Specialist villa holidays to Morocco operator Fleewinter has added two new properties to its portfolio – Kasbah Angour in the High Atlas Mountains and Riad Mumtaz on the Atlantic coast – taking the total number of riads and boutique hotels within its portfolio to over 200.
Kasbah Angour – which is only bookable through Fleewinter in the UK – is a converted Berber castle with 21 rooms and 4 suites – commanding panoramic views from its elevated position on a hill top, of the highest peaks in the Atlas including Toubkal Massiv, the highest mountain in North Africa.
The property, which is 30 minutes’ drive from Marrakech, has a large swimming pool and manicured gardens and is constructed from traditional Moroccan materials including red sandstone, clay tiles from Meknes and cedar wood from the Middle Atlas Mountains.
All bedrooms have under floor heating, air conditioning and large en suite bathrooms. The restaurant, uses the best local produce from Berber villages plus vegetables and fruit from the hotel’s own gardens, and there are terraces for or a pre-dinner drink or to eat al fresco.
Local activities on offer include Marrakech tours, guided walks (half or full day), cycling and mule treks, all of which can be organised by the hotel or with Fleewinter at the time of booking. Stays cost from £50 pp per night (two sharing) on a B&B basis.
Riad Mumtaz Mahal is centrally located in the heart of Essaouira’s ancient Medina and just a short stroll from the beach and local fish restaurants. The original building was constructed in 1880 and over the last 4 years has been carefully restored and converted into a stylish boutique hotel.
All of the riad’s 10 bedrooms are the same price but completely different in style – so much so that Fleewinter’s website has a picture of each so that people can choose the one they most like the design of.
Riad Mumtaz also has a spa, with a steam room and massage rooms plus there is a large atrium with a heated plunge pool and there is a roof terrace with views of the town and beach. Rooms cost from £70 pp per night (two sharing) on a B&B basis.