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A Secret Garden

Tizgui Todgha el oulia Gorges du Todgha, Route R703, Tinerhir 45800 Morocco
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#4 of 49 B&Bs / Inns in Tinerhir
A Secret Garden is a true guest house; traditional and warm. Our spacious, south-facing rooms offer ample natural light and private balconies from which you can enjoy views of the beautiful Todgha Gorges and the river gardens below. Built in 2017 from only natural materials like bricks, lime, earth and straw, our house is comfortable and ecologically conscious. Hot water is serviced by solar panels and, thanks for the generous North African sun, is readily available. Our peaceful, shaded garden welcomes you for moments of rest. In it we grow a variety of vegetables, herbs, and fruit trees. We serve home-cooked meals made with fresh, simple, carefully-chosen ingredients--some of which are grown in our own garden. The house is located at the entrance of the Todgha gorges in a quiet setting at the edge of the river gardens. From your base at A Secret Garden, enjoy world class climbing just a short walk away or limitless opportunities for mountaineering hiking, walking, or horse riding. Our company, Aventures Verticales Maroc, is the only qualified mountain sports guiding company in the gorges and we look forward to accompanying you on your next adventure!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Horseback riding
Airport transportation
Rooftop terrace
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Bicycle tours
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Shuttle bus service
Taxi service
Currency exchange
Sun deck
Sun terrace
Washing machine
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Private balcony
Wardrobe / closet
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French


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Grade: 51 out of 100
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Roger W wrote a review Mar 2020
22 contributions8 helpful votes
We stayed for 4 nights in a lovely double room with balcony and en suite facilities. The delightful view included the eponymous garden, irrigated fields, date palms, the local kasbah and the surrounding terra cotta coloured rocky hills. Dining was alfresco - a warm jacket was nice - around a large table with other guests and Natalie and Dan, proprietors. Natalie cooks the dinner, which consisted of traditional Moroccan food and she also makes packed lunch for people who are out for the day climbing, walking or sight-seeing. The Todra Gorge, a tourist attraction and excellent climbing venue, is literally just around the corner. Apart from climbing (Dan is a climbing guide and can provide guiding services from novice to expert), the Gorge is an impressive feature and is complete with roadside market stalls and some pleasant cafes. In addition Natalie has many links which means she can arrange your complete holiday for you if you so desire. Indeed, she did this for us and we had a very memorable ten days.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Response from Emily Soares, Owner at A Secret Garden
Responded Mar 26, 2020
Thank you Roger for your kind and nicely-written review of our guest house. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay in our home and that the acting managers were helpful and accommodating. Hopefully we will see you at A Secret Garden in the future!
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Jacob Matthews wrote a review Nov 2019
12 contributions22 helpful votes
A Secret Garden is a must-visit if you are looking to climb in Morocco! I stayed here two nights and it was even better than I had hoped. I came through Todra Gorge on a two-week tour of Morocco with a group, but wasn't able to stay more than a few hours. As we walked through the gorge, I was kicking myself for not bringing gear and left wondering when I could make it back. A few days opened up in my work-trip and I reached out to Natalie and Dan (who are running the place for Julio). They were SO helpful in fitting me in. Since they were fully booked my first night, I took up their offer to sleep under the stars on their terrace. The weather was crisp and the stars were beautiful. I spent the next day climbing with Dan who is the only internationally certified climbing guide in Morocco. He adapts to all levels, and knows all the best places to climb (Julio literally wrote the book). Natalie is also an amazing host and person! I did sunrise yoga with her and some other guests and even though that isn't normally my thing, I would 100% recommend. She knows her stuff! Outside of the climbing, the service, and the location, Dan and Natalie are just good people. This, for me, makes all the difference when traveling. Definitely one of my Morocco highlights so far!
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Date of stay: October 2019
2 Helpful votes
Response from Emily Soares, Owner at A Secret Garden
Responded Mar 26, 2020
We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at our guest house and that the acting managers were accommodating to you. In fact it's not true that Dan is the only certified climbing guide in Morocco (there are other individuals, including Julio, in the gorges, and of course many climbing guides farther afield in Morocco), but nevertheless we're glad you enjoyed your climbing with him.
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Lisandro G wrote a review Jun 2019
4 contributions1 helpful vote
My 5 days stay at A secret garden was absolutely fantastic, not only thanks to this cosy, nice and super clean house with a magnificent terrace and view, but also thanks to the kindness, availability and hospitality of the hosts, who made me feel like at home. It was also great to share delicious and generous dinners and breakfasts in the large table with them and the other guests! I recommend a 100%!
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Date of stay: April 2019
Trip type: Traveled solo
Response from Emily Soares, Owner at A Secret Garden
Responded Mar 26, 2020
Thank you Lisandro for writing this kind review of our guest house. We're glad that you enjoyed your stay and the communal atmosphere of shared meals. Julio certainly enjoyed climbing with you for the week as well! We hope to see you here again soon.
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egbert-01 wrote a review Apr 2019
Vught, The Netherlands246 contributions24 helpful votes
The hotel is a bit off the main road. Park the car / motorcycle at the parking lot at the main road, from there it's a short walk down to the hotel. The location is close to the narrow part of the Todra Gorge. Very quiet. Very nice rooms & views. The English couple Natalie & Daniel was very welcoming. Good dinner with the other guests. Really enjoyed our stay here.
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Date of stay: April 2019
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from Julio S, Propriétaire at A Secret Garden
Responded Apr 30, 2019
Thank you for your comments Yes, Natalie and Daniel are the new managers of the "A secret garden" We hope to see you again soon Julio
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Vincent V wrote a review Mar 2019
21 contributions
When I booked Secret garden, I was expecting to simply stay there, and from there on out to go climbing, but we got so much more. We had great conversations, fantastic food, a real home-like atmosphere and we also met other great people, we really did not want to leave once our time there was done. If you are a climber or a lover of the outdoors, like to meet and chat with other like-minded people and just enjoy life, this is the place for you! Julio really does a great job and you can see that he just loves what he is doing it is really a lot more than simply a job, it is a lifestyle!
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Date of stay: February 2019
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Taking a room with a balcony is really worthwhile
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Response from Julio S, Propriétaire at A Secret Garden
Responded Apr 8, 2019
Hello Vincent Thank you very much for your cheerful comments I hope to see you soon Kind regards Julio
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Frequently Asked Questions about A Secret Garden
Which popular attractions are close to A Secret Garden?
Nearby attractions include Todgha Gorge (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at A Secret Garden?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at A Secret Garden?
Top room amenities include blackout curtains, a view of the mountains, and a sofa.
What food & drink options are available at A Secret Garden?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at A Secret Garden?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to A Secret Garden?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurant La Petite Gorge, Al manadir Todra Gorge, and Family el Mabrouk.
Does A Secret Garden have an airport shuttle?
Yes, A Secret Garden offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at A Secret Garden?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Is A Secret Garden accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.