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Hotel Review: Dar Zitoune, Taroudant, Morocco

By Kach Umandap May 5th, 2016 Posted in Africa Travel Blog, Luxury Hotel Review, Travel Blog 20 Comments

Chantal and Marc, a Swiss couple on a journey through Morocco 13 years ago, on reaching Taroudant (known as little Marrakech) in South Morocco instantly fell in love with the place. Here, they decided it would be the perfect location for their holiday home, inviting others to see the benefits of the Berber life.

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Originally composed of 14 bungalows and 8 suites, the charming collection has grown to include 8 luxury poolside tents with all the modern comforts you could need to ensure the perfect stay in paradise.

Related article: 15 Places to go in South Morocco that you must not miss!

Hotel Review Dar Zitoune, Taroudant, Morocco

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After a stunning 5 hour drive from Marrakesh, over the High Atlas Mountains and back down, again, we pulled into the city of Tarroudant, famous as one of Morocco’s fruit producing regions and top producers of Argan Oil. Morocco has fantastic roads, so 4 wheel drive is not needed in most places, but it was nice to have the extra reassurance through the twisting mountain roads and occasional muddy section where the snow had melted!

Dar Zitoune, Taroudant, Morocco

We spent the night at Dar Zitoune, a relaxing, luxury resort filled with beautiful fruit trees and our bungalow style room was only a few steps away from the swimming pool and heated Jacuzzi! Although for us this was only a pitstop on our journey through Morrocco, many guests fall in love instantly as did the owners, as they come back from time to time again. With pick-up service from the nearby airport, it’s an easy access! I hope we can do the same soon!

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Don’t just take our word for it though, check out their reviews on TripAdvisor

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This really is the definition of glamping. Even during winter, we were so warm and cosy in our clean and spacious Berber tent which has a full bathroom, living room, satellite TV and WiFi and even a private terrace! The furnishings inside were beautiful, with colourful woven rugs, gold patterned walls and fresh flowers giving the whole space an amazing floral aroma, we’d happily live in this tent forever.

Hotel Review Dar Zitoune, Taroudant, Morocco

The original bungalows and suites are located together by the main building and are equally comfortable in their furnishings with huge beds and immaculate bathrooms. But for us, the real gem here is the novelty of staying under the canvas, being able to see the sunset from our terrace, making it a real special stay for us.

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Only 15 minute’ walk from the center of Taroudant’s Medina, with souks of local crafts giving it its name of Little Marrakach, placed at the crossroads of the Valley of the Souss and the High Atlas Mountains. Agadir airport is also only 35 minutes away by car, making this a very easy getaway for guests seeking refuge in this beautiful hidden oasis.

Hotel Review Dar Zitoune, Taroudant, Morocco

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Take the chance to explore the town here in Taroudant, where you will find many traditional crafts and products as in Marrakech but with a much slower pace and more laid-back atmosphere. The friendly owners run half or full day excursions to discover nearby villages, kasbahs and Berber towns to get a true understanding of life in South Morocco.

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Although we do recommend exploring the local area, Dar Zitoune provides everything you could need without leaving! Most impressive features are of course the central pool and Jacuzzi but also the Hammam service, as well as massage, skin and beauty treatments. For a really authentic souvenir, why not try their henna designs on your hands and feet. Fitness enthusiasts will appreciate the fully equipped gym; there is even a souvenir shop if you don’t make it to the nearby market.

Dar Zitoune, Taroudant, Morocco

Other amenities include:

  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) & Babysitting service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Laundry Service & Self-service laundry
  • Concierge
  • Conference Facilities
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )

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Breakfast under the canvas of our light and airy tent was a tray filled with sumptuous pastries and bread with a variety of jams and marmalades, served with fresh juice and coffee. Luckily, we were only steps from the pool so we could eat to our hearts content before collapsing on the lounger again!

Hotel Review Dar Zitoune, Taroudant, Morocco

The evening meal is a generous 4 course spread of soup and a starter, followed by a divine main course. It’s unlikely you will have room for the cheese and dessert but of course there is mint tea to help digest! If you choose to have lunch here, the staff will happily accommodate you with requests and can offer delicious and satisfying salads and sandwiches too.

Related article: 10 Authentic Food and Drinks we tried in Morocco with Marrakech Food Tour

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All of the staff here at Dar Zitoune were constantly friendly and always willing to help with special queries. One Tripadvisor reviewer even said “for me it’s not just a hotel, it’s a dream” and we couldn’t agree more. We were so happy to meet the Manager and be welcomed here during our stay!

Hotel Review Dar Zitoune, Taroudant, Morocco

Note: This is a sponsored hotel stay with Dar Zitoune, Taroudant Morocco (all opinions and text are all mine) Thank you to everyone we’ve met and to those who’ve helped us and made our stay a special experience.

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20 thoughts on “Hotel Review: Dar Zitoune, Taroudant, Morocco

  1. I heard a lot about Morocco. great to know that it offers hotels like this which suits my needs whenever I go there.

  2. I’m actually searching for place to visit for two weeks after hard at office it’s time for vacation with girlfriend, I next Stop Morocco thank you soo much for this information

  3. I have never been to Morocco but I surely wanna visit someday!! I will make sure to stay at this beautiful resort!!

  4. The bathroom seems so “traditional” and the reception as well, Congratulations to the owners for such a great hotel! I would definitely go there!!!

  5. So organized and amazing review, I have to say it’s not easy to made a super good review. I hope people go to this good looking hotel!

  6. Very informative post! I’m planning to go to Marocco and will definitely give this great hotel a chance 🙂

  7. My friend stayed in Dar Zitoune during her honeymoon and loved it! The hotel looks surreal and great review indeed!

  8. What a stunning Review. When is the best time to visit and there good summer months. Is it safe to travel to Morrocco and can you travel solo?

  9. It’s incredible how their culture is so present even in modern construction and architecture. I love this country been there 3 times but never stayed at this hotel. And the food is just amazing !!

  10. Great review! The Hotel looks great and well located! Ahh I can imagine the breakfast next to the swimingpool and the bed with baldachin is totally One Thousand and One Night atmosphere.

  11. Dar Zitoune looks like the best of both worlds, able to experience and enjoy the Moroccan culture from the comfort of a beautifully designed and thought out hotel, must visit on my future trip to Morocco.

  12. The decor of this hotel is like nothing I’ve ever stayed in before. I’d love to eat outside by that pool – what lovely blue waters 🙂

  13. It looks like a very pretty hotel. I like that they have a pool, that is very important in Morocco, where the temperatures get quite high. The breakfast looks delicious too

  14. This looks like a beautiful place to stay – the bed looks gorgeous! I went to Morocco 3 years ago and absolutely loved it – I’d love to go back and travel around.

  15. The place is stunning! Beautiful architecture and draperies. I would love to visit this place someday. The food looks good, too.

  16. There’s no denying that a place like this is hard to resist especially if you’re going on vacation. The entire hotel is awesome and the rooms are just fantastic!

  17. A friend of mind went to Morocco a few months ago, and couldn’t say enough positive things about it. Your stay looks luxurious and wonderful.

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Written by Kach Umandap

Founder of Two Monkeys Travel Group. Since 2013, Kach has visited all the 7 continents (including Antarctica) and 151 countries using her Philippines Passport. In 2016, she bought a sailboat and went on sailing adventures with her two cats - Captain Ahab & Little Zissou in the Caribbean for 2 years. She now lives in Herceg Novi, Montenegro where she's enjoying her expat life and living on a gorgeous Stonehouse. She writes about her experiences traveling as a Filipina traveler with a PHL Passport. Also tips on backpacking trips, luxury hotel experiences, product reviews, sailing & adventure travel.