Hotel Spotlight: Kasbah Tamadot
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Situated in the spectacular Atlas Mountains in Morocco, the award-winning Kasbah Tamadot was bought by Sir Richard Branson during one of his famous ballooning expeditions. Each of the 27 rooms and suites has been individually decorated to reflect the beautiful architecture of the building and features antiques from all over the world.
Kasbah has 27 bedrooms and suites including nine luxury Berber Tents, some of which have private plunge pools. All 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. As a renowned antiques dealer and interior designer, Luciano brought together artifacts from all over the world, many of which feature in the bedrooms. Each room has a uniquely descriptive Berber name which tells you something about it.
Local short walks
There are some fabulous walks from Kasbah Tamadot which can be tailor-made to suit your needs. Whether you would like to venture down to the river, walk through the village of Asni or go into the hills behind Kasbah we can suggest something which is as long or as short as you like. A guide is recommended for all of walks, which can be booked before your arrival or once you arrive.
Hands-on interactive sessions will be led by Tamadot’s chefs where they will walk you step-by-step through how to make some of our more popular dishes. Sessions take place in the afternoon and last approximately three hours. Each budding chef will have their own cooking station where you’ll create a delicious 3-course meal including salads, soup, tajines and dessert.
Virgin Hotels has partnered with Pack for a Purpose a charity that allows hotels around the world to support local projects by suggesting lists of donations that guests may wish to bring in their suitcase and make a priceless impact on the lives of the local children and families.
If you’re planning a trip to Kasbah Tamadot, you can get involved in several projects that focus on bring supplies and fun activities to children in the area. You can also enjoy a trip to the Eve Branson Foundation workshops in the local villages to discover all the charitable work taking place – all spearheaded by Richard’s mum (a charge of MAD 150 will apply, all of which goes to the Eve Branson Foundation.