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KASBAH ELLOUZE | Ait Benhaddou

A very atmospheric building in a traditional Kasbah hamlet near Ouarzazate that has been a famous backdrop for many films, Kasbah Ellouze enjoys a remote feel but is only 3 kms from the beautiful World Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou. Recently restored using traditional materials and renowned for good food, the Kasbah offers comfortable rooms of various sizes and boasts lovely views from terraces overlooking gardens and orchards and the option of rides on their own camels.

Kasbah Ellouze is an ideal stop with a swimming pool, roughly midway between the Sahara and Marrakech or Taroudant, with superb views of the Atlas Mountains and the adjacent Kasbah Glaoui.

*This property will be closed for annual holidays from 4th January 2022 until 17th February 2022*

Kasbah Ellouze | Ait Benhaddou


Accommodation: There are 7 standard rooms and 3 suites all ensuite, air conditioned & heated. Each room is simply furnished and arranged over 3 floors:

  • 7 double standard rooms, including 2 with an option of an extra bed and 2 rooms with 3 single beds; and
  • 3 suites with lounges, which may be used for additional beds - one has 1 extra bed and the other 2 have 2 extra beds and ideal for families.
  • In Spring 2019, the Kasbah opened a traditional Berber house in the same area of the Kasbah made with stone, earth and wood located near the pool. Comprises of one double room, a small twin room, bathroom, lounge and a large terrace surrounding the garden. Ideal either for couples in a private secluded area or for families. Breakfast and evening meals are taken in the Kasbah.

Location: An ideal stop near Ouarzazate which is roughly midway between the Sahara and Marrakech or Taroudant. Set in an authentic village with superb views of the Atlas Mountains and the adjacent Kasbah Glaoui.

Services and other points to note: The Kasbah has a swimming pool (6.5m x 5m) heated from February to November. Ait Benhaddou, a World Heritage site, is the fortified, beautiful unspoilt small village on the old camel trading route from Africa to Morocco and Europe and set for numerous films, including Lawrence of ArabiaJesus of Nazareth and Gladiator.

This area is a perfect place to enjoy nature: from the nesting storks on the adjacent Kasbah to exploring local caves dwellings or visiting the typical ancient villages.

Hire one of the Kasbah’s camels, Charlie, Stan, Ella or Maryline. Other trips from the Kasbah are available and payable locally.

Meals: Prices include breakfast and evening meal cooked by Michel, a trained French chef and his Moroccan assistants, who creates delicious Moroccan style cuisine with some European influence.

Staff: Wonderful staff and hospitable owners, Colette, and her husband Michel, greet, welcome and feed you.

After booking we will send you substantial pre-visit information guides for your chosen destination(s).


Facilities Summary
  • Excellent Food
  • Vegetarian Meals
  • Heated Swimming Pool
  • Wifi
  • Heating
  • Family Friendly
  • Interconnecting rooms
  • Safe
  • Owner on-site or nearby
  • Alcohol BYO or on-site
  • English & French Spoken
  • Roof Terrace
Standard Double from:
£85 per night, half board