Leaving London on a cold November morning and less than four hours later settling down for a bite to eat in 31 degree heat, surrounded only by the sound of birdsong and the smell of numerous flowers (I couldn't even begin to name) really is quite something.
The hotel is just outside Taroudant, in the middle of miles of seemingly arid countryside, however once you're inside the grounds of the hotel it's like being in the garden of Eden / Gardens of Babylon / some amazingly lush gardens. I see many other reviews mention the word paradise and it's easy to see why when exploring the acres of the grounds with rose-lined avenues, mile upon mile of citrus groves and beautifully manicured lawns. All you can hear is birds singing!
Amazingly the grounds also feature a large farm run by the hotel, which provides virtually all the produce the hotel serves, from avocado to the olives and even from both the incredible honey and yoghurt served on your terrace at breakfast. It's all organic and bio-dynamic too.
The suite I was in felt very homely and comfortable, whilst also being absolutely enormous. Having look around various of the other suites in the hotel I can verify this wasn't a one-off and they are all massive, many with even larger private outdoor spaces with pomegranate bushes, roses bushes and lime trees growing freely within.
The service we experienced was very friendly and overall efficient, the staff finding a nice balance between at being tentative and intrusive. Occasionally I'd end up with something I hadn't expected after ordering but I think this had more to do with my dire attempts at French than ineptitude of the staff!
I couldn't recommend La Gazelle d'Or enough for people looking for a winter sun break from the UK in an elegant and understated luxury environment, where they're able to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet naturally created by such an oasis of calm.
Left feeling so very relaxed with a little bit of colour to my skin - what more can you ask for?!
- Also Known As:
- La Gazelle d`Or Hotel
- La Gazelle d`Or Hotel Taroudant
- La Gazelle d Or