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"A neoclassical, ‘30s-inspired kasbah on the Moroccan coast, brimming with unique character"

Need to know

    • Rooms: 11
    • Overall vibe/setting: All the glamour of a Moroccan riad in a relaxed beach setting
    • Check out time: 12 pm check-in, 2 pm check-out
    • Hotel close dates: Open all year round

We love

  • The stunning infinity pool, overlooking the Mirleft Beach
  • The direct access straight down onto the beach
  • Incredible African, Fassi and Art Deco interiors

Top Secret

Just a 20-minute drive South from the hotel you will find the pretty as a picture Legzira Beach with its infamous rock arch

Origins

 This jewel of a property is located a mere 2km from the charming fishing village of Mirleft and is run by the charming mother and daughter duo, Nicole and Agnes Arbusset. The pair fell in love with the irresistible location overlooking the Mirleft beach and purchased 2 acres of land on which to build Kasbah Tabelkoukt. The hotel opened its doors for the very first time in 2007.

The Review

Kasbah Tabelkoukt is just a few minutes’ drive outside the village of Mirleft on the south eastern coast of Morocco – a spot that has historically been popular with musicians and artists, surfers and explorers, and also marking a stopping-off point for those who have just completed a journey over the Sahara. The local scenery is ruggedly beautiful, with undulating hillsides giving way to sandy coves where the land meets the sea.

 

Kasbah Tabelkoukt is the brainchild of Nicole Arbousset, who captures the free-spirited charm of the region via the hotel’s elegant, vintage-infused interiors. Designed in a neoclassical style, the new architecture pays homage to the history and culture of the region with its powerful, fortress-like form. The décor within draws upon the glamour of the 1930s, curating Orientalist art elements with green-blue bejmat tiles, carved doors, and a four-pillar central fireplace.

 

Each of Kasbah Tabelkoukt’s rooms is decorated in a different style, further underlining the love and care that has been taken over the interiors, and showcasing the distinctive character that shines throughout this property – there is an African room, an Art Deco room, and a Fez room, among others. Guests are invited to make themselves at home here, with communal areas such as a library filled with books from all around the world. An open-air terrace next to the infinity pool offers the ideal spot to watch the sun go down over the North Atlantic Ocean.

 

The Kasbah sits on top of a towering cliff, overlooking a deserted beach below. Known locally as la plage sauvage, or the wild beach, it is accessible via a private stairway directly from the Kasbah. An ocean-facing on-site hammam is another highlight of Kasbah Tabelkoukt – here, guests can book in rejuvenating treatments such as an argan oil massage or a black soap crepe scrub. Lunch and dinner can be arranged to be served in the dining area, crafted using local produce and classic Moroccan flavours. Packed lunches are available for day trips too.

 

This romantic setting is ideal for couples or honeymooners, but also suitable for families, with a diverse array of activities available to keep guests entertained. The hotel’s staff can arrange anything from on-site cookery courses and massages to adventurous options like trekking, horse-riding, paragliding, surfing, and scuba diving. Despite its deceptively remote-feeling setting, Kasbah Tabelkoukt is remarkably well-connected for exploring – the Spanish Art Deco architecture of Sidi Ifni is half an hour’s drive away, while the famous palm groves and silver jewelry of Tiznit can be reached in 50 minutes.

 

 

Location

Kasbah Tabelkoukt

  • Address: Km 4 route de Sidi Ifni, Mirleft, 85350, Morocco
  • Travel info: Mirleft is a little berber village situated 1h30 south of Agadir. From Agadir, go to Tizint and then make for Aglou. Then follow the coastline to Mirleft. 4 km after Mirleft, on the way to Sidi Ifni, you will find our Kasbah Tabelkoukt, overlooking the be

Key Features

  • Rooftop

  • Pool

  • Free Wifi

  • Car Parking

  • Bar

  • Restaurant