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The Kasbah Tamadot – the new celebrity hotspot

It’s not long ago, that the Resort Kasbah Tamadot in the Moroccan Asni won the first place in the ‘Travel and Leisure’ category with the best hostels in Northern Africa and the Middle-East. Ever since, Northern Africa’s best hotel offers its customers attractive deals for booking and stays.

© Virgin Limited Edition: The Kasbah Tamabot with a pool-view
© Virgin Limited Edition: Kasbah Tamadot Pool-view

What’s makes the Resort Kasbah Tamadot special?

About 20 years ago, the British entrepreneur and founder of the Virgin music lable as well as the Virgin Limited Edition luxury hotel chain, Sir Richard Branson, came across the Kasbah Tamadot, resting on top of a hill near Marrakech and bought it in order to remodel it into a luxurious vacation paradise. Up to this day, many people have visited the Resort Kasbah Tamadot, including many celebrities from all over the world. A nameable example being Barack Obama, who ventured together with his wife Michelle and his children to one of the luxury resorts on Necker Island in the Caribbean.

© Virgin Limited Edition: The Resort Kasbah Tamadot
© Virgin Limited Edition: The Resort Kasbah Tamadot

The Resort Kasbah Tamadot – Faciliites and philosophy

The hotel didn’t win its award as best hotel in Northern Africa without many good reasons. The welcoming atmosphere makes visitors feel like members of a family returning home for holidays. Especially the incredible service, that is always available without seeming too pushy is one of the hotels main selling points.

Located within the Morrocan Atlas Mountains, the Kasbah Tamadot offers an exceptional view over the surrounding mountain ranges. Its 28 rooms located in the main building all offer a high level of comfort for all guests. The rooms are designed in a traditional Marrocon style with furniture and antiques from the huge collection of Luciano Tempo and are equipped with their own bathroom, bathrobes, slippers, free hygiene products, a bar as well as an iPod docking station. If needed, the hotel also offers a flat-screen TV with DVD-Player and lots of local and international channels.

© Virgin Limited Edition: Mastersuite
© Virgin Limited Edition: Mastersuite

Additionally, the hotel offers three high quality deluxe-suites, a deluxe-suite with private pool and ten luxurious Berber-tents, which are located outside of the main building and offertravelers a unique experience of the traditional lifestyle and the Maroccon culture. They have a TV, Wi-Fi, tea and coffee making facilities, air conditioning and comfortable loungers with views of the mountains. Six of the traditional Maroccon-style Berber-tents offer guests also a private jacuzzi.

© Virgin Limited Edition: The Berber-tents with the Moroccan nature
© Virgin Limited Edition: The Berber-tents with the Moroccan nature

The Kanoun Restaurant serves the finest local dishes as well as international cuisine. You can chose between meals and drinks from the menu or buffet and enjoy the delicacies at the cozy terrace with a beautiful view of the surrounding mountains. The Kaminbar presents fruity cock-tails, fine wines and smalls snacks.

© Virgin Limited Edition: Food at the Kasbah Tamadot
© Virgin Limited Edition: Food at the Kasbah Tamadot

The pool offers it guests a fantastic way of cooling down from hot Morrocan days. A relaxing water massage in the whirlpool gets rid of all tensed up muscles and allows you to calm down a little from your day-to-day business. The classy Spa- and Wellness-center of the Kasbah Tamadot awaits with various beauty treatments from head to toes like the turkish bath Hammamm.

Additionally, the 5-star hotel offers its guests many fun and exciting activities, such as a hiking tour through the Atlas Mountains, a round of tennis or courses in the fitness-center. If you’re interested in cooking authentic Morrocan food, you should check out the hotel’s cooking courses or relax a little in the library. Excursions up to Marrakech, cinema nights and billiard are popular leisure activities at Kasbah Tamadot, too.

For children there is the professionally supervised kids club, were they can play and make friends with other same-aged children.

How safe is Morocco as a destination?

It’s understandable that many travelers are quite afraid of visiting Northern Africa these days, due to various reports of terrorism and violence all over the world. Don’t worry though: Marocco is one of the only safe Islamic countries that are safe for travels. Especially in the southwestern metropolis Marrakech you’ll see a lot of police and security personnel, which give tourists and natives alike a sense of security. We do strongly advise to stay away from large conventions or demonstrations though, just to be sure. On top of that we advise to sign up for a travel insurance.

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