Best hotels and hostels in Toubkal National Park

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Imlil

    Riad Atlas Toubkal

    This appealing guesthouse has eight cosy rooms with large picture windows that catch mountain breezes and boast views as fine as those at the kasbah; three rooms also have balconies. Piles of board games and books keep idle hours filled. Guest showers for sweaty trekkers, panoramic views from the restaurant and parking complete the excellent service.

  • Lodging in Imlil

    Kasbah du Toubkal

    This converted historic kasbah, at 1800m, lords it over Imlil with grand views over the mountainous landscape. The 11 bedrooms range from quaintly cute to kasbah cool, and ‘Berber Salons’ (three/four people €145/175, €42 for each additional person) allow families and groups to bunk communally. Traditional hammam, mountain guides, board games and tasty meals (prix-fixe dinner €20) are on offer. Minimum two nights in high season. A 5% community tariff has helped build several boarding schools and supply two ambulances. The kasbah is uphill through the forest from Imlil, but donkeys can be arranged for luggage.

  • Lodging in Imlil

    Douar Samra

    At the eastern end of the valley in Tamartert, a trail zigzags among low-slung houses made of pisé (rammed earth); the triple-decker one is Douar Samra. Take the hewn stone steps to candlelit, wood-beamed guest rooms – one of which is in a tree house, which is a hit with child travellers. Donkeys deliver luggage, there’s wi-fi in the organic garden, and aperitifs with sunsets on the terrace. The overall vibe is idyllic.

  • Lodging in Imlil

    Imlil Lodge

    Run by Jamal Imrehane, owner of Toubkal Guide, this friendly stone-faced guesthouse looks out over Imlil and the Mizane Valley from Tamatert. Arranged around an internal courtyard, riad-style rooms come with fancy stucco ceilings, brass lanterns and stripey Asni blankets. Several rooms have balconies and one also has a fireplace. Needless to say, with one of the most experienced local guides as your host, all your trekking needs are covered here. Just up the hill is the Kasbah Imlil, a similarly nice choice run by the same owner.

  • Lodging in Imlil

    Dar Imlil

    Marrakesh style heads for the mountains at this 20-room stone guesthouse. Bedrooms are comfortable and climate-controlled with hewn wood furnishings, wrought-iron windows and modern en suites with complimentary babouches (leather slippers) and warm woollen djellabas (full-length hooded garment with long sleeves). Cheaper rooms facing the courtyard are quieter but darker; there’s dining on the terrace or by the salon fireplace.

  • Lodging in Imlil

    Kasbah Imlil

    Kasbah Imlil has four handsomely furnished rooms, nicely kitted out with tapestries and warm, earthy hues; two have balconies. You can unwind in the lounge amid Berber rugs and finely crafted lanterns. Just up the hill is the Imlil Lodge, a similarly nice choice also run by the owner of Toubkal Guide.

  • Lodging in Oukaimeden

    Hôtel Chez Juju

    Reliable restaurant with a bar, plus simple rooms with en suites. Nicer renovated doubles have mountain views, pine panelling, cotton quilts and flowery drapes; rooms in the back are small and dark and best avoided. The hotel also serves up some of the best meals in the village (though there isn't much competition). Rates drop to Dh700 to Dh1200 in the off-season.

  • Lodging in Imlil

    Riad Ouassaggou

    A walnut orchard shades the valley paths surrounding this eight-room guesthouse, where visitors are received like long-lost relatives by Houssein, an English-speaking mountain guide. Cosy, comfortable bedrooms have en suites, one with a tadelakt (waterproof-plaster) tub. The sunny terrace is ideal after a morning trek, and they can also arrange meals.

  • Lodging in Imlil

    Riad Atlas Prestige

    This pleasant six-room guesthouse has an appealing riad-style layout, with an open courtyard and several terraces for taking in the views. Rooms are comfortably furnished with handsome tiled floors, and the best have balconies. Dinners cost Dh80 per person. It's a steep 10-minute uphill walk from the centre of Imlil.

  • Lodging in Imlil

    Targa Imoula

    Six large and stylish rooms at the top of Imlil's centre make a quiet base somewhat removed from the fray down below. While the service here isn't as personable as elsewhere, the facilities are better than average.

  • Lodging in Oukaimeden

    CAF Refuge

    Friendly vibes and a comfortable spot to bunk are available at this CAF-managed refuge which offers heated dormitories, bar-restaurant, well-equipped kitchen, library and wi-fi, but you’ll need your own sleeping bag. Bathrooms are on the 1st floor, but the nicest bunks are in pine-ceilinged rooms upstairs. Outside ski season, rates are a little lower. Group pick-ups can be arranged from Marrakesh by grand taxi (Dh400) or by minibus (nine/12 passengers Dh700/900).

  • Lodging in Imlil

    Imlil Refuge

    Imlil Refuge offers the cheapest lodging in town with 10 simple but clean rooms that share bathrooms. There's a sitting room with fireplace, a roof terrace and a shared kitchen. It's a fine bunkhouse for trekkers before or after making the big ascent.