The location says it all - beautiful! There are plenty of places to utterly relax and breathe in the fresh mountain air. Mohamed and the 2 Fatimas could not have been any more helpful; they were cheerful and friendly all the time, even though Said hadn't arrived one day and the Riad had a lot of visitors and Mohamed was juggling enquiries and outings with clients....
Rooms: large and airy though the windows were high so the view of the mountains were obstructed; one could sit in the lounge, or the terraces or the berber tent for clarity so this was not a big issue.
Food: passable; the tagine was burnt and the pasta over cooked. BUT the homemade vanilla yogurt & freshly squeezed (I think) orange juice were divine...
Sleep: the local 'wild life' is not the silent type - dogs bark, cockerels crow, cows moo and, not to be outdone, the donkeys wail tunelessly and moanfully at the top of their big heads...and yes, this happens in the middle of the night!!!
Wine: we had Morroccon wine which was tasty but expensive at £15/bottle - take your own
Wi-Fi: doesn't exist though the brochure tells you it does.
Telescope: again, brochure says there is one but Mohamed told us it had been taken to Riad Africa in Marrakech - disappointing
Pool: is a very large paddling pool but this was being cleaned so out of service - again disappointing
Treks: though he had already taken a group out, Mohamed still took us for an hour's walk to the river and back and it was a lovely walk too.
Berber bread making: great to see and even better to eat!!
Mohamed and the Fatimas work very hard and we are grateful to them for having made our stay so peaceful....
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dar Tassa is a wonderful property in a dramatic location. It is completely off the beaten track in a hidden corner of the High Atlas Mountains yet offers superb walking for all levels of ability; from gentle strolls along the valley to more challenging treks from the front door all the way to Mount Toubkal, the highest mountain in North Africa. An eco-friendly mountain lodge tucked away in a superb location on the edge of Toubkal National Park, and just 1 hour 20 minutes' drive from Marrakech, the lodge sleeps a total of 24 people in 10 rooms, each furnished in a rustic Berber country style. Relax, unwind, eat and sleep well and enjoy the wonderful views! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dar Tassa Hotel Ouirgane