Berber guesthouse in the Atlas Mountains near Taroudant, for a complete change of scene or for trekking in the Moroccan mountains.
The Aouline Room gets its name from its exceptional view of the summit of Jebel Aouline (“trekking in Morocco”), which is 3500 metres high.
This is our largest bedroom and is in fact a suite, as it includes two twin beds (which can be joined together!), but it can easily accommodate a family with two children.
The decor with it red colour scheme is Berber-inspired, with a bamboo ceiling and walls built from local stone and rammed earth. The sleeping area is raised and surrounded by traditional wood pillars. It has reverse air-conditioning (hot/cold) and a mosquito net.
It also has a large sitting area with benches, a low table, a rug and a fireplace.
The generous number of windows make it light and well ventilated.
The en-suite bathroom is a good size and includes a shower and WC, plus an oil-filled radiator. Depending on availability, there is also direct access to our one and only outside bathroom, with its garden, panoramic bathtub and shower beneath the banana trees (see section: “Bali Room”).
A lovely terrace in traditional style provides a wonderful view over both Jebel Aouline and the whole valley and underground spring below. The hammock and lounger are very inviting …
The other particular feature of this room is its location away from the main house, giving you additional privacy.