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Last updated: 03 December, 2023
Expert travel writer: Mandy Sinclair

Located 60km from Marrakech at the foot of Mount Toubkhal, this atmospheric boutique hotel is an ideal spot to relax after a summit hike. Sitting on a rocky outcrop some 1,800m above sea level, rooms boast spectacular views of surrounding snow-capped mountains.

It’s the result of a partnership between the Berber community and a British adventurer who bought, restored and opened the kasbah as a hotel in 1995. The property is staffed entirely by villagers.

The property has a variety of accommodation levels to suit most budgets. The dining room serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Cuisine is Berber-Moroccan, and there is a vegetarian menu. They can also provide a picnic lunch for mountain trekking.

Even if you’re not coming to climb Mount Toubkal, the kasbah is a good choice for relaxing in mountain serenity, with outstanding trekking all around.

Surrounding area

Situated in a historic hilltop Kasbah, in the centre of a fertile valley of fruit and nut orchards and small subsistence farms in the High Atlas Mountains, the property overlooks majestic snow-dusted peaks, their bases skirted by narrow footpaths and mule tracks.

Dotted around the property on the valley floor and in some cases snaking up the hillsides, are five separate, modest settlements of rustic adobe houses that comprise the local Berber community of Imlil.

Airport transfers are available, but it’s still a 15-minute walk (or mule ride) from the road up to the Kasbah. A small price for blissful isolation.


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General amenities

Key facilities

Airport transfers*
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Kids club
Parking: On-site (free)
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room amenities

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Hot tub (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

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