After we came back from visiting the Todra gorge we were told that all other rooms were occupied so we checked in the room we've booked via booking.com. Presented as 'smart deal' we paid 79€ for a standard double room, breakfast included. But this turned out to be the most stupid deal we have ever made! The room was situated on the first floor of the main building (restaurant of auberge), very simple and small (there was no space for our luggage or clothes, just enough space for a small two person bed) and the ensuite bathroom was simple and outdated. In the evening there was no water to take a shower and the following morning just a little bit (luckily warm) water but not enough to shower.
After a nice breakfast we complained about the dissapointing room for the price we had to pay. They (reception) agreed that the price was high but couldn't do much about the price (because of admission for booking.com) except offering a discount on food and beverages.
In conclusion: a great place to stay, friendly staff, good food and entertainment (music) for those who love it, but DON'T book a standard room (first floor of auberge) because it appears that you can have great rooms in the sidebuilding for only 20€ more. The pictures of the standard room as showed on booking.com are misleading, however if you want to stay in a standard room, don't pay more than let's say 30€ (in the rough guides Morocco 2013 the standard double room is rated 230 dirham)!
We stayed here one night during our two week Honeymoon trip in Morocco. The auberge is situated on a fantastic location surrounded by mountains. A very quiet and peaceful spot from where you can start some wonderful hikes or walks!
The staff is sincerely friendly and helpful. When we arrived, the owner welcomed us and said that we've booked standard room via booking.com but that if we would wait there was a chance that we could get a cave room in the sidebuilding. So far so good.