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“A haven on the edge of the world”
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Chez Talout
Ranked #3 of 25 Skoura B&B and Inns
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Dublin, Ireland
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A haven on the edge of the world”
Reviewed April 4, 2013

When driving along the 3kms dirt track, you wonder where you are going to end up and the result could not be more surprising because behind those big gates there is a haven. A beautiful pool, with sun loungers and seating areas, small play ground and the most amazing terrace with a 360 degree view of the palmerie and snow capped mountains and dessert. Our room was spacious and beautifully decorated in typical Moroccan style, with a view on the mountains, so we didn't even have to get out of bed to see the sunrise! The food was the most delicious Moroccan food we've ever tasted, all home cooked and beautifully presented. The service was second to none, definitely 5 star service. Abdu, Sofian and all the staff were so friendly and helpful even booking horse riding in Skoura Equestrian Centre for us and they could not do enough to make our stay in this unique hotel, very special indeed. We will remember it always. Thank you!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Soufiane T, Gérant at Chez Talout, responded to this review, April 5, 2013
Hello ,

Thank you so much for your commet . as you say "Ireland is far but we belive that we got a part of familly in morocco" , thank you so much and we will be so happy to welcome you here again and again...

Best regards,

Yours faithfuly Soufiane
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Sanibel Island, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed March 16, 2013

First, the property is in a fantastic location at the edge between Oasis and desert. A wonderful place to drink in the atmosphere of the region. Great stargazing at night and the roof top has a good panoramic view to watch the changing light in the desert and surrounding mountains.

The room was huge by Moroccan standards and the beds comfortable.

But the real draw is Sofian. His hospitality was definitely a highlight of our trip! His gregarious, good-natured personality was both comforting and entertaining. You get the feeling that there is nothing he won't do to make your stay more enjoyable.

The dinners prepared by his wife were outstanding- a welcome retreat after exploring the palmerie (on bikes with a map that Sofian hand-drew for us).

If you are staying in Skoura, look no further!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Soufiane T, Gérant at Chez Talout, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
Hello family,

Thank you so much for your comment and we are so happy to know you and as you say to me when you are leaving"now we belive that we got a part of familly in morocco" , tahnk you thank you hunderds of time and we will be so happy to welcome you here again and again...

Best regards,

Yours faithfuly Soufiane
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 10, 2013 via mobile

This hotel is very unique and Sofian the owner makes the stay very special. It's not luxurious but definitely an authentic experience with the most incredible atlas mountain views. It was extremely unique and we would highly recommend it!

  • Stayed March 2013
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Soufiane T, Gérant at Chez Talout, responded to this review, March 11, 2013
Hello ,

Thank you so much for your commont and we are so happy to welcome you again and again.

All the best ,

Yours Soufiane
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Toulouse, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 6, 2013

100% on all accounts! Sofiane gave is such a warm welcome and with his good sense of humour and kindness towards our children we felt quite at home after only a few minutes. The hotel has been very thoughtfully planned out to include many areas for relaxing (pool loungers, Berber style tents and sofas, a play area for little children and table football/pool for the older kids). The home cooked food was absolutely delicious - the best Moroccan starter ever- and breakfast on the upstairs terrace was a treat with amazing views in all directions.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Soufiane T, Gérant at Chez Talout, responded to this review, March 7, 2013
Hello ,

Thank you so much for your commont and we are so happy to welcome you again and again.

All the best ,

Yours Soufiane
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Leiden, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2013

We stayed 3 nights in this beautiful place, much too short. The hotel is located on the edge of Skoura oasis on one side, on the other side the desert starts. So plenty of easy hiking possibilities. If you want to organize different trips, ask the owner Soufian, he is a great guy, friendly, easy goiing and very helpfull.
Facilities (swimming pool, terrace, children playground) in the hotel are great, the view from the room is stunning: desert and Atlas mountains. On the roof you will get your breakfast while enjoying 360 degree fenominal panoramic views on the oasis, desert and mountains.
Finally every evening you can enjoy the typically Morroccon food (tajin) prepared by Soufian, his wife and staff. Tasty and very healthy!

Room Tip: We were with a group of five people and by emailing Soufian we arranged a smal refurnishing of the r...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Soufiane T, Gérant at Chez Talout, responded to this review, June 20, 2013
Thank you so much for your commont and we were so happy to welcome .

Thanks again and best regrads,

Yours Soufiane
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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 29, 2013

It's worth a visit just to meet Sofiane and experience the warmth of Berber hospitality. Yes, the food is delicious home cooking and very satisfying. The desert view on one side of the property and the Palmeraie on the other is true Moroccan bliss. The pool area has inviting loungers and a Berber style tent with sofas. We stayed two nights. For an off-the-beaten-path experience Chez Talout is charming with cozy, spacious rooms filled with colorful fabrics and pillows. Ours had full windows overlooking the palms in the distance. Minimal bathroom amenities and a too-hard bed didn't detract from the appeal of this auberge that really feels like it’s in the middle of nowhere but has its heart in the right place. Sofiane gave us a tour of the family house located a short walk away where we saw how the traditional bread is made. This is the gateway to the road of 1,000 Kasbahs and if you're in the area you'll enjoy meeting Sofiane and experiencing Chez Talout. He’s smart, funny and knows how to make travelers feel right at home.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Soufiane T, Gérant at Chez Talout, responded to this review, February 1, 2013
Hello ,

Thank you so mush for your loyalty and for choosing our guesthouse and we are so happy to welcome you next time,.
All the Staff at Chez Talout wish you a very happy life .

Best regrads,

Yours Soufiane
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Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed January 2, 2013

Spent the night here with my fiance' while touring Morocco with Sun Trails. Arrived after dark, quite obviously an out of the way place. No matter. Wonderful grounds, comfy room, romantic setting in cozy lounge-like enclosed terrace for dinner (and breakfast). Excellent food. Extremely friendly host / owner. In the morning, up early to watch the sunrise, which was our first chance to soak in the beautiful location . . . snow capped mountains in one direction, palm grove / trees in another direction, and open spaces for the most part elsewhere. Place has a great vibe. Had a really nice looking pool area which we didn't use due to the season.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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taloutabde, Propriétaire at Chez Talout, responded to this review, February 23, 2017
Hello ;
Thank you for choosing Auberge chez Talout. Your comments are positive and encouraging. We are pleased to read that you are satisfied with our affordable prices, friendly team, rooms and location. We hope that you will choose Auberge chez talout for your next visit to skoura
Regards,
Abdou
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Property: Chez Talout
Address: Oulad Aarbiya | Skoura Ouarzazate, Skoura 45000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Souss-Massa-Draa Region > Skoura
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in Skoura
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Chez Talout 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set on a hilltop overlooking Skoura palm grove, this guest house features an outdoor swimming pool and a shaded terrace. The Amerhidil Kasbah is located 2 km away.The air-conditioned guest rooms offer views of the swimming pool or the palm trees. Each one features a traditional Berber decor and a private bathroom decorated with Tadelakt.Traditional Moroccan dishes are served on the rooftop terrace, with views of the valley. Breakfast is prepared every morning at the Auberge chez Talout.Free wired internet access is available and you can relax in the lounge, which features a fireplace.Ouarzazate Airport is 36 km from the guest house and the Dades River is a 15-minute drive away. ... more   less 
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