Up To 56 Guests
MAR – MAY
JUN - AUG
SEP - NOV
DEC - FEB
Getting to know
On arrival at Sir Richard Branson’s exclusive and award-winning resort in North Africa, the first thing you notice about Kasbah Tamadot is the sense of peace – a uniquely serene atmosphere which makes the real world seem light years away. Nestled in the foothills of the magnificent Atlas Mountains in the village of Asni, Morocco, the award-winning Kasbah Tamadot was bought by Sir Richard Branson during one of his famous ballooning expeditions. It was in fact his parents Ted and Eve Branson who found the beautiful Kasbah and dreamed of turning it into a wonderful Moroccan retreat. Richard didn’t quite manage to complete his hot air balloon mission but he did purchase that magnificent Kasbah and his parents’ dream became a reality when Kasbah Tamadot opened its doors to its first hotel guests in 2005.
Kasbah Tamadot was the former home of Luciano Tempo, the renowned antiques dealer and interior designer. Luciano filled Kasbah Tamadot with a huge range of items – tables, sculptures and ornaments collected from India, Indonesia and North Africa. When Sir Richard Branson bought Kasbah Tamadot in 1998, he also inherited Luciano’s 1,000 square metre warehouse, filled to the brim with his treasures. All the rooms and suites have been individually decorated to reflect the beautiful architecture of the building and features antiques from all over the world. As you wander around you will see pieces of Luciano’s collection that have been used to furnish the Kasbah today.
Asounfou, the Berber word for relaxation, describes the Kasbah Tamadot beauty treatment rooms perfectly…For a true Moroccan experience try a Hammam, where the skin is deeply cleansed, purified and softened with the traditional Moroccan cleansing ritual. The best spa treatments to get you in the mood…
The cookery lessons are hands-on interactive sessions where the chefs will walk you step-by-step through how to make some of the most popular dishes. Each budding chef will have their own cooking station where they’ll create a delicious three course meal. Then you’ll have the pleasure of eating your culinary delights for dinner that evening!
Discover the surroundings of the High Atlas Mountains with one of the resident mules. Mules demonstrate a different combination of physical & psychological traits from their horse and donkey parents. Contrary to popular belief, mules are not stubborn. They’re very intelligent, patient and loyal to their owners.
The walking opportunities are fantastic and a definite must do activity! Some of the most scenic and spectacular treks in the surrounding areas are listed.
There are a wide variety of walks to do during your stay at Kasbah Tamadot ranging from easy, moderate and challenging.
A cinema under the stars? Yes please - free movie nights are offered during the summer months, every Monday & Thursday, in the open-air. Lots of different films are showed, with Casablanca being the firm favourite, complete with popcorn of course!
Authentically Berber Experience
Immerse yourself in a true cultural experience at Kasbah Tamadot and enjoy a 1 hour Mule Trek, tea in a local Berber House, a visit to the Eve Branson Foundation, a 1 hour Berber cooking lesson as well as Berber bread baking.
“#1 Resort Hotel in North Africa & the Middle East” World’s Best Awards 2021
— TRAVEL + LEISURE —
Kasbah Tamadot features 28 individually and uniquely decorated bedrooms and suites including ten luxury Berber tents, some of which have private plunge pools. All of the rooms are individually decorated using traditional Moroccan furnishings and antiques, as well as items from the vast collection of Luciano Tempo, Kasbah Tamadot’s former owner. The lush interiors are carefully designed to complement the traditional red brick exterior, with the kind of luxurious facilities that you would expect from one of Virgin Limited’s exclusive and celebrated destinations. Each room has a uniquely descriptive Berber name which tells you something about the culture of the region.
Everywhere you look around Kasbah Tamadot, you will be surprised and delighted. Guests can relax by the pool or in the sumptuous gardens whilst enjoying the mountain views, and the exceptional customer service of the local staff. Be prepared for a holiday like you have never experienced before.
What’s the Weather like?
Kasbah Tamadot is open year round and only closes for a brief period in mid-January for routine maintenance. Every season has so much to offer from snow-capped mountains, warm days by the pool and walking in the foothills of the Toubkal National Park.
Spring is when the region starts to warm up, the days are pleasantly warm with just a small amount of rainfall. In April the temperatures can range from 12°C up to 24°C, with the temperature dropping at night.
As we enter July the heat during the day continues to increase and by August we are very much a ‘hot sun’ destination, but a pleasant 10°C cooler than the high temperatures in Marrakech.
In the autumn months the evenings start to cool and the days become a little less intense heat-wise. Towards the end of September the snow on the tops of the Atlas Mountains starts to return.
December, January and February is the coolest time of year to visit, so get cosy in the library or Asmoun Lounge in front of the fire with a good book and a warm drink. With the average temperature at 13°C and the sun still shining, the heated pools are comfortable at 28°C, so a midday swim is still the norm!
Pack for a Purpose
Kasbah Tamadot is a proud member of Pack for a Purpose, an initiative that allows travellers like you to make a lasting impact in the community at your travel destination. If you save just a few kilos of space in your suitcase and bring supplies for area schools or medical clinics in need, you’ll make a priceless impact in the lives of the local children and families.
Since joining in 2012, Kasbah Tamadot has collected around 400kgs of clothing each year for the local community.
Luxury Accommodation at Kasbah Tamadot
Private trips for groups can also be arranged.
INDOOR FACILITIES INCLUDE
Heated Indoors Pool
OUTDOOR FACILITIES INCLUDE
Outdoor Infinity Pool
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