About Dar Daif
A charming and well-run guest house in the village of Talmasla on the edge of Ouarzazate (3kms from centre) which has combined the look of the local kasbah tradition with some of the style of a riad, i.e. some rooms are situated around a pretty courtyard. There are some excellent views back to Ouarzazate and over the lake from many parts of the hotel. Much of the decor is in deep Touareg blue so you will be in no doubt you are in the south.
Accommodation: cosy, well furnished bedrooms with various outlooks - courtyard, pool, palm grove, ensuite with a/c, heating, telephone, hairdryer. Four standard rooms (extra bed possible for children); six junior suites (some with terrace), most take up to four persons; two family apartments (up to 6 persons), one with terrace and one with tented area on balcony.
Facilities: restaurant* for half board (with vegetarian meals), modest swimming pool, great views; hammam, massage and beauty treatments available.
* lunches and evening meals are available at any reasonable time, however, there is no restaurant room as such - all dining is done at a place of the guests choosing (indoors and out) as there are numerous places throughout the hotel to enjoy your meal alone or with others.
Ideal for those with car hire as property is on edge of town.
"We have just got back from our trip. We had a wonderful time and thank you for all your organisation and sugegstions of places to stay - they were excellent and we especially liked the Kasbah Azul. We had an extremely nice drive called Omar and would thoroughly recommend him to other people who want someone to ferry them around - not only did he speak good English but he was also very knowledeable and took us to see some interesting places en route to the desert and back. Our next trip will be to Fez and Essaouira so we will be in touch."
P de Bay, April 2011