It is good advice to ignore the very amazing and very poor hotel reviews - I hope however that you will not ignore the great reviews of Kasbah Dar Daif. We started our short tour of Morocco with two nights at Dar Daif and are so thankful that we did.
We arrived quite late in the evening to a warm welcome and were able to order a meal. We ate breakfast and dinner twice at the riad and the food was always delicious. We did not encounter tajines like it anywhere else in Morocco - the food was not heavy and greasy but still tasty, delicious and tender.
The Riad is decked out in local rugs and brassware. Its the sort of look people try to replicate in their homes - and never quite pull it off - well here it works and feels natural. We were there at the end of summer and it was not too hot - but you got the impression that even in winter it would be lovely and cosy. There is a good sized pool with a few lounges for lazy days with a good book in the sushine.
I loved that as you moved around the riad during the day you could hear the staff laughing together or singing. We felt like guests in a family home rather than a hotel. The owner, Jean-Pierre -spent at least two our, maybe more, with my husband and I making recommendations of places to visit and stay when we moved on. We were provided with a map of the area and smaller maps of local highlights. Ouarzazate is more than just s stop off on the way to the desert - there is a huge amount nearby to explore. There is no way we would have seen as much of the amazing nearby landscape without his advice. Jean-Pierre also arranged for us to spend a night under the stars in the desert - a highlight of our trip.
We would gladly recommend this hotel to others
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 3 km from Ourzazate, this Kasba manages to capture the warm atmosphere of the "Caravanserai" of the desert. Zineb and Jean Pierre Datcharry and their team, inspired by both the desert and mountains of Morocco for the past 20 years, invite you to discover their magical guesthouse - the true gem of the south not to be missed. ... more less
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