Kasbah Du Toubkal, a restorative mountain hideaway for weary travellers
Bellow the imposing Jbel Toubkal, North Africa’s highest mountain, sits one of Morocco’s most remarkable boutique hotels, Kasbah Du Toubkal. What was once an affluent summer home fell into ruin, but was restored to its former glory and is now a beacon for sustainable tourism in Morocco.
Follow the click-clack of the mules over the rocky terrain as they carry your bags up to the resplendent property. Every inch of the building is true to Berber aesthetics and pays homage to this distinctive culture. Rich tapestries cover the floors with plush pillows and sofas lining the walls of the living spaces.
The attentive staff all hail from the surrounding areas, giving you a true feel for the incomparable hospitality. Here your senses will come alive surrounded by vivid colours, rich aromas, sumptuous textiles, and the blanket of silence that covers the valley at nightfall.
The terrace is the pièce de résistance, offering sweeping views of the mountainous landscape, the most remarkable in north Africa. On cool evenings, you can curl up next to the fireplace and gaze upon the thick belt of stars spanning across the uninterrupted sky.
- Having your luggage brought to the hotel by mule
- Sipping on Moroccan Coffee in the morning overlooking the mountains
- Indulging in the hearty lamb tajine prepared in the traditional way
- Experiencing the unmatched hospitality from the Berbers who run the hotel
- Getting close to nature on a hike around the mountains
All the rooms at Kasbah Du Toubkal stay true to traditional Berber aesthetics with earthy tones highlighted by rich textures. Locally sourced wood serves as framing touches, inviting the abundance of the surrounding nature into the space.
Each room is outfitted in traditional Berber elements, creating a cosy and warm atmosphere. These authentic all come with wood detailing and intricate ironwork framing the impeccable views.
Each room is perfectly spacious, giving guests the opportunity to unwind and soak in the magnificent surroundings. Rooms can also be connected to a deluxe room or the apartment suite for a generous family-sized suite.
Relax in the privacy of your own balcony, overlooking the majestic Atlas Mountains.
This two-story space is divided into a bedroom and bathroom area at the bottom and a living area at the top. The marvellous fossil marble bathroom comes complete with a shower and a bathtub.
The grandest of all the rooms at Kasbah Du Toubkal features unparalleled views of the mountains. The 2-story space has a bedroom and bathroom on the bottom floor and a large open plan living space at the top and can be converted to a 2 or 3-bedroom Garden House per your request.
Follow the stone steps from the main house to a charming private hideaway amongst the walnut trees. The spacious house features a cosy wood-burning stove, east-facing windows looking over the valley, and a spectacular terrace from where you can soak it all in.
Half a day’s trek from Imlil, hikers will be charmed by the Oasis awaiting them in the Atlas Mountains. Each room has en-suite facilities and access to the ambient lounge to unwind after a strenuous hike.
Services and facilities
Taste the flavors
Lunch and dinner
At Kasbah Du Toubkal, guests dine in true Berber style. Low tables surrounded by plush cushions and comfy sofas stays true to the Moroccan experience. Set menus change seasonally and offer guests healthy and hearty meals made from fresh locally sourced ingredients.
Chefs are also local and create traditional meals that are balanced and bursting with flavour. In warm seasons guests can also enjoy their meals on the splendid terrace overlooking the dramatic landscape of central Morocco.
Every morning, an array of sumptuous fresh treats are put out for guests to enjoy. Home-made yoghurt and baked goods along with fruit, cereals, dried fruit and nuts will get your day started in the right way. A side of sweet and fluffy Moroccan pancakes and an assortment of hot beverages and juice are also on hand.
Like the fig tree roots, the property is constantly addressing many sustainable tourism areas and excelling in most fields.
- Every piece of building material and furniture was locally sourced and carried in by hand.
- The hotel enjoys fresh filtered spring water which eliminates the use of plastic bottles and wastewater is treated and returned to a catchment area.
- The property is involved with various charitable causes including raising funds for local girls and uplifting the community.
- The local community is very involved in the management of the hotel, upholding their values and traditions.
Explore the location
Part of the magic of Kasbah Du Toubkal is that it can only be reached on foot. It is a 15min walk to reach the charming village of Imlil at the foot of the hill. The village is a mere 90 minutes from Marrakesh and it sits on the outskirts of Toubkal National Park, home to the tallest peak in the country.
The village, and its surrounding valleys, is a world apart from the bustle of the city and a place of peace and seclusion. The area is famous for its well-kept folklore, hiking trails, trekking trips and rides around on the backs of local donkeys.
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