What We Love
- A luxurious boutique hotel an hour outside Marrakech, with breakfast, a suite option and moreEnjoying a traditional hammam in the hotel's spa
- Gazing over the snow-capped Atlas Mountains in the distance
- Souvenir shopping in Marrakesh's bustling souks
What To Know
- The staff can organize excursions such as a visit to a berber village, a hike through the Toubkal National Park or a hot air balloon ride over the Atlas Mountains
- This resort feels like an oasis with a tranquil outdoor pool and serene spa
- Marrakech is 30 minutes away
Picturesquely situated amidst an exotic orchard at the foot of the impressive Atlas Mountains, Kasbah Igoudar is ideally situated for exploring Morocco’s diverse landscape. With an on-site spa and restaurant, a stunning outdoor pool and friendly staff on hand, you’ll have everything you could need for a truly relaxing stay.
After breakfast on the terrace, either spend the day relaxing on a lounger by the tranquil outdoor pool or travel to the center of Marrakech’s Medina, just 30 minutes away, where you’ll be able to haggle for leather goods straight from the tanneries, sample fresh spices or buy hand woven carpets. Kasbah Igoudar’s welcoming staff are also on hand to organize excursions for you such as a visit to a berber village, a hike through the Toubkal National Park or a hot air balloon ride over the Atlas Mountains’ lofty peaks.
Inside, Kasbah Igoudar is a cool haven of soft white linens, cool marble floors and spacious rooms, softly lit with candles and exotically furnished with fine Moroccan fabrics.
How to Get There
Kasbah İgoudar (Taj Atlas) Hotel and Spa maybe some distance from Marrakesh city centre but the serenity, calmness and purity of the hotel and area is beyond belief. Living a busy life it was wonderful to stay in this oasis of calm nestled in an olive grove.
The room was comfortable and had everything we needed for our stay. The restaurant served delicious food.
Our stay was made special by the hotel staff who could do nothing more for us and always accomodating in our special request.
We highly recommend this hotel and yes Marrakesh is only a short journey away and close enough to visit the sights and for dinner.
If you read my other trip advisor reviews, you’ll see I’m not one who regularly writes critical reviews. However, I really do think that the pictures and description of this hotel on various websites are misleading.
We wanted a week away lying by a pool with good weather. To be fair, we got that. The pool area and the gardens are very attractive and the hotel has great views of the Atlas Mountains. The rest of the hotel is, frankly, shabby. The rooms are clean but poorly maintained. The air conditioning was old and noisy and the tv didn’t have any sound. There was no hairdryer in the room and, despite asking for one, it never materialised. We had 3 coat hangers in total in the room. The impression I had was that the hotel was being run on a shoestring budget. It certainly isn’t a five star hotel - three at best!
Breakfast was poor. There is no choice. You are given a plate each day consisting of a small omelette, cake and a strange spongelike crepe! The pictures of a luxury buffet on various websites are just not accurate. The food menu is ok but it never changes. Also the pricing is all over the place and doesn’t seem to have any logic. Bearing in mind that the hotel is very isolated, the food just isn’t good enough. On that point, some sites say the hotel is 30 minutes from Marrakesh- it isn’t, its an hour drive!
The hotel advertises itself as a spa and health retreat. That’s stretching it a bit. I had some ok treatments but there is no steam room and the spa bath looks like it hasn’t been used for years. The “gym” is a total waste of time. It consists of one small room with an old exercise bike, running machine, one weight bench and one barbell. That’s it. Given that I like to go to the gym on holiday, it was a huge disappointment.
I really wanted to like this hotel. As I say, the grounds are nice as is the pool area. The rest leaves a lot to be desired. As another reviewer has commented, with some investment on the buildings and decent food, this hotel could be a gem. As it is, I wouldn’t recommend it.
Myself and my boyfriend visited for a week. The place is about 50 minutes away from the airport. We booked a transfer through the agency we booked the hotel with so we had no issue getting to the hotel.
The room was gorgeous. Four post bed, huge sofa with bath and shower. It was cleaned everyday with a swan made with the towels for that lovely extra touch. The TV didn’t work but that was no issue as we didn’t really need it.
The exterior is absolutely amazing. The swimming pool was a great size - although it is very dirty. There was lots of sun beds, umbrellas and the cutest seating by the pool for lunch/dinner time.
The food was okay. Nothing amazing but it was doable. Breakfast was pretty much the same daily. An omelet, orange juice with some sweet/savoury bits on the side.
We booked all inclusive but was told when we got there that they didn’t offer all inclusive...when we showed them our booking confirmation they confirmed it but we had to pay for drinks still which was annoying considering we paid extra to avoid that. We had to chose off the set menu so I ate the same thing every day.
We had a massive problem with the amount of wasps around. Sitting outside eating or even when sunbathing they’re everywhere. When you’re allergic to wasp stings it is hard to just sit there calmly whilst they fly around you and land in your food. We had many fights with them.
We booked 3 excursions through the hotel which were all great. Although you have to pay for these are cash so make sure you have enough if you are to book these.
I would suggest if you’re going to get a transfer into Marrakech - you don’t need as long as you think in the centre. An afternoon is enough. All day is too long - it is very overwhelming.
You can pay for the drinks/food bill in card at the end of your stay. Although they racked up a bill of more than we had worked out - when we questioned it and they printed off the bill. It was a technical error...
The waiter staff were really friendly and helpful.
We both came back from Morocco with bad stomach problems but I assume that’s just because food and water is different there..
Overall we had a nice weeks holiday.