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Dar Tighoula
Ranked #2 of 24 Specialty Lodging in Imlil
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Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia
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386 reviews
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“Authenic Berber experience beckons...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2013

Authenic Berber hostel in Imlil, up in the foothills of Jebel Toubkal. It is some way along the road away from the expensive posh places which I prefer. A family run hostels with solid wholesome food, panoramic views from roof, trilingual owner and friendly CLEAN ginger cat. A great travel experience for mountains, rivers, walking and fresh air :-)

Highly recommended if you want a genuine experience

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2013

Thanks for a great stay.
We loved it!!
Dar Tighoula was a real warm welcome to the Atlas after a day of travelling.

Ahmed and his team made our group feel special but we witnessed the same approach to other people staying there so we know that it was not just because we were a group booking.

The rooms are really top drawer for the hostel type price tag, the beds comfy and warm enough to make getting up for a look over the cool air of the valley a tough decision to make.

I can't recommend this great Hotel highly enough.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013

We really enjoyed staying with Ahmad and his family in November 2012. Unfortunately we only stayed one night at Imlil during our wonderful trip around Morocco. The family ar every welcoming. They served us very tasty food. We would recommend anyone to stay at Dar Tighoula.

Room Tip: We stayed at Imlil in late November. As it is in the mountains it is cold at Imlil. We had to scrape...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

I came to Dar Tighoula for peace and calm, surrounded by beautiful nature while experiencing traditional Moroccan hospitality and it exceeded all my expectations. A beautiful place to relax with great food and excellent service from the kind and friendly Family,
Tank you, Ahmed, Saida, Asan.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2012

If you are looking for a true Berber experience with good-hearted, humble and honest people this is the place you want to go to. I stayed at Dar Tighoula for more than a week and I didn't want to leave. The family who run the place will make you feel at home. The house is very clean and the food is excellent. Feel free to ask the owner (fluent english not to mention french) about any advice regarding your trip. You can fully trust his opinion and help. Staying at Imlil was one of the best travel experiences I have ever had. I would highly recommend this place to anyone who is interested in meeting true Berber people and finding out how good and magical they are. The surroundings are spectacular. Enjoy it.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2012

We were a little unsure as we entered this unusually decorated property. Coming from Marakech where we were pummelled by bargaining all day, we expected some sort of dodgy deal going on. BUT after one night, we realised that we had stumbled upon a gem in the hills. We extended our stay in the mountains for two more nights, because of how at home we were made to feel.
Ahmed and his family run this homestyle b&b with incredible views from the rooftop.
Breakfast was included, which consisted of the most amazing spreads and honey, and the best butter i'd ever tasted..
Ahmed and his family are the epitome of the words "gracious hosts" and were accommodating in every way possible.
If you stay - GET THE DINNER - it's delicious and cheap.
Ahmed's brother is an expert mountain guide (if you need one). We were adventurous and decided to hike ourselves, but the family gave us plenty of information and passed local knowledge to ensure our safe exploring!!
It was a beautiful experience, and we were lucky enough to accidentally book during the Feast of the Sacrifice festival in October which gave us insight into very traditional festivities that were a mix of Muslim, Berber and Jewish tradition. Very special.
Some tips:
If you need something, just ask for it. If the water's cold, ask about it. If the internet stops working, just let them know. etc etc.. they are gracious and will listen.
(there are no ATMs, or alcohol on the mountain, so take them if you need them)
ENJOY!!

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2012

I spent one night here and wished I could have stayed longer. the location is amazing, the views are spectacular from the roof top. Have your breakfast, which is included in the sun up there. Yummiest honey and fresh butter I have ever tasted! The owner, Ahmed, and his family are so lovely and helpful. He speaks good English and will help you with your journey and suggest treks for you to take, along with a hand drawn map...
Book a home cooked meal there to have a real local experience .. yum!

  • Stayed October 2012
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Additional Information about Dar Tighoula

Property: Dar Tighoula
Address: Douar Aitsouka, Imlil 42152, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Imlil
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 24 Specialty Lodging in Imlil
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Dar Tighoula 2*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dar Tighoula : It is in a safe and quiet place in Imlil close to the the main tourist attractions in imlil such like water falls and a few berber villages as it is close to the way of toubkal the highest peak in north of africa,it is built and furnished in a Moroccan style.The Riad Dar Tighoula features a large terrace with views of the Atlas Mountains.You can enjoy the hammam and free Wi-Fi access is provided in the public areas and free drinks time to time.The reakfast is served every morning on the terrace... Moroccan meals are prepared for dinner upon request,Our aim is not just to rent our guesthouse but also to show people our traditions,culture and offer them the opportunity to live and to discover the beauty of the berber life.In our riad you will know more about our traditional food,you will see how we prepare and serve tea, you will be able to ask and find answers For all your questions in real,not just from books and stories that you heard about our culture ... more   less 
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