An intimate boutique hotel in the heart of Skoura’s date palmeraie, Ksar el Kabbaba is set inside a restored historic kasbah. Inside the thick, sculpted mud-brick walls, the hotel fully embraces the region’s traditional style, including intricate tile work, boldly patterned fabrics, elaborately carved doorways, handmade wooden furniture, and beds surrounded by curtains. However, you’re not without modern amenities, including Wi-Fi, a spa, and pool.
The restaurant serves a classic menu of local dishes created from seasonal fruits and vegetables, mainly from the hotel’s own orchards and vegetable gardens. In nice weather, you can opt to eat on the rooftop terrace, which has views of nearby kasbahs and the feathery fronds of the surrounding palm trees.
Traditional style and a warm welcome combine to make this a great base for exploring Skoura. We particularly like the pool for cooling off during the midday heat.
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Each of the 13 rooms and suites is individually decorated in theme with its name, which draws on local history and legends. However, they all reflect the traditional southern Moroccan style, with hand-tied rugs, cool tile floors, brightly patterned fabric, carved wooden furniture, and seating strewn with patterned cushions. Many of the larger rooms have four-poster beds swagged in lightweight curtains and the Riad suites have separate seating areas.
This hotel is tucked in the heart of Skoura’s palmeraie, a sprawling thicket of palm trees that’s been acknowledged for its cultural importance by UNESCO. This hotel’s central location makes it an excellent base for exploring the city.
Food and drink
- Breakfast and dinner served daily.
- Traditional Moroccan menu uses local produce from the hotel’s own orchards and gardens.
- Rooftop terrace or alfresco dining available.
Facilities and activities
- Outdoor pool.
- Spa offering a variety of treatments and a massage service.
- Cooking lessons.
Tour ideas in Skoura
Our itineraries are there to spark ideas for how you could include a stay at Ksar El Kabbaba as part of your trip. Treat them simply as suggestions, because every aspect of the trip we create for you will be yours to define.
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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
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Skoura and nearby places
- The Southern Oases Valleys 15 miles away
- Ouarzazate 24 miles away
- Oued Mellah 35 miles away
- The Dades Valley 40 miles away
- Zagora 68 miles away
- Ourika Valley 67 miles away
- The Atlas Mountains 81 miles away
- Marrakesh 93 miles away
- Taroudant 144 miles away
- The Draa Valley 146 miles away