Marrakech is a wonderful place to visit at any time, offering a fascinating insight into the life, history and culture of Morocco – and the Kasbah Igoudar makes a great base to stay at. The hotel comes highly recommended, having just won Tripadvisor’s Certificate of Excellence for the third year in a row. Located just outside the city in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, it is near enough to the city for all its attractions to be enjoyed, yet quiet and secluded, as well as being perfectly situated for trips into the mountains themselves.
Its interior is truly luxurious, with outstanding Arabic architecture, great rooms, a superb pool and a Turkish bath. For cuisine, the restaurant is simply not to be missed, while the outside features delightful tree-lined gardens that provide a true oasis of greenery. Many of the best excursions are those that can be taken into Marrakech itself. If you want to explore the religious life and heritage of the city, go to the impressive Koutiba Mosque with its towering minaret.
Other impressive buildings include the Bahia Palace and the Medina of Marrakech. A visit to the city can also include taking a culinary tour to sample the local cuisine, or a workshop to see how Berber carpets are made. Away from the city, visitors can go on a camel ride into the desert, or, alternatively, head for the water on a Tawada trekking trip. Located in the mountains, this offers a great chance to enjoy a hike to a lofty vantage point, jump in a kayak or even go white-water rafting.
Other treks into the country include visiting Berber villages, where the modern and the traditional sit side by side and a taste of the ‘real Morocco’ can be discovered. The differences between these places and the bustling city are notable. With the hotel being so perfectly situated just out of the city, all these excursions will be close at hand, so it is possible to revel in a wide array of culture, while also discovering the superb landscape of the Atlas Mountain range.