The Kasbah Agafay Is Just the Most Marvellous Place to Chill Out for A Long Weekend.The Kasbah Agafay is just the most marvellous place to chill out for a long weekend or even a week. It is situated between olive groves on one side, and the start of the desert on the other, with views of the Atlas mountains.
We stayed in a suite right up at the top under the ramparts, and the views over the mountains were to die for, as for the bathtub, well that was something else altogether!!.
I just loved the antique rugs, high ceilings and log fires, as it does get chilly at night, and what with the wonderfully high ceilings they were needed.
The concept of taking an old and crumbling Kasbah and turning it into top class hotel is a great concept, and the tiled courtyards, and sound of tinkling fountains never far away were evocative of a time gone by. At night with lanterns everywhere you really felt you had gone back in time.
We especially loved the total lack of television, radio, minibar or newspapers, and the real authentic Morocco atmosphere. The logs burning in the evening were another touch we loved, even in our room.
The service was excellent, totally unobtrusive, but you just needed to literally raise a finger and someone appeared as if by magic.
Liked the pool, and loved the hamman, but one of the best features of theKasbah Agafay was the idea that you can be taken to Marrakech by private car for the day, and visit your 'club' which is the Kssour Agafay, a boutique hotel in a 15th century town house right in the medina.
It was great, we went shopping, left our bags, returning later for lunch, leaving more bags, and then we went back to the peace and tranquillity of the hills, and the wonderful Kasbah Agafay.
I left with my batteries fully recharged.
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