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“A marvellous month” 5 of 5 stars
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La Gazelle d'Or
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Route d'Amezgrou | B.P. 260, Taroudant 8300, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #8 of 17 Hotels in Taroudant
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
1 review
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“A marvellous month”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

We have just returned from a months stay at the Gazelle d'Or. We go there every year because it is unique. The hotel is bungalows set in the most beautiful garden. The staff are attentive and helpful to the nth degree. The cooking seems to have improved, with a high standard offered and plent of alternatives, so one can choose to eat Moroccan or European, or have your order something special within reason.

Everyone loves the piano played every evening by Adam, who also doubles up as a genial host

Most people who visit the Gazelle return over and over again and always get a warm welcome.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London,England
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220 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012

This is a beautiful spot in the middle of nowhere, ideal if you want to relax, read a good book and enjoy the marvellous surroundings. The rooms (really suites) are very large and well-equipped with excellent bathrooms, wood burning fireplaces, garden terraces etc. Nothing more to wish for! The grounds are surrounded by orchards and beautiful flowers and there is a large pool and a couple of clay tennis courts. Now for the bad news:contrary to what we heard from several friends who have visited frequently in the past, the food was, at best, average and at worst fairly poor (relative to the cost). The Moroccan choices lacked any indigenous flavour and appeared thrown together by an amateur (and non-Moroccan) cook reading a recipe. The western choices were also sub-standard. It may be that the chef was on holiday during our visit, and this was a temporary aberration, but four days of mediocre food really detracted from an otherwise excellent retreat. We spoke with other guests who had been to the hotel many times over the years and they agreed with our assessment. Time for the management to get their act together since this is a destination resort.(As an aside, we enjoyed beautiful weather with beautiful blue skies-hot in the sun, cool in the shade and in the evenings>)

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2012

Do not visit Taroudant without to spend a night at La Gazelle D'Or. If you are in love, if you wish to rest or if you like the nature you cannot miss this place, where you will find the serenity. If possible I recommend to rent one suite : you will feel you out of time and away of all the world. The charm of the hotel and the nine hectares of old threes and garden is extraodinary. The service is attentionne with an individual and warm consideration. The food is excellent, using all the resources of the farm. A great stay!

  • Stayed January 2012, 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012

I recently returned from a spectacular stay at La Gazelle D'Or. Virtually everything was pitch perfect - beautiful decor, excellent service, delicious food. This hotel gives you the chance to truly get away from it all - whether it's relaxing by the pool or going for a walk on the hotel's sprawling organic farm - there's an incredible sense of serenity at La Gazelle D'Or which is second to none. This is thanks to the stellar management and staff who work tirelessly to curate the ideal holiday. I can't wait to go back to be spoilt rotten again!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012

Not long has passed since my wonderful visit to Taroudant, yet I find myself eager to go back to this serene paradise, where you escape in time to an era reminiscent of leisure and timeless elegance. We arrived early enough to witness the ethereal glow one morning, along with the magnificent bougainvillea framing the entrance - this was enough to create a memorable first impression. Surrounded by infinite, lush orange groves, bountiful basil and other herbs; the property is truly a sublime natural haven. Make sure to walk around the farm - the plentiful amount of vegetables and fruits offer hotel guests a true farm to table experience. The staff is non-intrusive and ensures your entire stay passes by with adequate privacy. Formal evening attire is necessary and dining etiquette is second to none. The hotel is often frequented by regulars, who like myself, have discovered a unique destination like no other.
This family run hotel is of exquisite class and rarest opulence. Thank you to La Gazelle d'Or for making it such a memorable experience.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

I recently returned from another fantastic week at the Gazelle d'Or. It was in fact my fourth stay at the hotel in the last five years. At most hotels such regular repeat guests must be a rare occurrence, yet each year I return to the Gazelle I find myself recognising familiar faces; repeat guests who, like me, are drawn by the charm of this calm, unpretentious and deeply relaxing oasis. It is the personable nature of the hotel, beyond the excellent facilities one might expect from such a hotel (pool, tennis, horse riding, spa etc etc) and the delicious and often home grown food, that sets the Gazelle d'Or apart from the rest. Friendly and impeccable staff, well appointed yet intimate rooms, inviting common spaces and dining room, and the repeat clientele will make you feel like you've just had a fabulous holiday at a friend's country-house rather than a hotel.

  • Stayed December 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

Following a fabulous four days at the Gazelle D'Or - I can honestly say it is an experience not to be missed. First impression: a little piece of old world glamour hidden among bustling Taroudant. Upon arriving to the hotel, we were very warmly received by the extremely helpful staff (friendly, charming, impeccable - I could go on and on!) and shown to our room which was a little haven among the lush surrounds. No detail had been missed in our room, tasteful and elegant is how I would describe the decor and importantly, very comfortable. The food exceeded expectations - from cozy breakfasts to delicious dinners I was able to taste a variety of local and international cuisines which had been produced mostly from the produce grown on the hotel's farm. Our days were whiled away lying by the gorgeous pool, playing tennis, or walking through the romantic Orangery. For me, the Gazelle D'Or is a true destination hotel and once you arrive you will never want to leave!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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: Route d'Amezgrou | B.P. 260, Taroudant 8300, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Souss-Massa-Draa Region > Taroudant
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Taroudant
#6 Spa Hotel in Taroudant
#6 Romantic Hotel in Taroudant
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — La Gazelle d'Or 5*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Boutique Hotel La Gazelle d'Or, a unique and blissfully peacefully retreat, is one of the last few private-owned places in the world where you can find complete quiet, tranquillity and serenity. Although it is only a short three-hour trip from major European cities, you will still find a vibrant exotic culture, bright colour and beautiful weather. In less than half a day, you can leave behind the stress of modern life, and nestle into the comfort and peace of this sunny corner of the world. Only 30 suites in stone cottages in an organic country estate of over 125 acres, boutique hotel La Gazelle d'Or is a place which will leave you steeped in the mystery and magic of the orient, while cosseted with all the latest modern conveniences. The real world seems a million miles away... ... more   less 
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