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“Restful next to the Dunes” 5 of 5 stars
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Dar El Janoub
3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   Village Hassi-Lbied | BP:22 Merzouga, Merzouga, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #5 of 57 Merzouga B&B and Inns
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“Restful next to the Dunes”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2008

They call it Errachida, but to me it is Merzouga. The last couple of miles was rough driving but could be done (very carefully) with a passenger car. We had a 4WD, but I had driven on worst roads in Africa without 4x4.

We decided to splurge on two nights next to the Dunes and rented a suite. It was very spacious, hot and cold water and room controlled A/C or heat (we were grateful for the heat). The décor is warm and very comfy. The private terrace opened right to the dunes. Great opportunity to watch the stars of the Sahara skies without light pollution at night and smoke a pipe with Bourbon in the other hand… Everybody was very friendly. The food is mixed blessing: breakfast is great, dinner is very forgettable. The staff is reluctant to feed the open fireplace, saving minded I guess.

The place is immaculate. The bathroom is spacious and everything functions well. The little pool is nice, but not very practical in late November. By the way, they are open 12 months, no summer or winter shutdown.

  • Liked — The view of the Dunes and the comforts of the suite
  • Disliked — Dinner
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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dareljanoub, Responsable réception at Dar El Janoub, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
Firstly ,thank you so much for taking the time to leave your great feedback following your stay with us at The Dareljanoub Hotel. I was delighted that we met your expecations and I do hope that you enjoyed your holiday abroad. I have passed on your kind words to the team . Please do visit us again in the near future.
My kindest regards,
Rachid Berhi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2007

Right out of your room you walk on the sand of awesome desert dunes.
At the hotel reception they say this little touareg style hotel came out from the crazy mind of Rico, an italian who at 50 "found himself", looking at the stars while sitting on the Merzouga dunes.
Room price is very reasonable (50-60 euros) for the cleanliness, service and quality you will get.
The sourroundings are some of the best and wildest landscapes I have seen in Morocco.
A must go.

  • Liked — awesome location, cleanliness, price-quality
  • Disliked — no internet
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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dareljanoub, Responsable réception at Dar El Janoub, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
Firstly ,thank you so much for taking the time to leave your great feedback following your stay with us at The Dareljanoub Hotel. I was delighted that we met your expecations and I do hope that you enjoyed your holiday abroad. I have passed on your kind words to the team . Please do visit us again in the near future.
My kindest regards,
Rachid Berhi
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Additional Information about Dar El Janoub

Address: Village Hassi-Lbied | BP:22 Merzouga, Merzouga, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Meknes-Tafilalet Region > Merzouga
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 57 B&Bs / Inns in Merzouga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Dar El Janoub 3*
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