Fortress-like in stature, the traditional pinkish red walls soften the clean lines of the Dar Ahlam. This delightful Kasbah sits only 30 minutes drive from Ouarzazate International Airport and makes for an incredible location from which to tour both the Dadès and Drâa valleys. The hotel combines European refinement with Moroccan antiquity and produces a beautiful sense of a melding of history and modernity that interlink seamlessly. Translating as “house of dreams”, this veritable palace is guaranteed to relax even the most active of minds.
Sitting on the fringes of Morocco’s southern desert this beautiful abode will treat you to idyllic views of the Atlas mountain peaks, which rise from the desert to the east. More closely the surrounds are a stark contrast of desert yellows and the verdant greens of the olive and almond trees. With the added bonus of the Dadès Valley on doorstep this property makes for a perfect desert retreat.
Take your pick of four villas and nine suites, all offering stunning desert vistas and each with a splash of individualism. With earthy coloured walls, pointed archways and warm fabrics the rooms evoke a certain Bedouin-chic that continues throughout this delightful oasis. For an extra special evening leave your bedroom all together and wonder instead to a starlit Laurence of Arabia inspired tent on the fringes of the desert.
Why we like it
This tranquil oasis is hard not to like. The views and the serenity are just the start. Dine outside by candlelight or on the roof terrace, or maybe in one of the aforementioned Bedouin tents, or why not go entirely alfresco and have dinner in the desert before retiring to your very own villa. Perfect.