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Ksar Char-Bagh

Ksar Char-Bagh, Marakesh Morocco

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Extreme luxury in a replica medieval palace where no expense is spared and where personal attention and attention to detail is the rule. Over 60 staff pamper to the needs of a maximum number of 26 guests at any one time.

Attracts well heeled, discerning visitors requiring seclusion, personal service and very high levels of comfort. Guests can obtain temporary membership of the nearby Royal Golf Club and cars are on hand for transfers.

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Exterior

An impressive, light grey coloured, fortress like entrance gives way to a pristine 14th century style palace with a grand central courtyard and extension buildings with discreet accommodation entrances and a large pool area.

Comprises three villas, each with a private pool. Flat, narrow paths link the various sections and a roof terrace offers views over the grounds and surrounding palm groves.

Property type: Hotel

Balcony/Terrace: Some rooms

Storeys: 2

Built Year: 2002

Interior

A vast, cool lobby is rather sparse but welcoming, with a grand looking altar like table providing a prestigious reception area. Doors lead out to a courtyard and a refined restaurant has views over the grounds.

Although there is no onsite bar, drinks are served in all the lounges and at any location, as desired by the guests. A large smoking room is available and a library offers a choice from over 1000 books and 200 DVDs.

Rooms: 12

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Grounds

Spacious grounds are lush and natural with a more refined section around the long, rectangular communal pool. There is a good supply of sunloungers here and on the tower’s roof terrace where there is a small plunge pool. A state of the art spa and hammam is available with a wide variety of treatments.

A long, mirror like water feature runs down the centre of the main courtyard and has an ornamental fountain. Four hectares of gardens feature a farm like section where organic vegetables are grown for use in the guests’ meals.

Location

Area Type: Situated in the very heart of the Palmeraie, at the side of a tiny narrow track, surrounded by palm groves, goat herds and little else. There are opportunities to ride camels or horses in the area and there are three golf courses within 3km. A service of restored and beautifully maintained London taxis are used as courtesy vehicles for guests and airport transfers are included in the accommodation prices.

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Facilities

  • Eating
    • A la carte restaurant
  • Pools
    • Rectangular (34 yds)
    • Rectangular (5 yds)
  • Public facilities
    • Beauty/spa
    • Fitness room/gym
    • Indoor games
    • Tennis courts
    • Turkish Baths/Steam Room
    • WiFi Access
  • In-room facilities
    • Air conditioning
    • Hairdryer
    • Minibar/fridge
    • Safes
    • TV (English language)