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Le Jardins de Skoura Hotel

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This charming little hotel (owned and managed by Carole Lecomte) is located about 2.5km off the main road, set in the palm groves near the village of Skoura that stretch toward the High Atlas Mountains and in an area of fascinating inhabited and abandoned kasbahs.

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Les Jardins de Skoura has eight rooms / suites set in colourful gardens with vines, olive, apricot, pomegranite and fig trees. Each room / suite is decorated in traditional style with warm colours each with its own shower and w.c. All rooms have heating for the chilly winter nights.

Children and adults alike will enjoy the company of the donkeys, dog, cats and turtles that grace the Jardins de Skoura.

Facilities of the guest house include

  • a pool (35 x 12 ft - not heated)
  • A large Moroccan salon with views of the Atlas Mountains
  • Restaurant/dining room with open fireplace serving Moroccan and Mediterranean-style meals
  • Roof-terrace with views of the palm grove and Atlas Mountains
  • A Shop selling craft goods & 100% BIO Argana cosmetics
  • Free wi-fi is available.
  • Local guides can be arranged (French speaking) for walking excursions in the surrounding palm groves as well as 4 x 4 Land Rover excursions in the surrounding countryside (on request)

An ideal setting for a couple of days relaxation combined with exploring the spectacular palm groves, the kasbahs and forgotten villages in the foothills of the High Atlas Mountains. Well off the beaten track - a good car/4 wheel drive is recommended.

Exploring on foot from the Jardins de Skoura is great fun! We were joined by Dissi - a very gentle, friendly and attentive black dog owned by the hotel, and were advised - "just follow Dissi!" (Aptly Dissi is Arabic for 'from here'). This we did, and had a wonderful walk through the Palm groves, following the stream and exploring old ruined Kasbahs along the way. Dissi patiently waited for us when we lagged behind, and came to find us and lead us back on the right track when we took a wrong turn. The latter he did twice, but eventually gave up on us as a lost cause after our third deviation from his chosen route. Having carelessly lost our guide, we decided to go back the same way we had come so as not to get hopelessly lost. When we turned the corner to the hotel, the first thing we saw was Dissi, sat outside the hotel patiently waiting for us. He came bounding up, tail wagging madly as if we were long lost friends! A human guide can be arranged if you would like to walk for longer, and picnic lunch can be provided with prior notice.

Please note that the Jardins de Skoura does not accept credit cards - a client notes: "they have a fantastic olive oil and also sell Argan products."