Palais Salam Taroudant30.472909927368164, -8.871319770812988
According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as Best Luxury Hotels in Morocco
The unique Palais Salam Hotel offers a beautiful accommodation in the center of Taroudant.
The property is set 10 minutes' walk of the city center. Such tourist places as city walls and a mosque are fairly close by.
Palais Salam Hotel is placed within a 60-minute drive from Agadir Almassira airport.
Rooms of Palais Salam Hotel are appointed with satellite TV, climate control, a safe, a patio and a telephone.
Eat & Drink
The onsite restaurant specializes in Moroccan cuisine. Hotel Taroudant serve a selection of meals within 250 meters from the venue.
The hotel offers currency exchange and a safety deposit box and such services as laundry and room service.
The on-site steam baths and hammam will meet all guests' expectations.
Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.
Private parking is possible on site for free.
Number of rooms: 120.
Free Wi-Fi in rooms
Free on-site car park
Poolside snack bar
Outdoor heated swimming pool
Sports & Fitness
- Fitness centre
- Mountain biking
- Room service
- Bicycle rental
- Dry cleaning
- Doctor on call
- Shops/Commercial services
- Bell staff/Porter
- Continental breakfast
- Restaurant buffet
- Poolside snack bar
- Business centre
- Meeting/ Banquet facilities
- Kids club
Spa & Leisure
- Outdoor heated swimming pool
- Beach access
- Beach umbrellas
- Sun loungers
- Night club
- Sun terrace
- Garden area
- BBQ facilities
- Free Wi-Fi in rooms
- Air conditioning
- VIP room facilities
- In-room safe
- Rollaway beds
- Hair dryer on request
- Down comforter
- Cable/ Satellite television
- Paid films
- AM/FM alarm clock
Rooms and availability
1 Double bed1 Double bed, 1 Single bed
In the Room
2 Single beds or 1 Double bed2 Single beds or 1 Double bed, 1 Single bed, Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
In the Room
1 Single bed
1 Single bed1 Single bed, 1 Double bed, Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
In the Room
1 Single bed
Rating by category:
An hotel in its death throes
In general: I have stayed at Palais Salam many times over the last four or five years and every time the quality of every aspect of the hotel has fallen. My latest visit at the begining of July 2017 was no different, except that now, in my opinion the hotel really does not deserve to remain open. I arrived and the same faces appeared. The gardien of the car park, the porter, the manage all of whom knew me and were pleasant enough. However the first problem did not take too long to appear, the air conditioning in my room was pumping out hot air when the temperature was 35C. I called reception and after a couple of visits from the handy man it was just about OK. I started to look round the public areas and to my horror I found that both swimming pools were full of green festering water. It didn't particularly bother me as I don't use pools, but the impression created was not good. A couple of workers appeared over the next few days to try to resolve the problem with the pool beneath my balcony, but I still wouldn't have used it, as the water was still very green and the local pigeon population used the shallow end for their morning ablutions. The larger pool was ignored for a couple of days, then drained and left empty. A good reason to stay at Palais Salam is the availability of beer and wine - not this time however, the cellar was dry, as I suspect a supplier had not been paid. The food at the hotel though never brilliant was usually OK but this time almost non existent. At dinner I asked for the menu and told there was not one. I was offered one starter, one main course, no choice. The following evenings almost exactly the same food appeared, no choice at all. If there is one thing to be aware of in Morocco it is the lack of hot water for showers, but, even after complaining several times I had no hot water for eight days. I am someone who needs to work electronically from time to time, so an hotel with wi fi is particularly useful, and was a reason to stay at Palais Salam. Not this time, and I couldn't even summon up the energy to complain and I knew it would be futile. The general cleanliness of the hotel was very poor as I discovered after being severely bitten night after night, and the pigeon poo around the terraces was awful. It was towards the end of my stay ( I left two days early ) that rubbish from the hotel started to appear outside by the entrance. I knew this because I spotted items from my bedroom waste paper basket in the heap - again I suggest a bill hadn't been paid. During my visit of eight days, I was for the most part the only guest in an hotel of over 200 rooms, which should give an indication of the opinion of the travelling public!
The hotel stuff spoke perfect English. The atmosphere is very good.
Breakfast was not good. Poor choice and poor quality. The pool was not very clean. Definitely not matching the price.
Reception spoke excellent English. Food and drinks good value. Room was clean with nice biscuits.
No towels by the pool (and room a long way away to go back for them when wet and cold). Hotel very faded and sorely in need of renovation (great potential if re-painted and luxed-up). Soap/shampoo in bathrooms very cheap and not very nice. No hairdryer.
weliked the old palace and the fountains
after the first night, the staff showed us that thare was heat, after all.
I stayed in this hotel ten years ago and recommended it to my husband. The gardens and locatio n are very good.
The hotel has the feel of faded grandeur. It obviously used to be seen as a very high quality hotel but now it feels as if more investment should be made into it.The food is not as good as it could be - I recommend that a few items should be classified as traditional Moroccan (with lots of spices) that guests can choose if they wish because the food we had was very bland and disappointing.
We flew into Agadir Airport and found it preferable to stay at Taroudant as it's easier to drive there than into Agadir at the start and end of our longer trip around Southern Morocco. We stayed here for 2 nights in Jan 2012; we had stayed here before in 2006 and by coincidence were given the same room 112 in the garden area of the old palace. The room was huge and typically Moroccan with high painted ceilings, small shuttered windows and tiled floors, in fact more like an apartment with separate bedroom, dining area, sitting area with TV and two, yes two, bathrooms.There are 2 TVs and 2 modern aircon/heaters which work well The staff were very helpful and friendly. We ate in the hotel one night and the full set meal was good value at 150 Dh for 4 courses. Breakfast is typical Moroccan buffet - juice, coffee/tea, lots of bread and cakes with jam, boiled eggs and thin cheese slices, with the option of ordering extras. The grounds are in palatial semi tropical gardens with pools and fountains. There are 2 swimming pools and a bar where you can get beer and wine (not always available in Moroccan hotels). It is however a hotel of 2 parts, there is a newer part with what look to be more modern type hotel rooms, they are thoroughly integrated with the old part, still within the walls of the old Kasbah. Highly recommended if you are in this price range.
My wife and I have stayed at the Palais Salam several times over the past 10 years. We like it for its character and setting, it is based on a fomer pacha's palace and is located within the city walls of the kasbah of Taroudant and has palm and banana trees, beautiful gardens with a pool and fountains which make it a lovely place to sit quietly after the heat and dust of the town. By choice we have stayed in the original part of the hotel, rather than the modern additions and cannot comment on the latter. Many people would find the old part shabby; it is not an international standard modern luxury hotel.
Compared with past visits, the general standard of the hotel and the atmosphere has in our view declined as it has become dependent on short stays by tour groups. There is a sense of neglect about it although individual members of staff were still welcoming and attentive. Two specific points where we thought the hotel standards had slipped were the low quality of toileteries supplied and the low standard of the breakfast buffer, compared with comparable hotels, and some consideranbly cheaper hotels, in which we stayed.