Review of Residence Riad Maryam Taroudant, Morocco

Residence Riad Maryam is the first riad to have opened in Taroudant and has a proved a popular choice with tourists. The family-run guesthouse is ideally located in the centre of town, just off Avenue Mohammed V.

There are four spotless and comfortable smallish rooms and a suite set around a lovely patio garden full of trees and birdsong. The décor is slightly disappointing and not exactly tasteful or kitsch, but the place is well-run by a charming couple who are always on hand to help.

The biggest draw of Riad Maryam is the food, which regularly makes the pages of French gourmet magazine Saveurs. The set menu – at 150dh – is a must and even if you’re not staying here it’s well worth to drop in to put an order!