By Tom Allin
We woke with a planned drive from Tafraout to Taroudant by way of Tazalaght, Imitek, Tata, and Igherm. However, about 30 minutes outside of Tata Nancy suggested we stop in Tata for the evening. I immediately agreed, our long drives do tire one out.
Nancy grabbed the Lonely Planet Morocco book and looked for lodging in Tata. We decided on a place with so-so reviews but a bar. As we drove into town, I pulled over to see if we could get the internet and google maps – No. But Nancy sees a sign for the hotel we want, damn good luck. I drive a hundred feet, make a left and pull into the hotel unloading area – looks dead. It is closed. Nancy and I agree on hotel #2 which I had seen a sign for as we drove into Tata – it’s closed. As we drive through town, we see the Lonely Planet’s 3rd and last hotel. It’s open and we get a room. What can I say, I think we have had worse and Nancy’s not sure. Price is $31/night and no breakfast but a restaurant that serves beer.