The Guest House
Guest House “CASA TAOS” is the creation of the renowned architect Abderrahim CHARAÏ, winner of the “Aga Khan Award For Architecture (AKAA)”. The remarkable structure pays homage to the Arab-Andalusian style by combining natural materials, such as, Tadelakt for walls, talaouh (mixture of lime and straw) for facades, cedar wood for the doors and windows and briquettes terracotta to dress the pillars of the house. CASA TAOS was built and decorated with the hope of reflecting on mans´continual expression of discovery of the self, via art. The soul of the villa is a tip of the hat to traditional and contemporary creativity, from the four corners of the world. Its desire is to blend said tradition and love of art, with comfort.
Casa Taos has seven charming Suites adorned with some of the latest vogues within the local art scene. Owners Karima and Hicham have also fused their collection of paintings and quirky objects from their many distant travels, thus creating, a personalized touch.
The Restaurant « El GECKO », invites guests to rediscover the lost art of seating at the table with family or friends and enjoying excellent Cuisine . The seasonal meals are created, using primarily ingredients, from our farm and vegetable garden
The Fireplace Lounge: With drink in hand and a roaring fire, our guests can sift through our collection of Art books, or just sit back and relax.
The Arab-Andalusian Patio With the trickle from the water fountain and the scented orange of the trees, the patio is the perfect retreat from the chaos of daily life. Relax and enjoy mint tea….
Pool: A 16x8m pool surrounded by loungers and hamacs. Children can safely enjoy themselves in the small basin adapted to their needs.
The Landscape: 3 acres of land and fruit trees; olive, orange, quince, lemon, jujube, all contributing to our menu.
The Vegetable Garden: 1 hectare of organic vegetables and herbs, picked fresh, every morning, by the Chef.
The Orchard: A beautiful 4 hectare peach orchard. Guests are welcome to participate in the annual handpick.