Kasbah du Toubkal is a stunning rural retreat in a peaceful mountain setting with views of North Africa's tallest mountain, Toubkal. Converted from an old fortified house, the former home of the local caid, this hidden gem offers homely hospitality and expert knowledge of the area from the Berbers who run it. Breathtaking views in every direction, locally made furniture and friendly service make this a great escape from the hectic pace of everyday life. There is no traffic here, no fast food restaurants, no smelly or polluted city air, just the braying of the mules, the rush of water over the rocks, the sounds of the villagers living their lives and the ethereal call to prayer from the local mosque echoing over the valleys and bouncing off the rock walls. Breathe in the fresh air, take a relaxing break in the Hammam or embark on a bracing walk in the mountains. Whatever you do, you will leave feeling refreshed and at ease.
Kasbah du Toubkal is a magical venue in a very special location, part of the local national park and part of the local community. This mountain retreat is managed and staffed by local people, providing the best of local food an in-house hammam, trekking and camel riding. There are a variety of climbing and trekking packages on offer from climbing Mount Toubkal, the highest mountain in North Africa at 13,655 ft, to overnight treks with local guides and mules to help along the way, and walks in the High Atlas with options that cater for those who may desire an easier ramble.
The menu at Kasbah du Toubkal is Moroccan and the chefs are happy to create a vegetarian menu on request. Tajines and homemade soups will hit the spot after a day in the mountains.
Kasbah du Toubkal can accommodate 25 to 40 people or can be hired by a single group for a special occasion, from a day up to a month, depending on the time of year. Kasbah du Toubkal was rebuilt using local labour and traditional methods & materials, and the rooms of this eco-friendly lodge use local furnishings and fabrics, including carved walnut furniture. There are standard rooms, superior and deluxe rooms of which most have a terrace or balcony, and garden house suites with their own private terrace and balcony with breathtaking views of the mountainous landscape, all of which have en-suite bathrooms with either shower or bath. The Berber salons are designed in a traditional style and shift away from the hotel concept with the downstairs traditional seating area transforming into the sleeping area at night, and for those who want to fall asleep looking at the star-strewn sky, carpets can be set out on the roof terrace with sleeping sheets and mats. The Berber salons fit larger groups and have shared bathrooms. For longer treks there are some wonderful places to stay along the way. It is optional as to whether guests are accompanied by a European or local guide or stay as independent travellers.
How to get there?
Directions from Marrakech to Imlil and the Kasbah du Toubkal Take the Marrakech to Asni road (this is the road that eventually goes to Taroudant via the Tizi-n-Test pass) at Asni take the first left after the village. Imlil is 17 km up this tarmaced road. In Imlil centre there is a car park, park here. About 20 metres up on the right-hand side is the Kasbah du Toubkal’s remote reception – this is open from 09.00 hours to 17.00 hours. Report here and you will be looked after. Outside of these hours you'll need to ring the Kasbah and they will arrange for someone to meet you in the car park. The Kasbah is a 15 min walk/mule ride (luggage will be brought up by mule).
1 day rental or 50% of invoice value, whichever is the greater.
Please note: rates indicate FROM price for the given period and may differ for higher number of visitors. Rates currency is EUR.
Rates at Kasbah du Toubkal are per room per night and include: fresh sheets, towels, sleeping bag/sheet loan (for sleeping on roof terrace), use of hammam and towels, breakfast and 5% tax. Toubkal has no licence so please bring your own wine.
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