Kasbah du Toubkal in the Atlas Mountains

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Responsible tourism: Kasbah du Toubkal in the Atlas Mountains

Environment

We instigated a rubbish clearance policy in 1997 for the region including the building of a communal incinerator. We have equipped the Kasbah with water filters to discourage the use of plastic bottled water. All supplies are purchased locally as much as possible and all staff are from the local region. As much as possible of the Kasbah purchases are from the local area this includes both consumables for the running of the establishment and the materials and labour used in the construction process. We have also sponsored a "Tourist Code of good practise".

Community

We funded an Ambulance for the village and built an incinerator and instigated a rubbish clearance system. A 5% levy is made on the Kasbah income and handed to the village association (Association Des Basins d'Imlil) and Education For All. The Association Bassins d’Imlil covers the whole of the surrounding valleys. This association provides the ambulance that you see in Imlil which provides a service to the local population and visitors, other community projects that have been undertaken include the rubbish clearance system and the provision of the village Hammam. Education For All helps provide college education for girls from the rural High Atlas.

Reviews of Kasbah du Toubkal in the Atlas Mountains

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I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really

Reviewed on 01 Sep 2013 by

Absolutely brilliant...The hospitality and friendliness of the staff at Kasbah du Toukbal. The stunning views from the dining room. The amazing lunches high on the mountains and relaxing on a mattress after lunch before continuing the trek. Great guide and a schedule tailored completely to our needs. We were looked after so well. Read full review

Reviewed on 16 Apr 2009 by

Excellent -- would thoroughly recommend it! Read full review

Reviewed on 25 Mar 2009 by

Very interesting and mostly enjoyable, it felt good not to be mere spectator tourists, but to feel we were contributing to their environment albeit for a short time. Read full review

Reviewed on 02 Nov 2008 by

Excellent. Suited our needs as the Kasbah is wonderful for staying in and relaxing or going out and trekking. Great to have the Hamman to use for free at the end of the day. Read full review

Reviewed on 05 Feb 2008 by

Top quality - friendly staff that you could trust. Read full review

Reviewed on 19 Feb 2008 by

The Kasbah definitely benefitted the local community and the hotel had been built using local raw materials Read full review

Reviewed on 12 Dec 2007 by

The most memorable moment was sitting on the terrace sipping mint tea and listening to the call to prayer echo through the valley. Read full review

Reviewed on 04 Sep 2007 by

The most memorable was travelling from London to Marrakech by train and climbing Mount Toubkal Read full review

Reviewed on 14 Nov 2006 by

Du Toubkal is a great place - stunningly beautiful and really friendly, helpful local people working there. It felt more of a welcome into their world than a hotel, which was amazing. Read full review

Reviewed on 18 Sep 2006 by

By far the most memorable part of our holiday was our time in the Atlas mountains and at the Kasbah du Toubkal - the sheer breathtaking beauty of it, the incredibly customer service and attention to detail. Read full review

Reviewed on 14 Jul 2006 by

The most memorable part was climbing Mount Toubkal, but Marrakech was also amazing. Read full review

Reviewed on 25 Mar 2006 by

You will never feel like you're in a hotel, you feel you just live there for a week, absolutely nobody disturbs you, it is a place to enjoy peace, nature and you are being treated really well. Read full review

Reviewed on 08 Mar 2006 by

Without doubt we shall always remember the view of the snow capped Atlas mountains from the picture windows of the 'Ifri' Apartment Suite at the Kasbah. Read full review

Reviewed on 13 Nov 2005 by

The whole experience of the Kasbah was great. We were particularly pleased that we managed to trek for a full day - a great sense of achievement. Enjoyed meeting and talking to the other people staying there. Read full review

Reviewed on 02 Oct 2005 by

The views from the terrace were simply stunning. Just being there made you feel peaceful and serene. And at night there were so many stars - sounds like a little thing but it really made you feel like you were far away from the "real world". Read full review

Reviewed on 05 May 2005 by

The most memorable part was trekking and staying in the Kasbah and the riad in Marrakech. Read full review

Reviewed on 22 Nov 2005 by

We only had a very short trip to Morocco but had a chance to appreciate the madness of the medina and contrast this with the beauty and peacefulness of the countryside. Read full review

Reviewed on 06 Jan 2005 by

We loved the accommodation, and the fantastic journey to it by mule.The Kasbah was lovely, so was the scenery and our guide was very friendly. My son loved the mountains, and is keen to come back in the summer with some school friends to climb to the summit. Read full review

Reviewed on 26 Dec 2004 by

I loved it from the madness of Marrakech to the stunning Atlas Mountains to the more relaxing Essaouira...it was a great holiday! Read full review

Reviewed on 02 Sep 2004 by

The Kasbah was unbelievable. The most beautiful location with the friendliest staff and great food. We also did their trip up mount toubkal which the highest mountain in north Africa and they treated us like kings. Thanks very much, it is a joy to be able to book holidays with an ethical ethos. Read full review

Reviewed on 26 Aug 2004 by

We had a great time at the Kasbah, what a wonderful setting and the people who run the Kasbah could not be more accommodating. Our hosts were tireless in meeting our needs, the accommodation excellent and the setting awe inspiring. Read full review

Reviewed on 15 Oct 2003 by

We arrived in Imlil then took a mule up to the retreat. Our room was just right, with nice touches around and about. The food is just gorgeous - the best we had in Morocco. There are some great walks to do from the Kasbah and the views are magnificent. Read full review

Reviewed on 09 Oct 2003 by

The views were fantastic. I would certainly recommend the place to anyone but particularly those with a love of the mountains and natural living. I couldn't think of a better place to spend a weekend and hope I get the chance to go again sometime soon.... Read full review

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