Les Jardins de Skoura
Les Jardins de Skoura - Briefly
Situated in the centre of the immense Palm Groves of Skoura, this fabulous little guesthouse is an absolute gem. The staff are efficient, friendly and welcoming - nothing is too much trouble so don’t be afraid to ask! The gardens are beautiful and the rooms so comfortable, you wont want to leave. The food is excellent, the views incredible, the ambience peaceful and relaxing - its easy to see why it is one of our most sought after properties in the south. Whether staying for just a couple of nights whilst touring around the South (one night is really not long enough!), or for four or more nights and using it as a base, Jardins de Skoura is an absolute must when visiting Southern Morocco.
Les Jardins de Skoura - Completely
Owned and run by the lovely Caroline Lecomte, Les Jardins de Skoura is, in our opinion, the true ‘Pearl of the South’. Arriving at Jardins de Skoura is like coming home after a long journey, and the welcome you will receive from the staff will warm your heart.
Approximately 2.5 km from the main road and town, the drive to the hotel is an interesting one, following a stony Piste marked with painted boulders through the huge Palm groves, crossing the riverbed and passing many Kasbah’s both in use and in ruins – the journey in itself will give you something to write home about!
The hotel is built in the style of a Kasbah, surrounded by pise walls (reinforced mud). It has large, beautiful gardens filled with olive, fig, pomegranate and apricot trees, colourful plants and shrubs, vegetables and herbs, stony little pathways weaving through the plants, small lawn areas with deck chairs and several hammocks strung in the shade between the trees.
Comfortable sun beds surround the gorgeous pool, and there is a Berber tent with rugs and cushions for relaxing out of the sun. The roof terraces have amazing views over the palm groves, and the patio area near the main building is perfect for al fresco dining. There is also a comfortable dining room with roaring fire should the evenings be too chilly to eat outside.
The hotel has donkeys, tortoises, cats and dogs, all of which are very friendly. When I stayed there last, we went for a walk in the Palm Groves and were given one of the dogs – Dissi (meaning ‘from this place’ in Berber) as our guide. We had a wonderful time exploring ruined Kasbahs and wandering through the palm trees, and Dissi was marvellous – waiting patiently as we dawdled behind, and coming to find us when we went the wrong way. His patience sadly did not last after our forth deviation from his chosen route, and we were left to find our own way back. Dissi was waiting for us outside the hotel, and bounded up to greet us with his tail wagging madly as if we were long lost friends!Show/Hide full description
- 8 en-suite rooms and suites with air-conditioning and heating - suites have a fireplace
- Terraces and roof terraces
- Dining room
- Boutique selling wonderful handcrafts and Argan oil beauty products
- 10 minutes from the main town of Skoura
- 45 minute from Ouarzazate airport
The following activities are available on request.
- Horse riding (Equestrian centre – 30 km)
- VTT (mountain bike) riding
- 4x4 excursions
Full day excursions by private taxi with English speaking driver – lunch / picnic not included in the price
- Dades Gorge by main road 1000 dirhams
- Ouarzazate & Ait Ben Haddou 1000 dirhams
- Agdz & Tamnougalt (Draa Valley) 1000 dirhams
- 4 x 4 Dades Gorge & rose valley 1400 dirhams (with a trek in the mountains)
Please book and pay for the above activities and excursions direct with the hotel. If you are only staying a short time, then please ask us to book these for you in advance of your stay.
There are five rooms and three suites, all individually decorated in Berber styles, with wall hangings, colourful rugs and cushions, Moroccan lamps and lanterns, hand crafted furniture and comfy beds. The rooms are a really good size, and the main difference between the rooms and suites is that the suites have an open fireplace. All have individually controlled air-conditioning and heating. The en-suite bathrooms have Tadelakt walls and shower, (traditional polished plaster), hammered-copper or Tadelakt basins, and are well stocked with the wonderful Argan oil products sold in the shop.
Serving delicious Moroccan and Mediterranean cuisine, breakfast and dinner are included. A packed lunch can be provided if you would like to go for an excursion or a days walking in the Palmeraie. Lunch is not usually served at the hotel, but if you let them know in advance they will prepare something freshly for you.
Les Jardins de Skoura – standard room – Half board basis
The price shown above is based on two people sharing a standard room, and includes airport transfers on arrival and departure.
Suite for 2 people: Supplement FROM £15 per person per night
SPECIAL OFFER: Reduced rates for stays of 4 or more nights between 11 July and 10 September - please ask for a quotation.
- Single occupancy prices are available upon request.
- Extra bed prices are available on request
- Minimum stay of 2 nights over new year.
HOTEL CLOSED DATES:
Les Jardins des Skoura will be closed for holidays or refurbishment work during the following dates:
- 24th June to 15th July
- 27th August to 7th September
- 26 November to 16th December
Please note that the Jardins de Skoura does not accept credit cards