Nestled in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains in the small village of Asni, Kasbah Tamadot is one of Sir Richard Branson’s private hideaways. Coming across the home of an antiques dealer and interior designer Luciano Tempo during his round-the-globe hot air balloon journey, Sir Richard was so charmed he purchased the property and eventually opened its doors to guests in 2005. The magical resort boasts 28 luxurious rooms and suites, some with 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.
Hotel child prices apply to ages 6-11 years.
The hotel has 28 rooms and suites.
Stay 4 nights and pay for 3 nights for holidays between 26 January - 23 March 2018, 01 June - 31 August 2018 and 01 November - 21 December 2018.
Bars and Restaurants
Enjoy delicious local and international cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dinner is served a la carte and on selected days, traditional and international themed buffets are also available.
Other Dining Options
Apart from the main restaurant, guests can take their meals al fresco (weather permitting) on the roof terrace, by the pool terrace or around the reflecting pool.
Enjoy a cocktail and a game of pool at the Asmoun Lounge.
Beach and Pools
There is an outdoor heated infinity pool as well as a separate pool for children and an additional indoor pool can be found in the spa.
Spa and Wellness
The Asounfou Spa
Relax at the Asounfou Spa and enjoy a range of luxury treatments, including a traditional hammam experience.
Activities and Entertainment
Take advantage of the hotel's resident mules and explore the resort and nearby village.
Discover the beauty of the Moroccan countryside on foot with itineraries ranging from short walks to a local village to long treks high in the Atlas Mountains.
About the location
Head south of Agadir and Marrakech, and you’ll soon bump into the Atlas Mountains – a 2,000-kilometre-long range that careers through Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria. This near-mystical region is a mix of stuck-in-time Berber villages and boutique hotels with celebrity credentials. (Richard Branson owns our handpicked hotel here, the Kasbah Tamadot.) And it’s all wrapped in a spectacular landscape of snow-dusted peaks, river gorges, juniper forests and dusty valleys.
Local Mount Toubkal is the highest point in Morocco. It’s best known as one of the only ski resorts in Africa, but you can also hike up to alpine meadows and waterfalls in the summer. Go with a local guide, and you’ll usually get a traditional picnic of lamb tagine and apricot salad, too.
And while the Atlas Mountains might seem a world away from civilisation, the souks and squares of Marrakech are only a 90-minute drive north.
1 hour from Marrakech airport.
Max 2 adults
The resort's three Superior Rooms have all been individually decorated in traditional Moroccan style, overlooking the front or inner courtyard, with one forming part of the Master Suite, offering a large terrace with views over the mountains.
Max 2 adults
The resort's seven Deluxe Rooms have all been individually decorated in traditional Moroccan style, featuring a balcony or terrace overlooking the gardens, pool or the mountains.
Max 2 adults, 1 child
Superior Suites have all been individually decorated in traditional Moroccan style, featuring a seating area and a private balcony or terrace and can accommodate a roll-away bed for a child.
Max 2 adults, 1 child
Deluxe Suites occupy a prime position within the main building, offering stunning views over the valley and the Atlas Mountains. They feature a sitting room and can accommodate a roll-away bed for a child.
Max 2 adults
Perched on the hillside with stunning views over the Atlas Mountains, the Berber Tent suites feature a king size bed, large bathtub and a terrace with sun loungers and outdoor dining furniture.
Based on 849 traveller reviews
90% of travellers recommended this hotel
What to expect
“ Thank You Richard Branson!!!
JJSFlorida, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
May 03 2018
Richard Branson truly has excellent taste! Kasbah Tamadot is one of the finest properties you could ever visit, not just in Morocco but anywhere in the world. No wonder that he chose to purchase...
Richard Branson truly has excellent taste! Kasbah Tamadot is one of the finest properties you could ever visit, not just in Morocco but anywhere in the world. No wonder that he chose to purchase this property and we are thankful that he also chose to share it with the world. The grounds are magnificent, the views breathtaking, the service impeccable, and the atmosphere serene. We enjoyed every moment of our 3-night stay, from the spectacular view from our second floor balcony, to the wonderful breakfast buffet, to the delicious dinners with local musicians (especially the Berber feast that was offered one night), to the great and personal service. We hiked up to the top of the mountain next to the hotel (2+ hours) which offered a grand view of the entire region including the hotel. We also were driven to Imlil, a town that looks like the starting point for a hike in the Himalayas up to Mt. Everest and were guided to a beautiful vantage point in the High Atlas Mountains followed by a picnic lunch on the river (courtesy of a mule who carried our blankets and food). There is a mystical quality about Kasbah Tamadot that permeates every aspect of your stay, with a Berber infusion of quality and kindness. This is an absolute must stop for anyone touring Morocco if you are fortunate enough to obtain a reservation. They also have tents and larger suites for families although we were just a couple traveling by ourselves. I think we will return to Marrakech just to venture back to this Shangri-La and rest up after perhaps a European vacation. Plus we have to come back to Morocco anyway as we loved it so much!
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“ Perfect Retreat in The High Atlas Mountains
Apr 30 2018
Richard Branson, the owner of this gorgeous property, has done everything right. Whether the surroundings, grounds, accommodations, food, it's all fabulous. If your budget can bear it, reserve one...
Richard Branson, the owner of this gorgeous property, has done everything right. Whether the surroundings, grounds, accommodations, food, it's all fabulous. If your budget can bear it, reserve one of the Berber tents. We stayed in one and it rivaled any luxury camp in the African bush. We spent 18 days with a guide and river experiencing Morocco...arranged by the amazing organizer experience-morocco.com. When they included this jewel of a place, they made a great choice. Do it if you can and, if you're planning to explore a trip to Morocco, I can't recommend a more incredible organizer than Experience Morocco!
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