A superbly staged Kasbah retreat

Facilities & services
  • 14 rooms
  • Unique dining experiences
  • Swimming pool
  • Hammam and massage room
  • Cultural tours
  • 4x4 excursions
  • Cooking demonstrations
  • Cycling
  • Mule rides
  • Private overnight camping
  • Olive harvesting (November)

The creation of a French theatre producer, the Dar Ahlam is more than just a beautiful 200-year old Kasbah turned oasis retreat.

In the historic village of Skoura, once an important trade post between the Atlas Mountains to the north and the desert to the south, this ornate four-towered fortress now has 14 rooms, some tucked away within the Kasbah itself and others among the lush gardens.

Days here are long, languid and tailored around your whims, with a few magical surprises along the way. Laze around the pool or in the hammam, take a cooking class or explore Skoura on walks and bicycle rides. With a guide and 4×4 you can also venture further afield down scenic valleys to other charming villages, markets and snow-capped mountains. For a truly unforgettable evening, spend a night at one of Dar Ahlam’s private Berber camps out in endless the sands of the Sahara Desert at Dune’s Camp during the winter months or in the aptly named named Valley of the Roses in the summer.

Every meal is a gourmet experience with delicate, innovative takes on Moroccan and international cuisine created by Frederick Grasser-Hermé and desserts dreamed up by French patissier Pierre Hermé. When you eat is entirely up to you and the setting will always be private and never the same, whether in the herb garden, a hidden corner of the Kasbah by lantern or a picnic by a desert oasis.

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Whatever you want from your adventure in the Skoura, our team of expert travel designers are ready to help.