Tafraout: Accommodation outside of tafraout
Staying outside of town is an option for those who want to reduce driving times to the crags on the North side of the Jebel el Kest Massif. The following options are recommended:
TOP PICK: KSAR ROCK GUESTHOUSE
Located in the heart of Afantinzar at the foot of Ksar Rock, this superb family-run auberge sits within walking distance of Ksar Rock, Anammer Crags, Griffin Rock, and Lower Eagle Crag - four of the most popular crags in the range, with enough classic climbs between then to last many visits.
Accommodation is basic, but comfortable, and provided on a full-board basis, costing a very reasonable 150Dh per person for dinner, bed and breakfast.
Although there are no amenities close by, the guesthouse is ideal for short stays to explore the Afantinzar, Samazar, and Tagzene valleys - guests are advised to take their own drinks and bottled water, as the village well is the only source of water available.
With such a superb location for climbing, this guesthouse can book up fast during the climbing season, so early reservation is advised. Please note that bookings made on our online reservation form are not confirmed until you have received confirmation from the property.
Rooms: One group room with 5 single beds, and one double room.
Food & Drink: An excellent dinner and breakfast is included in the price. Tea and Coffee are available, but guests are advised to take any other drinks for the duration of their stay.
Facilities: Social / Living room with a selection of board games.
HOTEL CHEZ AMALIYA
At the road to Asgaour, in the heart of the Ameln valley, you will find Auberge Kasbah ‘Chez Amaliya’. It possesses fantastic views of the mountains and the famous 'Lion's Head'. ‘Chez Amaliya’ is situated 4 km from the pleasant and authentic village of Tafraoute. The Dutch -english speaking- owner, Liesbeth van Woerden, is efficient, energetic, committed to responsible tourism and genuinely adores the area and its people.
This hotel has been built in kasbah style and has comfortable rooms, all equipped with a toilet, shower and air conditioning. The 14 bedrooms are positioned either side of a central courtyard housing the pool. Additionally, the hotel has a restaurant, a terrace, a bar and a swimming pool.
This small auberge is located in the village of Asgaour, below the Lion's Face. It comes recommended, but we haven't checked it out personally - please provide feedback in the comments box opposite.
Hotel TETE DU LION
Located close to the main junction at Ameln, this pleasant family-run hotel offers very competitive rates (about 300DH half board) and is sympathetic towards climbers. Alcohol, and excellent home-cooked meals are available in the small restaurant. It is a good option for exploring the crags of the Ameln Valley for those who don’t mind being out of town.
The historic fortified village north of Idaougnidif offers excellent and authentic Moroccan accommodation. It is family-run, and whilst there are few amenities in the area, it is a convenient short-term base for exploring the Idaougnidif and Afantinzar areas.
The Kasbah has become a major base for climbers in recent years. Despite being the most expensive option in the area, it is well-situated for climbing on the north side of the range.
Accommodation is basic, but full of character - be sure to bring warm clothes as the place can get rather chilly in winter evenings!
Rooms: Double and twin rooms available from approx 500Dh per night.
Food & Drink: Breakfast and dinner. Packed lunches available on request.
Facilities: Private parking.