Bab El Oued, an ecolodge in Morocco

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Employment in the local community
Selective sorting at the hotel
No single-use plastics
Electricity and/or hot water from renewable energy sources
Vegetable garden and/or farm for the restaurant
Reasoned cleaning with eco-friendly products
Bottle or filtered drinking water
Reasonable washing of sheets and towels

 Nestled in the Southern Moroccan Oasis Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, welcome to Bab El Oued. This ecolodge in Morocco, 5 km from Agdz, is a pioneer among ecological accommodations in the region and the country. On the road to the Thousand Kasbahs, in the exceptional environment of the Palmeraie du Draa, it is a real return to the roots that awaits you. In the heart of the lush oasis of Tamnougalt, with the Jbel Kissane in the background, enjoy the present moment and the invitation to slow life during your stay in Morocco.

Why come to Bab El Oued? >

Ecological lodgings with all comforts

7 lodges with ethnic decoration and intimate atmosphere are scattered on the Bab El Oued domain. Both chic and unusual, let yourself be swept away by these bioclimatic habitats built in raw earth.

Step inside and discover the refined decoration that invites you to escape. Be amazed by the furniture stylized by the craftsmen of the village or found in the country by Mathilde and Zine, the owners of Bab El Oued. Feel at home in the pleasant harmony of textures and colors of your comfortable lodge.

High quality bedding, organic cotton bath linens and natural cosmetics with exotic scents await you to perfect your experience.

7 lodges for all vacation desires

Find the lodge that suits your vacation style, your desires and your budget. Among the accommodations offered, discover :

  • The Zatar Suite. Ideal for a couple's stay, enjoy a small lounge area and a cozy and intimate terrace in the heart of the garden vegetation with a view of the pool.
  • The Superior Suites Saffron or Yasmine. These 2 spacious accommodations each offer their own particular atmosphere and are built on stilts. A large terrace of 15 m² awaits you.
  • Triple Chibah Lodge. This accommodation has 3 single beds and is ideal for a stay with friends. Shimmering colors await you inside and a large terrace in the shade of the vine outside.
  • The Family Suite Nafaa. Designed for 4 people, enjoy its 40 m² in a colonial style with an unobstructed view of the mountain, the old kasbahs and the citrus garden.
  • La Suite Parentale Selmia. Ideal for 4 or 5 people, it offers 2 bedrooms and a small lounge area, as well as a spacious shaded exterior surrounded by palm trees.

An exceptional place dedicated to disconnection

Beyond the exotic atmosphere, your ecolodge in Morocco invites you to a slow vacation, disconnected from the modern world and in connection with yourself and nature. The digital detox is de rigueur: no wifi wave on the horizon of Bab El Oued!

However, you won't miss your phone with all that the domain offers: 

  • The solar-heated swimming pool, perfect for cooling off and relaxing;
  • The experimental garden and the oasis domain of more than 2 hectares with 250 plant species grown in permaculture. Take the time to stroll through the delicious flowery aromas that fill the air at all times;
  • The cozy outdoor spaces. A panoramic terrace to admire the breathtaking panorama and an intimate tent to relax await you.

Healthy and balanced meals

Enjoy delicious and healthy meals at Bab El Oued. A unique formula with a starter, main course, dessert and an infusion is proposed for your lunches and dinners. Savor the colorful plates of French-Moroccan inspiration made with fresh, organic and seasonal products directly from the oasis' domain.

Every morning, enjoy a hearty and invigorating breakfast. Fruits from the garden, homemade yoghurts, Moroccan pancakes to taste with honey from the oasis and various pastries will make you salivate in advance.

What to do around this ecolodge in Morocco ? >

Explore the Draa palm grove

Many hikes are available not far from your ecolodge in Morocco. Go on foot or rent a mountain bike and head towards the unknown in the Draa palm grove.

The owners of Bab El Oued offer several different tours. Which of these escapades will appeal to you?

  • The exploration of the splendid gardens of the Draa palm grove;
  • A hike from the ecolodge to admire the magnificent surrounding panoramas;
  • A hike to the waterfalls of Tizgui, for a refreshing break after a beautiful walk in a colorful landscape;
  • The unique experience of a night in the desert under a magnificent starry sky after an unforgettable sunset on the dunes;
  • A luxury bivouac in the nature of the Draa Valley to reconnect with your explorer's soul

Climb the peaks

The good walkers will take height to admire the splendid panoramas. Bab El Oued offers several tours to explore the peaks:

  • The ascent to the day of Jbel Kissane, the highest point of the surroundings at 1600 meters of altitude;
  • The circuit of the caravan road. Go for a real adventure: 130 km on foot in 4 days of walking between the palm grove and the mountains;
  • A customized circuit to organize with the team of your ecolodge in Morocco.
The ecological commitment of Bab El Oued >

Lodges with ecological design from A to Z

Nature tourism and agritourism are the key words of Bab El Oued. More than a simple vacation, discover a new way of traveling: at a slow pace, enjoying the present moment and the small pleasures of life.

Created by Mathilde and Zine, the development of the ecolodge took 3 years with the help of a 100% local team. This is how Bab El Oued was born: a set of bioclimatic dwellings made of pisé, a raw earth construction method, inspired by traditional Kasbahs. The bricks used for the construction were made on site with earth from the garden.

The existing trees were preserved and new plants were planted, with an emphasis on regional species: eucalyptus, oleanders, tamarisk and many others. The exterior became an "Experimental Conservation Garden" with sustainable oasis cultivation using permaculture principles. Beehives have been installed to reintroduce and participate in the repopulation of the Saharan bee, an endangered species.

A commitment to the environment rewarded

At Bab El Oued, you are assured of spending a vacation fully in line with your values. The tourist establishment has received numerous awards for its commitment to the environment. It is thus:

  • Green Key label since 2012;
  • Laureate of the Trophies of Sustainable Tourism in Morocco in 2012 on the theme Environment;
  • Nominated for the World Responsible Tourism Awards in 2015 on the theme Local Sourcing;
  • Partner of COOP 22;
  • Holder of a label RDTR (Network of Development of Rural Tourism) 4 fibers, maximum score in Morocco;
  • Laureate 2022 of the LTG Global Awards in the category Sustainable Luxury Accommodation of the World.

In 2022, Bab El Oued goes further and launches the creation of a range of Slow Cosmetics 100% Oasis, to offer you local products, from the plate to the bathroom!

How about a stay in Bab El Oued? Treat yourself to an exceptional and highly exotic vacation in this ecolodge in Morocco.