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Following her recent stay at Kasbah Tamadot, Alex Wix, owner of travel and events specialists Wix Squared, has kindly written a guest blog about her stay. Thanks Alex for sharing your experience with us.
"I have spent over 10 years travelling the globe in search of unique, off-the-beaten-track, luxurious and experiential destinations. This has meant I have been lucky enough to stay in some of the worlds best hotels in some of the most interesting places and Kasbah Tamadot is certainly one that stands out from the crowd.
The location is wonderful. The Kasbah is perched on the side of a cliff overlooking a Berber village, on the far side of the valley, and with uninterrupted views up to the snowcapped high Atlas Mountains.
The staff are delightful and are happy to help with anything you wish, although by the time you have thought to ask for it, there is a large chance it will have just been delivered as you are not left wanting at this wonderfully luxurious retreat.
I was fortunate enough to stay in one of the "Berber tents" which are well laid out, spacious and beautifully furnished with a lovely private terrace that you can spend hours on, just gazing out into the mountains or sipping a glass of Moroccan wine and snacking on the Moroccan treats that were part of the mini bar (complimentary for all clients staying at the hotel).
Tamadot is a great place for couples looking for a romantic getaway or for families looking for a place where children have got plenty to keep themselves occupied. There are two well-kept tennis courts, a badminton net, ping pong table, mule rides, swimming pools, guided walks and much more to ensure that kids are well entertained.
Dinner was served on the roof terrace of the Kasbah and was beautifully Moroccan in its setting with plenty of twinkling lanterns. The delicious menu of modern French cuisine was also scattered with a few Moroccan classics, giving plenty of variety.
I also found some time to visit the Eve Branson Foundation boutique and purchase some beautifully handmade pouches filled with salt from the Ourika valley, whereby 30% of the revenue, funds local charities. A final feel-good factor came in the form of a 30 minute massage in the spa whereby any aches and pains were pummeled out of me with great skill.
Overall this wonderful hotel did me the world of good to relax but more importantly allowed me time to discover the best room types, activities and all the nooks and crannies of this very special retreat for my 'Wix Squared' clients. It works perfectly as a combination with Marrakech and for longer trips, guests could also incorporate Essaouira and the desert."
Written by Alex Wix (owner of Wix Squared - inspired travel & events)
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