Kasbah Tamadot was bought by Sir Richard Branson during preparations for one of his famous ballooning expeditions in the late 1990’s, and opened as a luxury boutique hotel in 2005.
Nestled in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains in the small village of Asni, Kasbah Tamadot is a majestic retreat sumptuously decorated for decadent mountain luxury. The name is berber for ‘soft breeze’, signifying the fresh air and calm environment here. Sir Richard Branson’s private hideaway is just a short 45-minute drive from Marrakech, so Kasbah Tamadot is ideally positioned for total mountain chill-out as well as exploring the buzzing city.
The magical resort has 28 luxurious rooms and suites which have been individually decorated to reflect the beautiful architecture of the building and feature antiques from all over the world. Some of the rooms and suites have amazing views over the valley and the mountains, and you can even stay in a traditional Berber tent. Enjoy dining al fresco in the romantic setting of the roof terrace, relax by the stunning infinity swimming pool, challenge your friends to a game of pool at the Asmoun Lounge or enjoy a movie under the stars during the open-air cinema nights. A signature hammam treatment in the Asounfou Spa is an experience not to be missed and for those wishing to explore the surrounding area, there is a range of trips available, ranging from short walks to the local village to a trek up Morocco’s highest mountain, Mount Toubkal.
The main two rooms types here are suites and berber tents. Rich red carpets, intricately carved wooden furniture, pillows and throws create a warm, traditional Moroccan feel with a smothering of luxury. All suites include a terrace or balcony, and the master suite has its own private pool. The berber tents are one step up, being out on their own decks with huge soft sofas, heavy Moroccan doors, bronze lamps, and canvas walls which can be tied up to reveal panoramic views of the mountains. These are tents fit for a king and we highly recommend them.