Kasbah Tamadot Morocco
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Virgin Limited Edition
Date of Creation
2005 opened as a hotel
Hotel General Manager
Mr. Vincent Padioleau
5-Star Luxury Retreat, a Virgin Limited Edition retreat
We do soft refurbishment to our rooms and outdoor spaces to keep it updated.
History & Story
Kasbah Tamadot’s history actually dates to the beginning of the 20th century when it was constructed for the local French governor. It was purchased in the 1980s by Luciano Tempo, a renowned antiques dealer and interior designer, the building had been neglected for some time. Luciano restored the building to its former glory, filling the then private home with a huge range of artworks from all over the world.
The modern day story began when Richard Branson visited Morocco in 1998 with the goal of circumnavigating the globe in a hot air balloon. Although unsuccessful on that occasion, his mother Eve discovered the property and fell in love with it, eventually persuading him to buy it. Richard agreed but on one condition: Eve was to establish a charity to help the local Berber community which eventually became the Eve Branson Foundation.
Negotiated with the purchase of the building was Luciano’s 1000 square metre warehouse, filled to the brim with his treasures, and you will see that many pieces from Luciano’s collection have been used to furnish Kasbah Tamadot since it opened its doors to guests in 2005 all the way to the present day.
Designer Luciano Tempo
Date added extensions
We added 6 Berber Tents with Jacuzzi on 2008 and 4 Berber tents without Jacuzzi on 2011
Main Strengths, Special Touch
Peaceful location, amazing servce, Cuisine, Authentic Morrocan experience
We are located in the Atlas Mountain in Morocco
Key sites/activities in the area
Marrackech is only a 50 minute drive from Kasbah Tamadot
Mount Toubkal, the highest peak mountain in North Africa
Trekking in the Atlas Mountain / Mule trekking in the local village
Eve Branson Foundation
Sir Richard Branson discovered Kasbah Tamadot when he visited Morocco with the goal of circumnavigating the globe in a hot air balloon. It was in fact his parents Ted and Eve Branson that 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.
At Kasbah Tamadot, we love kids and during the dates highlighted below we welcome children of all ages. Because the property is small and intimate and because we know each child is different, we do not operate a set programme. Instead we offer a fantastic range of activities for ages 12 and under that we tailor to each child or group. For 2020
• 10th October – 1st November 2020
• 12th December 2020 – 10th January 2021
•1st – 11th January 2021
• 6th – 28th February 2021
• 14th March – 3rd May 2021
• 21st – 31st May 2021
• 14th June – 5th September 2021
• 22nd October – 1st November 2021
•12th December 2021 – 6th January 2022
Get acquainted with our resident mules, Paprika and Parmesan, then go for a ride around the property and the nearby village. Our mules are always happy to show your kids around! We also have two camels, Pickle and Pumpkin and three donkeys – Pudding, Plum and Peaches.
• Go on a Moroccan treasure hunt
• Learn how to make delicious Moroccan dishes and take home the recipes
• Splash around with a pool party – inflatable toys provided
• Play some games in the lounge or settle in to watch their favourite DVD
• Get a feel for the local culture with a Moroccan tea party
• Spend the morning painting your nails with our spa therapists
• Play some table tennis or actual tennis. We’ll organise a mini tournament
• Discover some of the local plants on a nature walk
• SUPERIOR SUITE (x3) 34-44 SQM
All three Superior Suites offer a private balcony or terrace and are typically larger in size than the Deluxe Rooms, again the smaller the room in this category the better the view. Our Superior Suites have a sitting area and are more private, they can alsoaccommodate a roll away bed for 1 child.
• SUPERIOR ROOM (x3) 30-36 SQM
We have three Superior Rooms, one looks out over the front courtyard, the other into an interior courtyard and the third forms part of the three bedroom Master Suite and has a large terrace and spectacular views over the Atlas Mountains. The Superior Room in the Master Suite can only be booked separately within 2 months prior to arrival.
• DELUXE ROOM (x7) 31-33 SQM
All seven Deluxe Rooms have a balcony or terrace. One of the Deluxe Rooms forms part of the Master Suite and interconnects with the Deluxe Suite with pool (Kasbah Tamadot’s only interconnecting room). All Deluxe Rooms have a garden, pool or mountain view, the smaller the room in this category the better the view.
• SUPERIOR SUITE – 2 BEDS (x1)
Located near the main building, in the orchard, this two-bed Superior Suite is perfect for families. This spacious suite has a open sitting area off the main bedroom and an en-suite bathroom. The second bedroom interconnects by the main sitting area and shared the main bedrooms bathroom.
• DELUXE SUITE (x3) 35-50 SQM
From the main building, our three Deluxe Suites occupy the premium locations for views of the valley and Atlas Mountains. Larger in size and with a sitting room, the smaller the suite in this category the better the view. These suites can accommodate a roll away bed for 1 child.
• DELUXE SUITE WITH POOL (x1) 50 SQM
Offering wonderful uninterrupted views of the AtlasMountains, this room is located on the ground floor of The Master Suite and has its own private pool with a large terrace, sun loungers, table and chairs. With a separate living room, floor to ceiling windows and patio doors leading out to the pool terrace, this room can only be booked separately within 2 months prior to arrival.
• BERBER TENT (x4) 55 SQM
The 4 tented suites are perched on the hillside with stunning views across the Atlas Mountain range and the valley below. Each tent features a king-size bed, large bathtubs for soaking while you gaze over the mountains, a terrace, sun loungers and outdoor dining.
• BERBER TENT WITH PRIVATE HOT TUB (x6) 65 SQM
Perched on the hillside overlooking a pretty valley below, the 6 Berber Tented Suites offer stunning views of the Atlas Mountains. The suites are located a short stroll past the herb and vegetable garden and all have views of Mount Toubkal, the Atlas’ highest peak. All are perfect for those looking for a littlemore luxury adventure. Each tent features a king-size bed, large bathtubs for soaking while you gaze over the mountains, a terrace with private hot tub, sun loungers and outdoor dining.
• MASTER SUITE (3 BEDROOMS) (x1) 112 SQM
The Master Suite is a miniature version of the Kasbah sitting out on a promontory and featuring three special rooms. Located near the glorious infinity pool the Master Suite is ideal for families and features three bedrooms, a terrace and a private swimming pool. The building itself is rich in architectural detail and offers complete privacy. Within the Master Suite there is a Deluxe Room and a Deluxe Suite at the lower level with a private pool, both generously laid out, these rooms can interconnect. On the upper floor is a compact Superior Room with a huge roof terrace. This configuration is perfect for a larger party, or those seeking a true escape and privacy.
• Number of rooms, (keys) in all: 28
Restaurants & Bars
During your stay at Kasbah Tamadot dinner will be served in a variety of settings and locations. If the weather is right, dine al fresco next to the beautiful infinity pool bar, on the rooftop terrace underneath the stars, or somewhere private just for two!
Kanoun Restaurant is the main restaurant at Kasbah Tamadot.
Room rates includes breakfast. Full Board and Half board options are available.
• Fitness center
• Hamman, traditional Moroccan bathing ritual and
• Indoor and outdoor pool
Corporate & Celebration Events
• Blessing/Wedding – 56 people
• Gala reception – 56 people
Extra Notable Features
Outdoor cinema nights over summer months
Volunteering Eve Branson Foundation
Tennis and table tennis
Hotel and restaurant Awards
• Named No.1 Resort Hotel in North Africa and the Middle East in the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2020
• Kasbah Tamadot was named number 14 in the Top 30 Hotels in Africa in the Conde Nast Traveler’s 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards
• Named No.1 Resort Hotel in North Africa and the Middle East in the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2019
• Voted 17th in the ‘Top Hotels in Africa and the Middle East’ in the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards (USA) 2018
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