“Beautiful, relaxing and verdant haven in the Palmeraie of Skoura, in the foothills of the Atlas, 40km from Ouarzazate”
The 8 spacious rooms come with alcoves, high ceilings, arches and thick set walls, all spread over 2 floors. All are decorated simply with traditional, interesting furnishings and a focus on comfort as well as style.
The Tahouna Standard Room has a double bed, an ensuite shower bathroom, and a living room area. The Superior Rooms are similar, though all have space for an extra bed and two (Mechmech and Hàaneb) can interconnect for a family or group of friends.
The 3 Suites also have double beds but contain separate living rooms, larger shower bathrooms and working fireplaces for chilly winter nights. The largest is the first-floor Suite Atlas, which also has a private terrace looking towards the High Atlas mountains. On the ground floor, Suite Séguia has views of the Palmeraie and direct access to two patios. Suite Jnan lack outdoor space but looks onto the garden.
Expect hairdryers, complimentary toiletries and climate control. After dark, the only sound is crickets, frogs and the wind in the palm groves: sheer tranquility.
We had a candlelit supper in the garden for each of our nights under the stars, listening to the crickets. Each time, we valiantly devoured a 4-course meal consisting of an amazing variety of delicious chilled soups (melon with ginger being one), inventive salads, huge tagines or couscous and then dessert, which was either a mousse, pastry tart or fruit. On one evening we were treated to a local artist singing while we ate!
We also had breakfast in the garden - including fresh coffee, tea or hot chocolate, fresh orange juice, and a selection of jams and pancakes. In cooler weather, breakfast and dinner are served in the main dining room on the ground floor, when the fireplace would come into its own.
Lunch can be ordered in the morning and will be served at the pool side, in the garden or on a terrace. There's normally a choice of pasta, rice, salads and fruit and the olive oil is made on site!
The quality is high, it is all home made (even the delicious apricot jam is made from orchard windfalls!) but you are given what is cooked each evening. Do not expect a menu; let Caroline know if you are a vegetarian in advance of your arrival.
Caroline will be available at supper and spends time with all her guests to ensure they are enjoying their stay and have as much information on the area as they want.
Children are welcome. They will enjoy playing in the garden, pool and surrounding area, but there are no specific facilities. Note they will need to eat with you in the evening.
Children (4-12 years)
Most rooms have a sofa that can be used as an extra bed; some Superior Rooms can interconnect
Babysitting available by arrangement (extra charge)