Kasbah Bab Ourika

Location: Atlas Mountains | Morocco

Price guide: £££££ £100-£200 per person per night

Nestled in a spectacular setting in the Ourika Valley in the heart of the Atlas Mountains, with panoramic mountain vistas and traditional Berber influences from the architecture to the food, Kasbah Bab Ourika is a quintessential Moroccan escape.
Perfect forThose looking for a rural Moroccan retreat and a slice of authentic Moroccan village life.
In the knowThis eco-friendly hotel is created in traditional Berber pisé style, designed to blend in with its surroundings and the weather patterns - for instance, the thick walls provide natural insulation from the heat.

Recommended for...

  • Chic Design
  • Cultural Immersion
  • Family-friendly
  • Food & Wine

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

On a hilltop at the peak of the valley, Kasbah Bab Ourika is surrounded by magnificent views down to the flowing river, green fields, olive groves and orange and lemon trees, and then up to the dazzling snowy mountain peaks.

Rooms at Kasbah Bab Ourika

Each room and suite has its own character, with natural earth colours, Berber blankets, stone fireplaces, local artworks, carved wooden furnishings and colourful carpets. Some suites have their own pool, and private terraces look out over the Ourika Valley and the mountains beyond. 

Food & Drink

The chefs use fresh local produce for a wide-ranging menu featuring dishes from local Berber specialities such as stone-baked bread and Moroccan salads flavoured with mint to international cuisine such as Mediterranean fish soup. Tuck into the delicious fare in the restaurant or in the gardens, beneath a shady umbrella.


There's a secluded swimming pool that's perfect for cooling down in, or relax in the sunny gardens. The hotel enjoys warm sunlight all day, culminating in stunning sunsets which should be taken in with a cocktail in hand - followed by vast night skies full of stars.

Activities at Kasbah Bab Ourika

Enjoy both city and countryside with day trips into Marrakech and to the Ourika and Tamadant valleys. Visit waterfalls, local markets and Berber villages, ride on a camel, take a picnic and go trekking, or go skiing in the Atlas Mountains.

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Hotel location

Kasbah Bab Ourika is in the heart of the Ourika Valley, only 35 minutes from Marrakech International Airport, and less than an hour from the city.

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