Kasbah du Toubkal: The Best Hotel In The Atlas Mountains


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Kasbah du Toubkal is one of the best places to stay in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. It has views over three valleys and is surrounded by rocky mountains, some of which reach 4,000 meters above sea level. The Kasbah is the perfect base for exploring the region and trekking. If you are looking for tranquility and seclusion, you are unlikely to find anywhere as uniquely remote as Kasbah du Toubkal.


The Kasbah is nestled in the picturesque Toubkal National Park and perches dramatically on a rock outcrop below the towering flanks of Jbel Toubkal, the highest mountain in North Africa, which reaches the heady heights of 4,167 meters above sea level.

Imlil, and its surrounding valleys, are a world apart from the bustle of the city and a place of peace and seclusion. The Kasbah (1,820 meters above sea level) is just 60 kilometers or an hour’s drive from Marrakech.

To reach this hilltop Kasbah, you need to take a 15-minute walk up the mountain. Mules will carry your luggage.

Style & Character

The Kasbah is a restored ancient Berber Fortress that has been converted into a rustic mountain retreat. The delightful garden and large terraces offer unparalleled views of the surrounding mountains.

Service & Facilities

A friendly and knowledgeable local Berber team will make every effort to ensure your stay is as enjoyable as possible.

From here, you can book trekking packages, including stays at their own Trekking Lodge and the ascent of Mount Toubkal, which can include a riad or hotel stay in Marrakech and Essaouira and even a stay in the desert of Marrakech (Agafay).


This award-winning boutique hotel offers 14 simple but comfortable en-suite rooms and three family rooms, including a self-contained house. The look is simple but stylish (take a look at the photos of the rooms in the slide show above) with rustic rugs and intricately carved light covers.

Wooden window shutters can be swung open so that you can take in the vistas beyond. The rooms have all the necessary amenities, and the bathrooms are surprisingly luxurious with black marble worktops. There’s also a traditional Berber-style hammam with a cauldron of piping water.

If you feel like indulging, request a terrace and balcony. The garden house is one of these and has a glass wall and a balcony looking out at a waterfall.

Food & Drink

The food here is Moroccan, with a lunchtime and dinner time set menu. As Berber tradition dictates, no alcohol is served on the premises. You can bring your own alcohol but must serve it to your group and yourself.

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