Boutique accommodation
Marrakech, Morocco

Douar Tagadert el Kadi
Km 24 Route d'Amizmiz
Region de Marrakech

Tel: +212 (0) 524 48 40 20
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An Incredible Holiday

Posted on August 29, 2017 by James Robbins

Philippa Jupp, a teacher from London, spent a terrific 10 days at Tigmi, relaxing and rejuvenating during the summer holidays.

I went to Tigmi at the start of August for 10 days with some friends and their family.

It was an incredible holiday that I will never forget.  Tigmi is such a fantastic place to relax with friends, have some drinks, and share some great food – and there is all of this in spades!

It has a very calm and relaxing atmosphere during the day time, sitting amidst a traditional berber village, bur during the evening Tigmi has a really great, fun atmosphere too.

The hotel has an amazing spa and is only a short journey away from the Souk which is always a great trip! There is always something to do; but it is also a fantastic place to relax and watch the world go by. Would strongly recommend to anyone.

April in Marrakech – Hiking in the High Atlas

Posted on January 7, 2013 by James Robbins

April in Marrakech builds on the promising start to spring made by March. Flowers are in full bloom, the temperature is really beginning to warm up, and the grounds of Tigmi always seem on their best behaviour for the influx of guests.

It’s no surprise, then, that April is one of the most popular months at Tigmi. And I really enjoy the atmosphere around the hotel as guests arrive with optimism after a cold and dark winter.


Horse riding in Morocco – a trek near Marrakech

Posted on October 28, 2012 by James Robbins

There are many ways and means to see Morocco, but today’s method was on horseback.

I awoke reasonably early and met Charlotte, Ben and Louisa in the hotel gardens. Charlotte and Louisa had been horse riding many times before – although not in Morocco – yet Ben and I were very much novices (but no less excited).

Getting ready to head off horse riding near Marrakech

The four of us took a 15–20 minute drive down to the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, stopping at a beautiful spot surrounded by lake Lalla Takerkoust. There we met Hassan and his team, our tour guides for the day and owners of many handsome and healthy steeds. They greeted us with a traditional Moroccan mint tea and then asked us about our horse riding ability.

Charlotte and Louisa explained that they’d ridden many times previously and were soon high above us on good looking horses. Ben and I were allocated two equally handsome horses who wouldn’t be flustered in our inexperienced hands. Hassan and his team did a great job of making us all feel welcome and safe.

Mounted and ready, we set off through the smaller hills of Morocco’s High Atlas. Charlotte was off and away in full chase of tour guide Hassan, with the rest of us trotting comfortably behind. Ben and I were accompanied on foot by one of Hassan’s team who was making sure we were comfortable and that our horses were calm.

Gathering for a rest on the horse trek near Morocco

The Moroccan terrain was fascinating; we were riding along dried up river beds, through harvested fields, down beaten tracks away from all communities. But just as you thought we were miles away from everything, a head would pop up from a rock or from behind a tree – a shepherd with his flock of sheep and goats graving on the hill side.

After riding for about two hours we stopped on the top of a hill for refreshments. Our stop also gave us time to take some mid-trek photos of our horses and the amazing views of lake Lalla Takerkoust below.

One hour later we were back at camp saying farewell to our horses, who all deserved a good rest. Hassan and his team gave us some more of their mint tea – which this time was sweetened. Clearly Hassan had one look at Ben and I realised that we were shattered from this amazing experience!

I’ll certainly go horse riding in Marrakech again – it’s one of the best experiences I’ve had in Morocco.


Delightful Architectural Nooks and Crannies

Posted on October 30, 2008 by James Robbins

We thoroughly enjoyed being a reasonable way out of Marrakech. There was a feeling of being among the real people of Morocco and a walk to the nearby Kasbah was a fascinating experience. The locals seem friendly and the children ever-optimistic with their ‘Bonjour – dinars?’ One can only feel affection for Tigmi itself. It is full of delightful architectural nooks and crannies. Its florid courtyards offer peaceful shady retreats and the views from its terraces keep you gazing out across the hills and villages, listening for distant sounds like the shout of a shepherd or a grumbling donkey. The staff at Tigmi, smilingly unhurried but thoroughly obliging add to the general sense of douceur which pervades the place. We also found the food simple but excellent.

Oct 2008