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“The best place to stay in Taouradant”
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Riad Dar Dzahra
Ranked #16 of 46 Taroudant B&B and Inns
Milan, Italy
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“The best place to stay in Taouradant”
Reviewed January 19, 2013

If you head to Touradant, the Riad Dzhara is the place to stop for the night or maybe for the week! This riad is held by Yves, a french man from Saint Malo who ended here in 2009 and built this beautiful guest house from scratch. Riad Dzhara is in the Medina just few meters from the main square. From here you reach also the suq and the walls of the city. The Riad is a mix between french and moroccan style due to the origins of the owner who built this place on his own using local stones, tiles and wood. Even the furniture and the objects are made by Yves that took ispiration from the moroccan art. If you ask him to show you the pictures of the place before the construction you will understand how much work and passion are in this riad. Every room is different from the other and they have a private bathroom with shower. Most of them have a common balcony with swimming pool view. On the roof there is a big terrace to relax under the sun. After the entrance you pass by a little courtyard with a fountain and then you are in the main one with the restaurant and the swimming pool. The restaurant serves typical moroccan dishes as couscous with vegetables and meat, tomatoes and pumpkin soup and orange with cinnamom. Also the breakfast is in moroccan style. The place is clean and the service is very good. Furthermore Yves is available to tell you more about the riad and Touradant. If you need tips for shopping argan products, food, objects and so on or for visiting the sorroundings he would be very happy to help you. One of the highlights is an ecofriendly guest house: so don't expect aircon and tv. If you are here in winter just ask for a gas bottle for your room and air dryer! I will be happy to stay here again.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 10, 2012

Staying here was the best choice we made. Yves, the owner, helped plan the rest of our trip in Morocco and treated us like family. The Riad itself is beautiful and Yves did a magnificent job of building it using the traditional techniques of Morocco. The man is a modern day Macgiver and a true legend. His friend Habib took us up into the mountains to visit a Berber family which was one of the highlights of our trip and has created memories that will stay with us forever. The food at the Riad was to die for. Amina and her cooking staff were so friendly and the food was so good I offered to marry her so she could be our cook! All the staff were brilliant and the rooms were amazing. This was such a brilliant stay and we cant wait to go back in the future!! Taroudant is the perfect place to go to meet friendly people who are not after your money and is great place to go to experiance the REAL Morocco. A true gem

  • Stayed September 2012
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Zutphen, The Netherlands
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Reviewed July 15, 2012

Riad Dar Dzahra is a beautiful Riad, built entirely by Yves, a Frenchman who adores Morocco and its culture! It is rare to find such a great character! Everything is made with love! His cooks made absolutely great dinners under the stars in the nice garden around the huge swimming pools, full of Yasmin flowers and their perfume. Turtles and cats kept our little son happy while we spent some hours in the Riad during the hot midday sun. Tarudannt is well worth a visit, although Lonely Planet does not put it under best places to see! It is a must see town and Riad Dar Dzahra is the best place there to sleep!

Room Tip: We stayed in the room Ali Baba, just above the Bab, the gate, with 4 windows, and a lovely tiled mos...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed May 8, 2012

It is clear that a lot of love has been put to the place. We really appreciate the details that they put into the rooms. The proprietor takes a lot of pride in his work and it was a very nice stay. And a really cool green pool too!

The food was quite good - one mistake we made was that we really wanted to have pizza as we had so many morocco foods already. They made us this fish pizza that really wasn't very good - but it was our fault for asking for it and we are grateful that they were so accommodating. There isn't too much to see in Taroudant but this place was really wonderful. We wish we could have stayed one more night.

This place isn't the easiest to find, but then again it's in the old city in Morocco - definitely to be expected. Once you get there, certainly it is very centrally located.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed April 9, 2012

We only had one night here, but liked it a lot, and will be back if we ever come back to Taroudant. Yves met us early in the morning to say good bye and they even made us breakfast even though we had to leave at 8 am. Great location, clean and with a lovely pool area.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 8, 2012

After driving around aimlessly we rang the hotel and it wasn't long before Yves found us and showed us the hotel he had built, hiding down a little street. Parking was in a general car park close by with a permanent "guardian". The hotel had a lovely swimming pool and we had adjoining rooms which were perfectly decorated. Yves took us shopping in the town to buy our supper and took time to show us around the market and other interesting places. Supper was a choice of omelettes or "camel and chips". We opted for the camel!!!.
The food was tasty and beautifully presented. Can't fault anything, we had a wonderful stay

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed August 8, 2011

Very clean and beautiful riad in the centre of Taroudant. The owner (Yves) is very helpful! The pool area is very relax. I really recommend this place.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Riad Dar Dzahra
Address: 73 Derb Aka, Taroudant 83000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Souss-Massa-Draa Region > Taroudant
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 46 B&Bs / Inns in Taroudant
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Riad Dar Dzahra 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In a typical Moroccan district with its narrow, winding streets, you will discover a luxurious and comfortable riad built on 600m ².This place is ideally located 100 meters from the souks and main square, houses a beautiful swimming pool in a garden filled with birdsong.For an unforgettable stay and a change of scenery in a place in Eastern charm. ... more   less 
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