Kasbah Tamadot is a luxurious hotel in the Atlas Mountains which was bought by Richard Branson during one of his ballooning expeditions.
The Atlas Mountains’ most luxurious hotel, Kasbah Tamadot is a crenellated former fortress which, having been initially spotted by his mother, Eve, was bought by Sir Richard Branson during one of his ballooning expeditions. The hilltop setting is unrivalled and one of North Africa’s finest: views encompass a forested river valley and snow-capped peaks. Marrakech is an hour’s drive away.
Every room and suite has been individually decorated – traditional Moroccan charm married with contemporary elements – and each features antiques from across the world. There are 28 in total, among them the three-room Master Suite, located at the end of the garden and featuring a private pool room. That number also includes ten Berber tents, ones so luxurious that the term ‘glamping’ doesn’t come close.
The kasbah’s courtyard has been remodelled to fit a five-star spa providing all sorts of relaxation and rejuvenation. There are also two pools (one indoor, and one outdoor - an infinity pool), sundecks galore, tennis courts and extensive gardens. Tamadot’s cuisine is just as impressive, as are the many excursions available. There’s mule-assisted trekking into the mountains, trips to meet camels and even Moroccan tea parties. Plus, if you want to channel your inner Branson, take a hot-air balloon adventure.
The hotel really suits children with its Kasbah Kids programme (including cookery classes and treasure hunts), but note that they are only invited during UK school holidays.
The hotel has a heliport, allowing easy transfers from the airport, or to be combined with a visit to the desert as part of a helicopter-based tour of Morocco.
During the Christmas and New Year periods the Tamadot offers a fixed package only, with a minimum stay of 3 nights. There are a variety of activities added-in each day - click for example itineraries over each period: Christmas at Kasbah Tamadot, and New Years at Kasbah Tamadot.
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Kasbah Tamadot was wonderful and we cannot wait to return.
John W who stayed here in October 2013.
Kasbah Tamadot, Asni & Imlil has been rated 1 time, with an overall rating of 5.00 out of 5.
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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.