Dar Ahlam

Location: Desert Morocco | Morocco

Price guide: £££££ £100-£200 per person per night

Dar Ahlam (Maison des Reves) really does follow its namesake as the house of dreams. This luxurious Relais & Châteaux hotel, a former home of a medieval sultan, is a desert oasis at the gateway to the Sahara. Dar Ahlam is a divine hotel, a chic and stylish Kasbah set amongst magical gardens and palm groves. You may just have to pinch yourself to realise you’re not dreaming.
Perfect forRomantic escapism- or alternatively, Dar Ahlam offers the most luxurious stop off point en route to the Sahara.
In the knowFor an unforgettable experience, extend your trip to the Sahara, staying in the luxury tents at the El Khiam Ahlam desert camp.

Recommended for...

  • Chic Design
  • Cultural Immersion
  • Eco-tourism
  • Family-friendly

Hotel Overview

Sense of place

This chic and stylish Kasbah is a magical desert oasis nestled in gardens of palm and olive trees on the fringes of the Sahara.

Rooms at Dar Ahlam

There are nine suites and three villas within the distinctive red brick walls at Dar Ahlam, each with a private pool. The spacious rooms have antique furniture, a cosy fireplace, with underfloor heating in the bathrooms, while you can also enjoy your very own courtyard garden and heated pool.

Food & Drink

No single meal is served in the same place throughout your stay, whether it be in the gardens, on the roof or in one of the gorgeous rooms inside the Kasbah. The food is sublime; chef Frederick Grasser-Herme serves a combination of Moroccan specialities with modern influences, using produce from the extensive vegetable gardens- even the olive oil is homemade!


Dar Ahlam also has a heated stone swimming pool, surrounded by palm and olive trees, and a riad dedicated to spa treatments, including a hammam, a Jacuzzi and a perfumerie filled with sweet scented oils that are used in the massage treatments.

Activities at Dar Ahlam

Relax in the stunning gardens by the pool, indulge in the superb spa treatments, take a cooking class or ride a camel or mule. Trips can also be organised to the nearby Valley of Roses, the Dadès Gorges and also the Valley of Almond Trees during January/February.

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Travel is not recommended

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Hotel location

Dar Ahlam is 30 minutes from Ouarzazate airport or a four-hour scenic drive from Marrakech through stunning landscapes.

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