Kasbah Du Toubkal, a restorative mountain hideaway for weary travelers

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 colors, 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.

Kasbah du Toubkal
4.5
Based on 478 reviews
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Brigid BuckleyBrigid Buckley
14:22 30 Aug 23
The food here is inedible. I think the owner feels like tourists like over chips and disgusting cheese panini
Pilar AvilaPilar Avila
13:03 24 Jul 23
If you do not stay at the Kasbah during your visit to Marrakech Morocco, at last visit for the day. This is a magical place with magnificent views, some of the best food you will have in Morocco, nestled in the midst of the charming village of Imlil.
AyoAyo
19:25 22 Jul 23
This place was beautiful honestly I loved almost everything apart from how terrible the wifi was 😭. I had some work to do and had to hike up to the terrace to do it . No WiFi in the rooms, you might be lucky to get some just outside your room. Great if u wanna go off grid for a bit. Also all meals have to be eaten on the terrace which is outside so you'll be swatting quite a few flies will trying to eat.
StephenStephen
17:40 15 Apr 23
The location is breath-taking and views are exceptional. Food was excellent although service was too leisurely at times - particularly for lunch. This was the most expensive place we stayed in Morocco and the standard of accommodation simply wasn't good -bedding needs an upgrade - far from luxurious or even comfortable. They may be relying too heavily on past accolades and awards as well as the fabulous location.
Sarka PaskaSarka Paska
22:47 10 Apr 23
We stayed at the Kasbah for two nights and did a hike to their trekking lodge. Everything was super lovely. The service, the food, the hammam and the stunning location. Our guide Abdu was great and the hike was organized pefectly! If you can, spend a couple of days there.
Kam VachonKam Vachon
18:05 10 Apr 23
What a magical experience! The Kasbah is absolutely beautiful. The food and the service is one of the best I've had in Morocco. The treks are very well organized and the Azzaden trekking lodge is very nice as well. I would totally recommend the Kasbah to anyone visiting Imlil, without a doubt!
David LeeDavid Lee
08:55 26 Aug 22
There is no better place in the high Atlas mountains than this place. It is so quiet and beautiful and laid-back as well. Quality of food is excellent but most important of all is the sheer beautiful attitude of everyone involved. Take the time to read the history of the place and admire all the hard work that has gone into making it what it is. There is quite simply nowhere Quite like it that I've ever been before.
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Guesthouse
28 Rooms
  • 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

Rooms Overview

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.

Standard Room

2 guests View into the mountains

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.

Superior Room

2 guests Connecting rooms option View into the mountains

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.

Deluxe Room

2 guests Balcony Connecting rooms option View into the mountains

Relax in the privacy of your own balcony, overlooking the majestic Atlas Mountains.

Garden House Junior Suite

2 guests Balcony Connecting rooms option Mezzanine

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.

Garden House Apartment Suite

2 guests Balcony Connecting rooms option Equipped kitchen View into the mountains

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.

Berber Lodge

2 guests Equipped kitchen Private terrace View into the mountains

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.

Azzaden Trekking Lodge

8 guests Four-bedrooms Panoramic View

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

Countryside
Homey
Mountain
Winter sun
Family rooms
Laundry Service
Lounge
Non smoking rooms
Restaurant
Terrace
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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.

Breakfast

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.

About sustainability

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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.

Book a trusted local driver for your transfer to and from the hotel, and introduce you to the destination, pre-order travel essentials, and get all your questions answered before or during the trip. Choose the stops, visit the attractions, and don't waste any time waiting. We‘ve partnered with Welcome Pickups, the first company to deliver a holistic, in-destination travel experience.

 

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