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“unforgettable, but very basic” 3 of 5 stars
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La Haute Vue
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du Col Tizi-n-Test | Tizi-n-Test, Morocco   |  
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“unforgettable, but very basic”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

I cycled to the top of Tizi N Test and this is the first hotel that you arrive at when approaching from Marrakech. There's a small cafe at the front, a larger building at the back with rooms, parking for camper vans and a small shop selling art and fossils.

rooms were available and very cheap. the young man running the place was friendly and welcoming, made sure my bike was stored safely and sorted out hot water for a shower.

the room was basic and clean. noise isn't a problem at this altitude, bar the dog which can bark a bit.

the views from here are sublime and worth the trip to enjoy sunset here. there's a track leading from the Auberge up towards the telecom mast on the peak so you can walk along this if you need to stretch your legs.

couple of downsides: first there was no electricity during my stay. this was a bit of a suprise and made getting back to my room a bit more tricky. candles were available but i had a torch. i may not have stayed had i known but i don't regret staying. i don't know why power was off - not sure if it was a temporary thing, or if it was just turned off during off-season periods. the other slight downside was that, as i turned up unexpectedly at the top of a mountain, they didn't have huge amounts of food in so i had dinner of a berber omelette and breakfast of bread olives and butter. given the cycle ride up and down the mountain i was frankly starving and the food, though tasty, left me hungry. a lovely dutch couple in a camper van invited me in for a second dinner of pasta so this bolstered me.
although the meal was small, it was delivered with sincerity, i sat in the lounge by the woodfire; there was another man there (owner's father?) who i had a lovely conversation with so the whole experience was pleasant and enjoyable albeit basic and a bit makeshift.
there is another hotel further down the road. some other cyclists stayed there. i know they had electrictity but don't know if it was otherwise "better." the shop has some nice things in it - especially locally made berber carved stone and i felt so pleased with my stay here i bought some small pieces here.
If you are travelling across Tizi N Test and you need somewhere to stay this place is worth a look; just have your torch to hand...just in case.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

This gorgeous little auberge is perched at the top of the Atlas right at the Tizi-n-Test pass, where the views (especially south towards the Sahara) and surrounding countryside are stunning.

It is not a fancy or sophisticated hotel so do not expect luxury; the auberge is simple, comfortable and very welcoming.

It is an ideal spot at which to break the long drive over the Atlas between Marrakech and Taroudant.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: du Col Tizi-n-Test | Tizi-n-Test, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region
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Ranked #938 of 1,349 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region
Number of rooms: 4

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