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Kasbah Hotel Xaluca Arfoud
Ranked #1 of 13 Hotels in Erfoud
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 23 April 2014

In the middle of practically nowhere, this hotel appeared. We were greeted with Moroccan music and dancers and mint tea. The inner part of this hotel was like an oasis, a beautiful pool in the center with the buildings around it. The rooms were rustic and decorated as if you were staying in the desert. The shower was huge. Plenty of sitting room, and comfortable beds. The dinner buffet was absolutely wonderful, and the breakfast buffet delicious and bountiful with custom omelets. We even said hello to the resident camels in the front of the property. They had a nice gift shop off the lobby. This was a great place. Kudos Gate1.

Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

Unfortunately we had only one night here as this was, by far, the best hotel on our Gate 1 tour. A lovely setting in the middle of no where. Beautiful pool, lots of places to curl up around the pool, outside music at night during happy hour...... Dinner there (I don't think there's anyplace close so you must eat dinner here) was very good as was the included breakfast. Our room was exquisite...I even took pictures. Big bathroom and a big bedroom with two beds and two sofas. I wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

The Xaluca Erfoud was our first Xaluca brand experience. The architectural style of a Kasbah was a novelty and the pool was a welcome feature. The place is quite large with two story blocks of guest wings with pleasant central courtyards and dark cool corridors off to the rooms. The guest room was spacious with a room for the main bedroom, a lounge area with couch and table. There were ample power points for recharging gadgets. The bathroom had a large separate shower and spa bath (which did not work) and separate toilet.
The trick to doing traditional Kasbah décor in Morocco is to make it clean in order to not interact too closely with the rough natural finishes. This room achieved this trick nicely.
The pool was pleasant and there were a good range of seating and lounging options. The pool was a welcome relief after a long day if dusty driving across the desert. We noticed that the pool bar staff seemed to give the impression that they were either bored of puzzled, or both. One needed to approach the staff for drink orders and any other attention, which was a pity as the pool experience could be made much more pleasant. The pool toilets were filthy and ignored, which didn’t lift the mood.
The hotel seems to take a lot of group bookings, which it copes with well in the room area, but the dining experience seemed busy and unpleasant. We discovered the Xaluca buffet, the food was piled high and generous, but tasted bland and stale, a feat repeated quite identically at the next Xaluca Kasbah we stayed at. One waitress called Amy attended to us very nicely, but I imagine once the Spanish group tourists hit the buffet, any service would be stretched thin.
So, at the end of the day, and a long hot day it was, you are pleased to be at the Xaluca Arfoud. The pool is nice, the rooms clean and spacious, but the food average and the service patchy

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Thank DiboTraveller
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Reviewed 19 April 2014

We stayed here on a tour on the way to ride camels in the dunes. Xaluca, a big company, also had the camels and luxury tents where we stayed at the dunes. This is a nicely designed and very nicely decorated resort-like setting. Indoor and outdoor pools. Well-lit and beautiful at night. The buffet is just too good. Huge variety, everything tasty. Great desserts. Room very cute. Turns out you can walk up a flight of stairs and watch the stars from the roof. They have some excellent local musicians playing around the pool at night. This was a great place I'd love to go back to.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Jing K
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Reviewed 18 April 2014 via mobile

Booked through a tour company and specifically requested gluten free meals. The meals are buffet style. I asked one of the waitress if and of their good was gluten free and she said yes and then walked away. We asked a second one and found selection limited. At breakfast same thing. We asked the waitress and she asked a male working their. He said not really. Our choices were a fried egg or omelette which turned out to be runny. Our room was not clean there were creases on the pillow case where someone had slept. The table was sticky and you could see spots where things were spilled. Loved our experience in Morocco until we got here!

  • Stayed: April 2014
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1  Thank Sherrycht
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Reviewed 28 March 2014

Large resort with indoor and outdoor pools. Unused, somewhat ragged miniature golf on roof of indoor pool building. Rooms large. Comfy seating. Oranges waiting for you on the coffee table. Old TV but I didn’t use it anyway. Open shower plan was a little chilly. Limited bathroom vanity space to place toiletries. No coffee or tea making facilities in room. Sketchy wifi in room. Frig w/water. Like others reviewers suggested, have a flashlight ready to get into your room at night. The switch to turn on the corridor light didn’t work for me. Doors lock from inside with your key. Pay attention to room number directional signs or you may lose your way. Lounge/bar very nice, and accessible from pool. Don’t miss the camels by the front road gate. Great photo op. Lots of food at buffet dinner and breakfast. Please see all my photos for more room details. If you found my review helpful, please click on “yes.” Thanks.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled solo
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3  Thank kitchenchemist
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Reviewed 16 March 2014

We were here as part of an Experience It tour a couple of years ago. The only complaint about this place has been mentioned by others-hotels with buffets are usually pretty bland, and that applied to this hotel. But it was certainly 'fine', but in Morocco we had been used to fantastic, even at a cafeteria style restaurant in Marrakesh. But thats the only bad thing about the place.

The rooms, as mentioned, are incredible. What I liked most about this hotel is that it really is a 'resort', where you can walk around and really feel at home. The outside pool was too cold in January, but the indoor pool was incredible. We spent a long time in there. There were men with camels walking around after dark, which was really cool. The restaurant ambience was very pleasant, but again, not great food, except for breakfast.

The rooms are like little cottages in an alcove, which really made you feel like you were 'away from it all'. At night you could walk around the perimeter of the resort and look at the stars and the desert, and all the time feel quite safe. We preferred riads in our travels, but this was definitely a nice resort, and after a long time travelling, the pool was a very welcome addition.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Mike A
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Additional Information about Kasbah Hotel Xaluca Arfoud

Address: Km 5 Route d'Arfoud a Errachidia, B.P. 205, Erfoud 52200, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Meknes-Tafilalet Region > Erfoud
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 13 Hotels in Erfoud
Price Range: £68 - £114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kasbah Hotel Xaluca Arfoud 4*
Number of rooms: 152
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Spa & Wellness in the door of the desert. Kasbah Hotel Xaluca is located in Arfoud, a city known as "the Door to the Desert." The Kasbah is listed as unique in Morocco due to its distinctive characteristics. It was built with adobes, the traditional Moroccan building bricks, and it is a perfect place to relax and enjoy the moment. Kasbah Hotel Xaluca Arfoud offers 137 spacious rooms decorated with regional materials, as well as 7 bungalows. It combines tradition with modern amenities, where installations are adapted to the stringiest standards. It is a fantastic place, situated among the dunes and palms, where you will be able to enjoy unique emotions. The team at Kasbah Hotel Xaluca Arfoud will make your stay unforgettable. ... more   less 
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