Les Tourmalines is located out of town but in an incredible position above the man-made lake created by the Mansour Edhabi Dam. This is certainly one of the most stylish of the smaller hotels and retreats in southern Morocco. The effect of sitting by the well-designed infinity pool and looking out over the unbroken view across the lake is magical. A relaxed atmosphere prevails. Ideal for those with car hire as property is on edge of town.
13 bedrooms (7 twin and 5 double) with en suite bathroom (shower) and private terrace or balcony. All rooms have a/c, heating, hairdryer and free wi-fi and views of the garden or pool.
Restaurant*, good sized 'infinity' swimming pool (with children's pool beside), Moroccan lounge, bar, TV lounge, pool bar, great views of lake, historic kasbahs beyond and the mountains. Horse-riding can be arranged locally through the owners, using the nearby stables.
A continental breakfast is offered by Les Tourmalines on the terrace facing the lake. The restaurant serves Moroccan and French specialities and guests can also enjoy a drink from the hotel’s bar. Guests can relax afterwards in the reading room or beside the fireplace in the guest lounge.
A Freeman, UK, October 2014
P Street, UK, May 2014