We have been staying at La Gazelle d'Or for twelve years, latterly twice a year and repeatedly meet the same people who choose to stay at the time of year that we choose. We are both well travelled and stay, where possible, in good hotels which provide what we need depending on the type of holiday we have decided to take.
La Gazelle d'Or provides exactly what we need every time we go back. Unobtrusive but attentive staff, a beautiful suite (all rooms at the hotel are suites, some larger than others), divine bedding, enormous bathroom with a separate shower and separate loo and a basin each with a large amount of space to spread out toiletries etc.
You may ask what it is we need? Rest, relaxation, good food/wine and sunshine. The hotel cannot guarantee the latter, although late May/early June and late September/early October are usually a good bet in our experience. We have done all the excursions which can be achieved in our early years of visiting and so these days rarely leave the hotel. I occasionally pop into Taroudant using an hotel car, the driver of which will find a good and reliable guide as it’s easy to get lost in the souk! If you do fancy the odd day out the places you can visit are beautifully and faithfully described in the hotel details in your room. Rest, is easy, relaxation somewhat depends on the individual but we find the peaceful surroundings help enormously and the food is lovely. Almost all of it comes from the hotel farm and vegetable gardens and is very healthy. There is a selection of local wine and French wine – both are very drinkable!! We have yet to find another hotel anywhere in the world in the middle of the countryside that has a pianist playing exquisitely every evening whilst you enjoy aperitifs and dinner in the outdoor restaurant. It’s just magical. The fact that you do not need to get dressed to “go down” for breakfast is a bonus. All breakfasts are served on the terrace of your suite and arrive a few minutes after you pick the phone up to order.
I don’t want to repeat in detail what some of the best reviews on this site say as we would agree with what they have said but if you’ve never been and fancy a quiet break away from the hustle and bustle of daily life the La Gazelle d’Or is the place to go. The flight from London is less than four hours to Agadir and the journey time from the airport to the hotel is forty five minutes. It has become our second home.