The Source

Route de l’Ourika, km 10, Marrakech, Morocco
Ourika Valley

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Hotel Description

Resorts outside Marrakech tend to settle into the upscale oasis idiom, for natural reasons. Not so The Source, a 16-room passion project whose aural fixation borders on the obsessive. Nearly every aspect of this verdant, self-contained music box functions sonically — not least the fully outfitted, professional recording studio on premises, to give you an idea of the dedication behind the concept.

Artists and performers of all sorts are explicitly welcome here — and liable to find themselves geeking out with the owners over cocktails at some point — but, as any musician worth their salt will attest, it’s the silence that counts. The thickset walls not only keep out the relentless North African sun, they ensure a cocoon of intimacy and privacy that’s yours and only yours. And if you don’t find some measure of mesmerized inner peace gazing out at the Ourika Valley desertscape, we don’t know what to tell you.

Rooms channel the Berber civilization at its imperial zenith, evincing a marked taste for palatial opulence even as the décor winks and nudges its way through a parade of primarily Brit-star referents (Queen, Pink Floyd, the Rolling Stones…). Bespoke elements abound, melding polished stone flooring and sizable fireplaces with dark wood accents; supine on the king bed with an iPad Mini in one hand and a minibar treat in the other, you’ll feel like a green-room insider in no time. If that somehow doesn’t suffice, private villas up the ante even further with their own pools.

But back to the music. The spa reinforces its hammam and various aquatherapies with hefty audio and olfactory components, all the better for its vaulted ceilings and ornate hanging lanterns. The pool bar’s gorgeous, salvaged-wood art pieces are a major draw; pity them having to compete with a rooftop tapas joint. Live acts entertain fairly often, a fitting accompaniment to a poolside meal at any hour of the day, though you’ll end up at L’Ardoise sooner or later by virtue of their seasonal, Moroccan-fusion plates. A symphony’s as good a metaphor as any for the artistry here — hard to go wrong, really, what with their on-site garden and sustainable, guilt-free approach.

How to get there: The Source is a half hour's drive from Marrakech Menara Airport via P2017.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 16 Rooms
  • Style: Contemporary Classic
  • Atmosphere: Quiet

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Beauty salon
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Golf nearby
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Rooftop terrace bar
  • Room service
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Yoga

Need to Know

Baby cots and extra beds are available on request. Extra beds have a supplement of 20 EUR per guest aged 12 and younger. Extra beds have a supplement of 35 EUR per guest aged 13 and older. Please contact CustomerService@TabletHotels.com for assistance.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Beauty salon
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Golf nearby
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Rooftop terrace bar
  • Room service
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Yoga

Need to Know

Baby cots and extra beds are available on request. Extra beds have a supplement of 20 EUR per guest aged 12 and younger. Extra beds have a supplement of 35 EUR per guest aged 13 and older. Please contact CustomerService@TabletHotels.com for assistance.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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