tom534460 This review is based on a two night stay during March 2011, when four 20-something friends were after a spell in the mountains as a quieter retreat from Marrakech. Take the scores within context: the riad is not a hotel, it's a small self-built house in a poor mountainous area of a developing country. For what it is, however, it's fantastic! Ahmed and his family are incredibly welcoming. Ahmed speaks almost fluent English and the rest of the family are happy to accommodate any attempts to speak their native French or communicate through smiles and hand gestures. During our stay we met with guides and family friends from the area; they were all fun, accommodating people who held the family in high regard. The Riad is half-way in to the village of Imlil, which makes it half-way up the mountain side at about 1700m, and about a 5 minute walk from the grand taxi point at the entrance of the village. A further 5 minutes in the other direction takes you out the other side of the village and along roads or mud-tracks into the mountains. Imlil contains many cafes and street-side stalls and shops. All of the shops are basic open-air or serviced counter varities, though some of the cafes are modern and purpose built. The views of the mountains (unexpectedly snowy to us for the time of year) and the valleys and streams are fantastic. By any standards, the Riad was incredibly clean; muddy foot-prints would be wiped from the floor behind you as you went, yet the family would insist you kept your boots on at your convenience. The shared squat 'hole-in-the-floor' toilets did not generate any unpleasant smells. The food was prepared and served cleanly and we have left without any complaints. The Riad was good value for money, the food was fantastic and they allowed us to use their electricity and hot water without question. The main guest rooms have a western/sit-down ensuite toilets, some with showers, and there is both a communal shower and squat toilet on both floors of the building. We would all recommend Riad Dar Tighoula and Imlil, particularly for those treking or anyone looking for a low-cost, basic stay in the mountains with a warm, family atmosphere.
bc10156 We stayed at another riad in Imlil prior to climbing Toubkal, Oussagou was our base for two nights following this and was by far superiour in every sense, although the owner was busy elsewhere we were well looked after by Mohammed, excellent food and lovely bedroom.
Marigha 42 150 Ouirgane Atlas Mountains0 29%
pfrykholm Beautiful spatious garden, nice pool. Friendly helpful staff. And there are great walks a-waiting just around the corner.
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corrineoudijk Dar Tassa is a beautifull and quiet place in the mountains, close to the National Park Toubkal. We liked the surroundings very much, and the hospitality of the staff. We enjoyed the very fresh meals and made beautifull walks in the valley and the mountains. It was very relaxing and we want to return as soon as possible.
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