A rustic 4-roomed house in the medina set around two patios and filled with plants
ABOUT: Deep inside Taroudant’s typically busy medina, an oasis awaits. A two-storey, mud-built riad, Dar Zahia and its four rooms frame an interior garden and two leafy, languid courtyards. The vibrant Arab and Berber souks are only a short stroll away – which means that the Dar’s small plunge pool and heavenly roof terrace are only a short stroll back.
ROOMS: Two bedrooms are on the ground floor, with the remaining pair one level up. The Upper Floor quarters each come with a small private terrace but share a bathroom, while the ground floor digs each have a tadelakt-covered bathroom. Note that no chamber has a toilet: a W.C is positioned just outside the rooms on each level. All have Wi-Fi and attractive fittings.
FACILITIES: Heated by solar panels when necessary, the plunge pool is set into one patio; the other courtyard is shrub-filled, jasmine-scented and birdsong-soundtracked. Still more potted plants decorate the roof terrace, which also features shaded seating areas, loungers and views over the medina rooftops towards distant, snowy Atlas Mountains. A large salon offers a further option for snoozing, while, during summer, sleeping is permitted inside tented sofa enclosures on each floor.
EXTRA INFO: Traditional Moroccan dinners can be arranged (around £15pp), as can medina tours, hammam visits, horse-riding, gentle mountain walks (steward Abdel is a former guide, so you’ll be in good hands) and bicycle hire.
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Dar Zahia in Taroudannt was beautiful and we loved being in a totally different type of lodging from the others. Location was great for us-we'd walk to the square for dinner and the souk nearby. The breakfast was wonderful. And the service-returning from the square after dinner, we were greeted by the "guardian" and the entire courtyard lit by 2-3 dz candles and classical piano music wafting from the library. Every night he did that.
Mark Sloneker who stayed here in January 2014.
Dar Zahia, Taroudant has been rated 1 time, with an overall rating of 5.00 out of 5.
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