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“The most special riad in all of Morocco.”
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The Mountain Riad
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Huge roof terrace
Beautiful bedrooms
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9 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 20
Taghazout, Souss-Massa-Draa Region

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Jessm1923...
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The most special riad in all of Morocco.”
Reviewed 7 May 2014 for a stay in April 2014

We completely lucked out booking a room at Sam’s, he is as generous as he is kind and all I can say is that out trip wouldn't have been nearly as magical without having met him. His electricity bill arrived the same evening that we did... We were sitting on the terrace when a man strolled by below, said something in Berber (to which Sam responded) and then chucked a scrunched up bit of paper to us. Brilliant. Electricity bill done. We had so many moments like this, all of which where thanks to Sam’s willingness to share his Morocco with us.

He who dares wins Rodney. Or, ask Sam and you will be rewarded… He knows a lot about the local area and will always point you in a good direction. Paradise Valley is a must though, as is horse riding on the beach - definitely go for the two hour slot! If you’re travelling, make sure to ask about other lovely spots to stay up the coast as he knows many.

The riad itself is absolutely beautiful. Lots of nice white walls decorated with incredible Moroccan detail, and the finest selection of rugs I've ever seen.

'Doing' was lovely at Mountain Riad, but also 'not doing' was equally as wonderful. Just being at Sam’s was one of the most calming experiences I can remember having recently, and lying in the sunshine listening to goats has to be one of my new favourite past times.

Thanks for an amazing trip Sam, can't wait to come back…. :)

Smash x x x x x

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Liked best: The roof terrace
Liked least: The fact that it's not my home
Travelling group: Friends
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Sam L
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Peaceful, spectacular, homely, relaxing riad just outside away from the bustle of Taghazout.”
Reviewed 6 May 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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This is a wonderful spot. With just a 5 min drive, or a picturesque, but stout walk over the foothills of the small Atlas' mountains from the centre of Taghazout, you arrive at Sam's wonderfully homely riad. Decked out with lovely rugs, (he's on first name terms with the rug man in town, no wonder) and comfy beds, I haven't been anywhere so relaxing in a long time. I went for a night and stayed until I was kicked out to allow for the new guests, mainly due to Sam, and his amazingly helpful knowledge and understanding of the locals, and where was good to go. We rode horses on the beach ( do it) went to paradise valley (and this), imsouane (you get the gist) essaouira, and got taught how to make a Tagine. All thanks to Sam and his generous hosting. Don't get me wrong, if you are looking for hotel style vibe stay away, this is lovely and clean, comfy and welcoming, but what I liked most was that if you want to be left totally alone you can, but if you want to have some fun, Sam is a rad source of info. I will definitely come back. Cheers mate

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Natali153
Moscow, Russia
2 reviews
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“the best place to escape”
Reviewed 9 February 2014 for a stay in January 2014
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just a few minutes from the Taghazout village and you get in paradise, quiet, peaceful, beautiful house, where you can really hide. The great sea view roof, house has a lot traditional berber features of character. Sam has done a lot of work to decorate house so colourful and styling and the same time very cosy and warm, beautiful tranquil garden with argan and olive trees with chatting birds and lovely dog, rooms and beds are very comfortable, in the evening nice moroccan lanterns light make you feel very comfy. After crazy marakech it was really the best place to stay. Sam is very friendly and wellcoming. We enjoyed it very much.

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Large groups
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Liziwe_9
Cape Town
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8 reviews
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“A cut above the rest of Taghazout”
Reviewed 7 January 2014 for a stay in December 2013
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Sam quietly runs a clean, relaxed, (sea) salt of the earth riad, with bedrooms adjoining spacious communal areas. Despite the potential number of guests, facilities are never overcrowded, with a choice of both indoor and outdoor areas to relax and two well-equipped kitchens. The property is set in a small village in the hills, 2.9kms above Taghazout, but still with sea views and easy access to the surf breaks. Fully recommended for stays long or short where you want to beat the masses thronging the main drag. Thanks for keeping it real, Sam!

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Liked best: Quiet location
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Remburger
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7 reviews
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“Great place to stay, rest and live it up”
Reviewed 24 November 2013 for a stay in November 2013
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The house Sam is making up is already beautiful as namesake.
You ll enjoy to be just a short drive away from Taghazout so you'll enjoy only its best.
Sam's place offers great comfortable bed and pillow, nice living areas and a great roof top terrace.
Sam is super friendly and welcoming.
Worth the price

Travelling group: Seul(e)
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