
Our price promise: We will not only match offer prices on hotels you may have see quoted elsewhere, but additionally offer FREE room upgrades at most of our hotels, and the best ground transport for transfers, tours and multi centre trips.

South & Sahara desert hotels, Zagora & M'hamid

Small charming and simple oasis hotel on the edge of Zagora.

ABOUT: A small, chocolate-coloured kasbah that makes up in charm what it lacks in lustre.  Situated amid Zagora's lush palmeraie (palm grove) on the edge of town, Asmaa – ‘the beautiful’ in Arabic – is a classic example of southern Moroccan hotels in that, while it offers only basic (but cosy) rooms, and not always the slickest service, there’s an irresistible friendliness and lovely atmosphere to compensate.  Not to mention a pool and authentic food.

 

ROOMS: Mostly a dark pink hue, those fairly simple rooms are large, comfortable and decorated with subtle taste.  All have air-conditioning, private bathroom and a balcony overlooking the gardens; some also face the pool.  Showers and loos work well, although hot water can be limited.  Several bigger apartments are also available. Wi-Fi exists but is patchy.

 

FACILITIES: The large gardens are split into a series of small spaces to provide seclusion.  Depending on the season, roses, hibiscus or bougainvilleas will bloom and throw their fragrances into the mix.  The good-size pool is enhanced by sun loungers and palm trees; dinners – traditional and tasty Moroccan meals – can be served here, as well as inside cushioned, Berber-tented salons, on various romantic outdoor terraces or in the menzeh (pavillion).

 

EXTRA INFO:  As well as 4x4 jaunts into the Sahara, the Kasbah’s staff can organise traditional evening shows: performances of ancient songs and dances from the Zagora region.

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Max Lawrence - MD Lawrence of Morocco

When travelling around Morocco it is not (contrary to common belief) necessary for women to ‘cover up’ out of respect for local modesty traditions. Morocco is a very mixed society with Moroccans who dress as westerners and more traditional families dressing in a more traditional way.

The only areas of the country where it is advisable for women to cover up their legs and shoulders would be in some parts of the High Atlas Mountains (very remote areas) where the locals are rarely visited by foreigners. It is highly unlikely that you will be visiting these areas on any holiday arranged by Lawrence of Morocco.

Max Lawrence, Owner

First travelled to Morocco in 1986. Lived and worked in Marrakech for 12 years.