The Riad Dar Zitoune 'House of the Olives' is a delightful place, located just to the west of Taroudant. If you don't mind being a short distance out of town then the luxury Dar Zitoune is an excellent choice. Once through the gate you are in the land of "a thousand and one nights", in a setting that is typically Moroccan; relax on the locally made berber furniture in the beautiful gardens, shaded by olive and orange trees, or swim in the magnificient pool.
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There are 14 beautifully appointed bungalows and 8 suites, set in 4 acres of landscaped gardens with olive, papaya and citrus trees (suites are located nearer to the pools). Rooms and suites are decorated in warm Berber colours with attention to detail in the high quality fixtures and fittings. All rooms have a/c, satellite TV, safe, phone and internet access. Bungalows can take an extra bed or cot; suites may accommodate up to 4 persons - for a large party Senior Suites (60 sqm) can interconnect with adjoining Junior Suite (40 sqm).
Large swimming pool (20m, unheated) and good-sized heated jacuzzi pool (7m x 3.5m) a fitness centre and spa, excellent restaurant, cosy bar, boutique and parking. The elegant restaurant offers a fusion of Moroccan and European dishes and in the evening you can enjoy a cocktail with live moroccan music in the pleasant cellar bar.
Spa Dar Zitoune offers beauty and body care services: hammam, massage, skin care, make up and henna. The henna on the hands and the feet is one of the beauty symbols for moroccan women.
M Palmier, UK, Sept 2018
P Mason, UK, April, 2017