“For a truly unique experience stay at Douar Samra; situated at 2000 metres in a small village, three minutes steep walk from the nearest road, with breath-taking views of Mount Toubkal and the surrounding mountains. It is constructed in traditional Berber style, comprising the main building and a mass of well-furnished rooms and terraces accessed by stone or wooden stairs. The eight small, snug bedrooms have open log fires, imaginative detail and every possible facility. For meals guests sit on sumptuous couches in the large dining/sitting room, and eat off low tables, by candle light and before a roaring fire. The last to bed has the task of extinguishing 200 candles! Mohammed, Omar and their team are eternally welcoming, cheerful and solicitous, full of advice, guidance and equipment for walking. The delightful family atmosphere is enhanced by the presence, outside, of three dogs, two cats, a donkey and an organic garden.”
Written by Michael Osborne
“Why do people love staying in your hotel?
Our clients love the family atmosphere, the simple, organic food which our cook Rachida prepares,and the mountain environment, which is perfect for walking.
What is there to do in the area?
Discovering the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco and Mount Toubkal, which rises to 4167m, bathing in the waterfalls, walking in the shady valleys and sharing the life of the small villages.
What kind of breakfast do you offer?
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day for hikers: fresh orange juice/eggs/home-made yoghurt/home-made jam/ butter/traditional pancakes/
cheese/porridge when it's cold! - it changes daily!!
Do you offer other meals? And can you recommend good places to eat out locally?
We provide picnic baskets for walkers. Lunch and dinner are served in the house on the terraces or in the garden depending on the weather. We offer a traditional Berber cuisine high in flavour and taste, thanks to the herbs and vegetables from our garden. There are no restaurants nearby.
Which are your most popular room types, and why?
The Tree House is particularly popular but each of our rooms has its own personal charm and its own shower room, fireplace and a balcony from which to admire the view.
What facilities do you have for children and can you fit extra beds in your rooms ?
Families with children are welcome; we have three suitable family suites which they can book and of course we can also provide an extra bed* for a baby. Children love playing with the animals in the garden; dogs, cats, ducks and Jules, our little donkey. We organise donkey rides for them and mule rides for the older children, under the watchful eye of our official guides.
What message would you like to give Hotel Guru readers?
Douar Samra corresponds exactly to your expectations, you will love our personalised service and the cosy atmosphere, all complemented by colourful adventures in the Berber mountains.”