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“Atlas mountain retreat”

Oliveraie de Marigha
Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Asni
Price range: $9 - $26
Cuisines: French, Moroccan
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
West Sussex
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Atlas mountain retreat”
Reviewed August 22, 2013

This is a perfect place to relax after visiting Marrakech, the grounds and dining area are in a tranquil setting with mature olive trees. The price for lunch includes use of the pool for the day. We visited on a hot Saturday in August and there were still plenty of tables and lounge chairs though it was quite busy. The food menu was somewhat limited, but everything we had was delicious and cooked fresh and with care and attention. The lunch was worth it just for the real Berber bread cooked in the restaurant's own tanort (Berber over). This is excellent value considering the pool access and we'll definitely be returning.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Cheryl S
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Dartford, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
108 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Oasis with surprises in the Atlas Mountains”
Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

We arrived at our next hotel for 3 nights stay. What a relaxing stay we had. The manageress was brilliant and very helpful. The rooms are hidden away in the olive trees. We only had the standard room but wow, what a room. The gardens and pool are very well kept with a stunning backdrop of the mountains. Food is exceptional and with free wifi what more do you need! If you want to kick out and relax this is the place to come. Near to the walking paths in the Atlas Mountains you will not be disappointed.


Visited July 2013
1 Thank happyeater631
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“excellent lunch in a delightful setting”
Reviewed November 8, 2012

This excellent restaurant set in an olive grove near the Asni valley was a delight. Casual seating in the extensive garden provides a lovely setting for a delightful lunch.

  • Visited October 2012
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2 Thank maggies53
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Caio, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A piece of paradise in the Atlas Mountains”
Reviewed July 18, 2012

We arrived at L'Oliveraie late in the evening and entered an enchanting garden, lit with hundreds of lanterns, amongst the olive groves and flowers.

Gaetan and his wife Celine welcomed us so kindly and despite the late hour supplied us with a fine meal of authentic Moroccan food.

The accommodation in the independant bungalows was tastefully furnished, very comfortable and beautifully situated in the olive groves, with stunning views all around of the Atlas Mountains.

We were spoilt with offers of things to do; on one evening we were taken to a restaurant nearby, situated on the shores of the lake. It was a lovely evening. We were brought home by a member of staff from L'Oliveraie. We went on several guided tours and saw the most amazing places, such as Tin Mal Mosque, Tiz n Test Pass, Kik plateau and the beautiful Imlil.

Gaetan is the kindest of hosts and all of his staff are so attentive and genuinely helpful. Nothing was too much trouble, even a guitar was supplied for our daughter to make music in the evenings.

Although there is much to see and do in the Atlas Mountains, L'Oliveraie is so perfect that it is enough to enjoy the little piece of paradise set around the beautiful swimming pools amongst the olive groves.

Thank you everyone, we miss it very much!
Hoping to see you again.

  • Visited June 2012
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1 Thank Camille L
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Marlow, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Don't judge a book by its cover”
Reviewed June 22, 2012

We agree with the previous reviews. Lovely hotel apt for a night's stop over and designed for lounging. Hence unless you have sighseeing plans, love lounging by the pool, exploring the grounds, socialising with the staff and have loads of books, iPod/iPad or your own DVDs to keep you entertained on your stay, there is nothing much to do or to entertain you on you stay there if longer then a night.

The room was decorated smartly with the bare minimum, there isn't a TV nor radio, phone (to contact reception) and the bathroom window is not totally opaque, so anyone passing can see you. If you need something from reception, you can't call, you would have to go down to reception to speak to someone.

The outdoor area and surroundings are lovely, stunning views, however the food does not live up to it's surroundings, very disappointing. The menu is limited (no fish or veg option), unimaginative, dull looking on the plate, not fresh, over cooked, extra suppliment for something not worth the suppliment and over priced! Not worth eating there, go out for your meals if you can! The breakfast is standard - bread/pastry, butter, jam, coffee/tea, juice and yogurt, no local speciality. Our Riad in Marrakech was a 1000x better and served beautiful food.

  • Visited June 2012
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3 Thank Sammylf
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