Terraces of Delight was indeed delightful, from its location within a lush, isolated oasis to the very friendly owners and staff attentive to our desire to explore. We were genuinely welcomed like family! They arranged guided walks through the oasis and its small oasis-dependent hillside villages. The owner was our guide and spoke excellent English. He also served as guide to the marketplace and film museum in nearby Quarzazate and to an ancient casbah in the High Atlas Mountains.
For those who like to do a bit of exploring on their own, the oasis is easy to explore, situated around a small, shallow river. There are abundant date palm, apricot, and pomegranate trees plus fragrant oleander and many small, irrigated plots for crops associated with the Berber villages. The surrounding small mountains/high hills provide enjoyable hikes with magnificent views.
Apart from the beautiful natural setting, the resort is structured with an open inner courtyard with flowering plants (roses, jasmine, bouganvilla, etc.), and most rooms open onto this space. Breakfasts were substantial and good, lunches can be arranged, and dinners were excellent, authentic Moroccan. Depending on weather conditions, meals are served on the open patio overlooking the oasis and hillside villages, in a covered space with the same marvelous views or within a large interior dining area with traditional décor. After dinner, staff gathered to play Berber rhythms on jembe drums. My nephew, a drummer, was invited to join and on the second night was provided with traditional head-dress and jalaba so he “fit right in” (sans white complexion). My niece was invited to join on guitar our final night.
Highly recommended for those who wish to “get-away-from-it-all” in a unique natural setting and experience an exotic culture in comfort.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Come and join us in our beautiful hotel situated in the mountains overlooking the Oasis of Fint,a magnificent landscape!. You will be able to escape from the city life to spend time surrounded by nature, being only 15 kilometers from Ouarzazate. The Terrasse des Délices is a family hotel with 13 rooms all equipped with reversible air conditioning, individuals bathroom and toilets. Hotel endowed with a swimming pool.Spending time with us, you will enjoy calm, serenity, and live music at night. ... more less
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