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About Taroudant

Taroudant - or Taroudannt - is often described as a mini-Marrakech because of its bustling and historic medina, souqs and beautiful red-mud buildings. And it does share the capital's vibrancy. But describing only this city's trading centre misses out the beauty of the location, on the plains of the fertile Souss Valley, behind which the Atlas Mountains rise. It can be a wonderful place to escape to, and some of the best places to stay in Taroudant really reflect the area's beauty, as well as that of the city.

While Marrakech's medina can quickly overwhelm the unseasoned, Taroudant's is a much friendlier affair, somewhere you can stroll through.

The city's old 16th and 17th Century gates, along with the red-mud walls surrounding the old town - which change colour depending on the time of day - are one of the great sights of Taroudant. A large colony of white storks live by the gates. The place is also rife with pigeons which provided a great source of food during times of siege.

Taroudant is also an ideal base for trekkers and hikers heading up into the High Atlas, and it's quite close to Agadir on the coast. You can also get better value for your Moroccan handicrafts here than in Marrakech or Essaouira.

What not to miss:

  • Admire the city's old 16th and 17th Century gates and red-mud walls.
  • Get out of the city and into the Atlas mountains on hiking excursions.
  • Explore the atmospheric souks and find leather products, textiles and spices.
  • Stop by the Palais Claudio Bravo Camus and learn the fascinating history of the region.

The best places to stay in Taroudant need not be crammed into the centre of town. Indeed our pick is on the outskirts, where you can really appreciate the beauty of the area.

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      Travel information

      • The nearest major airport is Agadir Airport (AGA / GMAD), located 61 km away. The largest international airport is Menara International Airport - Marrakech Menara, 148km from Taroudant.
      • Best time to visit - Taroudant is a year round destination with consistent sun. The winter months (December - February) are bright and cooler with temperatures averaging around 14°C. The rest of the year temperatures range between 18°C - 30°C with August being the hottest month.
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      Still not sure?

      1. Browse through our list of all the best places to stay in Taroudant.

      2. Expand your search to the best places to stay in Marrakech to the north and the best places to stay in Essaouira to the west.

      3. Or contact one of our friendly Gurus for advice.

      Best Hotels in Taroudant

      • Riad le Jasmin 14 rooms from £57

        Taroudant (Sidi Dahmane)

        Gorgeous riad on the outskirts of idyllic Taroudant. Chic suites are individually set round a generous pool in verdant gardens, providing a sense of tranquility and privacy for guests. With a top-quality spa and a restaurant with a fine gourmet menu, this is a truly charming retreat!

        Spa breaks  -  With a wonderful pool, full service spa, massage and hammam services, this is a pamper paradise!
        Great walks  -  There are a number of stunning hiking trails and walks around the area, and the riad itself has lovely gardens to stroll in
        Sights nearby  -  A visit to the Palais Dar El Baroud and the stunning city walls is a must
        Local markets  -  The town has two huge souks which are a must-see
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      • Palais Oumensour, Taroudant 11 rooms from £64

        Taroudant

        Expect a warm welcome at this authentic medina haven. Rooms lead off from a lush pool courtyard with an array of exotic plants and lots of cosy nooks & convivial areas to relax in, while the restaurant offers delicious seasonal cuisine. Great value for a well-situated, elegant and friendly base!

        Local exploring  -  Great location, a short walk to marvellous sights such as the Arab Souk, Assarag Square, Grand Mosque & Arrahma Mosque
        Great walks  -  Walking trips offered- visit authentic Berber villages, discover the rural life of the area and see diverse natural environments
        Birdwatching  -  If you fancy a wilderness tour, you can visit the Massa Natural Park and the bird sanctuary with lunch overlooking the ocean
        Sights nearby  -  Discover exceptional houses and gardens around Taroudant and the “lost” valley of the High or Anti-Atlas region
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      • Riad Jnane Ines 11 rooms from £70

        Taroudant

        Located down a secluded country track outside the typical Moroccan village of Machraa Al Ain, 3km from Taroudant. Tranquil, beautifully decorated base with lots of traditional Moroccan details. Indulgent meals provided and expect a warm welcome from the owner. Perfect for lazy poolside sun lounging.

        Hideaway  -  Tranquil riad in an intimate garden location
        Traditional  -  Beautifully finished in traditional Moroccan style, with kilim chairs, terracotta-tiled floors and ditty octagonal side tables
        Sights nearby  -  Tanneries and the Berber artisan cooperative are in the town and worth a visit
        Local markets  -  The town has two huge souks which are a must visit
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      • Dar Zahia 4 rooms from £74

        Taroudant 83000

        A tranquil and leafy haven, surrounded by an exquisite garden with a pool. Understated rooms, ideal for a calm retreat, with the town on your doorstep if you want to venture out to the souks. Breakfast included and other meals can also be prepared upon request. A simple yet pretty holiday idyll.

        Hideaway  -  Situated in a beautiful, abundant garden creating an oasis of tranquility in the middle of town
        Sights nearby  -  Tanneries and the Berber artisan cooperative are nearby and worth a visit
        Traditional  -  Decorated with traditional moroccan furnishings and ornaments
        Local markets  -  The town has two huge souks which are a must see
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      • Dar Al Hossoun 16 rooms from £82

        Taroudant

        Luxurious and totally authentic riad with large, botanically diverse interconnecting gardens. Featuring elegant yet simple rooms and suites, two pools to lounge by and a spa for pampering. Food is simple and tasty, traditional with a Mediterranean twist. A tranquil, un-touristy haven.

        Back to Nature  -  The riad's desert gardens are truly unique, containing more than 900 different species of plants
        Local exploring  -  Explore the ancient town of Tassoudant with its marvellous souks by bike or foot
        Great walks  -  Walking trips offered- visit authentic Berber villages, discover the rural life of the area and see diverse natural environments
        Sights nearby  -  Discover exceptional houses and gardens around Taroudant and the “lost” valley of the High or Anti-Atlas region
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      • Dar Zitoune 34 rooms from £102

        83000 Taroudant

        An eco conscious Riad in the heart of the southern Souss region of Morocco, set in a tranquil garden, with a choice of suites or luxury Berber tents. Featuring a pool and spa and a top-quality restaurant serving Moroccan fusion cuisine. Explore the town or simply relax in the countryside.

        Foodies  -  Top-quality food from the restaurant is a fusion of Moroccan and European dishes, from tagines to steak and vegetables or pasta
        Local exploring  -  Taroudant's two souks are a great attraction, as it's a working market town where Berbers trade produce from the rich land
        Country Escape  -  This small hotel is set in extensive gardens, planted with fruit trees, cacti and exotic flowers
        Sights nearby  -  Tanneries and the Berber artisan cooperative are nearby and worth a visit
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