Reviews

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Jane, our founder, on the Atlantic Coast in the Souss Massa National Park

Here are some of the things that authors and clients have said about us – the highlights that are consistently reported are exceptionally high quality food, experiences and staff (and the lovely atmosphere that they create).

We have been awarded the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence each year, and are mostly ranked number one with them. Here is a link to our Trip Advisor Reviews.

Trip Advisor Reviews

 “An amazingly memorable week, heaving in beautiful memories!!”

“What a wonderful place to experience a real touch of Moroccan life – we quickly were introduced into the culture where we met the people in the local villages, saw how they were supported in their work, experienced their fun and humour. The trips out were brilliantly insightful and very well led by our guides. Food was scrummy and healthy, accommodation very comfortable too. ”   March 2016

“Unforgettable and unique holiday experience”

“It was one of the best holidays of my life…can’t say much more than that!
The staff were all lovely, helpful, thoughtful and kind. The food was delicious and varied.
the day trips were very interesting and provided an opportunity to meet Berber people in small villages and support various sustainable projects linked with the guesthouse.
The guesthouse is a fine example of how Eco tourism can work, but even more than that … the staff create an atmosphere which is so welcoming and restful that along with the singing…it was perfect as a warm and sunny break to nourish the soul!”      March 2016

 “Wonderful beyond words”

“La Maison Anglaise has many effusive reviews and it does not fail to live up to them. Our week there was truly wonderful beyond words. The house is very comfortable and clean, the food is incredible – some of the best vegetarian food I have ever eaten , the staff are really lovely – friendly and helpful and there is great attention to detail. The excursions are not to be missed and provided an authentic Moroccan experience. I can’t recommend it too highly!”    March 2016

“Weeklong hug”

“My week here was a wonderful experience. I was part of a circle dance group and we were all looked after so well. Highlights were the Feast of the Senses, walking in the High Atlas mountains, visiting the Berber villages and the Berber women’s band. I am still there in spirit and intend to return. All the staff were so kind, the food was fantastic and I even managed to learn a few words of Arabic.”    March 2016

Guidebook Reviews

“If only there were more places like this, a medina house run by locals offering a rare glimpse into Moroccan life. They offer skilled guides, exciting cultural experiences and delicious Moroccan meals.” A Sattin 2009, Lonely Planet

“This excellent guest house is a genuinely inviting place to stay. Rooms are clean, bright and homely, and the communal dining room (where first-rate meals are served) has dozens of maps of the area (into which a number of excursions, treks and wildlife-themed forays are offered by the staff here). Hassle free, clued up and committed to sustainable tourism, these guys know what they are doing and do it well.” Sam Le Quesne 2008, Time Out: Perfect Places to Stay, Eat and Explore

…… used to be a family home and still feels like one; such is the happy and busy atmosphere that prevails throughout. Tiled throughout, the rooms are all furnished simply yet elegantly…. Twin, rooftop terraces are good spots to enjoy ………superb home-cooked Moroccan meals that some diners rate as the best in Taroudant.” D Humphreys 2010, Frommer’s Guide

Customer Service

“Thanks, Jane, for speedy response and for the very comprehensive pre-visit information – puts lots of other travel organisations to shame!   Louise Lister June 2016

Guest Reviews

“What a special and wonderful experience to spend time at La Maison Anglaise; to discover the bustling life of Taroudant and above all to meet the exceptional team of staff who render a stay at the guest house extraordinary when it comes to warmth, hospitality, friendliness, availability and professionalism. My two weeks in Taroudant was eye-opening and thought-provoking on many different levels.: I took advantage of certain of the excursions and cultural activities and also went my own independent way. You deserve all the compliments and rewards for all that you have accomplished in Morocco and all that you continue to accomplish thanks to all the admirable links that you have put in place.” Naomi Montague 2014

“…an amazing week at La Maison Anglaise ; what a fabulous set-up you have there! I want to congratulate you on the guest house and your organisation; everything was very well done and the staff both efficient and welcoming. I particularly loved seeing ‘real’ Morocco and felt privileged to visit local people’s homes and businesses. You are doing such good work there with your projects – very inspiring” S Rose 2014

“The whole holiday was just great. The accommodation was excellent. The meals I will never forget -the best ever. The staff and guides all such a happy bunch. It all sounds too perfect but it is true.
Many thanks.” Ivor Thomas 2014

“We had a fantastic trip and many many thanks for all the toing and froing of emails that went on beforehand to ensure that it all worked out on the day!! Everything went amazingly well, everyone again loved the house in Taroudant and the staff were so helpful and won many friends with their cheerful smiles, ability to respond to any request, their ability to cook such amazing food for a whole week — not a single complaint from a party of Brits is quite something.” D Patterson 2013

“We loved Taroudant and enjoyed wandering around soaking up the atmosphere. The programme all worked extremely well and we enjoyed both the bee related experiences and the general cultural ones. It was such a privilege to visit the Berber villages and to be invited to eat in people’s homes. We also appreciated learning about some of the projects you support.” Janet Clements 2013

“We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday in Taroudant – it was one of the best holidays I’ve ever experienced and a wonderful introduction to Moroccan culture.” Dot Bell 2013

“The people you have over there, without exception, are very special and lovely people. I had the feeling at times that I was not in simply a guest-house, rather a spiritual community; such was the gentleness, willingness and friendliness of all of them. Warmly informal and very effective. and such a great sense of humour! The food was gorgeous. Dounia’s trip to the villages was both moving and inspiring – as is Dounia herself.” Andrew Mullis 2010

“I’m still feeling “homesick” for La Maison Anglaise, all the lovely staff and the wonderful experiences I had. I had never been out of Europe before and this was a great way to be introduced to Moroccan culture – I always felt there were people around who could give me helpful and accurate information if I needed it, whether yourself or one of the staff, who were all so friendly and patient” Val Hall 2013

I had a fantastic holiday and have been singing the praises to one and all. It is the perfect holiday for a person who is traveling alone.The staff were nurturing, the group interesting and inclusive.I loved not being in a touristy area. The food was excellent and Louise a lovely and gentle leader. S Salts Nov 2016, Art Holiday participant.

“I wanted to thank you once again for the wonderful week. I found it a real privilege to be in Morocco with such a dedicated team who care for the country and people so deeply. If only the whole world could operate like that!” V Austin 2013

“We have really felt the warmth of the people here in Morocco and your helping hands along the way have really helped smooth our journey and has been the icing on the cake..” Jo Robins 2013

“The staff treated us like family, and the two days out we had with guides was great fun. We asked for a change in the first days hike, and Said was completely open to the idea. The second day’s visit to the Berber villages was an inspiration. How gratifying it was to see that some of the costs of our trip were being used to fund several community projects. I was very impressed.” Ed Burke 2011

“I cannot praise the staff highly enough for their care and attention, the superb food, the beautiful roof terrace, the rooms all so lovingly furnished and your organisation of the most wonderful trips on offer.. We all came to love the staff and to see the staff dancing to the Berber music was a joy. For a group holiday it was excellent, the house became like a real home and we all felt we had had a Moroccan experience which was so much better than staying in a hotel with other tourists.” L Waugh 2012

“Thank you from Vicki and myself for the most wonderful holiday and for your hard work in making it so. I do so hope there is an opporunity to repeat the Moroccan experience. Put my name down immediately. Many, many thanks again.” M Ashworth 2012

Educational Visits

“The students were thrilled with their experience and left Morocco with a sense of awe and amazement. The guest house was fabulous! The staff could not do enough for us – ever so accommodating – even to a bunch of loud teenagers. The students said it was the best food they had ever tasted, and loved the cookery lesson too. The day trips out were brilliant – we felt like we had a real adventure, and the knowledge of the guides was excellent – the students really felt like they were experiencing the true nature of the people and their culture. All of the trips fitted in very nicely with our curriculum studies and the superb knowledge of the guides really enhanced it. We have some fantastic memories of an incredible trip. I really can’t tell you how thrilled we were with everything.” S Chadwick 2011

“The guys loved learning how to make bread, going to the local market to purchase supplies, drinking mint tea and special Moroccan cookies, getting henna tattoos and our horse drawn carriage ride.. The best part was seeing that all of the staff truly love what they do and wanted to share what they love about Moroccan with us. That energy easily spread to my entire group of 11 travellers and 4 staff members- created a wonderful atmosphere and left us leaving Taroudant smiling. On reflection of our 9 day cruise – Taroudant. and our day’s experience at the guest house is without a doubt the highlight.” S Bauer 2010, the leader of a group of autistic children who spent the day with us.