We did not stay in the hotel itself but had booked the camel trek with overnight stay in the desert camp and it was an unforgettable experience. We securely stored our luggage in the hotel and only brought the things we needed for the trek in small backpacks. The camels were very well kept and in great shape. The trek itself was very enjoyable and just before we arrived at the camp we stopped and climbed to the top of the dunes to watch the sunset. It was amazing and we got to take some beautiful pictures. When we arrived in the camp we had a bit of time to kill until dinner which we spent drinking mint tea and getting to know the group. The food was nice and tasty and I was delighted that they also catered for myself and the other vegetarian in the group. After dinner we spent some time sitting around the camp fire chatting to our guides and asking them lots of serious and less serious questions about the camels, Bedouin life and the desert and its animals. We had spotted a lot of different animal prints around the camp earlier that evening and it was very interesting to learn which animals they belonged to. When we finally went to bed it was very chilly (yes the desert gets very cold at night in February even though the days are warm) so we were delighted we had thought of bringing our sleeping bags. However grateful I was for the warmth of my sleeping bag I heard from fellow campers the next morning that they had actually slept well enough under the blankets so don't panic if you can't bring a sleeping bag. We got up very early to catch the sunrise and it was absolutely amazing. Make sure you don't sleep in as watching the sun rise over the dunes and listening to the noise of the camels is definitely a once in a lifetime experience. After that there was more tea before it was time to leave the camp and head back to the hotel where we joined the other hotel guests for a very nice breakfast. If you are not a guest at Kasbah Mohayut the hotel lets you use one of the rooms so you can have a shower and relax for a while before you continue your journey. We stayed in the room for quite a while to shower and charge our mobile phones and nobody hassled us to leave the room at all which was great. The staff and the hotel itself were excellent and should we ever return to Morocco we would certainly stay here again. It was definitely one of my highlights of our trip around Morocco.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kasbah Mohayut welcomes you in a peaceful setting at the foothills of the high dunes of Merzouga. It is the perfect choice to combine relaxation, authenticity and adventure! The Kasbah offers spacious rooms and suites set around the swimming pool . Each room combines typical Moroccan features and modern facilities such as air conditioning.For your comfort, the hotel features a restaurant serving typical Berber specialities and terraces from which to admire the starry sky at night. During your stay, discover the magical atmosphere of the desert: the Kasbah has a bivouac in the desert, two hours away on dromedary's back. The hotel offers many day trip opportunities. Hotel has 20 rooms, and offer for all our guest free WIFI . ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kasbah Mohayut Merzouga
- Kasbah Mohayut Hotel Merzouga