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Kasbah du Toubkal

Atlas Mountains

Rating: Mid-range    

Kasbah du Toubkal overview

About an hour and a half's drive from Marrakech, the Kasbah du Toubkal is perched above the village of Imlil at the base of Mount Toubkal at an altitude of 1,800m. Built and operated with the support of the local Berber community, the Kasbah is an ideal base for exploring the beautiful scenery and fascinating cultures of the Atlas Mountains.

The Kasbah was originally the summer home of the local feudal chieftain, but was a crumbling ruin until it was restored and rebuilt in the 1990s using traditional methods and local labour and materials as a Berber hospitality centre. The Kasbah retains close ties with the local community, employing and training local villagers and helping to provide services such as an ambulance, hamman and school for the village of Imlil.

There are a range of rooms to suit a wide a range of budgets, from en-suite rooms to a self-contained 3 bedroom house. There is no swimming pool, but the green terraces of the Kasbah provide an ideal place to sip mint tea and enjoy the beautiful scenery or you can relax in the traditional hamman. The Kasbah is an ideal base to explore the nearby villages and the staff will help to discuss trekking options and arrange local guides.

The Kasbah du Toubkal is a very popular destination with both groups and individual travellers, and its 15 rooms are often booked many months in advance. There is a minimum stay of two nights. Stays at the Kasbah can be combined with stays at the more remote Toubkal Lodge (owned and run by the same people), a great base for trekking in the High Atlas.


Open:  Kasbah du Toubkal is open all year.

Location:  Kasbah du Toubkal is located in the Imlil Valley in the High Atlas Mountains, about 60kms from Marrakech. It is on the slopes of Jbel Toubkal, the highest peak in the Atlas Mountains. The kasbah’s remote reception is in Imlil, from where it is a 15-minute walk up to the Kasbah. The nearest airport is Marrakech, about 90 minutes away.

Rooms:  The kasbah offers accommodation in 5 standard rooms, 2 superior rooms, 5 deluxe rooms and a junior suite. All have en-suite bathrooms. They also have tea and coffee making facilities, ‘fridge stocked with cold drinks, CD players and Wi-Fi internet access. Superior and deluxe rooms have a balcony or terrace. There is also a separate building, the garden house, which has 3 en-suite bedrooms, a lounge, dining room and kitchen, ideal for guests wanting more privacy. Slippers and bathrobes are supplied for all guests. Hot water bottles are available on cooler evenings.

Activities:  Explore Imlil village and surrounding area on foot or by mule, take guided day treks or overnight treks in the mountains, relax at the Kasbah, enjoy the hammam (steam bath).

Facilities:  The kasbah has a roof terrace with great views of the surrounding scenery, where meals and drinks are served. In winter meals are taken in the dining room by the fire. Cuisine is traditional Moroccan using local ingredients. Mint tea, coffee and soft drinks are available throughout the day. No alcohol is served on the premises, but you can bring your own. There is a comfortable lounge. The kasbah has a courtyard garden and terraces. There is a shop selling local natural products. Hiking equipment (sleeping bags, waterproof jackets, trekking poles) can be hired from the kasbah.

Dining:  Meals are taken communally.

Children:  Children of all ages are accepted. The garden house is well suited to families.

Communication:  There is Wi-Fi internet access.

Notes:   The kasbah has a minimum stay requirement of 2 nights.  

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Mr. Mark Cheltenham (05/04/2014)

"Amazing location."

Mr David Hawkins (26/07/2013)
"The location and others speak of the Refuge much more eloquently that we can. But the kindness and attentiveness of the staff add another dimension. Breakfast on the top terrace is just not to be missed. Stunning!"
Mrs Bridget Davies (29/03/2013)
"Liked the \'vibe\' of the place & stunning location. Limited choice of food, but were happy to provide us with a takeaway breakfast as we left so early. "
Mr. Paul Doe (02/03/2013)
"Loved it but why is dinner in such a dark room with so few candles?"
Charles Brent Geffen (28/10/2011)
"Basic, but comfortable enough (we didn't expect luxury so no disappointment)"

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