In the Kasbah quarter of the ancient Marrakech medina,
only yards from the Royal Palace
, Les Borjs de la Kasbah is a recently-created boutique hotel
meticulously developed by craftsmen over a period of four years from a complex of six small town houses and one riad.
The appeal of this exclusive 'hotel de charme', opened in 2007, stems from the blend of its arabo-moorish character and contemporary refinement
. No less striking is the contrast between the bustling streets of the Kasbah outside and the tranquil, intimate atmosphere within where discreet but professional service adds the finishing touch to one of the most appealing luxury spa hotels in the medina.
The 18 sound-proofed, well insulated rooms
, dispersed between four separate patios, are each well appointed with bath or shower (some have both), heating and air conditioning, personal room safe, hairdryer, minibar, telephone, free Wi-Fi connection and widescreen TV with satellite channels.
In the main patio area you will find an imposing, renovated 'borj' (watchtower)
set into 7m high defensive walls at the foot of which is a heated swimming pool
. On one side is a south facing sunbathing terrace with loungers and parasols.
L'Arganier, the hotel spa, includes a classic, marble-clad, domed hammam
and separate sauna plus two treatment rooms and a rest area, each having traditional latticed windows (menze) overlooking the swimming-pool and sun terrace.