Kasbah Tamadot, Morocco


Whilst la ville rose has its undeniable allure, travellers who want a quieter experience now consider hotels situated outside of town. Situated an hour’s drive from Marrakesh, surrounded by ancient villages and cradled by the rugged splendour of the Atlas Mountains, Richard Branson’s super-luxe retreat the Kasbah Tamadot has 27 rooms ranging in style from lavish, Moroccan sultan-style suite to Berber tent. The latter are situated on high points away from the main property and have their private own plunge pool surrounded by a deck from which to enjoy the Atlas’ magnificent, pink-tinged sunsets or snow-capped splendour in the winter months.