Of many hotels in Marrakech with pools Les Borjs de la Kasbah is considered to be one of the very best. Here’s why.
Les Borjs de la Kasbah Pool
The Borjs de la Kasbah Swimming Pool
Situated discretely, some 25 m, via a passageway, from the main patio of this intimate complex of converted riads, the secluded leisure area comprising pool and spa is located on a site previously occupied by a small riad and even smaller ‘dar’ (town house). The heated 10 m x 5 m pool (large, compared with the plunge pool of the average riad, if it has one) is situated at the foot of an imposing, renovated watch-tower (borj) set into a section of the kasbah’s 7m defensive walls. Its depth shelving from one to two metres, the pool has a south-facing terrace for sunbathing on one side (complete with parasols and loungers) and a poolside bar and changing rooms on the other.
On the pool’s south side, the first floor above the bar is home to the Arganier spa consisting of a classic marble-clad, domed hammam, two treatment rooms and a sauna, as well as a rest area. Both treatment rooms and the rest area feature traditional menze (latticed) windows overlooking the sun terrace and pool.
The spa building’s ground floor is occupied by a small pool-side bar serving a broad range of drinks and cocktails, including various non-alcoholic options, and a variety of light meals and snacks prepared in the hotel’s kitchen. Next to the bar are two changing rooms with showers and toilets where towels are provided for pool users.
Like most hotels in Marrakech with pools, Les Borjs de la Kasbah has a dress code requesting pool users to restrict themselves to the pool area and not to frequent public spaces (dining room, lounges and patio) in their swimwear or other equally inappropriate attire.
Hotels in Marrakech with Pools
While there are many hotels in Marrakech with pools, especially hotels of the larger resort variety (very few riads have more than ornamental plunge pools, if that), the seclusion and exclusive nature of the facility at Les Borjs makes it one of the most agreeable places to enjoy relaxation and tranquillity from the entire, limited selection of smaller, upmarket hotels in Marrakech.