Casa Taos is a wonderful home from home. It’s a luxurious, gorgeously decorated country house with a great swimming pool and extensive grounds complete with hammocks, cats, and two huge friendly dogs. We felt like we were visiting old friends and enjoyed chatting with the other guests, staff and owners. The staff were amazing – we felt truly looked after for our whole stay.
They take their food seriously – we ate here twice and loved both meals. We did make the mistake of trying to eat the entire salad course on the first night (the dishes were very tasty) and then struggled with the main! For our second meal, the Tagine of chicken with vermicelli noodles, cinnamon and sugar was stunning (the best dish of our holiday). Breakfasts were also great: fresh, interesting and copious. They grow or home-make much of their food – the fresh yogurts with orange blossom were extraordinary (we’re now planning to buy our own yogurt maker as a result). I’m a keen foodie and following my constant barrage of questions about Moroccan food, we were presented with a small tub of their home preserved lemons to take away. Such a nice touch!
There is a huge selection of DVDs and it was so nice at the end of a long day’s sight-seeing to relax with a movie.
For the transfer from airport, be prepared to haggle or let the hotel organise it for you (we managed to get 200 dhs which felt like an achievement). They will happily arrange excursions into Marrakech for you. We had a return taxi for a Medina trip that included a stop at the Ensemble Artisanal for 250 dhs – significantly cheaper than we would have been able to arrange ourselves.
Thank you Casa Taos!