The Kasbah Azul is a wonderful place, it is located in the village of Aslim just a short drive from from the centre of Agdz. 'Azul' means 'peace' in Berber and this place has it in abundance.
This eco-responsible property is dominated by the impressive kasbah-style building of the hotel itself, set amongst some mature palm trees. Once you are parked inside the main entrance gate (do not park in the donkey's space!) there is a very pleasant walk through the verdant garden up to the kasbah, inside there are welcoming lounges (used for dining in the colder winter evenings) and then the staircase to the rooms, located around the central opening.
All rooms at the Azul are of a high quality and quite spacious, they are decorated in bright but traditional colours and all are slightly different in style. All rooms are en suite with air conditioning, heating, safe and hairdryer. Wifi in all rooms except Chams & Leila Suite as these are independent from the main building.
Chams room - independent from the Kasbah, the private terrace enjoys views of the palm grove and Jbel Kissane mountain. The two single beds can be joined into a king-size double bed.
Marhaba - on the ground floor offering views of the pool. The private terrace has a view of the garden. The two single beds can be joined into a king-size double bed.
Salam – upstairs room with a lovely view of the pool and the palm grove. Queen Size bed.
Family Room Hana - upstairs overlooking the central patio this room has 2 rooms which can accommodate 4 people. The second bedroom, with a large window onto the garden, can be converted into a romantic living room for a couple. One room has two single beds that can be joined into a king-size bed; the other room has two singles.
Safa Junior Suite - located upstairs and opens onto the central patio with views of the pool and the palm grove. 3 single beds, 2 of which can be joined into a large king-size bed. Possibility of a fourth bed on the sofa (only suitable for children under 12 years old).
Sakina Junior Suite - located upstairs opening onto the central patio with a private terrace. Queen Size double bed and a single bed - a fourth bed is possible on the sofa (only suitable for children under 12 years old).
Family Nejma Suite - on the ground floor with a view of the garden, this suite has two sleeping spaces separated by large curtains. Ideal for a couple or a family. A queen-size double bed and two single beds.
Family Saada - on the ground floor, this beautiful spacious suite has two rooms separated by a door. A main bedroom and a living room for 2 people with lovely view on the garden used as second bedroom for families. Shared bathroom for both rooms. One room has a queen-size bed; the other two single beds.
Leila Suite - independent from the Kasbah and with a private terrace with view of the palm grove, the Jbel Kissane mountain and the old Kasbahs. A queen-size double bed plus a single bed.
Luxury suite Ahlam - spacious lounge area with views of the garden, old Kasbahs, Jbel Kissane mountain and pool. A queen-size bed.
Suite Alham (double) and room Hana (twin) can be interconnected as a family suite for 6 or 7 persons.
Marhaba Room & Family Nejma Suite are accessible.
Restaurant with the emphasis on fresh produce offers a twist on traditional receipes; dining area; lounges (one with fireplace for cosy cooler evenings); wifi access; board games available; large swimming pool (heated March - October by solar panels); sun terrace, pleasant and peaceful garden; guarded parking.
A Freeman, UK, October 2014
J Poulton, UK, October 2014
R Adkins, Netherlands, March 2014