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Ksar Char Bagh

La Palmeraie, Marrakech

Stunning private palace inspired by 14th century Moorish architecture and 21st century minimalism - spa, restaurant and magical grounds

After heading into the desert scrubland of the Palmeraie, driving down a bumpy dirt track, pushing past a large gate, and walking up a long garden path, you're not sure what to expect. An imposing tower with a silver door looms above you... open the door and you enter an entrancing fairytale of fountains and flowers. This is not your ordinary hotel; Ksar Char Bagh is a palace. But not one that emerged out of thin air. It took 3 years of design planning plus the hard labour of 200 men working daily for 15 months to turn Nicole and Patrick LeVillair’s incredible vision into a concrete and exquisite creation.

Set in 4 hectares of Persian-style gardens, with water and streams criss-crossing to symbolise the rivers of paradise, Ksar Char Bagh is close to heaven on earth. Luxurious suites more closely resemble apartments, plus there's a billiard room, a library, a cigar room, a huge vaulted marble hamman, a tennis court, a show-stopping pool, and an exceptionally discreet staff of 45 (including a talented French chef), who will move heaven and earth to arrange anything you want.

Guest Ratings

Room:
100%
Food:
80%
Service:
80%
Value:
100%
Overall:
90%

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Highs

  • Being just outside the city affords a lot more space, 5 acres to be exact, and the palm-lined pool is irresistible - we spent a whole afternoon lounging and swimming during out 2014 revisit
  • Grand proportions, stunning architecture and the attention to detail is phenomenal. Every single object, piece of furniture and furnishing has been designed by the owners
  • You're surrounded by the soothing sound of water and birdsong, creating an enchanting Arabian Nights atmosphere
  • The spacious suites balance simplicity and sumptuousness, all have private outdoor space and some have pools

Lows

  • To stay in this palace certainly doesn't come cheap. Only breakfast is included in the room price and the extras can really mount up
  • This is where the rich and famous come to get away from it all, so don't expect a very social atmosphere. It's tranquil, private and very discreet
  • Marrakech's city centre is a 15-minute drive away, but the hotel has its own air-conditioned cars to get you there
  • A popular venue for groups and celebrations. Great, unless you're the only ones not in on the party - ask about other guests when booking

A stunning reincarnation of a 13th-century kasbah...        

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Save to favouritesPrintMailKsar Char BaghAfter heading into the desert scrubland of the Palmeraie, driving down a bumpy dirt track, pushing past a large gate, and walking up a long garden path, you're not sure what to expect. An imposing tower with a silver door looms above you... open the door and you enter an entrancing fairytale of fountains and flowers. This is not your ordinary hotel; Ksar Char Bagh is a palace. But not one that emerged out of thin air. It took 3 years of design planning plus the hard labour of 200 men working daily for 15 months to turn Nicole and Patrick LeVillairís incredible vision into a concrete and exquisite creation. Set in 4 hectares of Persian-style gardens, with water and streams criss-crossing to symbolise the rivers of paradise, Ksar Char Bagh is close to heaven on earth. Luxurious suites more closely resemble apartments, plus there's a billiard room, a library, a cigar room, a huge vaulted marble hamman, a tennis court, a show-stopping pool, and an exceptionally discreet staff of 45 (including a talented French chef), who will move heaven and earth to arrange anything you want.

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