I stayed 2 nights but without a doubt I would have stayed longer ... the place is beautiful, quiet, much to discover, the people there with their culture and customs are beautiful. I will always be grateful to Mohamed and Ahmed and Aziz for their good treatment and affection at all times to have a perfect and unforgettable stay! I miss the food ... the best I have had in all of Morocco! 🙏 Inés
Hour and a half uphill walk from road although could be acessed by 4wd, it is in a remote village and has a fantastic balcony with stunning views. The good news ends there! Food the worst I've been presented with. A dish with a chicken bone and a scrap of meat, a few overcooked root veg (plus a bit of overcooked courgette, surrounding a mass of cold couscous. A tasteless brown soup that needed plenty of salt, and a half black banana to finish with. Breakfast pathetic even by Moroccan standards. Very basic room with thin mattresses. Balcony had about 4 chairs and four loungers when the place must take abut 40 guests. Surely they could improve on this.
Riad Kasbah Oliver is a beautiful property with friendly employees and excellent food. It is the perfect base for exploring the mountains, learning about the village or volunteering to help villagers.
We spent two nights as part of a tour. The location - set up high on the hillside is amazing as are the views across the mountains. Accommodation is in a traditional Kasbah, basic but comfortable. As others have described this Kasbah is located about 40min walk along a track. We walked but others rode a mule and there is a community bus which manages to drive the track. Food prepared by Omar is basic but wholesome and the owners Mohammed and Caroline are very welcoming and friendly. We had a guided hike up into the High Atlas and relaxed on the roof terrace. We were also lucky to experience a traditionsl hammam by the locals. A great experience likevwalking back in time.
I vacationed for 2.5 weeks in France, Spain and Morocco. The 5 days in Tigzha Valley were the absolute highlight my trip. Most of all, I enjoyed the hosts at the Kasbah. I adored Omar’s cooking (and Omar as well). And Mohamed made our experience come alive. We met both of their families, including many cousins, and other village residents. Mohamed was wholly dependable, always coordinating to make sure everything was timed perfectly so that our experience was enjoyable, full and authentic. All of our encounters with others, such as drivers, tour guides, our visit to the Hamam, etc. were lovely too. Mohamed was there to see us off, and to meet us as we returned. On our hike, we stopped in a beautiful meadow by the stream to rest before turning back and were totally surprised that Mohamed was carrying a tasty picnic lunch which he laid out for us. He even made a fire so we could enjoy tea! The bus ride to the Thursday souk in Telouet was one of my top experiences ever! 23 people, all except our group of 3 were from the village, crammed into and on top of the bus for the ride. At one point in a particularly steep area, several of the men got out to push. I still recall the shadows on the hillside of those who playfully rode on top as we drove up the bumpy narrow mountain trail, and the echo of all of our laughing. We found the village residents to be warm and friendly, and were fortunate enough to share the experience of greeting a new baby who arrived to a village family during our stay. In our walks we admired the gardens and crops, rock formations and historic buildings. Mohamed showed us the irrigation system and explained how villages worked cooperatively in so many ways. He took us to see the community bread oven, explained the educational system, shared what announcements were made during the call to prayer when something was going on. The list goes on, but you get the idea. We had many questions, and with great patience, he helped us to understand how things worked. In the mornings I enjoyed the garden on the main floor and watched after the turtles. On warmer days we enjoyed the front porch, with the view overlooking the village. At dark from the rooftop we were in total awe of the Milky Way…the river of stars that appeared. The first night I witnessed 6 shooting stars! In the beginning I longed for wifi, but after a few days I realized what I had been missing since wifi came about. I had forgotten how to live in the moment, and was re-introduced to the joy of relaxation. We didn’t come to Riad Kasbah Oliver looking for 4-star accommodations and nightly turndown service. We came looking for an introduction to the people of Tigzha Valley and a cultural experience to better understand their lives and history. THAT is what we left with, and will never forget. I would highly recommend this experience, especially to those who can appreciate such treasures.…