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“Super place, super people” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Maison d'hotes Les Palmiers

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8 Bis Hay Ouatmana, Goulmima 52250, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #3 of 3 Goulmima B&B and Inns
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“Super place, super people”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2011

Just returned from 18 days flashpacking around Morocco. We intended to stay for just one night but Odile and her food, plus the relaxing nature of the place tempted us to stay an extra day. We had a little cottage in the extensive garden.next to the main house - very comfortable.The main draw though is the hospitality skills of the hostess. If you are in the area -STAY HERE!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2011

We spent one night here in a double room with en suite bathroom. The room was large, clean, and comfortable and had aircon, but the best part of the house was the veranda, where we had one of the best meals of our stay in Morocco, and the garden which was full of fascinating fossils and other interesting objects. Odile was very friendly and helpful, advising us of great drive on a less travelled backroad through a splendid gorge and awesome desert scenary. Our visit to the local ksar ended up as one of the highlights of our trip. At first we wondered about taking a local guide, but it was well worth it for a truly enlightening experience of real ksar life.
Goulmina gave a real experience of Morocco and the Maison d'hotes provided a lovely base from which to see it.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2010

We drove from Fes to Marrakech, and stayed 1 night in Azrou at Panarama Hotel, 1 night in Goulmima here, and 1 night in Skoura at Chez Toulet.

This was a nice relaxing and fun stop on the way. The owners are very helpful and gracious, and the food was great too. We had the separate room from the house, which is huge and can sleep 4-6, with dinner and breakfast is was 500DH, and a real value.

We also had a guide with another couple from spain and went to the olive orchards and to the desert to visit and have tea with the nomadic berbers herding sheep. This area is stunning in beauty, and its the real Morocco IMO.

A wonderful choice along the way, if only all encounters with hotes de maison were so nice.

Enjoy...

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Paris, France
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2009

This is a real guesthouse. Odile welcomes you to her beautiful house. The rooms are big, the beds are confortable, everything is perfectly clean. You really feel you are staying in someone's house.

The "tajine aux coings" we had for dinner was one of the best dishes I had in Morocco. We also had a fantastic breakfast at the terrace overlooking the garden full of palm trees and while I also played with Odile's puppy.

She recommended visiting the ksar with a local guide who explained us their way of life and allowed us to better understand their culture, I highly recommend you do this if you stay at Les Palmiers.

Two thumbs up!

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 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 April 21, 2009

We stayed here for just one night last week. The house feels very French, even down to the shutters on the windows and the furniture. There was a large party of Odile's friends staying at the same time as us which was a bit strange - like being at a houseparty where you dont know anyone!
However, the gardens are lovely and the town is interesting. Odile seems to be a really lovely woman and her cookng is superb.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Watertown, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2008

We only spent one night at Les Palmiers, but even in just that short time, agree that it is a restful retreat with friendly owners, a beautiful garden, and delicious food.
Our room was large and simple (more modern than most other places we stayed around Morocco) with it's own bathroom. The front porch and garden were a quiet place to read a book or talk with other travelers. We met a few great people at dinner and actually ran into one of them twice more on our trip.
The Goulmima ksar is definitely worth a visit. We didn't get to go out with the owner's husband on any excursions, but did hear (and see from the fossil collection) that he is quite the geologist.

  • Liked — Garden and porch
  • Disliked — Nothing not to like
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2007

I recently discovered this gem on my travels in Morocco. It is situated in a beautiful garden and the hospitality is amazing. I had a large simple room. Some have fans or airconditioning but most of your time is spent in the garden. The food is amazing. It is the best I have eaten in Morocco. Wonderful salads fresh chapatii type bread homemade fig jam WOW. But best of all Hamid is a fantastic guide He seems to know the history of the region...no doubt he was born here. Then he traveled. But Odile SHE is a true gem half French and half Spanish she has taught Spanish much of her life. She also speaks English quite well. I consider it a gift that I had some real quality time to spend with her...next time I hope it will e for more than two days three nights. I felt that as a stranger I was invited into her home and treated like family. There is no higher praise I can give. The rooms are immaculate. If you have a chance be assured this can be a destination unto itself.

  • Liked — hospitality and food
  • Disliked — honestly nothing I didn
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: 8 Bis Hay Ouatmana, Goulmima 52250, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Meknes-Tafilalet Region > Goulmima
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Ranked #3 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Goulmima
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Number of rooms: 5

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