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Palais Oumensour
Borg Oumensour | Quartier Tadjount, Taroudant 83000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #5 of 17 Hotels in Taroudant
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London, United Kingdom
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“Wonderul place and wonderful staff.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2011

The stay at le Palais Oumensour was really delightful. It was fun to practise my French and the staff were also keen to make sure we understood everything we needed. The rooms were really nice, beds comfortable, and cleaned every day. The food was very good and all home baked by the cook - even the jam. The breakfast was all you wanted, yoghurts, pancakes and fresh fruit salads. 5 of our group were vegetarian and the dishes that were served for those were with imagination. Taroudant remains unspoilt and when we went to the local markets, we found there was always a willing passing guide to take you round. The weather was very bad (untypical for that time of year), but that doesn't deter us from going back later in the year. We have already decided to do a big family break as we were so impressed!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2011

A real find.
Pure luxury in the maelstrom of Morrocco!.
Meryame is tirelessly efficient.
Superb cuisine and impeccably clean and comfortable rooms for a very reasonable price.
You'd better speak French though!

Oh and theres a cockerell that needs killing in the adjacent property( I.suggest the gardien be "bought off "Meryame)

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Leicester
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15 hotel reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2011

The Palais Omensour is a fantastic place to stay in Taroudant. It's beautiful and well-located in the medina, just a 3 minute walk from the amazing Grand Souk. The 55E rooms are excellent value for money - large, beautifully decorated and very clean. For 75E you can have a larger room with two sofas and a view of the (snow-capped - in January) Atlas mountains from your (extremely comfy) bed. This is the very private Sama room on the rooftop terrace. The staff at the hotel (all women) are exceptionally nice and helpful, especially the manager Miriam (Maryam?). Although the staff don't speak much English it's easy to muddle through with a few words of French. The food is excellent, and the cook prepared special vegetarian meals for us. Breakfast is delicious, especially the homemade fig jam and the orange jam (80-90% fruit content), and the Moroccan pancakes. There's quite a contrast between the Morocco you see inside and outside the hotel. However, we found the people of Taroudant very friendly - and there are enough men around that speak good English if you need directions or help - but if you are women alone take care at night. It's a very male place and even modestly dressed Western women attract attention, particulalry outside the peak tourist season. Overall, a really wonderful town and a superb hotel.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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lelpo, Propriétaire at Palais Oumensour, responded to this review, January 18, 2011
thanks again for compliments ,
meryem is a wonderful manager and her team also.
We are aware of the poor english of our team, nowedays Hannan the new assistant manager learn english an soon Meryem will do the same.
Already as you kindly explain with goodwill and maroccan mixed with french it's easy to understand your wish.
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New York City, New York
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79 hotel reviews
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240 helpful votes 240 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2010

This place is quite a find. It is a lovely hotel, done in traditional style and tastefully decorated in the muted tones typical of this part of Morocco. The bedrooms and bathrooms are unusually spacious. Everything is impeccably maintained. There is a charming garden with fountains, abundant flowering plants, plenty of seating, and a large pool. A rooftop area has further space for lounging around, with views over the town. The restaurant offers excellent breakfasts and some very tasty Moroccan dinners with a bit of French flair added. There is free wi-fi service but you may have to go to the downstairs area to get a strong enough signal. There are no TVs in the rooms but a large TV in the main lounge has a variety of western channels and news outlets. The staff are helpful, efficient, and friendly. The location is excellent -- in a quiet residential area right in the middle of the medina, but only a few minutes walk from the busy souks. Prices are low for a hotel of this quality so you get good value for money. I look forward to staying here again.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brighton
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12 hotel reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2010

Highly recommended for its attention to detail and beautiful stylish interiors. Hidden away in the centre of the town, the hotel is an elegant surprise, full of beautiful objects and a lovely garden. The staff are all women, which makes a welcome change - as any traveller in Morocco will tell you. Not much English spoken, but all of the staff speak French.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2010

For a 'small', raid style and priced, inside-Medina hotel this hotel has lots of space and is very good value. The rooms are spacious, stylish, comfortable and clean. The food is prepared by a very enthusiastic if slightly over engaging lady and is tasty and varied. We would not hesitate to recommend this over the allegedly more sophisticated competition out of Medina.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Essex, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2010

We cannot rate this place highly enough. Large room with huge area for shower, toilet and washing area. Beds comfy, linen and towels great. Petit fours/biscuits placed in bedroom on arrival. Tastefully decorated throughout. Great pool. Two lounges, one with large TV. Alchohol available. Great service. Excellent breakfast. Reasonably priced for what one gets. We couldn't find the place. From the outside there is only a small door. We asked someone, who got on his scooter and whom we followed. We suggest you do the same thing. A small tip saved a lot of hassle. We couldn't find our way out of the medina either. We asked a young girl, who hopped in the back of our car and directed us to one of the exits. It was quite a way, but she was more that happy with the tip and it certainly made our lives easier. We only stayed one night, so we cannot comment on the town, but the riad was like a secret garden, a real gem.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Borg Oumensour | Quartier Tadjount, Taroudant 83000, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Souss-Massa-Draa Region > Taroudant
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #5 of 17 Hotels in Taroudant
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The guest house palais oumensour is located 200 m far from the souks of taroudants medina. These tasteful riad surrounded a quiet garden equiped with big swimming pool .The six rooms all with large bathrooms are at the 1st and 2d floor facing the garden and the atlas mountains.The cooking is highly raffined served on reservation for half or full board.The terrasses at the 2d floor is ideal for bronzing with amazing view on the atlas and the quiet garden of taroudant church.Transfert and car reservation can be arranged on request ... more   less 
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