Sunday, 15 April 2012

Marrakech Day 3: The Atlas Mountains, Thunderstorms and Terrific Views

On our third day we trekked up to the mountains in a grand taxi from the centre of Marrakech. We were sad to leave the lovely Les Jardins de la Medina, but excited to see what Richard Branson's Kasbah Tamadot was like. 

First impressions were great. We were invited to have a drink in the relaxed garden surroundings and then taken up to our room (which was covered in tiny  mosaic mirrors). 

This was the view from our gorgeous room.

The decor was resplendent and very indulgent. 

The general decor of the Kasbah was beautiful and well-kept, with touches of Moroccan mixed with a very European feel. 

Little areas for sitting and relaxing everywhere. 

Cocktails were held in this lovely seating area by a decorative pool at 7'o clock every evening.

Flowers in the pool were a romantic touch and looked beautiful against the blue.

What an incredible view of the Atlas mountains

There was a sophisticated library also at the Kasbah with impressive views, an extensive range of books and a great DVD/widescreen set up.

Then at night you could have cocktails by the decorative pool with fires going.

In the evening there was a thunderstorm, but this only served to make the Kasbah even more atmospheric, with lightning bolts piercing the backdrop of the Atlas Mountains. 

Kasbah Tamadot, Richard Branson's Moroccan Retreat
BP 67, Asni 042150, Morocco

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