La Maison Anglaise

Guesthouse in Taroudant

On a quiet street north of Taroudant's central hubbub, this Green Key–certified medina house makes a welcoming base run by a brilliant team of locals. As well as nine en-suite rooms, there is a kitchen for self-catering, a roof terrace with views of the High and Anti Atlas, and a small library. Meals get raves reviews from guests.

What really makes this British-owned option special is the staff, who help you get to grips with local culture, whether on their tours or by just pointing you in the right direction. As the name suggests, English is spoken. If you're keen to stay here, phone ahead to check there is room available as La Maison Anglaise is popular with groups. Evening meals are also available for nonguests (Dh110 to Dh130), but bookings need to be made by email ( at least one day prior.