Staying at Villa Zagora really does feel like you are the personal guest of Michele, the owner, in her private home. Whilst it is a guest-house, with 6 rooms and suites (and a Berber tent on the roof for those who want to sleep ‘outside’), the ambiance is so relaxed and inviting you will gladly want to outstay your reservation!

Michele’s beautiful Villa was one of the first guest-houses in Zagora, opened at a time when tourists ventured to Zagora for the ‘Sahara desert experience’, and didn’t journey any further South from there to the desert.

Constructed with pise (earth), as is typical of the South, the Villa’s interiors are spacious and cool (Michele uses shutters on the large windows, which are of course un-Moroccan) with simple, neutral furnishings. The Villa is also renowned for its kitchen, preparing wonderful fresh, wholesome Moroccan dishes. We also enjoyed the home-made preserves, made with fruit from the garden.

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The Villa team is managed by the genial Mohamed (in Michele’s absence), and his colleague, Moha, will be on hand to show you around and impress you with his flawless English. Berber hospitality in abundance. We particularly admire the lush garden, and variety of exotic flowers, which attract an array of birds.

Villa Zagora is a home from home, the perfect place to unwind and to enjoy the start of the Moroccan Sahara.

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