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Riad Aicha

3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Hassi Labied, Merzouga, Morocco
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Ranked #22 of 55 Merzouga B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Arnhem, The Netherlands
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Riad Aicha for 2 nights when visiting the Sahara. It was superb. Ibrahim is such a nice host! If you prefere nice and quiet pensions, this one really is your cup of tea. Ibrahim arranged an excursion in a 4x4 for us, because I wasn't able to do a camel tour. In the afternoon he took us... More

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Rabe C, Public Relations Manager at Riad Aicha, responded to this review

We are pleased that you found superb hospitality at Riad Aicha. We pride ourselves in meeting each need that you have and stretching your knowledge of Morocco and our Quaint Village. Please come back and enjoy our cooking and restful atmosphere. More

Anchorage, Alaska, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

What a find! We booked a room in Riad Aicha to follow up on a 2-day/1-night camel tour in the Sahara. Based on our experience in other Riads, we had come to expect a clean room with professional service - but Riad Aicha is so much more. From the start, Ibrahim impressed us with his hospitality and general attitude. It... More

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Rabe C, Public Relations Manager at Riad Aicha, responded to this review

Sounds like you were fulfilled in many ways with your stay at our Family Run Riad. Your comment made us realize that you have an educated viewpoint with your travel experiences and we are so happy we lived up to your expectations. Enjoying the gardens of the first village nomad settlers is a unique landmark our small village can offer.... More

York, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Great place to spend some days in the desert. Excellent service and food, Rooms are great, you can get the real feel of the place and the people. We've spent a whole day on the terrace enjoying the sun and the view of the dunes. Just love it!!

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PRAicha, Public Relations Manager at Riad Aicha, responded to this review

Enjoying our Family run Riad allows us to manage the service, quality of the rooms and food, and the flexibility to make your needs our first priority. Please share your experience and bring others to the beautiful Dunes of the Sahara! More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

If you have to pick a place when you visit the desert defenetly this is what you are looking for ! The guys are super cool and kind , the road is beautiful and cosy bit cold at he beginning but as soon as they start the fireplace is cosy and warm! Here is when your journey Thrue the desert... More

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PRAicha, Public Relations Manager at Riad Aicha, responded to this review

You gracious words about your service and experience at Riad Aicha brings us great pleasure. We appreciate you taking the time to share your great time with others who read TripAdvisor. We are proud to have an excellent TripAdvisor rating for our past and soon to be guests from around the world. Happy New Year! And please come back! More

5 reviews 5 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

I was traveling on my own back in the spring when a friend recommended that I stay at the Riad Aicha. From the moment I arrived, I was treated like family. Not only were the facilities beautiful and in great condition, but everyone was so incredibly friendly! Hassan showed me around the area of the desert we were at and... More

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Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for one night after we had slept in the Sahara the night before. Said was an excellent host and a really nice man. He organized our overnight Berber trip in the desert as well as our camel trip. Hassan was also very helpful. Great rooftop terrace - make sure you have dinner up there one night!

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PRAicha, Public Relations Manager at Riad Aicha, responded to this review

We are pleased that you took the time to write and share your praises with your desert stay and night in the Riad. Please come visit us again when you need some relaxation. We would like to take you sight seeing to share our local culture in neighboring villages and our beautiful Sahara desert. More

Cork, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

After the never-ending bustle of the cities, and many days of travelling; Riad Aicha was a haven. The brothers made us feel very much at home: telling us about the region, the people, the language, and even bringing us to a music festival! Trekking into the desert by camel and sleeping beneath the stars amid the dunes in an Amazigh(Berber)... More

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PRAicha, Public Relations Manager at Riad Aicha, responded to this review

We appreciate your review and sharing your positive experience. We are thrilled that you enjoyed our desert camp as an unforgettable moment in your life. We are a Nomad family with our roots from the desert and sharing it's beauty is truly one of our greatest pleasures for our visitors. More

3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

The place is fantastic, rooms are confortable and nicely arranged. Breakfast on the terrace with the desert view is a must! The riad organizes desert trip and the owner is ready to assist you in any need. The Riad is easily reachabe by car, no 4x4 needed. Keep in mind that Merzouga is just a small village so if you... More

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PRAicha, Public Relations Manager at Riad Aicha, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your comments and helpful suggestions for future travelers. We share the family riad home, desert camp and hospitality in hope that you enjoyed your Berber stay and come again. More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Having traveled the long distance from Marrakech to Merzouga in one day to see the famous Sahara dunes, we were very tired on arrival. Our host, Abraham, was especially kind from check-in, to unexpectedly guiding us around the dunes at sunset, to providing our delicious dinner. He was on duty the next morning as well making sure we were taken... More

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PRAicha, Public Relations Manager at Riad Aicha, responded to this review

We are so delighted that you were able to experience the true Berber hospitality. We realize even in our small village you have a choice for where you spend the night and your vacation experience. Our goal is to make each guest feel like a five star tourist. Finding our room charge reasonable to be a surprise is one of... More

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013 via mobile

Most people tend to go to Merzouga, but just before Merzouga you can find this lovely village, cleaner and less touristic than Merzouga. The place to stay is Riad Aicha, run by a berber family, Ibrahim and Said are running this cosy riad, named after their beautiful mother Aicha. You will feel soon part of the family, Ibrahim and Said... More

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Additional Information about Riad Aicha

Address: Hassi Labied, Merzouga, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Meknes-Tafilalet Region > Merzouga
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 55 B&Bs / Inns in Merzouga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Riad Aicha 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Riad Aicha is located at the foot of the BIG Dune in the Sahara Desert, Merzouga, Morocco.The Riad offers several types of rooms in Moroccan decor each with their private bathroom. All bedrooms have their own controlled air conditioner inside their room.The riad is wireless and free to guests at any time. The breakfast,is served each morning and is included in the total room price. The Continental breakfast is made to order when you request it. Riad Aicha has a roof terrace which overlooks the dunes and a Berber-style lounge to relax in the evening. Meals can be eaten on the Roof terrace or inside in the dining lounge area along side the water fountain.Additional Moroccan Culture can be experienced by a Day Tour arranged at the Riad to the Sahara Dunes and Nomad Desert Camp. You can travel by Dromedary,or 4x4. This provides an additional opportunity to experience an adventurous play-day with Quads, Sand-boarding and Sand mashing. For those wanting to relax in the Desert, time can be spent with a campfire, Berber music with Drums, and an outstanding sunset. ... more   less 
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