A mountain retreat in the High Atlas
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Due emphasis is also placed on the famous Berber hospitality in this family-run little hotel, which gives guests the opportunity to engage themselves in various kinds of excursions, such as walking, trekking, mule and donkey rides, and cycling. Dar Tassa's name literally means 'home of motherly love' in the Berber language.
This gloriously remote location is not far from the Takkerkhort Reserve (a 20-minute walk), home to the Barbary sheep. These are native to Morocco, an endangered species, and protected by the Water and Forests Department. Guests can arrange to have an expert guide take them out into the reserve and show them these iconic animals. Elsewhere, the curves of the Tizi-n-Test road are within easy reach - Morocco 's highest pass, at just over 2000m.
Dar Tassa is a welcoming vantage point for what is around in the High Atlas, but also a hotel to be enjoyed for its own nature.
Restaurant:Freshly-prepared and authentic Berber food is served. The dar also caters for vegetarians and vegans.
A Word From the Owner:"Welcome to the real Morocco- please come and sample the Berber hospitality in a stunning location."
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Mule and donkey rides
Places to visit:
The Tizi-n-Test Pass (highest in Morocco)
Olive press and old hydraulic mill
Old salt mine in Marigha
Weekly Berber markets
Muslim and Jewish sanctuaries in Moulay Brahim near Asni, and Rabi Haïm ben Diwan near Anraz
Toubkal mountain range
What We Say:The location appears to make this an obvious choice for Little Hotels of Morocco: views of the Tassa Ourigane hamlet, the peaks of Toubkal, and the Azzedine Valley in the distance. But we need more than that, and fortunately there is a spirit of wanting to show a basic Berber way of life here to the guests, which validates its inclusion. This is not about contemporary luxury, but as an experience of the local way of life it is lovely.
From the Guestbook:
"Feel the real rural Morocco".
"Food was always freshly prepared, fresh bread and pancakes for breakfast, home cooked soups, and tagines of vegetables, couscous and meat for dinner. Mint tea, water and coffee always on hand."
"Wonderful little mountain retreat with a big heart."
"We went on two one-day walks with Abdul, a very informative guide, and some very patient mules. The scenery was spectacular in the mountains and we didn't meet a soul."
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|Room Rates in Euros (2012)|
|Normal Season||High Season|
|All year, except Christmas and Easter|| 20 Mar-20 Apr
16 Dec-5 Jan.
|Double and twin rooms||55€||65€|
|Marrakech and Essaouira double rooms||75€||110€|
|Agadir double room||90€||120€|