Riad Kasbah Oliver is owned by Mohamed from Tighza and his British wife Carolyn. It was designed, by Carolyn, as both a home and a family run guesthouse.
The Kasbah has 12 guest bedrooms, the smallest room accomodating 2 people and the largest bedroom taking 5. There are 8 guest bedrooms with ensuite shower, toilet and sinks. We can comfortably accommodate 39 people at any one time. For groups can also use the grand salon as a dormitory bedroom and it has direct access into the downstairs showers and toilet.
The kasbah is similar to a Homestay as the majority of guests sleep on bed mattresses laid on Sahara blankets on the floor. Bedding and towels are provided. In winter we do ask groups to bring a 3-4 season sleeping bag and a 2 season sleeping bag in summer. Clean bed sheet and pillow cases are provided as is a large blanket. There are also several duvets and eiderdowns available.
We have western style flushing toilets and wet room style showers. On the ground floor we have 2 showers and 1 toilet which can be accessed from reception or the grand salon. There are a further 2 sets of showers with toilets within the cubicle on the first floor plus a separate toilet cubicle. Traditional brass sinks are in the communal area of both the bathrooms on the first and ground floors.
Our split level kitchen with fridge freezer and western style cooker offers plenty of workspace for people who want to learn how to cook Moroccan food. We offer a variety of Berber cuisine and are well equipped to cater for food allergies and intolerances(please let us know your dietary requirements when you book.)
Meals are eaten either in the Riad garden at mosaic tables or in the sal a manger which has a serving hatch through to the kitchen. The salon has high mattresses with covers and cushions in the traditional Moroccan style and meals are served at traditional Moroccan low tables.
Adult 300dh per night
Child 6-12 years 100dh per night
Child 0-5 years FREE
All prices include meals at the kasbah or picnic lunches for walks where applicable.
For larger family groups and longer stays od 3 or more nights pricing is flexible, just let us know size of family and age of children.
Please pay Mohamed in Moroccan Dirhams, Pounds Sterling, Euros or equivalent in US Dollars. He makes the local payments to the other service providers in local currency.
If leaving a car down in Animeter overnight please leave 25dh per night for us to pay the guardian in Animeter.
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Tipping is normal in Morocco. Please tip women at homestay families and the Kasbah (amount at your discretion)
The Riad Kasbah Oliver was the perfect choice for our recent school trip to Morocco. I discovered it by searching for ‘responsible tourism’ on the web, and it lived up to all my expectations. Carolyn was wonderful in helping set up a programme of activities for one full week for 17 high school students. She had great suggestions and put together a fabulous programme which combined learning about local Berber village life (making bread, learning how to cook cous cous and tagine, drinking tea in local homes, enjoying a Berber music evening with instruments and dancing, visiting the local market), with wonderful and challenging walks (the students found the hike to Lake Tadma very demanding, but were extremely proud of their achievement), and visits to sites of interest nearby. The scenery is stunning, the terrace is a lovely place to relax or to star-gaze at night, but the best thing was the wonderful hospitality of Mohamed and Ahmed. Their commitment to helping the local people is very genuine and is helping to make a difference, and they were, at all times, helpful, open and dedicated to giving us the best possible experience. We loved being without internet for a week, and noticed how much more we talked to each other and observed what was around us. Altogether it was a very worthwhile and enjoyable experience, and we felt that we were privileged to get a taste of a ‘real’ Morocco that many tourists don’t see.
Thanks again for everything.
Helen, Group Leader, St Stephen's School, Rome visited Feb/March 2017
We had a great time! Such a particular atmosphere: a sort of human community where people help each other smiling. Everbody was very kind to us. Landscape was marvellous! Dinner was perfect. THANKYOU!!!!!!!!!!
Silvia & family from Italy stayed 1 night June 2016
Riad Kasbah Oliver and Homestays are sustainable tourism projects which directly benefit the local communities. Your money goes directly to the host families and the village to help improve the lives and environment of the people. We encourage guests to get more involved with project work, for example bringing childrens' clothes and shoes which are given to poor families.
For further information, reservations and booking enquiries please contact Carolyn:
Or write to:
Carolyn and Mohamed,
BP No. 47 Ouarzazate,
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