My wife and I are obsessed with fine hotels and for many years we had heard of La Gazelle d’Or as one of the great hotels of the world. Finally we were in a position to travel to Morocco and we made our booking. Quite simply it was everything we had expected and more. From the moment we stepped out of the airport we were in the care of their staff and it did not stop until we went back to the airport.
Having traveled extensively it is easy to find a hotel with consummate service, and also a hotel with bad service but it is very challenging to find a hotel where they know exactly when to offer service and when to leave you alone. La Gazelle d’0r had the exact balance.
We arrived late from London in the early hours of the morning and we saw very little of the hotel on arrival apart from of wonderful antipasto that had been left compliments of the hotel. So the next morning my wife drew the curtains and what we saw took our breath away. The mountains behind a sea of roses and manicured gardens…..
We spent our days by the pool (and there were some very famous guests close by), and the lunch is extensive and then in the afternoons we walked around the grounds and our advice to future guests would be to enjoy the massage and Hammam. ( We left it to the second last day which we regretted)
We were introduced to the owner at dinner one night and she explained the history. Her drive and passion for La Gazelle d'Or were clear.
We did venture out to Taroudant the local town and were relieved to find that bit had not been affected by tourism to the same degree as Marrakech and other areas and there were some wonderful things in the souk …. But look carefully as they are sometimes hidden away in the backs of the shops.
The best way to describe La Gazelle d'Or is to to say that it is understated, exclusive very stylish and that it remains one of the great hotels of the world. We have booked again for the Autumn.