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Beautiful High Atlas Mountain Berber Retreat With Plunge Pool And Amazing View

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,767 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

10 Rooms - Breathtaking Views of the Azzadene Valley and Mountains from Terrace

Dar Tassa is a wonderful property in a dramatic location. It is completely off the beaten track in a hidden corner of the High Atlas Mountains yet offers superb walking for all levels of ability; from gentle strolls along the valley to more challenging treks from the front door all the way to Mount Toubkal, the highest mountain in North Africa. An eco-friendly mountain lodge tucked away in a superb location on the edge of Toubkal National Park, and just 1 hour 20 minutes’ drive from Marrakech, the lodge sleeps a total of 25 people in 10 rooms, each furnished in a rustic Berber country style.

Our cosy Atlas Mountain retreat offers a true escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, with all the modern comforts and added charm of traditional Moroccan hospitality. The wild nature and breathtaking location of this place combined with the warm nature of its people help you understand that “marhaba“, (welcome), is more than an expression, it’s our way of life here.

Dar Tassa is available either on a room by room or an exclusive property rental basis.

This secret corner of Toubkal National Park is a quiet alternative to the swamped trekking bases, yet still easily accessible via taxi, car or 4×4. No matter which direction you venture, our doorstep is a trail-head into every degree of Toubkal’s most stunning terrain.

For those seeking escape and relaxation Dar Tassa provides an antidote to the stresses of modern life. Read a good book, eat well and perhaps try your hand at Moroccan cooking or take a stroll in the hidden Azzadene Valley. Relaxing is easy at Dar Tassa. For activity enthusiasts, hiking, mountain biking, riding and adventure opportunities abound to suit all abilities.

Marrakech and Sahara Holiday Combinations: We also own and operate three quality riads in Marrakech - Riad Africa, Maison Africa and Riad Arabia - plus a Moroccan Sahara's tented eco-camp, 'Sahara Safari Camp'. Why not combine 3 or 4 nights in Atlas Mountain Lodge with 2 or 3 nights in the southern oases and Sahara or Marrakech?

Please contact us for further details and prices of our twin or triple centre holidays in Southern Morocco - all holidays are fully bonded with 100% financial protection.

Specialist Morocco: Atlas Treks & Tours: Our fully-bonded and TTA licensed UK-Moroccan Tour Operator, Specialist Morocco, offers a range of meticulously planned 'in style' privately guided High Atlas walking holidays and treks which include centre-base stays at Dar Tassa. With durations from 2 nights to 2 weeks, all tours depart on a daily basis on request. Please enquire for further information.

More Details

Property Manager
Nick Anstead
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 12, 2016

About Nick Anstead

I'm originally from North Yorkshire and have spent my life working in the travel and hospitality business - as a rental property owner, tour operator and as a tour guide. I've been lucky enough to travel all over the world but now split my time between Africa (Morocco, Tanzania and Zanzibar), the North Yorkshire Moors or my UK family home in Surrey. I set my standards high and always aim to deliver first-rate customer service, with prompt speed of reply, fair prices and a high quality product. As well as running Specialist Africa, a UK-based Tour Operator which specialises in Tanzania and Morocco, I also co-own Riad Africa - a boutique hotel in Marrakech, plus Maison Africa - a beautiful Marrakech rental property, and Sahara Safari Camp - a stylish desert eco-camp in the Moroccan Sahara.

Nick Anstead purchased this house in 2013

Why Nick Anstead chose Imlil

I feel in love with Dar Tassa the moment I saw it, from its' perfect location on the edge of the Toubkal National Park, to its welcoming staff and un-commercialized location, it stood out from all of the other properties I have visited in the area.

What makes this house unique

Ideal trekking base; away from the commercialized villages; great views; choice of accommodation depending on your budget.


Imlil House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3767 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 25
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bottled Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 25 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Shared shower rooms (2) - toilet , shower
    En-suite shower rooms (2) - toilet , shower
    Toubkal suite bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    En-suite bathrooms (2) - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Hot water is heated by solar.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25
  • Standard rooms - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Single beds can be joined to become doubles
    Superior rooms - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , En-suite rooms with a valley view - extra bed possible
    Toubkal suite - 1 king , 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Best room at Dar Tassa with private balcony and best views
    Budget room - 1 twin/ single , Basic single room for budget-conscious. Shared loo/shower
  • Dar Tassa can accommodate up to 25 guests in ten charming Berber-styled rooms and suites. Budget single room with shared bathroom facility. Four standard rooms offer a choice of twin or double beds with shared bathroom facilities close by. Four superior rooms afford stunning views of the picturesque Azzadene Valley below, with en-suite facilities. The Toubkal suite is the best room in the house with a private balcony and shady patio area with waterfall! Extra beds can be added to our superior rooms and suite to make family-friendly, triple or quad room options. If you are on a very tight budget and like the idea of sleeping outside under the stars you can rent a mattress, pillow and blanket under cover on our rooftop terrace.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 25 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
Our large salon/dining room is a perfect spot in which to unwind, with views out over the Azzadene Valley. Traditional Berber-style sofas surround the walls, complete with numerous cushions, tables and stools. For in-house entertainment (just in case) there is a TV, DVD player and iPod dock/CD player. Should you need to communicate with the outside world the lodge has internet connection. Life in the Atlas Mountains follows the seasons but wherever possible embraces the marvellous natural surroundings of the mountains. In front of the bedrooms and above the salon of the lodge, a large terrace has a seasonal plunge pool and some of the best views in the High Atlas Mountains.


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Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Kasbah Africa
Nearest Ferry
310 Kilometres
Nearest Train
70 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Kasbah Africa
Nearest Beach
200 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Dar Tassa ‘Atlas Mountain Retreat’ is set in a stunning location overlooking the friendly Berber hamlet of Tassa Ouirgane and verdant Azzadene River Valley. Residing on the very edge of Toubkal National Park Dar Tassa has one of the most dramatic and picturesque locations in the entire High Atlas Mountains.

Just a 1 hour 20 minute drive from Marrakech, be sure to bring your binoculars to search for Barbary Sheep in the Takherkhort Wildlife Sanctuary, or spot eagles soaring over towering Atlas Peaks.




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax $2.80 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 2 years.

Base prices quoted above are for renting Dar Tassa on an exclusive private rental basis.

The property is also available on a room basis, standard double/twin (non-ensuite) from £40, superior double/twin from £56, Toubkal suite from £80 a night on bed & breakfast.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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