Sawadi, charming ecolodge in southern Morocco

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Sawadi is a guesthouse with the comfort of a riad, located at the heart of one of the most beautiful palm grove of Morocco, at 40km from Ouarzazate and 15km from the Atlas foothills. Sawadi is above all an ecolodge. Everything was studied to reduce the impact on the environment. The traditional architectural style kasbah in the are built with materials taken on the spot, we produce our washing liquid with natural products to avoid using devastating detergents and we generalized the use of LED to reduce our energy consumption.

Sawadi's area is 4ha, flowered, filled with date palms, pomegranates, apple trees, pear trees, peach trees, vineyard and fig trees. A little more than 3ha are dedicated to the activities of the ecological farm. It supplies our restaurant with fresh products : meat, vegetables, fruits, eggs, olive oil, jams and yoghurts.

Only 20% of the domain is used for the hotel infrastructures. To protect the tranquility and privacy of our hosts, the area is completely closed and rooms are distributed on the whole hotel zone. We are 7km from the village, no noise comes to perturb the peace of mind of the ecolodge. There is no dust either, customers exclusively enjoy the swimming pool, the restaurant with its magnificent shaded terrace and the SPA (hammam and massages).

A big panoramic terrace, out of sight, serves as a solarium. At night, the place is ideal to admire the impressive starry vault away from any artificial lighting.


1. The hotel area: area where are located the various kasbahs, the restaurants and the lounges, the swimming pool, the hammam, the playground.
2. The orchard and the garden : area where vegetables, flowers and fruit trees are in profusion.
3. The house of the farm : traditionnal house without heating nor air conditionning where Catherine and Philippe live.
4. The farm : the habitat of hens, sheeps, goats, ducks, guinea fowls, rabbits, donkeys, cows...
5. The olive grove : area where are essentially planted olive trees, palm trees and fruit trees, as well as lucerne plantings on the ground.

 

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Sawadi Village

The SPA, the big panoramic terrace, the swimming pool, the playground form Sawadi's village main square. Rooms, suites and panoramic suites are allocated around this central square. (see the domain...

The four seasons in Sawadi

Wether it be spring, summer, fall or winter, each season allows you to enjoy your stay at Sawadi...

The beehives

L'apis mellifera sahariensis This bee is different from its north neighbour, the Tell bee. This one is tougher (it is adapted to the desert temperature contrast), it is a better...

The farm

What we love about our first time in Sawadi was the chance of creating a real farm. A farm like the one we had dreamed about, with lots of animals...

The olive grove

In the Maghreb, the oasis are known for their biodiversity wealth : species diversity since we find 3 types of cultivation : date palms, fruits trees and herbaceous farming (vegetables...

Our house

Since 2011, we have a house. For 5 years, we lived 8m from the office, in a small 2 rooms appartment. We have equipped the house simply in the middle...